New Orleans' City Park offers a new way to putt a round
Don Ames Reporting
The long awaited and highly anticipated putt-putt golf courses at City Park open today.
The 2-acre City Putt complex features two unique 18-hole courses inspired by local flavor and iconic Louisiana elements including the swamp, alligators and music.
One is a Louisiana-themed course, highlighting different cities in the state and the other is a New Orleans-themed course, playing on different street names.
Park Director of Development John Hopper says they've injected a bit of education into the fun.
"You can learn about the cities, if you're on the Louisiana course...or how, for example Magazine Street got its name."
And, you can play the courses according to your skill level.
"It can be quite a challenging course, if you want it to be...if you're real competitive. There's two or three ways to play many of the holes. If you're a scratch golfer, you can putt for a birdie on the hole. Other people can just have fun and play for par," says Hopper.
The golf complex near Storyland and the Amusement Park includes a concession area, restrooms and a birthday party room.
Both courses are 100% ADA accessible.
The courses will normally be closed on Mondays, but will be open on Memorial Day, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., as will the Amusement Park.
City Putt's regular hours of operation will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A single round of 18 holes is eight dollars for adults, and six dollars for kids aged 4 - 12. Children 3 and under play for free.
Admission includes club rental. Clubhouse pros will match players with clubs of the appropriate size. Seven lengths are available, including an 18-inch plastic model designed for the little ones.