Instruction

Instruction and Game Improvement
The Willows Run Golf Academy is a full-service instructional facility featuring a lighted and covered driving range with twenty-two hitting stations, short game practice areas, and two teaching studios for private instruction.

Whether you are brand-new to golf or are a seasoned player, Willows Run has a program designed to improve your golf game!  We offer individual and group lessons and a variety of clinics for golfers of all ages and ability.   Plus, we are happy to design custom instruction tailored to your specific needs - whether for a group of friends, after-work sessions with co-workers, or a fun clinic that the whole family can share together.

Here are is a current list of instructional services that are offered by Willows Run organized by category.   Be sure to click the <Details> button for more information about each offering:
Our instructors have many years of experience coaching and instructing juniors and adults on how to improve their golf game and play their best.  Willows Run offers a variety of packages that will suit your individual or group instruction needs.  Lessons can be taken either as a one-time hour session or for best value as a series package.   Please choose the package below that will best meet your needs.

Private Individual Lessons (1-hour)
  • Register Online
  • Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • One-time: 1-hour session for $100.00
  • Series: Five 1-hour sessions for $450.00
Two-person Lessons (1-hour)
  • Register Online
  • Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • One-time: 1-hour session for $120.00
  • Series: Five 1-hour sessions for $600.00
Three-person Lessons (1-hour)
  • Register Online
  • Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • One-time: 1-hour session for $140.00
  • Series: Five 1-hour sessions for $700.00
Winter Lesson Program
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  • One of our best values!   Purchase a series of 1-hour lessons over the winter and save.  Ten 1-hour sessions that must be used between October 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2021.  Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • Duration: Ten 1-hour sessions.
  • Cost: $750.00 per student.
Junior Golf Camps with SNAG Golf
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  • Clinics will be Monday - Thursday for 1.5 hours and cover short game and full swing.
  • Clinics are open to youth 4-10 years of age. Clubs included.
  • Morning Session 10:00 - 11:30am or an Afternoon Session from 1:00 - 2:30pm.
  • Space is limited, 10 student max per session with 2 instructors
  • Price: $85 per student. 5 students per instructor.
Junior Golf Camps (Ages 6-8)
Willows Run Junior Golf Camps are a fun and engaging experience for the littlest golfers out there!  Campers will learn about grip, stance, posture, the full swing, putting, chipping and etiquette.  The environment keeps campers engaged through numerous games along with a daily round at Rainbow Run Putting Course.  Campers are divided in smaller groups by age and skill level maintaining a maximum ratio of 5 students to instructor. 
  • Register Online
  • Duration: Three 2-hour sessions (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)
  • Cost: $125 per camper.
  • Club Rental: $25
Junior Golf Camps (Ages 8-14)
Willows Run Junior Golf Camps are a fun and engaging experience offering instruction of key fundamentals.  Campers will learn about grip, stance, posture, the full swing, putting, chipping and etiquette.  The environment keeps campers engaged through numerous games along with real on-course experiences at Heron Links and Rainbow Run.  Campers are divided in smaller groups by age and skill level maintaining a maximum ratio of 5 students to instructor.
  • Register Online
  • Duration: Four 3-hour sessions (Monday - Thursday)
  • Cost: $249 per camper.
  • Club Rental: $40
Willows Run Junior Camps are now extended to the Fall Season!!

Junior Golf Level 1 + 2 - Fall Session
Junior Camps are a fun and engaging experience designed for youths who are new to the game or have limited experience and desire to learn about the fundamentals of a good grip, posture, full swing, chipping, putting, and etiquette.  The environment keeps them engaged through numerous games and daily play on either Herons Links and Rainbow Run.

