Sports and Leisure

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. Registrations are due no later than October 1, 2023. If a cancellation occurs prior to October 1, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds can not be guaranteed for cancellations received after October 1 and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only


Please meet in the Breezeway of the hotel, last door at 11:30am. Follow signs for bus pick up for transportation to the course. A box lunch will be provided.

$175 per person and includes greens fees, cart fee, range balls and boxed lunch.

Golf Clubs

Golf clubs can be stored with the bell staff upon checking into the hotel. Please indicate on your registration if you would like golf club rentals for the tournament. Let us know your preference for right-hand or left-hand, men's or ladies and we'll handle the rest! Golf club rental request must be submitted by October 1, 2023. Club rentals are $65 for the golf tournament.

Award-winning golf course architect Ron Gari preserved the character of the original course while upgrading the 18-hole, 7,002 yards, par 72 course with modernized fairways, tee boxes and greens - new improvements to an old favorite. Gari, who has designed golf courses all over the world, added strategy and fun with new fairway contouring and unique bunkering. The 444-yard "Fire in the Hole" sets a new standard for bunkers. The new 18th hole includes traps in the shape of flames set in red sand, a tribute to New Orleans Firefighters. It is the only one of its kind in the world. Lakewood Golf Club offers approximately 7,002 championship yards and the area's only short game practice facility.

Dress Code

No denim allowed on course or in the clubhouse. Men must wear a collared shirt and Bermuda length shorts. Mock turtlenecks are acceptable. Ladies must have a collar or sleeves on their top. Shorts or skirts of appropriate length are allowed.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please meet in the Breezeway of the hotel, last door at 12:45 pm. Follow signs for bus pick up.

$65 per person. Includes a customized private narrated sightseeing city tour, Admission to St. Louis Cemetery, Beignets & Cafe Au Lait at Cafe Du Monde at City Park, Deluxe Roundtrip Transportation

From the sultry history of the French Quarter to the majesty of St. Charles Avenue’s stately mansions, this is a thorough and fascinating introduction to the endless variety of sights found in the “Big Easy.” Come on a fascinating roundabout of the city’s unique neighborhoods. Travel through the historic French Quarter past famous landmarks such as the Saint Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square with its old world flavor and its own colorful art colony.

Journey down Esplanade Avenue and visit St. Louis Cemetery, one of the unique “Cities of the Dead.” See one of the nation’s largest parks as you venture out to the lakefront. Next, sit back and relax as you wind down St. Charles Avenue following the country’s oldest streetcar line, see Tulane and Loyola Universities as well as beautifully restored mansions. All of the stories and facts will leave you with a real sense of New Orleans’ true spirit, its proud history and rich culture.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023 / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please meet in the Breezeway of the hotel, last door at 12:45 pm. Follow signs for bus pick up.

$80.00 per person. Includes roundtrip transportation, narrated tour on the water through Jean Lafitte National Park and Swamp.

Forget about the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and experience another kind of “wildlife”.  Enter the land of swamps and marshes, home to hundreds of species of unique and interesting animals while discovering the land that gave birth to Cajun culture and cuisine.

Boarding a specially designed pontoon boat, this excursion starts on a bayou… local parlance for a small rivulet or stream.  Gnarled and twisted cypress stumps and branches lushly draped with Spanish moss line the banks of this waterway.  On this meandering cruise, the captain, a native of the region, provides an interesting and entertaining narrative of the history of this massive swampland.

Catch a glimpse of any number of animals that inhabit the area:  bald eagles, alligators, blue herons, snappin’ turtles and water snakes – the list goes on.  You will even get a peek at an authentic Cajun “trapper’s shack” nestled in this beautiful swampland.  For a truly fun and fantastic visit outside of the city, visit Louisiana’s other wildlife!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Please meet in the Breezeway of the hotel, last door at 12:15 pm. Follow signs for bus pick up.

$100.00 per person. Includes roundtrip transportation, box lunch, guided tour.

Take a journey to plantation country and experience life in the Old South at Oak Alley Plantation, which epitomizes the elegance of the American-style Plantation home. Built in 1837, the Southern days of old are captured at one of the Louisiana’s most photographed Southern Mansions, which has been brought back to life in numerous Hollywood movies. Famed for its alley of life oak trees, the quarter mile avenue was already an impressive 100 years old when Oak Alley was built. This Greek Revival style mansion was constructed with 28 fluted Doric columns to match the number of trees. Oak Alley is one of the finest examples of adaptive restoration on the Mississippi River.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please meet in the Breezeway of the hotel, last door at 12:45 pm. Follow signs for bus pick up.

Transportation Sponsored by: National Tile Contractors Association

Tour is free. Participants will tour a newly built terrace for Liberation Pavilion, the newest pavilion, that is a pedestal supporting paver(tile) system. Followed by presentation on the overall museum itself, history, design concepts, etc. After this, the participants would be able to do a self-guided tour of the museum. if you choose to purchase a ticket to enter the museum (this is optional). The bus will return to the hotel after the one-hour tour and return to the museum to bring back those that bought a ticket.

$46.50 Museum Campus Pass + BAB + Final Mission

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2023 / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please meet in the Breezeway of the hotel, last door at 8:45 am. Follow signs for bus pick up.

Get an insider’s look at the magic of Mardi Gras by stepping into the studios of Blaine Kern and his team of world-renowned masters of float-building and Carnival! Marvel at towering floats, created by these skilled artists. The history and the craft are explained as guests enjoy the wonder of Mardi Gras World. At the end of your tour, take part in making your very own Mardi Gras mask. Make an original Mardi Gras mask at our fun and rewarding Mask Making Workshop. Each workshop starts with a brief history of masking in New Orleans. From there, you’ll make your own, one-of-a-kind creation. Let your creativity run wild or follow along with sample masks that we can help you recreate. The masks are fun to wear and make for a great keepsake!

$155.00 Includes: Deluxe Roundtrip Transportation, Admission and tour of Mardi Gras World, Mask making activity, King Cake and Grab and Go Soda Bar, Uniformed Licensed Guide