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.

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Ages 6– 17
April – October, FREE


City Parks Foundation will continue offering age-based First Tee programming in 2023. 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. Students will be grouped by age levels (6, 7-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14+), and progress to the next course when they advance to the next age level. Once the class begins, students will be grouped based on their experience and ability.

The Junior Golf Center 2024 spring online registration will open March 20th at 11:00AM for ages 7-17. The spring session is from April 8th – June 24th.

Please note: Class registration typically fills up very quickly. If you are unable to register for a particular class, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist. Waitlisted applicants will be notified by the Junior Golf Center staff if a spot becomes available.

Important Registration Information:

City Parks Foundation is launching a new registration platform through LeagueApps in 2023. When registering for a program, you will be prompted to create a profile for you and/or your family. This profile will be used when signing up for any CityParks Play programs moving forward. We encourage you to save your login credentials for future reference. If you are registering multiple children for programs, please only create one membership profile and add each of your children to the account. Should you have any questions or experience any issues with the registration process please contact us at

Ages 7-9
This program teaches the fundamentals of golf in a fun, safe, and empowering environment. In this age group, participants are introduced to both golf and basic life skills such as meeting and greeting, respect and courtesy.

Ages 10-11
Our program for ages 10-11 supports the exploration of both character and golf skills in active and collaborative ways.

Ages 12-13
This program focuses on the development of both golf and character skills. The lessons and activities empower participants to explore both golf skills and character commitments appropriate for their stage of growth and development.

Ages 14+
Our program for ages 14+ places a greater emphasis on the personal development of participants. These lessons help participants elaborate on their understanding and applying what they have learned to new situations on and off the course as they evaluate, and provide evidence of their new understanding of life and golf skills.


We also provide 2-hour beginner clinics for organized, non-profit youth groups. Space is limited and and on a “first-come basis.” Contact us in May for more information and to schedule a group.

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Ages 8 – 17, Free

Our Academy and Tournament team provides specialized coaching and regular on-course practice for experienced, dedicated NYC junior golfers. Select participants are offered the opportunity to compete in local and national junior tournaments.


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

Generous private support for the Junior Golf Center is provided by The First Tee, American Seniors Golf Association, American Golf Foundation, Neuberger Berman Foundation, The Venable Foundation, The Philip M. Waterman Foundation Inc, and the LPGA Foundation. Supporting Sponsor Lacoste.

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