Photo of ribbon cutting ceremony with key donors, SJSU executives, and the Spartan Golf teams.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (photo by Austin Ginn)

San José State University Celebrates Completion of the Spartan Golf Complex

June 1, 2017: San José, Calif. — San José State University celebrated the completion of the Spartan Golf Complex, the first significant renovation to its South Campus athletics facilities in recent years, at an event on June 1. The privately-funded complex was made possible by a $5 million gift from alumni Rich and Cindy Thawley and multiple gifts from other donors.

photo of groundbreaking ceremony, featuring key donors and SJSU coaches and administrators (photo by Austin Ginn)

Ground Broken on Spartan Golf Complex

May 13, 2016: San José, Calif. — The San José State University Athletics Department broke ground on the Spartan Golf Complex on South Campus on Friday, May 13. Speakers during the ceremony included Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier, incoming San José State President Mary Papazian, President of Blach Construction Mike Blach, Spartan women’s golfer Arielle Caronna, Spartan men’s golfer Scott Munger, and donors Rich and Cindy Thawley, San José State alums who gave a $5 million lead gift commitment.

artist's rendering of Spartan Golf Complex, from a bird's eye view; caption credits the organizations involved in the first phase of construction

SJSU Breaks Ground on $10.2 Million Spartan Golf Complex

May 5, 2016: San José, Calif. — San Jose State University is pleased to announce that it will break ground next week on the Spartan Golf Complex. The $10.2 million project will be the first-ever on-campus training facility for SJSU men's and women's golf. The entire project will be funded by private giving, including a $5 million lead gift commitment from entrepreneurs, financial industry executives and alumni Cindy and Rich Thawley.