Justin Pierson, who has been with the Beaumont, Texas club for 23 years, will take over management of the course on November 28, and plans on scaling down to 18 holes, closing the nine-hole links course. The property had been set to close on November 27.
The Bayou Din Golf Club in Beaumont, Texas has been granted a reprieve and will remain open as a golf course after being bought by its current Director of Golf, Justin Pierson, the Beaumont-based 12News reported.
Pierson announced on November 16 that he has purchased the golf course from Aquila Golf and will be keeping it open as a golf course. Pierson will be taking over management of the course November 28 and plans on scaling down to just 18 holes, preferring to keep the old course open and closing the links nine, 12News reported.
Pierson has been with Bayou Din for 23 years and has been director of operations for the last ten years, after serving as course superintendent. The course had been set to close on November 27 after more than 50 years of play to become high-acreage, ranch-style home lots, 12News reported.
The original 18 holes were designed by Jimmy Witcher and opened in 1958. The clubhouse opened the following year. In 1993 the club opened the Links Nine which was designed by Warren Howard, 12News reported.