Golf Lessons at South Suburban

Golf Lessons at South Suburban Golf Course

South Suburban Golf Course is proud to offer private, semi-private, and group lessons for players of all abilities and desires in improving their golf game. All our instructors are PGA of America members or apprentices, LPGA of America members, or have had more than five years personal experience in providing golf lessons. 

Our professional’s emphasis is on providing an enjoyable learning experience designed to fit the student’s learning style. We provide lessons for beginning players to the most experienced players. All our instructors provide special rates for junior players. 

Group Golf lessons, classes and schools
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Book a lesson
For additional information or to book a lesson, call our pro shop at 303.770.5500.

Rates
Prices vary by instructor. Additional rates available for juniors and groups.

PGA Junior League 
PGA Junior League brings friends and family together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Each 12-player team will receive team jerseys, lessons, practice and match play against teams from other courses in the metro area from May-July.
To sign up, go to pgajrleague.com:
Go to "Sign-up", choose division, and enter zip code 80122 to find South Suburban’s program. Questions? Contact Nina Krats at NKrats@ssprd.org.

Instructors & Rates

Todd R. Marley, PGA Class A, Certified Head Golf Professional

Todd has been teaching golf to women, juniors and men since 1988. He believes the golf swing should be simple and compact. Players should focus on basic fundamentals and work on grip, posture, alignment, balance, rotation, consistent solid contact, accuracy and follow through. Practice is a must and golfers should focus on a maximum of one or two swing thoughts at a time. His passion is working with juniors and teaching them to learn, love and respect the game. He has been a PGA Junior League Coach since 2015 and it has been a very rewarding experience for him. He has worked with high school players and college players for the last eight years. Get in touch with Todd

 

Adult Rates:
45 minutes: $80
Series of 4: $300

Junior Rates (under 18):
45 minutes: $50
Series of 4: $180

Group Lessons – 60 minutes
2 people: $100
3 people: $120
4 people: $140
5 people: $160
6 people: $180

Family Lessons – 60 minutes
Up to 6 people in the same family: $125          


Nina Krats, LPGA Class A, 1st Assistant Golf Professional

For 20+ years Nina has been working to grow the game of golf through fun and education. Her work as a member of the LPGA has brought her students from as nearby as the Denver Metro area to as far away as South Korea. From March 2008-August 2021, Nina was an Assistant Professional at Foothills Golf Course, in Littleton, CO growing the lesson program to be one of the most sought after programs in the area. Prior to Foothills, she was an Assistant Professional and Director of Junior Golf at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, CO. Nina’s degree in education along with her LPGA training has shaped her own unique and effective teaching style. Nina has been a member of the LPGA Global Education team since 2011, mentoring aspiring women as they work toward their LPGA Class A certification. She has a passion for teaching, and every lesson is about her student(s). Her knack for making her students feel comfortable and unintimidated sets her apart. Nina has a wide variety of innovative lesson options to meet the needs of all of her students.  Get in touch with Nina

Adult 1:1 Lesson Rates: 
45 minutes: $90
Series of 3: $265
30 minutes: $75
Series of 3: $220

Adult 1:1 Playing Lesson Rates: 
Includes instruction, greens fee, riding cart, and a ball marker.
9- Hole Playing Lesson: $225 
3- Hole Playing Lesson: $105  

Make your own group (60 minute lessons):
2 Students: $140 ($70/each)
3 Students: $180 ($60/each)
4 Students: $220 ($55/each)
5 Students: $250 ($50/each)

Family Lesson: $150 (*up to six people in the same family)
 

Junior 1:1 Lesson Rates:
30 minutes: $65
Series of 3: $190

Specialty Classes:
Ladies Only Clinics: $30 per clinic
Topics include: Full swing, pitching & chipping, putting, sand, uneven lies. Clinics limited to 6 students. 

Golf Schools: 
Half Day Short Game School: $240 
Limited to 8 students (minimum of 4). Enjoy an inclusive morning with 1.5 hours of instruction on short game topics, 9 holes of golf on the par 3 golf course, and lunch. We will incorporate strategies & techniques from our instruction and learn club selection and shot making as well a basic understanding of simple need to know rules. Includes a sleeve of a balls and a custom ball marker.

Full Day Golf School: $330
Limited to 8 students (minimum of 4). Enjoy an inclusive day with 2.0 hours of instruction on full swing and short game, 9 holes of golf , and lunch & after round cocktail. We will incorporate strategies & techniques from our instruction and learn club selection and situational shot making (trouble shots) as well a basic understanding of simple need to know rules. Includes a sleeve of a balls and a custom ball marker.

Punch Cards: Great for Families!
(10) Punch: 45 minute lessons (transferable within a family) $875
(20) Punch: 45 minute lessons (transferable within a family) $1725
(10) Punch: 30 minute lessons (transferable within a family) $725
(20) Punch: 30 minute lessons (transferable within a family) $1400
*MUST be used in the year that card is purchased. NO refunds for unused lessons. Punches can be combined for playing lessons.

