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Golf Lessons at Northstar

Northstar California Golf Instruction

2016 Golf Instruction & Clinics Rates

Learn from the Pros and learn to love the game of golf!  Northstar California’s Golf Director Pete Smith has more than 30 years of teaching experience. He and his team of PGA professionals are ready to help golfers of all ages and abilities improve their game and lower their score.

If you are new to the game, mastering the fundamentals will help you enjoy your time on the course. For experienced golfers, a lesson can help fix that frustrating slice, improve your putting or gain another 20 yards on your drive. Reservations are required.

For more information, please call the Northstar Golf Pro Shop at 530.562.3290

Weekly Group Clinics Rate
Junior Full Swing (12 & under) Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.
Adult Clinic (13+) Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.  $25
Adult Clinic (13+) Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.
Adult Clinic Package: 5 clinics through Summer 2016
Women's Full Swing Clinic Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
Clinics are available early June through August. Group lessons last approximately 45 minutes and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations required for all clinics.

Junior Golf Schools Juniors (12 & Under)
Monday & Tuesday, mid-June - August from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday & Friday, mid-June - August from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
One Day Session - Saturdays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. beginning June 4
24 hour advanced reservations required. Junior golf schools will develop players' full swing and short game skills as well as focus on rules, etiquette, and on-course play. Space is limited. Sign up in the Pro Shop or call 530.562.3290

Please call 530.562.3290 for more information on private golf instruction.

Golf Instructors

Pete Smith, Director of Golf 

Pete has been a very successful golf teacher in Truckee/Tahoe for the last 20 years. With more than 30 years teaching experience, working at the Olympic Club, Kapalua and many years at Tahoe Donner, Pete brings a wealth of golf knowledge to his students. He has won Player of the Year honors in the Sierra Nevada PGA 4 times. Pete is available for private lessons on a limited basis.

  Rich Aprile, PGA Director of Instruction

Rich has been an athletic coach for over 20 years. He has worked and trained with some of the best golf instructors in the country, drawing from their vast knowledge and experience to perfect his coaching methods. Rich has been successful with students of all ages, especially those who have taken up golf as an adult. His primary focus is on the enjoyment of the game and of course, better handicaps and scores. This is accomplished not only by working on the full swing and short game as well as coaching on the mental approach, course management, etiquette, and understanding the rules.  Rich is also an accomplished ski race coach in the winter season and has coached both World Cup and Olympic level skiers. This gives him a unique ability to relate to athletes at all levels and tailor solutions to their individual needs. Rich looks forward to helping you enjoy the game we all love to its fullest.

Casey Logan, Teaching Professional

Casey is a knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate instructor for golfers of all levels. He has proven himself to be very successful in helping his students to learn, improve, and have fun along the way. Upon completion in the Golf Academy of America with emphasis on teaching, Casey has lead our popular Junior Golf Schools, a variety of daily clinics, and remains our busiest private lesson instructor. Casey currently holds a plus handicap, and is in the beginning stages of working towards becoming a PGA member. He believes in teaching the core fundamentals and utilizing a players “feel” to achieve long lasting results. It is the camaraderie of the game that he enjoys most and looks forward to creating that environment with all his students.

Private Instruction (available by appointment)
Adult (18+)
Teens (13 - 17)
Juniors (12 & under)
45 minutes with Teaching Professional Casey Logan $70 $70  $40 
*3-Pack of 45 minute lessons valid through Summer 2016 $180  $100
45 minute lesson with PGA Dir. of Instruction, Rich Aprile 
or PGA Dir. of Golf, Pete Smith
$100 $100 $50
*3-Pack of 45 minute lessons valid through Summer 2016  $250  - $125
2 hour playing lesson (subject to course availability)
Family Lesson (up to 5 people for 45 minutes)
$100 (all ages)  -  -

Please call 530.562.3290 for more information on private golf instruction.
Private Golf Lessons at Northstar

Personalized Private Lesson

Northstar's personalized golf learning programs, ranging from 2 - 5 hours per day and are customized to the golfer's experience - from the brand new to the seasoned golfer. Classes may include full swing, short game, rules, etiquette, on course play (based on availability) and more. Multi-day programs are available. For more information, please call the Northstar Golf Pro Shop at 530.562.3290

Group Golf Lessons

Lesson Options for Golf Groups

Bringing a group to Northstar's golf course? Northstar pros can provide your outing with group lessons or clinics to give everyone the edge they need. For more information, go here or contact the Group Planning team at 530.562.8024


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