2021 Junior Golf Programming

We have created a wide selection of programs to fit the needs of a wide variety of junior golfers. In addition to the terrific programs listed below we also offer private golf instruction for juniors at a reduced rate. 

We know you have questions and we are here to help you find the best programs for your junior golfer. Please feel free to contact us any time via phone or email. We are looking forward to a great season!

Raccoon Creek will continue to comply with all Jefferson County Health Department Regulations durig all classes and clinics. 

Raccoon Creek's Junior Golf Programming is under the direction of:

Don Graham, PGA Head Golf Professional and Asst. General Manager
Direct: 720-287-8185 dgraham@raccooncreek.com

JJ Kennaugh, PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional
Direct: 720-287-8184 jkennaugh@raccooncreek.com


Great Raccoon Creek Junior Golf Opportunities!

Our junior golf programming is designed to be fun and addictive! We want to turn your juniors into avid golfers! Parents frequently ask about age requirements. It's more about the individual junior's maturity level. They should be able to follow instruction and safety rules and have enough attention span to hang with the class for the allotted time. They will also need to be comfortable around other kids having fun! Parents are always welcome to attend and observe all sessions. Please contact Don or JJ if you have any questions about which programs will best meet the needs of your junior golfer.

Raccoon Creek Junior Golf Day (Open House) - Saturday, April, 3 from 2pm to 4pm

This complimentary, drop-in Open House is for players and parents. This new event will be a festival of Junior Golf! We will offer a variety of activities including:

  • No registration required
  • Raccoon Creek Pros will be on hand to meet and answer questions about all of our programs
  • US Kids Golf fitting day (weather permitting), get fitted for US Clubs and even place orders
  • Other Junior Demo/Fitting options also available (vendor TBD)
  • PUMA Trunk Show featuring the latest golf shoes and apparel for junior golfers. Orders will receive special pricing
  • Short Game Contests with Prizes (weather permitting)
  • Door Prize Registration (after you register you do not need to be present to win)
  • Meet other junior golfers and parents
  • Complimentary Hot Dogs and refreshments
  • PGA Junior League Kickoff Meeting follows at 4pm for registered and prospective Junior League players and parents

Junior Golf - Spring Tune-Up - $90

Great for beginners and experienced players. Generally appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Get your junior golfer excited and ready for a full summer of golf activity! The Spring Tune-Up includes (4) 1-Hour Skills Sessions that cover basic fundamentals of the full swing and short game, as well as how to develop effective practice techniques. Excellent for beginners through experienced players. All classes from 4pm to 5pm. Golf gift included for all participants.

Classes meet Wednesdays at 4:00pm.

Class Dates:
  • April 7
  • April 14
  • April 21
  • April 28

REGISTER NOW


Junior Golf - 2 Week Fun Camp - $150

Great for beginners and all players seeking a FUN golf experience. Excellent introductory program. Generally appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Don't miss this popular 2-week camp! This camp includes six total session days (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) over two weeks. The camp features a diverse selection of golf skills and fundamental training. The emphasis is on FUN! All campers will receive a backpack stuffed with cool/fun golf tee gifts along with six hours of instruction on the range and short game practice areas. The infamous "How Far Will It Go??!!" session will be back and bigger in 2021!

2-Week Fun Camp Session Times:

THE 8:00-9:00AM SESSION IS FULL!

ALL FUTURE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE FOR THE 9:15 TO 10:15 SESSION. ALL AGES WELCOME.


2-Week Fun Camp Dates:
  • Week 1: June 1 - 3
  • Week 2: June 8 - 10

REGISTER NOW

 


3-Day Mini-Camps - $100

Great for graduates of our Spring or 2-Week Fun Camps or players with some previous golf experience. Players must be able to wak and carry their own bag for a few holes on the Wednesday session. Fun program with more specific and individualized golf instruction to be offered. Generally appropriate for ages 8 years old and up. Many campers will attend multiple 3-day mini camps. 

The Mini-Camps consist of over six total hours of camp time, focusing on full swing, short game and strategy. Camp is capped off with the popular 2-hour on-course session that includes a hot dog dinner, range warm-up and golf balls. Camps are designed for kids seeking quailty instruction and an on-course experience in a fun environment. All participants will also receive a golf gift. 

