Junior Golf Academy

Overview: The Red Hawk Ridge Junior Golf Academy introduces kids to the game of golf in a friendly and fun way, while teaching them the fundamentals of the game of golf. Juniors will receive instruction over a three-day period. Each class is one hour long. The instruction will be dependent upon the age division in which the junior is registered. There are three different age divisions in the Junior Golf Academy. The age groups are divided as follows: 
  • "Rookies" 6-9 years old
  • "Vets" 10-12 years old
  • "All-Stars" 13-16 years old. 
Classes will be limited to five students per instructor (Max. 15 students per class). Golf clubs will be provided for all levels, but we recommend that your child bring their own if possible.  All equipment will be provided for Rookie level SNAG classes.
For any questions regarding Junior Golf Academy Classes, please contact JJ Kennaugh.

Payment and Registration:  Each class will cost $65.00 for residents of Castle Rock and $75.00 for non-residents. Registration for the classes will begin on April 15th and will close 7 days prior to each session. Payment is due upon sign up.


Junior Championship: Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the end of year Junior Golf Championship on July 24th. This tournament will be complimentary to all Red Hawk Ridge Junior Golf Academy students. Following the tournament, there will be an awards banquet to recognize juniors for their accomplishments over the season. For further questions regarding the Junior Championship, please contact Chris Boehm.

Rookies level descriptions (Ages 6-9)

Red Hawk has adopted the SNAG (Starting New at Golf) program to its curriculum for juniors in the Rookie age division. SNAG is a new and fun way to introduce kids to golf. SNAG contains all the elements of golf, but utilizes modified equipment (i.e. tennis balls, velcro targets, and light weight clubs with large club heads) and specialized teaching methods to deliver great results. Visit the SNAG Golf website to learn more about this program.
All equipment for SNAG is provided by the golf course. This program is recommended for juniors who have no prior golf experience and would prefer a fun transition into golf rather than starting with standard equipment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All SNAG classes are held at Bison Park.

Recommended for students that have some golf experience. The Intermediate class uses standard golf clubs and golf balls. Instructors will focus on grip, stance, posture, chipping, pitching, putting, safety, rules and etiquette. Each day we will work on different aspects of the game and incorporate multiple golf related activities.

Recommended for students that have received previous golf instruction. Instructors will focus on teaching advanced swing techniques that are not covered in the SNAG or Intermediate classes. This class will contain drills and practice routines to improve the overall skills of each individual. Instructors will cater to the specific needs of each junior.

Rookie schedule

Class # Level Date Time
93001 SNAG June 4-6 10-11 a.m.
93002 SNAG June 4-6 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93011 Intermediate June 4-6 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93017 Intermediate June 11-13 10-11 a.m.
93016 Intermediate June 11-13 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93004 SNAG June 18-20 10-11 a.m.
93005 SNAG June 18-20 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93036 Intermediate June 18-20 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93003 Advanced June 25-27 10-11 a.m.
93022 Advanced June 25-27 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93038 Intermediate July 9-11 10-11 a.m.
93037 Intermediate July 9-11 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93035 SNAG July 16-18 10-11 a.m.
93006 Advanced July 16-18 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Vet level descriptions (Ages 10-12)

Recommended for students with minimal golf experience. Instructors will focus on grip, stance, posture, chipping, pitching, putting, safety procedures, rules and etiquette. Each day we will work on fundamental golf skills, while introducing different aspects of the game. We will incorporate several fun drills and games to maximize overall game improvement.

Recommended for students that have received previous golf instruction and are interested playing competitive golf. Instructors will introduce advanced aspects of the swing in an effort to help build a more consistent and repeatable body movement, reducing shots per round and improving overall play. Students enrolled in this class should be ready to take their game to the next level.

Vet schedule

Class # Level Date Time
93013 Beginner June 4-6 3-4 p.m.
93014 Advanced June 11-13 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93018 Beginner June 18-20 3-4 p.m.
93019 Advanced June 25-27 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93040 Beginner July 9-11 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93041 Advanced July 16-18 1:30-2:30 p.m.

All-Star level description (Ages 13-16)

The “All Stars” age division is designed for students of all skill levels. Whether the junior is new to the game and wants to learn the fundamentals or is ready to play competitive golf, we will personalize the lesson experience for players of all skill levels. Classes will consist of customized practice sessions on the driving range and putting green.

All-Star schedule

Class # Level Date Time
93015 All Star June 11-13 3-4 p.m.
93020 All Star June 25-27 3-4 p.m.
93025 All Star July 9-11 3-4 p.m.
93030 All Star July 16-18 3-4 p.m.