Golf Instruction

Elevate Your Game

Whether you are new to golf, wish to fine-tune your swing mechanics, or want to enhance your shot-making and strategic skills, Painted Desert Golf Club has an instructional program for you. We offer a wide spectrum of instructional options for golfers of all ages and abilities led by top PGA teaching professionals, including private instruction, golf clinics, group lessons, and on-course instruction - all designed to help each student achieve his or her personal goals and objectives.

In addition to classes and lessons for adults, we offer a comprehensive junior golf program for young members ages 5-17. In addition to teaching golf fundamentals and strategy in a fun, engaging environment, junior golf lessons and camps help students understand golf rules and etiquette, build character, learn good sportsmanship, and benefit from the many positive life skills the game teaches. Juniors can also enjoy discounted rates when playing with a paid adult.

To learn more about golf instruction or junior golf programs at Painted Desert Golf Club, please call (702) 645-2570. Our lead Golf Instructor is Jim Gronnebek, pictured below, a certified teaching instructor for 19 years at Painted Desert.  According to Jim, "I love teaching golf.  The more I teach the more I learn and the more I benefit golf students.  I will be doing this for the rest of my life. I enjoy every minute of it".  Jim can be reached directly at: 702-340-4465 or by email at




Tim Skophammer is a PGA Teaching Professional also at Painted Desert Golf Club.  Tim has given over 35,000 lessons.  Tim was the PGA Teacher of the Year in the Inland Chapter of Southern California.  He is a Master Club fitter and a 4 time winner of club fitter of the year with the PGA. Tim is a PGA Junior League coach and a Southern Nevada Golf Asociation Junior coach. Tim has custom instruction programs along with golf schools available.  Tim's philosophy is to provide a complete golf education with swing knowledge, short game advice, the mental approach along with fitness and club fitting.  Clients can design their own program that fits their budget and schedule.  Tim can be reached directly at 909-725-3414.  Or by email at: