Where juniors can play free golf this summer

A guide to kid-friendly golf in the United States
A boy plays a round of golf at Goat Hill Park in Oceanside.

You can never be too young or old to start playing golf.

Today, golf courses across the country have made it easier than ever to get the whole family involved on the golf course. If you find that your kid stays inside all day long playing video games or sleeping till noon, now you can introduce them to a new summer hobby at no charge.

During the summer, and at some courses year-round, children can play for free with a paying adult. While golf is an expensive sport, taking advantage of this opportunity can work wonders for children. Some courses will provide a free set of rental clubs. Other clubs will provide free golf instruction for children as long as their parent or guardian has paid for instruction themselves.

The Troon Family Golf plan provides both benefits for children, providing rental clubs and golf instruction. Another site to check out is Youth on Course, where kids can play for just $5 at participating courses at a list of 1,200 courses nationwide and growing. See the map here.

So take advantage of the summer weather, get outside and hit the links with your son or daughter. Listed below are golf courses across the country where children can golf for free.

Is an eligible course providing free junior golf missing from this list? Let us and your fellow golfers know in the comments below.

*In most cases, child must have valid drivers license in order to operate golf cart.*

Alabama

  • Cider Ridge- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Craft Farms Resort- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Highland Park- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Gateway Park- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Lagoon Park- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Peninsula Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Rock Creek Golf- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Arizona

  • AK-Chin-Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Bear Creek- Kids 17 and under play free with paying adult after 11 am.
  • Boulders- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Copper Canyon- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Enchantment Resort- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • El Conqustador- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Golf Club of Estrella- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Kierland- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Laughlin Ranch- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • La Paloma- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Poston Butte- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Quintero- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Scorpian Bay- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Troon North- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • The Phoenician- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Wigwam Resort- Kids 17 and under golf for free with a paying adult.
  • Whirwind Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Wickenburg Ranch- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

California

  • Ashwood Golf Course- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Aetna Springs- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Classic Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Diablo Grande- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Hiddenbrooke Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Indian Wells- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs- Kids 15 and under play free with a paying adult after 3 pm seven days a week.
  • La Quinta Resort- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Maderas Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Marriott's Shadow Ridge- Kids 15 and under play free with a paying adult after 3 pm seven days a week.
  • Saddle Creek- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Shadow Hills Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Silverado Resort- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Stonetree Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Westin Mission Hills - Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Yocha Dehe- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Colorado

  • Crested Butte- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills- Kids 10 to 17 years-old play free with a paying adult Monday - Thursday after 4 pm on the Blue Course, and Monday - Thursday anytime on the North or South course with no age restriction.
  • Indian Peaks- Kids between 7 and 17 years-old can play for free anytime after 5 pm with a paying adult. Each additional junior is $5.
  • Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club - Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • The Ridge- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Florida

  • Bardmoor Golf Club- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11am.
  • Baytree National Golf Links- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11 am.
  • Bloomingdale Golfer's Club- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11 am.
  • Cypress Head- Kids 16 and under play for free with paying adult after 11 am.
  • Eagle Landing Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Innisbrook Golf Resort- "Fox Squirrel" 9-hole walking course, kids 17 and under play free with a paying adult. Ends September 2nd, 2019.
  • King and Bear - Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Kissimmee Bay Country Club- Kids 14 and under after 11 am with a paid adult.
  • Lansbrook Golf Club- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11 am.
  • Northdale Golf Club- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11 am.
  • Remington Golf Club- Kids 12 and under with a paid adult anytime.
  • Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando- Kids 17 and under play free with a paying adult.
  • Slammer and Squire- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • The Preserve Golf Club- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11 am.
  • The Majors Golf Club- 16 and under play free with a paid adult all day Monday - Friday. Weekends and holidays after 11 am.
  • Tiburon Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • The Dunes of Naples- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Viera East Golf Club- Kids 16 and under can play or ride along free with a paid adult.

Georgia

  • The Club at Savannah Harbor- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • The Frog Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Hawaii

  • Ka'anapali Kai Course- One junior golfer between the age of 7 and 17, can play for free any time between June 1 and September 30 with a paying adult. Juniors can play or ride free with a paid adult on the Royal Course after 2:30 pm during the same time period.
  • Kauai Lagoons Golf Club- Juniors ages 6 to 17 golf for free anytime on the Waikahe nine course with a paying adult.
  • Princeville Makai- Junior golfers ages 6 to 15 play free with a paid adult. Junior golfers ages 16 to 17 play for half the adult rate. Non adult-sized club rentals are complimentary for juniors between 6 and 15 years-old and any junior is able to receive free instruction with a paid adult. The Mini Prince (6 holes, par-3 course) is complimentary for juniors ages 8 to 17 when playing with a paying adult.

