Military Discounts on Golfing & Golf Gear

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Military Discounts for Those Who Love to Golf

Love golf? Want to go play? Need some new golfing equipment? Why not use a military discount when you do?

Here is a list of places that offer military discounts as well as information about military golf courses, free golf for veterans, and other opportunities for service members and veterans to easily play a game of golf.

Golf Organizations, Recreation, and Free Golf For Veterans

PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE, which stands for Helping Our Patriots Everywhere, is the flagship military engagement program that introduces veterans with disabilities to golf in order to enhance their physical, mental, social, or emotional well-being. They want to create a safe environment for veterans and their families to establish a trusting relationship with PGA professionals.

The program will teach veterans the basics of golf including etiquette and course management. They will help veterans empower themselves to feel confident playing golf on their own after they graduate from the program.

PGA America, which is PGA REACH, PGA Section Foundations, and PGA Professionals will work with local VA hospitals and military installations to implement the program. Veterans will attend a one-day introductory golf experience, then they can participate in a 6-8 week program taught by PGA professionals that are trained to work with veterans with physical and emotional disabilities. After they graduate they receive a special card offering them a range of golf-related benefits in their region.

Odyssey Golf Foundation

Odyssey Golf Foundation offers veterans and active duty service members free golf instruction and specially discounted rates on green fees, golf outings, and driving range visits. They also offer a weekly golf league for veterans and active duty service members for $15. This would include golf cart/greens fee, registration, a lunch ticket, and prizes.

The Salute Military Golf Association

SMGA golf clinics are designed for wounded and injured servicemen and women who are in the midst of their recovery and transition from the hospital to home-life or back to active duty. They also offer warrior golf clinics which is an American Golfer Program for Wounded Warriors who are not located within close proximity to one of their clinic locations. They match Post – 9/11 Wounded Warriors with PGA of America professionals that are familiar with teaching adaptive golf.

Tee It Up For Troops

Tee It Up For Troops has teamed up with 2nd Swing. You can send your new and used golf equipment to 2nd Swing. They will assess the value, and donate to Tee It Up For Troops. They accept clubs from the following brands: Adams, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Odyssey, Ping, PXG, Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade, Titleist, Tour Edge, and Wilson. The money will help to reunite combat veterans, helping them to overcome the hidden wounds of war like anxiety, depression, isolation, and suicide.

Top Golf

At Top Golf, you will find a global sports entertainment community.  Top Golf features fun golf games for all skill levels, with a bar and restaurant.

Their military discount offer is called the Heroes Discount. The discount is a 20% off military discount on all monthly memberships. It also includes 10% off of Top Golf gameplay. It cannot be combined with other promotions.

Top Golf’s “Heroes Discount” is available to active duty and veterans.

In addition, they recycle golf equipment to provide to military troops serving overseas.

Birdies For The Brave

Birdies for the Brave is a joint effort by PGA TOUR Inc., PGA TOUR Charities, Inc., and the TPC Network. It is a military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation for the US Armed Forces and their families.

Created in 2004 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, in collaboration with Glenn Cohen. They are raising funds for combat-wounded veterans. The events consist of appreciation activities that are conducted during the PGA TOUR tournament. In addition, they host a series of fundraising events at the TOUR’s TPC clubs and partner courses across the nation.

GOLFTEC

GOLFTEC is the world leader in golf instruction. They offer a military discount to active duty, veterans, and retired military. For their discounts, they offer a $75 Swing Evaluation. This is a 60-minute one-on-one instruction with a certified personal coach.  The instruction includes:

  • Instant video analysis
  • Motion measurement
  • Custom plan to improve your swing
  • Online access to swing videos and drills

The regular price is $125. They also offer $75 TECFIT Custom Club Fitting and 10% off of GOLFTEC lessons. You would need to show a military ID.

Tournament of Champions Diamond Resorts

At Diamond Resorts, they offer free tickets to the Tournament of Champions. This is presented by the Insurance Office of America.

The event brings together top professional women golfers to play side by side with celebrities. It was hosted this past January in Orlando, FL.

The free tickets were available to active duty, reserves, and retired military.

The next event will be January 20-23rd, 2022.

Military Discounts on Golf Clubs and Equipment

Taylor Made Golf

Taylor Made Golf is a company that sells golf clubs, bags, and accessories. They deliver products that help players of all skill levels reach their potential. They have been open since 1979, and offer a 15% off military discount on your entire purchase. This discount is for active duty, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and military family members. The discount will be reflected while shopping on the website. You would verify with ID.me and it can’t be combined with any other promotional codes. Some exclusions apply. You would choose “military discount” at checkout.

