Central PA Golf Guide

Learn to Play Golf

Want to learn how to play golf? Interested in brushing up your short game? Any of these local instructors would be more than happy to help you improve your game. They are listed alphabetically by city. Rates and availability are subject to change.

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Sinking Valley Country Club - Altoona  

RD3 Box 430, Altoona, 16602 - (814) 684-0662

The Sinking Valley Country Club offers lessons from it's professional golf staff. Lessons cost: $35.00 per half hour or $50.00 per half hour with video. Call the Pro Shop to schedule a lesson.

Bedford Springs Resort - Bedford  

2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA - (814) 623-8100

Improve your golf game at the Bedford Spring Golf Instruction. Individual and group clinics are available.

DuBois Country Club - DuBois  

10 Lakeside Ave, DuBois, PA 15801 - (814) 371-3581

Lessons include: Range balls before your lesson and golf clubs to use during your lesson (if needed). Instruction is available on full swing with irons and woods, chipping, pitching, putting, greenside and fairway bunkers, how to hit off of uneven lies and VIDEO ANALYSIS. http://www.duboiscountryclub.com/instruction/

Ebensburg Country Club - Ebensburg  

408 Manor Drive, Ebensburg, PA 15931 - (814) 472-6550

Lessons at the Ebensburg Country Club are taught by PGA Professional Jeff Homady. Jeff offers 10+ years of experience, in helping people play better golf! On the lesson tee I offer a fun, low-pressure environment to learn golf. During lessons, my emphasis is on taking what the golfer has and making it more efficient and consistent. I am not solely in the business of rebuilding golf swings and although typically unnecessary, that service is available upon request. http://www.ebensburgcc.com/golf-lessons.htm

Blair County Golf and Driving Range - Hollidaysburg  

2644 Old Frankstown Rd, Hollidaysburg, 16648 - (814) 695-3675

The Blair County Golf and Driving Range facility teaches the “Model Golf” approach which breaks down the swing into segments then utilizes workable drills to enhance each segment of the golf swing. Video may be used to enhance the teaching session. In most cases lessons are by appointment. http://blaircogolf.com/lessons.html

Scotch Valley Country Club - Hollidaysburg  

18 Clubhouse Drive, Hollidaysburg - (814) 695-1478

The Scotch Valley Country Club offers one-on-one instruction with the Club's Golf Professional. Call the Pro Shop at (814) 695-1478 for rates and to schedule a lesson.

Standing Stone Golf Club - Huntingdon  

10506 Standing Stone Road, Huntingdon, 16652 - (814) 643-4800

The Golf Pro at Standing Stone Golf Club offers lessons for those interested in learning the game. Rates are $30 for a half-hour lesson or $50 for one hour. Specials are available if you want multiple lessons. Contact the Pro Shop for more information and to schedule your lesson.

Nittany Country Club - Mingoville  

110 Country Club Drive, Mingoville, 16856 - (814) 383-2611

Golfers from all over the Centre region speak highly of Scott Frey's skill as an instructor. Whether you're just beginning, or you're a lifelong golfer, Scott can tailor lessons to help improve your game. The fee is $30 per half-hour. Once every summer, Nittany Country Club offers a Young Golfers' Clinic for children ages 6 to 18. This is a great opportunity to get your children involved in a lifelong sport that teaches core values such as honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and respect. Call the Pro Shop at 814-383-2611 to inquire about this year's schedule.

Philipsburg Elks / Country Club - Philipsburg  

#2 Country Club Lane, Phlipsburg, 16866 - (814) 342-1114

The Phlipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club has a Golf Professional on site and provides several levels of instruction. Lessons cost $35 for a 45 - 60 minute lesson or a series of 3 lessons for $90. Lessons are available for both members and the general public. Please call the Pro Shop at (814) 342-1114 to make an appointment. Special requests taken for group, husband & wife etc. Lessons cover whatever the student wants to learn, chipping, putting, driver, irons etc. Authorized Ping and Titleist Club Fitter. http://www.philipsburgelks.com/proshop.php

Skytop Mountain Golf Club - Port Matilda  

350 Freestone Drive, Port Matilda, PA 16870- (814) 692-4249

Head Golf Professional Jeremy Crawford, serves as our director of instruction. Jeremy believes a sound core and mind is the most direct route to game enhancement. Personal game improvement is vital for maximum golf enjoyment and also the long term health of the club. We here at Skytop offer many options and custom programs to help you get the most out of your game, whether you are a scratch golfer or have never been on a golf course before, we can elevate you to the next level. http://skytopgolf.com/instruction

Long View Golf Center - Salix  

110 Maxine Drive, Salix, PA

Phone: (814) 244-8274

Patrick Greer, the area's local PGA teaching professional is here to help you improve your game while having a great time. Patrick, a Tri-State PGA, two-time Seven Springs Open Champion, can show you the best techniques both on the green and at the driving range. He is level 1-3 certified in the PGA's Golf Professional Training Program. http://www.longviewdrivingrange.com/lessons.html

Fairways and Greens - State College  

2141 S. Atherton Street, State College, PA, 16801- (814) 237-4653

The Fairways and Greens store located in State College offers individual lessons. They also have a former PGA professional on staff to help with any questions and tips. Use the indoor, state-of-the-art golf simulators which include six driving ranges and more than 30 courses.

MKZ Fusion Golf - State College  

S. Atherton Street, State College, PA, 16801- (814) 237-6453

Mary Kennedy-Zierke, TPI-certified golf specialist and teacher, is Director of Instruction at the MKZ Fusion Golf Academy, located in State College, PA. Mary uses simple techniques to improve players of all ages and skill levels in an efficient and safe manner. Her mission as a teacher and coach is to enhance the personal swing of a player without making dramatic changes. She makes certain that the student has a thorough understanding of his/her own swing technique and ability so that personal golf goals can be readily achieved.

“TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) delivers education, tools, and professionals to enhance the golfer’s pursuit of a more effective and healthy golf swing.” TPI is an international organization, found in over 50 countries with over 5,000 certified professionals. Visit her website to learn more: www.mkzfusiongolf.com

Penn State Golf Courses - State College  

1523 W. College Avenue, State College, 16801 - (814) 865-4653

The Penn State Golf Courses offers golf instructional programs to meet each individual's needs. Their expertly trained PGA professionals are dedicated to making golf more fun and enjoyable with current and comprehensive golf instruction. Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or accomplished golfer, you will find their instruction is designed to assist you with achieving your greatest potential. Private or group instruction is available. Please contact a member of their golf professional staff to schedule your instructional needs. Group lessons and programs can be registered through the PSU website: http://www.pennstategolfcourses.com/golf-instruction. Individual lessons and US Kids clinics can be registered via http://stevewagergolf.com - Steve Wager is one of the PGA pros at the Penn State Golf Courses and handles a lot of the registration through his own site. All lessons are conducted at the Penn State facilities.