SMU Payne Stewart Golf Education Center

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SMU alumnus and two-time U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart envisioned a permanent golf course and practice facility for the University's golf program, then the one missing ingredient in SMU's quest to become a perennial top-25 golf program. His spirit and accomplishments, which he often attributed to his experience as an SMU athlete, will be memorialized by the SMU Payne Stewart Golf Learning Center at the Dallas Athletic Club (DAC).

With the support of SMU alumni, family and friends, the University will construct this new $4 million practice facility and clubhouse in cooperation with the DAC. This partnership will enable SMU to create a golf center that will exceed the standard of the country's other top golf programs. The facility also will be an instrumental component of SMU's successful recruitment of outstanding young golfers who will carry on the tradition Stewart established as a student-athlete and professional golfer.

Opportunities to support the construction of new golf facilities at the Dallas Athletic Club exist at all levels.