Junior Golf Level 1 (Ages 6-8) - Fall Session
  • Duration: Two 2-hour sessions (Monday – Tuesday from 2:30-5:30 pm).
  • You choose the dates and times you are coming for 4 hours of instruction from the dates and times available
  • Cost: $100 per camper.  Club rental additional $20.
  • REGISTER ONLINE
Junior Golf Level 2 (Ages 8-14) - Fall Session
  • Duration: Three 2-hour sessions (Monday – Wednesday from 2:30-5:30 pm).
  • You choose the dates and times you are coming for 6 hours of instruction from the dates and times available
  • Cost: $200 per camper.  Club rental additional $35.
  • REGISTER ONLINE

 
Junior Youth Academy (Ages 8-14) - Fall Session
The Junior Youth Academy is a fun and engaging league format designed for youths who already play the game of golf, have experience with full swing, chipping, putting, and would like to improve all aspects of their game. Format is split between instruction and applying these techniques to the course with actual play on the Par-3 and regular courses.
  • Register Online
  • Three 2-hour sessions (On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, or Sundays)
  •  You choose the day and times you are coming for 6 hours of instruction or play in the dates and times available
  • Cost: $200 per student. Club Rental additional $35.00
Junior League (Ages 9-12)​​​​​​
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  • Tuesday Evening Play Leagues from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Short warm up clinic, before tee times. Ages - 9 - 12 will play Heron. 
  • Each Session runs 4 weeks. Cost is $120.00 for ages 9-12
Teen League (Ages 13-17)​​​​​​
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  • Tuesday Evening Play Leagues from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Short warm up clinic, before tee times. Ages 13-17 will play Coyote Creek. 
  • Each Session runs 4 weeks. Cost is $160 for ages 13-17
Our instructors have many years of experience coaching and instructing young golfers at the high school level on how to prepare and play their best.  Prices and duration will vary depending on the type of instruction needed.  Click on the <Register> button above to be contacted and set up your custom camp.
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  • Series of 5 = $400. 
  • Please contact Pam Politi at pam.politi@willowsrun.com to setup your custom camp.
Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • Register Online
  • Duration: 30 minute session
  • One-time: $45 per person
Learning golf is fun for the whole family!  Our instructors have many years of experience coaching and instructing juniors and adults on how to improve their golf game and play their best.  Minimum of 4 players for the group.
  • Register Online
  • Duration: 4 - 1-hour sessions
  • Cost: $145 per adult / $30 for kids 14 or younger
Beginner Clinics -  Fall Sessions 2020
THIS CLASS IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE ADULTS TO THE GAME OF GOLF.  THE FOCUS WILL BE ON DEVELOPING SOUND FUNDAMENTALS REGARDING THE FULL SWING, CHIPPING, PITCHING, PUTTING, ETIQUETTE AND RULES OF THE GAME.  FOR BEGINNERS ONLY
  • Duration: 1 Hour Sessions for 4 weeks

  • Sessions are held on Tuesday or Thursday Evenings

  • Cost: $145 per Student

  • 6 Students per Instructor

  • REGISTER ONLINE
     

 Women Only Clinic - Fall Series 2020
THIS CLASS IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE ADULTS TO THE GAME OF GOLF.  THE FOCUS WILL BE ON DEVELOPING SOUND FUNDAMENTALS REGARDING THE FULL SWING, CHIPPING, PITCHING, PUTTING, ETIQUETTE AND RULES OF THE GAME. 
  • Duration: 1 Hour Sessions for 4 weeks

