• The Barton Creek Junior Academy Golf Program is an innovative approach toward junior golf improvement. Based on the principles of Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD), we believe using physical and mental activities that are appropriate to a child is truly the best way to go about developing a young athlete. These activities are challenging yet rewarding. Young athletes will gain strength, kinesthetic awareness, speed, agility, balance and confidence all traits found in today`s very best athletes. Most importantly they will learn golf, have fun, and will stay active in the process!

    We have a great track record of helping juniors excel in golf.  Our Academy staff combines with more than 75 years of teaching experience.

    Some recent accomplishments of our juniors from the Barton Creek Golf Academy:

    • 2 Time – Individual 5A High School State Champion (2011 and 2012)
    • Top 10 ranked junior in the US
    • Instructed two juniors who were ranked #1 and #2 in Texas junior girls at the same time
    • Instructed many boys and girls on high school teams that have won multiple state Team Titles
    • Multiple AJGA Junior Titles
    • Multiple TJGT Junior Titles
    • Multiple Legend Junior Tour Titles
    • Multiple STPGA Junior Titles
    • Multiple US Kids Titles
    • Numerous College Scholarships
    • Top 10 NCAA Individual Ranking 2015

    LEVEL 1

    (Ages 6-8)

    We cover all areas of the game with these young  junior golfers.  We incorporate instruction in all areas of the game such as (technique work, on-course instruction, rules, and etiquette).  We also make sure that the juniors are learning and developing the “FMS” (Fundamental Movement Skills).  Fundamental Movement Skills plus Fundamental Sports Skills equals Physical Literacy!   The junior golfers will also have the opportunity to compete in some Team matches through the spring and summer months.

    Dr. Vern Seefeldt (1980) Proposed that children must complete a certain level of competency in FMS( Fundamental Movement Skills) if they are to break through a hypothetical proficiency barrier and successfully engage in sport specific skills later in life. Gabbard (2000), Haywood & Getchell (2001); Payne & Isaacs (2002)

    Fundamental Movement Skills:
    1. Locomotive Skills: Running, Jumping, Dodging, Skipping, Hopping, Bounding, Sprinting
    2. Stability Skills (ABC’s of Athleticism): Agility, Balance, Coordination, speed, Change of Direction
    3. Manipulative / Object Control Skills: Throw, Kick, Strike, Catch, Dribble
    4. Awareness: Space Awareness, Kinesthetic Awareness, Body Awareness, Rules

    Where we believe learning GOLF should be fun!!

    2017 Schedule/Price—–Monday and Thursday 4:00-5:00pm (Two Days Per Week)

    Fall (September-November) and Spring (February-May)

    $250/Month – Barton Creek Member                                   $275/Month – Non-Member

    ***These after school classes will be closed December/January during the Summer months.  Check out our Summer Junior Academies.

    Call the Academy at 512-301-1054 or email golfacademy@bartoncreek.com to sign up or for any questions concerning the junior programs.

    Don`t force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It`s the child`s desire to play that matters, not the parent`s desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun. – Tiger Woods

    LEVEL 2

    (Age 9-11)

    The juniors in the age group will be also taken through the S.M.A.S.H. Zone.  We are continuing to develop the golf specific skills, on course instruction, as well as physical strength and functional movements.  The junior golfers will also have the opportunity to compete in some Team matches through the spring and summer months.

    S.M.A.S.H. stands for:
    • S-tability
    • M-obility
    • A-BC’s (Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed)
    • S-port Skills
    • H-one your Golf Skills

    2017 Schedule/Price
    Mondays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00   (Two Days Per Week)

    Fall (September-November) and Spring (February-May)

    $250/per month – Barton Creek Member                    $275/per month – Non-Member

    ***These after school classes will be closed December/January and during the Summer months.  Check out our Summer Junior Academies.

    Call the Academy at 512-301-1054 or email golfacademy@bartoncreek.com to sign  up or for any questions concerning the junior programs.

    The first thing I learned was to swing hard and never mind where the ball went. That is what Arnold Palmer was taught too, and I think it is the right way. – Jack Nicklaus

    LEVEL 3

    (Age 12-14)

    This Train to Play phase is when we start honing in on the juniors skill set more aggressively as well as on course time.  We start incorporating more technology teaching when necessary such as video and 3 -D Motion Analysis so the junior can train with bio feedback to see and better understand the correct motions.  These are critical years that these junior golfers are increasing their speed and strength.  Juniors this age are probably going through a growth spurt so it is important these juniors are still working on the S.M.A.S.H. zone as well.  The junior golfers will also have the opportunity to compete in some Team matches through the spring and summer months.

    2017 Schedule/Price
    Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30–6:00pm (Two Days Per Week)

    $325/per month – Barton Creek Member           $370/per month – Non-Member

    Fall (September-November) and Spring (February-May)

    These after school classes will be closed December/January and during the Summer months.  Check out our Summer Junior Academies.

    Call the Academy at 512-301-1054 or email golfacademy@bartoncreek.com to sign up or for any questions concerning the junior programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    You are only as strong as your WEAKEST Link – Dr. Tom House

    Five Half-Day Junior Academy – $495

    This junior program for ages 6-16 years old is an all-inclusive introduction to the game of golf as well as an advancement opportunity for experienced junior golfers. The juniors are split up into age their age groups during the camps.  The juniors will engage in five half-day coaching and analysis classes from our talented and respected golf instructors. The program includes instruction for all phases of the game and the opportunity to play the championship courses at Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Each student receives a Barton Creek Golf Academy notebook.  Snacks and refreshments are provided during the Academy.  The Five Half-Day Junior Academy is limited to 15 students for a personalized and intimate learning environment. Classes run from 8:30-12:00pm each day.

    2017 Academy Dates:  (8:30-12:00 M-F)

    March 13-17 (Spring Break), June 19-23, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 31-Aug 4, August 7-11

    **$150 non-refundable deposit to sign-up

    Elite Junior Academy -$895

    This program is for ages 12-17 and is a program for the more experienced junior golfer who has aspirations to play collegiate golf. The junior must have tournament experience and have a scoring average under 85 for 18 holes. We focus on technique, skill training, practice plans, goal setting, golf fitness as well as the mental strategies of scoring. On day 1 we do assessments and incorporate the use of Academy technologies such a Video, Trackman Radar, SAM Putt Lab, Pressure Plates, and Focus Band to help provide a road map of improvement. Prior to attending we require statistical data from each junior from five of their previous tournament rounds (such as fairways hit, GIR, putts per round, penalty shots, scrambling, etc.). This also helps us customize a plan for the junior. We also incorporate on course instruction on our championship courses at Barton Creek. Each student receives a Barton Creek Golf Academy tote bag, notebook, lunch, snacks and refreshments. Classes run form 8:30-2:30 each day.

    2017 Academy Dates:  (8:30-2:30 M-F)

    June 5-9, 2017

    Private Lessons                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    We offer private junior lessons for all ages.  For more information on the instructors and rates please look under Bio & Rates or call 512-301-1054 for more information.

    For more information on the Barton Creek Golf Academy, please call (512) 301-1054 or email our Academy at golfacademy@bartoncreek.com.