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 is now offered in all 50 states, with over 70,000 members, 950,000 subsidized rounds of golf, and 15 million holes played.

How to Join?

1) Visit 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!

Participating Courses in NYSGA Region 

course Location availability
 Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course  Amsterdam, NY  Monday-Friday: Anytime
Weekends/Holidays: After 11am
Brighton Park Golf Course Tonawanda, NY Weekends: After 3PM

Cazenovia Country Club Cazenovia, NY
Call for Tee Time
Thursday & Weekends: After 2PM
Chautauqua Golf Club 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
No Tee Time Required
Malone Golf Club Malone, NY M-F: Anytime
Weekends: After 12PM based on availability
Mark Twain Golf Course Elmira, NY Anytime
No Tee Time Required
Oneonta Country Club Oneonta, NY

Weekends After 2pm

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)
Western Turnpike Golf Course Guilderland, NY Monday-Friday: Before 12PM
Weekends: After 1PM
Willow Creek Golf Club Big Flats, NY Monday-Friday: After 2PM
Weekends: After 2PM

There are additional participating courses in the Rochester District and Metropolitan NY regions.

Looking to become a participating course?
Contact Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Executive Director at

Map of All Participating Courses in U.S.

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 above 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 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.

How do I play golf for $5 or less?

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