The annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 18, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

A 35-year tradition, the long-running event was renamed in 2000 for Bob DeYoung, who retired in June of that year as vice president for college advancement after working at Hope since 1965 in admissions, student development and advancement. DeYoung had been instrumental in establishing the outing.

The golf outing’s format is 18-hole scramble with foursome play. Sponsored by the Hope College Alumni Association, the event is open to all friends of the college.

Players may sign up as singles, in pairs or as part of a foursome. Singles and pairs will be combined into foursomes by the college’s Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.  All foursomes will be placed in one of four divisions based on the team members’ average 18-hole scores. 

To accommodate players, there will be two shotgun starts, at 7:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the morning begins at 7 a.m. and includes breakfast before the round and an Arnie’s Cottage Cook Out Lunch at noon, and is $85 per person.  Registration for the afternoon begins at noon and includes the cookout lunch, and is $100 per person.

The event is underwritten by PNC; Elzinga & Volkers; Buiten and Associates; Creative Dining Services; Fishbeck Thompson Carr and Huber; GDK Construction; GMB Architecture + Engineering; Hilliard Lyons; Kerkstra Pre-Cast; Lakewood Construction; Lighthouse Group; and Watkins Ross.  The net proceeds from the sponsorships and entry fees will be applied to the Robert ’56 and Marcia ’55 DeYoung Scholarship Fund at Hope for students pursuing teacher-education studies.

Reservations must be made by Monday, June 11. Those interested in additional information or making reservations should call the college’s Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (616) 395-7250.   Additional information is also available online at

Ravines Golf Club is located at 3520 Palmer Drive in Saugatuck.