UGA Golf Course Offers Discount to Health Care Workers
March 26, 2021
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The UGA Golf Course is extending its university discount to health care workers as
a way to show gratitude to those who provide essential care to patients each and every
day. First responders (police, firefighters and EMTs), military, and Athens-Clarke
County employees are also eligible for the university rate which offers $20 off green
“Extending this discount to health care workers makes perfect sense to us because
of all they do for people in need 24/7,” said Matt Peterson, golf course manager.
“Their heroic efforts during the pandemic really highlighted their selflessness, which
is something we should all admire and aspire towards. We are honored to have first
responders and health care workers play at the University Golf Course.”
Set on the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, this par 71 Robert Trent Jones layout
opened to play in 1968 and is widely regarded as one of the best university courses
in the United States. Originally developed as a recreational and educational resource
for the university community, over the years the course has become an important asset
to the residents of Georgia as a whole.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, golf courses have provided outdoor spaces where people
can be active and experience the benefits of exercise. The UGA Golf Course, which
also has a driving range, is open to the public and offers special rates and leagues
for UGA students, faculty and staff. In addition to offering rounds of golf, the UGA
Golf Course partners with the University Health Center each year to open cart paths
to UGA students, faculty and staff for walking or running during health-focused events.
Most recently, the two groups hosted the Health Dawg 5K in March 2021.
Health care workers who would like to play at the UGA Golf Course may book a tee time online and present a valid employee I.D. at check-in for the discount.
Now that we are entering the late fall season, there is an increased chance for frost
delays at the golf course. Anytime the low temperatures are forecasted to be in the
upper 30's or colder, please call the golf shop at (706) 369-5739 before you come
out to confirm your exact starting time. We will send out email notifications to
the customers on our tee sheet if a frost delay is initiated (if we have your email
address on file!), but please do not hesitate to give us a call for more detailed
information. We appreciate your patience and understanding with frost delays, which
are critical in protecting the health of our bent grass greens.
New Driving Range Ball Vending Machine
For those of you that haven't visited the golf course in a while, the driving range
began use of a new golf ball vending machine back in December 2020. If you currently
possess a range pass card with value on it, you will need to exchange it for a new
Range Express Member card that will work with the new ball vending machine. Learn more here.