Lessons + Golf Academy

A seriously cool place to improve your game

On the eastern edge of the lower driving range, you will find our state-of-the-art training facility. This golf game improvement center has two hitting bays that overlook the range and offer mountain views. On a sunny day, the doors are wide open for the full golf experience. In the colder months, the doors close and have nets to allow indoor practice. Our covered outdoor hitting bay has overhead heaters to keep you comfortable on crisp mornings. The Tetherow Golf Academy is open year round and our staff provides lessons for all levels of athletes. Lessons are available to Tetherow Members, our lodging guests and anyone hoping to improve their game!

Golf Lessons

Our talented, multi-faceted staff can work on overall game improvement or focus on one specific area of your golf game. Work with the latest in swing technology, video, club fitting and education to lower your score and increase your enjoyment on the course. We offer individual and group sessions for golfers of all ages. Lessons are available to Tetherow Members, our lodging guests and anyone hoping to improve their game!

  • Group or individual
  • Beginner, intermediate or advanced
  • Golf fitness
  • Swing technology + videos
  • Club fitting
  • Continual improvement packages

Make it a full experience — combine lessons and lodging

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Meet the Golf Team

Our team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. We can work with beginners, experts, or youth, and can focus on any particular aspect of your game. We’re also happy to just talk about the course or the latest stats of the tour!

1st Assistant Golf Pro & Golf Instructor at Tetherow Academy

Katie Burnett, LPGA Professional

Katie Burnett is originally from Brunswick, Georgia, where she grew up playing softball, basketball, and golf.  While Katie impressively received college scholarship offers for both softball and golf, she decided to accept a golf scholarship at the University of South Carolina, where she quickly became one of the best players in the program’s history.  She graduated with numerous records including the All Time Scoring Leader and an All American.  After graduating, she set her sights on the LPGA Tour.  Katie competed and had full status on the LPGA for seven years, with her best finish coming at the 2016 LPGA LOTTE Championship where she finished 2nd.  She also competed on the Ladies European Tour for six years, where she had numerous top five finishes.  After a professional career that led her all over the world, Katie is excited to join the Tetherow team.

Golf Shop Manager & Golf Instructor at Tetherow Academy

Nicole Ward

Nicole is a native Oregonian who grew up in Portland and moved to Bend in 2016. After graduating from Oregon State with a Sports Medicine degree, she fell in love with the game of golf while working at a small golf course in Oregon City during the summers. Being a lifelong softball player, she learned the game from the ground up in her early 20’s. Going through the learning process made her appreciate all the work juniors and beginners go through to learn the game. She loves sharing and growing the game with players who are just getting into the sport. Nicole has worked in the Country Club business since 2013 and has been certified in Level 2 Trackman with experience in Aim Point and also started many PGA initiatives at her clubs including PGA Junior League. She is excited to help make Tetherow the hub of golf in Central Oregon.

Director of Instruction at Tetherow Academy

Mike Lewis, PGA

Mike previously ran the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf at Pronghorn. Originally from Utah, he also owns the TaylorMade Performance Lab of Utah and Skelet golf, an instructional company providing teaching curriculum and technology packages for golf facilities. Mike was the 2002 Utah Section PGA Teacher of the Year.

Youth Golf Lessons

Committed to promoting the great game of golf and encouraging youth to create and maintain an active lifestyle, the Tetherow Golf Academy and Junior Golf Performance Academy offer classes, clinics and tournaments year-round.

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Trackman 4

Tetherow is the only facility in Bend, Oregon with the TrackMan 4 — the same technology used by the pros!

The TrackMan 4 is available for lessons, fittings and events. About the size of a laptop, the TrackMan 4 launch monitor provides analytics about what happens to a golf ball when it’s struck by a club. It’s an amazing tool for custom golf club fitting and teaching.

From TrackMan’s website:

(The TrackMan 4 uses) two radar systems instead of one to obtain maximum data quality and increased pick up rates. One radar system tracks everything the club does before, during, and after impact – from commonly known parameters like Club Path and Face Angle to Swing Direction and Spin Loft. The other radar system tracks the full ball flight – from launch to landing and everything in between; including Launch Angle, Spin Rate and curvature.

Book a lesson now to see the impact the TrackMan 4 has on your swing and your game.

1-hour lesson or fitting: $125
2-hour lesson or fitting: $200

Group clinic rates and tournament rates are also available.

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A great indoor simulator experience

TruGolf E6 indoor golf simulator

Utilizing our state of the art TrackMan4 Dual Radar Techonology and pairing it with TruGolf E6 indoor golf simulator software, we are able to deliver a great indoor simulator experience.

What is available:

  • 27 different courses to choose from
  • TrackMan4 Performance Center includes a virtual driving range that can show you all the information you need such as ball spin, carry yards, total yards and more!
  • TrackMan 4 Performance Center also has various short game and overall tests you can utilize to hone in your skills

Simulator is on a first come first serve basis.

Prices vary per hour for course simulation versus using the digital practice range.

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