3-Day Mini-Camp Session Times:
  • Monday and Tuesday morning from 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. 
  • Kids love mini camps and most attend multiple sessions.
3-Day Mini-Camp Dates:


Super Mini 3-Day Camps - $100

Great for younger players excited about attending an age-appropriate golf camp. This is a scaled-down version of our regular 3-day mini-camp with one-hour sessions. Smaller group size for safety! Appropriate for ages 6-8.

We created this program in 2020 for younger players who want to try golf. Our goal is to spark a desire to experience more golf because it’s fun! The sessions are only one hour to match the typical attention span for the age group. The focus will be on safety, fun and golf (in that order). We will have 1-hour morning sessions on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 – 9:30am. Those sessions will introduce full swing, putting and chipping skills. We will also have an on-course session on Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm where we will play one hole on the course.

It is difficult to recommend a starting age for kids to attend camp. It comes down to their desire to participate, and ability to stay engaged and hang with the class for an hour while following basic safety concepts regarding swinging a club. Parents are encourged to attend, especially the Wednesday evening session where some help caddying for your player would be useful. All participants will receive a fun golf gift pack.

3-Day SUPER Mini-Camp Session Times:

  • Monday and Tuesday morning from 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
3-Day SUPER Mini-Camp Dates:

 


Fall Junior Program - $200

Great for beginners and experienced players. Generally appropriate for ages 8 and up.
This program is designed for juniors who want to prolong their golf season in an after-school setting. We will develop full-swing, short game, mental and startegic skills. The 2-week program includes six total session days (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday) with 10 total hours of instruction. It consists of (4) 90-minute skills sessions and (2) 2-hour on course sessions.

The skills sessions are on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, and the on-course sessions are on Thursday evening from 5:#0pm to 7:30pm. Includes a hot dog dinner on the last night of camp and a golf gift bag.

Program Dates:

  • Week 1: September 13, 14, 15
  • Week 2: September 20, 21, 22
  

PGA Junior League at Raccoon Creek in 2021


PGA Junior League is an introductory competitive team program where players pair up with a partner to compete against pairs from another team in a scramble, match-play format. Scramble is a friendly format where both players hit their tee shot, select the best position, both play from there, select the best position again and so on…through the remainder of the hole. This is an excellent format for newer players as they can move on from a poor shot without too much pressure or consequence. Better players also enjoy this format for the strategic possibilities.

Matches are contested over 9 holes. Each match consists of 3, 3-hole sub-matches or “Flags.” Each “Flag” is worth one point. This generally results in a tight outcome for each match. We will compete against other teams from nearby courses like Inverness, South Suburban GC, Highlands Ranch GC and Littleton Golf and Tennis in both home and away matches. Parents will provide all transportation.

This program is co-sponsored by the PGA of America. Raccoon Creek is planning to host 3 teams of players 13 years old and under (13U) as well as 1 team of players 17 years old and under (17U).

The 13U program is appropriate for players who have some prior golf experience and can hit some shots over 100 yards. We will be providing plenty of instruction and guidance, but players need to bring a maturity level consistent with following instruction so we can create the proper learning environment. Supervision will be provided but players will be need the maturity to work with a partner and their opponents to play safely, fairly and without delay.  
At Raccoon Creek, our emphasis for the program is (in order):
  • Have fun, promote sportsmanship and inclusiveness
  • Learn golf rules, etiquette and match play procedure
  • Develop golf skills
  • Develop a healthy competitive nature
Participants in all of our PGA Junior League Programs will receive:
  • Home and Away team Jerseys with numbers and team name
  • PGA Junior League caps and other t-gifts like a Jr League backpack, bag tag, water bottle and t-shirt
  • 17 Jr. League Experiences adding up to over 30 total hours of PGA Jr League time including:
    • Six – 1-hour Team Lessons which focus on developing golf skills
    • Four – 2-hour on course team practices which focus on etiquette, match rules, developing team skills, strategy, and pace of play
    • 6 official supervised matches (Green Fees and range warm-up included)
  • A 1-hour kickoff/welcome session/clinic for the players and parents at 4pm that immediately follows our Junior Golf Day on April 3rd from 1-3pm
  • A 5-punch card for small buckets to use during practice on your own
  • Season Ending Banquet / Play Day for players and parents
  • Special $10 9-hole rate for players and their immediate family for designated morning or late-day 9-hole play. Rate does not include carts.
The 17U program is appropriate for all graduates of the 13U program. It is also excellent for players with or without high school golf aspirations. We had 5 players from our 2020 team go on to play on High School teams. This is an excellent avenue for players to continue in the game and experience a moderate level of competition. 

