Golf Academy

At a world-famous hideaway like The Boulders, repeatedly honored with Golf Magazine's Gold Medal Award, you'd expect to find a golf academy that lives up to the resort's legendary reputation. You'd be right.

 
The Boulders Golf Academy features lessons from talented PGA and LPGA instructors including Donald Crawley, a Class A member of both the British and United States PGA. Ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America, he is also recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Best Teachers in Arizona. Crawley's "Golf Simplified" system of simple yet practical hands-on instruction is combined with digital video analysis and on-course playing lessons, all personalized to the golfer's individual needs.

Click here to view instructional videos from Donald Crawley

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2017 Golf Instruction Promotions
1. "Out with the old habits, In with a New game"

  • Half day Learn and Play
  • 1-5:30PM
  • One hour hands on full swing diagnosis and correction
  • One hour short game score saving shots
  • 3PM tee time, 9 holes of golf on own following instruction
  • Maximum of 4 players each day, 2 players minimum
  • Learn from Donald Crawley - Director of Instruction at the Boulders Resort, Top 100 Teacher, and Owner of Golf Simplified
  • $170 per person

2.  Golf and fitness package including a body and swing assessment

    • You will take home a Golf Fitness Starter Program, customized to help you get fit and be fit for golf!
    • Learn what to do off the golf course to specifically help you while you are on it!     
    • Improve flexibility, strength, proper bio-mechanics, functional motion and burn some calories and fat while you are at it! 
    • Learn from Nicole Cavarra - LPGA Teaching Professional and Certified Fitness Trainer, Golf Conditioning/Fitness Specialist, and owner of GOLFit

    • $350/person or $200/each if 2 or more

      To Sign up for either package, please call the golf shop at 480-488-9026

    • Instructors
      • Donald Crawley

        • President & CEO GolfSimplified Inc.
        • Director of the Boulders Golf Academy
        • TOP 100 Teacher in America – as recognized by GOLF Magazine
        • Best Teachers in State of Arizona – as recognized by Golf Digest
        • Best Instructor of the Valley,2010- 2012 by AZ Foothills Magazine
        • PGA Teacher of the Year 2002 and 2005 in Southwest PGA Section
        • Horton Smith Award 2000 in Southwest PGA Section
        • British PGA Trainee of the Year 1978
        • PGA member United States and British PGA

        Michael Bahnerth

        • Class A Member of the PGA of America
        • The Boulders Golf Academy Instructor since 2006
        • 1st Assistant Professional at The Boulders since 2007
        • From DeMotte, IN

        Nicole Cavarra   

        • Class A Certified LPGA Teaching Professional
        • Certified Fitness Trainer
        • Played collegiate golf at the University of Colorado at Boulders
        • LPGA Teaching Professional at the Aspen Glen Club near Aspen, Colorado since 2000


        To schedule a lesson, please click the "book now" button below. For more information or to book a Golf Instruction Package, contact the Boulders Golf Shop at +1.480.488.9026. Golf Instruction Package prices do not include tax or accommodations.        



    • Instruction Packages
      • The Boulders Golf Academy Program
        at The Boulders Golf Club

        If you'd like to improve your game, consider a golf package at the Boulders Golf Academy, where you'll enjoy private one-on-one lessons and play on our award winning courses during several hours (or days) of immersive instruction. 


        Private Instruction (1:1 or 2:1)

        • 30-minute instruction
          • Video iPad analysis
          • $70 for up to two players; additional players are $25 each
        • 60-minute instruction
          • Video iPad analysis
          • $140 for up to two players; additional players are $50 each
        • Book Five Lessons and Save!
          • Book a series of five one hour lessons and save $100 ($20 per lesson).
          • Valued at $700. Book today for $600.
        • Junior Instruction (17 years and younger) - $90 per hour of instruction

        To schedule a lesson, please click the "book now" button below. For more information or to book a Golf Instruction Package, contact the Boulders Golf Shop at +1.480.488.9026. Golf Instruction Package prices do not include tax or accommodations.        



