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Junior Group Instruction

Online and in-person registration is currently accepted.

Winter Session Dates
Session I: November 13 – December 20
Session II: January 8 – February 9
Session III: February 12 – March 16

Register for winter programs

Spring Session Dates
Session I: April 8 – April 26
Session II: April 29 – May 17
Session III: May 20 – June 7

Register for spring programs

Summer Session/Camp Dates
June 11 – August 23

Register for summer programs or camps

About Our Lesson Program

The Winnetka Golf Club Academy has been recognized as the:
  • Best junior program on the North Shore
  • Host to IJGA & AJGA events
  • Home of the New Trier Boys & Girls Golf Teams
  • Area leader in developing outstanding junior players who have become Illinois State champions, NCAA Division I golfers, PGA Professional golfers, and PGA Tour golfers
  • Standard by which all other junior programs are measured

À La Carte Options for Easier Scheduling

We understand that scheduling your kids’ activities can be a challenge – their time is limited, between school work, family activities, siblings’ schedules, and other obligations. So, we’ve made it easier to get golf on your child’s schedule and satisfy every appetite and skill level, whether just starting out or already hooked on the game.

Three sections, with classes offered Monday through Friday for different age groups.

  • For each session, you can choose the day and number of days that work best each week.
  • You can choose to participate in one session, two sessions, or all three.

Skill Levels for the Best Instruction

In golf – unlike tennis, hockey, baseball, and other sports – one’s enjoyment does not depend on another’s skill. Fundamentals are the backbone to enjoyment and success in golf. The commonality between all good golfers is good fundamentals. That’s where we start with everyone.

From there we want to make sure your child is challenged, learning and most of all having FUN. All classes accommodate different skill levels. We will cater the instruction your child receives to fit their level and keep them stimulated. For example, all students within the class may be working on the same skill, but each student will receive slightly different one-on-one coaching depending on their personal needs and aptitudes.

Spring & Summer Junior Travel Team

About the Travel Team

The Winnetka Golf Club Junior Travel Team is designed to take juniors from our camps and clinics and put them into a more competitive atmosphere. This team is the final step for a junior looking to play high school golf or simply gain a greater edge for tournament play. In this program, students will not only learn how to swing the club, but more importantly how to practice and play. Our mission is to create a fun and enthusiastic environment that prepares junior golfers for competitive and high school golf through the support and guidance of PGA professionals.

Participation Includes:

  • Range passes
  • Team uniform
  • Organized weekly practices
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Weekly travel matches in the North Shore Junior Tour
  • Discounts in the golf shop
  • A fun and exciting team atmosphere

Spring Junior Travel Team

This program runs for five weeks. Players have supervised practice Tuesday and/or Thursday, and compete in Saturday travel matches.

Practices: All practices run from 4-6pm
Matches: Tee times range from 1:30-3pm; players golf 9 holes

Activity # Practice Day(s) Match Day Dates Fee Link
G22600-01 Tu/Th Sa 4/23 – 5/25 $840 Register
G22600-02 Tu Sa 4/23 – 5/25 $600 Register
G22600-03 Th Sa 4/23 – 5/25 $600 Register

Summer Junior Travel Team

This program runs for eight weeks. Players have supervised practice Tuesday and/or Thursdays, and compete in Monday travel matches.

Practices: All practices run from 4-6pm
Matches: Tee times range from 12:30-2:30pm; players golf 9 holes

Full Season Option (8 weeks)

Choose to either practice twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays or once a week on Tuesday or Thursday. Compete in eight Monday Travel Matches.

Activity # Practice Day(s) Match Day Dates Fee Link
G32610-01 Tu/Th M 6/4 – 8/5 $1,344 Register
G32610-02 Tu M 6/4 – 8/5 $960 Register
G32610-03 Th M 6/6 – 8/5 $960 Register

Half Season Option (4 weeks)

Participants can register for the first or second half of the season (dates must be consecutive and cannot be selected). Choose to either practice twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays or once a week on Tuesday or Thursday. Compete in four Monday Travel Matches.

Activity # Practice Day(s) Match Day Dates Fee Link
G32610-04 Tu/Th M 6/4 – 7/8 $720 Register
G32610-05 Tu M 6/4 – 7/8 $480 Register
G32610-06 Th M 6/6 – 7/8 $480 Register
G32610-07 Tu/Th M 7/9 – 8/5 $720 Register
G32610-08 Tu M 7/9 – 8/5 $480 Register
G32610-09 Th M 7/11 – 8/5 $480 Register

Questions regarding this program should be directed to Rob Drogos, first assistant professional, at (847) 501-2067 or rdrogos@winpark.org.