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Course Review: English Turn Golf and Country Club

We finally got a chance to get out to English Turn Golf and Country Club this past Wednesday, October 13th. It was a perfect opportunity as we have heard mixed reviews from friends on the conditions of the golf course. Some said it was in bad shape, especially the greens, and others said it was near perfect.

I can say after playing it was in great shape. There were a few minor issues around the edge of the greens, but nothing that would interfere with your play. We knew from the moment we stepped onto the driving range it would be a good day for golf. The range was cut to fairway height, very level, and the grass was full. This was reinforced when we got on the practice putting green as well. The ball was rolling smoothly and with a good pace.

English Turn is Golf Nola's owner, Kyle Hrubes, favorite golf course in the New Orleans area. They have a full driving range, chipping green with bunker, a large putting green, and a full-service clubhouse with men's and women's locker rooms. The entire golf course is surrounded by water so none of the homes come into play. Also, there is only out of bounds on the two holes (1 & 9) that border the driving range.

The rough is thick right now making it a challenge but it is not unplayable. It just takes a little extra effort to find your golf ball. The longer rough however gives for a good contrast between rough and fairway and makes it aesthetically pleasing from every tee box. This gives for good aiming points down the center of the fairway when lining up your tee shot.

The tee boxes were the only thing we had a minor issue with. Some of the grass was long when teeing up a driver and some of the tee boxes were un-level. Some were really great but there was not much consistency from tee-box to tee-box. For the most part, though, the tee boxes were playable and you could work around some of the longer grass.

The greens were firm yet very receptive to shots. We had a hard time finding pitch marks on the green but we would see a ball stop fast. Each green is fairly small to today's standards making for good shots but if you are on a green you can pretty much two-putt from anywhere. Well depending on the hole and pin location. The smooth roll and subtle breaks make putting fun and challenging. Check out our video of the day and see just how good things were. We highly recommend getting out to English Turn when you get a chance.

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