One of the busiest golf courses in the state, "Old Muni" opened in 1934 as a civic project of the local Lions Club begun in 1928. At 6,001 yards long, this is a rather short course by modern standards. The narrow fairways and small greens make it a challenge for serious duffers, but forgiving enough for the casual hackers. Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson played exhibition matches here and Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw learned their strokes on the tree-lined course. Austinites recognize the value of having a public golf course 10 minutes from downtown and with green fees less than $20. Weekday tee times are taken one day in advance beginning at 7am.
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