Special Needs Programs
Empowering people of all abilities.
A place where confidence soars.
Playing golf is a journey of self-discovery and growing self-confidence. The experience can bring a special sense of freedom and joy to children and adults facing physical, intellectual or psychological challenges. Learning a new skill is empowering. Just as importantly, golf connects people socially and enhances their inclusion in the community.
Odyssey Golf Foundation is committed to working with individuals who have special needs. We offer discounted driving range visits and group golf instruction. The goal is for participants to become proficient enough to play the golf course independently, under the supervision of Foundation staff and volunteers, or with their family.
Instructional Golf Sessions
To schedule a session at the Golf Academy call us 708.429.4837 or email us email@example.com.
Charity Golf Outings
We also offer other 501(c)(3) charities the opportunity to use the golf course for their own fundraising efforts. The Foundation can arrange special discounted golf outings and driving range events for organizations’ participants.
> Download a Golf Outing Fundraising Charitable Discount Application
> Volunteer Opportunities Available – Download the Application
Complete & Return the Application
• Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mail it or drop it off
Odyssey Golf Foundation Golf Course
Attn: Pro Shop
19110 S. Ridgeland
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Every time you play, you support the mission.
The Foundation programs are funded through revenue generated by greens fees, sponsorships, partnerships and the generous donations of individuals, groups and corporations.
> Play the course
> Hold your group and corporate outings at the course
> Become a valued Sponsor
> Sign up to be a Volunteer
Nearly 1,200 instructional golf sessions have been conducted.
“In addition to the Veterans program, we also want the golf course to bring enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment to children and adults with special needs. People of all abilities need to experience the thrill, satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes with learning a new skill.”
Patricia Halikias, CEO of Tech Metra, the architectural firm that designed Odyssey's main club house and other structures