POSTED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:14pm
Diboll, TX — With a goal of making it an attraction to the city, Arthur Temple had a vision of opening a nine-hole public golf course in Diboll, donating substantial amounts of land to the city for the project in 1968. With Temple’s continued financial support, nine holes were added to the course in 1991.
Fast forward to 2012: About $1.2 million of an estimated $1.47 million irrigation and renovation project will be funded through T.L.L. Temple Foundation and Keeler grants, which city officials hope will bring the Neches Pines Golf Course back to its original splendor. City workers will be used to install a new irrigation system and infrastructure upgrades to the 7,014-yard, par 72 course.