4 easy and affordable ways for kids to learn how to golf this summer 1 month ago

4 easy and affordable ways for kids to learn how to golf this summer

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Get into the swing of golf this summer...

With the weather slowly starting to improve and schools officially closed for the summer, you're probably not the only parent brainstorming ways to keep the kids occupied over the next few months.

Anything that gets your children moving and spending time outdoors is well worth considering, especially if it's an affordable, local activity that the whole family can get involved in.

That's why Golf Ireland are on a mission to help kids get into golf this summer, by highlighting all of the easy and accessible ways that families can try out the sport over the coming months.

From driving ranges to summer camps, here's where your kids can get into the swing of golf this summer...

Join a golfing summer camp

For any little golfers looking to learn the basics of the sport, a golfing summer camp is sure to be the perfect introduction.

Golf Ireland are supporting summer camps in golf clubs all around Ireland this summer and they're ideal for any kids looking to take up a new sport this summer. All equipment will be provided at the summer camps and kids can wear their usual sports gear, making it a really affordable hobby for children to try out over the coming months.

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You can find a list of clubs running golfing summer camps HERE.

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Visit a driving range

For older kids who are looking to improve their golfing skills, a driving range is the perfect low-pressure environment to practice.

One of the biggest benefits of practicing in a driving range is it's suitable whatever the weather, day or night. So, if the summer isn't quite as sunny as we're hoping it'll be, your family can still practice the basics of golf regardless. Plus, you can rent all the equipment you'll need on-site for an affordable cost, an ideal perk for beginners.

Find your nearest driving range HERE.

Try crazy golf

For younger kiddies and beginners, crazy golf is a really affordable, accessible and fun way to introduce them to the sport, and it's always an exciting family day out too. If you're looking for a crazy golf course near you to try out this summer, some of our top picks around the country include:

  • Smugglers Cove crazy golf (Rosscarbery, Cork) - Price for family + 2 kids: €31
  • Rainforest Adventure Golf (Dundrum, Dublin) - Price for family + 2 kids for both courses: €42.50
  • Leisureland Adventure Golf (Salthill, Galway) - Price for family + 2 kids: €24
  • Pirates Adventure Golf (Dundonald, Belfast) - Price for family + 2 kids: £2

Plan a trip to a local golf course

If you're looking for an active day outdoors that will keep the whole family busy, a day spent on the golf course is sure to spark some competitive fun.

There are over 300 Golf Ireland registered clubs across the country, with over 200,000 registered club members, and every county has at least one golf course. That means that, wherever you're based, there's sure to be one near you that you and the kids can get registered with. Most golf courses will give players the option to rent any equipment they need, such as golf balls and clubs, making it easy for beginners to try out the sport without breaking the bank.

Find your nearest golf club HERE.

After a summer jam-packed with golfing fun, if you’re inspired to take the game up more regularly, it’s not as expensive as you might think to get set up with your local club.

There are clubs all over Ireland offering family membership packages for 2 adults and 2 children for less than €1000 a year without any joining fees, and you can find out more about those here.

Ready to hit the green? Find out where you and your kids can play golf this summer HERE.

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