Golf Academy 2017-06-20T16:02:58+00:00

Poconos Golf Academy – Learn to Golf at Woodloch

Let the pros help you improve your golf game!

“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.”

Maybe you have dreams of being the next Arnold Palmer. Or perhaps you just can’t seem to get this whole “putting” thing.

Whatever the case may be, the pros at Woodloch Springs are on the case. Led by PGA Director John Pillar, our team is ready to spend some one-on-one time working with you to achieve your goals.

John Pillar
John PillarPGA 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.
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Jason Kuiper
Jason KuiperPGA 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.
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John Roche
John RocheAssistant Golf Professional at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs
John has have a passion for growing the game of golf, giving kids an opportunity to become successful and helping others enjoy their life to the fullest. Crediting golf for giving him a chance to see incredible places and meet even more incredible people.
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Kyle Tasselmyer
Kyle TasselmyerAssistant Golf Professional at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs
Born and raised in locally in the town of Honesdale. Upon graduating High School, Kyle made the effort to pursue golf as his career. Kyle graduated in August of 2013 from the Professional Golf Management program at Penn State University.
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Evan Kussoff
Evan KussoffBiomechanics & Golf Fitness Specialist at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs
Evan recently joined the Woodloch Springs community. He attended Penn State University, majoring and eventually receiving a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Evan interned in Jupiter, FL under PGA Tour Biomechanics expert, Coach Joey Diovisalvi.
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Private Lessons

John Pillar  Jason Kuiper John Roche & Kyle Tasselmyer
Private Lessons Price
One Hour $75
30 Minutes $50
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25
Private Lessons Price
One Hour $80
Series of Three $210
30 Minutes $50
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25
Private Lessons Price
One Hour $65
30 Minutes $45
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25

All Instructors

Couples Lesson $100
Family Lesson $150 (90 minutes – up to 5 people)
9-Hole Playing Lesson $150 (up to 3 people)
18-Hole Playing Lesson $300 (up to 3 people)

Pro Tip:

Have you been aiming wrong this whole time?

I see people coming in for lessons and they are totally lost and guessing at many different swing issues. After a few minutes of the lesson, I notice the issue is much more a problem of the pre-swing.  Pre-swing fundamentals are grip, aim, posture, ball position, etc. One of the most violated is aim.  People who struggle with directional issues usually have aim and alignment problems.

Let’s make sure you are aiming correctly next time you go out to practice. Start by standing to the side of the golf ball and putting the clubface down behind the ball.  Make sure that the leading edge of the club is perpendicular to the target line. Once the clubface is square, step in with your feet and make sure that your shoulders, hips and feet are parallel left to your target line. Your body should not be pointed to the target! Imagine a set of railroad tracks. Your target line is the outside track and your body line is the inside track. Your body lines should be pointed left of the target for a right handed golfer.

Way too often I see aim and alignment issues negatively affecting a player’s game. Take your time, aim correctly and you will be more consistent.

Academy Offerings

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps

Golf-Academy-Get-golf-readyOur advanced golf camp at Woodloch Resort offers a competitive experience for junior golfers between the ages of 12 and 18. Located in the beautiful Poconos, our mission is to ensure elite golf instruction in a high-level environment.

During the week, participants have the opportunity to play golf and enjoy beautiful accommodations at Woodloch Resort. Daily range instruction takes place in the mornings at the club’s 16-acre practice facility with private lesson tee and short game area. Following lunch, players head out for course play in the afternoons under the direction of our PGA professionals at Woodloch Golf Academy. In the evenings, campers have access to the resort’s many on-site amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, arcade, mini golf and bumper cars.

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps are golf-intensive and create the ideal environment for the advanced player ready to take their game to the next level. The seminars provide the aspiring junior golfer the opportunity to receive information about tournament preparation and college golf recruitment and success. Campers will hear first hand accounts of how members of our staff established themselves throughout various stages of their development. The importance of goal setting, time management, and hard work will be stressed as these are key elements to attaining success in golf and life. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.  Please see Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Woodloch Resort for more details and registration information.

Custom Golf School
Indoor Performance Studio
Team Building & Corporate Events
Junior and Pee Wee Golf Programs

Golf Academy Videos

Hands-on tips from course pro Jason Kuiper!

Here are some great video tips from PGA member Jason Kuiper- check back often for updates!



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

Golf Academy: 570.685.8102

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