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Lafreniere Park

Posted on Sep 2nd 2009
Man-made hills on a few holes and plenty of OB (sidewalks, lagoon, parking lots, fences, jogging trail and marked soccer field). Park is shared with other activities - please be courteous. The park has become much more crowded since when the course was first installed---there are 24 holes so you can skip a couple if need be. One of the first 100 permanent courses. Setting of the disc golf scenes in the movies "21 Jump Street" and "22 Jump Street". Download and bring the map.
Year Established: 
1982
Street Address: 
Madewood Dr.
Metairie, LA 70003
United States
Rating: 
2.8
Average: 2.8 (5 votes)
Course Designer: 
Michael Kernan
Location Map: 
First Tee Coordinates: 
POINT (-90.2096 30.001367)
Directions: 
From I-10; exit 225 (Veterans Blvd.). Go left 0.25 mile to a left on Downs Blvd., straight into park. Take the first left.
CourseID: 
1 740
Course Type: 
Permanent
# Holes: 
24
Target Type: 
Prodigy Disc T1
Tee Type: 
Concrete
Total Length Of Course: 
7 575ft
Alt. Course Length: 
0ft
Holes < 300 ft: 
12
Holes 300 - 400 ft: 
9
Holes > 400 ft: 
3
Elevation: 
Some Low Hills
Foliage: 
Mixed - Trees/Open
Cart Friendly: 
Very
Camping Nearby: 
no
Facilities: 
yes
Fees: 
no
Handicap: 
no
Private: 
no
Tee Signs: 
yes
Contact Name: 
Michael Kernan
PDGA Number: 
14304
Computed coordinates: 
POINT (-90.2096 30.001367)
Location Type: 
Park

Comments

Rating: 

Working thru the front 9 of this course is not bad. It's very open with lots of joggers in some hole locations. The back 9 opens into an area crossing fields, areas that flood during heavy rain. I don't find the course very user friendly. The signage needs work, and it is a dangerous course for others not playing near the soccer fields. It's not even in the city it's a hike.

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this isnt a very good course. people and crap all over the place. but it is 5 minutes from the new orleans airport. next time you hit the big easy bring your discs.

Rating: 

Although the park is very busy with non-disc golf activities, and the signage isn't the greatest, this is still a challenging course especially when windy. With 24 holes there is plenty of variety, and the park is very well-maintained. Best to play early on weekends.

Submitted by seeker on
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Designer made good use of available terrain and obstacles. Nice mix of distances. Annie's and hyzer shots. First 11 are fairly open, last 13 tighten up. Lots of joggers on last 13 but no serious delays. Water in play on three holes. No map of course at park. Best to bring one with you. Painted yellow brick tee markers, grass boxes. Sign for 4 is missing so look for markers on left of 3's bucket about 40 feet. No sign for 5, follow sidewalk to front of bushes along pond edge. First tee is in front of pond by dog park. Very nice park. Apparently people have abandoned pets so people feed them. I saw rabbits, chickens, ducks, white and black swans and a very popular dog park. Considering that this is one of two courses for the entire greater New Orleans metro area, the discers are very fortunate to have such a nice park.

Submitted by rreeves48 on
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Really enjoy playing this course, grass is usually cut. Does have a tendency to flood in places but this is new orleans after all. Only course I've been to with signs warning the joggers to yield to the golfers !