Junior Golf Lessons

The Ponds at Battle Creek

The Ponds at Battle Creek offers golf lessons to children ages 4-17 in partnership with The First Tee Twin Cities. All lessons focus on fundamentals of the game as well as rules and etiquette, tailored to the appropriate age levels. 

Private instruction for juniors is also available. A 30-minute lesson is $40 or a series of six lessons is $200. 

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Tiny tots

Ages: 4-5
Fee: $50

  • June 15 - 18, 10 - 10:30 a.m.
  • ​July 20 - 23, 9 - 9:30 a.m.

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This class is tailored for young juniors to learn about the very basics of golf such as grip, stance and aim. Golfers will spend time on the putting and chipping green and practice range and most importantly, having fun. Participants will learn some introductory life skills such as respect for the game of golf. One parent/guardian must attend the first class. Clubs are available if needed.

Bogey level

Ages: 5-7
Fee: $60

  • Saturdays, Apr. 25 - May 16, 10 - 10:40 a.m. 
  • June 15 - 18, 10:40 - 11:20 a.m.
  • July 20 - 23, 9:40 - 10:20 a.m.

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Bogey level students are taught the fundamentals like grip, stance, posture and swing in a fun way students can understand. The main areas of focus are the full swing, chipping and putting. The First Tee life skills focus on honesty, respect and sportsmanship. 

Par level

Ages: 8-11
Fee: $60

  • Saturdays, Apr. 25 - May 16, 10 - 10:40 a.m. 
  • June 15 - 18, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
  • June 22 - 25, 9 - 9:45 a.m. 
  • July 20 - 23, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

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Par-level students build upon the basics taught at the Bogey level. The fundamentals of the golf swing with a goal of creating a more consistent swing. Lessons focus on the full swing, chipping and putting. The First Tee life skills taught focus on integrity, confidence, responsibility and courtesy.

Birdie level

Ages: 12-15
Fee: $60

  • June 22 - 25, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
  • July 22 - 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Students continue to build upon the solid foundation of fundamentals taught in the Bogey and Par classes. Lessons cover the long and short game while new topics such as swing plane and course management will be introduced. We will touch on all nine First Tee core values in the Birdie level, with a focus on perseverance and judgment. 

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