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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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs's video. ...

#HonorAVeteran by submitting them to be #VeteranOfTheDayDo you know a Veteran that should be honored on our page? Send a photo of yourself (or the Veteran in your life) in uniform, with your name, service branch, dates of service and brief description of the photo to [email protected] and we may post it. Make sure the image or scan is high resolution (at least 200KB), is clear and has enough information about the Veteran. If the image is not of high quality or there is not enough associated information, we will not be able to use the photo.

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Friends Of American Lake Veterans Golf Course shared United States Air Force's photo. ...

Sunday Soundoff! Who are you honoring this Memorial Day? #MemorialDay15 #iHonor

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Friends Of American Lake Veterans Golf Course shared U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)'s post. ...

Today #SecDef Carter joined thousands of people from across the country who took part in the 28th annual #RollingThunder ride. The ride begins at the Pentagon parking lot and finishes downtown by the National Mall. #HonorThem

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

    Nicklaus Nine in Progress!

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    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!

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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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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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