Giving Back

American Lake Golf Course is the only golf course in the United States designed to be played by disabled veterans. Since 1995 the operation and maintenance of the course has been maintained entirely by private donations. Help us continue to provide relaxing, therapeutic and accepting environment by giving back to those who have given so much..




Help us by volunteering! The American Lake Veterans Golf Course would not exist without its nearly 200 plus volunteers. No government funding exists for operation and maintenance of the course, and there is not one single paid employee. Volunteers, ranging in age from 23 to 92, give selflessly of their time to support our servicemen and women regaining hope and strength while playing the great game of golf. Bound by one common purpose, former privates, retired generals and committed civilians— some with their own disabilities— come together to serve and assist America’s veterans. Volunteer positions range from management to cutting grass and picking up range balls. We are always in need of additional volunteers.


Positions that are available to all interested parties are:

  • Management
  • Administrative / finance / clerical
  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Data entry
  • Check-in counter personnel
  • Grounds maintenance crew
  • Vehicle maintenance (mechanics)
  • Course marshals
  • Course starters
  • Handyman / carpenter
  • Club repair
  • Janitorial
  • Barbecue cooks and assistants
  • Trainers / coaches / assistants
  • General workman (range balls, etc)

Volunteers are eligible to join the golf course (otherwise only open to veterans) and will receive free membership after their first year, if they work at least 160 hours during that period (prorated amounts for interim hours). Grounds maintenance crew receives immediate free golf as an incentive to join a crew. Interested volunteers may apply in person at the golf course or can contact us through our email at . There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the golf course. All interested parties must fill out an application, be able to pass a background security check and attend a short training session.