Player Development

Ellis, Gardner, Jones and Twin Pines golf courses are Certified Get Golf Ready Facilities - by Play Golf America and PGA of America initiative.

Fee is $109 per STUDENT for beginning classes and $149 for intermediate or specialty classes.  All Get Golf Ready classes include a punch pass for four (4) - 9 hole golf rounds at any of our golf facilities and 4 punches for driving range buckets to encourage practicing (valued at an additional $100.00) to be utilized during the 2016 golf season.  CLICK on the link beside your desired class to is limited to 8 students per class. 
Guaranteed student to instructor ratio of 8:1(maximum).

**Get comfortable with the game through a series of lessons in a friendly environment.
**Meet new people in a casual golf setting.
**Enjoy the outdorrs and get in shape.


*******Payment is due on the first day of class.*******

We will give you advice on what golf clubs you should consider if you are NEW to the game, borrow our equipment during class and let us help you find the right equipment.

2016  Dates/locations:

ELLIS GOLF COURSE.....286-5589

Get Golf Ready - Women's Beginning Golf/Intro to Golf - Class #15001 
Fridays, April 29 - May 27: 5:30 - 7 pm.........Fee $109 (16 student maximum)  FULL.
Everything you need to know as a new golfer....making tee times to learning the swing!
Instructors: Mark McMahon, Head PGA Professional & Whitney Schrader, PGA Apprentice Professional

The Red Zone....Strickly short game improvement instruction!  Class #15002
(men & women may register for this class)  FULL.
Mondays, April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23:  5:30pm-7 pm........$149 fee  (8 maximum students)
Improve your game within 60 yards of the green.  Learn to play bunkers, improve your putting, SCORE around the greens.  Class is intended for intermediate skill level players, not beginners.
Instructor: Lisa Miller, PGA Master Professional 

Get Golf Ready - WOMEN'S - Beginning/Intro to Golf - Class #15003 
Tuesdays, July 12 - August 9:  5:30 - 7pm.......Fee $109 (8 student maximum)
Everything you need to know as a new golfer....making tee times to learning the golf swing!
Instructor: Whitney Schrader, PGA Apprentice Professional


Get Golf Ready - Beginners/Lapsed Golf - Co-Ed class - Class #35001 
Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2: 5:30 - 7 pm......Fee $109 (16 students)
Instructor: Dustin Petrik, Head PGA Professional & Kyle Custer, Assistant Golf Professional

Get Golf Ready - Beginning Golf Class #35002 -
Everything you need to know about golf, from making tee times, learning the swing and how to play your best!  Plus on course instruction tips each week.
Tuesdays, July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16: 5:30 - 7 pm............Fee $109
Instructor: Kyle Custer,  Apprentice Professional

NEW for 2016:  Get Golf Ready - Family Golf (learn golf as a family) - Class #35003 - FULL
Large group instruction plus separate instruction for adults and children.  On course experience each week.  Special gift for each family participating.
Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:  5:30 - 7 pm........Fee $109 (one adult and one child); each additional child is $50 additional.   (So two parents and two children equals $218; One parent and two children equals $159.)
Instructor: Dustin Petrik, Head PGA Professional & Kyle Custer, Apprentice Professional


Get Golf Ready - Lapsed Golfers - returning to the game - Class #45001 FULL

Golfers needing a new start or those returning to the game, no recent experience necessary.  
Wednesdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18:  6 - 7:30 pm....Fee $109 (8 students maximum)
Instructor: Steve Charters, Head PGA Professional 

Get Golf Ready - Intro to Golf - Class #45002 - FULL
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: 5:30 - 7pm.........Fee  $109 (8 students max)
Instructor: Ben Montgomery, PGA Apprentice Professional

Get Golf Ready - Intro to Golf - Class #45003  FULL
Tuesdays, June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19: 5:30 - 7 pm............Fee $109 (8 students max)
Instructor: Ben Montgomery, PGA Apprentice Professional

JONES GOLF COURSE.....286-5581

Get Golf Ready - Women's Intermediate Golf - Class #60001  FULL
Ability to play 9 holes with a desire to play bogey golf....this class is for YOU!
Tuesdays, April 26, may 3, 10, 17, 24: 5:30 pm - 7 pm (8 students max)
Instructor: Dave Roe, Head PGA Professional

 Call Lisa for more details, 286-5544



Check out our Junior golf program on the Junior golf page HERE



@ Ellis golf course driving range:

Saturday, May 28, 10 - 3pm!

Visit with tech reps, BBQ lunch available for $5, discover what your clubs are worth on trade-in.....



Need new clubs? Be sure those clubs are for you by having a club fitting by a professional club Steve Charters, PGA Professional at 286-5583 or Mark McMahon, PGA PRofessional at 286-5589.


Lesson Rates - 2017


No golf workshop, school, clinic or individual lesson will take you beyond the skill and experience of the instructor. We have assembled a team of instructors that is unparalleled in the area. If you are looking to improve or have a question, talk with our PGA Professionals. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.  Invest in YOURSELF, take a lesson today.

Adult Group Lessons

Go to the TOP of this page for the Get Golf Ready programming.


Private Instruction by PGA member staff at Ellis, Gardner & Jones golf course:
(1) 30 minute lesson: Adults: $50.00, Juniors under age 13: $30.00.  
Twin Pines rates $40 adults & $20 juniors
Schedule with each individual golf professional.

PGA Professionals:
Steve Charters, PGA Professional (Steve's rate is $40 for adults; $20 for juniors) email
Mark McMahon, PGA Professional email
Dustin Petrik, PGA Professional email
Dave Roe, PGA Professional (short game & "on-course" lessons @ Jones): email
Lisa Miller, PGA Master Professional email

PGA Assistant/Apprentice Professionals: 
(1) 30 minute lesson: Adults: $30-$35, Juniors under age 13: $15-$25
Whitney Schrader, Ellis GC....286-5589
Kyle Custer, Gardner Memorial GC.....286-5586
Ben Montgomery, Twin Pines GC...286-5583



Cedar Rapids Golf was a 2009 recipient of the National Recreation & Parks Association Sticks for Kids grant. Grant funded golf clubs will be used for the summer junior golf program at Twin Pines to enhance the learning experience of area junior golfers.