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Perfect Your Game

Let TPC Tampa Bay’s professional staff improve your game with individual or group instruction, along with teaching software available upon request. The TPC Tampa Bay professional teaching staff is committed to meeting the needs of every student by helping golfers increase their enjoyment of the game through teaching sound fundamentals and golf techniques. At TPC Tampa Bay, you will not only have the opportunity to improve your golf game, but also learn how to become a better golfer. Our practice facility offers full swing and short game locations for all instructional needs.

Lesson Package Hourly Rate
30 min lesson from an Assistant Golf Professional $40
One hour lesson from an Assistant Golf Professional $80
30 min lesson from a PGA Class ‘A’ Professional $50
One hour lesson from a PGA Class ‘A’ Professional $100
5 Lessons from an Assistant Golf Professional $160/series
5 Lessons from a PGA Class ‘A’ Professional $200/series

Meet The Pros

Craig Cliver, PGA-General Manager

Craig Cliver, General Manager of TPC Tampa Bay, has more than 15 years of expertise in the golf industry and is a Level 1 and 2 Instructor certified by the Titleist Performance Institute. Prior to joining the team at TPC Tampa Bay, Cliver served as General Manager at The Emerald Bay Club in Bullard, Texas. Cliver also worked as Head Golf Professional & Assistant Golf Professional for The Emerald Bay Club. Cliver received his PGA Certification and became a National PGA Ambassador. Throughout his career, Cliver has held several high-level board and executive positions. He served as the Education Chairman for the Southern California Metro Chapter and was also a board member. Prior to becoming a Chairman, Cliver was on the Employment & Education Committee and the Special Awards Committee. Cliver is a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Justin Wink, PGA-Head Golf Professional

Justin Wink has been a Class A PGA Golf Professional since January 2006. Originally from Lodi, Wisconsin, Wink came to TPC Tampa Bay as Head Golf Professional after having served as Assistant Golf Professional at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. Prior to that, Wink worked as Assistant Golf Professional and in outside services at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Wink graduated from Mankato State in Minnesota with a degree in Business Administration. During college, he played four years of Division II collegiate golf.

Billy Burns, Assistant Golf Professional

Billy Burns is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and served in the United States Marine Corp as a Sergeant. He was a member of the St. Leo College golf team and is currently an apprentice in the PGA of America program, working on stage 2 of 3. Burns brings a wealth of experience having worked previously at Innisbrook Resort as well as the First Tee of Tampa Bay.

Donnie Kuhlman, Assistant Golf Professional

Donnie Kuhlman was a Director of Instruction in St. Petersburg before joining the TPC Tampa Bay golf staff. In 2015, Kuhlman received a higher percentage of 5-star ratings than any other instructor in the Tampa Bay Area. With a “best of both worlds” teaching approach, Kuhlman blends old-school proven methods with new age advances. Specializing in both private instruction and group clinics, Kuhlman has a true passion and knowledge for the game.

John Brantley, Assistant Golf Professional

John Brantley was born and raised in Sandersville, GA (for all of you Masters fanatic’s, that is 60 miles west of Augusta National). Growing up playing the game of golf with his father and grandfather taught Brantley all about the integrity of the game. Today, he focuses his talents on teaching the fundamentals of the golf swing.

Natalie Irwin, Assistant Golf Professional

Natalie Irwin has been involved in competitive golf since grade school. Irwin holds many records at her high school and she was on the Women’s Golf Team at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Irwin’s passion is to help students become better at golf and enhance their enjoyment of the game.

Schedule A Lesson

With a staff of qualified teaching professionals and instructional programs for every schedule, skill, and need, TPC Tampa Bay’s professional staff can help improve your game with individual or group instruction, along with teaching software available upon request.

For more information or to schedule a lesson call (813) 949-0090


March Madness Mayhem Golf Special!

Enjoy the March Madness Mayhem Golf Special when you take advantage of our same-week SHORT BOOKING WINDOW! Book a tee time for this week, March 27th thru March 30th — you and up to three guests play for $99 per player (sales tax applicable). Call to book your tee time using Promo Code MMM-SN! This offer does not apply to currently booked tee times.

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