Empowering people of all abilities.

A place where confidence soars.

Golf Instruction for Individuals with Special Needs
Playing golf is a journey of self-discovery and growing self-confidence. The experience can bring a special sense of freedom and joy to children and adults facing physical, intellectual or psychological challenges. Learning a new skill is empowering. Just as importantly, golf connects people socially and enhances their inclusion in the community.
Odyssey Golf Foundation is committed to working with individuals who have special needs. We offer discounted driving range visits and group golf instruction. The goal is for participants to become proficient enough to play the golf course independently, under the supervision of Foundation staff and volunteers, or with their family.

Instructional Golf Sessions
To schedule a session at the Golf Academy call us 708.429.4837 or email us proshop@odysseygolffoundation.org.

Subsidized Program Information

If any veteran, active duty military personnel or individual with a disability would like to participate in our golf or driving range programs, but cannot afford to do so, we offer special accomodations.   Please contact Ed Staffan or Lisa Halikias at 708-429-7400 ext. 1 and ext. 7 to complete an Application for Subsidized Program Fees and we will process it expeditiously.  Odyssey Charities is dedicated to making sure that veterans, active duty military personnel and individuals with disabilities can afford to play golf at the Odyssey Golf Foundation.

Charity Golf Outings 
We also offer other 501(c)(3) charities the opportunity to use the golf course for their own fundraising efforts. The Foundation can arrange special discounted golf outings and driving range events for organizations’ participants.
> Download a Golf Outing Fundraising Charitable Discount Application
> Volunteer Opportunities Available – Download the Application

Complete & Return the Application
• Email us at proshop@odysseygolffoundation.org
• Mail it or drop it off 
   Odyssey Golf Foundation Golf Course
   Attn: Pro Shop 
   19110 S. Ridgeland
   Tinley Park, IL   60477

Every time you play, you support the mission.
The Foundation programs are funded through revenue generated by greens fees, sponsorships, partnerships and the generous donations of individuals, groups and corporations.
> Play the course
> Hold your group and corporate outings at the course
> Become a valued Sponsor
> Sign up to be a Volunteer
Make a Donation

Nearly 1,200 instructional golf sessions have been conducted.

“In addition to the Veterans program, we also want the golf course to bring enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment to children and adults with special needs. People of all abilities need to experience the thrill, satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes with learning a new skill.”

Patricia Halikias, CEO of Tech Metra, the architectural firm that designed Odyssey's main club house and other structures