Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is the SCGA Junior Golf Club?

The SCGA Junior Golf Club provides junior golfers with an SCGA membership and includes Youth on Course. Youth on Course provides discounted golf rates at more than 130 facilities in Southern California and over 1600 facilities in North America. Club members can also participate in monthly club outings, educational activities, and are eligible for the college scholarship program.  You must reside within Southern California to sign up for an SCGA Junior Golf Club membership.

Q: How do I register for a class?

To register, choose the community that is nearest to you from the Player Development drop down menu. On each community’s homepage, there will be an option to “register” when classes are open for registration.

All families will be required to log in or create an account in order to register for golf programming. Returning families will be prompted to “log in”. First time participants will be asked to “Register” and create a household.

When inside the registration platform, select the “Classes & Activities” option. From there you will be able to browse and filter offerings based on event/class type, age, day of the week, start time, instructor, facility and community.

Please choose the most appropriate class for your junior. Juniors enrolled for instruction outside of their age bracket will be removed from the class. (Note: all classes are organized by age first and ability level second)

If you get to the registration page and tickets are no longer available, it means that the class is full or registration has closed for the session. Please contact us at if you have any questions about registration.

Q: What is Youth on Course?

Youth on Course is an affordable junior golf access program. The program creates affordable access to golf for youth by establishing $1-$5 green and $1-$2 range fees at golf facilities across the country during off-peak hours. There are currently more than 1600 golf facilities participating in the program. Participants can start using their membership when they have received their membership card via email. To see a list of participating facilities, click here.

Q: How do I become an SCGA Junior Golf Club member?

You can sign up for the SCGA Junior Golf Club online here. Your membership will be processed within three business days, at which time your membership card will be emailed to you. You cannot utilize the discounted rates until you have the credential in hand to show at our participating facilities.  Membership expires one year from date of purchase.  You must reside within Southern California to sign up for a membership.

Q: How much does it cost to be an SCGA Junior Golf Club member?

The membership fee is $69.  You may apply for financial assistance during the sign-up process.


Q: How long does it take for my membership to be approved?

Your membership application will be processed within 3 business days. You will receive an email when your membership has been approved.  Your printable membership card will be sent via email once your membership is active.

Q: Why have I not received the confirmation and/or further information e-mail if I have already made a payment?

If the primary email address listed when completing the membership application was that of the junior, the email was sent to that address, NOT the email address used when payment was made. Please contact to inquire about the status of membership or call 818-980-3630 and ask to speak with the SCGA Junior department.

Q: My junior golfer lost their membership card. How do I get a new one?

Please contact and we will have a new membership card sent via email.

Q: What is a Club Outing?

SCGA Junior hosts monthly Club Outings throughout Southern California. These outings can include a golf clinic, a team tournament, a casual 9-holes, or a skills challenge competition. Club Outings are a great chance for members to get additional playing opportunities while meeting fellow junior golfers of similar age and ability levels.

*Club Outings currently on hold.


Q: Does SCGA Junior offer instruction?

SCGA Junior offers a Player & Youth Development program in Southest LA, San Fernando Valley, and Riverside. Juniors are grouped according to age and skill level and have a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun and educational environment. Click here to learn more.

Q: I am already an SCGA Member through my parent's golf club or CIF. Does this mean I’m a SCGA Junior Golf Club member?

No. You will need to sign up with one of our online clubs if you would like to have SCGA Junior privileges. Your SCGA/GHIN membership number will remain the same. Please provide this number when applying for membership.

Q: What is the difference between Supervised and Unsupervised status?

All SCGA Junior members are given Supervised status upon completion of the online curriculum. An adult must accompany members at all times when utilizing the program.

To receive Unsupervised status, a golfer must be at least 13 years of age and have an established Handicap Index. An Unsupervised golfer has proven that they have the golf ability and maturity to go to a facility on their own. This means that a golfer can play a round of golf at a normal pace of play, understands the rules of golf and appropriate golf etiquette. To request unsupervised status, please contact us at

Q: I forget my child’s SCGA number, where can I find this?

You can e-mail us at or call us at 818-980-3630 ext. 804.

Q: Can we use the program after we have registered, but before we receive the membership card?

No, you MUST have your membership card with you to be able to have access to the discounted range and green fees.

Q: My child hasn’t used the membership, can I have a refund?

If you request a refund within three months of making payment and your child has not checked in at a participating facility, you can request a refund. Once the refund has been processed, the membership will be inactivated.

Q: What do I need to bring with me to Youth on Course facilities?

In order to access the discounted rates at SCGA Junior facilities, you must ALWAYS have your membership card with valid expiration date.

Q: How long does my SCGA Junior membership last?

Your SCGA Junior Golf Club membership lasts for one year from date of sign up. You will receive email notifications reminding you to renew your membership one month before the expiration date. The program is for junior golfers only, so those who register when they are 18 will have their membership expire on their 19th birthday.

Q: How do I renew my SCGA Junior Golf Club membership?

You can renew your membership by completing the application and making payment here.

Q: What are the age restrictions for SCGA Junior Golf Club membership?

Junior golfers must be 5-18 years-old to join. Membership will automatically expire on your 19th birthday.

Q: Am I an SCGA member when I receive my GHIN number and SCGA Junior membership card?

