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Welcome to The Ridge Golf Academy

We know what you're thinking....

Golf would be a great life-long sport to play with your family and friends, but is intimidating, looks too hard to learn, and to be honest, you just don't want to embarrass yourself.

Our trained and caring golf professionals understand your fears and concerns which is why we created the Operation 36 New Golfer Boot Camp. This one day, 4 Hour Program is designed to be the #1 learning experience for beginner golfers who are just starting their journey.

Let our caring team guide you through your first 9 holes and take you from an apprehensive newbie, & turn you into a confident golfer who can play with anyone!

  • Open to Golfers of All Levels
  • Gain Golf Knowledge, Skills & On-Course Training
  • No Equipment Required (Don’t Buy A Thing!)
  • Golf Progress Tracking Mobile App Access
  • Open to Adults & Juniors

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Operation 36 Golf

Private Lesson Rates

Adult Senior Junior
30 Min - PGA Professional $60 $50 $40
30 Min - Teaching Professional $50 $40 $30
1 Hour - PGA Professional $100 $80 $60
1 Hour - Teaching Professional $80 $70 $50
Series of (3) 1 Hour - PGA Professional $275 $225 $175
Series of (3) 1 Hour - Teaching Professional $225 $175 $125
Series of (6) 1 Hour - PGA Professional $500 $400 $300
Series of (6) 1 Hour - Teaching Professional $400 $300 $200
Meet the Staff
Shawn Kelly, PGA Head Golf Professional

Shawn Kelly has been a PGA Professional since 1993. A graduate of San Jose State University, Kelly has been teaching in the Sacramento/Auburn area for over 25 years. Kelly is a six-time NCPGA Player of the Year and has played in many PGA Tour events including the 1996 US Open and three PGA Championships. Kelly also represented the United States on the victorious 2000 PGA Cup Team that competed in Wales.

Additionally, Kelly has instructed thousands of people on his Basic and Balance approach to the game, and has coached many juniors who have gone on to receive college scholarships. Kelly’s teaching philosophy focuses on playing the game and how to be consistent on the course. Students will learn the fundamentals of the golf swing and how to use them for lower scores. Kelly prides himself on always working with the student’s natural capabilities to improve and understand their swing.

Contact Shawn | skelly@ridgegc.com | 530.888.7888 ext 639
3 Hole On-Course Playing Lesson
Play a Par 3, Par 4 and a Par 5 with an Instructor. This lessons will involve discussing course management and consistency.

  • Single: $120 Per Player
  • Group: $30 Extra Per Player
Call to schedule your next lesson at 530.888.7888 ext 2
Practice Facility
Be sure to visit our practice facility just before you play and consider allowing a little extra time to warm up before you take on our beautiful course.

Thanks to the exciting challenges put into place by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. – you will want your drives to be strong and accurate. You will be faced with several uphill fairways that will challenge you on the tee box. So be sure to start out at our driving range to practice those wedge shots and work your way up through the clubs in your bag for about 15 minutes.

We have 25 stations for golfers on our driving range that include target greens to improve your aim. Finish your range session by “playing” the first few holes by imagining the first fairway and hitting a drive; then pretend you’re hitting your approach shot to the first green, and so forth. You’ll want to work on chipping and your sand shots at our separate green set aside for short-game work.

We also have a putting surface where you can get the feel of our greens before your arrive at your very first hole.
Driving Range
The driving range at The Ridge is a great place to practice or warm up before your round. We offer 25 stations and 5 target greens from 75 to 275 yards. The range is open from sunrise to one hour before sunset. NOTE: Every Monday morning until 9am, our driving range is closed for weekly maintenance.

We offer hitting mats Monday through Wednesday and grass tees Thursday through Sunday, weather permitting. Additionally, we offer a sand bunker to practice your sand game and allow chipping on any of our practice greens.

Range balls cost $5 for a half basket of 50 balls, $8 for a full basket of 100 balls and $11 for 150 balls. We also offer an annual range pass for unlimited use of the range for $499.99. A range pass is the ideal purchase for beginning golfers who want to practice regularly.
Putting Green
The Ridge offers two practice putting greens that resemble the greens on the course to give you a great warm up session before you play. Their undulations and speed will give you a realistic feel of the greens to prepare you for a great game. Additionally, we allow chipping on our greens, please just repair any ball marks.

The greens possess a creeping bent grass surface – one of the best putting surfaces in the game of golf. They are smooth and true and will challenge any putting stroke.

Our putting greens are open daily from sunrise to sunset and there is no charge for using them.
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