Only 8 miles from New Orleans CBD, English Turn Golf and Country Club is a tribute to the city's timeless elegance. English Turn is the perfect venue for those who wish to experience the pinnacle of New Orleans golf country club magnificence
English Turn's spectacular 43,000 square foot clubhouse recalls the grace and grandeur of one of Louisiana's legendary plantation homes.
Surrounded by romantic verandas, an expanse of green lawns and flowering gardens, the clubhouse offers members and their guests the very finest in New Orleans Golf amenities and ambiance. The 18-hole championship New Orleans Golf course is a fitting testimony to Jack Nicklaus's extraordinary reputation not only as a world-renowned player, but as a world-class course designer.
New Orleans is known for its dedication to outdoor sports, and the Tennis Center and Swim Pavilion of English Turn have received high praise as being among the city's most complete recreational and entertainment facilities. English Turn's Fitness Center, situated conveniently within the clubhouse, offers members the opportunity to fulfill their personal fitness goals through exercise while enjoying an unparalleled atmosphere of luxury.
A Piece of New Orleans Golf History
During the Spring of 1699, war raged between England and France. The exploration and colonization of the Mississippi River were prime concerns for both countries. France had established a small colony along the Mississippi near New Orleans. England, anxious to control the river, dispatched a warship to invade the French Settlement.
Iberville and Bienville, the French colonists, realizing the impact of the invasion by the English dispatched a small convoy to the British warship anchored below New Orleans. Bienville, approaching the English captain, warned him to depart immediately or face a large-scale military battle. The English turned the warship around and returned to England.
Bienville had bluffed the English captain -- the French "armada" consisted of only two small canoes with five brave Frenchmen! To this day, the grand bend in the Mississippi down river from Old New Orleans is called "English Turn".