Junior Golf Academy

The Red Hawk Ridge Junior Golf Academy introduces kids to the fundamentals of golf in a friendly and fun way. Juniors will receive instruction during one-hour sessions over a three day period. 

The age groups are divided as follows: 

  • “Rookies” 6 to 9 years old
  • “Vets” 10 to 12 years old
  • “All-Stars” 13 to 16 years old

Classes will be limited to five students per instructor, with a maximum of 20 juniors in each class. We will provide golf clubs for all levels, but we recommend that juniors bring their own set if they have one. Classes are held on the driving range / putting green at Red Hawk Ridge, with the exception of the SNAG division, which are held at Bison Park.

Cost and registration

The three days of classes will cost $85 for Castle Rock residents ($95 for non-residents). Registration begins April 15 and the Academy is first come first serve. The deadline for registration is seven days prior to each class. If you have any questions regarding our Academy, please contact the Junior Coordinator at 720-733-3500.

Rookies level descriptions (Ages 6-9)


Red Hawk has added 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 lightweight 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.

Transition to Golf (T to G)

Recommended for students that have some golf experience, including limited time on the driving range. The Transition to Golf class uses standard golf clubs and golf balls. Instructors will focus on the fundamentals of the game while incorporating fun, golf-centered activities to keep the students engaged.

Rookies (6-9)

SNAG June 12-14, 9:00-10:00 AMSNAG June 12-14, 10:30-11:30 AMSNAG June 26-28, 9:00-10:00 AM
SNAG June 26-28, 10:30-11:30 AMT to G June 5-7, 9:00-10:00 AMT to G June 5-7, 10:30-11:30 AM
T to G June 19-21, 10:30-11:30 AMT to G July 10-12, 9:00-10:00 AMT to G July 10-12, 10:30-11:30 AM
T to G July 17-19, 9:00-10:00 AM

Vets 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 are eager to improve their skill set in golf. In this class, instructors will introduce advanced aspects of the swing in an effort to help build a more consistent body movement, reduce shots per round and improve overall play. We will incorporate a variety of different drills and practice routines to maximize results.

Vets (10-12)

Beginner June 5-7, 12:30-1:30 PMBeginner June 19-21, 12:30-1:30 PMBeginner June 26-28, 12:30-1:30 PM
Beginner July 17-19, 10:30-11:30 AMBeginner July 17-19, 12:30-1:30 PMAdvanced June 12-14, 12:30-1:30 PM
Advanced June 12-14, 2:00-3:00 PMAdvanced July 10-12, 12:30-1:30 PM

All-Stars 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 Stars (13-16)

June 5-7, 2:00-3:00 PMJune 19-21, 2:00-3:00 PMJune 26-28, 2:00-3:00 PM
July 17-19, 2:00-3:00 PM