Golf Lessons in Bend, Oregon

On the eastern edge of the 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!

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Golf Clinics & Camps at Tetherow

Instruction for youth and adults

One, Two, Follow Through

One, Two, Follow Through approach provides a simple framework that allows young golfers to grow and evolve naturally while focusing more on the simplicity of the game. The programs are also available for adults year-round. The approach is based around the book called One, Two, Follow Through Starring Polly Pivot which is available in five countries and counting.

 

Year-round golf improvement for juniors, men and women at all levels

Tetherow 360

A 360-degree approach to teaching the game of golf. This program includes full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, and playing. This program is for beginners, intermediate players, or anyone looking to get better at the fundamentals. We offer classes for juniors, men, & women. The program starts shots around the green and then progressively moves backwards as skills improve. We also offer additional playing opportunities for those wanting to pass our 360 benchmarks. The golf professional staff tracks progress throughout the program through fun drills and the 9-Hole play days.

  • Programs last 6 weeks
    • Women (Tue afternoons)
    • Juniors (Wed afternoons)
    • Men (Thur afternoons)

2023 programming runs throughout the golf season. Call us at 541.213.2424 to schedule your lesson today!

Golf lessons for ages 4-7

Pee-Wee Athletics

This 4-week program is focused on building athletic skills from an early age in order to develop well rounded athletes and golfers. Activities include, but are not limited to, obstacle courses, running, jumping, throwing, kicking, balance work, and golf fundamentals according to the athletic skills model principles.

Call us at 541.213.2424 to learn more and to enroll today!

Learn and improve year-round

Tetherow Golf Academy 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!

Lessons for all ages + abilities

Book Golf Lessons

Click here to view lessons, instructor rates, availability and to book online. Available for Tetherow Members and non-members, all ages and abilities welcome.
Questions? Reach out to the golf team at 541-213-2424.

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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!

Director of Golf

Hunter Hidalgo

TPI Level 1 Certified | PGA Class A Member

Hunter brings a wide range of golf and resort operations experience with him including programming, coaching, instruction, and staff development. He has worked at Lakewood Country Club, Brookhollow Golf Club, Prairie Dunes Golf Club, Pebble Beach, and Bandon Dunes. Hunter grew up in Crested Butte, CO, where he nurtured a passion for the outdoors, golfing, skiing, and fly fishing. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a Marketing degree and PGA Golf Management degree.

 

Director of Instruction

Mary Jacobs

Jacobs brings an impressive résumé of wide-ranging golf experience to the Tetherow Academy, including golf competition, sports development, and coaching. Jacobs first competed on the LPGA at the age of 16, played as an All-American Golfer at The University of Arizona, won a bronze medal in the World University Olympic Games in Bangkok, and has been a Class-A LPGA instructor for 13 years. She has coached at the prestigious Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. She has guided a number of her players to the collegiate level, including Division 1 and the professional tour level. In 2021, Jacobs became a published author of the best-selling children’s book ‘One, Two, Follow Through Starring Polly Pivot’ in five countries and counting.

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

Jackson McCracken

Working toward Level 1 PGA Associate

Growing up in Manhattan Beach, CA, Jackson enjoyed the outdoors playing soccer, tennis, and surfing.  He went on to play division 1 soccer for Loyola Marymount University and graduated with a degree in psychology.  After college, Jackson played soccer professionally for 3 seasons.  Along the way he gained coaching experience in soccer, tennis, and now golf.

Golf was first introduced to Jackson by his family.  He loved the sport but did not start playing consistently until he moved to the Pacific Northwest.  When not working in his role as a behavioral specialist on the children’s mental health unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital, he was on the golf course.  He decided to move south to join the golf industry and is happy to have found Tetherow. Jackson is currently pursuing the PGA program as a Level 1 PGA Associate and is a coach for PGA JR. League and Tetherow 360.

When not working at Tetherow, or golfing, Jackson enjoys the outdoor activities Bend has to offer.  He loves taking trips to the coast to surf and explore, hiking, and snowboarding in the winter.

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.