The Incline Village Golf Academy, headquartered at the Incline Village Championship Course, is a cooperative approach to golf instruction that offers a wide range of private and semi-private lesson options, golf clinics, junior golf programs and custom club fitting services. Video analysis and FlightScope technology is available for all lessons. 

Our instruction philosophy is to teach each student how to shape their individual swing to produce the ball flight they desire. By learning how to correctly improve the shape of your swing, you will be able to produce a more consistent ball flight, increasing your enjoyment of the game and lowering your score. 

Golf instruction is available on all areas of the game, including full swing, pitching, chipping and putting, as well as on-course playing lessons. Lessons and clinics that use the practice areas include practice balls and clubs are available upon request.

PGA Professional Instruction

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Neil Gunn, PGA: Teaching Professional 

Neil Gunn comes to Incline Village as a Lead Golf Instructor from TPC Sawgrass and World Golf Village in Saint Augustine, Florida, where he has been employed with the PGA Tour Academy since 2003. Prior to that, he was the Lead Golf School Instructor for the PGA of America at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida. During his time at both facilities Neil has worked with several Top-100 Teachers in America, drawing from their vast knowledge and experience to perfect his instruction methods. Read more...

2019 Private & Semi-Private Lessons with Neil: Book online, call the Golf Shop at 775-832-1146, or contact Neil at or 904-738-6400 (cell - call or text). Lesson rates apply to lessons of 1-3 players focused on a specific topic.

  • 1 Hour Lesson: $120 ($115 w/IVGID Pass)
  • Three (3) 1-Hour Lesson Package: $350 ($325 w/IVGID Pass)
  • Short Game Series: $375 (4 hours total - 1 hour each of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker instruction)
  • Playing Lessons: $115 for 1 hour, $200 for 2 hours (offered after 5pm for one or two people)
  • Elite Coaching Program: For golfers ages 18 and under. Contact Neil for details.


Darren Howard, PGA

Darren Howard has been a Class A PGA Professional since 1991 and is the Director of Golf & Community Services for the Incline Village Golf Courses. Click here to read more about Darren...

  • Instruction rate: $120 per hour

Kyle Thornburg, PGA

Kyle Thornburg received his Class A PGA Membership in 2015 and serves as the Head Golf Professional for the Incline Village Championship Golf Course. Click here to read more about Kyle...

  • Instruction rate: $110 per hour

Ashley Wood, PGA

Ashley Wood was born and raised in Incline Village and is both a Class A PGA Professional and a certified fitness professional. She serves as the Head Golf Professional for the Incline Village Mountain Golf Course. Click here to read more about Ashley...

  • Instruction rate: $110 per hour

Rob Bruce, PGA

Rob Bruce serves as the First Assistant Golf Professional at the Incline Village Championship Golf Course and has been a PGA Class A Professional since 2012.

  • Instruction rate: $110 per hour

Book a Lesson

Please call 775-832-1146 to book a golf lesson with any of our instructors,

2019 Clinics & Junior Golf

Visit the Clinics & Specials Page for details, pricing and registration.  

  • Get Golf Ready Program - Are you new to golf or returning after many years? Get Golf Ready is a series designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. View details and schedules on the Clinics & Specials page
  • Custom Clinic Series - Create your own clinic with a group or friends, coworkers, etc. 
  • Junior Golf Instruction - Contact the golf shop for rates and information.

Golf Club Fitting - Putter, Wedges, Irons or Woods      

  • $50 per hour with a $300 club purchase from the Incline Village Golf Shops. Purchase/order must be made within 3 days of club fitting. 
  • $115 per hour without purchase 

Call the Championship Course Pro Shop at 775-832-1146 to inquire about club fitting.