A municipal course is a golf course
that is owned by a governmental authority. Typically that authority is a city - or municipality, hence the term "municipal golf course." But courses owned by a county or a state or province might also be referred to as municipal courses. A city, county or other level of government might contract out the day-to-day operations of the course to a golf-course management company, but as long as the course is owned by some level of government, it is called a municipal golf course.
Torrey Pines Golf Course in California is owned by the city of San Diego; Bethpage Black golf course in New York is part of Bethpage State Park and is owned by the state of New York.
Also Known As: Muni, muny