Callaway Golf Company

Callaway Golf Company is a sporting goods company and a proud supporter of military appreciation endeavors. They also have a longstanding organizational commitment to military appreciation initiatives. They design, manufacture, market, and sell golf equipment, accessories, and golf-lifestyle related products. Callaway offers a 15% off military discount which can’t be combined with other promotional codes and some exclusions apply.

The discount is for active duty, reserves, retired military, and military veterans. You would need to verify your eligibility with ID.Me during checkout.

PING

PING is an American manufacturer of golf equipment that was founded in 1959. They have a military mail-in rebate program. They also provide free clubs to military personnel in various war zones around the world. Their rebate program is open to active duty, active reserve, national guard, retirees, and their spouses.

You can use the rebate on purchases made from February 2nd, 2021-August 1, 2021. You would need to show your military ID to an authorized PING dealer to receive your mail-in rebate form. The rebate amount is based on the product and varies from $10 to-30. Here is the list of what is eligible and the rebate amounts:

  • Drivers: G425, G Le2- $30
  • Fairway Woods: G425, G Le2- $20 each
  • Hybrids: G425, G Le2- $15 each
  • Crossovers: G425- $15 each
  • Irons: G425, G710, i500, i210, Blueprint, G Le2- $10 each
  • Wedges: Glide 3.0, Glide Forged, G425, G710, i500, i210, G Le2- $10 each
  • Putters: PING 2021, Heppler, G Le2, PING Vault 2.0- $151

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Big 5 Sporting Goods is a sporting goods store with a variety of golf shoes and clothing items. They have a 10% off military discount for all active duty, reserve military, retirees, veterans, their spouses, and dependents. You would need to show a valid ID or veteran status on your driver’s license. This is valid in-store only.

Parsons Xtreme Golf

Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) is a global golf equipment company, who has been around since 2014.  They design, manufacture, market, and sell a line of custom-fitted golf equipment, accessories, and lifestyle-related products.

Parsons offers the PXG For Heroes program, which is a thank you program for former and current military. With the program, you can receive special pricing on PXG clubs, apparel, and accessories. You would need to verify with ID.me. Once verified, you can begin shopping.

Wilson Sporting

Wilson Sporting, an American sports equipment manufacturer, and has a 15% off military discount off all eligible merchandise. It is available to active duty, reserves, retired military, and their families. You will need to be verified with Sheer ID and then once you are registered the discount will be applied to all eligible products when you log in to wilson.com. They will also send you an email when any of the new military-themed products are available.

Puma

At Puma, where you can find golf shoes, clothing, and golf stands, you can find a 10% off military discount. The discount is for active military and veterans and you would verify with ID.me.

Golf Ball Divers

Golf Ball Divers sells golf balls and they offer a 10% off military discount. They offer this to active duty and retired military.  The discount is good on everything in the store.

In order to get the discount, you would first set up an account on their website.  Then you would need to email the company to give them a background of your time in the military. If you are eligible you will then receive a personal discount code. The discount can’t be combined with other offers.

Golf Courses with Military Discounts

Pinehurst Resort

Pine Resort offers nine golf courses in Pinehurst, NC. They offer active and retired military a 10% off discount on core packages as well as spa therapies. You will need to show your military ID. The US Open will be returning to Pinehurst in 2024.

Walt Disney World Courses

At Walt Disney World, there are three championship courses, Disney J Magnolia, Palm, and Lake Buena Vista. In addition, they feature the 9-hole walking course, Disney’s Oak Trail.

Disney World provides discounts for retired and active members of the Armed Forces. First, you would book your reservation.  Once booked, you would show your military ID at check-in.

Military Tee Times

At Military Tee Times you can book your next tee time. They offer a 15% off military discount on thousands of tee times.

This service is for veterans, active duty, and their families.

In order to access it, you would first need to create an account. Second, you would verify your military status. Once completed, you would receive your 15% off discount through Sheer ID.

Military Tee Times also has a list of military golf courses.  You can book your tee time there, too.

Your Favorite Golf Course

Many golf courses have military discounts.  So, make sure to ask or look into your favorite courses to see what they offer a military discount.

Military Golf Courses

There are over 150 military golf courses, mostly in the US.  These golf courses can be found on military installations.  Some may even be open to the general public.  The golf courses are operated using, “non-appropriated funds,” revenue generated from MWR activities.

In some cases, as previously mentioned, civilians are also allowed to play.  They may have to pay a little more than those that are affiliated with the military.  That cost is still discounted and typically does not exceed $50.

Top 10 Military Golf Courses

(according to Military Living)

You could also check out these military golf courses:

Make sure you take advantage of some of these golf military discounts. That way you’ll save money before you head out to the course or plan your next trip.

 

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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.