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 fees.

“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.

Frost Season

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.