Illinois

  • Columbus Park- Kids 17 and under with a paying adult can play for free any day at any time, but walking only. Kids under 17 without a paying adult can play anytime Monday - Friday and after 11 am on the weekend.
  • Deerpath Golf- Kids 14 and under play free on Sundays with a paying adult.
  • Jackson Park- Kids 17 and under with a paying adult can play for free any day at any time, but walking only. Kids under 17 without a paying adult can play Monday - Friday before 8 am and after 3 pm, and on the weekends after 2 pm.
  • Marquette Park- Kids 17 and under with a paying adult can play for free any day at any time, but walking only. Kids under 17 without a paying adult can play anytime Monday - Friday and after 11 am on the weekend.
  • Robert A. Black- Kids 17 and under with a paying adult can play for free any day at any time, but walking only. Kids under 17 without a paying adult can play anytime Monday - Friday Before 7am, 11am-2pm & After 6pm. On the weekends they can play before 7am & After 6pm.
  • Ruffled Feathers- Kids 13 and under can play for free with a paid adult after 3 pm.
  • South Shore- Kids 17 and under with a paying adult can play for free any day at any time, but walking only. Kids under 17 without a paying adult can play anytime Monday - Friday and after 11 am on the weekend.
  • Sydney Marovitz- Kids under 17 without a paying adult can play Monday - Friday before 7 am and on the weekends after 5. Kids 17 and under with a paying adult can play for free any day at any time, but walking only.

Maryland

  • Lakes Course At Queenstown Harbor- Kids 16 and under play free with a paid adult after 3:30 pm seven days a week.
  • Lake Presidential Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Golf Club at Lansdowne- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Potomac Shores- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Massachusetts

  • Blissful Meadows- Kids 15 and under play free with a paid adult Monday - Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm and on the weekends after 4 pm.
  • Ocean Edge- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Tewksbury- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Michigan

  • Eldorado Golf Course- One child 12 and under can play free with each paid round Monday - Thursday before 12 pm, anytime on Friday, and on the weekends after 3 pm.
  • Treetops Resort- If an overnight resort golf package is booked, one child 18 and under can play for free per paid adult.
  • Scott Lake- Kids 17 and under play free with a paid adult on the weekends after 4 pm. Carts are extra.

Minnesota

  • Chaska Town Course- Kids 17 and under can play for free with a paid adult after 5 pm on Sundays.
  • Redwood Falls- Kids 10 and under play free Sunday's after 5 pm with a paid adult. Middle school and high school students play free Thursday mornings between 8 am and 11 am from June to August.
  • Rush Creek- Kids 18 and under play for free with a paid adult on Sundays after 5 pm.

Mississippi

  • Grand Bear Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Spirit Hollow- If you're entering your senior year of high school or younger (as young as age 6), you can play for free with a paying adult. The deal runs on Tuesday's from 10 am to 3 pm and any day after 4 pm.

Nevada

  • Cascata- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Incline Village Mountain Golf Course- Kids 17 and under play for free anytime on Sundays with a paying adult (June 2 - September 15).
  • Rio Secco- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

New Jersey

  • Heron Glen- Juniors play for free with paid adult after 2 pm.
  • Seaview Golf Course- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • William F. Larkin Golf Course- For the whole month of July, one child age 7 to 17 can golf for free per paid adult.

New York

  • Centennial Golf Club- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

*Free youth golf day will be on July 20 and offers kids 18 and under a free round of golf at all 28 New York State Parks golf courses.

North Carolina

Oregon

  • Bandon Dunes- Kids 22 and under play free with paid adult valid May 11 - July 31.
  • Pronghorn- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Sunriver Resort- Kids 11 and under can play the Caldera Links course for free with a paying adult.

South Carolina

Texas

  • Champions Circle- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Kissing Tree- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • La Cantera- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Palmilla Beach- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Wolfdancer Golf Club- Kids 12 and under play for free after 2 pm with a paying adult.

Utah

  • Entrada at Snow Canyon- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Golf the Round- Kids 17 and under can golf for free with a paid adult any time.
  • Thanksgiving Point- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Vermont

  • Montpelier Elks- Kids 13 and under play free with a paying adult.
  • Ralph Myhre- Kids 10 and under play free with a paying adult.
  • Williston Golf Club- Kids 12 and under play free with a paying adult. The offer runs Monday - Thursday after 6 pm, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday after 4 pm.

Virginia

  • Brickshire Golf Club- Kids 16 and under play free with a paying adult every day after 3 pm.
  • Lansdowne- Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.
  • Potomac Shores - Kids 15 and under play golf for free after 3 pm when playing with a paying adult. Complimentary Callaway rental clubs and golf lesson with paying adult is included.

Want to add a course to this list? Leave a comment telling us which course offers free golf to juniors and any details.

Brandon Rothenberg is currently an intern at Golf Channel and attends Michigan State University.
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Sandy Creek golf Monroe Michigan kids play free with paying adult.

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