Marion County Junior Golf – Ocala, Florida

Marion County Junior Golf – Begins 2nd Program Session March 29th, 2021 with Limited Size Classes

Marion County Junior Golf will begin Junior our 2nd Session of Golf Programming on March 29, 2021, with a 7-week program.
There are 3 days set up for the programming to take place. All programming will be complete prior to the end of the school year.

Monday, Starting March 29 – May 10 From 3:30 to 4:20 PM – Class is SOLD OUT
Tuesday, GIRLS ONLY GOLF – Starting March 30 – May 11 From 3:30 to 4:20 PM
There are 8 spaces left in the Girls Only Class
Saturday, Starting April 3 – April 15 From 12:00 to 12:50 PM
There are 9 spaces left for the Saturday Class


Candler Hills Fundraiser Event – April 17th

Saturday, April 17th – 9 AM Shotgun Start. $100 per player! Includes: Golf, Practice Balls, Boxed Lunch and Door Prizes. This will be a “Limited Participants” event. Please read the important rules as they apply to the Golf Carts and the Covid19 Policies in place at Candler Hills. During the registration Process, you will be selecting if you will ride in a cart by your self… or it is okay to ride with your playing partner.

We are raising money to support the Scholarship Program with Marion County Junior Golf. We want to share this great game with more young people… and this is a great way to make it happen. If a child has the desire to learn to play game, yet lacks the money to support that desire… that is the reason for this event. We place them in classes with very little expense to the parent. That is why we call on other golfer to help this program succeed.


“The decision to forego our charter membership status with The First Tee’s national organization enables Marion County Junior Golf’s fundraising and scholarship efforts to solely benefit members of the Marion County communities,” said Ire Bethea, Board Chairman of Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. (MCJG). “By eliminating the operating costs of The First Tee affiliation, MCJG has the opportunity to redistribute funds and efforts to directly benefit more Marion County youths than ever before.” 

Ultimately, moving away from The First Tee organization has had no visible impact on Marion County Junior Golf’s efforts. MCJG remains a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization; Junior golfers have access to certified trainers and quality training materials and exercises; Summer Golf Camps are offered at a low price, with tuition discounts available to those who need it; and, students are taught core values and healthy habits to carry with them throughout their lives.

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. established 501(c)3 status as of March 2011, receiving its charter as The First Tee of Greater Ocala April 4, 2012. It operates out of an office at Ocala Golf Club, located at 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala.  MCJG’s goal remains to work with 100% of Marion County’s K-5 schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, youth organizations and special interest groups. MCJG operations depend solely on donations from businesses and individuals in Marion County. Since its inception, MCJG has worked with 23 K-5 Marion County schools, bringing its programming to more than 100,000 Marion County youth.

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc, formerly known as The First Tee of Greater Ocala, announced the non-profit organization would no longer be doing business as The First Tee of Greater Ocala, as of June of 2020.

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc.

3130 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Florida 34470

(352) 629-8412

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code: EIN 45-1591032.
Please consult your individual tax advisor to determine how much of your contribution is deductable.