Junior Golf Program

Royal Canberra Golf Club offers a progressive program for children aged between 8 and 17 years who are interested in learning and acquiring the skills necessary to develop a lifelong love for the game of golf. Structured tuition is an essential part of the program with weekly sessions provided for juniors to participate in a fun and encouraging environment.

Junior & Cadet Clinics

During the school term time, Junior Clinics run each weekend and are open to Members and non-members. Working in small groups of 8 – 15, our clinics target development in all areas of golf from the elements of the golf swing to golf etiquette. Non-members may participate for $20 per child. Non-members under the age of 8 must be assessed by the Junior Development Coordinator, Adrian Lees before they can participate.

Clinic Times

Saturday 9 – 10am & 1 – 2pm
Sunday 9 – 10am & 1 – 2pm

Clinic includes:

  • One hour golf clinic with PGA accredited teaching professional
  • Tuition range balls
  • Golf clubs are available to use during the clinics if required.

Junior & Cadet On-Course Experience

Our on-course experience gives juniors the opportunity to play golf with the support and direction of our Golf Professionals.

  • 9 holes 3:30pm start during Daylight Savings Time
  • 6 holes 3:00pm start during Standard Time

Please check-in at the Golf Shop 30 minutes before tee off.

Contact the Golf Shop on 6240 2250 to book a place.

Junior Progression

The Junior Golf Program is comprised of three levels that progressively transition from beginner to advanced levels of skill. The categories are: Cadet B, Cadet A and Junior. Progression from one category to the next is assessed on handicap, etiquette and attendance.

Cadet B – Beginner

  • Modified Short Course: Par 3’s 100m, Par 4’s 200m, Par 5’s 275m
  • Supervised On-Course
  • Handicapping to track playing ability
  • Eligible for Tyro Shield Junior Pennant Squad

Cadet A – Advanced

  • Modified Gold Tee course (approximately 70-75% of full course length)
  • Supervised On-Course
  • Handicapping to track playing ability
  • Eligible for Tyro Shield Junior Pennant Squad
  • Eligible for ACT-Monaro District Golf Association (DGA) Junior Pennant


  • Full course length (Girls: Red Tees, Boys: White Tees)
  • Official Golf Australia Handicap
  • Eligible for Tyro Shield Junior Pennant Squad
  • Eligible for ACT-Monaro DGA Junior Pennant
  • Eligible to participate in Members competitions (unsupervised)
  • Eligible to participate in local, regional and national junior events

*Requires full Junior Membership subscription.

Interclub Events

There are two major interclub events that the Junior and Cadet Members are eligible to participate in pending selection in the respective squads;

Tyro Shield Junior Pennant

  • Cadet B, Cadet A and Junior Member categories
  • Played during October to December

ACT Monaro DGA Junior Pennant

  • Full Junior Members and Cadet A category only
  • Played during February to April

School Holiday Events

During the school holidays the Junior Golf Program will run similar to a training camp. These training days are longer in duration and allow for multiple sessions throughout the day. Sessions include: long game, short game and on-course play. 

Cadet Membership Conditions

Our Cadet category of membership is designed to assist and develop young people in both practice and play. The fee of $400 is for a six-month period which includes weekly clinics with our golf professionals.

Young people between the ages of 8 and 17 years may become Cadet Members of Royal Canberra Golf Club on the following basis:

  • Cadet Membership is for a maximum period of two years (4 x 6 months).
  • Junior Golf Program Code of Conduct will be required to be signed by both a parent and child participating in the program.
  • Playing rights:
    • use of practice facilities
    • may play in Cadet competitions once a cadet handicap has been established and the Junior Development Coordinator has approved readiness for on-course play
    • no reciprocal rights.
  • Clinics will be provided by one of our PGA teaching professionals at no extra cost to Members.
  • All behaviour and course etiquette will be carefully monitored by the Junior Development Coordinator and Golf Shop Staff.


  • No entry fee
  • An all-inclusive subscription fee of $400 for six months
  • Any fees paid as a Junior Cadet, will be offset against the Entrance Fee on joining the Club as a full Junior Member

For further information on the Junior Golf Program call Adrian Lees on 02 6240 2250 or email Adrian.Lees@royalcanberra.com.au

We look forward to welcoming you to our Junior Golf Program.