Marshall Co. golf courses to stay open for now

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- Rumors and questions continue to swirl about the future of two golf courses in Marshall County. Many are wondering if or when Chickasaw Pointe and Lake Texoma Golf Courses will close, which could mean a big loss in revenue for the area.

As of last week, officials from Oklahoma's Tourism and Recreation said they had plans to shut down both golf courses by Tuesday, but those plans have since changed.

On Monday, Mike Fina, spokesperson for the state tourism department, said they will continue to operate both Chickasaw Pointe and the Lake Texoma Golf Courses until early April or whenever Oklahoma’s Land Commission and Pointe Vista Developers complete the sale of the two courses.

That means the 14 employees at Chickasaw Pointe and Lake Texoma will keep their jobs -- for now.

Tourism officials are planning to visit to Marshall County to host a town meeting to talk to local residents about the future of the golf courses.

"These dates have been a moving target for us were trying to deal with these issues as they come before us were anticipating operating until April 8th," Fina said.

No timetable for the meeting has been set, however tourism officials expect to have a date set by the first week of February.


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  • by Sgt. Location: Texoma on Apr 27, 2008 at 10:10 PM
    Hi Sue, take your pig and go play at your house. I like Marshall County just as it is, thank you very much. Yes just ask Pointe Vista, just what they have planed, I bet they will never tell you the same thing two times. They may own the land now, but they are under contract, as to what they can do with it. Yes they are finding ways to work around the contract. So large pig Sue, have a good time at your house.
  • by SUE Location: KINGSTOn on Feb 3, 2008 at 09:47 PM
    TO JESS. WHAT DO YOU THINK POINTE VISTA IS GOING TO DO FOR THIS COMMUNITY. NOTHING. THAT IS IT. WHAT IS THERE TO ENJOY AT LAKE TEXOMA PARK IN THE FIRST PLACE. GETTING A TICKET FOR DRIVING IN THAT PART OF THE COUNTY. THERE IS NOTHING TO OFFER IN MARSHALL COUNTY TO START WITH SO WHY WOULD POINTE VISTA WANT TO COME HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. MAYBE THEY HAVE PLANS THAT THEY HAVEN'T TOLD ANY ONE ABOUT . AFTER ALL THE OWN THE LAND NOW AND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT TO. MAYBE THEY WILL PUT IN A LARGE PIG FARM OR A FEED LOT AND REALLY STINK UP THAT AREA. THAT'S WHAT THIS COUNTY NEEDS.
  • by Bigfoot Location: Oklahoma on Jan 15, 2008 at 09:50 AM
    Please do not shut these down..
  • by Jess on Jan 15, 2008 at 09:20 AM
    "Could mean a loss of revenue" is such a HUGE understatement. It is crowded every year at the state park and surrounding areas and now the people who enjoy the park aren't going to have anywhere to go. ALL OF TEXOMA benefits from the park. Mark my words, if Pointe Vista doesn't help with anything for the communities it is going to be disaster.
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