A Tradition of Hospitality and Excellence
The estate referred to as Arlington was donated in 1967 by W. Arnold Hanger in honor of this parents, Col. And Mrs. Harry B. Hanger. In addition to the 15-acre bequest to EKU, 166 acres of farmland were also purchased by the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation. Robert R. Martin, who was President of EKU at that time, accepted the gift from Mr. Hanger and in a few short years, the Arlington estate was restored and transformed into what is now The University Club at Arlington.
The University Club at Arlington comprises an 18-hole championship course, an Olympic-size swimming and diving complex, six lighted tennis courts, multiple event venues, state-of-the-art golf practice facility, and various dining facilities. The club also serves as home to the EKU Men’s and Women’s golf teams and the EKU Professional Golf Management Program. Additionally, The University Club at Arlington is a venue for many University conferences and events.
Built in the 1800s, the Arlington Estate has withstood the test of time and retained her fine character and charm. The University Club at Arlington continues a rich tradition of southern hospitality and the standard of excellence embodied by Eastern Kentucky University.
The University Club is a place where you feel welcomed, where members come together and life-long friendships and formed. A place where you can build lasting memories and start family traditions.