Golf Lessons in Bend, Oregon

Tetherow Golf Academy

A seriously cool place to improve your game

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!


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. Tetherow professional staff sets up a 9-hole play day every other week to test the skills you have learned in the structured practices. 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)

2022 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.

  • $35 per class/ $140 for entire program (non-member pricing)
  • Classes held on Saturday afternoons in July & August
    • Session 1: July 2-23
    • Session 2: August 6-27

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

Youth golf lessons ages 8-13

Back to School

This 4-week program is focused on golf fundamentals as well as other athletic skills needed to be a more well-rounded golfer and athlete. Activities include, but are not limited to, golf fundamentals, balance work, agility courses, and games involving speed, power, and rotation.

  • $45 per class/ $180 for entire program (non-member pricing)
  • Classes held on Wed afternoons in September
    • September 7-28

Call us at 541.213.2424 to book!

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

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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 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.

1st Assistant Golf Professional

Drew Moore

Level 2 PGA Associate | TPI Level 1 | TPI Fitness Level 2 | TPI Golf Level 3

Drew grew up in Worcester, MA and Atlanta, GA, playing various sports including golf and baseball.  He played baseball in college and has continued to seek out athletic competition including competing in multisport events that challenge overall athleticism such as Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle; triathlon and cycling races; as well as crossfit.   

Drew is currently a Level 2 Associate Member of the PGA, and has chosen a concentration in PGA education and training that focuses on teaching and coaching.  Drew also has experience performing club fittings utilizing Tetherow’s Trackman 4.  He was a coach for Tetherow’s PGA Jr. League team and was an instructor on staff for Nike’s Advanced Junior Camp.  He is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 1, TPI Fitness Level 2 Certified, and TPI Golf Level 2 Certified. In addition, he is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM) at Tetherow Sport.  

Assistant Golf Professional

Nick Rasulo

Working toward Level 1 PGA Associate

Nick began working in the golf industry and fell in love with the game during his summers home from college. As a caddy, outside staff member, and PGA Intern at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club in New York, Nick learned the game inside and out from the exceptional professional staff there. Starting to play and working in golf from the ground up at that age allowed him to grow as a player with his career and understand the game from a learner’s approach. He values this and utilizes it in his teaching from total beginners to experienced players.  

After graduating with degrees in Materials Engineering and Applied Math, Nick has since split his seasons between skiing and golf. His experience and education also combine to offer in-depth club fittings and lessons using Tetherow’s Trackman 4 Launch Monitor. Outside of work, like most of Bend, Nick appreciates nearly all things outdoors and fitness related. 

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.