Golf Lessons in Bend, Oregon

Tetherow 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

Call us at 541.213.2424 to schedule your lesson today!

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!

Head Golf Professional at Tetherow Academy

Katie Burnett, PGA

TPI Certified | Class ‘A’ PGA Professional | Former LPGA Tour 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.

Director of Instruction at Tetherow Academy

Mike Lewis, PGA

Class ‘A’ PGA Professional

Originally from Utah, Michael Lewis is currently the Director of Instruction at Tetherow Academy in Bend, Oregon.  He is a Class ‘A’ PGA Professional and was elected for membership in 1999.  While he was still in golf operations, Michael was named the 2005 Utah Section Teacher of the Year.   In 2006 he decided to go into instruction full time and was hired by Nicklaus Academies and named the Director of Instruction for the Nicklaus Academy at Pronghorn.  In 2010, after four years with Nicklaus Academies Michael went into business for himself and opened the Taylormade Performance Lab of Utah and two years later opened Tetherow Academy.  Mike is also a Master Instructor for the Patriot Golf Foundation,  hosting military veterans for golf school outings across the country.

Michael started teaching the game at the age of 18 and has spent his entire career focused on learning all he can about the art and science of instruction.  He has conducted numerous instructional seminars for both the Utah Section and Pacific Northwest Sections of the PGA.  A member of the Taylormade National Fitters Council, Michael has an extensive background in club-fitting and knows how properly fit equipment can pay major dividends for the student.  In his 30 years of instruction experience he is most proud of the fact that 46 of his students have earned scholarships to play college golf.

Golf Shop Manager & Golf Instructor at Tetherow Academy

Nicole Ward

Level 2 Trackman Certified

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.

Assistant Golf Professional at Tetherow Academy

James Harper

TPI Level 1 Certified | Level 1 PGA Associate

James was born and raised in Bend where he played golf at Mountain View high school. He began taking the game more seriously in 2015 when he fell back in love with it. James enjoys teaching golf, especially to juniors. He is a TPI level one certified instructor and is currently a level 1 PGA Associate. He is a lifelong athlete who played basketball year-round growing up and was a 4-sport athlete during High School.

Assistant Golf Professional at Tetherow Academy

Joey Medora

Joey graduated from Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana in 2018 with a B.S. in Business Administration and minors in Sports Management and Communications.  He competed at high levels of golf throughout high school and college, as well as professionally.  Prior to moving to Oregon, Joey worked at Bishop Country Club in Bishop, California, and at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He recently settled in Bend to enjoy his love of golf, skiing, and other outdoor activities.  He began giving golf instruction at youth camps while in high school, and continued to develop his skills by serving as captain of his collegiate golf team.  He is a very capable instructor and enjoys helping players of all levels to hone their skills.

Assistant Golf Professional at Tetherow Academy

Drew Moore

Level 1 PGA Associate | TPI Level 1  | TPI Fitness Level 2

Drew grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia, playing various sports including golf and baseball.  He played baseball in college and has continued to seek out athletic competition afterwards including competing in multisport events that challenge overall athleticism such as Bend’s Pole, Peddle, Paddle, Ironman Triathlons, and the Crossfit Open.

Golf has been a dream of Drew’s to pursue as a career, and in the last several years he honed his game to a level to allow him to gain membership in the PGA.  He is currently an Associate Member of the PGA, with a concentration on teaching and coaching.  As a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, and being Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 1 and TPI Fitness Level 2 Certified, Drew combines his passions for overall athleticism and golf by specializing in golf-specific fitness and coaching. By focusing on how to increase strength, mobility, and distance out on the golf course, Drew teaches his students how to improve their overall golf performance and achieve their lifelong golf goals.

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

The simulator requires a reservation.  To book, please call the golf shop at 541.213.2424 or email

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

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