Junior Golf Lessons

Group lessons for juniors are offered at Keller Golf Course and The Ponds at Battle Creek.

Keller Golf Course

The First Tee Twin Cities and Keller Golf Course will partner once again in 2019 to offer a junior golf program to golfers of all abilities ages 7-15. Students will be grouped by age and skill level. Classes will focus on swing fundamentals, short game, etiquette and safety with strong emphasis on fun in a positive atmosphere. Girls and boys are welcome and clubs will be provided.

A complimentary 9-hole round of golf for junior participants and one adult guest every Sunday evening after 5 p.m. will be provided during the program.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 & Aug. 7
Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Ages: 7-15
Skill level: All
Fee: $70

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Keller Girls' Golf Academy

Keller is excited to introduce the Keller Girls' Golf Academy - an all-inclusive summer program designed for girls who want to learn to play competitive golf. The academy includes an initial private lesson, weekly group instruction, league play and weekly rounds on the golf course with instructors. Instruction will include full-swing, short game, putting, on-course strategy and mental game strategies. The Academy uses the latest technology to facilitate a faster learning process for each player and provide immediate feedback to strengthen skills. 

Dates: June 10 - Aug. 18
Ages: 11-18
Skill level: All
Fee: $495

  • On-course play will take place on Tuesday mornings and Sunday evenings.
  • Group instruction will take place weekly. Sessions will last 1.5 hours. Participants can choose Monday evenings, Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons for group lessons.
  • Private instruction will be scheduled by appointment. 
  • Download the brochure for more information.

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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 17 - 20, 10 - 10:30 a.m.
  • ​July 22 - 25, 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. 27 - May 18, 10 - 10:40 a.m. 
  • June 17 - 20, 10:40 - 11:20 a.m.
  • July 22 - 25, 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. 27 - May 18, 10 - 10:45 a.m. 
  • June 17 - 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
  • June 24 - 27, 9 - 9:45 a.m. 
  • July 22 - 25, 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: 12-17
Fee: $60

  • June 24 - 27, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
  • July 22 - 25, 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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