The American Lake Veterans Golf Course is on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Lakewood, Washington, one hour south of Seattle. The Veteran’s Hospital was approved for construction in 1926 and the first building was dedicated in 1929. The golf course, situated on 377 acres, was added shortly after World War II in the mid 1950’s. However, the nine-hole course was designed as a place of relief rather than rehabilitation and the needs of the disabled were not taken into account. Still, it was a valued asset of the hospital and served patients healing from all types of injuries for many years.
The American Lake Veterans Golf Course offers rehabilitation, therapy, socialization and support to those who have given so much for our country. To restore just one person to a productive life enhances our community. To help just one young soldier turn away from suicide, to ease the feelings of isolation and depression, or to help a family avoid divorce greatly impacts our community. To accomplish these things one hundred times over affects our community and the world far beyond what mere words can describe.
Course length, rating and slope is based on middle-tees where applicable. Information is kept up-to-date from season-to-season and is drawn from the course's own website. You can visit this American Lake Veterans Golf Course website directly by clicking here.