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Golf is a fantastic sport for a child to play; children can learn essential life lessons while playing the game and having fun. Here are some of the life skills which can be learnt and developed :


- Respect

- Perseverance

- Honesty

- Focus

- Problem solving

- Sportsmanship

- Confidence

- Discipline


Sam Smallwoods Golf and City of Derry Golf Club offers the total package for junior golfers.

Our motto is :  LEARN – PLAY - COMPETE


We offer high quality structured golf coaching for everyone, no matter what your experience, age or gender, we are here to help and make everyone’s golfing experience enjoyable!

Lessons are available in individual and group format, details of lesson prices can be found here.

To find out about our new Junior Golf Passport program, which is designed to take kids from beginners to playing on the course click HERE.



Unlike many golf programs, our commitment to junior development doesn’t stop at the practice tee or driving range. We want our juniors on the course and playing, so we arrange friendly get together where juniors can met at a set time and play some holes on our 9 hole Dunhugh course (which has been redesigned to be child/beginner friendly, click here to find out more) under the supervision of one of our PGA Professionals and our volunteers.



During the summer months we hold various competitions on both our 9 hole and 18 hole course. There is a variety of formats including, singles, pairs, teams and flag golf, all designed to allow our juniors to test themselves while still retaining the fun factor.


For more information on the two golf courses at the City of Derry Golf Club and some of our junior successes over the years, click HERE.


Teachers...are you interested in running a golf program in your school?

If so get in touch, in the meantime click HERE for more details in our schools Golf United program.

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