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Junior camps and clinics

If your child is too timid for private lessons, try group classes.

by Southland GolfPublished: May, 2012

REGIONAL

SCGA Foundation
Throughout Southern California
(818) 980-3630 • scga.org
The SCGA Foundation Youth on Course program, supported by the Southern California Golf Association, creates affordable access to golf for youth by establishing $1-$5 green and range fees at local golf facilities. Participants become certified upon completion of four online quizzes that include golf rules, etiquette and Life Skills.
Ages served: 11-18.

Southern California PGA
Throughout Southern California
(951) 845-4653 • scpga.com
The Southern California PGA is the home of more than 1,700 male and female PGA Professionals dedicated to growing the game and helping juniors achieve their goals. To find an instructor, visit pga.com/golf-instruction/instructors/ca. To learn about the SCPGA Junior Tour, visit scpgajrtour.com.

CENTRAL COAST

Sandpiper Golf Course
Santa Barbara
(805) 968-1541 • sandpipergolf.com
Sandpiper Golf Club Junior Academy, for juniors of all ages and abilities, begins in mid-June. Each series is a four-week program for beginner, intermediate or advanced players. They teach the fundamentals of the golf swing and how to play and enjoy the game of golf. Visit sandpipergolf.com for details.
Ages served: All

HAWAII

Ka’anapali Golf
Lahaina, HI
(808) 661-5779 • kaanapaligolfcourses.com
Ka’anapali Golf Courses is home to two courses offering a family-friendly golf experience. From June 1 to Aug. 31, for each paying adult, one junior (age 7-17) plays for free on either course after 1:30 p.m.
Ages served: 7-17

INLAND EMPIRE

Colton Golf Course
Colton
(909) 549-8069 • coltongolf.com
Junior clinic every Saturday teaches fundamentals of the golf swing. Check-in: non in the pro shop. $10 includes a medium-range bucket.
Ages served: All

General Old Golf Course
Riverside
(951) 697-6690 • generaloldgolfcourse.com
Inland Empire Junior Travel League for ages 8-17 starts in June. Private lessons for Junior Golfers $25 for 1/2 lesson or a series of 6 1/2 hour lessons for $125. Check our website: generaloldgolfcourse.com for information on the Junior Events.
Ages served: 8-17

Golf Club at Glen Ivy
Glen Ivy
(951) 277-7900 • glenivygolf.com
The focus is on passing on the love of golf through a summer junior program consisting of two options, oe for the junior golfer looking to learn the game and take it to the next level and one for the advanced golfer looking to make a high school team or college team.
Ages served: 6+

Green River Golf Club
Corona
(951) 737-7393 ext. 119 • playgreenriver.com
Green River junior summer camps: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m, July 9-13. Includes golf instruction, range balls, fun activities, games, lunch and entertainment. Fun-filled days for junior golfers with a minimum of six per camp. $175 per student/$150 per sibling. For information, call the shop: (714) 970-8411
Ages served: 7-17

Links at Summerly
Lake Elsinore
(951) 674-3900 • linksatsummerly.com
The Links at Summerly offers summer golf camp for juniors, beginning with a four-day camp June 12-15 and continuing every other week throughout the summer. 9-11 a.m, $70 includes full-swing analysis, chipping & putting, on-course strategy, daily snacks and drinks. Eight students per teacher.
Ages served: 17 and younger

Menifee Lakes Country Club
Menifee
(951) 672-3090 • menifee-lakes.com
Menifee Lakes Country Club has several junior golf programs throughout the year. The facility has two instructors to work with all skill levels and age groups. The summer program includes team competition against other country clubs and courses. Contact Tom Powers or John Modrich.
Ages served: 17 and younger

Seven Hills Golf Club
Hemet
(951) 304-0442 • golfsevenhills.com
Five schools cover fundamentals of all short-game skills plus full-swing irons, woods, rules, etiquette, equipment evaluation and fast play. Play days for men, women and kids older than 12 (with snacks) also are held periodically.
Ages served: 12+

LOS ANGELES

Buenaventura Golf Course & Olivas Links
Ventura
(805) 677-6770 • venturagolfcourses.com/junior
Olivas Links and Buenaventura are proud supporters of SCGA Youth on Course, US Kids, VCJGA, SCPGA Junior Tour and local high school teams. Juniors can take advantage of SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Camps as well as beginning and intermediate golf lessons led by PGA instructors throughout the city.
Ages served: 5+