Junior League Registration just opened for 2021. Click the link at the bottom and locate the appropriate Raccoon Creek Golf Course program to register.

Cost for 2021 for either the 13U or 17U program is $400.
Practice sessions and home matches will generally be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. We will consider all requests from parents to place players who are siblings or friends on the same team to make life easier regarding transportation and spectating.

Register Here for the PGA Junior League. On the site, put Raccoon Creek in your search options or scroll down to our programs. 


After players register, we will allow parents to request which team they would like their Junior League Player(s) to participate on. We understand your needs for scheduling based on siblings, car pool, other activities and other parents in the group. We will do our best to accommodate all requests but if we cannot, requests will be honored on a first registered, first served basis.

Practice and Match Days
New for 2021, we will hold lesson sessions for each individual team.  This will keep the numbers down and allow us to maximize individual instruction and practice repetitions. The on-course practices will be with just 2 teams combined.
Here are the tentative practice and lesson schedule details for our different teams:
  • 13U – Bandits will have lessons and practices Sunday afternoons beginning April 18
  • 13U Rowdy Raccoons will have lessons and practices Sunday afternoons beginning April 18
  • 13U – Creek Crew will have lessons and practices Thursday afternoons beginning April 22
  • 13U - Rebels will have lessons and practices Thursday afternoons beginning April 22 
  • 17U Trash Pandas and Ringtils will have lessons and practices Thursday and/or Friday afternoons beginning April 22

All our Home Matches will be scheduled primarily on Friday and Saturday evenings. We have to play the other teams when they have available course time but South Suburban will generally host on Monday mornings. The other teams we are joining for 2021 include Foothills, The Meadows, DUGC (Highlands Ranch) and South Suburban.

Match Schedule to follow soon!

High School Golf Team Prep Clinics

Class sessions will be on Saturday mid-day and evenings. 

This program is conducted by Raccoon Creek PGA professionals Don Graham and JJ Kennaugh. It is open to Boys and Girls currently in grades 7-10 interested in making or improving their position on their High School Golf Team. 

We have consulted the Columbine HS Boys Golf Coach for input on this program and coach Cory Taylor will speak to the program participants (and interested parents) at one of the clinic sessions about what he looks for and expects from a potential varsity golfer.  

Players will learn that high level tournament golf is combination swing and short game skills combined with the ability to focus and manage the mental side of the game. Mental skills and aspects of the game amount to upwards of 75-90% of the total package for a successful player.  Players who don’t grasp the importance of this concept will not excel. 

We will work diligently to help your player improve their course management, strategy, scoring skills, practice habits, mental approach, focus, and ability to overcome adversity on the course as well as Putting, Chipping, Pitching and Full Swing skills. 

This program will also acquaint the participants with other aspiring high school players they can join for practice and play sessions outside of our program. Our group participants will be encouraged to support one another throughout the summer and the High School Golf seasons. 

Note: Players will be walking during the playing lessons and during the practice tournaments. Green Fees and range balls are included for all on-course sessions and practice Tournaments. 

 

Program will include:

  • 5 - 1-hour Group Instructional Clinics at the Driving Range and upper practice areas

  • 2 - 9-Hole On-Course Playing Sessions w/Coach Supervision

  • 1 - 9-Hole Practice Tournament (Scored)

  • 1 – 18-Hole Practice Tournament (Scored)

  • 1 Video Swing Analysis (Schedule on your own with Don or JJ)

  • 1 Hour Block of Private Instruction time (Schedule on your own with Don or JJ)

  • Range balls included for all sessions

  • Green fees included for playing sessions and practice tournaments

  • All players receive a range key with 5 large buckets for additional practice time on their own


Schedule:

  • Saturday, May 1 - Clinic 1 - Full Swing Fundamentals – 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • Saturday, May 8       - Clinic 2 - Chipping and Putting -11:30am on the East end of the Range 

