$29M Drive Shack Facility to be Built in New Orleans

By | April 16, 2018

The golf entertainment complex will be housed in the former Times-Picayune building, and is expected to open by the end of 2019. The 62,000-sq. ft. facility will include three levels with 90 driving bays facing a netted range outfitted with targets and ball tracking, a gaming lounge, corporate and group event space, a roof terrace […]

Drive Shack Proposed for Former Times-Picayune Building

By | March 16, 2018

The proposed plan would demolish the newspaper’s previous building in New Orleans and build a three-story, 20,000-sq. ft. golf entertainment facility with a large outdoor driving area. The project is still in an exploratory stage, with details such as zoning still being ironed out. The Drive Shack golf facility under consideration for the former Times-Picayune […]

Bayou Oaks Helps Revitalize New Orleans Neighborhood

By | May 24, 2017

The South Course at City Park is part of a larger neighborhood revitalization in New Orleans, and 16 similar projects are being implemented across the country. Gerry Barousse Jr., a real estate developer and banker, noted that including golf in the project was “crucial to create sustainability within the model and a revenue stream to support the program.”

Bayou Oaks Draws Impressive Comparisons After Official Opening

By | April 24, 2017

The new championship golf course in New Orleans’ City Park evoked mentions of top public venues such as Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black when it was officially unveiled on April 21. The course is the centerpiece of a $26 million public-private project that is being hailed as a symbol of the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Bayou Oaks Gets Sustainable Treatment

By | March 31, 2017

The golf course in New Orleans’ City Park, which is set to open next month, will feature solar-powered “bubbles” in several lagoons and other energy-efficient designs. The city opted to add sustainable elements in response to years of public protest to the facility, and as a way to save costs.