Friends Of The Golf Course

Becoming a Friend

Friends of the Golf Course, Fund for Excellence
Your support as a Friend of the Golf Course is needed to fund those improvements not included in our annual operating budget. Projects currently under consideration at this time include a restroom between the tees of holes 3 and 15, covered tees at the driving range, permanent scoreboard, tournament software and a rain shelter. 

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details. 

Friends Mission Statement
The Friends of the University of Maryland Golf Course will advocate and support continuing enhancements and upgrades to the course to assure its legacy as a premier golfing experience.

How You Can Help
There are a number of ways that you can get involved with the Golf Course Fund for Excellence. You may become a Friend of the Golf Course by donating $1,000 or more annually. This charitable contribution is unequivocally stating that you want your golf course’s legacy as a premier recreation and meeting facility to continue. Naming opportunities are also available. Please see the Naming Opportunities page for information.

Special benefits as our Friend include: a commemorative golf course gift; pre-event notices and invitations, membership in the University of Maryland’s Philanthropy Society, donor recognition in various publications, a special parking permit for designated Friends of the Golf Course spaces, and an invitation to the Annual Friends of the Golf Course Invitational.

Consider our Friend for Life designation if you would like to make a significant and immediate impact on the University Golf Course.


For more information please contact, Jeff Maynor, 301-314-9784 –

Current Friends

Current Friends of the Golf Course

The University of Maryland Golf Course Fund for Excellence recognizes its loyal Friends for their generous contribution to the restoration and enhancement of our golf facilities.

Updated list coming soon.


The Friends of the Golf Course Program recognizes donors who have made an annual gift of at least $1,000 to the Golf Course Enhancement Fund.

Friends Gifts

Every year, through the generous donations of the Friends of The Golf Course, we are able to make very important improvements in the infrastructure of the golf course. It is because of the Friends that we have all these things we need to make UMD golf course a better place for our members and guests.

Double-Sided Clock

Double-Sided Clock
Gifted in 2005
Located behind the 1st tee

Hole Signs with Yardages

Hole Signs with Yardages
Gifted in 2011
Located at each hole

Moisture Meter

Moisture Meter
Gifted in 2011
Improves greens maintenance

Two Large Fans

Two Large Fans
Gifted in 2011
Aids in air circulation of greens and approaches

Yardage Plaques on Par 3s

Yardage Plaques on Par 3’s
Gifted in 2012
Provides accurate yardages from each tee box

Small Fan

Small Fan
Gifted in 2012
Aids in air circulation of greens

Welcome Sign
Welcome Sign
Located at the golf course entrance
Dethatches bermudagrass in fairways
Overseeds areas of rough on the course
Leaf Vacuum

Leaf Vacuum
Provides efficient clean-up during Fall season


Friend for Life

Naming Opportunities

The University of Maryland Golf Course offers many naming opportunities.  Listed below are some of those opportunities.

Golf Course Donated Bench


Clubhouse $1,500,000
Practice Range $500,000
Practice Range Building $200,000
Entrance Roadway $200,000
Holes 1, 9, 10, or 18 $125,000 ea.
Holes 2 – 8 and 11 – 17 $100,000 ea.
Restaurant $250,000
Bar $250,000
Golf Shop $100,000
Pavilion $100,000
Pond $100,000
Locker Rooms $50,000 ea.
Circle Drive $50,000
Conference Room $50,000
Golf Administrative Suite $50,000
Bag Drop $50,000
Landscaping (Specific Areas) $10,000
Benches $5,000 ea.

Support UMD Golf Course

Why should I support the University of Maryland Golf Course?

Generous support from alumni and Friends of the Golf Course help to ensure the course’s award-winning standing as a top University course and as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Areas for support:

1) UMD Golf Course Enhancement Fund

The University Golf Course has served as host to the PGA Nationwide Tour’s Melwood Prince George’s County Open, national, regional, and local tournaments, and annual host to the Maryland State High School Championships. The course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, and was dedicated in 1959 to the health and recreation needs of the University of Maryland and local communities.

The Golf Course Enhancement Fund assists with maintenance and enhancement of the University of Maryland Golf Course.

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2) The Jeff Maynor Student Employee Golf Course Scholarship

The Jeff Maynor Student Employee Golf Course Scholarship supports Golf Course student employees with the costs associated with academic and living needs. The scholarships are supported through the generous donations from alumni and Friends of the Golf Course.

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3) UMD Golf for Business and Life Program Fund

In collaboration with the Department of Kinesiology and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland Golf Course offers an undergraduate Golf for Business and Life class.

The Maryland Golf for Business and Life Program Fund supports the operation and execution of the “Business and Life Program,” including equipment and staff support.

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Please contact Casey Bell, Senior Associate Director for Development for Campus Recreation Services at 301-314-3694 or should you have any questions about your contribution.