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About Youth on Course

Committed to breaking down barriers and bringing diversity to the game of golf.

Our Origin Story

Youth on Course, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 2006 to break down financial barriers and bring diversity to the world of golf. Our core purpose is simple yet transformative: to provide young people with access to life-changing opportunities through golf.

The groundbreaking program began when a junior golfer passionate about the game, but unable to afford greens fees, walked into Poppy Hills in California and with excitement played the first round of golf underwritten by the Morton family, paying homage to their patriarch, Tom Morton. 

What sets Youth on Course apart is our unwavering commitment to subsidizing rounds of golf at $5 or less for youth. Being privately funded enables us to facilitate this subsidy, resulting in millions of rounds played—an extraordinary testament to our dedication to making golf an accessible activity for the next generation.

In recent years, our organization has experienced rapid growth, proudly extending membership to over 200,000 youth 18 and under.  This inclusive community enjoys access to golf at more than 2,000 courses across the United States, Canada and Australia. 

Our impact doesn't stop on the golf course. Youth on Course provides many opportunities for our members to thrive. Through the DRIVE Club, College Scholarships, Careers on Course internships, the Leadership Council, we empower our members to build a foundation for success, grow socially, academically and professionally.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors, who contribute their time, energy, and resources to our cause. Support through our engaging events such as the Youth on Course 100 Hole Hike, the Online Auction, and participation in the Club Cup and Vintage Cup golf tournaments further fuel our mission.

Join us in making golf more than just a game—become a part of our mission to empower youth through accessibility, opportunity, and community.

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At Youth on Course, we value transparency. We want our donors to take pride knowing their donation is going directly to help young people gain access to life-changing opportunities.
Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Federal Tax ID: 94-3108575.