KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Jan. 5, 2021) – Knoxville Municipal Golf Course, the D.J. Devictor-designed gem in the foothills of the Appalachians, has been voted by readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel as a “favorite public golf course” for 2020.

The ballot was conducted via public inquiry by the Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 4-31. Knoxville Municipal Golf Course is one of two municipal courses owned by the city, and this is the first time “Knox Muni,” as it’s known by many, has been selected as the public’s favorite golf course.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by local golfers for all the hard work our team has put in throughout 2020,” says Justin Smedley, general manager. “I’m incredibly proud of how we have gone the extra mile to provide a fun, enjoyable and safe experience for our guests. To know our efforts are appreciated by the local community is an incredibly gratifying feeling.”

Opening in the spring of 1984, the course was designed by Devictor and built by the Roberts family, whom upon leasing the land to the city made sure it would only be used for golf. The 6,413-yard layout meanders through rolling hills, running streams and home to natural wildlife. Knoxville Municipal features Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens making for a perfect setting amid scenic views for players of all abilities.

“We are thrilled to be given such high praise from players we interact with on a daily basis,” says Brent Maples, superintendent. “We look forward to providing golfers with the same first-class course conditions for many years to come.”

Knoxville Municipal Golf Course has a long-standing history of being a community asset and providing affordable golf for all its residents. The course plays host to a variety of school, church, non-profit foundation and other organizational fundraising events on an annual basis.

Knoxville Municipal also graciously hosts many junior golf camps and clinics in partnership with the First Tee of Greater Knoxville, along with serving as a home for numerous middle and high school golf team practices and matches.

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