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Private & Group Lessons

Private Golf Lessons

All Private golf lessons are taught by PGA and LPGA Professionals on an individual basis, seven days a week. We have taught golfers of all abilities including physically challenged. Whether it's full swing, putting or bunker-play we can improve your swing knowledge and performance. Valleywood's staff has 60 years of combined PGA and LPGA Professional Teaching experience. To book a private golf lesson please contact our PGA or LPGA Professional.

John Anderson PGA - (952) 953-2330
Bethany Hakanson LPGA - (952) 452-4964

Group Golf Lessons

Valleywood Golf Course offers group lessons to everyone from ages 4 to 104! Golfers of all abilities will benefit from the PGA and LPGA Professional instruction offered at Valleywood Golf Course. We offer an extensive selection of group lessons. Beginner classes will cover the basics of the game of golf and the experienced classes focus more on the advanced fundamentals of the game.

  • Short game basics, including chipping, pitching and putting
  • Basic set-up and routine
  • Full swing fundamentals
  • Basic rules and etiquette

Classes are limited to eight students per class (ten students in little linksters) with a five student minimum. Clubs will be provided to those students in the beginner classes that need them at no additional charge. Experienced classes require that students provide their own clubs.

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2024 Adult Group Lessons

Adult Beginner Golf Lessons (Hover on session and click to sign up)
Beginner golf lessons are for adults with little or no golf experience. Our professionals will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the game. Topics include short game basics, proper grip, stance, ball positions, and all aspects of the game. Clubs provided if needed. Sessions limited to a maximum of 8 students with 5 minimum. Each session includes three one-hour lessons.
LOCATION: Valleywood Golf Course
TIME: 67 p.m.
FEE: $120 per session
SESSIONS: Session 1 (May 13­–15), Session 2 (June 24–26), Session 3 (July 29–31)

Women’s Group Golf Lessons (Hover on session and click to sign up)
Open to all women—beginner or experienced. Classes will focus on basic fundamentals including chipping, putting, pitching and the full swing. Class will provide group instruction, as well as individual attention to each student making for a comfortable and relaxing lesson environment. Clubs provided if needed. Sessions limited to a maximum of 8 students with 5 minimum. Each session includes three one-hour lessons.   
LOCATION: Valleywood Golf Course
TIME: 67 p.m.
FEE: $120 per session
SESSIONS: Session 1 (May 20–22), Session 2 (June 10–12), Session 3 (June 17–19), Session 4 (July 15–17), Session 5 (July 22–24), Session 6 (August 5–7), Session 7 (August 12–14)

2024 Junior Group Golf Lessons

Little Linksters Golf Lessons (Hover on session and click to sign up)
All golfers have to start somewhere and this is a great way for children to get started. Classes will focus on basic grip, stance and set-up along with some basic swing fundamentals. Clubs provided if needed.  Sessions limited to a maximum of 10 students with 5 minimum. Parents are welcome to stay and watch, sign up for 1 or all 4!     
LOCATION: Valleywood Golf Course
TIME: 4–4:45p.m.
FEE: $20
SESSIONS: Session 1 (May 19), Session 2 (June 9), Session 3 (July 14), Session 4 (August 11)

Junior Golf Camp (Hover on session and click to sign up)
Grab a friend and come learn about the game of golf! Classes will focus on the basics of the game to get started or if an experienced player, a great way to bring your game to the next level! The group will also learn about the rules of golf and course etiquette. Lunch will also be provided (hot dog, chips, drink). Classes will be tailored to fit the group with a maximum of 8 students and a minimum of 5. Clubs will be provided if needed.  Students should wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle. 
LOCATION: Valleywood Golf Course
TIME: 11–2:30 p.m.
FEE: $120
SESSIONS: Session 1 (June 17)


1. What will be covered in the lessons?
The lessons will cover putting, chipping, pitching, and the full swing. Within each of these components, we will focus on the basics of the shot, including the grip, stance, and swing.

2. Do I need to have any prior golf experience?
No. The lessons are open to golfers of all abilities, although primarily focused on the beginner to moderate players.

3. Do I need my own clubs?
No, Valleywood has golf clubs available to use, although we recommend bringing your own clubs. If you are looking for new golf clubs, please let your instructor know, and we will assist you in making sure the clubs are fit properly for you. We offer professional club fitting and are a certified Ping Club fitter. We have equipment options for golfers of all skill levels.

4. Where do we meet on the first day of lessons?
The first day of lessons will commence on the practice green (except for Mighty Mites, which is always on the far end of the driving range). You do not need to check in with the pro shop prior to the lessons.

5. What if I have a conflict and cannot make one of the lessons?
If you need to miss a lesson in a series, please contact the pro shop as soon as possible. One of our professionals will contact you and work out another lesson for you to attend that will be covering the same topics as the one you will miss.

6. What if the weather prevents lessons from taking place?
In the case of inclement weather, we will contact everyone via email or telephone two hours before the start of the lesson. Any lessons that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be made up at your earliest convenience.

7. How do I obtain a USGA Handicap?
Valleywood offers an 18-hole handicap service through the pro shop. The service includes two updated handicap cards per month, a 12 month subscription to Minnesota Golfer Magazine, and eligibility to play in sanctioned events. A seasonal fee is charged. Please contact the pro shop for more information.

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Valleywood Golf Course
4851 McAndrews Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124