Ruth Park Jr. Summer Golf Program

The Ruth Park summer junior golf program is available for kids of all skill levels.  The 8-week program will begin Tuesday, June 12th and will run through August 7thIt is open to University City residents and surrounding communities.

The cost of the summer program is $80.00


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  • 8 weeks of instruction and play days from the by PGA teaching professionals
  • Discounts on rates for juniors to play Ruth Park.
  • Discounts for purchases of new or used golf equipment               
  • Tee gift
  • Club Fitting
  • Rules and instructional  books 
  • Certificate for completion of program
The Wee Wedges: Ages from 6 – 9 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Putters: Ages 10 – 14 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Wee Wedges must be 6 years of age by June 4th  2018)

All the participants must attend our rules and etiquette class and pass a test on the rules of golf.  The tests are geared toward their playing level and age.
  • Each instructional session will run for 1 hour based upon age group.
  • All instruction will be given at the driving range or on the course when is space available.
  • Make up dates will be held one week after the completion of camp.
  • Each class session will have a maximum of 14 students per class.  The student/instructor ratio of 7:1 will ensure plenty of individual instruction time. 
  • The camps will cover the golf swing from top to bottom, and will also stress golf etiquette and the rules of the game.
Note play dates:
Ruth Park Parent – Child Play-Day … Sunday, July 22nd @   3:00 PM
Ruth Park Parent – Child Play-Day… Sunday, August 19th @ 3:00 PM

Our mission with our junior golf program is more than teaching kids how to play golf.  The purpose is to enhance the values of the game and to show how these values transfer to other aspects of their lives. Students are taught the importance of maintaining a positive attitude; and how values such as responsibility, honesty, respect, confidence and good sportsmanship transfer from the course to everyday life.

Ruth Park Jr. Golf Program FAQs & Parent Information

What ages can participate in the Summer Junior Golf Program?
The spring camp will be more advanced and more 1 on 1 instruction. Summer golf program is for any junior golfer interested in taking up the game of golf ages 6 to 13. (Sorry but juniors must be 6 or older no exceptions) It is open to kids in the University City area and surrounding communities. We encourage kids ages 14 and up to work on a 1 on 1 basis with the PGA professional.
Please contact the golf shop for more information.

What are the days and times of the Summer Junior Golf Program?
The spring program will meet Saturday’s in April 14th - 21st - 28th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. The summer golf program for juniors will take place every Tuesday evening starting June 11th to August 6th. The times are Putters ages 6 to 9 years of age 5:00 pm and the Wedges ages 10 to 13 years of age at 6:00 pm. All classes will last one hour.

Where will the instructional program take place?
All instruction for the spring and summer program will be held at the driving range and short game area which is located west of the club house. There will be parking on the golf course side of the street and seating on wall and benches for parents if they wish to attend. The times for scheduled on course playing sessions the camp will meet at the golf shop for that class. Parents will be notified at least one week in advance of the class by group announcement and email.

What is the ratio of instructor per student?
All instruction will be given by instructors of Ruth Park Golf Course. We have a 7:1 to ratio to make sure that your junior golfer has an understanding of the golf swing and rules of golf as well as the safety of your child. As the class fills up we will have additional instructors on hand to ensure the ratio. We take pride in providing a good learning experience and we hold our students to high standards and expect them to lean and follow all rules. We ask the parents to participate as well.

Where can we find any junior golf schedules and information?
All information pertaining to the junior golf camps and schedules are posted after April 1st on the golf website at or a copy can be picked up at the golf shop. You can call the golf shop at 314-727-4800 for more information.

What is the cost of the junior golf program?
The cost of the spring program is $40 and the summer program is $80.00 which includes instruction by the PGA professional and staff, tee gift, all rules books and instructional aids. We will have discounts for clubs that are purchased through the golf course and discounts for golf and range balls for when class is not in session. Payments can be made through mail with check or by cash or credit card at the golf shop. The information sheet must be accompanied with payment. All checks are to made out to the city of University City and have a valid address and phone number on the check.

How do you handle weather cancellations?
Cancellations for camp will be made on forecasts that day. If the range or short game area is unavailable dues to weather conditions, we will notify everyone via email no later than 1 hour before the beginning of class. You may call the golf shop at that time 314-727-4800 as well. Any rescheduling of camps will be that following Monday, August 13th at the same times.