Through the generosity of individual donors and support of organizations throughout the country, the widely successful Youth on Course program subsidizes rounds of golf for $5 or less for children between the ages of 6 through 18. Since its founding by the Northern California Golf Association in 2006, Youth on Course has grown to over 130,000 members and 1,700 participating member courses in the United States.
Beyond the on-course impact, Youth on Course provides a caddie program, paid high school internships, and college scholarships. In New Jersey, there are currently 12 participating YOC member courses. These courses are reimbursed the difference of a particular rate, therefore enabling kids to play golf at an affordable price.
The annual cost to join Youth on Course in New Jersey is $25, and the first step is to register here and complete the 15-minute, on-line curriculum. Benefits of YOC include access to participating venues throughout the country, membership with the New Jersey State Golf Association (click here for member benefits), and an official USGA - GHIN Handicap. There is no limit to the number of rounds that a member can take advantage of each year.