Golf


Introductory, 5-6 Year Olds

This is an introduction to golf for boys and girls ages 5-6. Lessons are at the Sheila Schafer Junior Links located between VFW Sports Center and the YMCA. This class teaches the basics and fun of playing golf for even the youngest members of your household. All clubs and equipment are provided.

Fees and Location

  • $40/child, four 45-minute lessons
  • Maximum Participants: 12
  • Sheila Schafer Junior Links, 1200 N. Washington St.
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Session 1 Session 2
June 6, 13, 20, 27 July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1
Times Mondays Mondays
8-8:45am 23696 23704
9-9:45am 23697 23705
10-10:45am 23698 23706
11-11:45am 23699 23707
5-5:45pm 23700 23708
6-6:45pm 23701 23709
7-7:45pm 23702 23710
8-8:45pm 23703 23711

Red Level, 7-17 Year Olds

This instruction is for boys and girls ages 7-17 and is the first level available to students who have not taken a lesson with DJGA. Basic short game, range practice, learning about play on the course, and course terminology are the focus in this level. The lessons offered at the Sheila Schafer Junior Links do not qualify as a Red Level class. All clubs and equipment are provided.

Fees and Locations

  • Red Level $50/session, four one-hour lessons
  • Pebble Creek Golf Course, 2525 N. 19th St.
  • (PW) Prairie West Golf Course, 2709 Longspur Trail, Mandan
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Dates Time Days Code
May 31-June 3 8-9am T, W, Th, F 23210
May 31-June 3 10:45-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23211
May 31-June 3 6-7pm T, W, Th, F 23212
June 7-10 9:30-10:30am T, W, Th, F 23213
June 7-10 10:45-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23214
June 7-10 (PW) 7:30-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23215
June 14-17 8-9am T, W, Th, F 23217
June 14-17 9:15-10:15am T, W, Th, F 23218
June 14-17 6-7pm T, W, Th, F 23216
June 21-24 8-9am T, W, Th, F 23220
June 21-24 10:45-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23712
June 21-24 6-7pm T, W, Th, F 23219
June 28-July 1 9:30-10:30am T, W, Th, F 23223
June 28-July 1 10:45-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23221
June 28-July 1 (PW) 7:30-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23222
July 5-8 8-9am T, W, Th, F 23199
July 5-8 9:15-10:15am T, W, Th, F 23200
July 5-8 6-7pm T, W, Th, F 23198
July 12-15 8-9am T, W, Th, F 23203
July 12-15 10:45-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23201
July 12-15 6-7pm T, W, Th, F 23202
July 19-22 9:30-10:30am T, W, Th, F 23206
July 19-22 10:45-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23204
July 19-22 (PW) 7:30-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23205
July 26-29 8-9am T, W, Th, F 23207
July 26-29 9:15-10:15am T, W, Th, F 23209
July 26-29 6-7pm T, W, Th, F 23208

White Level, 7-17 Year Olds

This instruction for boys and girls ages 7-17 and is the second level of lessons offered to those students that have taken the Red Level lessons. This class focuses on further practice, short game skill development, swing coaching individualized to child, review of play on course, terminology and rules, and simulated course play to prepare students for play on the golf course. It is recommended that students in White Level repeat at least one time before graduating to Blue Level. All clubs and equipment are provided.

Fees and Location

  • White Level $65/session, four 75-minute lessons
  • Pebble Creek Golf Course, 2525 N. 19th St.
  • (PW) Prairie West Golf Course, 2709 Longspur Trail, Mandan
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Dates Time Days Code
May 31-June 3 9:15-10:30am T, W, Th, F 23233
May 31-June 3 7:15-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23232
June 7-10 8-9:15am T, W, Th, F 23235
June 7-10 (PW) 6-7:15pm T, W, Th, F 23234
June 14-17 10:30-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23236
June 14-17 7:15-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23237
June 21-24 9:15-10:30am T, W, Th, F 23239
June 21-24 7:15-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23238
June 28-July 1 8-9:15am T, W, Th, F 23241
June 28-July 1 (PW) 6-7:15pm T, W, Th, F 23240
July 5-8 10:30-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23230
July 5-8 7:15-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23231
July 12-15 9:15-10:30am T, W, Th, F 23225
July 12-15 7:15-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23224
July 19-22 8-9:15am T, W, Th, F 23227
July 19-22 (PW) 6-7:15pm T, W, Th, F 23226
July 26-29 10:30-11:45am T, W, Th, F 23228
July 26-29 7:15-8:30pm T, W, Th, F 23229

August Youth Golf

This instruction is for boys and girls ages 5-17 and is for all skill levels. Lessons and activities are tailored to each individual’s skills and knowledge of the game. All clubs and equipment are provided.

