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Opening doors.
Transforming lives.

We are passionate about the power of golf and its potential to teach and sharpen social, mental and physical skills at every age. It is why we strive to ensure all young people have access to the sport.
Member Opportunities

Our core purpose

The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members gain opportunities through paid high school internships, college scholarships and more, all while forging lifelong connections.

Relationships. Inclusion. Play. Learning.

Our core values

YOC Relationships
We create opportunities to build relationships.

Every round is a new opportunity for Youth on Course members to make friendships and build social skills.

YOC Inclusion
We advocate for inclusion.

We’re committed to ensuring all young people feel welcome, valued and safe at golf courses, and we’re working to make the sport affordable for families at every income level.

YOC Play
We believe in learning through play.

Golf inherently teaches invaluable life lessons and skills, and promotes character development.

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We are proponents of play.

Sports are a developmental experience for young people and golf offers a unique opportunity to get outdoors and be active.

Our origin story

Youth on Course began in 2006 to address a major disconnect in junior golf in Northern California: although there were programs to teach young golfers the basics of the game, the cost to play was proving an enormous hindrance. 

To break this barrier, the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) developed a unique program for local kids, where they could play select courses for just $5. The organization quickly broadened its reach to other states, and Youth on Course became the new face of NCGA’s Foundation, with a model referred to as “the most valuable membership in golf.” 

The initial funding for Youth on Course came from the Morton family to honor their patriarch, Tom Morton. Now, passionate and generous individuals willing to contribute their time, energy and resources have enabled Youth on Course to offer our 150,000 members access to affordable golf at nearly 2,000 courses across the U.S. and Canada.

Today, we are proud to deliver more than just affordable access to golf. A Youth on Course membership includes opportunities for paid summer work experience, and our collaboration with TaylorMade offers access to DRIVE Club, a program to empower YOC members to introduce their peers to golf. Youth on Course has also awarded over $2.6 million in scholarships to more than 300 high school students who have demonstrated financial need and academic excellence.

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