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For over two decades, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has stood as a beacon of sporting excellence, charity, and community engagement. Hosted at the picturesque TPC Louisiana, this PGA TOUR event has captured the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide while making significant contributions to the southeastern Louisiana region.  

The Zurich Golf Classic: A Unique Tournament Experience

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Unlike traditional PGA TOUR events, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans offers a unique twist with its team format. Since its inception in 2017, this innovative approach has garnered widespread acclaim, attracting some of the highest-ranking fields in the PGA TOUR calendar. Zurich Insurance Group’s steadfast sponsorship has played a pivotal role in elevating the tournament’s status, contributing to its over $40 million economic impact on the regional economy. 

The Zurich Classic’s appeal extends far beyond the borders of New Orleans. With coverage available in 148 countries and territories, the tournament serves as a global showcase for the city and state. Beyond the days of professional competition, the event garners $33 million in positive national and international media exposure, highlighting the cultural richness and vibrancy of Louisiana. 

Dating back to 1938, the Zurich Classic boasts a storied history adorned with legendary champions such as Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, and Davis Love III. Since Zurich Insurance Group’s title sponsorship in 2005, the tournament has not only showcased golfing excellence but also embodied a spirit of philanthropy. Through the Fore!Kids Foundation, over $18 million has been raised for charities serving children in need, embodying Zurich’s commitment to social responsibility. 

Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Tournament Details for 2024 

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Mark your calendars for April 24-28, 2024, as TPC Louisiana prepares to host another exhilarating edition of the Zurich Classic. With the winning team bringing in around $2.5 million, the stakes are higher than ever. Embracing modernization, all tickets to the 2024 Zurich Classic will be available for mobile entry, with day-specific grounds tickets priced affordably at $40. 

In addition to grounds tickets, spectators can indulge in premium hospitality experiences tailored to their preferences. The Best of the Zurich Class Pass offers a culinary journey featuring dishes from New Orleans’ most renowned restaurants, providing a delectable complement to the golf action. For those seeking unparalleled luxury, the Walk-On’s Stadium Club awaits at the 17th hole, offering close-up views in a two-story, air-conditioned tent.

TPC Louisiana Golf Course Overview

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Nestled along the Mississippi River Delta, TPC Louisiana stands as a testament to championship golf and environmental stewardship. Designed by the renowned Pete Dye in collaboration with PGA TOUR players Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson, the course offers a breathtaking landscape spanning over 250 acres of wetlands. As a proud member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, TPC Louisiana’s course design seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, providing players with a challenging yet rewarding experience. 

TPC Louisiana’s layout presents a harmonious blend of strategic bunkers, water hazards, and towering cypress trees. Golfers of all skill levels will find themselves tested by the course’s array of challenges, including the signature par-5 18th hole. With water in play along the entire right side, this iconic closing hole promises a thrilling conclusion to each round, setting the stage for unforgettable moments in golf history. 

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As the Zurich Classic of New Orleans beckons golf enthusiasts from around the world, it embodies the essence of sport, charity, and camaraderie. Against the backdrop of TPC Louisiana’s breathtaking scenery, this tournament promises to deliver moments of brilliance and inspiration. Join us on April 2024 as we celebrate the legacy and excitement of the Zurich Classic, where golfing excellence meets philanthropic commitment in the heart of New Orleans. 

And while you’re in the Big Easy, why not delve into the rich history and culture of New Orleans with our New Orleans French Quarter Tour? Explore the Historic French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city, where centuries-old architecture and a vibrant atmosphere await your discovery. Let a local expert guide you through the maze of cobblestone streets, sharing tales of French and Spanish heritage, immigrant influences, and the unique blend of culture, cuisine, and music that defines this enchanting city. Experience the magic of a New Orleans walking tour beyond the fairways of TPC Louisiana, and create memories to last a lifetime. 

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