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(714) 221-2731 • playanaheimgolf.com
Both Anaheim Hills and Dad Milelr golf courses offer summer junior camps for golfers 8-13 years old and an advanced camp for experience junior and high school golfers. Each camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and covers full swing, short game, golf etiquette, rules and course management. The camps also offer fun, challenging games, prizes and snacks, and range in price from $225 to $350.
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
(949) 305-5100 • tinyteesgolf.com
The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Academy offers a specifically designed program for children 3-7 years of age to introduce them to the game in a safe and fun manner. The Tiny Tees Golf program not only works on golf skills, but focuses on overall coordination. Children learn golf skills, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, etiquette, and much more. Tiny Tees offers six levels of instruction based on skill, maturity and experience.
Ashwood Golf Course
(760) 240-1800 • ashwoodgolf.com
Ashwood Golf Course offers five-week junior clinics for players ages 6-17. The weekly golf programs for children are structured to promote the development of the fundamentals for the full swing, chipping, pitching, and putting techniques. The understanding of the rules of golf and etiquette will be promoted as an essential part for your child’s development in golf.
Birch Hills Golf Course
(714) 990-0201 • birchhillsgolf.com
This program is designed for the intermediate and advanced junior golfers looking to advance their games and compete in high school and college golf. The junior player development program will meet every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be an assessment test that determines a golfer’s ability. Golfers will have fun learning the rules and etiquette, short game, course management, specialty shots, and more! The cost will be $199 for 4 weeks and will include close range and on course instruction and 9 holes of group play every week.
Black Gold Golf Club
(714) 961-0060 • blackgoldgolf.com
Steve W. Soule, PGA director of instruction, heads the Black Gold Junior Golf Academy and teaches juniors the game of golf in a fun, safe environment. All aspects of the game are covered as each student starts at the beginner level and progresses through the advanced level. Instruction for beginners is held on Wednesdays, intermediate players on Thursdays and advanced players on Fridays. The fee of $100 per student includes four hours of golf instruction, with each session lasting 60 minutes.
The Crossings at Carlsbad
(760) 444-1800 • thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com
The Crossings at Carlsbad has many options to get your child involved in golf. From Saturday lessons to weekly lessons, the Crossings at Carlsbad has a lesson plan to fit every schedule. There are different levels of classes so all golfers are welcome. You also can schedule a private lesson for your child if that is a better fit.
David Leadbetter Golf Academy
Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Irvine
(888) 633-5323 • davidleadbetter.com
The David Leadbetter Golf Academy Summer Camp offers a fun, relaxed environment paired with some of the best golf instruction in California. The weeklong summer camp is the ideal opportunity for junior golfers to develop all aspects of their games, from the full swing to the pressure-packed 3-foot putt. Each student receives personalized instruction, a specific plan for improvement and a take-home DVD of their instruction highlights.
Desert Willow Golf Resort
(800) 320-3323 • desertwillow.com
The Fairway Kids Summer Camp (6-11 years old) is a weeklong course that starts in mid June. From 9 a.m to 5 p.m., students take part in basic and advanced golf instruction, golf games, and on-course instruction as well watch movies, play video arcade games, and go to the swimming pool. The fee is $349. Please log onto our website for more options and details about our junior program.
Diamond Valley Golf Club
Diamond Valley Golf Club is a participating course of SCGA Foundation's Youth on Course program. They are charging $1 for a large bucket of range balls and $2 for the green fee for the program participants. Please call us today for more details.
Eagle Crest Golf Club
(760) 737-9762 • eaglecrestgc.com
Brandon Johnson is the instructor at Eagle Crest Golf Club. Originally from Texas, he developed his skills at the prestigious Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, Tex. Brandon is passionate about developing golfers of all levels, and excels in the development of juniors. He believes that each and every player has their own swing, meaning that one swing does not fit all. He works diligently with all his students to ensure they are satisfied with the development of their swing. We look forward to seeing you on the practice tee. Junior lesson rates are $25 for a half-hour and $40 for an hour.
Empire Lakes Golf Course
(909) 481-6663 • empirelakes.com
Empire Lakes’ summer junior golf program begins in June and runs through September. The cost of the program is $525 and entitles junior golfers to unlimited range balls from 2 p.m. through 4 p.m. and unlimited golf on a space-available basis from Monday through Thursday. Juniors in the program represent Empire Lakes in the Inland Empire Junior Golf Travel League and will receive a team hat and shirt.
Future Champions Golf Academy
(619) 339-2377 • futurechampionsgolf.com
The Future Champions Golf Academy is one of California’s most positive, productive, and complete junior golf programs. It provides instruction and tournament opportunities for all levels of junior golfers. PGA professional Chris Smeal runs the Academy at Stadium Golf Center in San Diego. There is a comprehensive schedule of summer tournaments and instruction opportunities available on the website.
Hidden Valley Golf Club
(951) 737-9020 • getagripfoundation.org
Hidden Valley is home to the Get A Grip Foundation, which has helped over 1,500 children learn the value of education while also teaching them social and life skille through golf. A new 4,500-square-foot educational facility has given the program's participants a comfortable place to study and receive tutoring, and a golf practice area behind the structure is available exclusively to the children.
Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort
City of Industry
(626) 854-2415 • pacificpalmsresort.com
The Golf Academy at Pacific Palms offers both introductory junior camps for beginner/novice level players and more comprehensive programs for those at intermediate/advanced levels. Juniors can also join a tournament and monthly clinic program. Each member may earn their way on the Industry Hills Junior Travel Team that plays local competitions through the SCPGA. Also, members receive 10 complimentary clinics throughout the year to help them continue in the skill development. Contact the Academy to learn more on dates and fees.
(714) 839-4653 • kindergolfusa.com
KinderGolf will hold a variety of ½ and full day camps throughout the summer for children ages 2-7 in Fountain Valley. No previous golf skills or equipment required. All golfers receive light snacks and participation gifts. For more information visit our website or call us.
LA City Parks
The City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks sponsors a citywide Junior Golf Program. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for children ages 7 through 18 to develop their golf skills, competition skills, and relationships with their peers. There are many programs and rates offered at different courses, and all are very economical. Starting times are set aside for play once a week in the early afternoon. On each day of play, guidance is given in the area of golf rules, etiquette, and sportsmanship. Please log onto our website for specific details on a course near you!
L.A. Royal Vista Golf Club
(909) 595-7441 • larv.com
Royal Vista Golf Club is offering several two-week junior camps. Junior golfers will enjoy instruction from PGA professionals on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing techniques. State-of-the-art video analysis is utilized to enhance a junior golfer’s ability to learn faster. Juniors will be separated by age (8-10, 11-14 and 15-18) and instruction depending on skill level. Contact Jeff Hirose and Chad Gonnella for camp dates and availability.
Links at Summerly
(951) 674-3900 • linksatsummerly.com
The Tiny Tees Golf Program is a special program for children 3-7 years old. The Tiny Tees Golf program not only works on golf skills, but focuses on overall coordination. Tiny Tees offers six levels based on skill and experience. Tiny Tees was started in 2000 in Hawaii and is expanding to more golf courses. It’s a very popular program and classes tend to fill fast. Visit the website to register.
Lost Canyons Golf Club
(805) 522-4653 • lostcanyons.com
The Lost Canyons Junior Programs provide juniors all the benefits of Lost Canyons with value built-in, so young golfers can develop their skills for this great game. The fee is $195 with many different dates to choose from all summer long.
Maderas Golf Club
(858) 451-8100 • maderasgolf.com
Take your game to the next level with golf lessons at Maderas Golf Club. Our director of golf instruction John Darling, 2006 Southern California PGA Section and San Diego Chapter Instructor of the year, brings 31 years of experience to golf instruction to San Diego. John has been a PGA member since 1973 and was a founding instructor of the Golf University. Individual golf lessons are available by appointment.
Mark Reid Golf School
(949) 273-1800 • markreidgolf.com
The Mark Reid Golf School specializes in development of junior golfers. Mark will be running golf schools from mid June till the end of August. Students will learn solid fundamental course management and short game in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Maximum 4 stundents per class. The lessons will be at Oak Creek Golf Club.
