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Golf Lessons at Suncadia

Suncadia's team of PGA golf professionals are available for private instruction seven days a week during golf season. Private instruction is more personalized than a clinic and offers hands-on instruction targeting specific improvements in each student’s individual golf swing.

Darren Howard - PGA Director of Golf

My golf career has taken me to many places, granting me the opportunity to meet, play with and teach all types of golfers. My experience ranges from complete beginners and avid golfers to college golfers, mini tour and tour players. I have been fortunate to have been recognized as a Ping Regional Fitter of The Year twice and PGA Chapter Teacher of the Year four times. I learn something new every time I give a lesson and try to keep instruction simple for my students. My most fulfilling times on the lesson tee are when I see a student hit the ball in the air on the "sweet spot" for the first time. 

Individuals: $100 per hour

Groups: 3-4 people $40/hour

Playing Lesson: 9-holes $200


Don Parker, PGA

I’m a Chicagoland transplant with 15 years of teaching experience who needed more mountains and trees in his life. My goal as a teacher and coach is to help you own your fundamentals and maintain a sense of play as you “work on” your game, which is why we work a lot with managing the frustration of the learning process. Misunderstanding frustration—the first sign that learning is imminent—is frequently what causes us to stop learning and finding joy in the discovery process.

I believe golf is a singular game which can and does change its players, especially those who learn with attitudes of exploration over expectation. If this sounds good and you think I can help you find or rediscover the “fun” in your game’s fundamentals, book a lesson with me. 

Rack lesson rate: $85/hr.

Junior lesson: $60/45 minutes

Swing lessons include range balls, usage fees, mobile video reviews.

Regripping services: $5 per club, $60 for up to 14 clubs

Titleist Club Fitting: $100 for ONE bag element, $250 for multi-session, whole-bag fitting

Fitting services are discounted upon committing to a Titleist equipment purchase.

9-hole playing lesson: $180 for one person, $60 per each additional player

Playing lessons include warm-up, play, post-round discussion, and a detailed, written observation/assessment/proactive plan for future game development for each player.

Subscriptions: $325 per month

Includes three lessons and one discounted playing lesson, each as described above, for $60 (single) or $45 per player. Additional playing lessons available for $100 (single) or $75 per player.

Summer Coach: $1,625

Receive the monthly subscription from May through October (weather permitting), plus gratis regripping and club fitting services (must include purchase of Titleist equipment.)

Year-Round Coach: $2,500 

Summer coach package PLUS membership and attention at a local, indoor simulator facility. 

Reach out to Don to schedule: or 509-649-6402

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