        Golf and Fitness Combo Package

        Taught by Nicole Cavarra, the Boulder’s Class A LPGA Teaching Instructor and Certified Fitness Professional, this package includes (3) hours of golf instruction (including body and motion evaluation, swing analysis) and development training for specific fitness techniques for each individual’s golf swing.   The program is customized for each player and designed to improve their body in areas that will help he/she accomplish his/her swing goals in areas such as flexibility, strength, core strength, motion sequence training, coordination and/or functional motion training.  The cost is $420/player or $675/couple.

        Learn on the Course and Play the Game

        Enjoy instruction as you play!  This two hour playing lesson will help improve your golf game by building a consistent routine, improve your shot selection and game execution.  Simplify your swing thoughts, and sharpen your short game.

        The Boulder's Learn on the Course and Play the Game is priced at $280 plus cart fee for a single player; additional players pay cart fee only.

        **Pricing based on afternoon tee times**


        Tune-Up and Play 9

        • Two days of instruction (4 hours total) plus two 9-hole rounds
        • Quick fix full swing and short game
        • Video iPad analysis and swing video
        The Boulders' Tune-up and Play 9 is priced at $400 per player for two players, or $680 for a single player


        Get into Golf Group Clinic

        Ideal for families or small groups.  Learn from scratch, or brush-up on the basics, this package covers a variety of from topics to personalized instruction. The Boulders' Get into Golf Group Clinic is priced at $35 per person for a one-hour session, or $60 per person for a two-hour session.  4 person minimum.


        Foursome Fix and Play 54

        Enjoy this three day instructional package for four.  Play both award winning Jay Moorish designed courses, North and South.  Simplify your swing thoughts and sharpen your short game.

        • Round 1: Benefit from on-course coaching, a two hour game analysis with your instructor, and play 18-holes.
        • Round 2: Play 18-holes after a two hours of personalized instruction with your instructor.
        • Round 3: Enjoy 18-holes with two hours of shot-making and scoring zone instruction.

         The Boulders' new  Foursome Fix and Play 54 is priced at $600 per player based on a foursome.

        Three Day Scoring School

        The ultimate golf getaway.  Enjoy 3 days, 3 rounds of golf, and 3 hours of instruction per day.  Simplify your swing thoughts and sharpen your game.  Improve with two mornings of full swing, shot-making and short game instruction with one on-the-course play lesson with your instructor, and detailed iPad video analysis and a take home game improvement plan. For special room rates, please contact the Boulders at 480.488.9009.

        The Boulders' Three Day Scoring School is priced at $930 per player (based on two playsers) or $1,560 for a single player from October thru December of 2015.

        And, $990 per player (based on two playsers) or $1,620 for a single player from January thru May of 2016

        Golf and Spa Getaway

        Our exclusive getaway features the best of fitness, spa relaxation, healthy cuisine, expert golf instruction from PGA or LPGA qaulified teachers and more.

        Your Golf and Spa Getaway starts with a morning fitness session featuring our Class A Teaching Pro and Fitness Trainer. Next, enjoy a healthy morning snack before heading off to the course for two hours of golf instruction. Beforehand, you'll be given insider “tips of the trade” like how to move on the golf course, what to wear, what to do when you arrive, and what to say and how to say it.

        After golf, it's off to the spa for a healthy lunch and spirits poolside or at the Spa Café, and then a revitalizing and soothing spa service of your choice.

        •  Two- or three-day sessions available upon request
        •  Lodging at The Boulders available upon request

        The Golf & Spa Getaway is priced at $579 per person for up to six people (minimum of two)

        Elite Golf Experience

        This new Elite Golf Experience offers personalized services that extend well beyond the fairway, including the luxury of ample time and privacy on the course; concierge assistance before, during and after play; personal coaching; a post-round catered barbecue with rare scotch and custom-made cigars; and top-of-the-line golf gear. 

