Pro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center
Pro Kids Golf Academy & Learning Center (PKGA) was founded in 1994 with the mission to positively impact the lives of inner-city youth by providing programs that promote education, character development, life-skills, and values through the game of golf. Operating out of the Colina Park Golf Course in City Heights, PKGA has provided programs for more than 12,000 local youth between the ages of four and 18 years. These programs include: Golf and life skills instruction, learning center classes, vocational field trips, internships, college scholarships and community service opportunities. Since 1994, the Callaway Golf Company Foundation has provided grants in the amount of just over $714,000 to the Colina Park site. Planning for the proposed Ely Callaway Learning Center, the new Pro Kids facility to be built in Oceanside continues forward. The Callaway Foundation has committed $2 million dollars toward this project.
The 3,800 square foot Ely Callaway Golf & Learning Center will house a swing simulator room, 10-station computer lab, a classroom, small meeting/study room, retail, equipment storage, golf pros’ office, club repair center, and administrative offices. Although built to fit on a 6.5-acre site, the course itself will have the look and feel of a regulation golf course and will consist of six holes ranging in length from 53 to 112 yards.