Meadow Lake Golf Club
(760) 749-1620 • meadowlakegolfclub.com
Meadow Lake's Player Development program is designed to provide fun and inexpensive learning experiences. Our instructors continue to test their skills each week and do their utmost to utilize the best in classic and new golf instruction techniques. If you are looking to improve or have a question, talk with our pros. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.
Meadowlark Golf Club
(714) 846-1364 • meadowlarkgc.com
Meadowlark Golf Club is once again proud to offer summer junior camps. There are three different sessions to choose from. Either half or full day camps. Every camper receives a golf shirt and a Nike golf cap. Lunch is included as well. We also offer our year-round junior club, which entitles all members to early discounted tee times, half price range balls, and monthly junior tournaments with prizes and trophies. The emphasis of our junior program is to instill the fundamentals of the swing and begin a life-long love affair with golf.
Menifee Lakes Country Club
(951) 672-3090, ext. 109 • menifee-lakes.com
Menifee Lakes Country Club has several junior golf programs scheduled throughout the year. The facility has two instructors on site that work with all skill levels and age groups. The summer program includes team competition that plays against other country clubs and courses. Contact Tom Powers or John Modrich.
Morgan Run Club & Resort
Rancho Santa Fe
(858) 759-5440 • morganrun.com
Morgan Run Resort and Club is proud to provide a program for juniors that is designed to educate, challenge and inspire the game's stars of tomorrow. For more information or questions, please contact Dave Warner.
Newport Beach Country Club
(949) 644-9680 • newportbeachcc.com
Would you like some golfing advice from an expert? Our PGA professionals are available to help you with all aspects of your game and our Henry Griffits clubfitters can help you select the right equipment. Contact the golf shop to arrange for your lesson today and start yourself or your child on the path to the perfect golf game.
Oak Valley Golf Club
(909) 769-7200 • oakvalleygolf.com
Established in 1997, Oak Valley Golf Academy is a high-performance golf school, where individualized programs featuring tour-caliber instruction, state-of-the-art technology, and top-notch facilities, are available for every student! Conveniently positioned between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, the Oak Valley Golf Academy main facility is located in beautiful Beaumont, offering every feasible amenity to the top aspiring junior, amateur, collegiate, and professional golfers.
Orange County Golf Academy
(714) 350-3626 • orangecounty-golfacademy.com
Orange County Golf Academy provides a 6-to-1 student-teacher ratio for a personal training approach. Our students receive the attention needed to begin a journey to a solid foundation. The experience on the golf course with the guidance of our on-course training is invaluable. Students will play daily, setting goals to see their improvement. Camp includes professional golf instruction featuring PGA Pro Andy Gaither and Teaching Professional Charmaine Summers. The program is five days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are for beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate player ranging from ages 4 to 17.
Pala Mesa Resort
(760) 731-6803 • palamesa.com
The golf staff has formed a complete junior program that has a foundation of quality instruction but also teaches sportsmanship, etiquette, and prepares each student for a lifetime of golf. The program separates juniors into three separate levels of achievement. One-hour group lessons are given every Sunday afternoon. During the group lessons, junior golfers of similar ages and abilities will work in small groups with experienced, supportive instructors. There are also Junior Play Days once a month, where each junior golfer has the opportunity to play under the watchful eye of an instructor. Each session is $12, and there is a program fee of $10 that includes a personalized bag tag and program member privileges.
Redhawk Golf Course
(800) 451-4295 • redhawkgolfcourse.com
Redhawk Golf Club provides junior clinics ranging from $68 to $1,800 per year for junior golfers ages 6 to 18. Membership can include monthly group clinics, unlimited range balls, discounts on green fees after a certain time and private individual instruction. For more information, contact PGA teaching professional Steve Adamiak.
