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The Woodloch Golf Academy

Golf Lessons and Instruction - Learn Golf Techniques, Lower Your Score, and Have Fun!

Come learn the fundamental golf skills found in all great players with specialized instruction from the Woodloch Golf Academy. Our staff of PGA Professionals, led by John Pillar, Director of Golf, and Jason Kuiper, Director of Instruction, tailors each lesson to the individual based on body type, athletic ability, and natural tendencies, providing you with a game that is easy to repeat and enjoyable for years to come. The Woodloch Golf Academy will help you achieve the knowledge and skills you need to lower your score or if you’re just starting out, we’ll teach you the basics built around your aspirations whether just a new hobby or dreams of going Pro!

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John Pillar
PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs

John Pillar has been 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
• 2003,2005,2006,2007,2014 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
One Hour $75
30 Minutes $50
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25



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

Jason Kuiper is the new Director of Instruction for Woodloch Springs and is leading the creation of The Woodloch Golf Academy. The Golf Academy will feature expanded instruction offerings including overnight golf school packages, increased junior camps, resort golf instruction activities and precision club fitting.

Jason spends the winter at Orange Lake Resort as the Head Teaching Professional at The McCord Golf Academy. 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.

• 2014 North Florida PGA Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
• Qualified for 2015 National Rental Car PGA Assistants Championship
• 2014 East Central Chapter Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
• 2013-2014 NFPGA East Central Chapter Secretary
• 2014-2015 NFPGA East Central Chapter Vice President
• 2013 US Kids “Top 50” Teacher Honorable Mention

Private Lessons Price
One Hour $80
Series of Three $210
30 Minutes $50
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25



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Josh Deal
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
One Hour $65
30 Minutes $40
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25




Series of Three

Playing Lesson
(9 Holes)

Playing Lesson 
(18 Holes)

Family Lesson
(Max 5 people)






Academy Offerings

Click any package below to download a printable PDF

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

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For tee times or to schedule golf instruction


Call 570.685.8102