New Management Firm Improving Knoxville's Whittle Springs

Billy Casper Golf ("BCG") is now operating Whittle Springs for the city of Knoxville, Tenn., and the company in the process of enhancing the course's playing conditions and customer service.

The historic layout has seen its fairways played by such legends as Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. Thanks to BCG's efforts, Whittle Springs now boasts more consistent putting surfaces. The firm is also giving attention to maintenance priorities by upgrading the fairways and rough areas.

"Course conditioning is a key ingredient for more enjoyable rounds for players of all skill levels and interests in the game," says Peter Hill, BCG's CEO. "Our focus is on enhancing every aspect of the customer experience at Whittle Springs."

BCG has experience managing courses with notable golf pedigrees, including Reading Country Club - the municipally-owned layout in Pennsylvania that once employed Byron Nelson as its head professional. Another storied course operated by BCG is Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk, Va. In addition to its proximity to the headquarters of the U. S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet, Ocean View has hosted Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Whittle Springs' ties to Knoxville and golfers in the region are deep, and the course has hosted the prestigious Knoxville City Amateur golf tournament for decades. "Billy Casper Golf is proud to be operating Whittle Springs, and we are excited to step things up for players in the Knoxville community and surrounding areas," says Hill. "Billy himself is a legend of the game and it is an honor to further his legacy by taking care of this historic golf course and the players who enjoy the layout."

In addition to the on-course projects, BCG is focusing on several service initiatives that will add greatly to golfers and guests enjoying rounds, receptions, outings and other functions and activities at Whittle Springs. One such customer service enhancement is the all-new 24-hour tee-time reservation system, which can be accessed by calling 865/525-1022 or visiting