Junior Golf Gold Coast

Developing Junior Golf on the Gold Coast


Emerald Lakes Golf Coaching Centre has a widely renowned Junior Golf Program to cater for the smallest budding golfer right through to our teenage stars of the future.



Fitting Clubs Correctly for Juniors



Welcome to Emerald Lakes Golf Coaching Centre Junior Golf Program. 

Our program has been specifically and carefully designed to ensure your child/children have the best opportunities, the best facilities and the safest environment to learn this great game. 

It is our belief that every junior should have an equal opportunity to enjoy golf. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional service for the benefit of all juniors.

This joint initiative between The Emerald Lakes Golf Club and The Emerald Lakes Golf Coaching Centre has moved forward with the vision of developing the most accessible and best junior program on the Gold Coast. 

The program has 4 stages designed to ensure a steady rise in ability and performance. It provides the opportunity for the junior to go from absolute beginner to playing on the golf course to Golf Club Membership playing in all kinds of competitions both junior and senior then to Elite Level and beyond. 


Download 2019 Junior Programme Brochure Here

Download Junior Pathway Brochure Here





Delivered by PGA Teaching Professionals, your child will receive all the fundamentals and etiquette required to enjoy the game of golf - One to one lessons are also available in 30 minute or 60 minute lessons, please ask your coach for details. 


Weekly Beginner Clinics (Level 1 Joeys)


Tuesday – 4pm to 5pm   $20 

Wednesday – 4pm to 5pm   $20 

Saturday – 8am to 9am   $20 

Sunday – 8.45am to 9.45am   $20     


Weekly Intermediate Clinics (Level 2 Wallabies)


Tuesday – 5pm to 6pm   $20 

Wednesday – 5pm to 6pm   $20 

Saturday – 9.15am to 10.15am   $20 

Sunday – 10am to 11am   $20


Weekly Advanced Clinics (Level 3 Roos)


Wednesday – 4pm to 6pm   $30 

Thursday – 4pm to 6pm   $30 

Friday – 4pm to 6pm   $30   (clinic on course) 

Saturday – 10.30am to 2pm   $30   (clinic and 9 holes competition)



Bookings Essential


Contact Josh on 0416 811399 or The Academy on 5510 6121

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School Holiday Camps

JULY 2020


Full Day Advanced Clinic 8.30am to 5pm

$80 per day (non members $95)

Half Day Programme 8.30am to 11am

$40 per day

Tuesday 30th JUNE to Friday  3rd JULY
Tuesday 7th JULY to  Friday 10th JULY



Coaching Centre: 07 5510 6121


Private Junior Golf  Coaching is available 7 days per week at a time to suit you. The benefits of 1:1 teaching is the added attention your child’s coach will be able to deliver in a private forum.

30 minutes 1 child $40
60 minutes 1 child $70
60 minutes 2 children $85
60 minutes adult/child $85

School holiday programs are a popular way to keep children active and occupied during their time off. 

Click Here for our current School Holiday Programs.

WET WEATHER is no problem as we have a fully covered Coaching Arena as well as the Covered Driving Bays.

We operate rain, hail or shine !

Getting Your Kids Started In Golf

The game of golf is experiencing a boom period, with more and more kids discovering the excitement of a day at the golf course with their friends. New facilities that offer children affordable memberships to play the game are being constructed throughout the country and the world.

But what is the best way to get your kids started in golf? Here are some tips for parents on how to attract their youngsters to play this “game for a lifetime.”

Ideally, your son or daughter will approach you one day and express an interest in learning to play golf. You may have to cultivate that interest in them, because you appreciate the qualities that golf embodies and want your children to share those experiences. You, the parent, are the person who must provide access and offer encouragement to your children.

One of the keys to getting your child interested in golf is finding a program that they enjoy participating in. Select a program that nurtures their interest and stresses having fun. Emerald Lakes Golf Coaching Centre offer several of these programs.

Ultimately, parents are the catalyst to the growth of their child’s interest in golf. A visit to the driving range where you and your child can spend time together is an excellent way to get started. Invite some of your child’s friends along so that they associate golf with fun. Unless you are qualified to teach, don’t worry too much about instructing your child. Just make sure that he or she gets an opportunity to hit some balls and enjoy the exercise.

Once a strong foundation has been developed, a visit to your local course or Par 3 course is warranted. Try to play in non-peak hours so that your child is not subject to the pressures of pace of play requirements of a busy facility.

Children learn by imitation, so encourage watching a PGA or LPGA event on TV. If you should have a tour event in your local area, go to the course. The crowds and excitement of big time golf are great magnets for a young person’s imagination.

Many recreation departments and most public golf facilities offer junior programs and camps (usually in the school holiday periods). One advantage of utilising these programs is the social interaction that your child experiences with the other children participating. Kids learn that golf is a social game played by rules of conduct and proper etiquette.

For advanced juniors who show an interest, junior tournaments are a great way to test their skills. It is important that participation in tournaments is the child’s idea. Access and encouragement are two important things that parents can provide to their children to help them learn and enjoy golf.

If you want to learn how to get your child into golf, call Tom Linskey on 0412 072 145 anytime and he will arrange a time to meet with you and show you how much fun it will be for your child to learn and play golf.

Our Coaches

Josh Smith


Linford Jacquelin

David Waters

Paul Williamson

Craig Bishop

David Thomas

Junior Academy
Josh Smith

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