Yes! As soon as the SCGA has provided you with a membership number (GHIN number), you are officially a member and will receive all of the privileges of SCGA Membership including an SCGA/USGA Handicap Index, a subscription to FORE Magazine, opportunities to play in SCGA Tournaments and Outings, and more. Once you receive your membership card via email you can access the discounted rates at Youth on Course facilities.

Q: Which class should I register my junior for?

SCGA Junior offers programming based on age first and skill second. Age and skill breakdowns:

  • Spark: 5 – 7 years old
  • Spark II: 5 – 7 years old (Must complete one full session with SCGA Junior AND receive a coach recommendation)
  • Ignition: 8 – 11 years old
  • Fire: 12+ years old
  • Intermediate: Juniors must be Level 4+ or higher
  • Advanced Player Program: Juniors must be Level 7+ or higher

Reminder: Juniors cannot be registered for classes outside of their age group. In the event, a junior is registered for the wrong class, SCGA Junior will remove the junior from the class and reimburse the family for the cost.

Q: I registered my junior for the wrong class, can you switch them to another class?

SCGA Junior cannot switch or transfer juniors from class to class. Families will be required to go in and register for the new class. Our team will provide the purchasing family with a full refund for the incorrect class.

SCGA Junior does not hold or reserve class spots for juniors, who were registered for the wrong class.

Q: What is the Advanced Player Program? Is my junior eligible?

 The Advanced Player Program is a unique training class modeled after the Titleist Performance Institute’s Elite Development Program (link to Class size is limited to 12 to ensure more one one-on-one training and the class curriculum is designed to include the majority on course training.  Juniors in this class can expect to improve all aspects of their game while being taught more technical golf skills to help lower their tournament scores.

To be eligible for the Advanced Player Program, juniors must be at least a Level 7 golfer through our golf assessments. Click here to review our golf levels and assessments.

If you have questions about which level your junior is in, contact

Q: What is financial assistance, how can I receive it and what are the requirements?

Financial assistance is available to all families in need. To receive a discount on programming costs, families must provide documentation of government assistance. (CalWorks, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, etc…)

Financial assistance can be applied towards registration costs, E-Store purchases, one-on-one lessons, equipment purchases and all costs associated with the player & youth development program.

To apply for financial assistance, go to your community’s homepage and fill out the financial aid application. (Orange County, Riverside, San Fernando Valley, Southeast Los Angeles and Southwest Los Angeles)

Once an application is completed, SCGA Junior staff will review and follow up via email. Please make sure all information on the application is accurate and valid.

Q: How do I know what level my junior is in?

All juniors enter the program as Level 1. Following each assessment, the junior will receive an automated email with their current golf level. Junior’s membership cards will also reflect their current golf and fitness level.

Q: Do juniors need their own clubs for class?

No, SCGA Junior will always have equipment for juniors to borrow during class and on-course play.

Q: This is my first session, how do I get my uniform?

Uniforms are passed out at the beginning of the session and during parent workshops. If you are not able to attend a parent workshop, please let us know so that we can get your junior his/her uniform in a timely fashion.

Complimentary uniforms are only distributed to first time participants. Replacements can be purchased in our E-Store.

Q: Do returning parents need to attend the parent workshops at the beginning of each instruction session?

Returning families, parents or guardians do not need to attend parent workshops hosted at the beginning of each session. However, we highly encourage attendance for all session participants. SCGA Junior uses these workshops as an opportunity to inform our community on recent developments, offerings and answer any FAQ’s.

Q: What is Youth On Course and how can I sign up?

Youth on Course provides juniors discounted access to more than 130 golf courses in Southern California and more than 1600 facilities in North America. Members can purchase a bucket of balls for $1- $2 and a round of golf for $2 -$5.  As a member of the Player & Youth Development program, juniors are eligible to purchase Youth on Course at a discounted price of $30. If you would like to purchase a Youth on Course, please click here.

Q: Do juniors get a new polo every time they register for class?

No — juniors only receive a complimentary polo and hat/visor the first time they register for class instruction with SCGA Junior. Replacements can be purchased in our E-Store.

Q: How can my junior take a one-on-one lesson?

One-on-one lessons are available to all juniors ages 8 years and older or enrolled in Spark II. Lessons can be scheduled at any time with the instructor of your choice. Lessons are $40 each or $150 for a four-lesson bundle.

To schedule the lesson, visit this page here.

Q: What is a Game Day?

A Game Day is a casual, free on-course playing opportunity for members of the player & youth development program. Juniors must be enrolled in the current programming session to attend.

Game Days are organized by age, with Spark playing 4 holes, Ignition playing 6, and Fire playing 9.

Game Days will be offered throughout the programming session. Juniors will gain on course experience along with pace of play and other rules of golf.

If juniors have their own clubs, they are encourage to use them. Spark kids will only be able to use SNAG clubs.

Q: Do juniors need prior playing experience to participate in Game Days?

No experience is needed.  Each week coaches, staff and volunteers will be out on the course with juniors to assist them in any way possible.

Q: What is SCGA Junior's make up policy?

SCGA Junior does not offer make up classes for missed classes, inclement weather or holidays. We highly recommend you sign your junior up for an assessment, game day or club fitting to make up for the missed class.

Q: What are assessments?

Golf assessments are on-course, score-based assessments that track the progress of juniors 8 years old and up. We’ve created assessments that test skills at the most fundamental levels and progress to a full 18 hole on-course round. Juniors can track their progress throughout their time in our program and see what parts of their game need work and what parts they can continue to excel at!

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