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” 6-9 years old, “Vets” 10-12 years old, and “All-Stars” 13-16 years old. Classes will be limited to five students per instructor, with a maximum of 15 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 to be held on the driving range / putting green at Red Hawk Ridge, with exception to the SNAG division, which will be held at Bison Park. 

For more information and to view this season schedule.

Cost and Payment

The three days of classes will cost $65 for residents of Castle Rock, and $75 for non-residents. Registration begins Monday, April 15. The deadline for registration is 7 days prior to each class. 

Register for the Junior Golf Academy.

In addition to the three days of classes, students will have the opportunity to participate in our Junior Golf Championship on Tuesday, July 23. The Junior Championship will give Academy students the opportunity to play 4, 6, 9, or 18 holes of tournament golf (dependent upon age) at no additional cost. Additionally, there will be food and an awards ceremony following the event.

If you have any questions regarding our Academy, please contact Chris Boehm or J.J. Kennaugh.

Rookies (6-9)

The “Rookies” age division is separated into SNAG, Intermediate and Advanced classes


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 lightweight clubs with large club heads). SNAG incorporates specialized teaching methods to deliver results with much higher success than students would get out of hitting real balls with real clubs. We provide all of the equipment for SNAG, so please do not bring a set from home. This class is recommended for juniors who have no prior golf experience and would prefer a fun transition into golf rather than jumping right into this highly intricate game. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: all SNAG classes are held at Bison Park and NOT at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course.


Recommended for students that have some golf experience, even if that just means hitting range balls a hand full of times. The Intermediate 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.


Recommended for students that have on-course experience, spent sufficient time on the range, or received previous golf instruction. Instructors will concentrate on grip, stance, posture, chipping, pitching, putting, safety, rules and etiquette. We will focus on teaching more advanced concepts that are not covered in the SNAG or Intermediate classes. This class will also contain drills and practice routines to improve the overall skills of each individual.

Rookie schedule

Class # Level Date Time
93011 Intermediate June 3-5 10-11 a.m.
93017 Intermediate June 3-5 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93001 SNAG June 10-12 10-11 a.m.
93002 SNAG June 10-12 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93003 Advanced June 17-19 10-11 a.m.
93006 Advanced June 17-19 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93016 Intermediate June 24-26 10-11 a.m.
93036 Intermediate June 24-26 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93004 SNAG July 8-10 10-11 a.m.
93005 SNAG July 8-10 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93035 Advanced July 15-17 10-11 a.m.

Vets (10-12)

The Vets age division is separated into Beginner and Advanced Classes.


Recommended for students with limited golf experience. Instructors will focus on the fundamentals of the game while incorporating fun, golf-centered activities to keep the students engaged. This class will serve as a nice introduction to the game as we cover all the basics.


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 utilize different drills and practice routines to maximize results.

Vet schedule

Class # Level Date Time
93013 Beginner June 3-5 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93014 Advanced June 10-12 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93019 Advanced June 10-12 3-4 p.m.
93018 Beginner June 17-19 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93041 Advanced June 24-26 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93040 Beginner July 8-10 1:30-2:30 p.m.
93037 Beginner July 15-17 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
93038 Advanced July 15-17 1:30-2:30 p.m.

​All Stars (13-16)

The All Stars age division is for students of all skill levels. In this class, instructors will cater their teaching method to the individual needs of each student. Classes will feature two days on the driving range and one day on the putting green to maximize overall golf knowledge. The primary focus is on fine-tuning student’s skills through the application of games and drills that will help students transition successfully to the golf course.

All-Star schedule

Class # Level Date Time
93015 All Star June 3-5 3-4 p.m.
93020 All Star June 17-19 3-4 p.m.
93025 All Star July 8-10 3-4 p.m.
93030 All Star July 15-17 3-4 p.m.