A Piece of New Orleans History
English Turn is named after the historic location, here on the Mississippi River. At the end of the 17th century, one of the founders of New Orleans- Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne (also known as Bienville) was exploring the area where he, his brother (Iberville) and their group of men had claimed in the name of France. Bienville and two canoes of men followed the bend of the river and came upon an English frigate. Not wanting the ship and its crew to come any farther, Bienville and his men gladly informed the captain of the ship that the land was already under control of the French and that they would defend it with plenty of firepower (that did not exist) upstream. Luckily, the English captain believed the lie, and turned the ship around. That bend in the Mississippi has been known as English Turn ever since.
Golf Course Details
This Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, Par 72 Championship Golf Course presents a unique challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Every hole has an individual personality including numerous bunkers, large waste bunkers, plentiful grass depressions and mounds which line the sculpted fairways. The property was designed with meandering lakes surrounding the golf course giving a separation from the community and a magnificent Plantation Style Clubhouse making your visit at English Turn an unparalleled experience.
The Signature Course at English Turn was originally designed in 1988 for the New Orleans PGA Tour event, which was held at the facility until 2004 and in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina. The Inaugural event was the USF & G Classic in 1989 and the course proved to be a challenge for the PGA Tour with notoriously undulating greens, water in play on seventeen of the eighteen holes and the signature fifteenth Island Green. In Addition, the 18th Hole had been ranked the hardest hole on tour many times during the tournament tenure.