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Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Phoenix Golf Lessons: Meet the Hilton Golf Academy Instructors

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

Step Up Your Game at the Hilton Golf Academy

The Hilton Golf Academy is ideal for a golf enthusiast looking to improve every aspect of their game, whether staying with us at a Pointe Hilton Resort or visiting as an Arizona local. We offer packages tailored perfectly to your desired area of improvement. Hilton Golf Academy packages include:

The Daily

The Daily is ideal for those with only one open day. Enjoy brief group lessons followed by a full 18 holes of golf in the afternoon. The Daily requires a minimum sign up two students.

  • 1 day of golf school

For more information, call 602-866-7500 and ask for the golf shop.


Sign up for 1 day of personalized Golf School as The CEO. This ultra-exclusive package is a private class where you receive the utmost personalized attention and instruction.

  • 1 day of personalized golf school

For more information, call 602-866-7500 and ask for the golf shop.
To make tee-time and Hilton Golf Academy reservations, please call the Lookout Mountain Golf Shop at 1-602-866-7500.