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 email@example.com
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 Gifted in 2005 Located behind the 1st tee
Hole Signs with Yardages Gifted in 2011 Located at each hole
Moisture Meter Gifted in 2011 Improves greens maintenance
Two Large Fans Gifted in 2011 Aids in air circulation of greens and approaches
Yardage Plaques on Par 3's Gifted in 2012 Provides accurate yardages from each tee box
Small Fan Gifted in 2012 Aids in air circulation of greens
Located at the golf course entrance
Dethatches bermudagrass in fairways
Overseeds areas of rough on the course
Provides efficient clean-up during Fall season
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.
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.