Claremont Golf Course
Claremont
(909) 624-2748 • claremontgolf.com
Junior clinics are held year-round. Five-class clinics begin at 2 p.m., and the fifth session is a 9-hole tournament. $70 includes instruction, tournament, range balls and awards. Next clinic June 9. Also, the first Saturday of every month is a junior “open division” tournament. Call for details.
Ages served: 6-17

DeBell Golf Club
Burbank
(818) 845-0022 • debellgolf.com
DeBell Junior Golf Camp. Weekly classes from June to August. $50. DeBell is adding a Junior Competitive Golf League for ages 6-12. $125 per golfer for the summer season.
Ages served: 5-17

Glenn Monday School of Golf
El Segundo
(310) 322-8924 • mondaygolf.net
L.A. Teaching Pro Glenn Monday teaches one or two students at a time the Lakes Golf Course/Driving Range in El Segundo. $195 for three hours.
Ages served: 5-11

Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort
City of Industry
(626) 854-2415 • pacificpalmsresort.com/golfacademy.html
The Golf Academy at Pacific Palms was founded by award-winning PGA Professional Craig Kaminski, a certified golf fitness instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute. He has designed world-class instructional programs for golfers of all levels.
Ages served: 6+

JAGS Tour
Los Alamitos
(562) 493-8416 • jagstour.com
Highly regarded, 12-year, junior golf tour offers year-round, monthly 18-36- and 54-hole competitive junior golf tournaments. Nationally ranked, no cuts, no qualifying, non-members welcomed. Low entry fees, secure online registration, advanced and intermediate divisions.
Ages served: 10-19

L.A. County Golf
Arcadia
(626) 821-4648 • lacountyjuniorgolf.com
Free junior golf lessons and affordable junior golf championships. July is Junior Golfer Appreciation Month, so juniors can play for $1 after noon daily when accompanied by a regular-fee or twilight-fee partner.
Ages served: 18 and younger

The Lakes at El Segundo
El Segundo
(310) 322-0202 • golfthelakes.com
Offers several summer camps, a large driving range and a fun executive course to work on the junior game. Call for details.
Ages served: All

The Links at Victoria
Carson
(310) 323-4174 ext. 2 • linksatvictoria.com
Regularly hosts youth on course, SCGA Jr., L.A. County, First Tee and high-school events. Contact your local chapter or call for information on summer clinics or individual lessons.
Ages served: 6-17

Lost Canyons
Simi Valley
(805) 522-4653 • lostcanyons.com
Junior Summer Camp teaches posture, grip, alignment, etiquette, swing technique and more. Fun Friday tournaments with pizza and awards wrap it up!

Royal Vista Golf Club Junior Summer Camp
Walnut
(909) 569-9386 • jeffreyhirose.com
Half-day camps (9-12:30 p.m.) offer campers of all abilities the opportunity to work on and improve every part of their game to help develop fundamental movement skills, establish functional movement patterns, develop sport specific skills, teach golf specific skills and create a love for the game. Also putting, chipping, bunker play and full swing. Register by May 18 for a $50 discount.
Ages served: 7-14

The Academy at Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles
Rancho Palos Verdes
(310) 303-3209 • trumpnationallosangeles.com
One-week summer camps consist of 2.5 hours per day are available June-August. The long-term athletic development program runs the entire calendar year. Kids learn the proper skills geared toward personal athletic development.

ORANGE COUNTY

Black Gold Golf Club
Yorba Linda
(714) 961-0060 • blackgoldgolf.com
Black Gold Golf Club is the exclusive home of PGA Tour Academy Junior Golf Camps. First-class facilities and instruction from the Tour Academy Junior Golf Camps. Visit blackgoldgolf.com or touracademycamps.com.
Ages served: 9-16

David L. Baker
Fountain Valley
(714) 418-2152 • davidlbakergc.com
The course is junior-friendly with lots of par 3 and a few challenging par 4 holes for work on the short and long game. Monthly lessons and, during the summer, week-long junior camps. Call for details.
Ages served: 6-17

Meadowlark Golf Club
Huntington Beach
(714) 846-1364 • meadowlarkgc.com
A fantastic junior program with an emphasis on fun is based on teaching fundamentals and rules of the game and includes monthly tournaments with prizes. Discounted green fees and range balls for all junior club members.
Ages served: All

