Let’s face it, golf is hard to learn by yourself. Everyone (including PGA Tour Pros) benefit from another “pair of eyes” watching them so that they can accelerate the learning process. That’s just what you’ll find here at Elk Grove’s Emerald Lakes Golf Course. Lead by PGA Head Golf Professional Nelson Hirst, a PGA Member for 35 years, lessons programs are focused on how to get you to play better golf. Period. No complicated golf lingo, no crazy gadgets, just practical advice from professionals who get results.
Under the shadow of a 300 year old heritage oak tree, lessons are conducted in a relaxed setting. For information on lesson rates, please see our “rates menu.”
Nelson Hirst, PGA Head Professional
- Class A member of the PGA of America for 35 years.
- Head Golf Professional at Emerald Lakes for 17 years.
- Winner of 21 Professional golf tournaments.
- Former Golf Instructor for the Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament and Golf Instructor at the Arnold Palmer Golf Acadamy.
- Captain and Most Valuable Player on the U.C Davis Varsity Golf Team.
- Resides in Davis CA. with wife of more than 35 years, Terri. Two sons Darren and Daniel.