Poconos Golf Lessons and Instruction

Learn New Golfing Techniques to Lower Your Score and Have Fun

At Woodloch Springs, we stress the fundamental skills found in all great players. Our staff of PGA Professionals, led by John Pillar, Director of Golf, tailors lesson to each individual based on body type, athletic ability, and natural tendencies to provide you with a game that is easily repeatable and enjoyable for years to come. Whether you're looking to lower your score or just learn the basics; our staff will provide the specific skills for a great game.


John Head Shot 2.jpgJohn Pillar

PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs

 John Pillar, is the PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs since it's opening in 1992.  John manages the entire golf operation for the 450-acre residential community. John has made his number one responsibility to ensure the tradition of excellence at Woodoch and 100% Guest satisfaction. 

John is President of the Philadelphia Section PGA and President of the Pocono Professional Golf Series



  • 2014 Pennsylvania Open Champion

  • 2014 Merchandiser of Year, Philadelphia Section PGA

• 2013 NIKE SWOOSH ELITE Staff Professional of the Year

• 2011- 2012 Vice President, Philadelphia Section PGA

• 2010-2011 Secretary, Philadelphia Section PGA

• 2009 Philadelphia PGA Section Champion

• 2009-Present US Kids National "Master Professional" by US Kids Golf

• 2007 Golf Professional of the Year, PGA of America – Philadelphia Section

• 2007-2010 Tournament Director, Philadelphia Section PGA

• 2003,2005,2006,2007 Merchandiser of Year, Resort Facility (Philadelphia Section, PGA)

• 2004-2008 US Kids National "Top 50 Kids Instructor" by US Kids golf

• 2004 Player of the Year, Most Improved (Philadelphia Section, PGA)

• 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010 & 2012, 2014 National CPC Contestant

• 1997 US Open Contestant, Congressional CC, Betheda, Md



Private Lessons Price
Half hour lessons $50
One hour lessons $75
Junior lessons (half hour) $25


 On-Course Instruction* Price
 9-holes  $150
 18-holes  $300

*must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance and is based on availability


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Head Golf Professional at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs


Josh is entering his first season as Head Golf Professional at Woodloch Springs.  Many may remember the several seasons Josh spent as First Assistant Golf Professional here at Woodloch.  Josh oversees the daily golf operation and is a key contributor to making every golfers’ experience a memorable one.   Prior to joining the team,  Josh spent time as a PGA Apprentice at such well-respected clubs as New Haven Country Club in CT, Grayhawk Golf Club in AZ, and The Manor Golf and Country Club in GA.  Josh is a Connecticut Native and a proud UCONN Alum.  He looks forward to serving you this 2015 golf season!

  • USKIDS Certified Teacher 






Private Lessons Price
Half hour lessons $40
One hour lessons $65
Junior lessons (half hour) $25


 On-Course Instruction* Price
 9-holes  $150
 18-holes  $300

*must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance and is based on availability


Jason KuiperJason Kuiper

PGA, the Director of Instruction at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs

Jason Kuiper most recent position was at Orange Lake Resort as the Head Teaching Professional at The McCord Golf Academy as well as a Golf Operations Manager.  He has been in that position since 2009 where he worked through the PGA program obtaining Class A membership in 2011.

His love for the game brought him into this industry in 2003 as he worked at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Pennsylvania.  It was there that he took on different roles from service staff all the way up through teaching professional before moving to Florida in 2008. He decided to make golf his career after completing an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Millersville University in Lancaster, PA in 2006 and a Masters of Business Administration from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA in 2008. He currently resides in Davenport, FL with his wife Lindsay and their dogs Eva and Chip.




Golf Academy



Instructional Offerings*

Available to Members and Guests!


(Click one of the offerings below for details)


*Some programs may be subject to change due to weather, class size or club events.



Tips & Tricks

      from the Woodloch Springs Golf Pros


Lower your score by fine-tuning your golf equipment to your exact specifications. We utilize the Nike 360, IFS and Ping club fitting systems.


The Clubhouse at Woodloch Springs Recommends:

MindMeasures Golf Assessment


For tee times or to schedule golf instruction


Call 570.685.8102