Golf Academy

The Thousand Oaks Golf Academy opened in 2007 featuring state of the art video analysis equipment. The Academy features the finest in private golf instruction as well as a wide variety of clinics, camps, and schools. Programs can also be tailor-made to your specific needs whether it entertains your business clients or jump-starts your golf outing. In every case the Thousand Oaks Golf Academy will enthusiastically furnish an unforgettable instructional experience to delight the novice or expert.

Practice Facilities

Thousand Oaks has one of the largest multi-tiered driving range tee boxes in West Michigan. In addition to the driving range, we offer a well-manicured 10 acre short game practice area consisting of 2 target greens, practice fairways, and bunkers. The Thousand Oaks Golf Academy features 4 indoor/outdoor heated hitting bays equipped with state of the art video analysis equipment and launch monitor technology. The Golf Academy offers the latest in year round golf club fitting and instruction by PGA and LPGA Golf Professionals. The facility features the finest in private golf instruction as well as a wide variety of clinics, camps, and schools.

Team Information & Private Lessons

Head Professional:


Instructors & Rates:

Book lessons with Justin, Raquel, and Brian:

Book lessons with Charley: Call (616) 712-6677 or email

Golf Programs

Thousand Oaks Golf Academy features the finest in private golf instruction as well as a wide variety of programs that will fit every need, ranging from novice to expert. Thousand Oaks has something for every individual.

Play With The Pro

This program gives you the unique opportunity to play with PGA Specialized Instructor Raquel Bryant. At the end of this 2-hour group playing experience you will receive personalized feedback regarding parts of your game that need improvement, as well as parts that are going well. 


Spring Ladies Edge

Prepare for the 2022 golf season with our spring Ladies Edge Golf Clinics at Thousand Oaks Golf Academy! Using interactive drills and practice, we will cover full swing, pitching, chipping, and putting. Includes 6 one-hour sessions.

Summer Ladies Edge

These clinics will help ladies of all levels improve their game! All topics of the game will be covered throughout the summer. Register for the weeks that fit your schedule!


FUNdamentals Edge

Voted 2019 & 2021 Michigan PGA Junior Golf Program of the Year! 

Previously named Summer Edge, this summer camp is designed for the beginner to intermediate golfer from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Instruction will focus on a range of FUNdamental topics including etiquette, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, and course management. Each Thursday will be a play day! 

    • Session 1 Dates: June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23
    • Session 2 Dates: July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28
    • Session 3 Dates: August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11
    • Cost: $240 (includes tee gift)
    • Times:
      • 9:00 am–10:00 am  |  1st grade–3rd grade
      • 10:00 am–11:00 am  |  3rd grade–5th grade
      • 11:00 am–12:00 am  |  5th grade–8th grade
    • Register:

Active Edge

This program is designed to help 3 to 5 year olds feel comfortable participating in a variety of fun and challenging activities. The focus is on learning fundamental movements including running, jumping, throwing, and catching that will later be of great benefit in their golf swing. They will also learn basic golf terms, etiquette, and use SNAG golf equipment to safely learn the game! It is recommended that parents stay with their child for this program. 

Competitive Edge Pods

Small group coaching for the intermediate to advanced junior golfer.  This program focuses on blending all 5 areas of the game (Physical, Technical, Mental, Emotional, Social) while following the American Developmental Model. 

Drive Chip Putt Edge

In this clinic PGA Professionals will teach how to execute the drive, chip, and putt as well as run through a full competition to prepare your child for the Drive Chip and Putt local qualifiers ( Prizes will be awarded based on where participants place. For ages 7–15.

Tucker 100 Short Game Test

This 2-hour test offers an objective evaluation of your short game. You will execute 100 shots in all. Areas tested include wedges, sand, pitching, chipping, troubles shots, and putting. After scoring these 100 shots you will receive a short game handicap with three priority areas of improvement highlighted. After working on your priority areas with your PGA instructor, take the short game test again to see how much you improved! Awards will be given for the best short game handicap and the most improved handicap of the summer.  Geared towards the intermediate to advanced golfer.

FCA Short Game Clinic

The Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Short-Game Clinic is a complimentary youth clinic for Redwater members. Non-members are only $10-$30. Players of any level, ages 6-18 will benefit from this clinic, where we will explore topics such as putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker. Players will also be inspired as we discuss life and faith. FCA Junior Golf Camps offer a unique blend of golf instruction, Bible teaching, and life application not usually found at a junior golf camp.

PGA Jr. League

PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues, utilizing a less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke play competition. Each match is just 9 holes, where juniors play along with a partner from their team. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game! Teams will be coached by Raquel Bryant and Brian Kotowicz.

  • Dates: June 6, 13, 20 & 27, July 11
  • Cost: $299
  • Times: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm or 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Ratio: 6 students : 1 instructor
  • Contact: Kelly Plaisier:
  • Register: Roster is full for 2022! Contact Kelly Plaisier to be added to the waitlist!

Fitting Options

Fitting Edge Options: 

  • Driver, Fairway, Hybrid, Iron or Wedge Fitting
  • Member Price: $70  |  Non-Member Price: $80
  • (Approximately 1 hour fitting)

Combo Fitting:

  • Combo Fitting: Select 2 of the options listed above
  • Member Price: $100  |  Non-Member Price: $120
  • (Approximately 1.5 hour fitting) 

Full Bag Fitting:

  • Full Bag Fitting: Fitting for entire set of clubs except putter
  • