Walt Disney World® Golf Announces A New Partnership With Youth On Course!
At Walt Disney World® Golf, we are always looking for ways to expand access to the game that we love, especially for junior golfers who may otherwise lack that access.
With that goal in mind, we are proud to announce a new partnership with Youth on Course, a non-profit organization that began in 2006 on the west coast through the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA). The NCGA initially started a model program to provide access for local junior golfers to play the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, for only $5 per round.
That initial opportunity has rapidly evolved into the expanding Youth on Course program and has been referred to as “the most valuable membership in golf.”
Youth on Course’s focus is to eliminate the barriers facing junior golfers due to the costs of playing golf at local courses. Through its associations with local Allied Golf Associations and golf courses, Youth on Course now provides access for over 140,000 junior members, ages 18 and under, at nearly 2,000 golf courses across the United States and Canada, for $5 or less per round.
In addition to the on-course access program, Youth on Course provides off-course opportunities for career preparation, paid summer internship and caddie programs, leadership skill development, and even college scholarship programs.
These benefits to junior golfers are made possible by the passion and generosity of donors and partner golf courses who want to see young people succeed, both on and off the golf course.
Walt Disney World® Golf will be supporting Youth on Golf with a discounted rate program available at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, our family-friendly, 9-hole walking course, from May 1st to December 31st each year. A round of golf will be available for $5 per junior member of the Youth on Course program.
More information on the Youth on Course program is available on their website, including annual membership information, frequently asked questions, information on their off-course programs, and financial support opportunities.
If you have a junior golfer and they have wanted to play our courses, but face various challenges in doing so, we invite you to consider having them join Youth on Course to take advantage of this new partnership!
We look forward to welcoming Youth on Course members to "The Happiest Place on TURF!"