The Leadbetter Golf Academy Hosts The First-Annual Leadbetter Kids World Championship

July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018, at the Leadbetter World Headquarters in Orlando, FL

Leadbetter Kids Director of Instruction, Mike Sanabria, will personally host an exciting two-day LBK World Championship at the Leadbetter World Headquarters in Orlando, Fla.

Do you have a youngster who loves to have a good time and learn the sport of golf? You've come to the right place. Our LBK World Championship will allow your child to expose their competitive side while having a blast playing a lifelong sport. 

What Makes our Leadbetter Kids World Championship Tournament Unique?

Juniors will have the ability to get paired with and compete against all kids in their division. Male and female players will get paired and compete together. Various ages will get paired and compete together. All ages will play from their yardage appropriate tee box (seen below). This will be an extremely fun event where kids from around the world will meet each other and compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters is located on the same property as ChampionsGate Golf Club and Omni Resort Orlando and within 30 minutes of downtown Orlando and all Orlando Theme Parks (Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld). Tournament times will be early morning each day (before 9 am), so families will have the ability to spend time at theme parks and exploring the area in the afternoons.

World Championship Age Divisions

Leadbetter Kids Junior Division (Ages 9 and under)

  • Caddy’s allowed

Leadbetter Kids Senior Division (10-14-year-olds)

  • Caddy’s NOT allowed


World Championship Format

Junior division will be two days stroke play, nine holes each day.

  • Back nine National Course both days.

Senior division will be two days stroke play, eighteen holes the first day and nine holes the second day.

  • First day back nine holes on the National Course.
  • Second Day all 18 holes on the National Course.

9-Hole Yardages For Each Age Group


White Tee

Boys 6 and under

Girls 7 and Under


Par 3: 50-90

Par 4: 91-170

Par 5: 171-240

9-Hole: 1100 yards

Bronze Tee

Boys 7-8

Girls 8-9


Par 3: 60-110 Par 4: 111-210 Par 5: 211-300 9-Hole: 1700 yards

Silver Tee

Boys 9-10

Girls 10-11


Par 3: 70-130 Par 4: 131-250 Par 5: 251-360 9-Hole: 2200 yards

Gold Tee

Boys 11-12

Girls 12-14


Par 3: 90-180 Par 4: 181-340 Par 5: 341-450 9-Hole: 2600 yards

Elite Tee

Boys 13-14


Par 3: 100-200 Par 4: 201-375 Par 5: 375-500 9-Hole: 3000 yards

Suggested Accommodation

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

We encourage families to stay on site at the Omni Resort Orlando. For discounted pricing exclusive to this event, please click here to book your room for as low as $151 per night.

1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL
Phone: (407) 390-6664

Leadbetter Academy Summer Camps

Along with the Leadbetter Kids World Championship, the Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters will have Junior Summer Camps rolling all summer long, including the week before and after the Tournament. We offer boarding and non-boarding options. For more information, click here


For questions about the Leadbetter Kids World Championship please email: or call: +1 407 787 3330

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