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American Lake Veterans in St Andrews playing Crail Balcomie, The Dukes, Kingsbarns, The Old Course and the gem in Argyle, Machrihanish.

The current nine-hole course is routinely used by wounded veterans for physical and mental rehabilitation.


Area 51, run by an all-volunteer staff, builds, maintains and repairs all donated golf clubs. We have recycled over 1,056 clubs this year and have built up 132 sets of clubs for distribution to our wounded soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen, VA in patients, the Old Soldier’s Home in Orting and our Blind Rehab Program. We provided 179 sets of clubs to our programs in 2012. May we never forget our veterans, past or present.


Golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his design team have donated their resources to design the new nine holes for American Lake Veterans Golf Course, a place of healing and comradery for our veterans, who have given their all in the service of our country. We encourage you to make a tax deductable donation to


When local veterans need a way to get away from their troubles, they can always find some peace at a golf course run entirely by volunteers. Reporter Saint Bryan and Photographer/Editor Mark Morache meet the men and women of American Lake.


Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course is a non-profit and 100% voluntarily run golf course! It’s a great, friendly and welcoming place and has the most comfortable environment to enjoy for all!

* This video is ‘not for profit’ and a tribute to all service members and especially those that want to get out and enjoy life after returning from war and suffering as A wounded warrior! The song was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and sung by Dee Jay Silverheels. “God Bless The Staff at ‘Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course: For All their Hours of Service to the Community of Veterans They Serve.” “God Bless The U.S.A. and World!” Dee Jay Silverheels.

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