Please enable JS

Junior Golf

Kapalua Keiki Academy 

The Kapalua Keiki Academy is a new junior program at the Kapalua Golf Academy. The first session will run for six weeks from November 2nd – December 7th with future sessions to follow the holidays.

The basis for the Kapalua Keiki Academy are skills tests. The skills tests are performed on a timeline to measure the student’s progress. If a student does not pass a particular skills test, they will be given a more defined area to improve the desired skill.  This format will allow time for students to work on areas that need improvement as well as experience life skills, such as goal setting and mental preparation.  

The program will be run by Chris Armanini, PGA. Chris is the junior development leader at the Kapalua Golf Academy and has been a PGA Professional at Kapalua Golf for the past two years. He holds many certifications including US Kids Certified Coach, PGA Coach, PGA Junior League, and TPI Junior Development.

The Kapalua Keiki Academy will become harder and more challenging with each new skill the junior golfer successfully achieves. Each student must pass putting (short, medium, long), around the green (chipping, pitching, sand), full swing (irons, driver), knowledge (rules, etiquette, equipment, sportsmanship), and scoring requirements. Each level comes with a booklet (Player Pathway) that highlights the key points of instruction that will be covered and the skills needed to be completed to advance to the next level. Test days will gauge the junior golfer’s progression and as each junior golfer passes the skills, they will be awarded a pin. In golf, as in life, many new skills and principles will be achieved and rewarded but not without dedication, commitment and determination.

Program details:
Fall Session: November 2th – December 7 (Saturdays); November 16th and December 7th are Test Days
Cost: $150 per 6-week session; $30 for Level Player Pathway Booklet/Hat
Level 1 – 11:00 am - 11:45 pm          
Level 2 – 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm         
Level 3 – 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Level 4 – 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm 
Level 5 – 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm 
Level 6-10  - TBD
*Walking the Bay Course may be available after 4 pm on space available.
** For Pilot Program, everyone is starting at Level 1, but groups will be determined by like skill set, age and gender.
For more information and to register for this program, please call 808-662- 7740 or click the link below!

Register Here:

Kids Play for Free

In support of Troon Family Golf, junior tees are provided on the front nine holes of The Bay Course starting at 2:30 p.m. daily.

A junior 17 and under can play nine holes for FREE when accompanied by a paying adult and also receives complimentary rental clubs all day when teeing off after 2:30 p.m. on either course (one paid adult for one free junior).

Junior tees are set for beginners and juniors under the age of 12. Restrictions apply. Golf carts are mandatory at both courses and have a maximum of two people with the operator being a licensed and insured driver. Please call for more information or to make a tee time at 1-877-527-2582.

Kids Learn for Free

New to the Troon Family Golf program, juniors 17 and under receive complimentary instruction when taking a lesson with a paying adult!  Lesson applies to individual instruction only (golf schools not included) and is valid for one complimentary junior per adult.  To reserve your golf lesson at Kapalua Golf Academy, Hawaii's most comprehensive instruction and training center, call 808-662-7740 or email