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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

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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 Air Force Wounded Warrior's video. ...

Day 2 of training for your Air Force Warrior Games team is almost done and is really testing the endurance of the Warriors. Today, CMSAF James A. Cody took time out of his busy schedule to visit with the team, stopping to talk to as many of them as he could. #AFW2 #WarriorGames

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Friends Of American Lake Veterans Golf Course shared U.S. Marine Corps's video. ...

Monday got you down?Give us 25 seconds and we'll give you all the motivation you need for the week ahead.Team work makes the dream work. Marines with Special Purpose MAGTF - CR - CC train with Portuguese Marines in an assault training exercise.

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Friends Of American Lake Veterans Golf Course shared U.S. Navy's video. ...

Hit play to see how your #USNavy has been protecting and defending America... in our latest Week in Review video.

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    Open in Sumner UPDATE!

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    Updated from http://veterangolf.org/sumner-host-golf-event-benefiting-friends-american-lake-golf-course/ 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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • In Memory

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    Jim Tournquist passed away last week. Jim was a retired volunteer with over 4000 volunteer hours. He worked on the grounds crew many years ago and before he retired he was in charge of all the cookouts at the activity center. He was an excellent …

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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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