University of Maryland
Friends of the Golf Course

Becoming a Friend

Friends of the Golf Course, Fund for Excellence
Your support as a Friend of the Golf Course is needed to fund those improvements not included in our annual operating budget. Projects currently under consideration at this time include a restroom between the tees of holes 3 and 15, covered tees at the driving range, permanent scoreboard, tournament software and a rain shelter. 

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents.   Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details. 


Friends Mission Statement
The Friends of the University of Maryland Golf Course will advocate and support continuing enhancements and upgrades to the course to assure its legacy as a premier golfing experience.


How You Can Help
There are a number of ways that you can get involved with the Golf Course Fund for Excellence. You may become a Friend of the Golf Course by donating $1,000 or more annually. This charitable contribution is unequivocally stating that you want your golf course’s legacy as a premier recreation and meeting facility to continue. Naming opportunities are also available. Please see the Naming Opportunities page for information.

Special benefits as our Friend include: a commemorative golf course gift; pre-event notices and invitations, membership in the University of Maryland's Philanthropy Society, donor recognition in various publications, a special parking permit for designated Friends of the Golf Course spaces, and an invitation to the Annual Friends of the Golf Course Invitational.

Consider our Friend for Life designation if you would like to make a significant and immediate impact on the University Golf Course.

 

For more information please contact, Katie Flach (301) 314-9783 kflach@umd.edu

Current Friends

Current Friends of the Golf Course

The University of Maryland Golf Course Fund for Excellence recognizes its loyal Friends for their generous contribution to the restoration and enhancement of our golf facilities.

Michael Ball Leon Lowery
Susan and Brian Bayly Joe Makurath
Louis Boezi Adam Nave
Carol and Stanley Botts Carol and Judd Nelson
Chris Breslin Patti and Hal Nitowitz
Nancy and Bernie Brew Tom Oberti, Jr.
Jennifer and Steve Cibor Major Riddick
Betsy and Gene Colice Charley Rutherford
Steve Comings Mark Schechter
Terry Conrad Louise and Logan Schutz
Eirik Cooper Betty Smith
Rachel Dardis Kevin Smith
Barry DesRoches Bernie Smoot
Ellie Fields Brian Specker
Ann and Harold Freeman Norm Starkey
Claire and Rob Goebeler Judy and Chuck Sturtz
Kevin Harlen Blair Turner
James Harris Alice and Bob Tyler
Harold Hawk UM Twilight Golf Association
Charlie Hodgson UM Seniors Golf Association
Gary Kramer Sam Walker
Dwaine Kronser Susan and Gregg Wilkes
Ruane and John Langton Betty and Jerry Wrenn

The Friends of the Golf Course Program recognizes donors who have made an annual gift of at least $1,000 to the Golf Course Enhancement Fund.

 

Friends Gifts

Every year, through the generous donations of the Friends of The Golf Course, we are able to make very important improvements in the infrastructure of the golf course. It is because of the Friends that we have all these things we need to make UMD golf course a better place for our members and guests.

Double-Sided Clock

Double-Sided Clock
Gifted in 2005

Located behind the 1st tee

Hole Signs with Yardages

Hole Signs with Yardages
Gifted in 2011
Located at each hole

 

Moisture Meter
 
Moisture Meter

Gifted in 2011
Improves greens maintenance

 
Two Large Fans

Two Large Fans
Gifted in 2011
Aids in air circulation of greens and approaches
Yardage Plaques on Par 3s

Yardage Plaques on Par 3's
Gifted in 2012
Provides accurate yardages from each tee box

Small Fan

Small Fan
Gifted in 2012
Aids in air circulation of greens

 
 
Welcome Sign
Welcome Sign
Located at the golf course entrance

 
Verti-cutter
Verti-cutter
Dethatches bermudagrass in fairways
Slit-SeederSlit-Seeder
Overseeds areas of rough on the course

Leaf Vacuum
Leaf Vacuum
Provides efficient clean-up during Fall season

 
   

 

Friend for Life

UMD Golf Course Friend for Life Membership Options

Naming Opportunities

The University of Maryland Golf Course offers many naming opportunities.  Listed below are some of those opportunities. 

Golf Course Donated Bench
 
Clubhouse $1,500,000
Practice Range $500,000
Practice Range Building $200,000
Entrance Roadway $200,000
Holes 1, 9, 10, or 18 $125,000 ea.
Holes 2 - 8 and 11 - 17 $100,000 ea.
Restaurant $250,000
Bar $250,000
Golf Shop $100,000
Pavilion $100,000
Pond $100,000
Locker Rooms $50,000 ea.
Circle Drive $50,000
Conference Room $50,000
Golf Administrative Suite $50,000
Bag Drop $50,000
Landscaping (Specific Areas) $10,000
Benches $5,000 ea.
 

Support UMD Golf Course

Why should I support the University of Maryland Golf Course?

Generous support from alumni and Friends of the Golf Course help to ensure the course’s award-winning standing as a top University course and as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Areas for support:

1) UMD Golf Course Enhancement Fund

The University Golf Course has served as host to the PGA Nationwide Tour’s Melwood Prince George’s County Open, national, regional, and local tournaments, and annual host to the Maryland State High School Championships. The course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, and was dedicated in 1959 to the health and recreation needs of the University of Maryland and local communities.

The Golf Course Enhancement Fund assists with maintenance and enhancement of the University of Maryland Golf Course. 

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2) UMD Golf Course Student Employee Scholarship Fund

The UMD Golf Course Student Employee Scholarship Fund supports Golf Course student employees with the costs associated with academic and living needs. The scholarships are supported through the generous donations from alumni and Friends of the Golf Course. 

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3) UMD Golf for Business and Life Program Fund

In collaboration with the Department of Kinesiology and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland Golf Course offers an undergraduate Golf for Business and Life class.

The Maryland Golf for Business and Life Program Fund supports the operation and execution of the "Business and Life Program," including equipment and staff support. 

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Please contact Reggie Jackson, Associate Director for Development for Campus Recreation Services at 301-405-1151 or reggiej@umd.edu should you have any questions about your contribution.

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