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.

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.
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Go to "Sign-up", choose division, and enter zip code 80122 to find South Suburban’s program. Questions? Contact Todd Marley at

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 one or two swing throughs 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 seven years.

Adult Rates:
45 minutes: $65
Series of 5: $300

Junior Rates:
30 minutes: $35
Series of 5: $160

45 minutes: $50
Series of 5: $225

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. 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. 

2022 Pricing:

Lesson Rates
45 mintutes: $75
30 minutes: $60

Golf Lesson Series
Packgae of four 30-minute lessons: $230 (save $10)
Packgae of four 45-minute lessons: $285 (save $15)

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

Jim Long, PGA ‘Class A’ Assistant Golf Professional

Jim has been a PGA member since 1985 and 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.

45 minutes: $60
Series of 4: $220
Series of 5: $275

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 Professional at Broken Tee Golf Course before taking time off to stay at home and raise his two daughters. 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.

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.” 

45 minutes: $75
30 minutes: $60

45 minutes: $60
30 minutes: $45

Mary Temple, LPGA Golf Professional (Class A Member) 

Mary has been employed at SSGC since 2001. She is a LPGA Golf Professional. Her teaching career began in 2007. Her goal as an instructor is to personalize the golf lesson to students' abilities and desires with the teaching methods learned through the LPGA. Making the learning process as simple and repeatable as possible is a priority. With the correct tools, golf can be exciting, rewarding and fun! Let Mary help you through your golf journey. 

45 minutes: $60
Series of 4: $220
Juniors (15 and under) 30 minutes: $40


Walter Schlomer, PGA Apprentice Assistant Golf Professional

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

60 minutes: $75
Series of 4: $200

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 that have physical limitations.She would love to share her passion of golf with everyone.


Adult Rates
45 minutes: $55
Series of 4: $200


Junior Rates
30 minutes: $30
Series of 5: $140

45 minutes: $45
Series of 5: $200