NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the demolition of the old Joseph M. Bartholomew, Sr. Golf Course Club House at 6514 Congress Drive was cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for next week.
The old club house which was damaged during Hurricane Katrina will be replaced by a new $4.3 million club house, cart storage, and community classroom which will begin construction in the next several weeks. An official ground breaking for the new club house will be on a future date.
In November 2011, the City reopened the fully renovated, $9 million Joseph M. Bartholomew, Sr. Municipal Golf Course in Pontchartrain Park. The golf course is an 18-hole, par 72-course measuring between 5,314 yards to 6,823. Originally opened as the Pontchartrain Golf Course in 1956, the Joseph M. Bartholomew, Sr. Golf Municipal Course was renovated in 1979 and renamed to honor the first African-American inducted in the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame.