Eagle Ranch is your “one stop shop” for Junior Golf Programs
We believe children are the future of golf, and we are committed to sharing the great of golf with them through a diverse offering of programs to suit all ages, experience levels and abilities.
Golf is a game for all ages and we all know that starting the game as a youngster will only enhance your enjoyment in later years.
We have three major goals in all of our programs in addition to teaching golf skills:
- Make it fun – We incorporate fun games into all of our lessons and continually reward kids for enthusiastic participation and accomplishment.
- Keep it safe – Student to instructor ratios are 10 to 1 or less, so there is always more than adequate supervision and safety rules are constantly reinforced.
- Teach good values – The game of golf offers many opportunities to learn skills that carry over to everyday life, such as honesty, courtesy and respect.
We are excited to announce that our 2017 Junior Golf Information is available and registration is open. CLICK HERE to download the information packet.
The First Tee of Eagle County Junior Golf Camps:
Eagle Ranch Golf Club will again be offering our Par and Birdie camps similar to the last several years. Camps will focus on golf skills, life skills and other games and fitness activities to engage the kids and encourage safety, fun and learning in a golf setting.
Par Camps $75 – are designed for kids who are just getting into golf and don’t have much on course experience.
Birdie Camps $125 – are designed for kids who have both golf and on course experience. Coaches from previous years, let their students know when they are qualified for the Birdie Camp.
Section 1 (Early Summer):
Monday’s Birdie Camp – 8am to 10am on 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, & 7/10
Monday’s Par Camp (Ages 6 to 9) – 10am to 11am on 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, & 7/10
Monday’s Par Camp (Ages 10 to 13) – 11am to 12pm on 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, & 7/10
Wednesday’s Birdie Camp – 8am to 10am on 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, & 6/28
Wednesday’s Par Camp (Ages 10 to 13) – 10am to 11am on 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, & 6/28
Wednesday’s Par Camp (Ages 6 to 9) – 11am to 12pm on 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, & 6/28
Section 2 (Late Summer):
Monday’s Birdie Camp – 8am to 10am on 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, & 8/14
Monday’s Par Camp (Ages 10 to 13) – 10am to 11am on 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, & 8/14
Monday’s Par Camp (Ages 6 to 9) – 11am to 12pm on 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, & 8/14
Wednesday’s Birdie Camp – 8am to 10am on 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, & 8/9
Wednesday’s Par Camp (Ages 6 to 9) – 10am to 11am on 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, & 8/9
Wednesday’s Par Camp (Ages 10 to 13) – 11am to 12pm on 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, & 8/9
Section 3 (Fall – after school):
Monday’s Birdie Camp – 3:30pm to 5:30pm on 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, & 9/25
Wednesday’s Par Camp (Ages 6 to 9) – 3:30pm to 4:30pm on 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, & 9/27
Wednesday’s Par Camp (Ages 10 to 13) – 4:30pm to 5:30pm on 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, & 9/27
2016 First Tee Girls Night Out Schedule
Girls Night Out $125 – is a junior camp for GIRLS ONLY, of all abilities. This camp will teach the kids the different aspects of the golf swing, rules, etiquette, and some on course time.
Wednesday (Ages 10 to 17) – 5:00pm to 7:00pm on 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, & 6/28
Please visit www.thefirstteeofeaglecounty.com to see schedules and register.
PGA Junior League
In 2011, the PGA of America launched a national program called PGA Junior League. The concept was to create something like baseball’s Little League, but for golf. This program has seen tremendous growth throughout the country and in Colorado.
Junior golfers, ages 13 and under, will participate on a team of 10-12 players, receive weekly instruction from a PGA Golf Professional, and will have the opportunity to play other courses in weekly matches here in Eagle County. The price has been set at $200.00 per child.
We believe that the PGA Junior League will help us to create a positive, encouraging, and more inclusive experience. The nine-hole format will be scored in a scramble format. Eight kids travel as a team where then two kids from our team will play against two kids from the other team on each hole. They earn a point for each hole that they win. Every three holes, players have the option to sub in a teammate. Those who are waiting to play their three holes are coaching, encouraging, reading putts, tending the flagstick, etc. The parents and coaches stay on the cart path and are mostly quiet, only there if the need arises.
Matches will be on Monday afternoons throughout June and July. The nine-hole matches will usually take about 2 ½ – 3 hours to complete. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to each event. The event schedule and start times will be finalized after team registration is complete in late May.
Our teams will have a one-hour practice each week on Thursday afternoons. Each practice will be coached and instructed by an Eagle Ranch Golf Professional and the kids will have the option of playing 9 holes after practice. The PGA Coach will pair the kids into groups and check on their progress during their round.
Finally, we want to encourage a strong level of commitment and participation from our players and parents. To make this program successful, we all need to be able to field full teams for each event. Parents are needed to help supervise a group during competitions as they players from each team will be spread between 4 or 5 foursomes. Parents are encouraged to participate as spectators (from the cart path).
There is an opportunity for some of the kids to move on to compete at a larger regional level and even potentially play in a National Championship.
For more information or to register, go to: www.pgajlg.com.
For a 30 sec commercial spot: https://vimeo.com/139583208
For a 10 min parental informational video: https://vimeo.com/154789845
To register for the Eagle Ranch PGA Junior League team:
The deadline to register is May 15.
The First Tee of Eagle County Tournament Player’s Series:
Since PGA Junior League is only for junior golfers aged 13 and younger (9 years is the recommended youngest age, but exceptions can be made for skilled younger players). Our group felt that we still need to offer something for our older junior golfers. We plan to call this The First Tee Tournament Player’s Series. These events will be open to junior golfers, ages 11-17 and you can sign up for each tournament individually through the First Tee Denver Chapter web site or better yet, by calling the host course golf shop. These will be more competitive individual play tournaments intended for junior golfers who can score and walk 9 holes and keep up playing their own ball. These tournaments will be completely separate from the PGA Junior League.
Here is the tentative schedule as we are still finalizing the dates and host courses:
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, June 6th – Frost Creek Club
Tuesday, June 13th – Eagle-Vail Golf Club
Tuesday, June 20th – Eagle Ranch Golf Club
Tuesday, June 27th – Cordillera Short Course
Tuesday, July 11th – Vail Golf Club
Tuesday, July 25th – Gypsum Creek Golf Course
Format: Individual 9 hole stroke play – Walking – No Riding Carts
Age Groups: Boys and Girls Divisions
11-13 years (course length: 2500-2750 yards – boys and girls)
14-17 years (3000-3250 yards – boys, 2500-2750 – girls)
Entry fee: $20
- Groups of three players when possible for speed of play
- Volunteer / Parent chaperone with each group
- Awards – Trophies for top 3 players in each division
- Maximum stroke rule of 10 per hole
Drive Chip & Putt Championship:
In 2013 the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship was created by the Masters Tournament, USGA, and The PGA of America. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills of golf. The competition is for girls and boys ages 7-15. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship provides junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. Eagle Ranch Golf Club will be hosting a Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship Local Qualifier on July 20th.
Please visit www.drivechipandputt.com to see schedules and register.
Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado (JGAC):
The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado (JGAC) was established in 2016 by the Colorado Section of the PGA and the Colorado Golf Association. The JGAC serves as a vehicle for collaboration in the arena of junior golf in the state of Colorado for parents, kids, coaches and PGA Professionals by streamlining the junior golf process, filling in the voids, further building the junior golf ranks, and creating new excitement with the four Major Championships (Colorado Junior Amateur Championship, Colorado PGA Junior Championship, Colorado Junior Match Play Championship and Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Tour Championship).
In addition to being your one-stop-shop for competitive junior golf our Player Development Pathway embraces the core programs of each association including Golf in Schools, PGA Junior League, Drive Chip & Putt Championship, partnerships with in-state national qualifying events, instructional camps and clinics and much more. Additionally, we serve as your portal to college golf with a vast array of free counseling opportunities and assistance programs.
Eagle Ranch Golf Club has partnered up with Gypsum Creek to host a two day JGAC tournament. The tournament will be divided into two divisions: ages 11 to 18 and the Tour Division. The tournament will be on July 17th and July 18th with one day at Eagle Ranch and the next a Gypsum Creek or vis versa.
Please visit www.juniorgolfcolorado.org to see schedules and register.
Eagle Ranch High School Summer League:
This league is designed for both boys and girls aging between 14 and 17 who are interested in playing for a high school golf team or already do play for the high school team. Kids in this league should know basic rules, course etiquette, and have on-course experience. The league is five weeks long every Wednesday at 4:30pm, skipping the week of the 4th of July. Each week the kids will compete against one another in a five week long 9-hole match play tournament. In the end crowning a League Champion. Also included are three, half-hour private lessons with an Eagle Ranch Golf Professional. These lessons may be scheduled directly with the pro of their choice throughout the 2017 season. The cost of the league is $200. The fee for the league does not include green fees or range balls for any other time EXCEPT for during league play. If you have any questions, please contact Head Golf Professional Nate Corsbie at 970-328-2882 Ext. 404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to the first 12 participants.
Week 1 – June 14th
Week 2 – June 21st
Week 3 – June 28th
Week 4 – July 12th
Week 5 – July 19th
To register please call the golf shop at 970-328-2882 Ext. 1.
Eagle Ranch Adult/Junior Golf Tournament:
Eagle Ranch Golf Club will host two Adult/Junior Tournaments during the 2017 summer. These events are designed for golfers of all abilities. The whole idea is to have fun. The only restriction is that the junior golfer must be 17 years old or younger. Dinner, prizes, and a raffle will follow play, which is included in the fee.
Dates: Sunday, June 18th at 4:00pm (Great way to celebrate Father’s Day!)
Sunday, July 30th at 4:00pm
Format: 9-Hole 2-Person Scramble (one Adult with one Junior. One parent can also play with one or two of their children)
Age Groups: 6 to 8 (Play from 150-yard post)
9 to 11 (Play the Junior Tees)
12 to 14 (Play the Red Tees)
15 to 17 (Boys play the Blue Tees and Girls play the Red Tees)
Entry Fee: Passholders per person $25
Non-passholders per person $45
To register please call the golf shop at 970-328-2882 Ext. 1.
Eagle Ranch Junior Club Championship:
Date: Tuesday, August 8th
Format: Individual Stroke Play
Age Groups: Both Boys and Girls Divisions
6 to 8 (Play 5-Holes from the 150-yard post)
9 to 11 (Play 9-Holes from Junior Tees)
12 to 14 (Play 9-Holes from Red Tees)
15 to 17 (Play 18-Holes from Blue Tees – Boys)
(Play 18-Holes from Red Tees – Girls)
Entry Fee: $25 for Junior Passholders
$45 for Non-Junior Passholders
Lunch, awards, and a raffle will follow play and are included in the entry fee!
To register please call the golf shop at 970-328-2882 Ext. 1.