Veteran's Club at Encanterra

More than 125 veterans living at Encanterra have come together since 2008 for Camaraderie and Fellowship, but most importantly to raise funds to assist Arizona veterans and their families who have unmet needs. Among the organizations supported by the club in the past have been the Arizona State Veteran Home, Project Veterans Pride/James Walton Home, Veterans First LTD and the American Service Animal Society. The club is a 501c3 nonprofit. We are an all volunteer organization.

The Venue

Encanterra County Club boasts a Tom Lehmann designed championship golf course with panoramic views of both the Superstition and San Tan Mountains. At 7,176 yards, this stunning course provides challenges for golfers of all levels and abilities.

Named among the Top Ten New Courses in 2008, Encanterra has hosted some of the Valley's premier golf events, including The Gateway Tour Championship, The LGAA Thunderbirds Classic and sectional qualifying rounds for both the US Open and US Senior Open.

 

Our Present Challenge

Arizona is among the top five states in the US with the highest concentration of veterans. Nearly one of five are disabled and growing number are homeless. Proceeds from previous Golf Events have benefited the following three Phoenix area veteran's support organizations.

Veterans First LTD

Preventing homelessness and stabilizing lives among our Women Veterans while providing referrals, resources and information to all Veterans, their families and caregivers.

The James Walton Home

Most homeless veterans don't want a handout; they want a hand up. They want to become a self sufficient, contributing member of society, The James Walton Home, operated by Project Veteran's Pride, provides male homeless veterans a 90 day transitional housing program where they are provided access to critical resources- housing specialist, job specialists, medical/psychological assessments and underutilized benefits assessments- to get back on their feet.

This is truly a home a place of loving, understanding and empowering. But also accountability, as veterans  living at the James Walton Home are required to contribute by taking care of the home as if it were their own. Most importantly, 9 out of every 10 vets who come through the home fin permanent housing.

A photo history of our very successful 2019 ""Operation Helping Vets in Arizona" Charity Golf Event

Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, we have postponed the Event to April/May 2021. We will update as we confirm the date.

Photos By: Rick Bishop

Edited By:  Rick Bishop

Photographs are available in various formats. If interested in using or featuring these images please email: rick@bishopone.com or john.hottinger@veteransclubatencanterrea.com. More images coming soon.