SCHOOL OF GOLF
Inspiring The Next Generation of Golfers
Welcome to the website of Royal Troon’s School of Golf. Providing a continuous, sustainable golfing pathway from School to Golf Club for children of all abilities from age 5+.
The straightforward aim of our junior initiative is to attract young kids into golf and inspire the next generation of golfers in Troon and the surrounding areas.
The School of Golf will provide a safe and fun environment for children to develop their golfing skills, meet friends, and take advantage of all the educational, health and wellbeing benefits that golf brings. Members will have restricted access to the Practice Ground and the Craigend and Portland Courses on agreed days and times dependent on ability and level of participation. Members would qualify for access to more facilities as they pass the structured coaching levels with the ultimate aim being to gain a full handicap and graduate to a Junior Membership.
There are three levels of membership at Royal Troon's School of Golf.
Stage 1: For beginner golfers with little or no golfing experience, includes structured coaching and fun short course competitions on the Craigend Course.
Stage 2: For slightly more experienced golfers who will aim to gain a handicap over the Craigend Course, also includes structured coaching, fun competitions and competitive competitions when ready.
Stage 3: For those more advanced golfers who have improved their Craigend handicap enough to play competitions on the blue tees on the Portland Course.
For more membership information, including application forms, please click below
Fun and Informative
Our structured coaching at The School of Golf utilises best practices from both the Professional Golfers' Association and Scottish Golf. This produces, in our opinion, the best children's golfing experience available at the present time. Using a fun, interactive and informative approach both pupil and parent/carer can join in the fun. Parental involvement is encouraged to ensure progress can be monitored from home in an effort to move the child through the different fun levels to continue their golfing journey.
Our Summer Camps are a great way to progress your child's golf through the long Summer Holidays. These are structured and fun courses that last for 5 consecutive days and include 10 hours of coaching, fun competitions, team building and games.
Due to the popularity of the Camps we would advise to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Getting Children in to Golf
Many voluntary hours have been spent, by our team of PGA Professionals, at the local Primary Schools in Troon. Through 2017 and 2018 over 500 voluntary hours were given by Royal Troon's School of Golf, coaching over 5000 pupils in the local area. In the future this work will continue but will be made fully sustainable with the help of funding from the Children's Golf Trust, a charity set up to provide free coaching and after schools clubs for all children at local Primary Schools.