Adaptive Golf Programs

The Northern California Institute of Golf provides opportunities for all individuals with disabilities to discover their athletic abilities through the great game of golf.


The California Eagles has been one of our most loved programs since its inception in 1986.  This program annually brings over 100 young people and adults with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and other special needs or disabilities out to the golf course 25 weeks per year. The participants are taught the basics of the game of golf and our Target & PLAYer Life Skills curriculum.  They spend time on the driving range, practice green, golf course, and end their season with a tournament and barbeque.  Physical therapists have verified that golf activities help the participants improve their mobility, balance, and coordination.  The program also adds to the participant’s ability to concentrate which results in increased personal learning. Participants especially love the social aspect of this group, as it is as important as the golf and life skills. 

The California Eagles Program runs April – September
Mondays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
$95 for the full session (Golferships available for those that need financial assistance)


PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a golf program for Veterans.  It falls under the PGA Reach umbrella, which is the charitable foundation of the PGA of America.  This is a six week program in which Veterans of all abilities are welcome to join.  Weeks one through four are spent working on specific areas of the game (example: putting, chipping, pitching and full swing).  The remaining two weeks are spent playing on course, with there being a luncheon after play on the sixth week.

PGA HOPE meets Fridays from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex



The Golf Fore Health Program consists of two nine-week sessions during the months of May, June, September, and October.  The class spends most of its time on the golf course which makes the learning process even more fun and engaging.  Participants come to the class with varying golf experience, so whether you are a brand new golfer or one who has been playing for years there is a space for you! 

GOLF FORE HEALTH meets on Wednesday mornings from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM


Angels for Hearts

Angels for Hearts developed I ♥ Golf—a first-of-its-kind annual series of golf clinics, held at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, hosted in partnership and affiliation with The Morton Golf Foundation and The Northern California Institute of Golf for Kids. Golf is recommended for heart kids as a safe sport by pediatric cardiologists. For many heart kids, it is the first sport they have ever played. The free clinic series is for heart kids and their siblings ages 4 to 18, and each player receives their own set of clubs and a I ♥ Golf logo polo shirt.

Registration will open in January. 40 Spaces Available


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