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San Juan Hills Golf Club is a registered facility for Play Golf America

Golf. One of the most satisfying, or maddening games to play. There is technique to be learned, etiquette, tools to acquire, and methods to master. Our seasoned staff of professionals are eager to help you learn the game, and begin enjoying it. Lower your score, correct your swing, better your putting. Let us give you some solid tips, and some inspiration to create those wonderful golf moments. Private, semi-private, or group lessons will help you improve your game. To learn more, contact us by completing the request form below.

Larry Brotherton

You wouldn’t think Minnesota would produce many great golf professionals considering that it is below freezing for many months out of each year. Larry Brotherton is the exception to the rule. Larry was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent summers caddying at Ridgeview Country Club just blocks from his home. In the winters he ski-jumped and cross-country skied.

As a young adult he helped manage a driving range and miniature golf course in Duluth while working winters at a ski shop. In 1980 Larry attended the Lake Placid Olympics in the event of ski jumping, and then hung up the skis to move to California. His first job in California was at Irvine Coast Country Club now called Newport Beach Country Club. From there he went to Salt Creek Golf Course which is now, The Links @ Monarch Beach. Moving up the coast again Larry worked for Aliso Creek Golf Course.

Now Larry is a permanent fixture at San Juan Hills Golf Club. Larry has been named Teacher of the Year by the PGA Metropolitan Chapter in 2000 and again in 2006. Larry lives in Aliso Viejo with his wife, Jill, and has three children.

Larry is available for groups, clinics and individual private lessons.

Call the range at (949) 493-2291, or Larry at (949) 280-7506 for more information or to book a lesson time.

Craig Clark

Craig Clark started playing golf at age eleven. He played on his high school golf team achieving the status as the “Most Valuable Player” in his senior year. During this time he became the Assistant Golf Pro with the China Lake Golf Course

After high school Craig attended college playing on the golf team. He continued his pursuit of golf from 1978 to 1979 where he played on the California mini tour, winning San Diego’s Assistant Championship. Craig has successfully completed PGA business schools I, II, and III as well as receiving his Class A PGA requirements. Craig has been a successful golf instructor for the past thirty years through out San Diego and Orange Counties.

Call the range at (949) 493-2291 for more information or to book a lesson time.

Tony Chavez, PGA Director of Golf

I Took the game of golf at an early age in Mexicali Mexico. Over 20 years deeply involved in coaching aspiring golfers has led to fulfilling career. My teaching philosophy revolves around helping students reach their goals and create a plan to reach these goals.

Call San Juan Hills Golf Club (949) 493-1167

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