Many golf courses exist in the United States, but one is truly special. The American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Tacoma, Washington is exclusively designed for disabled veterans.
The course was built in 1955 and has been mostly neglected until recent contributions by Jack Nicklaus, among others. This course allows accommodations for disabled veterans and is completely free for in patients at the nearby VA hospital.
A non-profit corporation, Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course, was created in 2004 to launch fund-raising efforts. For more information on volunteering or donating, you can check out their website at VeteranGolf.org.
The American Lake Veterans Golf Course was recently featured on ESPN’s Outside the Lines. You can see their story on ESPN’s website.
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