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Youth Lessons

Youth Links Certification

Get certified to play!

Junior golfers at least 8 years old who want to play the Cantigny Youth Links without adult supervision need to be certified. The certification process is easy, and no previous course experience is required! Simply enroll in the Level 1 Certification Clinic. This is the first clinic in our series of Awareness Stage: Introductory Clinics.

Certification Testing/Make up Testing/

Junior golfers with previous clinic or private instruction experience from a PGA /LPGA Professional are eligible to bypass the Level 1 clinic. Students who select this option will need a signed letter from their previous instructor -- Youth Certification Form. To gain unsupervised playing privileges, the junior must successfully complete the Certification Testing.

Juniors who were enrolled in the Level 1 classes and missed the test day can also come to these test dates to complete the exam.  Please come with the class dates and name of the class that was taken.

To enroll for an exam, choose and click a date listed below. Testing involves a written quiz focusing on safety and course etiquette. Contact Emily Burns for any questions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 4 9am            April 11 9am            April 18 9am            April 25 9am

May 2 9am            May 9 9am               May 16 9am           May 23 9am

May 27 1:30pm     May 29 1:30pm        June 5 1:30

June 11 10am       June 18 10am          June 25 10am        

July 2 10am          July 9 9am               July 16 10am         July 23 10 am            July 30 10am

August 6 10am

September thru October by Appointment only

Junior Development Program

Ready to learn and have fun? The objective of the Cantigny Golf Junior Development Program is to provide every parent and junior with the best learning opportunity for golf. Our Program has four stages of involvement, and each stage is a framework for further development and skills. As the stages evolve, key skill concepts are required which most likely were learned from the previous stages.

Entry Stage Pee Wee and Little Linkers
Awareness Stage Introductory Clinics-Levels 1 & 2
Developmental Stage Skill Progression-Levels 3
Excel Stage Players Performance Development-Level 4
To enroll your child in Cantigny Golf's Junior Development Program, please review the available clinics to determine which program best meets your child's level of experience. 

If you have any questions, please call 630 260 8199.

We offer three convenient options for registration:

Phone: 630 260 8199
In-person: Cantigny Golf Academy and Golf Shop, 27w270 Mack Road, Wheaton, IL

Custom Junior Clinics  

If the dates of our scheduled programs conflict with your summer plans, juniors may form their own classes or be grouped with other juniors of the same level. Each custom class consists of three to six juniors, and will follow the same curriculum. Enrollment in a custom certification class is prepared by contacting the Golf Academy, 630.260.8199.

 Cost: $185-200 ($145 for Little Linkers)