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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.

Recent Golf News

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Golf Digest No. 1 Butch Harmon might be more connected throughout the game than anyone. Here's proof.

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

You can stop practicing now (no, seriously)

Justin Thomas stumbles, allowing Luke List to grab Day 2 lead at CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Luke List shot a bogey-free 67 to grab the halfway lead at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges as Day 1 leader Justin Thomas shot a 74 but remains only two back

"Fake" Klay Thompson was so convincing that he got into the players' parking lot at Golden State's opener

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

"Fake" Klay Thompson was so convincing that he got into the players' parking lot at Golden State's opener

The latest stat that shows just how impressive the start of Justin Thomas' career has been

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Justin Thomas shot a 63 in the first round of the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, the ninth round of 63 or lower already in his nascent PGA Tour career

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

This week's PGA Tour event in South Korea is offering the most unique hole-in-one prize we've ever seen

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz are colleagues now, but as this hilarious video proves, the rivalry still runs deep.

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

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Justin Thomas takes playful dig at Kevin Kisner and Georgia fans ahead of potential Alabama matchup

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Justin Thomas takes playful dig at Kevin Kisner and Georgia fans ahead of potential Alabama matchup

The latest beer pong and golf fusion is a putting game that looks pretty awesome

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

The latest beer pong and golf fusion is a putting game that looks pretty awesome

Jon Rahm returns to European Tour stop in Spain 10 years after getting a shirt full of autographs

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Jon Rahm returns to European Tour stop in Spain 10 years after getting a shirt full of autographs as a kid

Matthew McConaughey talking to the Texas basketball team is the kick in the ass we all need

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

The Oscar-winning actor dropped by to give the Longhorns a piece of his mind.

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon continues to hilariously quote Talladega Nights in postgame press conferences

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon continues to hilariously quote Talladega Nights in postgame press conferences

Modern Teaching Spreads The Message With Science And Tech

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

The members of Golf Digest's newest 50 Best Teachers list are building their reputations and profiles in different and less-traditional ways

7 airtight excuses to get out of work and go play golf

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Golf is a game of honor and integrity. But let's face it, sometimes in order to play this great game of honor and integrity, you need to be less than honest. What does one do when it's 80 degrees and sunny and you've just been asked to be a fourth? Here are seven airtight excuses

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

The best of the best, as voted by their peers

Justin Thomas opens with 63, takes three-shot lead in the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

2017 PGA Tour player of the year Justin Thomas returned to his late-season form with a first-round nine-under 63 in South Korea.

Good news, everybody, alligators are eating the sharks

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Good news, everybody, alligators are eating the sharks

Sung Hyun Park locked up top-rookie honors so early it took the LPGA three days to announce it actually happened

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

There are still five events on the LPGA 2017 schedule, but Sung Hyun Park has already mathematically clinched the tour's rookie of the year honor

After nearly six decades, the PGA Tour returns to Kentucky with move of the Barbasol Championship

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

The PGA Tour is bringing the Barbasol Championship to Kentucky, the first time the state will have hosted a regular-season tournament in nearly six decades

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

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Will Tiger Woods win in 2018? Will he play in the Ryder Cup? The Tiger prop bet market starts to crank up again

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Will Tiger Woods win in 2018? Will he play in the Ryder Cup? The Tiger prop bet market starts to crank up again

Playing JFK's go-to golf course is as cool as you'd think

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

A rare visit to where the Kennedys tee it up.

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20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

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K.J. Choi might be the Frank Sinatra of South Korea

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

K.J. Choi might be the Frank Sinatra of South Korea

Nissan designed a supercar that can be driven with a Playstation controller

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

To celebrate the release of 'Gran Turismo Sport', Nissan built a supercar that can be driven with a Playstation controller.

John Smoltz once played 73 top-100 golf courses during one season with the Atlanta Braves

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

John Smoltz once played 73 top-100 golf courses during one season with the Atlanta Braves

You'll never guess why this week's PGA Tour Latinoamerica event is getting shortened to 54 holes

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

You'll never guess the reason why this week's PGA Tour Latinoamerica event is getting shortened to 54 holes

Idiot saws off Ken Griffey Jr. statue's bat, statue still goes 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs

20 Oct 2017 06:21:23 Z

Someone vandalized Ken Griffey Jr.'s Safeco Field statue in Seattle on Tuesday night by sawing off it's bat.