Oak Creek Golf Club
Irvine
(949) 653-5300 • Oakcreekgolfclub.com
The Ish Junior Golf Academy offers group, private and semi-private classes for all levels of golfers age 3-17. Try a free trial group lesson; contact Coach Ish at ishjuniorgolf.com or call (949) 233-5200. Visit the website for summer golf-camp schedule.
Ages served: 3-17

Orange County Golf Academy
Santa Ana
(714) 350-3626 • orangecounty-golfacademy.com
With a 6-to-1 teaching ratio, the academy at River View Golf Course provides a personal training approach. Camps include instruction on rules, short game, full swing and course training plus lunch. The program runs four days a week, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Classes are for all levels, including beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate.
Ages served: 4-18

Pelican Hill Golf Academy
Newport Coast
(949) 467-5810 • pelicanhill.com
Juniors learn full swing, short game, putting, rules and etiquette. Camps are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon with a 5-to-1 student to teacher ratio, maximum 10 students per camp. $375 per junior. Cancellation requires 48 hours’ notice. Registration required; contact Glenn Deck at gdeck@pelicanhill.com or (949) 467-5810.
Ages served: 7-13

Super Sports Athletic Camps
Orange
(714) 282-8880
Super Sports Athletic Camps offer instruction in all areas of golf as well as soccer, basketball and flag football. Include equipment, food and beverages, with golf-only camps taught by certified PGA professionals. Call for details.

Tustin Ranch Golf Club
Tustin
(714) 734-2104 • tustinranchgolf.com
Junior Summer Camps: June 18-22, June 25-29, Aug. 6-10. $420 includes lunch daily. Beginner and intermediate junior golfers.
High School Prep Camps: July 9-13 and Aug. 13-17, noon-6 p.m. each day. $425 for instruction and golf each day, does not include lunch. One year of playing experience required, grades 6-12.
Ages served: 7-17

SAN DIEGO

Carlsbad Golf Center
Carlsbad
(760) 720-4653 • carlsbadgolfcenter.com
Junior drop-in classes with different weekly topics, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m, $15 including a large range bucket. Four-day summer camps in partnership with North County Junior Golf Association (ncjga.com) run 9-noon beginning June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23 and Aug. 13. $150/members, $175/non-members. Private lessons year-round.
Ages served: 5-18

Future Champions Golf Academy at Stadium Golf Center
San Diego
(619) 339-2377 • futurechampionsgolf.com/academyhome.html
Features a fantastic lineup of camp and summer long programming for all levels of junior golfers. Instruction with 2011 SCPGA junior Golf Leader and Antrone Williams. 3-day and 5-day programs, Short Game Schools, Practice Programs, and more. Visit their website at futurechampionsgolf.com/academyhome.html or call (619) 339-2377.
Ages served: 5-19

La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad
(800) 766-7939 • lacosta.com
Golf is the game of a lifetime, and youngsters can get an early start on the fun with TOUR Academy Junior Golf Programs, which offer a positive, recreational environment for learning. Children will thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled TOUR Academy instructors.
Ages served: 7-17

Pala Mesa Resort
Fallbrook
(760) 731-6803 • palamesa.com
Quality instruction that also teaches sportsmanship and etiquette and prepares each student for a lifetime of golf. Each junior golfer will play under the watchful eye of an instructor. Parents can participate in parent-junior play days and be involved in the fun.
Ages served: 40 and younger

Park Hyatt Aviara
Carlsbad
(760) 438-4539 • aviaragolfacademy.com
Kip Puterbaugh’s Aviara Golf Academy, on-site at the resort, is the longest-running golf school in the Western United States featuring one-, two- and three-day golf schools. Puterbaugh consistently ranks as a Top 100 golf instructor and Top 25 U.S. golf school in Golf Digest Magazine.
Ages served: 18 and younger

Lake San Marcos Resort
San Marcos
(760) 744-1310 • lakesanmarcosresort.com
Offers junior clinics and summer golf to help improve the game. Golf pros also offer group and private lessons.
Ages served: 18 and younger

Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort
El Cajon
(619) 442-3425 • sycuanresort.com
Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort educates kids about the game while keeping them entertained and interested. Professional PGA and LPGA instructors turn kids into enthusiastic players with junior golf activities and events including private lessons, clinics and camps.
Ages served: 17 and younger