Lake Spanaway is proud to be apart of Pierce County Golf and the Chambers Bay Golf Academy. 

Our goal is to serve you through carefully designed programs that cater to golfers of all ages and abilities.

Whether you are a top player or just getting started, let us find the champion golfer in you.

Our Instructors/Individual Lessons
Head Golf Professional

The best part of my job is being able to help those who share the same passion for the game of golf!  Whether your passion for golf is just emerging or it’s been a part of your life for a while, I welcome the opportunity to help you improve your playing and enjoyment of the game.

Instruction can be a bit overwhelming at first…there is a lot of communication and sharing of key fundamentals to help each student build a simple and consistent swing.  To help with that, I have found sending follow-up emails after every session is invaluable.  Lesson follow-up emails include a summary of “Key Points” taught during that lesson, video swing analysis (if taken) and drills to help you re-enforce “new” learnings.

Each of us have our own swing, what I have found to be most important is:

  • Is the clubface angle square at impact?
  • Is the club’s path coming into the ball, down the line when striking the ball?
  • Is your swing simple and repeatable?

I welcome the opportunity to help you with your game.  If you would like any further information, please feel free to stop by the Golf Shop at Lake Spanaway or reach out to me at or at (253) 439-5860.

Private Lesson Rates: All lessons are 1 hour in length
Adults: $90     3 Lesson Package: $240
Juniors: $70    3 Lesson Package: $180

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Assistant Golf Professional

We have a new addition to our staff here at Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Dave Eshelman comes to us from Yuma, Arizona where he was a Head Golf Professional, PGA Associate.  Dave has over 15 years of teaching experience working with golfers; from beginners, juniors and advanced skilled players.  Dave grew up in Puyallup and attended Rogers High School where he played three years of golf.  Dave will be leading The First Tee classes and will be available for individual and group lessons as well.  Dave can be reached at or (253) 439-5860.

Private Lesson Rates: All lessons are 1 hour in length
Adults: $70     3 Lesson Package: $180
Juniors: $50    3 Lesson Package: $120

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Programs/Group Clinics

Saving Par is a weekly group instruction program that combines both instruction and on course play.  Each weekly session begins with instruction on a specific part of the short game; chipping, pitching, putting, uneven lies and green side bunker shots followed by 9 holes of on course practice/instruction.  This monthly recurring short game series tracks your progress and allow you to learn with other players with a common goal!  $200 per month (4 weeks), limited to 8 students per session. 

Session start dates:
Friday, June 3, 2022 | 4pm

Click here to register.

The High School Coaching Club is a weekly group instruction program intended for both high school men and women that are looking to improve their game and ready themselves for a higher level of competition.  Each week will begin with instruction regarding a different part of the game and course management training.  This series will include skill competitions and on course practice/instruction.  $200 per month (4 weeks), limited to 8 students per session.

Session start dates:

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 2:00pm

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Welcome2Golf is the perfect on ramp to the game.  Four group lessons to get you from the lesson tee to the course.  Welcome2Golf Adult Beginner Lesson experience includes:  $150 per student, Limited to 6 students
  • 6 hours of instruction (4-90minute classes, schedule once a week)
  • Last class session includes playing on the course
  • 3 PRACTICE with the Pro experiences (additional fees apply $50 per session), 
  • 2 PLAY with the Pro (2 hour on-course sessions, additional fees apply $150 per session)
  • Free club rentals during lesson sessions
Session start dates:
Monday, August 1, 2022 | 4pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 4pm

Click here to book your Welcome2Golf sessions!


Our partnership with The First Tee of South Puget Sound is the foundation of our youth instruction programs. The First Tee’s mission is to impact the lives of young people in our region by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. 

Session dates: Day and times TBD
Summer I – June 12th through July 16th
Summer II – July 24th through August 27th
Fall – September 11th through October 15th

Click here to be taken to the First Tee of South Puget Sound Website to register.