Golf for $5 at participating courses in New York State!

Make a difference in a young golfer’s life and donate today! Your tax-deductible donation helps eliminate cost as a barrier of entry into the game by subsidizing rounds so youth can play for $5 or less at over 1,200 courses nationwide.

What is Youth on Course (YOC)?

Youth ages 6 to 18 are eligible to join Youth on Course for an annual membership fee of $20. This entitles members to play at over 20 participating courses in New York State and over 1,200 courses throughout the United States for $5 or less per round.

By registering below, youth will receive full membership benefits with the NYSGA including a USGA GHIN Handicap, access to NYSGA tournaments, one-year subscription to Golf Digest Magazine (a $15 value), and more.

Youth on Course was founded by the Northern California Golf Association in 2006 and grew to over 33 regions across the country, 70,000 members, 950,000 subsidized rounds of golf, and 15 million holes played.

How to Join?

1) Visit YouthonCourse.org/Join and enter your zip code to sign-up for a membership in our region

2)  Submit the online membership enrollment form and your $20 annual membership fee (memberships are valid for a calendar year)

3) You'll receive an official confirmation email with your new membership number (please allow up to 24 hours for processing)

4) Once you receive your membership number, download the Youth on Course app to gain access to your digital membership card

5) Use the app to find courses and availability in your area and show them your digital card on-site to play!

course address availability
 Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course  Amsterdam, NY  Monday-Friday: Anytime
Weekends/Holidays: After 11am
Chautauqua Golf Club - Hill Course Chautauqua, NY Monday-Friday: After 11am
Weekends/Holidays: After 2pm
Chautauqua Golf Club - Lake Course Chautauqua, NY Monday-Friday: After 11am
Weekends/Holidays: After 2pm
College Golf Course at Delhi Delhi, NY Monday-Friday: Anytime
Weekends: After 12pm (unless w/ golfing adult)
Lyndon Golf Course Fayetteville, NY Anytime
No Tee Time Required
Rome Country Club Rome, NY Monday-Friday: Before 12pm
Weekends: After 12pm
Sunset Ridge Golf Club Marcellus, NY Monday-Friday: Anytime
Weekends: After 12pm (tee time required)


Looking to become a participating course?
Contact Kara Cushman, Foundation Manager at kara@nysga.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any restrictions for playing?

Yes. Many courses set time restrictions for when Youth on Course members can play for $5 or less. Please check the map for restrictions and call ahead to make a tee time.

Do you pay for range balls or a cart?

Youth on Course does not cover range balls or carts, and we encourage our members to walk.

Can I play for $5 or less with my golf team or for a tournament?

You cannot use your membership for tournaments or competitions.

How long does my membership last?

Memberships are valid for one calendar year.

What if I forgot my card?

A current YOC card is REQUIRED to participate in the program. you MUST show the card (or a temporary card) when playing at participating facilities. Without the card, you will not be able to take advantage of the benefits

How do I play golf for $5 or less?

After joining, you will get a membership card with your unique membership number on it. Bring this to the course during the designated Youth on Course times and you will play for $5 or less.

When will I get my membership number?

After you signup, you will receive an email with your number and a link to complete the online curriculum. If you already have a handicap number from another club be sure to sign up with that number to avoid being assigned a new one.