  • Saturday, May 15 - 9-Hole Playing Session – 5:00 warm-up / 5:30 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, May 22 - Clinic 3 - Full Shots/Pitching - 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • No Class May 29 - due to Memorial Day Weekend

  • Saturday, June 5 - Practice Tournament – 9-Holes - 5:00 warm-up / 5:30 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, June 12 - Clinic 4 - Short Game – Putting and Chipping - 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • Saturday, June 19 - 9-Hole Playing Session – 5:30 warm-up / 6:00 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, June 26 - No Class this week – (Could be used to make up a 1-hour Clinic) 

  • Saturday, July 3 - No Class this week due to 4th of July

  • Saturday, July 10 - Practice Tournament – 18 Holes – 3:00 warm-up / 3:30 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, July 17 - Clinic 5 - Full Swing and Short Game - 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • Saturday, July 24 - No Class Scheduled - Make-up session if needed


Max Program Enrollment: 10 players

  

PGA Junior League at Raccoon Creek in 2021


PGA Junior League is an introductory competitive team program where players pair up with a partner to compete against pairs from another team in a scramble, match-play format. Scramble is a friendly format where both players hit their tee shot, select the best position, both play from there, select the best position again and so on…through the remainder of the hole. This is an excellent format for newer players as they can move on from a poor shot without too much pressure or consequence. Better players also enjoy this format for the strategic possibilities.

Matches are contested over 9 holes. Each match consists of 3, 3-hole sub-matches or “Flags.” Each “Flag” is worth one point. This generally results in a tight outcome for each match. We will compete against other teams from nearby courses like Inverness, South Suburban GC, Highlands Ranch GC and Littleton Golf and Tennis in both home and away matches. Parents will provide all transportation.

This program is co-sponsored by the PGA of America. Raccoon Creek is planning to host 3 teams of players 13 years old and under (13U) as well as 1 team of players 17 years old and under (17U).

The 13U program is appropriate for players who have some prior golf experience and can hit some shots over 100 yards. We will be providing plenty of instruction and guidance, but players need to bring a maturity level consistent with following instruction so we can create the proper learning environment. Supervision will be provided but players will be need the maturity to work with a partner and their opponents to play safely, fairly and without delay.  
At Raccoon Creek, our emphasis for the program is (in order):
  • Have fun, promote sportsmanship and inclusiveness
  • Learn golf rules, etiquette and match play procedure
  • Develop golf skills
  • Develop a healthy competitive nature
Participants in all of our PGA Junior League Programs will receive:
  • Home and Away team Jerseys with numbers and team name
  • PGA Junior League caps and other t-gifts like a Jr League backpack, bag tag, water bottle and t-shirt
  • 17 Jr. League Experiences adding up to over 30 total hours of PGA Jr League time including:
    • Six – 1-hour Team Lessons which focus on developing golf skills
    • Four – 2-hour on course team practices which focus on etiquette, match rules, developing team skills, strategy, and pace of play
    • 6 official supervised matches (Green Fees and range warm-up included)
  • A 1-hour kickoff/welcome session/clinic for the players and parents at 4pm that immediately follows our Junior Golf Day on April 3rd from 1-3pm
  • A 5-punch card for small buckets to use during practice on your own
  • Season Ending Banquet / Play Day for players and parents
  • Special $10 9-hole rate for players and their immediate family for designated morning or late-day 9-hole play. Rate does not include carts.
The 17U program is appropriate for all graduates of the 13U program. It is also excellent for players with or without high school golf aspirations. We had 5 players from our 2020 team go on to play on High School teams. This is an excellent avenue for players to continue in the game and experience a moderate level of competition. 

Junior League Registration just opened for 2021. Click the link at the bottom and locate the appropriate Raccoon Creek Golf Course program to register.

Cost for 2021 for either the 13U or 17U program is $400.
Practice sessions and home matches will generally be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. We will consider all requests from parents to place players who are siblings or friends on the same team to make life easier regarding transportation and spectating.

Register Here for the PGA Junior League. On the site, put Raccoon Creek in your search options or scroll down to our programs. 


After players register, we will allow parents to request which team they would like their Junior League Player(s) to participate on. We understand your needs for scheduling based on siblings, car pool, other activities and other parents in the group. We will do our best to accommodate all requests but if we cannot, requests will be honored on a first registered, first served basis.

