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.
DROP IN RATES
If you are not currently signed up and want to get your juniors out of the house, we do have great and affordable drop in rates for each class!
Kidz Club Class – $35 plus tax per class
CALL TO INQUIRE ABOUT SCHEDULE AND REGISTERING 808.676.5300
All first-time students receive the following benefits:
- Kidz Club shirt and cap
- Free Range Balls (during session)
- 15% Off US Kids Golf Clubs in stock
- Kids Play Free after 3pm w/ paying adult (1:1 ratio)
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.
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.
- Basic Etiquette & Rules
- Fundamentals of: Putting, Chipping & the Half Swing
- Basic Overview of the Game
Red Class (Introductory) – Sundays (Class times vary) / $165 + tax per junior
The “Gold” level reinforces juniors skill sets. Students will refine the skill sets learned in the Red Class and must demonstrate a better knowledge of pre-swing and in-swing fundamentals of putting, chipping, the swing.
For a child to advance to the “White” level, they must demonstrate the ability to putt, chip, and full swing with a higher frequency of consistency.
- Basic Etiquette & Rules
- Fundamentals of: Putting, Chipping & the Swing
- Basic Overview of the Game
Gold Class (Beginner) – Sundays (Class times vary) / $165 + tax per junior
The “White” level focuses on ball striking and playing, while continuing to emphasize short game skills. Students will learn to apply their skills in a situational setting. 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.
- Advanced Etiquette & Rules
- Advanced Full Swing Techniques (Ball Striking)
- Playing the Game (On Course Experience)
White Class (Intermediate) – Sundays (Class times vary) / $165 + tax per junior
CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER NOW
808.676.5300 – GOLFACADEMY@KOOLINA.COM
Ko Olina Junior Summer Camps
Ho’okipa I Po’okela Junior Club
A Commitment to Excellence
The Ho’okipa I Po’okela Junior Golf program started in October of 2007, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Myron Brumaghin, Principal, Nanaikapono Elementary, Wendy Takahashi, Principal, Nanakuli Elementary and Alvin Parker, Principal of Ka Waihona Charter School and Greg Nichols, PGA Director of Golf and General Manager, for Ko Olina Golf Club. This non-profit program provides free learning and playing opportunities for students of the three elementary schools in the Nanakuli school district.
We feel that the game of golf helps children learn important life skills and promotes positive character development. A major goal of the program is to create young leaders and the value of helping others and the importance of community service. We hope that the skills and values learned will ultimately help them live more productive lives and be contributing members of the community.
The classes meet every Wednesday, from 4:00-5:30 pm. Each child receives year-round golf instruction, access to the golf course and practice facilities, golf clubs, team shirts and caps. Students also participate in field trips and have opportunities to learn from mentors outside of golf.
There is no cost for membership. All lessons, equipment, and apparel are provided at no cost. However, to earn their membership into the program, each student commits to providing a designated number of hours in community service projects each year.
Our Core Values
All students learn and adhere to our core values which they will take with them into their schools and homes to further their roles as a model student and citizen.
- Aloha ‘aina – I will love and care for the environment
- Ho’ohanohano – I will show integrity and respect for myself, others and the game
- Ho’omau – I will be confident and persevere
- Kuleana – I will take responsibility for my actions
- Pono – I will be honest and show good sportsmanship
- Alaka’i – I will be a leader in my community and help mentor others.
Students are selected for the program annually from the 4th grade classes of the three Nanakuli elementary schools. Students are selected based on grade point average, community and sports participation, teacher’s recommendations and a written essay on what the child feels they will learn from the game of golf that will help them be a better member of their school and community.
Funding and Services Offered
Ko Olina Golf Club is solely responsible to obtain funding, sponsors and other support to defray costs of the program. All charitable contributions and donations to the program are directed through Ko Olina Charities, a federal tax 501 C-3 Organization. Mahalo to our sponsors, Jay Hinazumi from Nike Golf, Shelley Choy with Adidas Golf, and Del-Marc Fujita of U.S. Kids Clubs who have all contributed apparel and equipment each and every year for our students.
Program Name & Significance of Logo
Auntie Nettie Tiffany, the Kahu for Lanikuhonua on resort helped create the name of the program. In the Hawaiian language, Ho`okipa primarily means to commit oneself to a purpose but it can also mean to welcome or embrace. Po`okela means excellence. So, the meaning of our program’s name and the spirit of the program is for everyone involved to make a “Commitment to Excellence”.
The shape of the upper part of the logo is to signify a bridge – a bridge that reaches from Nanakuli to Ko Olina and eventually, even further to the rest of Hawaii and the world. The bridge is a metaphor for the journey that each of these students takes as they mature from childhood to young adults. We hope that the life lessons taught through the game of golf will help these students throughout their life. The colors of the logo contain the school colors of Nanakuli Intermediate and High School – black and gold, and the green to represent the game of golf.
Each student is required to follow the Programs Rules and Codes of Conduct, and also maintain a minimum GPS or academic standard as determined by their schools. Most importantly, each student is required to participate in a minimum of hours of school and community service projects. One such project is our Ko Olina lagoon beach clean-up day.