Dean Family
Golf Performance Center

Home to Virginia Golf since 1984, Birdwood Golf Course at the University of Virginia has added a training and development center to create a true home for the UVA Men’s and Women’s Golf programs.  This facility honors the history of UVA Golf and supports the programs’ efforts to win championships and strive for Uncompromised Excellence. Thank you to each and every donor who supported this project.

This facility allows our coaches to fully develop our men’s and women’s golf student-athletes year-round and house many important features that were not available to both programs in the past including:

  • Six indoor hitting bays
  • Offices for the head and assistant coaches
  • Men’s and women’s player locker rooms and lounges
  • Putting studio
  • Club repair room
  • Conference and meeting space, known as “The Living Room”
  • Nutrition stations
  • Two video analysis bays

An operational endowment has also been created that allows for future maintenance and operating costs.

Project Blueprints

*Click image to enlarge lower floor

*Click image to enlarge upper floor

Naming Opportunities

Donors’ generous commitments will be recognized in the facility through the following naming opportunities:

Naming Opportunities Minimum Gift Required
Facility Name – RESERVED $2,500,000
Entry Road – RESERVED $1,000,000
Hall of Fame Area – RESERVED $500,000
Player Lounge (m) $250,000
Player Lounge (w) – RESERVED $250,000
Locker Room (m) – RESERVED $250,000
Locker Room (w) – RESERVED $250,000
Coaches Lounge / Locker Room (w) $250,000
Coaches Lounge / Locker Room (M) $250,000
Hitting Bays (6) – 2 RESERVED $125,000
Naming Opportunities Minimum Gift Required
Video Analysis Bay (m) – RESERVED $125,000
Video Analysis Bay (w) $125,000
Putting Studio – RESERVED $125,000
Fitness Room – RESERVED $125,000
Club Repair Room $125,000
Head Coach Office (m) – RESERVED $100,000
Head Coach Office (w) – RESERVED $100,000
Assistant Coach Office (m) $50,000
Assistant Coach Office (w) – RESERVED $50,000
Conference Room – RESERVED $50,000
Individual Lockers (32) – 12 RESERVED $25,000

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions will fund this ambitious project. All donors making a minimum gift of $2,500 or more, paid over a maximum of three years, will be recognized at the Dean Family Golf Performance Center. Other naming opportunities are available to recognize generous contributions to this project.

“This golf facility is important for our program if we are to take the next step on the national stage. This facility will significantly help in the development of our student-athletes by providing resources that allow us to improve golf skills and team unity while providing areas for study on-site. This project also will make us stronger from a recruiting perspective as the top programs we recruit against already have an indoor facility. Ultimately, this facility will provide both the men’s and women’s teams a much-needed sense of ‘home’.”
Bowen Sargent, Head Men's Golf Coach
“This facility shows that the University of Virginia is fully dedicated and invested in our golf programs. This space will be the best of its kind in college golf and will allow us to continue recruiting elite student-athletes to Virginia. More importantly, while our student-athletes are here, it will allow us to conduct practices that are efficient and purposeful on our road to winning championships.”
Ria Scott, Head Women's Golf Coach


Building on Tradition…Moving into the Future

The facility was built on the solid foundation laid by both the men’s program, established in 1906, and the women’s program, established more recently in 2004; and their longstanding tradition of Uncompromised Excellence.

Since starting competitive play, the men’s program has:

  • Produced one NCAA Champion, Dixon Brooke in 1940
  • Hosted the 1993 NCAA East Regional tournament
  • Participated in NCAA Regional play in 17 of the last 23 years and participated in the NCAA Championships seven times in that span
  • Placed 22nd at the national championship in 2016
  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals 10 times and the NCAA Championships six times
  • Showcased the only collegiate golfer to play in the 2016 Masters Tournament, Derek Bard (UVA class of 2017), who was also named an All-American

Since 2004, the UVA women’s program has:

  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals 15 times
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships 11 times, finishing fourth in 2011 and 2012
  • Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2016
  • Won back-to-back ACC Championships in 2015 and 2016
  • Two ACC Individual Champions: Brittany Altomare (2013) and Lauren Coughlin (2016)

The Dean Family Golf Performance Center allows our coaches to implement new player development opportunities for UVA golf that will last for decades and provide the ability for the student-athletes to hone their skills year-round. The facility is imperative to the continued success of our men’s and women’s golf programs and their ability to recruit and develop the nation’s top talent.


The Dean Family Golf Performance Center enables the men’s and women’s team to continue their quest for championships. Naming opportunities are still available. To learn how you can help, please contact:

800-626-8723 / 434-982-5555
[email protected]