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Teach me!

Looking to sculpt your swing into shape? Check out these top golf schools.

by Southland Golf StaffPublished: September, 2011

George Pinnell Golf Academy
Rowland Heights
(626) 512-4575 •
George Pinnell has worked extensively with young players and has been instrumental in helping them move through the ranks of junior and college golf. Pinnell has worked with very notable golfers including Jay Choi (currently ranked 20th on the Japan PGA), Mi Jeong Jeon (who has earned more than $7 million in less then seven years) and Kristen Park (the 2010 Rolex Junior Player of the Year). Coach Pinnell also has worked with Anthony Kim and Kevin Na as juniors. The list goes on. The academy utilizes the advanced technology of TrackMan Golf, V1 Video, SAM PuttLab and the Weight-rite balance system.  A combination of experience and technology makes the George Pinnell Golf Academy an excellent choice if you are serious about advancing your golf game.  

Golf Swing Prescription
Laguna Hills
(949) 554-9926 •
Golf Swing Prescription is a new state-of-the-art facility in southern Orange County. Our instructors are PGA-certified and have had extensive teaching experience. At GSP we focus on three fundamentals in the golf swing in order to achieve long-term success. We provide a simple and effective way to improve your golf game.

Green River Golf Club
(714) 970-8411 •
Green River Player Development Program offers golf instruction on Wednesday and Saturday of each week and offers a variety of clinics, competition and discounted golf for a monthly fee of $39.99 for adults and $20 for children. PDP is designed for beginners to advanced players. Visit our website for lessons, clinics, leagues, demos and more.

Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms
Industry Hills
(626) 810-4653 •
A full range of instructional programs to help you improve and enjoy your game can be found at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms. Whether you want to play or shave a few strokes, our PGA teaching professionals will coach every skill level — from beginners to tour quality players. For more information on private lessons, group/social classes and customized golf clinics, please call (626) 810-4653 or contact individual instructors.

JC Golf
San Diego County
(858) 675-8470 •
Golf instruction tailored to help you improve your game. Imagine a golf school entirely focused on you, not on its own “name” players, awards or course designers. That’s JC Golf School at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, where you are the master of the game. Save as you learn; our golf Instruction programs are priced very competitively. We encourage you to compare.

Journey at Pechanga
(866) 991-7277 •
If you are unsure whether you will like this great game of golf and just want to try it out, we have a developmental class that will introduce you to the game of golf without having to invest a lot of money or time. Adult and junior individual lessons are offered after going through a video swing analysis. Whether you are a rank beginner or seasoned veteran, we can help every aspect of your golf game.  

Links at Summerly
Lake Elsinore
(951) 674-3900 •
The Links at Summerly offers a complete staff of PGA professionals to provide both group and individual instruction. Check the website for seasonal specials.

Lost Canyons Golf Club
Simi Valley
(805) 522-4653 •
The Lost Canyons Golf Club instruction staff has designed game-improvement programs and packages to suit every level of golfer, from the very new beginner to top PGA Tour players. All instructors utilize training and teaching techniques that will help you get the most out of your game.

Marriott Desert Springs
Palm Desert
(760) 341-2211 •
Our professional staff represents years of experience catering to discriminating golfers from around the world. Our PGA and LPGA members and apprentices are well schooled in all aspects of the golf profession and are committed to providing a superior golf experience unique to the desert. Be it instructional assistance (both private and group), the latest in equipment technology or tournament coordination, their desire is to provide our guests with the ultimate golf experience.

Marty Tregnan Junior Golf Academy
Los Angeles
(323) 906-3858
Built entirely by private donations and foundation grants, the Marty Tregnan Junior Golf Academy is a state-of-the-art training and practice golf facility. The academy offers young people the opportunity to learn the game of golf by providing expert instruction and equipment at a reasonable cost. The facility includes a driving range, three practice holes, putting/chipping areas, and a Learning Center.
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oak Creek Golf Club
(949) 653-5300 •
For beginners who have everything to learn and advanced players who want to fine-tune their technique, Oak Creek Golf Club offers private or group lessons for players at all levels. Our PGA-trained golf professionals provide sessions on full swing, chipping and pitching, putting or golf etiquette and equipment — not to mention the expert club fitting and video-analysis services that will surely change your game. Both private and group instruction is available through appointment only.

Orange County Golf Academy
Santa Ana
(714) 350-3626 •
Run by Charmaine Summers, who has more than 25 years of teaching experience, the academy offers lessons and programs for all levels and ages. Junior camps run one week during the summer. Other junior camps run year round every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. Fees for these camps are $10 per day or six weeks for $50. Charmaine and her staff take the time with their students to evaluate everyone’s swing and then help them improve their game from where they are. Lessons and camps also include fundamentals and time on the course to teach game management and etiquette.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast
(949) 467-6800 •
The Pelican Hill Golf Academy holds four different half-day golf schools and each one is dedicated to a specific part of the game of golf. The Academy features putting schools, chip, pitch, and bunker schools, full swing schools and playing schools to enhance or improve whatever specific area needs improving. Private lessons are available at all times to provide customized and individual instruction based on the skill level of any player.

Shorecliffs Golf Club
San Clemente
(949) 492-1177 •
Golf professional Bill Collins has dedicated his teaching skills to Shorecliffs Golf Club. He will work diligently to teach you the game that we love. Come, book a lesson and see how learning about your golf swing can work wonders for your game and score.

Trump National Golf Club
Palos Verdes
(310) 265-5000 •
At the Academy at Trump National we use methods that are easy to understand and even easier to carry out. Tailored performance plans for each individual include physical, mental, nutritional, equipment fitting and course management principles for success. We teach golfing motions designed for the golfer on an individual basis. We take the physical portion of golf seriously and our team will identify improvement opportunities and map out a game plan to unlock your true potential.

Woods Valley Golf Club
San Diego
(760) 751-3007 •
All lessons include swing video analysis, with clinics for all ages. Our mission is to create a positive environment for all students to attain their personal goals.

For more than 15 years, GolfTEC has been helping golfers of all skill levels play better and enjoy the game more, whether you are a complete beginner or an accomplished golfer. Only GolfTEC has all five factors needed for maximum improvement and lasting results:  fact-based diagnosis, sequential lessons, video-based practice, advanced retention tools and precision-matched clubs. And with more than 16 locations in the Southern California region GolfTEC is the only place you need for golf improvement. Sign up now for your 60-minute swing evaluation.

Grand Master Young Lee
(951) 553-1114
Grand Master Young Lee is a 9th Degree Black Belt in martial arts. He has applied the mental discipline and focus of his martial arts training to the game of golf. Through his mental toughness and body control he has became a scratch golfer and a PGA teaching professional. You can now learn the steps necessary to get your mind and emotions in control and focus on your golf game and improve beyond your expectations. Grand Master Young Lee now has spots open for students ready to raise their lives and their golf games to a much better and higher level.