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While golf is noted as a fall sport for VA State Games, avid golfers practice and play all year.

 I am confident our golf team/program is eager to play the greatest game ever – GOLF

Coordinator Robin Utz (785-249-3778)

Contact the Golf Coordinator

Golf Program

Information on the rules for Special Olympics Golf can be found at the link below.

Registration for Spring is closed.  Please know that we are adding events to our golf program, and the site will be updated as they become available.

SOVA Golf Fact Sheet

Equipment and Competition

EQUIPMENT: Athletes are welcome to bring their own clubs; however, clubs will be provided if needed.

WEAR: For practice, athletes should wear loose fitting tops and bottoms.

Level 1 – Individual Skills Competition
Level 2 – Alt. Shot Team Play Competition [9 hole]
Level 3 – Unified Sports Team Play [18 hole]
Level 4 – Individual Stroke Play Competition [9 hole] Level 5 – Individual Stroke Play Competition [18 holes]

SOVA Golf Rules

Burke Lake Golf Center

Spring practices are 2:00-3:00 or 3:00-4:00 on May 7, 14, 21 and June 4, 18, and 25


Jefferson District Golf Course

For Level 2 and beyond players - Tuesday evenings with tee times at 5:09, 5:18, and 5:27 pm. Session 1 4-week session is May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21. Session 2 4-week session is July 5, 12, 19, 26. 


Rules, Protocols and Other information

All participants are expected to exhibit golf etiquette at all times. *

*Very Important - All Athlete medical and forms (including COVID-19 waiver and proof of vaccination(s)) must be emailed to: [email protected] (Feel free to cc [email protected]) and on file before you can participate.  Information is available on the Athlete page

 (Feel free to cc [email protected]) Stay safe and be well. And, keep practicing your golf game! -Robin Robin Utz Area 26 Golf Coordinator 785-249-3778 

Athlete Medical and Registration Info


SO Golf Athletes (Level 2 and above) -

Register to play 9 holes during our Fall 2022 session. Register your partner, if you have one.

Partners/Coaches - Please register to coach/play unified with our outstanding golf athletes. We will play unified golf (Level 2) on Sundays afternoons (tee times vary) at the following courses. Estimating 8 athletes per week. Must have valid and current medical forms and COVID-19 waiver and vaccination on file with the SO State Office to participate.

September 11 - Pinecrest (1:30, 1:40, 1:50, and 2:00 tee times)

September 18 - Jefferson District (2:27, 2:36, 2:45, and 2:54 tee times)

September 25 - Oak Marr (2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30)

October 2 - Pinecrest (1:30. 1:40, 1:50, and 2:00 tee times)

NEW:  October 9 - Oak Marr (2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30) October 23 - Greendale (3:00, 3:10, 3:20, and 3:30 tee times)

October 30 - Burke Lake (2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30 tee times)

Contact Robin Utz, golf coordinator at the button. 

 Confirmations to athletes/partners with tee times will be sent in advance.

Contact the Golf Coordinator