Friends of Historic City Park is a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of
City Park of Baton Rouge, and in particular, its historic golf course.
Please join us in our support of this historic course.
Wed. Sept. 24th 6p
BREC to Present Draft of New Strategic Plan at Community Meeting. The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will unveil for public comment a draft of its new 10-year strategic plan. When complete, this document will guide the future direction of the park system. A public meeting to introduce the draft document will be held Wed. September 24 at 6 p.m. at Independence Park Theater. Read More
Friends of Historic City Park is a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of City Park of Baton Rouge, and, in particular, it’s historic golf course. City Park Golf Course was built in 1926 by the noted Scottish course designer, Tom Bendelow. When the course was added to National Register of Historic Places in 2002, it was one of only 20 municipal courses in America that were listed. Now there are 35, attesting to the growing interest in—and appreciation of—historic golf courses.
City Park features a 30-foot elevation change, a large topographic variety relative to the surrounding floodplain. The golf course is sensitively designed to take advantage of this natural topography. You can view this park's beautiful aesthetics and the people who love it under our photo gallery...
Hailed by golfing professionals and players alike as the only course where a beginner can learn the game of golf and still have an enjoyable round, a major factor in keeping them committed to the game. Golf Course Digest columnist Ron Whitten, after playing City Park in 2004, wrote: “City Park should be preserved precisely because it was created for the common man by the common man's golf course architect, Tom Bendelow”.
We believe that the course should be protected, preserved and maintained for future generations. City Park Golf Course is a landmark representing Baton Rouge’s beauty, history, and our city’s desire to make golf available to everyone. It is our desire to help BREC be good stewards of this property. Please join us in our support of this historic course, it needs our protection. Learn more on our about us & park facts page...