Our Mission

American Dunes memorializes the birthplace of the Folds of Honor.

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The American Dunes Story

In 2006, the Grand Haven Golf Club hosted a small golf tournament that would inspire the formation of Folds of Honor. The Grand Haven Golf Club closed in 2018 and a small group of patriots joined together with Jack Nicklaus to create American Dunes. The mission of American Dunes is unwavering. We are honored to raise awareness and funds for the families of our fallen and disabled veterans.  Jack Nicklaus led the project by donating his $3,000,000 design fee, a group of eighteen individuals sponsored a hole and five private investors joined together to preserve the birthplace of Folds of Honor.

Lt Col Dan Rooney, a fighter pilot in the USAFR and PGA Professional founded Folds of Honor in 2007. “American Dunes represents a collaboration of countless likeminded patriots, who want this golf course to forever stand as a tribute to the birthplace of Folds of Honor, a safe haven for veterans who find rehabilitation through the recreation of the game, and a backdrop to celebrate our country and those who fought for its freedom” said Rooney. A significant legacy such as this is born out of the effort of selfless individuals and companies who have donated their time and resources.

And now, because of you and many other like minded patriots that know that Freedom Is Not Free, your support of American Dunes Golf Club directly benefits the Folds of Honor mission.  

Your round of golf at American Dunes will be the most heroic round of golf you will ever play.   Why?  Because it will be for someone else.

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The Folds of Honor Impact

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FAQ

Folds of Honor does not own or operate American Dunes. No funds from Folds of Honor were used in the construction of American Dunes. No funds from Folds of Honor are used to support operations of American Dunes.

The Folds of Honor Memorial was funded by restricted grants for the specific use of memorial. No scholarship funds were used in the construction of Folds of Honor Memorial Wall.

Folds of Honor partners proudly support American Dunes. Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Companies, Budweiser, Textron, Toro, Titleist, Gallo Wines, Bushnell, Red Neck Rivera, Gordon Foods, Devos Foundation, and St Andrews products.

No, they are separate entities that share the same passion for improving the lives of our heroic patriots.  American Dunes is proud to raise funds and awareness for Folds of Honor.

For more information or to make a donation please visit the Folds of Honor.

American Dunes salutes our partners for their patriotism and support of this noble mission.

(Dave North, LT COL Dan Rooney, Jack & Barbara Nicklaus, George Rusu, Nick Hentges, and Ryan Lewellyn.)

Join The Squadron

Jack Nicklaus and Lt Col Dan Rooney invite you to become part of the American Dunes squadron.