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beauxkner
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Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
554 posts

Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
A good friend of mine was let go from Audubon Friday and while there hasn’t been any public announcement yet, internally the Audubon Institute is seriously considering the closure of the golf club.

The closure of the club, founded in 1898, would be permanent in order to create more green space for the park. Admittedly, I’m not much of an activist or Facebooker, but please consider joining the group and signing the petition. I also sent an email to the CEO of the Institute and his contact info is in the group.

I’m not a member, but live nearby and would hate to see the course close permanently. I’m sure many of you here feel the same.

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Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
21410 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
Hope it doesn't close. I enjoy playing that course.


StringMusic
LSU Fan
Metaire, LA
Member since Dec 2006
140 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
Agreed. Very disappointing if true. Great place to play a 3 hr round.

I hope the terminations are related to short term income drop and they will staff up again soon.

Years ago, before the layout was totally redone, a local pro gave me his opinion on one problem that existed —- pressure from a handful of local tree huggers who viewed the course as a waste of space. He thought that the old layout could have been improved by removing a few trees. Removing or even trimming trees was essentially impossible due to community pressure.


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Swagga
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This would be a real shame. Beautiful course in a beautiful area and they always maintain the course.


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BLIZZAKE7
Notre Dame Fan
BRLA
Member since Apr 2005
5829 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
would be a shame if this course closes


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Swagga
New Orleans Saints Fan
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I joined the Facebook group and passed it to others. Hopefully this gains some traction.


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Day Man
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1166 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
I agree closing the course would be terrible. There is no shortage of park space in the city for people to go hang out in.

I don't understand why it closed in the first place. I assume it was to limit the spread but there have been more people on the course since it closed than I have ever seen while it was open. So they've had no revenue and still had larger groups that are closer together than if they continued to allow golfers on.


patnuh
LSU Fan
South LA
Member since Sep 2005
3927 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
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There is no shortage of park space in the city for people to go hang out in.


Yep, we take our kid to the playground(before Covid) and there is a ton of room for people to picnic, yoga, frisbee and whatever else they may want to do with "green space."

I just started playing again and was planning to get the annual pass once it opened back up.


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lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8391 posts

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I’m not a member, but live nearby and would hate to see the course close permanently.


I hate to say it but you are the problem. Just like everyone who lives in a neighborhood or near a golf course and doesn't support it but wants it open.


namvet6566
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Stan Stopa was a very good Pro here



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BlastOff
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Member since Feb 2016
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re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
More green space? This stupid line pissed me off when those idiots were climbing the trees in City Park to halt that project. There is tons of green space in both Audubon and City Parks. What is lacking is affordable, decent public golf courses in the city. Audubon is something that should be championed by city officials, makes money, attracts a diverse group of golfers, easily walkable, etc.



Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
21410 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
Give them City Park South course and keep Audubon open.


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The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
1140 posts

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You can still support without being a member fwiw


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8391 posts

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You can still support without being a member fwiw



He didn't mention any of it. Maybe he plays in a weekly game there or in all of their tournaments? Maybe he is a volunteer marshal? Maybe he sponsors a hole or water feature? I can only go off of what he wrote.

If all you are doing is playing cheap public round golf once a month or less then you are not really supporting it enough to keep it open.
This post was edited on 5/18 at 12:23 pm


beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
554 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
How am I the problem? When it was open I played about once a week. If it were open during the shutdown it would have been more. GFY


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8391 posts

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All you said was you live nearby but are not a Member. That sounds like a problem to me. I can only go off of what you wrote.

Now I still question why anyone who plays there once a week and lives nearby wouldn't be a Member and have an Annual Pass.


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patnuh
LSU Fan
South LA
Member since Sep 2005
3927 posts

re: Audubon Park Golf - Potential Closure
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If all you are doing is playing cheap public round golf once a month or less then you are not really supporting it enough to keep it open.


Playing once a month for people with kids, jobs, etc is likely the norm for most people.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8391 posts

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Playing once a month for people with kids, jobs, etc is likely the norm for most people.



Which is one of the many reasons why many public courses don't need to exist.
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patnuh
LSU Fan
South LA
Member since Sep 2005
3927 posts

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Which is one of the many reasons why many public courses don't need to exist.


What are the others?


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
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Playing once a month for people with kids, jobs, etc is likely the norm for most people.



I would also argue that most people play less than this even in prime months and play zero between September and March.
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