Acadian Hills Country Club is closing today after 49 years in business in Lafayette.

From the press release:

"The board of Acadian Hills Management, Inc.,  Acadian Hills Country Club (AHCC), announces that it is closing its doors after 49-years in the Acadiana Community.  It is with much sadness that this action is necessary.  Given the 49-year family model of AHCC, trying to cater to the middle income family, the family recognizes that the club can no longer be a competitive entity in the golfing industry."

"The club has suffered over the past couple of years with the downturn in the economy.  Serving Acadiana since 1972 with a complete country club facility, the club could not keep up with the rising cost in the cost of goods, fuel, insurance, minimum wages, equipment, fertilizer/chemicals, and so forth.  The operational costs have finally surpassed monthly income... What saddens me the most with this family decision is leaving behind a very professional, knowledgeable, not to mention dedicated club staff.  They were very focused, hard working day-after-day."

According to John Guilbeau, general manager, “rolling fairways carved from the cotton rows of yesteryear formed a 100 plus acre country club facility that will be sold.  For years the beauty of the 100 plus acres of the terrain belonged to the crop and dairy farmers before the golfers came to play, but the beautiful property in Upper Lafayette North will now give way to another group/person(s) vision.”

Board of Acadian Hills Management, Inc.
Acadian Hills Country Club