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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 - $4 (small bucket), $6 (Medium Bucket), $8 (large bucket) Enjoy recently installed Power Tee at our driving range!

ANNUAL FEES - ANNUAL PASSES

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

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

PLEASE CALL  (253) 589-1998 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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POWER TEE IS HERE!

Built in 1957, American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALVGC) was opened to veterans for recreation and relaxation. The mission of the American Lake Veterans Golf Course is to provide services to veterans and their legal dependents, and the main objective is to provide affordable, enjoyable golf for veterans and their families. 

The facility has continued to make improvements since opening. In 2004, the Friends of ALVGC was formed, and since has provided over $6 million worth of improvements to the golf course, including building a $1.4 million Rehabilitation Learning Center with full indoor training simulators (Full Swing), providing $3 million for the new back nine holes, funding the $600k irrigation system and buying 12 mobility-impaired golf carts and more than 72 new golf carts through the Cart Sponsorship Program.

Being the only ADA compatible golf course in the country, ALVGC decided to add 10 Power Tee bays to their facility as well. Bruce Mckenty, General Manager at ALVGC says, “We have many disabled and older veterans who play here. It is extremely difficult for a disabled golfer in a mobility impaired golf cart to tee up a ball at the driving range. It is equally difficult for the older veterans to tee up balls. Power Tee will make this much easier and more enjoyable for these golfers.”

Mckenty also adds, “The American Lake Veterans Golf Course is proud to be in partnership with Power Tee. They have worked with us to make this venture affordable and enjoyable. They have allowed us to provide a service to our deserving veterans. We are truly the envy of the golf courses in the Great Northwest. I believe we are the first golf course in the Northwest United States to have Power Tee!”

Power Tee is just as ready for the opportunity to work with ALVGC and can’t wait to see all the veterans Power Tee impacts. Power Tee Director, Ross Jones adds, “John and Bruce are really great guys, who dedicate their time to help veterans enjoy their life and keep their independence. We are all touched by the sacrifices that have been made and what ALVGC do. Power Tee enables adaptive golfers and those with disabilities to improve and enjoy the game of golf. It gives us great satisfaction to know we are helping others achieve their goal and we are very proud to be part of the journey”

About Power Tee 

Power Tee® is an internationally patented automatic practice system that makes practicing golf more efficient, effective and fun. Created by Martin Wyeth and endorsed by US Open Champion and 2018 USA Ryder Cup Captain, Jim Furyk, winner of 21 events Worldwide and 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn and Elite Coach, Mitchell Spearman. The system operates in 18 countries and can be found at many of the world's most prestigious golf clubs such as St. Andrews, the Belfry, Dromoland Castle and Le Golf National - hosts of the 2018 Ryder Cup. Power Tee® tees up more than six million balls a day and assists golfers of all ages and skill levels in improving their swing through repetition and rhythm in a consistent setting. 

About American Lake Veterans Golf Course

We provide a first class, affordable venue for our veterans, who deserve our thanks and admiration for the sacrifices they have made and the hardships they have endured for our country.  The golf course is managed, operated and maintained by over 230+ volunteers.  Yes, that is right VOLUNTEERS!  Name another golf course that has no paid employees.  We are very proud of that statistic.  We do this out of “our love for our veterans”.  Many of the volunteers are also veterans to include combat veterans from all wars.

Funding for the golf course operations and capital projects, to include all equipment purchases is created by revenue from golf fees and cart rentals and donations from local individuals, businesses and foundations.  To date, donations have topped $6 million since 2004 when The Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course (501c3) was incorporated.  Our latest addition, as of March 15, 2019, is Power Tees in all of our covered driving range stalls.  Every single golfer comes away with a smile on their face and a “high five”.  They are extremely happy to use the new Power Tee.

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ACCOMODATIONS

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.

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.