Our Junior Golf Center, located next to the Dyker Beach public golf course in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is a comprehensive training facility that offers free instruction and use of equipment for all ability levels. The Center features a 6-hole par 3 course, putting and chipping greens, a driving range, clubhouse and classroom. The Golf Center is open to New York City residents ages 6-17, with lessons held once a week for 7 weeks in Spring, Summer and Fall.

Learn about our Junior Golf Center Annex in Queens here.



Ages 6 – 17
May – October, Free


New for 2018! City Parks Foundation has launched a pilot program with the First Tee of Metropolitan NY that will introduce its “TARGET” and PLAYer” curriculum to all beginners. The First Tee is a nationwide youth development organization impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Advancement through The First Tee PLAYer program requires commitment to attendance, as well as completing practice requirements and life skills & golf knowledge assessments.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Applications for fall programs are now available.

To register, please click on the appropriate age group below.

TARGET (Age 6)
For children age 6 who are new to golf. Fun games and contests spark an interest in the game and help develop motor skills needed to play golf.

PLAYer 3 (Ages 7 & 8) New Participants
Introduces 9 core values focusing on respect, courtesy & responsibility. Requires 3 hours of additional practice for each session.

PLAYer 6 (Ages 7 & 8) Returning Beginner Participants
Reinforces core values above and focuses on honesty, sportsmanship & confidence. Requires 6 hours of practice for each session.

PLAYer 9 (Ages 9 & Up) New or Returning Beginner Participants
Reinforces the core values in PLAYER 3 & 6 and introduces judgement, perseverance & integrity. Requires 9 hours of additional practice for each session.

For students who have completed two Beginner sessions at the Junior Golf Center in 2017.

INTERMEDIATE (Ages 8 – 17)
Experienced Junior Golf Center juniors who can demonstrate all the essential golf skills, understand basic rules of golf and are ready to safely play on a course. For participants who pass the Junior Golf Center Advanced Beginner certification.


We also accommodate organized camps and youth groups at specific sites if/when space is available and on a “first-come basis.” Groups can apply here!

For more information on the Junior Golf Center, contact or call (718) 259-2999.


Ages 8 – 17, Free

Ages 8 – 17, Free
Summer 2018

Our Academy and Tournament team is for experienced, dedicated NYC junior golfers. They are offered the opportunity to compete in the Met PGA Junior Tour and US Kids Golf junior tournaments.

Summer Academy classes are held at the Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn, Junior Golf Center Annex in Queens and select citywide courses. Open tryouts are held annually in June at the Junior Golf Center.

Tryouts for the 2018 Academy will be held at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 9th from 2 – 5:30 pm.This first round will consist of an evaluation of putting, chipping, pitching, sand shot and driving skills. Golfers who advance will be invited to the second and final tryout on Sunday, June 10th from 2 – 5:30 pm, where they will shoot a score on the Center’s  Golf Course. For more information, please call (718) 259-2999.

Registration for the Junior Golf Academy Tryouts has closed.




Summer 2018

For more information on the Junior Golf Center, contact or call (718) 259-2999.

The CityParks Junior Golf Center is located at 8850 14th Avenue in Dyker Heights Brooklyn. View directions here.

Generous private support is provided by the First Tee of Metropolitan NY and the American Seniors Golf Association. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.