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Lessons are available from our golf pros in packages of hour sessions or through video lessons. Range balls are included with all lessons. Custom lessons are available for all ages and levels of play.

PGA Director of Instruction

Dave Carr has been playing golf for more than 35 years, and has a reputation for being an accomplished player. He was an amateur standout in Sacramento in the 80’s and competed in various professional mini-tours for more than 20 years. Dave was a member of the 2002 Canadian Tour, and played in the 2004 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills. Dave gives more than 500 lessons annually and uses a very simple cause-and-effect approach to teaching. Dave has a strong understanding of the golf swing, short-game techniques and especially playing the game, which make him one of the most sought after teachers in Sacramento.

Teaching philosophy and approach
Dave believes and understands that there is not just one golf swing that has to work for everyone. He believes the game of golf should be taught on an individual basis with consideration for each player’s physical and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Dave uses his great sense of humor to make golf instruction a fun, positive and rewarding experience. Dave will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and teach you how to become your own best coach.

Instruction Rates:

  • One hour: $125
  • 30 minutes: $85
  • Juniors 12 and under One Hour: $85
  • Juniors 12 and under 30 minutes: $65
  • 9-hole playing lesson: $250
  • Group Lessons Call Dave for Pricing
  • New Student 90-minute game assessment w/video $125

James began golfing in college at age 18 and immediately developed a lifelong passion for the sport. An accomplished baseball pitcher, he was a member of numerous All-Star and title winning teams, and he found a striking similarity between the throwing motion and the golfing motion. A PGA Class A Member for over 20 years, James began his career at Davis Golf Course before moving to Europe and serving as Head Professional and Director of Instruction at Appenzell Golf Club in Switzerland, where he introduced many golfers to the game by giving thousands of lessons during his 4 year tenure. James has spent the last 14 years in Orange County California working at both Pelican Hill and Oak Creek Golf Clubs where he teamed with numerous award winning instructors including 3 Golf Magazine top 100 Teachers, and he is very enthusiastic to return to the Sacramento Area.

James believes that all motion is learned and that any person can enhance their inherent ability to throw by accentuating the best physical attributes of each individual, allowing an efficient full load and release of one’s energy in the golf motion. His easy going manner allows an ability to connect with the student and adapt to their learning style while presenting the golf swing in a clear and uncomplicated manner, never leaving a student confused.

Adhering to the adage, “Feel is not Real,” James utilizes the V1 Golf Video System to assist with accelerating the learning process, melding the visual with the kinesthetic for a more complete absorption of the learning process. James has worked with numerous Club Champions and Mini-Tour winners and is available for both group and private instruction.

Instruction Rates

  • 60 minutes: $85
  • 30 minutes: $50
  • Series of Three: $225
  • Series of Six: $425

Teal Bend Golf Club is home to the largest all-grass driving range and practice area in Sacramento. It is a perfect place to practice your golf game or take a lesson. Bermuda grass overseeded with rye allows us to maintain good turf conditions all year long. Along with a great driving range, Teal Bend has two large practice putting greens, two practice greenside bunkers, and a 50-75 yard pitching area. Teal Bend is a great place to work on your game or warm up for your game.

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