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BAYOU DESIARD COUNTRY CLUB

Monroe, Louisiana

1948

Early April             Construction of the Bayou DeSiard Country Club course in Monroe, Louisiana is scheduled to begin in early April and is expected to be completed by September 1.  [Monroe Morning World, February 29, 1948]  Editorial Note:  It is not clear whether Maxwell designed the original 9 holes.  However, it seems likely that, even if he didn’t design the original course, Maxwell tweaked it as part of the expansion to 18 holes in 1951.

 

September 1         Nine-hole Bayou DeSiard Country Club course in Monroe, Louisiana expected to open around September 1.  [Monroe News Star, July 25, 1948]  Editorial Note:  It is not clear whether Maxwell designed the original 9 holes.  However, it seems likely that, even if he didn’t design the original course, Maxwell tweaked it as part of the expansion to 18 holes in 1951.

1949

March 20              The first official golf tournament held on the Bayou DeSiard Country Club course in Monroe, Louisiana, which was “completed a few months ago”.  [Monroe News Star, March 18, 1949; Monroe Morning World, March 20, 1949]  Editorial Note:  It is not clear whether Maxwell designed the original 9 holes.  However, it seems likely that, even if he didn’t design the original course, Maxwell tweaked it as part of the expansion to 18 holes in 1951.

1950

March 24              Maxwell arrives in Monroe, Louisiana to design a new 18-hole course at Bayou DeSiard Country Club.  “The present nine-hole course will be extended by the addition of another nine holes.” Maxwell signs a contract with the club and “work will begin on the course as soon as the design is approved.”  [Monroe Morning World, March 26, 1950]  Editorial Note:  This is first mention of Maxwell’s involvement at Bayou DeSiard.  It is not clear whether Maxwell designed the original 9 holes.  However, it seems likely that, even if he didn’t design the original course, Maxwell tweaked it as part of the expansion to 18 holes.

 

March 26              Maxwell has already started work on the new 18-hole course at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe, Louisiana.  [Monroe Morning World, March 26, 1950]

1951

August 19              The “new 18-hole course” at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe, Louisiana informally opens for member play.  Maxwell added a second 9-holes to the existing course.  [Monroe News Star, August 19, 1951] 

September 1         The expanded 18-hole course at Bayou DeSiard Country Club designed by Maxwell officially opens.  [Monroe News Star, August 19, 1951]

AERIALS

February 21, 1956, USGS