Golf Academy

Junior Section


With structured development and club integration at the heart of our junior program, it is no wonder, that Holywood GC is considered as one of the countries leading youth hubs for golf. From Rory Mcilroy and Jessica Carty through to our most recent talented juniors, Tom McKibbin and Olivia McCrystal. With over 200 children associated with Holywood Golf Club, we have the biggest and best junior section in Northern Ireland.


The Junior section consists of two age groups. Our Minor's start from age 6 to 12 and our Juveniles from age 13 to 17. No previous experience with golf is needed as our Professionals are more than happy to start from the beginning. The long term athlete development program consists of three groups. Participation, Development and Performance. Whether it's trying the sport for the first time, having fun with friends and family or taking wanting to become the next Rory McIlroy, we have everything in one club. Enjoy the outdoor and indoor training facilities and competing against friends in our weekly competitions.

Junior Induction

As a new junior member to the club, we want to make sure you enjoy your time at Holywood. We integrate our juniors by walking, talking and showing. One of our Performance Academy staff will walk you through the facilities and show you everything you have access to as a junior member. They then talk through our junior induction process, covering such things as etiquette, expectations and the development programs. Showing relates to the small coaching session designed to give you the basics such as grip, stance and swing. This is also used as an analysis tool, so we know where to place you within our development program.


Our detailed coaching structure allows us to help each junior member progress in the sport, no matter what their goals are, at their own pace. We ensure all our coaching staff and volunteers are Access NI checked and perform Safeguarding qualifications. Whether working in groups to meet new friends or enhance the competitiveness is your thing, or you prefer working individually with a coach to get more personalised feedback, we have options available for everyone.


Holywood Golf Club is renowned for its Junior Competitions. With at least two competitions every week during the summer holidays, playing for prizes, cups and trophies and a competitive 5 hole and 9 hole competition for those starting out in their golfing experience throughout the year, there really is no better club to help develop juniors.


We have a variety of teams representing Holywood Golf Club at junior level on both the boys and girls side. With recent success for our girls team winning the All Ireland Inter Club Challenge and our young boys winning the Norman Drew, success is something we hope to produce for many more years to come.

Junior Playing Times

Juniors are permitted to book casual golf tee times on BRS during the below times.

Day of the Week



07:00 - 11:00 & 14.10 - 21.00


07:00 - 11:00 & 14.10 - 21.00


07:00 - 11:00 & 14.10 - 21.00


07:00 - 11:00 & 14.10 - 21.00


07:00 - 11:00 & 14.10 - 21.00


15:10 - 21.00


15:10 - 21.00

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