Phoenix Golf Lessons: Meet the Hilton Golf Academy Instructors
The Hilton Golf Academy at Phoenix Lookout Mountain has top tier instructors that are ready to get your game on par with the pros.
JC Wright, PGA | Golf Director
- Born and raised in Rosebud, South Dakota
- Elected to PGA Membership in 2009
- 15 Plus Years of Golf Course Management Experience
- SDGA Golf Academy Graduate 2002
- 10 Plus Years of Teaching Experience
- 2013 Graduate of Troon Golf LEADer Program
- Adult Lesson $50 for 30 minutes; $80 for 60 Minutes
- Adult Series 3/30 minute lessons for $125; 5/30 minute lessons for $199
- Junior $40 for 30 minutes; series of 3/30 minute lessons for $99
Michael Hopper, PGA I Assistant Golf Professional
- Born Denver, Colorado
- 2008 Graduate of Arizona State Professional Golf Management Program
- 2008 Elected to PGA Membership
- 6 Years Teaching Experience
- Instructor For Hilton Golf Academy for five years.
- 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Southwest Section PGA Player of the Year
- National Assistant Pro Championship Participant (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Four time Professional National Championship participant (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
- 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open participant
- Adult Lesson: $50 for 30 minutes; $80 for 60 minutes
- Junior Lesson: $35 for 30 minutes/ $60 for 60 minutes
Jeff Allen, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
- Originally from Chicago, Illinois - Graduate of St. Norbert College (1984)
- Class "A" PGA Professional since 2005
- Received PGA Certified Professional in Teaching and Coaching in 2010
- 19+ years of Teaching Experience
- Instructor at Glenwoodie Golf Course in Glenwood, IL (1999-2005); Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, AZ (2006-2011)
- The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls, WI (2011); Mid-Vallee Golf Course in De Pere, WI (2012)
- Last five seasons at Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot, WI
- Teaching philosophy: Every player is a "work-in-progress" and can always improve with proper instruction and work.
- Adult Lesson: $45 for 30 minutes; $75 for 60 minutes
- Adults Series: 3/30 minutes $105; 5/30 minutes for $150
- Junior Lesson: $30 for 30 minutes/ Series of 3/30 minutes $75
Learn from the best
Whether you are staying with us at a Pointe Hilton Resort or are an Arizona local brushing up your game at one of the best courses in the valley, the Phoenix Golf Academy has a package perfect for you.
Enjoy brief group lessons followed by a full 18 holes of golf with your instructor in the afternoon. The Daily requires a minimum sign up two students.
The CEO package features a private class where you receive the utmost personalized attention and instruction.