Let’s Hit the Links!

National Aviation Academy (NAA) is hosting a Scholarship Golf Tournament on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the Belleair Country Club.

ONE HUNDRED percent of tournament proceeds benefit the Pinellas Community Foundation’s Student Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for National Aviation Academy students in need of assistance.

Our students commit to their educations, investing in themselves and their futures by pursuing a professional trade: aviation maintenance. They work hard to provide a better life for themselves and their families and often need financial support for housing and living expenses while training.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Students

Your tax-deductable play or sponsorship will directly impact the lives of these hard-working individuals, who actively drive our economy by maintaining air cargo operations and keep us connected through the service of passenger aircraft. Aviation maintenance technicians are in short supply and are essential to one of our nation’s most pride-filled and storied industries – aviation.

 

Play Like a Pro!

In addition to contributing to a worthwhile cause, you’ll have the opportunity to play the West Course at the oldest golf club in Florida, which has recently seen a massive restoration! The architects at Straka/Fry have brought the West Course back to its original design characteristics with modern day length. The renovated course will be ready for the tournament, and also just in time for Bellair Country Club to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

The West Golf Course was first opened in 1897 and is Florida’s oldest course. The famous Scottish golf architect, Donald Ross, came in 1914 and completed a design for 18 holes in 1915. The course plays 7,124 yards from the back tees. The course sits high above Clearwater Bay and slopes down with water views on 17 of 18 holes. Some design features include Donald Ross’s famous “Cop Mounds” along with very well placed, sculpted bunkers.   The course is kept in immaculate condition and the greens typically roll 10 or above on the Stimpmeter.  Many avid golfers feel this is one of the top courses in the state – if not the country.

For more information about single play, sponsorship opportunities, or how to get involved through in-kind donations, please email Janice Reyes at [email protected].