The National Links Trust’s mission is to promote and protect Affordability, Accessibility and engaging golf course Architecture at municipal golf courses throughout the United States of America.
Our goal is to raise a significant fund that will be used to restore, preserve or create architecturally significant municipal golf courses reflecting our belief that compelling golf courses are essential to keeping the interest of golfers and in bringing new golfers to the sport. Helping communities cover the cost of improvements to their course and facilities, will help keep the game affordable and accessible to all who are interested in enjoying the game.
The National Links Trust will work with other philanthropic organizations to help grow the game on the grass roots level. These programs will be ones that look to bring a wider and more diverse audience to the courses that we strive to improve.
The first project that we will focus on will be the incredible opportunity to improve the facilities of our nation’s capital’s three municipal golf courses, East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek. Each one of these sites has a rich and storied history, but none of them are currently living up to their potential. The National Park Service will soon be issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP) on a long term lease to operate these facilities. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and the National Links Trust’s goal is to ensure that the proper course of action is taken to improve and ultimately protect these national treasures.