Kohler Golf Academy for Juniors

Kohler Golf Academy, with guidance from the PGA Sports Academy, uses a fun, systematic approach to encourage long-term player development. Offering four levels of instruction (Starter, Sport, Player, and Champion), the program focuses on five core elements to help youth learn, develop and practice skills to become better golfers and enjoy the sport of golf.

  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Golf Skill Development
  • Sportsmanship, Etiquette and Rules
  • Golf and “Near Golf” Experiences
  • Golf and Physical Assessments

All participants will be exposed to the fundamentals of golf including short game, long game, putting, rules and etiquette. To provide a safe and intimate teaching environment, each session will be limited to thirty students with a 5:1 student/teacher ratio. The objective of the program is for each child to learn to play golf and have fun in the process.

Playing Privileges for all Kohler Golf Academy Junior Participants

All junior participants will receive complimentary golf on the Meadow Valleys and Irish courses after 5pm, available June 1 – August 31. Starter, Sport and Player level participants must be accompanied by a paying adult. Champion level participants may golf without an adult.

Booking Policy –

  • 5pm or later – Adult Rate - $35 walking; $55 with golf car; Junior Rate - complimentary
  • 3 to 4:50pm – Adult Rate - $100 waking; $135 with golf car; Junior Rate - $35 walking
  • Tee times are required and may be booked by calling the resort's central reservations office at 866-847-4856 three days in advance. Please specify junior golf offer to receive the special rates.

Starter Level (Parent & Child)

$65
The Starter Level of the Kohler Golf Academy for Juniors Program is a six-week session in June and July taught by PGA golf professionals at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. This level of golf instruction is recommended for juniors ages 4-6 just starting the game of golf. Parents participate with the child during each session.

The program includes:

  • 6 hours of golf instruction from 4:30-5:30pm on Wednesdays in June (21, 28) and July (5, 12, 19, 26)
  • Sessions located at Blackwolf Run – June 21, July 5 and 12
  • Sessions located at Whistling Straits – June 28, July 19 and 26
  • Skills Event on Sunday, July 30 at Whistling Straits
  • Banquet on Sunday, July 30 at Whistling Straits

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Sport Level

$125
The Sport Level of the Kohler Golf Academy for Juniors Program is a one-week session in June or July taught by PGA golf professionals at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. This level of golf instruction is recommended for juniors at a beginner skill level with limited golf experience.

The program includes:

  • 8 hours of golf instruction from 5-7pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Complimentary practice facility session for parent and child on Wednesday evening of the session week
  • 3-hole tournament on Saturday, July 29, at Blackwolf Run
  • Banquet on Sunday, July 30, at Whistling Straits

Session dates and placement recommendations:

  • June 19-23 at Whistling Straits (recommended for juniors ages 6 – 9)
  • July 10-14 at Whistling Straits (recommended for juniors ages 10 – 13)
  • July 17-21 at Blackwolf Run (recommended for juniors ages 6 – 9)

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Player Level

$125
The Player Level of the Kohler Golf Academy for Juniors Program is a one-week session in June or July taught by PGA golf professionals at Blackwolf Run. This level of golf instruction is recommended for juniors with an intermediate skill level.

The program includes:

  • 8 hours of golf instruction from 5-7pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Complimentary practice facility session for parent and child on Wednesday evening of the session week
  • 6-hole tournament on Saturday, July 29, at Whistling Straits
  • Banquet on Sunday, July 30, at Whistling Straits

Session dates and placement recommendations:

  • June 26-30 at Blackwolf Run (recommended for juniors ages 10-13)
  • July 24-28 at Blackwolf Run (recommended for juniors ages 10-13)

Register online

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under. PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game!

Champion Level

$225
The Champion Level of the Kohler Golf Academy for Juniors Program is a nine-week session in June, July and August taught by PGA golf professionals at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. This level of golf instruction is recommended for juniors ages 14-17 with an advanced skill level. This level is designed for juniors looking to play high school golf and includes competitive matches with private golf clubs in the area.

The program includes:

  • 18 hours of golf instruction from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesdays in June (7, 14, 21, 28), July (5, 12, 19, 26) and August (2) 
  • Sessions located at Blackwolf Run – June (14, 21), July (5, 12)
  • Sessions located at Whistling Straits – June (7, 28), July (19, 26) and August 2
  • Special golf days for competition with private golf clubs in the area
  • 18-hole tournament on Sunday, July 30, at Whistling Straits
  • Banquet on Sunday, July 30 at Whistling Straits

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Open Practice Sessions

$20 per individual session or $135 for all nine sessions.
All Kohler Golf Academy for Junior participants are invited to open practice sessions which will be supervised by Kohler Golf Academy instructors at an 8:1 student/teacher ratio.

The open practice sessions include:

  • 1.5 hours of open practice from 10:30am-Noon on most Fridays in June, July, and August (see session dates below) at Whistling Straits 
  • Hotdog or sandwich, chips or pretzels and a beverage

Session dates:

  • June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 and August 4

Register online

Registration closes 36 hours before each session.

For additional information on the Kohler Golf Academy for Juniors, contact Todd Wagner, Manager and Senior Instructor, Kohler Golf Academy at 920-565-6075 or via email at KohlerGolfAcademy@kohler.com