Ko Olina Kidz Club
The Ko Olina Kidz Club Junior Golf Academy is designed to be developmental and introduces the fundamentals of the game in a safe and fun environment. Our goal is to help juniors learn to play better golf and develop a lifetime love for the game. At the same time, the juniors earn additional privileges to practice on the range, play the golf course and compete in various tournaments.
All first time students receive the following benefits:
- Hawaii State Junior Golf Association membership
- Kidz Club shirt and cap
- First Swing for Juniors (instructional book)
- Rules of Golf book
- 15% Off US Kids Golf Clubs in stock
Available Class Levels
First time junior golfers begin in the Red Level. Those with prior experience can be given a short evaluation to determine appropriate class level. See Golf Shop for details.
Red Level (Introductory I)
9:30am – 10:30am / $150 Per Junior
Gold Level (Introductory II)
11:00am – 12:00pm / $150 Per Junior
White Level (Beginners)
1:00pm – 2:30pm / $170 Per Junior
Black Level (Advanced)
3:00pm – 5:00pm / $200 Per Junior
Prices do not include applicable sales tax.
Next Session Dates
February 26, 2017 Start
Session dates (Sundays):
February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
In the event of a cancelled class by Ko Olina, a make-up week will be added.
Early sign up is encouraged as classes fill up fast!
Call the golf shop at (808) 676-5300 to reserve your junior’s spot. Payments must be made in the golf shop by start of the first session.
Description of Class Levels
RED Introductory Level I
• Basic Etiquette & Rules
• Fundamentals of: Putting, Chipping & the Half Swing
• Basic Overview of the Game
The “Red” level introduces beginners to the game at its most basic stage. Students will learn; what golf is; how it is played; simple rules and etiquette suitable to this level; as well as swing fundamentals. At this stage we are emphasizing safety, fun and learning the basics.
For a child to advance to the “Gold” level, they must demonstrate the ability to perform the basic pre-swing and in-swing fundamentals of putting, chipping, the swing, and pass a very basic written exam on rules & etiquette.
GOLD Introductory Level II
• Students must have completed the Red program to enter the Gold Level
• More Etiquette & Rules
• Putting, Chipping & Half Swings – Performance and Technique
• Playing the Game (Very Basic, Mostly Chipping & Putting)
The “Gold” level focuses more on performance through correct technique. At this stage the child has learned the basics and is starting to be concerned with results (control of distance and direction on the green, basic chip and run shot, and getting the ball air borne). The emphasis is still on being safe and having fun but the child should begin to get more interested in correct technique at this point.
For a child to advance to the “White” level, they must demonstrate the ability to perform the basic pre-swing and in-swing fundamentals of putting, chipping and half swings as well as achieve satisfactory results.
WHITE Beginner Level
• Specific Golf Course Etiquette & Rules
• Advanced Short Game Techniques
• Introduction to Pitching & Bunker Shots
• Playing the Game (Advanced Short Game, Pitch & Putt Course)
The “White” level focuses on developing the short game with an introduction to the full swing. Students will learn about ball control around and on the green. At this point, students should have a thorough understanding of basic rules and etiquette. While safety and fun are always a focus, kids should begin to enjoy the competitive aspect of the game as well.
For a child to advance to the “Black” level, they must demonstrate the ability to get the ball up and down in a predetermined amount of strokes on a short game course. They must also show that they can play by the rules and display good etiquette.
BLACK Intermediate Level
• Advanced Etiquette & Rules
• Advanced Full Swing Techniques (Ball Striking)
• Playing the Game (On Course Experience)
The “Black” level focuses on ball striking and playing, while continuing to emphasize short game skills. Students will learn to apply their skills on the golf course. At this point, students should have developed a complete repertoire of the basic golf shots and are beginning to use their skills on the course effectively. Students will also be exposed to specialty shots.