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Currently, American Lake Veterans Golf Course is the nation's only golf course designed specifically for the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans. Help Us Build Our Course in Courage!

How Golf Heals

Healing Power of Golf

As veterans learn that playing golf is possible, no matter what their disability, they regain their personal pride of accomplishment, of control, of success—even if it’s just a putt. As they gain confidence on the course, they find themselves surrounded by others who have been there and care.  Read more

Why We Started

Why we started

The nine-hole course was designed as a place of respite rather than rehabilitation, and the needs of the disabled were not taken into account. Still, it was a valued asset of the hospital and served patients healing from all types of injuries for many years. Read more

See Us in Action

Watch ‘HERO,’ the award winning video about our veterans and what we’re doing to help through the Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course. Read more…

How You Can Help


At this unique facility, blind golfers, amputees, and veterans recovering from emotional trauma and other injuries can join able-bodied soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines for camaraderie, support and rounds of golf – all in an atmosphere of honor and acceptance.  Read more

Friends Of American Lake Veterans Golf Course shared 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.'s post. ...

The 45th SW successfully launched a ULA-built Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle at 11:05 a.m. EDT, May 20, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral United States Air Force, Fla. The Atlas V rocket carried into Low Earth Orbit an X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), marking the fourth space flight for the X-37B program. (Photos/United Launch Alliance) Air Force Space Command

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American Legion Post 127 and American Legion Riders Post 96 are hosting their Annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 13, 2015. Their main charity this year is Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course!!

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  • Nicklaus Nine Progress - Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course

    Nicklaus Nine in Progress!


    Here are some photos taken of the development of the Nicklaus Nine, the second nine holes designed by Jack Nicklaus for the Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course.   We’re on our way, but we still need your help! Your donations are very much …

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  • OpenInSumner FALVGC benefit

    Open in Sumner UPDATE!


    Updated from Sumner, WA—Sumner is getting ready to celebrate all things golf and Northwest with the 2015 U.S. Open coming to nearby Chambers Bay, the first Open in 115 years ever held in the Pacific Northwest.  Recognized locally and internally for its small-town charm, Sumner …

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  • Jack Nicklaus receives the Congressional Gold Medal

    Jack Nicklaus receives the Congressional Gold Medal


    Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the United States Congress can bestow on a civilian, last week. The Golden Bear received the medal for his contributions to the game of golf and his service to the community and the nation.   …

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  • OpenInSumner FALVGC benefit

    Sumner to host golf event benefiting Friends of American Lake Golf Course


    In anticipation of the 2015 U.S. Open, Sumner is hosting a golf even that will benefit the Friends of American Lake Golf Course.  Please join the festivities for Open in Sumner, June 13-14 ,2015, a celebration of the game of golf, the Pacific Northwest and …

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  • In Memory of Wayne Anderson


    Wayne Anderson, Tacoma area resident, Veteran and Automobile Dealer since 1964 has passed away. Wayne loved to play golf and was a member of the Fircrest Golf Club. His family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Friends of American Lake …

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American Lake Veterans Golf Course - 100% Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible. 7,400 square foot Rehabilitation & Learning Center for:   Rehabilitation - Learning and training - Golf training room - Relaxation, socialization and fun - Library and TV room.

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