Hazeltine Prepares to Host the 2024 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
As soon as the final putt fell and the curtain dropped at the 2023 United States Amateur...
Whether it’s your first time swinging a club or you are serious about improving your game, our year-round teaching facility with Minnesota’s top golf instructors is the perfect place to develop. Our mission is to create a passion and love for the game of golf. We create that experience through training programs, golf clinics, private lessons, playing, and a friendly atmosphere that fosters learning and excitement about the game of golf.
Open year round, the Learning Center is perfect for instruction when golf can't be played at the Outdoor Practice Facility. The Learning Center includes a private instruction area – the Ping Performance Studio – featuring technology for complete swing analysis. The Studio is reserved for professional club fittings and expert golf instruction.
The Learning Center also has two golf simulators, contoured putting green and lounge area – perfect to enjoy at your leisure.
Director of Instruction Mike Barge is a 2-time Minnesota PGA Teacher of the Year and has appeared on Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Minnesota list 6 times. He has played in 5 Senior Major Golf championships (2 Senior PGA Championships and 3 US Senior Opens) and is also the 2006 MN State Open champion and 2005 MN Senior State Open champion. Mike also played college golf at Southern Methodist University where he was a teammate of the late Payne Stewart, the 1999 U.S. Open Champion.
However, Mike takes as much pride in his teaching as he does his playing. It's that mindset that helped earn him a place in the Minnesota (2019) and North Dakota (2012) Golf Hall of Fame. Golf instruction is a "family business" for Mike. His Mom is also a member of the North Dakota Golf Hall of Fame where she was an instructor and the women's golf coach at North Dakota State University.
From instructing juniors and adults to The Hazeltine Experience, there are many opportunities to learn from one of the best.
Our instructional programs are centered on three elements: enjoyment, learning, and improved performance. With all programs, our objective is you leave each session with a “road map to success” – to play better golf and have more fun. Personalized instruction is offered year round. Please call 952-556-5401 to schedule your lesson.
Our golf staff are experts in fitting Titleist, Ping, Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, and Taylor Made clubs. All club fittings include a pre-fitting player questionnaire, warm up session, player interview, and current club evaluation. Please call 952-556-5401 to schedule a fitting.
Players expand their golf skills by receiving instruction that allows them to practice, develop, and use techniques with the help of experienced golfers and instructors. Registration is open to members and non-members alike. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your youngsters to the game.