San Clemente Golf Course
(949) 361-8384 · sanclementegc.com
San Clemente has a strong commitment to junior golf and new player development is one of its core missions. The course proudly hosts the annual Triton Invitational, one of the largest girls high school events in Southern California. In addition to 2008 CIF team finalist San Clemente HS girls varsity golf, no less than five area high schools regularly practice and compete at the course. In cooperation with the City of San Clemente Parks & Recreation, the course hosts regular after school outings from each of the three San Clemente middle schools. The teaching pros in Dave Cook's PGA Golf Shop offer a variety of private and group lessons to suit any age and budget.
San Juan Hills Golf Club
San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1167 · sanjuanhillsgolf.com
San Juan's Junior Golf programs are very popular, especially during the summer season. Under the leadership of PGA Golf Professional Larry Brotherton and Mitzie Sundberg they offer two alternatives from which to choose. You can choose to participate in private one-on-one lessons or you can participate in the summer camp. The Summer Camps ranges in age from 8-16 and teaches kids many different skill sets they need to become a great golfer. Please log onto the website or call today for more information about the junior golf programs.
SCPGA Junior Tour
(951) 845-4653 • scpgajrtour.com
The SCPGA Junior Tour offers competitive opportunities for juniors ages 7-18. There are three levels of competition to accommodate every skill level (Junior Development League for newcomers to tournament play; Junior Tour for the experienced player; and the Toyota Tour Cup for the highest level of competition). Events are conducted year-round throughout Southern California. Junior camps are held at various sites throughout Southern California and are conducted with Total Golf Adventures (TGA). For more information on camp schedules, visit totalgolfadventures.com.
Shorecliffs Golf Course
This is a four-day camp starting June 22. Classes will be available through August 27. The camp includes learning the basics of the golf swing, posture, the grip, putting and chipping, rules, safety and etiquette. It also includes games, fun, lunch and snacks every day. For information and sign up please contact Richard Mendoza or PGA apprentice Adam Openshaw.
Country Club at Soboba Springs
(951) 654-9354 • sobobaspringscc.com
Soboba Springs offers a junior membership program that includes free afternoon golf and discounted use of the driving range for $50 annually, with a $10 per month membership fee. Junior lessons from PGA professionals are currently offered at a 50-percent discount. Soboba Springs also is home to “Grandfathers For Golf,” a non-profit organization run by community grandfathers who teach underprivileged middle school children in the San Jacinto Valley.
Super Sports Athletic Camps
Super Sports Athletic Camps offer top-level instruction in all areas of golf, soccer, basketball and flag football. Students not only learn a great deal, they have a lot of fun. Camps provide instruction, equipment, food and drinks at a very low cost. Golf-only camps are taught by certified PGA professionals.
Trilogy at Glen Ivy Golf Club
(951) 277-7900 • trilogygolfclub.com/glenivy
A beginner and intermediate camp for golfers 8-13 years old is held Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and includes instruction on the short game and full swing. A skills competition is held Wednesday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. Participants receive on-course instruction and work on problem areas of their game. Contact Scott Marson or Charlie Jones for more info.
Tustin Ranch Golf Club
(714) 734-2104 • tustinranchgolf.com
Junior golfers ages 6 to 17 have a unique opportunity at Tustin Ranch Golf Club to learn the basics of golf or just improve their game. The junior program is divided into four levels. For prices and start dates call or visit the website.
Woods Valley Golf Club
(760) 409-2175 • woodsvalleygolfclub.com
For $100 per month, junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 can join the Junior Golf Academy at Woods Valley and attend up to 12 one-hour clinics per month held by PGA member David Mowery. The clinics are held Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Juniors enrolled in the academy can attend the Saturday clinic from 1-2 p.m. as well.
World Masters of Junior Golf Tournament
Angel Park Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
The World Masters of Junior Golf tournament is one of the premier junior events in the country. This nationally ranked event features highly competitive fields of boys and girls. It will be held July 20-22 at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas. Visit the website to learn more and sign up.
Yucaipa Valley Golf Club
(909) 790-6522 • yvgc.com
Yucaipa Valley Golf Club has three-day camps that start this summer. The cost is $199 per junior (ages 8 to 17) and that includes three hours of professional instruction daily, range balls, emphasis on fundamentals, rules and etiquette, lunch served daily and on course playing time. Please call today to sign up for our junior program.