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Mercer County

Junior Golf League

"He had so much fun playing and this league absolutely fueled his desire to play and learn the game more!  He loves golf!  Appreciate all your help in running and coordinating a very well run league."     - Quote from anonymous parent of 12 year old 2020 Fall League participant

Spring League (April-June)









Our Spring golf league is designed for junior golfers ages 8-14 (grades 2-8) that have GOLF COURSE PLAYING EXPERIENCE and want to compete in a team-friendly format.  It is structured similar to other youth sports leagues in that players participate on a TEAM and compete against the other teams in the league.  It is geared towards kids of most abilities and experience levels as long as they have golf course experience and can maneuver on the course with little to no adult guidance.  The Game format is a 2 v 2 Scramble Match Play (similar to PGA Jr. Leagues).  The 2023 season featured 68 players separated on four teams that competed in six games and a season ending Stroke Play Invitational.  Games were played at the five county courses (Princeton CC, Mercer Oaks East and West, Hopewell Valley, and Mountain View) giving them exposure to various types of terrain and course layouts.


  • The season begins the week of March 18th with team practices.  The first game will be held on Sunday, April 14th, 2024.

  • Individual team practices are held on a designated weeknight starting around 5:30pm and lasting for one hour.  Each team practices one time per week.   They are held at Princeton Country Club or Mercer Oaks. When registering, please indicate any weeknights that your child CANNOT practice.

  • Games are held on Sunday afternoons starting at 3 p.m.  They are 9 holes and each individual player is guaranteed to play at least 6 holes.  Games usually end by 6 p.m.   

  • The Game format is a 2 v 2 Scramble Match Play (similar to a PGA Junior League).

  • During games, parent volunteers are needed to keep score and monitor pace of pace of play.  Families/Friends can also spectate but must remain on the paved cart path.

  • The season ends with a Stroke Play Invitational.  Coaches will select their top players (5-6 players/team) to compete in an individual stroke play format.

  • Teams are coached by Mercer County Golf Academy Staff.

  • Cost is $450 and includes participation in weekly practices (range balls during practice), greens fees for Games/Stroke Play Invitational, range balls before games, coaching by Mercer County Golf Academy Staff, team polo shirt, and an awards party (food, beverages, and trophies) at the end of the season.

  • Limited to 64 players


  • 3/8/24- Registration Deadline

  • ​Week of 3/18/24- Practices begin (night varies based on team)

  • 4/14/24- Game 1

  • 4/21/24- Game 2

  • 4/28/24- Game 3

  • 5/5/24- Game 4

  • 5/12/24- Game 5

  • 5/19/24- Game 6

  • 6/2/24- Rain Make Up Date OR Stroke Play Invitational/Awards Party (if no rain outs)

  • 6/9/24- Stroke Play Invitational/Awards Party (if 6/2 is used for a rain make up)

        *Any rain outs after the first one will NOT be made up*




For questions, please contact  Larry Baldasari (League Director)



10% Processing Fee if canceled on or before 3/10/2024; NO Refunds after 3/10/2024


Fall League (September-October)


Our Fall Golf League is designed for kids 9-16 years old that want to get out and compete in INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY format at the five county golf courses (Princeton CC, Mercer Oaks East/West, Mountain View, and Hopewell Valley CC).  The league is NOT team-oriented like our Spring League.


  • 5 week program (5 matches) beginning early September (practices the week of 9/10, first match 9/17). Last match will be 10/15 (rain date 10/22).  Matches are 9 holes.

  • Players MUST have stroke play experience to enroll (Stroke play is a form of play where a player (or players) competes  INDIVIDUALLY against all others in the competition by comparing a total score for one or more rounds) and be able to walk 9 holes either pushing/pulling or carrying their bag.  We recommend that a player be able to consistantly shoot below 65 for 9 holes to enroll. This is NOT an instructional program nor is it for beginners.

  • Players can attend open practice ONCE per week (most likely offered Tuesday (Mercer Oaks), Wednesday and Thursday at Princeton CC) and they will compete in matches on Sunday afternoons. Players are permitted to attend practice ONLY ONE of the nights per week that are offered. Practices will be from 5:30-6:30. Sunday match Tee Times will start betwen 2:30-3 p.m.  When registering, you will be able to select your preferred practice night.

  • Matches (9 holes) will be played at Princeton CC, Mercer Oaks, Mountain View and Hopewell Valley CC (Match dates are 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15)

  • Open to boys and girls ages 9-17 (age as of 9/17).  Players will be grouped by age, gender, and skill.  Age groups will be determined based on the ages of players enrolled (e.g. 9-10, 11-13, 14-17).  

  • Due to three matches occurring each Sunday at three different locations, siblings that are of different age and/or gender may be playing at different locations.  

  • COST: $350

  • Players will NOT be placed on specific teams like our Spring League/PGA Jr. League.  Instead, they will compete in INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY all five matches (double par maximum per hole).

  • Parents can attend matches to spectate and can assist in keeping score and maintaining pace of play.  Caddying is permitted (no instruction and pace of play will be strictly enforced).  Caddies must walk and players are not permitted to ride in golf carts

  • Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group upon completion of the league.

  • Registration Deadline is SUNDAY 9/3/23

  • Email, attention "LARRY" with questions



10% Processing Fee if canceled before 9/3/2023; NO Refunds after 9/3/20223











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