The Zurich Classic Comes Back Swinging in New Orleans

New Orleans’s PGA golf tournament, the Zurich Classic, is back on for 2021, after a 2020 cancellation due to the Covid pandemic. The tournament will take place April 19th through the 25th at TPC Louisiana, located roughly 25 miles from New Orleans in Avondale. 

A Closer Look at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans

Tournament golf has enjoyed a home in New Orleans since the 1930s, where it began at the City Park Golf Course. The Greater New Orleans Invitational moved to the Lakewood Country Club in 1963, and by 1975 “The Classic” had its first corporate sponsor, the First National Bank of Commerce (FNBC).


Over the years, the classic received a second sponsorship, expanded, and became a significant component of the PGA Tour. More corporate sponsors followed, such as Freeport McMoran,  Compaq Computer Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard.

In 2005, the Classic moved to a new location, TPC Louisiana, and welcomed its latest title sponsor, Zurich Insurance Group, Ltd. Zurich continued to renew its commitment to New Orleans, signing extension after extension and helping the Fore!Kids Foundation raises millions for children’s charities. Zurich has recently committed to another 7-year extension, which means they’ll be the Classic’s title sponsor until at least 2026. 

Planning to Attend the Zurich Classic?

The Zurich Classic takes the health and safety of the tournament’s participants and fans very seriously, and carefully planned guidelines and protocols will be in place throughout the event. You can learn more about the guidelines and find out about other important information regarding parking, tickets, and more by visiting the tournament’s website.  

If you want to practice your swing while you’re in town, you can find several excellent golf courses in New Orleans.  Then, after a riveting day on the fairway, kick off your golf shoes and relax in a hotel downtown. You’ll discover the unique charms that New Orleans has to offer while enjoying modern amenities and all the comforts of home. Take advantage of our special Zurich discount when you BOOK DIRECT