Whether you’re a golfer or not, living in Atlanta during Springtime means that you’re doing the Master’s shuffle: trying to track down passes for your favorite uncle, cleaning out the guest room for your college bestie’s husband to use as base-camp for his trek to Augusta, and wondering why in the world you’ve never been to the hallowed ground of Augusta National yourself. This year, get your kiddos in on the action by signing them up for lessons at one of the following three in-town golf locations.


Golf Academy for Kids
This state-of-the-art golf facility isn’t only awesome because of its size (9,000 square feet), its technology (simulators and sloping putting greens), its convenience (smack in the middle of Buckhead on Miami Circle), or its valiant fight against the Atlanta heat (it’s indoor and temperature controlled). What makes this facility so remarkable is the power of its parent testimonies. Offering classes and individual instruction for children in age brackets 3-5, 5-7, and 8-11, GAK also offers summer camp sessions.

Details: Golf Academy for Kids, 700 Miami Circle, 404-812-6808, Click here for schedule and pricing


Total Golf Experience: Bobby Jones Golf Course
For your outdoor, in town (convenient, convenient, convenient!) golf lessons for kids ages 4 and older, head to Bobby Jones Golf Course near the intersection of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Northside Drive. Three instructors, each with a background in golf management or pro golf, focus on the fundamentals of playing as well as instilling a love of the game in your kiddos. Want to give your kids the chance to warm up to golf before investing in a series of individual lessons? Lucky ducks, you, because TGE also offers summer golf camps!

Details: Total Golf Experience, Bobby Jones Golf Course, 384 Woodward Way NW, 678-929-6145, Click here for prices and schedule


At Par Golf: North Fulton Golf Course at Chastain Park
Golf clinics, individual instruction, and tons of tournaments to try for kids ages 6 and older are the hallmarks of this golf program at Chastain Park. While each clinic promises to be small, between 3 and 12 students per clinic and staffed accordingly, don’t confuse “clinic” with “camp.” Give your little greenies a shot at one-on-one lessons to really spark the fire for golf before throwing him into a group setting, where players of varying skill levels practice their technique.

Details: At Par Golf, North Fulton Golf Course at Chastain Park, 216 W. Wieuca Rd. N.W., 678-362-9646, Click here for prices and schedule


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—Shelley Massey

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