Poconos Golf Lessons and Instruction

Learn New Golfing Techniques to Lower Your Score and Have Fun

Call 570.685.8102 for tee times and to schedule golf instruction!


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.


johngolfpro.jpgJohn Pillar

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
  • 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 Player of the Year, Most Improved (Philadelphia Section, PGA)
  • 1997 US Open Contestant, Congressional CC, Betheda, Md
  • 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010 & 2012 National CPC Contestant
  • 2004-2008 US Kids National "Top 50 Kids Instructor" by US Kids golf
  • 2009-Present US Kids National "Master Professional" by US Kids Golf


PRIVATE LESSONS (John Pillar, Director of Golf) Price
Half hour lessons $50
One hour lessons $75
Junior lessons (half hour) $25


ON-COURSE INSTRUCTION: (must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance and is based on availabilty) Price
9 holes $150
18 holes $300


Jared Cottell

Jared Cottell is in his 8th season as PGA Head Golf Professional at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs. His main responsibility is overseeing the day to day operations at the golf course and making sure every guest is 100% satisfied with their time at Woodloch Springs. Jared also was the first assistant golf professional at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit, PA, Dellwood Country Club in New City, NY, and Arcola Country Club in Paramus, NJ. While employed at these facilities he worked his way through the PGA’s Education Program and was elected to Class “A” membership in March of 2004. While in the PGA of America’s PGM Program, Jared was awarded the prestigious Titleist/Foot Joy Apprentice Scholarship for outstanding achievement. Jared also is a 2000 graduate of Penn State University where he majored in Professional Golf Management. 

  • 2010 Pocono Professional Golf Series Stroke Play Champion
PRIVATE LESSONS (Jared Cottell, PGA Head Professional) Price
Half hour lessons $45
One hour lesson $65
Junior lessons (half hour) $25

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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