Youth on Course | About


At Youth on Course, we provide youth ages 6-18 with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

What We Do

While it all starts with giving our members access to golf for $5 or less at more than 1,200 participating courses, it definitely doesn’t end there. We set them up for success beyond the green through our caddie program, paid high school internships, and college scholarships.


Youth can gain meaningful work experience in the golf industry and explore alternative career choices.

Caddie Program

Deserving and enthusiastic Youth on Course members can caddie at some of the top courses in the area.


High school seniors can apply to receive financial aid as they head off to a four-year college or university.

Learn more about the impact of our Scholarships

Explore Opportunities

Our History

Born in 2006 out of the Northern California Golf Association, Youth on Course began as the NCGA Foundation - a way to increase the accessibility and affordability of golf for Northern California youth. Within five years, the program was thriving and we expanded opportunities for our members to include a caddie program, paid high school internships and college scholarships.

It quickly became apparent that there was a huge demand for what we were doing outside of Northern California. The NCGA Foundation was re-imagined as a nationwide initiative to grow the game, and the name Youth on Course was born to establish a national identity. Youth on Course operates as a separate 501(c)3 that partners with state and regional golf associations across the country.

To date, we have expanded Youth on Course to 38 regions, subsidized more than 975,000 rounds of golf, hired more than 200 interns and 735 caddies, and award $250,000+ in scholarships annually.

Who We Are

Our staff, members of our Board of Directors, Honorary Board, and Advisory Board are all stellar humans with a passion for golf and helping youth. Learn more about the people behind Youth on Course!

The Team

Our partnership with the first tee

The First Tee introduces youth to the game, providing golf and life skills to better interact with adults and conduct themselves on the course.

Youth on Course complements The First Tee by providing members additional opportunities. We allow participants in The First Tee and other programs the opportunity to play at more than 1,200 courses for $5 or less, but also offer need and merit-based opportunities.


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