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

Click here to view Donald's instruction tip in Golf Magazine

Please click on the below headings to learn more.


  • 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.        


      Seasonal Instruction Packages (October 1 - May 15)


      An Afternoon at the Boulders

      • 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. Minimum of 2 players.
      • Learn from Donald Crawley - Director of Instruction at the Boulders Resort, Top 100 Teacher, and Owner of Golf Simplified
      • Limited to Mon-Fri based on availability
      • Valid Oct 30 - Dec 23, 2017 (Blackout Dates: Nov 23-26)
      • $170 per person

      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


      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.  Must have 4 people.


      Foursome Fix and Play 54

      Enjoy this three day instructional package for four.  Play both award winning Jay Morrish 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 players) or $1,560 for a single player from October thru December of 2015.

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


      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
  • 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