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Note: American Lake Veterans Golf Course officials reserve the right to deny play to anyone not in compliance with the standards of the dress code, good taste, and appropriate golf attire.

 

AUTHORIZATION

WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO PLAY AT THE AMERICAN LAKE GOLF COURSE?

  • Hospital in-patients, family and their guests have first priority on the course. 
  • Persons in possession of a Veterans Universal Access Identification Card, family and their guests.
  • Active duty and retired military with military ID cards, family and their guests.
  • Guests 7 years of age and older when accompanied by their sponsors.
  • Three guests are allowed for each authorized player and must be accompanied by their sponsor while on the course.

 

RULES

PLEASE OBSERVE OUR RULES OF GOLF, GOLF ETIQUETTE, AND COURTESY

  • All Players must sign in before starting play.
  • Drugs and alcohol are PROHIBITED! Comply with all signs posted throughout the course or your golfing privileges will be restricted.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older and have a current valid drivers license to operate golf carts.
  • Remove and replace flag sticks with care, replace divots, rake sand bunkers, repair ball marks, and do not litter.
  • Carts are not allowed between sand bunkers and greens or on greens and tees. Regular golf carts should not be driven within thirty feet of any green. Course managers may refuse use of golf carts on the course if, in their opinion, the use of carts will damage fairways or greens. 
  • EXCEPTION: The para golfer carts are allowed on the greens. The cart should go straight on and off the green with no turns.
  • Slow play is discouraged. Please behave accordingly and invite faster players to play through if possible.
  • No more than four players are allowed in a group. At no time are groups larger than four players permitted.
  • Each Player must have a set of clubs.
  • Dependent Children age 7 or older of the above eligible categories may play the course accompanied by the sponsor.
  • Comply with posted dress code.

FEES

DAILY FEES  

$15 - Green Fees for Authorized Personnel and their Dependents

$25 - Green Fee for guests

$ 8 - Cart for nine (9) holes

$16 - Cart for 18 holes

Range balls - $3 (small bucket), $6 (large bucket) 

ANNUAL FEES - ANNUAL PASSES

$200 - For authorized personnel.  Passes are good for one year FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.

$400 - Sponsored Guest Pass - This annual pass MUST be purchased by a registered member (the sponsor) of this golf course.  This pass will remain in the possession of the sponsor only and will have the sponsor's picture, name and pertinent information.  This pass will allow the sponsor to bring one guest to play.  The guest MUST play with the sponsor.  This pass may be used for a different guest each day, but for only one guest per round of golf

 Cash, Checks and Credit Cards are accepted for payment of the above.

 

PLEASE CALL  (253) 589-1998 FOR MORE INFORMATION

CLUBHOUSE, REHAB & LEARNING CENTER 

Clubhouse, Rehab & Learning Center FALVGC with the encouragement and contributions from a generous donor, construction of the Center began in July of 2008. The old “Caddy Shack” was demolished, the site cleared and utility connections set for the new building. Northwest Home Design, Inc., provided the concept design as an in-kind contribution. BMC West provided construction drawings and cost estimates. Pacific Northwest Engineering approved the structural design. Both firms gave their work as a donation. On September 10, 2008, the VA Engineer approved the engineering analysis for the Center. The first contractor meeting was held October 13, a second meeting was December 3. Actual building began July 15, 2009 and the contractor, Gordon Rush, made quick, on-budget progress through 2009. The building was completed on April 9, 2010 and fundraising continues to provide fixtures and furnishings. The R&L Center houses a Full Swing Golf Simulator, allowing players to hit from a wide variety of simulated fairways, light rough, heavy rough, and sand surfaces on any shot without the limitations of a fixed hitting area. As you walk through the front portico, you enter the main lobby, which serves as a check-in area and social area. To the left is the golf activities administration counter manned by volunteers. At this counter people can check in for golf, rent two-man driving golf carts, pay for driving range balls, etc. It is the nerve center for the golfers. Anything you want to do at the golf course is provided through this counter. The large open areas on either side of the check-in area are filled with clusters of tables and chairs for socializing. This facility serves as a social outlet for many of our veterans. 

 
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Either before or after their golf outing they can meet with friends for encouragement and support. At the back of the lobby area is a gas fireplace, adding to the ambiance. Immediately behind the check-in counter are the men’s and lady’s locker rooms. These rooms provide benches and small lockers as well as shower, toilet and sink facilities that are all fully ADA accessible. The locker rooms are accessible from both inside and outside the building. The area is carpeted in the locker areas and tiled in the bathroom and shower areas. In addition to serving the golfers, this area allows volunteers who are doing the maintenance “dirty work” to shower and change before heading to lunch, home, or out on the golf course. As one walks into the building, to the right are the rehabilitation room, staircase and office manager’s office. To the rear of the large rehabilitation room is the Full Swing Golf Simulator mentioned earlier, as well as a teaching station. There is a large putting area and a 10x10x10 netting in this area as well. Golfers utilizing wheel chairs or Solo Riders have full access to the rehabilitation room which enables year-round therapy. This portion of the building is also adaptable to a wide variety of planned activities. On the right center are the stairs and the ADA accessible elevator to the second floor. The second-floor houses administrative offices, a large conference room, a small library and storage areas. There are also ADA accessible restrooms on this floor. At the rear of the facility is a covered porch with outdoor tables and chairs. This facility is the primary social venue for many of our golfers and veterans, therefore this area has been designed to offer a place to socialize either before or after golfing activities.