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.
For Beginning Golfers - new to the game or infrequent golfer:

Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Men/Ladies Combined) – (Register Now)
  • 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.
  • Duration: 1-hour session per week for 4 weeks.
  • Cost: $145 per student.
Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Ladies-Only) – (Register Now)
  • 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.
  • Duration: 1-hour session per week for 4 weeks.
  • Cost: $145 per student.
Short Game Clinics – (Register Now)
  • 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.).
  • Duration: 90-min session (one time).
  • Cost: $99 per student.
Group or Corporate Lessons – (Register Now)
  • 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.
Course Play Primer – (Register Now)
  • 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> button above to be contacted and set up your custom plan.

For Intermediate Golfers – Some experience with golf already and desire more consistency:

Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Men/Ladies Combined) – (Register Now)
  • 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.
  • Duration: 1-hour session per week for 4 weeks.
  • Cost: $145 per student.
Golf Fundamentals Clinics: (Ladies-Only) – (Register Now)
  • 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.
  • Duration: 1-hour session per week for 4 weeks.
  • Cost: $145 per student.
Golf Fundamentals: “The Next Step” – (Register Now)
  • 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.
  • Duration: 90-min sessions per week for 5 weeks.
  • Cost: $175 per student.
Short Game Clinics – (Register Now)
  • 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).
  • Duration: 90-min session (one time).
  • Cost: $99 per student.
Group or Corporate Lessons – (Register Now)
  • 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.

For Advanced Golfers – Have an established game and wish to fine-tune skills:

Private Lessons – (Register Now)
  • 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.

For Junior Golfers – Ages 6 through 14:

Junior Golf Camps – Ages 6-8 – (Register Now)
  • 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 6 students to 1 instructor. 
  • Duration: Three 2-hour sessions (on Mon, Weds, and Friday)
  • Cost: $99 per camper.
Junior Golf Camps – Ages 8-14 – (Register Now)
  • 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 6 students to 1 instructor.
  • Duration: Four 3-hour sessions (Monday - Thursday)
  • Cost: $249 per camper.
High School Golf Camps – Ages 14+ – (Register Now)
  • 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.

Private Lessons:
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 Now)
  • Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • One-time: 1-hour session for $100.
  • Series: Five 1-hour sessions for $450.
Two-person Lessons (1-hour) – (Register Now)
  • Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • One-time: 1-hour session for $120.
  • Series: Five 1-hour sessions for $550.
Three-person Lessons (1-hour) – (Register Now)
  • Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • One-time: 1-hour session for $140.
  • Series: Five 1-hour sessions for $600.
Winter Lesson Program – (Register Now)
  • 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, 2019 and March 31st, 2020.  Please indicate if you have a preference to see either Pam Politi or Davie Hendrix.
  • Duration: Ten 1-hour sessions.
  • Cost: $750 per student.

Meet the Instructors:


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.



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.


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