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Audubon Golf Trail Expands to 18 Courses With Three Addditions

Newest Trail Courses in Mathews, Hammond, and Kinder

By Brian Weis

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today announced the addition of three topflight courses to Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail. The three courses include LaTour Golf Club along Bayou Lafourche in Mathews; Oak Knoll Country Club in Hammond; and Koasati Pines Golf Club at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder. Trail members have undergone a rigorous screening process to ensure first-class courses with high standards of customer service and top quality maintenance.

"We are very excited about the expansion to Louisiana's very own Audubon Golf Trail that offers players excellent golf venues 12 months out of the year," said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. "Only in Louisiana can you experience the courses of Arnold Palmer, David Toms, Trent Jones, Sr., Pete Dye, and the most magnificent designer of all, Mother Nature. As home to the Audubon Golf Trail, Louisiana is more than great food, festivals, and music - it's great golf too."

The latest additions brings the total of Audubon Golf Trail member courses to 18.

LaTour Golf Club - Mathews, LA

LaTour Golf Club is located deep in the heart of bayou country. Nestled along the banks of beautiful Bayou Lafourche, LaTour features an 18-hole golf course designed by PGA TOUR champion David Toms. The par 72 course sits on 597 acres of beautiful rolling grasslands. The 7,232-yard championship layout, immaculate greens, abundant water, pure white sand traps, and 75 acres of native grass area is a challenge and delight for every golfer.

LaTour offers four teeing areas for each hole appealing to golfers of all skill levels. In addition to the championship course, golfers can enjoy the fully stocked golf pro shop, driving range, and practice putting and chipping greens. Also on-site is LaTour Bar & Grill which offers delicious cuisine for family and friends or as fitting compliment after a round of golf.

Oak Knoll Country Club - Hammond, LA

Oak Knoll Country Club is a hidden gem in the Northshore golf community. This facility has history and charm. Nestled among some of Hammond's most beautiful oaks, the course offers beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Oak Knoll Country Club also offers golf lessons, children's clinics, competitive tournaments, and a place where you can host events and outings.

The real star of the show at Oak Knoll Country Club is the fantastic golf design, which allows players of all ages and skill levels to feel both competitive and challenged. This is a layout that will have you reaching for every club in your bag as you maneuver the rolling fairways, fast greens, and strategically-placed sand and water hazards. It is also enjoyable for new golfers as well.

Koasati Pines Golf Club - Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, LA

Koasati Pines at Coushatta is currently ranked the #4 golf course on the 2019-2020 list of Golf Digest® "Best In State" golf courses for Louisiana - golf's most prestigious list of best places to play - moving up one notch from previous year's ranking.

This spectacular course also placed in the Top Ten of Best in State Golf Courses: Louisiana Recognition as published in Golf Digest, 2015-2016. Multiple approaches on three holes, six sets of tees to engage golfers of all skill levels, pristine greens, and beautiful fairways, all wrapped up in a stunning 18-hole par 72 championship layout.

Technology is king as GPS enabled carts track yardage and offer course tips to help plan each shot. The novel 19th "gambling" hole is a par 3 island green, perfect for tiebreakers and wagers. Come play for yourself and see why Golf Digest is so impressed.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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