- Audubon Park Golf Course is located just minutes from downtown New Orleans on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, across from Tulane University. It sits within Audubon Park and next to the world famous Audubon Zoo. Audubon Park opened in 1898 and was the site of the 1884 World's Fair. The golf course was redesgined in 2001 and reopened in October 2002 as one of Southeast Louisiana's most prestigious golfing destinations. Audubon Golf Course is the only public golf course to reopen in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. The city's newest golf course combines over one hundred years of history with the latest in golf course design. The Denis Griffiths design features contoured fairways, manicured Tif Eagle greens, four lagoons and exquisite landscaping on a par 62, 4,220-yard layout set among hundred year-old oak trees.