Junior golfer getting lessons and putting on the green at Tamarack

Kids Golf Lessons and Camps

Located in Greenwich, CT on the Westchester County border, Tamarack Country Club offers the perfect environment for your young golfers. Our facilities, along with our renowned instructors, seamlessly balance skillful learning, technical expertise, and overall fun for all ages.

Our comprehensive golf lessons for kids cover all the essentials, including:

  • Introduction to Golf
  • Safety
  • Posture
  • Grip
  • Putting
  • Aim
  • Clubs and Equipment
  • Attire

Learn more about what makes Tamarack’s youth golf lessons unique below.

Kids golf group enjoying lessons

PGA Junior League

For four consecutive years, Tamarack Country Club has participated in the PGA Junior League, the fastest growing junior golf program in the country. This program is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls age 13 and under, the PGA Junior League provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun. This program is ideal not only to get kids involved in the game, but to keep them motivated!

Participants in the PGA JL receive team jerseys, golf balls, bag tags, weekly coaching/practice sessions, and the opportunity to compete against other area clubs. Being part of an official team with uniforms and regular practices forges camaraderie between junior golfers, further strengthening their sense of community and love of the game.

The competitions are 9 holes or less, and are designed to make the game fun and faster than your typical junior match. This unique game style makes it friendly for many ages, since there are no advanced skills required to be on the team.

Official league sign-up occurs during The Junior Golf Opening Day Event, and is open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions in four age categories: 7-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old.

Check out what junior golfers have to say:

“I’ve been a member of Tamarack CC for as long as I can remember. I went to the golf camps, got lessons, played in the inter club and all the kid-friendly events. Playing the game has taught me life lessons like honesty and focus. I have had many different instructors previously until I found Ryan. He makes the environment at Tamarack bright with his presence. The program at Tamarack is well organized. I took advantage of all the events that I could when I was younger which I believe got me to where I am today.”

Julia Bazata
Junior Golfer on the New Canaan High School Girls Varsity Golf Team Junior golfers at Tamarack Country Club Golf Camp

Tamarack Junior Golf Interclub

For golfers ages 10-15 interested in giving competitive golf a try, Tamarack offers access to the Greenwich Junior Interclub League. Ideal for young candidates preparing to play tournaments beyond the club level, this league allows juniors to play other Greenwich Clubs including Round Hill, The Griff, Stanwich, Innis Arden, Millbrook and Greenwich Country Club.

Sports Camp

If you’re interested in golf camps, Tamarack offers a summer golf camp designed to expose kids of all ages to the game of golf. Our comprehensive program takes kids through the essentials: choosing the right clubs, developing their own style within the technique, maximizing practice times, promoting patience and encouragement, exploring the green thoroughly, and most importantly fostering fun!

Spending 1.5 hours at the golf course every day, kids will learn all about the rules, etiquette, attitude, and fundamentals of golf, building the foundations for a successful future in the sport. Playing 2-3 times per week, kids will also devote time to clinics on putting, chipping, pitching, sand play, and the full swing. At the end of the camp, kids will be presented with various awards and prizes.

For more information, download our complete Sports Camp curriculum here (curriculum PDF)

Parent Child

Play along with your young one as a team! Tamarack offers a 9-hole Pinehurst for four age divisions between 7-16 years old. Parents’ 9-hole handicap will be used for the team. Learn more and sign up at ForeTees.

Renowned Golf Instructors

Having PGA Professional Ryan Kalista as part of our staff places Tamarack Country Club at the forefront of golf for kids. Voted one of the Top 50 Kids Golf Teachers in the USA, Ryan’s dedication to each student’s progress, along with his award-winning technique and teaching skills, ensures junior golfers are guided by some of the country’s best.

Testimonial from the parent of one of our junior golfers:

“Ryan has been amazing with Tamarack’s young players, teaching them not just golf course etiquette and the skills to play well but even better, the importance of honesty, patience and perseverance when they are out on the course - something as a parent I value even more than how they hit the ball. It was a proud and humbling moment this summer to witness my son tee off from the red tees and out drive me - I have Ryan and the program he helped create to thank for that, and more importantly the huge smile on my son's face after.”

Judy L. Heiland
Member, Tamarack Country Club

From junior golf tournaments, to golf classes for kids, and even golf camps, discover why Tamarack Country Club is the ideal starting point for families looking to strengthen their children’s love of the game, make life-long friends, and have fun!

For more information on junior golf, please do not hesitate to call or email us in the Golf Shop.