        In addition to the unmatched service and amenities at the Boulders Golf Course, the Boulders' Elite Golf Experience includes:

        •  Preferred Tee Time Allotment: A generous tee time allotment ensures a leisurely, private game, eliminating any wait times or pressure from other golfers to rush play.
        • Golf Concierge: Groups enjoy the dedicated services of their own golf concierge who attend to their every need, whether washing golf balls and cleaning clubs to raking bunkers and navigating the course.
        • Guided Golf stretch session: Prior to the round, a certified trainer will take players through a series of stretches for a better swing
        • Dedicated unlimited beverage cart service.
        • Boulders logo golf shirts for each player.
        • Boulders logo golf caps for each player.
        • A dozen Boulders logo golf balls.
        • Personal coaching by The Boulders “Top 100 Golf Teaching Pro”.
        • Post round barbecue complete with rare scotch and custom-made cigars.

         The Boulders' new Elite Golf Experience is priced at $6,000 for four golfers.

        To schedule a lesson, please click the "book now" button below. For more information or to book a Golf Instruction Package, contact the Boulders Golf Shop at +1.480.488.9026. Golf Instruction Package prices do not include tax or accommodations.      


        Golf Lesson Cancellation Policy
        All golf instruction lesson reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Any no shows or same day cancellations will pay a 50% lesson fee.
        Any multiple hour lesson: two hour playing lesson, 2 day or 3 day package need a 7 day cancellation notice. Cancellations or no show will pay a 50% lesson fee.

    • Private Instruction
      • Private Instruction (1:1 or 2:1)

        • 30-minute instruction
          • Video iPad analysis
          • $70 for up to two players; additional players are $25 each
        • 60-minute instruction
          • Video iPad analysis
          • $140 for up to two players; additional players are $50 each
        • Book Five Lessons and Save!
          • Book a series of five one hour lessons and save $100 ($20 per lesson).
          • Valued at $700. Book today for $600.
        • Junior Instruction (17 years and younger) - $90 per hour of instruction

        Your swing video clip will be e-mailed to you with lesson notes.

        To schedule a lesson, please click the "book now" button below. For more information or to book a Golf Instruction Package, contact the Boulders Golf Shop at +1.480.488.9026. Golf Instruction Package prices do not include tax or accommodations.        



        VIDEO INSTRUCTION CLIPS
        GOLFSIMPLIFIED INSTRUCTION ARTICLES

        Golf Lesson Cancellation Policy
        All golf instruction lesson reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Any no shows or same day cancellations will pay a 50% lesson fee.
        Any multiple hour lesson: two hour playing lesson, 2 day or 3 day package need a 7 day cancellation notice. Cancellations or no show will pay a 50% lesson fee.


    • Corporate Instruction
      • Clinic with 45 min demonstration
          $150
        Clinic with 20 min demonstration & 40 min hands-on instruction
          $250
        Afternoon clinic, 2 hr instruction & 9-hole playing lesson (up to 3 people)
          $630


        Golf Lesson Cancellation Policy
        All golf instruction lesson reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Any no shows or same day cancellations will pay a 50% lesson fee.
        Any multiple hour lesson: two hour playing lesson, 2 day or 3 day package need a 7 day cancellation notice. Cancellations or no show will pay a 50% lesson fee.


    • In the Press
      • Golf Digest - Number 14 Teacher in Arizona

        The Sports Network - Playing the Game

        Arizona Foothills Magazine Best of Issue,
        March 2012
         
        Donald Crawley voted "Best Instructor of our valley", Phoenix , AZ 2010,2011,2012
    • Member & Guest Testimonials
      • "We enjoyed our stay. Very classy. Donald Crawley was our golf instructor and was very clear and precise in teaching a first time rookie to play the game. He was awesome and we would highly recommend him as an instructor."

        "Hi, Donald, We so enjoyed our morning with you.  I can't tell u how much I got out of this time.  You really covered so many of the things I needed and also things I didn't know I needed.  I will work hard on those things and hope to take a few strokes off my game before fall!