Fees and Location

  • $50/session, four one-hour lessons
  • Pebble Creek Golf Course, 2525 N. 19th St.
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Dates Time Days Code
Aug. 2-5 9:15-10:15am T, W, Th, F 23181
Aug. 2-5 10:30-11:30am T, W, Th, F 23180
Aug. 9-12 9:15-10:15am T, W, Th, F 23179
Aug. 9-12 10:30-11:30am T, W, Th, F 23178

Blue Level

Blue Level prepares White Level graduate students with the skills and knowledge needed to tee it up on the golf course. Participants learn a pre-shot routine, advanced short game techniques, scoring strategies, golf course management, on the golf course training, rules of golf and course etiquette.

Fees and Location

  • Blue Level $125/session, four 2-hour lessons.
  • Must graduate from the White Level to enter Blue Level.
  • Pebble Creek Golf Course, 2525 N. 19th St.
  • No online registration. Register through Riverwood Golf Course at 222-6462.

Dates

  • Times are flexible with each group of up to four students.
  • Sessions are available in June, July and Aug.; final schedule to be determined.

Gold Level

This is competitive golf for middle school through graduating high school seniors and focuses on competitive games and group instruction.

Fees and Location

  • Gold Level $100/session, two 4-hour lessons
  • Must graduate from the White Level to enter Gold Level.
  • Lessons held at Tom O’Leary, Riverwood or Pebble Creek
  • No online registration. Register through Riverwood Golf Course at 222-6462.

Dates

  • Times are flexible with each group of up to four students.
  • Sessions are available in June, July and Aug.; final schedule to be determined.

Free Junior Golf, June-August

Juniors ages 17 and under golf for free on selected courses from 7:30-11 am. Please call the selected golf courses to make tee time reservations. Juniors play from the forward tee markers and may be paired up with other juniors if they have less than four players.

  • Mon. – Mandan Municipal, 1002 7th St SW, Mandan, 751-6172
  • Tues. – Riverwood, 725 Riverwood Dr., 222-6462
  • Tues. – Pebble Creek, 2525 N. 19th St., 223-3600
  • Thur. – Tom O’Leary, 1200 N. Washington St., 222-6531

Free Girls Only Golf, June-July

June 7, 14, 21 & 28; July 19 & 26 – Tuesdays from 9-10am

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is partnering with Dakota Junior Golf Association (DJGA) for FREE golf instruction for girls ages 5-17 of all skill levels. Each week covers different aspects of the game, from putting to playing the course.

  • Attend any and all sessions.
  • No registration required; just show up – with a friend.
  • Equipment will be provided for those without clubs.
  • Riverwood Golf Course, 725 Riverwood Dr.
  • Contact Tim Doppler at 701-222-6462 or TDoppler@bisparks.org with any questions.

Golfing with Youth

Juniors ages 17 and under play FREE* with a paying adult. Play as many holes as you wish until 30 minutes before sunset at Pebble Creek Golf Course, Riverwood Golf Course or Tom O’Leary Golf Course. Call the course to schedule a tee time.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • June-August after 5pm
  • September after 3pm
  • October after 2pm

Fee: $30 with cart

*Additional $10 cart fee applies with juniors ages 11-17 who ride.


Rainout/Inclement Weather

If there are extremely high winds or heavy rainfall with thunder and lightning, lessons will be held inside the Fore Seasons Center.

Please check the website for these updates when bad weather occurs. We will also have staff waiting at the white shed by the Pebble Creek driving range to notify parents/participants if lessons will be held inside the dome on the days listed above.

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