Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



Metairie Country Club

Metairie, LA Private

Overview

Metairie Country Club, opened in 1925, was the jewel of New Orleans golf through the first decade of its existence. It was designed by Seth Raynor and possessed variations of his much-studied template holes originally introduced by his mentor, C.B. Macdonald at National Golf Links of America and other courses. A land swap in 1928 fundamentally altered the second nine routing of holes 14-18, and hard economic conditions and infrastructure challenges in the late 1930s prompted further renovations that compromised Raynor's design, a trend that continued for decades. The club never retained Raynor's blueprints for the course and were not sure precisely what the archtiect had left behind, so in 2021 they hired Brian Silva to reimagine a pure Raynor course on the property. Drawing on as much experience studying and reviving Raynor's designs throughout the country as anyone over the last 30 years, Silva reproduced vivid versions of the Bottle, Biarritz, Redan, Leven, Road, Eden and others. Though not a historical restoration, Metairie has been completely and imaginitively transformed.

About

Holes 18
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1922
Designer Arthur Delay/Seth Raynor/(R) Ron Forse/Brian Silva (RM-2021)

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:


Best in State: Debut appearance.
2023-'24 ranking:
3rd.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7109
Character
6.6279
Challenge
6.66
Layout Variety
6.7213
Fun
6.8254
Aesthetics
6.5037
Conditioning
6.8048

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