As Austin’s most beloved public golf course, Muny hosts over 60,000 rounds of golf each year, stages more charity tournaments than any other Austin golf course, and is the home course to a dozen middle and high school teams.  Lions annual hosts UIL State Tournaments, junior golf camps and tournaments and The Firecracker, one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur tournaments in Texas.

Lions Municipal was the first municipal golf course in the South to be peacefully integrated, when two young black caddies played the course in the fall of 1950, and Mayor Taylor Glass said “Let them play!”  Until 1953 it remained the only municipal course in the south where black golfers were welcomed.  Only in ensuing years, did other municipalities in the south open their course to African American players.

Lions sits on a water recharge zone is truly a wildlife sanctuary with some of the most beautiful and oldest heritage oaks in the city.

The Muny Conservancy Website

  • President’s Message by Holly Reed MUNY Turns 100! 1924-2024 This year the Lions Municipal Golf Course (MUNY) is 100 years old! Events are happening throughout the year to honor this historic public golf course in the heart of Austin. As the first public course to desegregate in the South (1950) MUNY is a nationally recognized […]

  • President’s Message   by Holly Reed   Preserving Black History in Austin   February is Black History Month, and we are honored and privileged to have a nationally recognized Civil Rights Landmark in our West Austin Neighborhood Group area. The Lions Municipal Golf Course (MUNY) was the first public golf course in the southern United […]

  • The West Austin Neighborhood Group supports the preservation of the entire 141 acres and all 18 holes of Lions Municipal Golf Course (MUNY) as a historic public golf course and open green space. We are working with the Muny Conservancy and Save Historic Muny District to preserve MUNY in perpetuity, for the citizens of Austin […]

  • The Forever Green Tournament was held on Sept. 15th at the historic Lions Municipal Golf Course. This beloved annual tournament benefits the Muny Conservancy and its mission to Save Muny for Good! The 4 person scramble with 8 AM and 1 PM shotgun starts was followed by a party with BBQ dinner and music at at […]