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lsusaint86
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
Yes it will be open to the public but it will cost you.
$100 green fee.

Love that damn course but I have a hard time believing any course around the area should cost that much unless it has more to offer (amenities, etc...).


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CoachChappy
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
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Yes it will be open to the public but it will cost you.
$100 green fee.

so it’ll be closed by August


Croacka
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it's tough but always in great condition



Fair enough but how do we know the same course you remember is the one reopening.

Will the condition be as good? Have they cared for the course since it closed?


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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
Yea and yea, the same superintendent, he never lost his job...... He posted the pic Net put in the opening post of the thread, which shows it’s in pretty damn good shape.
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CoachChappy
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Will the condition be as good? Have they cared for the course since it closed?


Image: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQwajW8wld8IUz4zzdNA27flhLwMm6qN9mMm7S9LGitPCh1JCu3


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lsu13lsu
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so it’ll be closed by August


Tons of tax deductions though!


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GeauxTigers0107
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
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Yes it will be open to the public but it will cost you.
$100 green fee.


Man I hope thats not the case. If they just priced it at 60 bucks they'd get all the play they wanted imo. I'll probably still go play it once in a blue moon but I just don't think the area will support that green fee.


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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
It’ll be around $60 for guest of members so no worries


ell_13
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
You gonna join?


Croacka
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
If our golf league puts it back in the rotation, that would probably be the only time I go play it.


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dpd901
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When people talk about it, no one mentions specific holes or course details.


1) Terrific starting hole that’s deceptively tough. The hazard that juts in makes you lay back or take on the fairway bunker. Steeply elevated green with trouble left and long. Tough par if you miss the green

2) very well designed short par 4, and a nice chance for birdie after a tough opening hole

3) another good scoring opportunity on a reachable Par-5. Not a particularly special hole, but it’s aesthetically pleasing and fun to play

4) one of the best par-3s in Louisiana, nice downhill elevation change over a pond.

5). Terrific hole... exteremtly long par-4 but fair... gives you a ton of strategic options off the tee, a 4 is basically a birdie here.

6) I hate this tee shot, especially in the wind. It’s just way too penal. Nice approach shot and good greensite.

7) ok par-5. Nothing special. The par 5s are probably this course’s weakness, except for 18
8) another good par 3. Similar to the 4th, but not quite as dramatic
9) This is another really solid Par-4. If you don’t hit a great T shot, you’re going to have a long iron in hand to a well guarded green

10) Good hole to start the next 9. Well placed T ball gives you a good shot at hitting the green
11) This is a tougher hole than you’d think standing on the tee. Gotta challenge the bunker on the corner to have a short club in.
12). Come on? Bland? This is a fantastic golf hole. Green site is reminiscent of 12 at Augusta.
13) I personally hate this hole, but it’s a very challenging par 5. If you can hit it long, it’s reachable. I’m usually hoping I hit it good enough off the tee to get it over the cross hazard on my second.
14) bland? Island green par 3 with a mid iron in the windiest spot on the course.
15) another great risk reward hole... nice chance for a birdie if you can sneak it between the bunker and the rough. Plenty of room to the left if you want to play it safe
16). This is a better hole than people give it credit for... Ive seen it driven down wind. Challenging green, even with a wedge approach
17) homage to the postage stamp at Royal Troon. This is a fantastic golf hole
18) come on? This is a great finisher. It was always fun to sit on the hill behind the green and heckle our groups coming in for the league championship.

So it’s got at least 12 really good golf holes. The best set of par-3’s unquestionably in the state, and the Par 4’s are really interesting and varied. Add in that’s I’ve never once seen it in less than fantastic shape (other than when the greens are punched).

It’s obvuously not Cypress Point, but we’re in Louisiana, not on the ocean or in the mountains.

State your case for a better publicly accessible golf course in South Louisiana...


ell_13
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
I never said it was a bad course or wasn’t fun to play. No reason to be the sensitive about it. I’m saying the course isn’t known for any of those things. It’s known for its location and how that has been the main factor in its failure as a premium course.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
Not the main factor at all. Lots of mistakes were made


TheMailman
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
Hopefully they redesign that dump before it opens.


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dpd901
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
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Not the main factor at all. Lots of mistakes were made


Agree the location is less than ideal. I think there were a couple of external factors that caused it not to work... first being John Brady’s untimely death. He would have developed the neighborhood and the retail alot faster. Like most golf developments that would have provided some more revenue to support the course. I have to believe he would have marketed it better as well. No one that’s tried to operate it since has any great passion for the game. To my knowledge, none of the Chouest baws even play. Then of course the oilfield tanking was another dagger to the heart.

I’m not being sensitive, but El’s comments in this thread have included “meh” and it’s “bland”. Neither of those are objectively true. Like I said, name a better public course in South Louisiana...


ell_13
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
Like what? How can it sustain its “great shape” at a price point that would bring in enough play from people willing to drive over an hour or more? And how can it be private with fewer than 50 members because no one wants to live there? You don’t have enough hardcore or even weekend golfers trying to get there hands on a place to live in Raceland. I get that there was more to it in terms of just bad management and decisions. Like that hideous cobblestone cart path they paid for rather than a real clubhouse which they ended up selling anyway.


ell_13
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The “meh” was just a troll. And I never called it bland. This is you being sensivitive.


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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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re: April of 2018, La Tour reopens
It was on the cusp of being self sustaining at one point

It’s 30 minutes from Metairie

Original owner dies, kids want nothing to do with it and jack real estate prices as oilfield starts tanking

New owners come in with terrible business plan and the oilfield tanking as they took it over


Most people couldn’t give a rats arse about a clubhouse
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Front9Bandit
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Like that hideous cobblestone cart path they paid for


Chouest owned the pavers and paving company, he had Mexicans sitting around on payroll doing nothing, the cart paths was horrible, so he made some new ones. I could give two fricks about a clubhouse honestly, my pet peeve will always be golf course conditions and I’ve never played LaTour since the day it opened that it hasn’t matched up to any golf course in the state condition wise. I don’t need a clubhouse more than what they have now, I don’t need a pool or tennis courts, I have all of that at the club close to my house and never use any of it except the bar and occasionally the restaurant.


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