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Children's golf lessons

Social skills, hand-to-eye co-ordination, fresh air, family time and low impact exercise – there are just a few reasons to get your child into golf!

We offer a range of golf classes during term time and school holidays for children from aged five upwards. Children will have fun learning the basic skills as well as the spirit of golf.

The classes are taught by experienced golf coach, Macrina Crawford.

The classes are structured on five core areas:

  • Putting
  • short game
  • long game
  • playing
  • the golfer’s code

Classes are based at the Sports Centre and at Aithrey Golf Course.

Golf coaching levels and schedule

  • Golf levels
    First Club Building on skills learned at Tri-Golf, or for those completely new to the game of golf, this class is aimed at children aged five and over.
    Level 1 Children learn the basics skills of putting, chipping and full swing in fun sessions using real golf equipment on the driving range and practice area. This class is aimed at children aged six and over.
    Level 2 Sessions build on developing golf skills learned in Level 1, and including elements of pitching and bunker play, rules and etiquette. This class is aimed at children aged 8 and over with previous golf experience.
    Level 3 Golfers aim to develop consistency of hitting and improve their knowledge of the game as we introduce the golf course into coaching sessions. this class is aimed for children aged 10 and over.
    Level 4 This stage focuses on game play on the course and developing tee shots, short, medium and long iron play. Children will be working towards gaining a handicap and will have previous golf course experience.
    Level 5 An advanced class for children aged 13 and over, these sessions focus on course management and game play. We encourage children to join a local golf club and work on lowering their handicap.
  • Class schedule

    Block dates

    1. Monday 3 September – Sunday 14 October 2018 (6 lessons)
    2. Monday 22 October – Sunday 21 December 2018 (9 lessons)
    3. Monday 7 January – Sunday 31 March 2019 (12 lessons)
    4. Monday 15 April – Sunday 16 June 2019 (9 lessons)

    The details for Block 1 are as follows:

    First Club Saturday 09.00 - 09.45 £30
    Level 1 Saturday 10.15 - 11.15 £36
    Level 2 Saturday 11.15 - 12.15 £36
    Level 3 Saturday 12.15 - 13.15 £36
    Level 4 Saturday 14.00 - 15.00 £36
    Level 5 Saturday 15.00 - 16.00


    All our classes take place at the Airthrey Golf and Sports Pavillion.

Individual tuition

You can arrange golf lessons at the University with Tim Mitchell, a PGA Level 3 coach and professions for more than 14 years. Using his unique Parsystem Golf, Tim tailors each golf lesson to the individual, focusing on the areas required for improvement.

Lessons take place at the Airthrey Golf and Sports Pavillion, which has a dedicated putting green and practice areas. Lessons should be arranged directly with Tim on 07812 983888 or

Booking details

Due to high demand for places we have waiting lists for the children’s programmes. Spaces become available on a regular basis.

To add your child to the waiting list you can: 

  • complete the online waiting list form
  • phone the Sports Centre reception on 01786 466900
  • go in person to the Sports Centre or Swimming Pool reception

When a space becomes available you'll be contacted by e-mail or phone. You can contact us on to find out where you are on the list or update your contact details.

To book or register, please complete and return a registration form, which can be picked up from reception or downloaded on the Sports Centre application page.

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