Mayor Madeline Rogero to Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Thursday, August 13
Knoxville Municipal Golf Course and Whittle Springs Golf Course – owned by the City of Knoxville and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – will showcase more than $1 million in enhancements to the popular and storied public-access properties with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
Mayor Madeline Rogero, Parks and Recreation Director Joe Walsh, and Councilman George Wallace – the sitting Golf Course Advisory Committee Chairman – will be at Knoxville Municipal to partake in the celebration.
“The City of Knoxville joined forces with Billy Casper Golf to greatly enhance conditions at Knoxville Municipal and Whittle Springs,” says Walsh. “We are ecstatic with the work done; these courses are invaluable assets to the community at large and will be enjoyed by generations of families to come.”
Directing operations at Knoxville Municipal since 2007, BCG teamed with city officials to oversee the re-sodding and sprigging of fairways, re-surfacing of tee boxes, restoration of cart paths and acquisition of new golf carts. On-going renovations to four holes are scheduled for completion in the coming weeks.
Under BGC management since 2006, Whittle Springs has benefited from the city-led, complete cart path renovation. Course conditions are pristine from sprigging Bermuda grass into 12 fairways and re-sodding portions of seven tee boxes.
In addition, Whittle Springs golfers rave about the new, smooth putting surfaces due to conversion of greens to Champion Bermuda grass. Used on more than 550 courses in 16 states, the special strand is featured at Atlanta Athletic Club (Johns Creek, GA) and Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, NC), host of the 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships.
“Whittle Springs Golf Course has never been better,” says Rusty Howell, General Manager at Whittle Springs. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure loyal guests are met with high-quality conditions and the best possible experiences at the city’s first public golf course.”