Practice and Match Days
New for 2021, we will hold lesson sessions for each individual team.  This will keep the numbers down and allow us to maximize individual instruction and practice repetitions. The on-course practices will be with just 2 teams combined.
Here are the tentative practice and lesson schedule details for our different teams:
  • 13U – Bandits will have lessons and practices Sunday afternoons beginning April 18
  • 13U Rowdy Raccoons will have lessons and practices Sunday afternoons beginning April 18
  • 13U – Creek Crew will have lessons and practices Thursday afternoons beginning April 22
  • 13U - Rebels will have lessons and practices Thursday afternoons beginning April 22 
  • 17U Trash Pandas and Ringtils will have lessons and practices Thursday and/or Friday afternoons beginning April 22

All our Home Matches will be scheduled primarily on Friday and Saturday evenings. We have to play the other teams when they have available course time but South Suburban will generally host on Monday mornings. The other teams we are joining for 2021 include Foothills, The Meadows, DUGC (Highlands Ranch) and South Suburban.

Match Schedule to follow soon!

High School Golf Team Prep Clinics

Class sessions will be on Saturday mid-day and evenings. 

This program is conducted by Raccoon Creek PGA professionals Don Graham and JJ Kennaugh. It is open to Boys and Girls currently in grades 7-10 interested in making or improving their position on their High School Golf Team. 

We have consulted the Columbine HS Boys Golf Coach for input on this program and coach Cory Taylor will speak to the program participants (and interested parents) at one of the clinic sessions about what he looks for and expects from a potential varsity golfer.  

Players will learn that high level tournament golf is combination swing and short game skills combined with the ability to focus and manage the mental side of the game. Mental skills and aspects of the game amount to upwards of 75-90% of the total package for a successful player.  Players who don’t grasp the importance of this concept will not excel. 

We will work diligently to help your player improve their course management, strategy, scoring skills, practice habits, mental approach, focus, and ability to overcome adversity on the course as well as Putting, Chipping, Pitching and Full Swing skills. 

This program will also acquaint the participants with other aspiring high school players they can join for practice and play sessions outside of our program. Our group participants will be encouraged to support one another throughout the summer and the High School Golf seasons. 

Note: Players will be walking during the playing lessons and during the practice tournaments. Green Fees and range balls are included for all on-course sessions and practice Tournaments. 

 

Program will include:

  • 5 - 1-hour Group Instructional Clinics at the Driving Range and upper practice areas

  • 2 - 9-Hole On-Course Playing Sessions w/Coach Supervision

  • 1 - 9-Hole Practice Tournament (Scored)

  • 1 – 18-Hole Practice Tournament (Scored)

  • 1 Video Swing Analysis (Schedule on your own with Don or JJ)

  • 1 Hour Block of Private Instruction time (Schedule on your own with Don or JJ)

  • Range balls included for all sessions

  • Green fees included for playing sessions and practice tournaments

  • All players receive a range key with 5 large buckets for additional practice time on their own


Schedule:

  • Saturday, May 1 - Clinic 1 - Full Swing Fundamentals – 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • Saturday, May 8       - Clinic 2 - Chipping and Putting -11:30am on the East end of the Range 

  • Saturday, May 15 - 9-Hole Playing Session – 5:00 warm-up / 5:30 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, May 22 - Clinic 3 - Full Shots/Pitching - 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • No Class May 29 - due to Memorial Day Weekend

  • Saturday, June 5 - Practice Tournament – 9-Holes - 5:00 warm-up / 5:30 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, June 12 - Clinic 4 - Short Game – Putting and Chipping - 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • Saturday, June 19 - 9-Hole Playing Session – 5:30 warm-up / 6:00 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, June 26 - No Class this week – (Could be used to make up a 1-hour Clinic) 

  • Saturday, July 3 - No Class this week due to 4th of July

  • Saturday, July 10 - Practice Tournament – 18 Holes – 3:00 warm-up / 3:30 start – Warm up at east end of range

  • Saturday, July 17 - Clinic 5 - Full Swing and Short Game - 11:30am on the East end of the Range

  • Saturday, July 24 - No Class Scheduled - Make-up session if needed


Max Program Enrollment: 10 players