Junior Golf

Our Junior Golf Program

Pekin Country Club provides one of the area’s strongest programs for junior development. We are proud to have provided instruction and guidance to several players over the years who have excelled in highly competitive tournament play, high-school team golf as well as those who have taken their talents to the collegiate level.

We are also proud to host the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Renewal by Anderson Junior Open hosted by PGA tour professional and Pekin native, D.A. Points.

A bit about D.A. Points

D.A. Points, grew up on Pekin Country Club’s hole number 17. D.A. was born and raised in Pekin, Illinois where he attended Pekin Community High School and led the Dragons to the Illinois High School Association state championship in 1994. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a third team All-American member of the golf team. Points is a three-time Illinois Amateur champion and reached the quarterfinals of the 1996 U.S. Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge, where he lost to eventual champion Tiger Woods, 3 and 2.

Wednesday Junior Divisions & Starting Times

2 Holes 9:30 am
4 Holes 9:00 am
9 Holes 8:30 am
18 Holes 8:00 am

Friday Junior Divisions & Starting Times

4 Holes 9:00 am
9 Holes 8:30 am
PGA Jr. League 8:00 am

PGA Junior League

  • Participating Clubs: Pekin, Mt. Hawley, Peoria, Arrowhead
  • “Little League” approach to golf, where everyone gets a chance to play
  • Non-Traditional format – team vs. team scrambles and numbered player uniforms
  • Preseason Cookout
  • Special practices
  • Eight game schedule including Year Ending Conference Championship.
  • Golf made fun in a fast-moving, social and non-intimidating setting

General Rules

  • Junior Golfer’s preferred minimum age is seven, however, younger Junior Golfers will be considered based on ability level.
  • Due to safety reasons, Jr. Golf is for participants only.
  • A walker must accompany all 2 & 4 Hole groups

Dress Code

Pekin Country Club golf course dress code applies to juniors as well as the adults and walkers accompanying the juniors. The following shall be considered appropriate attire:

  • Spikeless golf shoes or flat-toed tennis shoes (no metal spikes)
  • Collars and sleeves are desired
  • Girls are permitted to wear sleeveless tops; but no tank tops please.
  • Shorts should be mid-length.
  • Cutoffs, soccer shorts, or cycling stretch type shorts are not allowed.
  • Denim jeans are not permitted at any time.

Division Tee Placements

  • 18 Holes – White Tees
  • 9 Holes – Gold Tees
  • 4 Holes – 150 Yard Marker
  • 2 Holes – 100 Yard Marker