Treetops Golf Academy
Better Golf Begins with Better Instruction
Play where the greats played and improve your golf game at the Treetops Golf Academy. Have fun and receive top-notch instruction from our PGA Pro instructors in a world-class practice facility.
Treetops Resort of Gaylord, Michigan offers both indoor and outdoor golf lessons for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Students have traveled from all over the country to improve their game at Treetops. We take progression very seriously and have plenty of skilled alumni to back that up.
“We just wanted to send an email letting you know how much we enjoyed the three days of lessons with you last week. Your explanations and the little games you had us playing were fantastic. The games are something we can play and compete with each other often. As you saw, we do get a little competitive with each other. Our rounds of golf saw improvements each time we were out on the course. You definitely have a gift to teach.” - Nancy C.
Treetops Golf Academy, Schools, and Workshops
Private Golf Instruction
Our Private Golf Instruction programs are set up to create the best path to achieve your goals. There is only one way to begin on the path to get better, and that is to set up the first private golf lesson. During this private lesson, our instructor will gain an understanding of what you’d like to achieve with your golf game and help you develop a plan to reach those goals. We consider ourselves partners in your success and often get more excited than our students do about their achievements. Take the first step toward improvement and book your first private golf lesson today!
One, Two or Three Day Workshop
- 1-3 hours of instruction per day (Based on guest preference)
- Optional golf round after instruction
*Price will vary based hours of instruction
Dates available by appointment – please contact Kosta Ramirez at [email protected] to inquire about date availability.
Ladies Golf School
- 3 Nights Lodging
- 3 Days of golf instruction
- 12 hours golf instruction
- Video Analysis
- Cocktail reception
- 3 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
- Tee Gift
- 3 Days of Unlimited Golf
- 5:1 student to instructor ratio
$745pp double occ
Couples Golf School
- 8 ½ Hours Of Golf Instruction, Split Over Two Days
- V1 Video Analysis with Personalized Lesson Web Page
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
- Treetops Golf Academy Gift
- 1 Night Lodging
- Unlimited Golf
By appointment only.
$1059 per couple
CUSTOMIZED GROUP GOLF CLINICS
Group lessons will be formatted as a private clinic and can be customized to the groups liking.
Cost: Varies on group size.
Please contact us today to discuss options and availability.
Contact Kosta Ramirez at [email protected].
GOLF CLUB FITTING
- Utilizing the latest technology with our indoor golf simulator
- A variety of shaft, club heads and grip variables are used to determine the perfect fit for your golf swing
- A PGA teaching professional is available to assist you with the club fitting. The PGA professional is extremely experienced and is an authorized Callaway, Cobra and Ping Clubfitter
Appointment only for a one hour session.
The Playing Lesson
This is your chance to play 9 holes with a PGA Golf Professional. In addition, you’ll receive one-on-one golf instruction covering golf course management, full swing, short game, and trouble shots. Following the 9 holes, you are welcome to continue playing the back 9, and apply what you’ve learned.
A la Carte... Build Your Own!
Would you like to customize your own golf lesson package? Please answer the questions below and send to our PGA, Kosta Ramirez.
- Include: Name, Phone Number & Email
- How many students?
- Price point?
- How many hours of instruction?
- Would you like to include rounds of golf? If so, how many?
- Would you like to include lodging?
- Would you like to include meals?
Email Kosta Ramirez – [email protected]
Meet the Treetops Resort Golf Professionals
Kosta Ramirez – PGA Head Golf Professional of Jones Masterpiece
Kosta Ramirez serves as the PGA Head Golf Professional of the Jones course at Treetops Resort. Kosta has been a member of the PGA of America since 2015, and has been on the professional staff of the top facilities in the country, including Kent Country Club, Oakland Hills Country Club, and most recently Bloomfield Hills Country Club. Kosta is competitive in the Michigan and National PGA tournaments and is excited to share his experiences with Treetops’ guests.
Kosta is TPI certified, which focuses on building an efficient and effective swing based on the player’s physical ability. He also has expertise in TrackMan Launch Monitor and is a certified club fitter. Kosta has a passion for volunteering and building relationships through the game of golf. He has coached the Michigan Area 5 Special Olympics Golf Team as well as coordinated the Michigan Amputee Golf Association clinic at Treetops Resort.
Mark Hogan – PGA Head Golf Professional of Treetops North
Mark is in his fifth year after a storied career (25 years) at the neighboring Otsego Club and is now serving as Head Golf Professional at Treetops North. Mark has been a member of the PGA for 35 years. The respect that Mark has earned in the Gaylord community and statewide has us very excited to have him as a member of our team. His vast experience with golfers of all abilities and ages will complement tremendously with some of the younger instructors on staff. Mark was instrumental in bringing Junior Golf to Gaylord with the reinvigoration of the Gaylord Area Junior Golf Association (GAJUGA). In addition to his long tenure in Gaylord, Mark has worked at TPC Sawgrass and was mentored as a young professional by Michigan PGA Hall of Famer Ron LaParl at Battle Creek CC.
Kevin McKinley – PGA Director of Recreation
Kevin McKinley is an 18-year member of the PGA of America and has worked in the golf industry for more than 20 years. He has won numerous special awards at the Chapter level, Section level, and National level through the PGA for his dedication to growing the game, serving the military through golf, serving PGA Members, and being a consummate professional. He currently serves as the Director of Recreation for Treetops after working through the ranks of Assistant Golf Pro, Head Golf Pro, and Director of Golf.
Kevin believes wholeheartedly that golf is a game for everyone, and he is especially passionate about PGA initiatives such as PGA Junior League; Get Golf Ready; and Drive, Chip and Putt. His professional golf experience is deep, including helping a Golf Academy earn a Top-25 ranking. He continually works hard to improve not only his teaching but also his own game. Kevin focuses on building rapport with his students and takes great pride in seeing them improve their game.
Nick Lewis – PGA Apprentice Golf Professional
Nick Lewis is in his fourth season as an Assistant Golf Professional at Treetops. He has been active in the Junior Instructional programs at Treetops along with being a key instructor in our Ladies Golf School. His calm and cheerful demeanor puts students at ease, and students can learn from his demonstrations given that he is an accomplished player. He led his PGA Junior League team to the championship in 2019, and will be back to coach again this season.
For more ways to up your golf game, visit our Indoor Golf Blog or follow along on our Facebook Golf Academy page.