 


Jim Long, PGA Class A, Assistant Golf Professional

Jim has been a PGA member since 1985 and has been teaching golf since 1980. He has been a golf professional at South Suburban since 2006. He holds a B.S. in Education from CSU Pueblo. His philosophy is to keep instruction as simple as possible in order for students to have fun. Get in touch with Jim

Adult Rates:
45 minutes: $75
Series of 4: $300
Series of 5: $350

Semi-Private - 60 Minutes: 
2 Students: $55
Series of 4: $220

3 Students: $50
Series of 4: $200

4 Students: $45
Series of 4: $160

Junior Rates:
45 minutes: $40
Series of 4: $160

Semi-Private - 60 Minutes: 
2 Students: $40
Series of 4: $120

3 Students: $35
Series of 4: $110

4 Students: $30
Series of 4: $100


Scott Rhodes, PGA Class A, Assistant Golf Professional

Scott is a Class A PGA member and was an Assistant Golf Professional at Foothills Golf Course from 2001-2007. From 2008-2009, Scott was the Head Golf Professional at Broken Tee Golf Course before taking time off to stay at home and raise his two daughters. He returned to Foothills Golf Course as a teaching professional in 2021. Scott played NCAA golf for three years, has played in numerous US Open qualifiers and coached high school golf at Colorado Academy for four years. When he’s not golfing or teaching, Scott enjoys fly fishing, bicycling, playing basketball and spending time with his family. Get in touch with Scott

Instructor Quote: “Everyone plays golf for a different reason. My job is to understand the student and their goals to help guide them on their journey through swing mechanics and mental aspects. Golf can seem complicated, intimidating, and frustrating but I will show you that you can do it! I enjoy working with all ages and abilities.” 

Adult Rates:
45 minutes: $80
Series of 4: $300

30 minutes: $65
Series of 4: $180

Junior Rates:
45 minutes: $65
Series of 4: $240

30 minutes: $50
Series of 4: $180

Group Lessons - 60 Minutes:
2 people: $100
3 people: $120
4 people: $140
5 people: $160
6 people: $180
Family Lesson: $125 (up to six people in the same family)


Walter Schlomer, Assistant Golf Professional

Walter has been teaching and coaching golf to beginners and aspiring professionals for 20 years. He has taught over 3,000 beginners and mentored players for both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open Championships. Get in touch with Walter

Adult Rates:
60 minutes: $75
Series of 4: $200 (45 minutes)

 

Junior Rates:
45 minutes: $75
Series of 4: $175

Semi-Private Rates:
Group rates starting at $90/each for a series of 4


Patty Harmon, Assistant Golf Professional

Patty has been teaching golf for more than 20 years. She was the first girl’s golf coach at Arapahoe High School and grew the team from four players to 16 players in three seasons. She teaches all levels of golfers with an emphasis on women and children. She also teaches golfers who have physical limitations. She would love to share her passion of golf with everyone. Get in touch with Patty.

Adult Rates:
45 minutes: $60   (Series of 4: $220)

Semi-Private Lessons:
2 people: $55   (Series of 4: $200)
3+ people: $50   (Series of 4: $180)

Junior Rates:
Under 12:
30 minutes: $40   (Series of 4: $150)

Ages 13-16:
45 minutes: $45   (Series of 4: $160)

Semi-Private Lessons:
2 people: $50   (Series of 4: $120)
3+ people: $50   (Series of 4: $100)


Jay Steele, Assistant Golf Professional

Jay is an up-and-coming PGA Associate with a love of the game and a passion for bringing a better golf game to his students. Golf should first and foremost be a game of enjoyment. Too many golfers are leaving the game frustrated and confused because they are not getting better. Golf has many paths, let’s find the right path for you and make your game fun and enjoyable. Lessons are available for adult beginners, juniors (under 16), seniors, intermediates and anyone wanting to improve and have fun. Get in touch with Jay.

Golf Swing Instruction:
Most of my students tell me “I just want to be consistent.” Unfortunately, golf is a game of inconsistency for everyone, you just need to learn how to manage it. Consistency has three components: contact, distance and direction. Of those, contact is the most important. Let’s build a swing that starts with solid contact.

Adult private lessons: 45 minutes - $65
Junior private lessons: 45 minutes - $50 
Group lessons also available. Contact for details.

Golf Playing Instruction:
Swing instruction is necessary but how do we transition to the golf course?  Whether you are a beginner or a mid-handicapper we need to move to the golf course where the fun really begins.  Playing instruction takes you through full swing to putting and course management.  Calm your fears and play some solid golf!

Adult lessons: 4 lessons, 45 minutes each - $240 
Junior lessons: 4 lessons, 45 minutes each - $180

Short Game Instruction:
We are never going to score better if we don’t have a short game. The fastest way to improve scoring is through short game technique and practice. Let’s turn double bogies to bogies and bogies to pars. Double chipping and three putting are the fastest ways to ruin a good round and damage your confidence.

Adult private lessons: 30 minutes - $50
Junior private lessons: 30 minutes - $40
Group lessons also available. Contact for details.

Other opportunities available, please call for details on the following:
Year-round coaching
Playing lessons
Build your own package