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Not up to par on your golf game? Don’t get tee’d off. Instead, shake off your winter rust with golf lessons. From beginner to seasoned veteran, there’s a lesson format to help you achieve that hole-in-one.


June 2008

Western Lakes Golf Club

Address: N1963 Oakton Road, Pewaukee
Contact: (262) 691-0900;

Beginner lessons: Three individual 30-minute lessons for $180

Long-term lessons: For $1,450, 18 private 30-minute lessons with 18 hours of computer practice, three 18-hole playing lessons, one lesson designated for goal establishment, equipment evaluation and personalized record keeping

Quick lessons: 30-minute individual lessons for $75

Alternatives: Golf Achiever II, a golf swing computer program, can be purchased to analyze swing for $12 for 30 minutes Facilities: 18-hole golf course, also includes a driving range with three target greens, a practice bunker area, and chipping and putting greens

Olde Highlander

Address: 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc
Contact: (262) 567-2577

Beginner lessons: Through the Oconomowoc Park & Recreation Department, four one-hour lessons at $50 for children and $55 for adults

Long-term lessons: Four 30-minute individual lessons for $125

Quick lessons: The PGA Professional offers a 15-minute free lesson for individuals (you must sign up through Golf Digest)

Alternative: An indoor short golf range is offered

Instructor: Head pro Dan Gogin has been a PGA Professional since 1999

Facilities: The 18-hole course features 6,474 yards of golf for a par 73, along with an indoor short golf range

B&G Golf

Address: 1273 W. Burleigh Road,
Brookfield; 19035 W. Bluemound
Road, Brookfield; 2566 Sun Valley Drive, Delafield
Contact: (262) 781-6506 (Burleigh);
(262) 782-2201 (Bluemound);

Long-term lessons: Six individual 30-minute lessons for the price of five ($200), with the option to pay as you go

Quick lessons: $40 for a 30-minute individual lesson

Facilities: Practice indoors at B & G Golf locations or outdoors during the season at local locations and driving ranges

Kettle Moraine Golf Club

Address: W365 S4299 Highway 67, Dousman
Contact: (262) 965-6200;

Long-term lessons: Five 30-minute individual lessons for $200; the lessons are custom to each golfer

Quick lessons: $45 for one 30-minute lessonFacilities: The 18-hole, 6,406-yard layout winds through woods and wetlands

Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course

Address: N1897 Maple Ave., Pewaukee
Contact: (262) 367-2153

Long-term lessons: Five individual lessons for the price of four; each adult lesson costs $35 for a 30-minute lesson or $60 for one-hour

Quick lessons: $35 per half-hour lessonAlternative: Videotaping of your golf swing and analysis

Facilities: 200 wooded acres of Kettle Moraine forest is now an 18-hole championship golf course

Currie Golf Course

Address: 3535 N. Mayfair Road,  Wauwatosa
Contact: (414) 453-7030

Long-term lessons: Four 30-minute individual lessons for $100

Quick lessons: $30 for a 30-minute individual lesson

Alternative: Beginner lesson groups organized through the Milwaukee County Parks Department allow individuals to get a grasp of the game

Facilities: Designed for the middle handicap golfer, this layout offers plenty of sloping fairways and greens; the course has 18 holes and covers 6,300 yards


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