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.


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Charley Winn

Director of Instruction at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs


To provide exceptional service, warm hospitality, and game improvement programs that will raise enjoyment, improve skills, and enhance the overall experience for all clientele at Woodloch Springs.


• Charley’s main priority is to offer fun and flexible programs that will improve skills for players of all ages and abilities


• Charley has previously been the lead instructor at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, and the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado


• Charley is a 20-year member of the PGA of America, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.A., Communications) and is dedicated to the 100 percent satisfaction of each student.


30 to 60 minute lessons to suit specific student needs and improve shot-making.

Private Lessons Price
Half hour lessons $50
One hour lessons $75
Half hour Junior (ages 5-12) lessons $25


A great option for families and friends in a casual social setting.

Group Clinic - One Hour Lessons Price*
Two people $50
Three people $33
Four people $25

*Prices are per person


Please Call 570.685.8102 to Schedule Lessons



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.



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.


• 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 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


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