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We are in the process of adding more sites and sessions due to the large demand that has occurred recently. Please bear with us as we try to accommodate everyone.

Please use the link below to submit a waiting list request for a PGA HOPE Program. Once submitted, we will add you to our “first to know” list and we will reach out as soon as a session opens up in your area. Thank you so much for your patience.



Current PGA HOPE Locations: 

  • Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach
  • Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club, Coto de Caza
  • Las Posas Country Club, Camarillo
  • Zaca Creek Golf Course, Buellton
  • Blacklake Resort, Nipomo
  • Heroes Golf Course, Los Angeles
  • Coronado Golf Course, Coronado
  • Stadium Golf Center, San Diego
  • Miramar Memorial Golf Course, Miramar
  • Legends Golf Club, Temecula
  • Arrowood Golf Course, Oceanside
  • Journey at Pechanga, Temecula
  • Native Oaks Golf Club, Valley Center
  • Los Serranos Country Club, Chino

About PGA HOPE | PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. This program is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans. This program is provided at no cost to the Veteran. Veterans can range from World War II era to post- 9/11 era Veterans to those newly separated from the military. PGA HOPE also introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans and Active Duty.

Program Information:

– Each Session is between 6 – 8 weeks, once a week for approximately 1.5 hours.

– PGA HOPE is open to only Active-Duty Service Members & Veterans

– This is a one-time program; however, PGA HOPE Graduates are invited to participate in post-Graduation activities, such as Play Days.



Ready to take your game to the next level? Check-out the Hero Golf Tour for tournament opportunities at no cost that run year-round.

Upcoming Sessions


  • There are currently 162 PGA HOPE programs across the country, hosted in 38 participating PGA Sections.
  • Veteran suicide is a major issue in the Veteran community, and statistics show 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic by utilizing the game of golf as a form of therapy.
  • PGA Professional Training | Local PGA Professionals are trained to teach golf to Veterans with physical and emotional disabilities as well as important aspects of Veteran rehabilitative culture
  • Program Site Selection | PGA REACH works with PGA Sections, PGA Professionals, and VA hospitals to identify golf courses and communities that are willing to host and would benefit from the program



Our mission is to use golf as a rehabilitative tool to help Veterans overcome life’s adversities and improve their physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.

Our goals are to:
● Create a safe environment for Veterans and establish relationships of trust with PGA Professionals
● Have fun and encourage a culture of comradery
● Teach Veterans the basics of golf including etiquette and course management
● Empower Veterans to feel confident playing golf on their own after the program
● Create a community of Veteran golfers

The Hero Golf Tour

The Southern California PGA is excited to continue to impact veterans with our partnership with HERO GOLF TOUR. We believe that once a veteran finishes a PGA HOPE session, they may enjoy the continued support and camaraderie of other Veterans at free weekly tournaments. "We mentor our Heroes who are suffering by showing them a greater purpose in helping others which saves their lives. We also host hundreds of golf tournaments over a season called the Hero Golf Tour which creates a fun and therapeutic atmosphere for our Heroes. Both Heroes and Civilians have a chance to support this cause and golf free with us on the Tour. Everyone has a chance to compete or play for fun. Get added to the leaderboards, maintain a scorecard history, and receive a Hero Golf Tour Handicap. Every player has a chance to qualify for the annual playoffs & championship. Come out to a tournament and join the family!"

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Interested in the Program?

Questions about the PGA HOPE Program, please contact:

Amberlynn Dorsey, PGA