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Timberlake Christens Eco-friendly Golf Course

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Justin Timberlake celebrated the opening of his renovated, environmentally friendly golf course in style on the 10th tee - by smacking his drive 291 yards.

The singer and actor smiled Saturday after the tee-off, saying "nobody's happier about this course" than he is.

Timberlake was the first to play a round at his Mirimichi golf course near Memphis, Tenn., after he spent $16 million renovating the course to make it more eco-friendly.

Timberlake drew a crowd of about 50 onlookers after starting an early round of 18 holes at 7:30 a.m.

He played Saturday with his mother, stepfather and an old family friend from Tennessee.

The Memphis native got the idea to buy the course from his dad back in 2007.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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