Advocates fighting to save historic 'Muny' golf course in Austin

Austin golf course on endangered places list

AUSTIN - It's one of the most prized pieces of land in Austin.

Now, there's a new push to save Lions Municipal Golf Course in Tarrytown.

It's just been named one of America's 11 most endangered historic places by the National Trust. Tonight, people golfing at Muny want to make sure this course stays where it is.

Advocates say that the course is popular for several reasons. For one, it's the first public golf course in the city.
And two, it's one of the first courses in the South to become desegregated.

Now, its fate is unclear.

The land it sits on is owned by the University of Texas, which has talked about turning the land into a housing development.
"I think people should drive to the Domain if they want that," golfer Adam Brittain said. "I mean, we need to leave history alone."
The 141-acre course was added to the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year.

In an effort to stop this, those closest to the course have made a petition saying they'd hate to see it go.

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