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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

PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook takes three-shot lead into final round of The RSM Classic

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Austin Cook shoots third-round 66 and extends his lead to three shots with one round to play at the RSM Classic.

Michelle Wie is part of a four-way tie for the lead at LPGA CME Group Tour Championship

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Michelle Wie is part of a four-way tie for the lead at LPGA CME Group Tour Championship

Webb Simpson withdraws from RSM Classic to be with his dad in 'his last days'

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Webb Simpson withdraws from The RSM Classic, explaining on social media that he did it to be with his dad in "his last days"

Kim Kaufman had mono, fell going down stairs before the CME Group Tour Championship, now tied for lead

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Kim Kaufman had mono, fell going down stairs before the LPGA CME Tour Championship, now tied for lead

Texas Tech's kicker is having a rough day

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Texas Tech's kicker is having a rough day

Will Grier's finger is NOT supposed to go that way

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Will Grier's finger is NOT supposed to go that way

Apparently, Lonzo Ball is a big baller, but NOT a big brawler (And now he's getting roasted. Again.)

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Apparently, Lonzo Ball is a big baller, but NOT a big brawler (And now he's getting roasted. Again.)

This incredibly nimble high school wrestling ref is better at his job than anyone else is at anything

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

This incredibly nimble high school wrestling ref is better at his job than anyone else is at anything

Dramatic Sunday finish awaits as Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood are in the hunt for the Race to Dubai title

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Justin Rose takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour's final event, giving him the edge to pass Tommy Fleetwood and win the Race to Dubai

Tiger Woods comeback: The latest news and talk surrounding Tiger Woods' latest return to competitive golf

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Tiger Woods comeback: The latest news and talk surrounding Tiger Woods' latest return to competitive golf

LPGA Q school getting a makeover, will conclude with 144-hole Q Series

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

LPGA Q School will have a new format in 2019, where the final stage puts more value on long-term play.

Brian Gay posts second-round 64, one back of leader Austin Cook at the RSM Classic

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Brian Gay heads to the weekend one shot off the lead and in search of his fifth PGA Tour victory.

LPGA rookie of the year Sung Hyun Park leads LPGA CME Tour Championship, two other rookies contending

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Three rookies from three different countries are T-4 or better heading into the weekend at the LPGA CME Tour Championship

Tiger Woods comeback: A stats-related countdown to Tiger Woods' return at the Hero World Challenge

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Tiger Woods comeback: A stats-related countdown to Tiger Woods' return at the Hero World Challenge

A speed learner's quest to master chess in one month and take on World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is fascinating

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

A speed learner's quest to master chess in one month and take on World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is fascinating

It's college football cupcake week, which means one thing -- chaos

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

It's college football cupcake week, which means one thing -- chaos

The seven people you see the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, aka "Black Wednesday"

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

"Black Wednesday" attracts a wide, but reliable assortment of characters who you will likely run into— and in some cases hope to avoid—over the course of the evening.

If online college is set to be the norm, here's what your student of the future will be missing

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

If online college is set to be the norm, here's what your student of the future will be missing

Euro pros try to hit 2-yard fairway to delightful results

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Euro pros try to hit 2-yard fairway to delightful results

Jordan Clarkson's diet is an inspiration to us all

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Jordan Clarkson's diet is an inspiration to us all

How to tell if you're driving behind one of Tesla's self-driving robot trucks

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

How to tell if you're driving behind one of Tesla's self-driving robot trucks

Ben Roethlisberger's new audible call is music to one beer company's ears

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Ben Roethlisberger's new audible call is music to one beer company's ears

This new robot can do backflips and is probably mankind’s reckoning

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Meet Atlas, the incredible (and terrifyingly agile) new robot from Boston Dynamics.

Only the Chargers could mess up a military salute

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Only the Chargers could mess up a military salute

U.S. Mid-Amateur champ gets cool, emotional welcome home at the airport

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

U.S. Mid-Amateur champ gets cool, emotional welcome home at the airport

Defending champ Matthew Fitzpatrick takes one-shot lead at Euro Tour finale

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Defending champ Matthew Fitzpatrick takes one-shot lead at Euro Tour finale

Luke Donald feeling good after being admitted to hospital with chest pains prior to first round of RSM Classic

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Luke Donald says he's feeling good after withdrawing from the RSM Classic due to chest pains, which caused him to go to the hospital for seven hours of testing

Chris Kirk's rides hot putter to first-round 63 at the RSM Classic

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Chris Kirk posts first-round 63, highlighted by an eagle at the par-5 18th to take a one shot lead at the RSM Classic.

Heroics on the 18th put Lydia Ko one back at CME Group Tour Championship

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Lydia Ko holes out on the 18th to finish the first round of the LGPA CME Tour Championship one back of the leaders

Who is Sarah Jane Smith and how is she tied for the lead at the CME Group Tour Championship?

18 Nov 2017 22:20:55 Z

Journeywoman Sarah Jane Smith of Australia continues her breakthrough play, is tied for lead at the LPGA CME Tour Championship