Timberlake Opens 'Green' Golf Course

First to receive Audobon certification
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2009 7:29 AM CDT
This image provided by Picture Group shows Justin Timberlake at the opening of the Mirimichi Golf Course, which he founded, on Friday, July 24, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Picture Group, Frank Micelotta)
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(Newser) – Justin Timberlake took his well-known passion for golf and channeled it into creating an eco-friendly course, the first in the nation to be dubbed an Audubon Classic Sanctuary, the Commercial Appeal reports. Mirimichi, located near Memphis, was a $16 million labor of love for the singer, who says that in addition to crafting a world-class public course, he also wanted to “create an amazing sanctuary for the community.”