  • Sessions are held on Monday or Wednesday Evenings

  • Cost: $145 per Student

  • 6 Students per Instructor

  • REGISTER ONLINE


Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Men/Ladies Combined)
Designed for entry and mid-level players, this four-week group clinic focuses on the core fundamentals critical for successful golf.  Includes putting, chipping to the green, and full-swing practice with irons, hybrids, and drivers.  Note: This clinic is for adults and open to both men and ladies.Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Ladies-Only)
Designed for entry and mid-level players, this four-week group clinic focuses on the core fundamentals critical for successful golf.  Includes putting, chipping to the green, and full-swing practice with irons, hybrids, and drivers.  Note: This clinic is for adult ladies only.Short Game Clinics
Sharpening up your short game is the best way to lower your golf scores.  Includes both putting and chipping instruction.  For putting, this clinic is designed to improve putting accuracy, reading greens, and better alignment.  For chipping, we’ll cover proper posture, grip, and alignment as well as tips for hitting shots for different situations (lower-longer or higher-shorter, etc.).
  • Contact Pam Politi at pam.politi@willowsrun.com
  • Duration: 90-mins
  • Cost: $99 per student
Group or Corporate Lessons
Willows Run is happy to design a custom lesson package or clinic that will be perfect for your next group or corporate event.  Please click on the <Register Now> to download and fill out the Event Inquiry form.   Contact Pam Politi at pam.politi@willowsrun.com if you have any questions.
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Course Play Primer
Have a corporate event or tournament coming up?  Our instructors are happy to help players of all skill levels enjoy your special day.  We’ll meet with your group prior to the event at the practice facilities to go over short game and swing basics.  Prices and duration will vary depending on the type of instruction needed.  Click on the <Register Now> button below to be contacted and set up your custom plan.
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Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Men/Ladies Combined)
Designed for entry and mid-level players, this four-week group clinic focuses on the core fundamentals critical for successful golf.  Includes putting, chipping to the green, and full-swing practice with irons, hybrids, and drivers.  Note: This clinic is for adults and open to both men and ladies.
  • Register Online
  • Duration: 1-hour session per week for 4 weeks.
  • Cost: $145 per student.

Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Ladies-Only)
Designed for entry and mid-level players, this four-week group clinic focuses on the core fundamentals critical for successful golf.  Includes putting, chipping to the green, and full-swing practice with irons, hybrids, and drivers.  Note: This clinic is for adult ladies only.
  • Register Online- Lunchtime or Evening
  • Duration: 1-hour session per week for 4 weeks.
  • Cost: $145 per student.
Golf Fundamentals: “The Next Step
Ideally suited for those that have completed the Golf Fundamentals Clinic one or more times, this five-week session takes your game to the next level by building on the fundamentals of putting, chipping, and full-swing and putting them to the test with actual on-course experience.  Sessions will be split between the instruction areas (short-game, driving range) and applying these techniques on the golf course at Herons Links.  Students will learn golf etiquette and golf rules that will prepare themselves for their next experience out on the course.
  • Register Online
  • Duration: 90-min sessions per week for 5 weeks.
  • Cost: $175 per student.
Short Game Clinics
Sharpening up your short game is the best way to lower your golf scores.  Includes both putting and chipping instruction.  For putting, this clinic is designed to improve putting accuracy, reading greens, and better alignment.  For chipping, we cover proper posture, grip, and alignment as well as tips for hitting shots for different situations (lower-longer or higher-shorter).
  • Register Online
  • Duration: 90-min session (one time).
  • Cost: $99 per student.
Group or Corporate Lessons
Willows Run is happy to design a custom lesson package or clinic that will be perfect for your next group or corporate event.  Please click on the <Register Now> to download and fill out the Event Inquiry form.   Contact Pam Politi at pam.politi@willowsrun.com if you have any questions.
  • Register Now
Private Lessons - Register Online
Our instructors have many years of experience coaching and instructing juniors and adults on how to improve their golf game and play their best.  Willows Run offers a variety of packages that will suit your individual or group instruction needs.   Please see the “Private Lessons” section below to register.

Meet the Instructors at Willows Run:


Pam Politi -  Director of Instruction – Pam began her teaching and professional career in 1987 and has taught golf in Colorado, California and Washington. She has been in the Seattle area since 1997 and has worked at Druids Glen, the Plateau Club and Willows Run. Pam was the head golf coach at Skyline High School from 1998 – 2002.  In 2000 the team she coached had an undefeated season, with several players making it to state.  Pam has been working with juniors and players of all abilities at Willows Run and enjoys improving peoples’ golf skills. US Kids Golf and Postive Coaching Alliance Certified Coach.


Davie Hendrix - PGA Certified Professional – Davie has been a member of the PGA of America since 1994. He was a teaching professional at Tall Chief Golf Course in Fall City Washington from 1993 – 1997. Davie has been teaching at Willows Run since 1997 and has served as the Junior Golf Coordinator since 1998.  Davie has been a High Schools Golf Coach at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle and worked with hundreds of junior and adult golfers. US Kids Golf and Positve Coaching Alliance Certified Coach.

 

If you have any questions about any of our instruction programs, please email Pam at pam.politi@willowsrun.com or call 425-885-5476.