Virginia & Alonzo Decker Jr. Sports & Recreation Center
Originally built in 1991 as an addition to Lillian Welsh Hall the Decker Sports and Recreation Center houses the Athletic Department offices, two gymnasiums, a cardio fitness center, weight room, Von Borries Aquatic Center, the Todd Dance Studio, racquetball court, squash court, athletic training facilities and varsity locker rooms.
The Sports and Recreation Center is open to all students, staff, and faculty members. All persons in the Sports and Recreation Center and Aquatic Center must supply Goucher I.D. or pool pass upon entering the facilities.
Goucher College students, faculty, and staff will be permitted two guests per I.D. card or pool pass in the Sports and Recreation Center and Aquatic Center. The sponsor must accompany the guest at all times. The guest fee for the SRC is $10.00 per person, per visit and $10.00 per person, per visit to the Aquatic Center. Pool passes may be purchased from the Aquatic Staff.
Hours of Operation:
If you have any questions regarding the Sports and Recreation Center's hours, regulations, and/or additional programs, please call (410) 337-6383.
If you have any questions regarding the Eline von Borries Aquatic Center's hours, regulations, and/or additional programs, please call (410) 337-6388.
Cardio Fitness Center
The cardio area, in former classroom 211, opened in October of 2008 and has 22 pieces of cardio equipment, each with its own high definition flat screen television. Just plug in your own earphones and you are on your way. There are also 11 pieces of cardio equipment located on the lower level of the SRC, and 10 pieces of cardio equipment going onto the third floor of the Athenaeum.
Decker Sports & Recreation Center Arena
The Sports and Recreation Center Arena is home to the Gopher men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The 1,200 seat arena was built in 1991 as part of the expansion to the original Lillian Welsh Hall. The arena has hosted events such as the Pride of Maryland Tournament which features nine Division III men's basketball teams in a three-day, 12-game tournament. The arena also serves as the rain site for Goucher College's spring commencement.
This 105,000 square foot infill synthetic turf field with lights officially opened when Goucher hosted its first intercollegiate contest on September 1, 2009. Beldon Field is able to have five teams to play and practice: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Club sport and intramural programming also are able to use the facility because of the lights and access to a field after dark.
Gopher Stadium opened in the fall of 2000, and it serves as the home facility for Goucher's track & field teams while also hosting select men's lacrosse contests. The stadium has hosted two Landmark Championships and one Capital Athletic Conference Championship, and the Gophers also hold their annual Goucher Track & Field Classic each spring. Stadium records at the facility are among the best seen at a Division III institution on the east coast.
The track was recently resurfaced in the summer of 2014. Please contact the Athletic Department for further information about using the track.
Hillendale Country Club
Hillendale’s golf course is known as a "traditional gem" with its rolling hills and small, undulating, well-bunkered greens. Hillendale is rated as one of the most challenging golf courses in the greater Baltimore area. This William and David Gordon signature design masterpiece, built in 1954, pays respect to the timeless architecture of the game of golf.
Since the inception of our golf course, Hillendale is always making improvements to the course. In the 1970's George Fazio was hired and fairway bunkers were added. Additional improvements in 2009 included new bunkers, forward tee boxes for women and seniors to make the game more enjoyable, tee boxes to challenge the accomplished player, and irrigation system upgrades.
Hillendale has hosted many signature events such as:
- 1983 & 1984 Tournament Player Series (Greater Baltimore Open) for the PGA tour
- 5 Maryland State Opens (most recent, 2009)
- 1976, 1984, 1995 & 2011 Maryland State Amateur Championships
- 2001 and 2005 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Club Pro Championship
- 2015 Maryland State Open and Amateur Qualifier
Goucher Tennis Courts