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Timber Creek Golf Academy
7050 Del Webb Blvd

Roseville, CA 95747
tel: 916-774-3851
email:  derekz@scrca.org

 

Welcome To Timber Creek Golf Academy

Rome, as they say, was not built in a day.  Neither – ever – was a solid golf game!  That's why we're dedicated to you learning the game the proper way, with the only golf academy of its kind in the Sacramento area.
Our Golfer Development Academy is changing the culture of golf instruction.  Our goal is to help you discover your individual game without boundaries or parameters.  We will take each golfer from the putting green to the tees with one coach per four attendees, providing personal attention in all areas.
Each day will consist of four hours of education ranging from video analysis, mind-body connection, to on-course experience.  Your day will be accented with a mouth-watering lunch specially designed by our Executive Chef.

Step just outside our clubhouse and you'll find everything you need to improve your game. Our three-tiered, thirty-station grass tees open onto a hitting area ripe with target greens. There's also a huge practice green complete with a bunker for you to hone your short game. On the far end of the range lie the lesson tees where our four golf professionals will help to develop all aspects of your game.
If your game needs work, here's the place to find help. Be sure to explore all the possibilities of improving your game. Have more fun, lower your scores, or raise awareness in any area of your game.
Golf Pro Derek Zachman teaches awareness rather than concepts: "I give you concepts and then you're going to experience those concepts. We're going to find out what way works for you - not how the book says you should do it. I'd rather not fill you up with information, but bring out of you a swing that's already there!"
All of our instructors are consistent with coaching philosophies along with a variety of preferences and a flexible platform.

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