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.