Jack Nicklaus, Vietnam War veteran Jim Martinson and Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry.
Leroy Petry and Jim Martinson on the course.
A beautiful day for camaraderie and recreation!
Jim gets a lesson from Jack.
Our new clubhouse. Now all we need is that second nine!
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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

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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.