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JUNIOR GOLF CENTER

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.

Because of COVID-19, City Parks Foundation is taking precautionary measures in all of our programs. 

We are pleased to announce that CityParks Play programs are tentatively scheduled to resume this Spring and Summer. As in 2020, we will be utilizing current, required safety protocols for all of our programs, which may include limited capacity classes, mask wearing and social distancing. Please see the information below for further details on program dates, times and registration options.

Please email sports@cityparksfoundation.org for any assistance.

INSTRUCTION LEVELS

Ages 8 – 17
May – October, Free

BEGINNER PROGRAMS

City Parks Foundation alongside the First Tee of Metropolitan NY 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. Registration is limited to one class per child. If your class is full, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist and you will be notified if a space becomes available.

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.

Note: TARGET classes will not be held this Fall.

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.

Note: PLAYer 3 classes will not be held this Fall.

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

Fall registration will be available Monday, August 2 at 12:00 pm.

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

Fall registration will be available Monday, August 2 at 12:00 pm.

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

Fall registration will be available Monday, August 2 at 12:00 pm.

PAR (Ages 10 & Up)

For students who have completed the PLAYer Level of the First Tee only.

Fall registration will be available Monday, August 2 at 12:00 pm.

YOUTH GROUPS

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

For more information on the Junior Golf Center, contact JRGolfCenter@cityparksfoundation.org.

JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY

JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY & TOURNAMENT TEAM
Ages 8 – 17, Free
Summer

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

In 2021, the Junior Golf Center Academy will be transitioning to the Birdie Level First Tee program. 2020 JGC Academy members will be notified with more details and registration information.

For more information on the Junior Golf Center, contact JRGolfCenter@cityparksfoundation.org.

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

Generous private support for the CityParks Junior Golf Center is provided by presenting partners Lacoste and The First Tee, and The Philip M. Waterman Foundation Inc. In partnership with NYC Parks.