         

        "Thanks for your help. I think your instruction was understandable and logical. I see where it can all come together in a repeatable swing."  - Doug, AZ

        "I cannot believe how far I am hitting the ball!  And it is effortless!  Still a little wild.  Still over swinging a bit now and then but I am having so much fun playing golf again!
        Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - Cheryl, AZ

        "Thanks for all of your help, Nicole! This is great stuff, and it will help me to keep it simple. I think my biggest problem was always over complicating the swing. You broke it down for me in a way that really resonates because you come at it from an athlete's perspective and I like to think I do too." - Andrew

        "I must say your teaching methods are excellent and I consider myself an expert at golf instructor evaluation after 26 years of taking lessons and reading most all the instruction guides worldwide." - Gary W., AZ


        "After your lesson on Tues. I went out on Wed and shot 76 blue/white south course.  I hit the ball much more consistently well. I clearly hit much better solid shots and my bad shots were much better also.  Thanks again for the help." - Bruce

        "Thank you Donald.  No one has ever instructed a golf lesson with so much clarity.I managed to get an extra 30 yards out of my woods and long irons. ( 80 per cent of the time).  I would not have thought it possible! You are my hero!" - Judith

        “I won the club championship today! Yesterday I was one under on the back and shot my career round of 76? Ashley, CO

        ” Wanted you to know that your instruction is helping a lot. My ball striking is much improved” Keith, MI

        “Thank you for saving me, you made me believe I can play this crazy game. I now feel with practice I can get to the point where it is fun again.” Dennis, MI

        “Thanks Donald, you made a difference. Played 9 holes after our lesson. I hit the ball very straight and with a lot of confidence.” Mark, MI

        ”Very much enjoyed the lesson. Played league after and striped it well.” Karl, MI

        “Hey Coach, just wanted you to know I won the 13-15 division in Jr PGA Championship. The tournament field was extremely strong. Played really well, shot 72 and 68. Very happy – Thanks!” Trevor, TN

        "I want to thank you for your help today- it was just what I needed. I played another 3 holes (following our playing lesson), parred the first two and bogeyed the third. So your advice paid off! Thanks"
        Jerry B, AZ
         
        "You have helped my golf swing a lot-h'cap down to 6- lowest ever- want to be 4 next year after I've come to see you again."
        Trevor B, NZ
         
        "I took a few lessons with you last fall and you changed my life.My handicap is now 4 strokes lower, but what is great is that for the first time I really look forward to playing golf. That is something that I never thought would happen."
        Marty S, NY
         
        “Thanks Donald for a great season finishing runner up in the British Amateur and 4th place individual in the World Team Championship”
        James B., Scotland.
         
        “I visited you at the Boulders last year and think you have a terrific approach to the game, and you certainly straightened me out in a very few minutes”
        Gordon S, GA
         
        ” I played golf this am and had a GREAT game! I am getting much more comfortable with my new swing. I need lots of work yet but am so happy for the improvements that you made to my game”.
        Dottie N, CO

        ” A superb lesson! My sand shots have improved already. I’ve played two rounds since the lesson and all six of my sand shots were very good. God willing, each time I come to the Boulders, I will seek you out for a lesson. Thanks once again!”
        Michael N, NY

        “Your GolfSimplified Instruction Journal has made my golf season! After reading your ball positioning tips, I’m striking the ball better than I have in years. I’m telling all my friends to “Stand to the Handle” if they want to improve their game. Thanks for all your help.”
        Bert R,NJ

        “My golf has dramatically improved! I still have my moments, but my swing is far more consistent and productive.”
        Karen D, AZ

        ” Donald, I wanted to write and thank you for the lesson a couple weeks ago. I had a hole-in-one the day you gave me the lesson.”
        Keith T, OH

        ” We have never been so comfortable around an instructor than we were with you. We both seem to be improving with your help and Lisa is much improved with her bunker play. Hope to see you back at the Boulders this year.”
        Kevin and Lisa, WV

        ” Funny how these lessons work. I took one and shot 35 on the front nine on my next round!”
        Dick T, AZ