Serving those who've served

Golf Programs for Veterans and Active Military Personnel

 
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For veterans and active duty service members, the journey back to civilian life can be difficult. Many veterans face challenges ranging from physical disabilities to PTSD. Playing golf in a serene, natural setting can be beneficial for both the body and mind. The activity can relieve stress, anxiety and depression. And golf helps people form meaningful social connections.
 
As part of our commitment to promoting the physical, social and emotional well-being of those who’ve served our country, Odyssey Golf Foundation offers veterans and active duty service members free golf instruction and specially discounted rates on greens fees, golf outings and driving range visits.
 

Monthly Veterans Golf Outings
Golf Outings for veterans and active duty service members are held a few times a month from April through October.
 
Your $15 Golf Outing Fee includes:
• Golf Cart
• Free Continental Breakfast at Registration
• Shot-gun Start (Contests by Age Group)
• Lunch at turn
• Prizes
 
Outings are exclusively for veterans and active military personnel. The Odyssey Golf Foundation runs these fun golf tournaments using a variety of formats (e.g. 2-man scramble, 4-man scramble, best ball, foursome, etc.).  Participants may be grouped by age and/or gender.  Prizes will be awarded to winners.

>To view a schedule of our upcoming events click here
>Download a Golf Outing Fundraising Charitable Discount Application
>Become a sponsor for our Veterans Outings


Qualified Veterans League
Odyssey Golf Foundation runs a weekly 9-Hole Veterans Golf League on Tuesday afternoons at 5:00 pm. The League is open to veterans and active military personnel who’ve served in Desert Shield/Storm 1990-95; Bosnia/Kosovo 1995-Present; Afghanistan 2001-Present; and Iraq 2003-2011. Prizes will be awarded to winners weekly and at the end of each season. There is a discounted golf fee of $5 for qualifying League participants who present an Odyssey Golf Foundation Veteran’s Membership Card. Click here to check out our 2015 Veterans 9-Hole Golf League Winners.
 
To participate in the Veterans League, please download, complete and return the following forms to Odyssey Golf Foundation. Questions? Contact us at 708-429-7400 x1.
 
> Download and join the 9-Hole Veterans League
 

Free Golf Clinics for All Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel
Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at our Driving Range
19110 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL (behind Odyssey Fun World).    
 
Purchase any size bucket of range balls for $1. 

> Schedule a charity driving range event
 
 
Veterans Discharged Prior to December 31, 1989
All Honorably Discharged Veterans wishing to participate in Veterans golf events need to apply for membership in the Veterans Club each year.
 
Get these benefits with your $7 Annual Application fee
  • Annual Membership Card
  • Veterans Club Member Golf Cap  - Specially Priced at only $13
  • $10 off cart fees every day
  • $4 off bucket of range balls
  • Free Veterans Golf Clinics -  Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 am, year round with buckets of balls for just $1.
  • Eligible to participate in all Foundation-sponsored Veterans Golf Programs and Golf Outings
> Get an application for Veterans discharged prior to January 1, 1990


Veterans Discharged After January 1, 1990
For Veterans discharged on January 1, 1990 or later and Active Duty Military Personnel
Available to veterans of Desert Shield/Storm 1990-95, Bosnia/Kosova 1995 - Present, Afghanistan 2001 - Present, Iraq 2003 - 2011 and all active duty service members. 
  • Annual Membership Card
  • One large bucket of range balls daily for only $1, plus unlimited use of putting and chipping greens
  • Discounted Golf ($10 golf fee for 18 holes, cart included)
  • Discounted 9-Hole Golf League ($5 golf per person, cart included) on Tuesdays
  • Free Veterans Golf Clinics -  Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 am, year round with buckets of balls for just $1.
Simply download and complete the appropriate annual membership application below, send it to us and we’ll issue your Membership card.

> Get an application for Veterans discharged on or after January 1, 1990 and Active Military Personnel
 
Complete & Return the Application
• Email us at proshop@odysseygolffoundation.org
• Mail it or drop it off 
   Odyssey Golf Foundation Golf Course
   Attn: Pro Shop 
   19110 S. Ridgeland
   Tinley Park, IL   60477
 
 Please be sure to present your Membership card when you participate in any of our programs. 

Be a Part of the Journey!

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

Give back to those who've given so much. 








We are required to make a copy of the Odyssey Charities Form 1023 Application for Charity Status under 501(c)(3) and our annual form 990 return filings available to the public who request to view them. You may request to view these documents at our executive office, 2221 Camden Court, Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL or at the pro-shop. Requests may be made in person, via U.S. Mail or by email to proshop@odysseygolffoundation.org.

 

Nearly 15,000 veteran rounds of golf have been played to-date.

“The Odyssey calls to mind a journey. As my husband's family emigrated here finding success in all of their hard work, they began to search for ways to give back. This foundation has become a vehicle to pay tribute to those who have given so much and deserve so much more. We look forward to the difference we can make in the lives of our veterans and special needs individuals of all ages. They are the wind in our sails.”

Lisa Halikias, Executive Director, Odyssey Golf Foundation