Cherry Hills hosts Junior Experience at 123rd U.S. Amateur

On-site attractions will entertain, engage and educate youth with live golf-centric activities.

When Denver’s Cherry Hills Country Club hosts its third United States Amateur Championship August 14-20, a specially curated Junior Experience will be one of the key week-long attractions for on-site spectators.

For all youth who attend the Junior Experience, each will receive a Junior Passport booklet which engages the student and provides interactive and educational opportunities using golf as the conduit. The innovative booklet is designed to create a golfing pathway where each participant stops at five stations with activities along with answering golf questions and receiving a gift at the end.

Stations include a golf simulator with interactive GolfTEC-inspired full-swing instruction where kids can play golf holes from Cherry Hills like driving hole No. 1, the par 4 where Arnold Palmer drove the green during the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open, play the par 4 14th hole, or the par 3 12th hole. The chipping station will have kids chipping to a green similar to the island green hole 17. There is also a putting station, STEM station (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Art station. 

The Junior Passport, which is signed by Peyton Manning and includes blank pages for autographs, also provides information about golf programs such as First Tee, Colorado Golf Association’s Youth membership, and Youth on Course. Participants will also learn about job opportunities at Cherry Hills and other caddie jobs in the metro area including the Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy, as well as financial support for post-high school academic and trade programs through the Palmer Scholarship and Evans Scholarship. 

A Caddie & Course guide is also included with an overview on “How to Caddie”, a glossary of golf terms, a scorecard to practice keeping score, and a detailed caddie “yardage book” of Cherry Hills. Register here: