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.

Fall Junior Clinics - $200 - ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!

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 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Includes a frozen treat before play during the on-course sessions golf gifts.

Program Dates:

  • Week 1: September 13, 14, 16
  • Week 2: September 20, 21, 23

Click Here to Register



Raccoon Creek 2021 Fall Junior League   THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Please email Don Graham at Dgraham@raccooncreek.com to get on the waitlist. Thanks!

Our 2021 Summer PGA Junior League Program is wrapping up. The Raccoon Creek staff loves running the Junior League so we want to keep the party going by offering a 6-week long IN-HOUSE Fall Junior League Program. We are planning 4 teams of 8 players but we will adjust as needed. We will play a round-robin match schedule with most of the existing Junior League format and rules. We will re-consider appropriate tee assignments based on our experiences with these players.

We will honor requests for siblings to be on the same team and we should be able to accommodate all requests for other players to be on the same teams unless there are more players requesting to play together than we have roster spots. We have already been approached by other courses about scheduling additional matches and there may be an opportunity for these if scheduling allows. Since everything is scheduled at Raccoon Creek, we have already scheduled all the practices and match dates. We tried for consistency where possible unless we already had other events scheduled.

This 6-week program features 16 Golf Experiences and over 30 hours of golf time including: 

6 evening shotgun start matches (primarily on SATURDAYS):

  • Saturday, September 11 / 4pm Range – 4:45 Start

  • Saturday, September 18 / 3:50pm Range – 4:35 Start

  • Sunday, September 26 / 3:30 Range – 4:15 Start 

  • Saturday, October 2 / 3:15 Range – 4:00 Start

  • Saturday, October 9 / 3:00 Range – 3:50 Start

  • Sunday, October 17 /  3:00 Range – 3:40 Start

6 - 1-hour Instructional Clinics on WEDNESDAYS after school from 4:30-5:30pm

  • Wednesday, September 8 / 4:30-5:30pm

  • Wednesday, September 15 / 4:30-5:30pm

  • Wednesday, September 22 / 4:30-5:30pm

  • Wednesday, September 29 / 4:30-5:30pm

  • Wednesday, October 6 / 4:30-5:30pm

  • Wednesday, October 13 / 4:30-5:30pm

2 - 2-hour On-course practices:

  • Sunday, September 12 / 5-7pm

  • Friday, October 1 / 4:40-6:40pm

 2 Fun Parent/Child Matches:

  • Sunday September 19 / 3:50pm Range – 4:35 Start (Broncos play on the road – early game)

  • Sunday, October 10 / 3:00 Range – 3:50 Start (Broncos play on the road – early game) 

 Program Cost:  $ 300 - Additional Details

  • Minimum 12 and a maximum of 32 players for this session 

  • Players will receive Range Coupons for use when they practice on their own outside of normal practices

  • All sessions will be led by our PGA Professionals 

  • We are not ordering new PGA uniforms for this fall season – players should wear their jerseys from the 2021 summer season or their own golf shirts

  • For all players in all events, green fees for walking will be included but cart fees will be extra

​​​​​CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



 

  

PGA Junior League at Raccoon Creek in 2021

​​​​PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE IS FULL AT RACCOON CREEK FOR 2021
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL FOR 2021 - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

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 - Clinic 4 - NEW SESSION DETAILS!\
THIS SESSION WAS PREVIOUSLY A PRACTICE TOURNAMENT.
New Session will be Short Game – Putting and Chipping - 11:30am on the East end of the Range
Coach Cory Taylor from Columbine HS will be here to speak to the players about what to expect when going out for or playing High School Golf. This session will run until 1:00pm. 
​​​​
  • Saturday, June 12 - NEW SESSION DETAILS!

Practice Tournament – 9-Holes - 4:30 warm-up / 5:22 T-times 
We will make official pairings players will play and keep score to simulate a qualifying event

  • Saturday, June 19 or July 3 - NEW SESSION DETAILS
    9-Hole Practice - 5:30 Start
    Choose the best date for your schedule as we have a conflict for several players with PGA Jr League on June 19

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

  • Saturday, July 3 - No Scheduled Class this week due to 4th. Optional date for 9-hole practice - 5:30 Start

  • Saturday, July 10 - 18-Hole Practice Tournament – 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

 

  

PGA Junior League at Raccoon Creek in 2021

​​​​PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE IS FULL AT RACCOON CREEK FOR 2021
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL FOR 2021 - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

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 - Clinic 4 - NEW SESSION DETAILS!\
THIS SESSION WAS PREVIOUSLY A PRACTICE TOURNAMENT.
New Session will be Short Game – Putting and Chipping - 11:30am on the East end of the Range
Coach Cory Taylor from Columbine HS will be here to speak to the players about what to expect when going out for or playing High School Golf. This session will run until 1:00pm. 
​​​​
  • Saturday, June 12 - NEW SESSION DETAILS!

Practice Tournament – 9-Holes - 4:30 warm-up / 5:22 T-times 
We will make official pairings players will play and keep score to simulate a qualifying event

  • Saturday, June 19 or July 3 - NEW SESSION DETAILS
    9-Hole Practice - 5:30 Start
    Choose the best date for your schedule as we have a conflict for several players with PGA Jr League on June 19

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

  • Saturday, July 3 - No Scheduled Class this week due to 4th. Optional date for 9-hole practice - 5:30 Start

  • Saturday, July 10 - 18-Hole Practice Tournament – 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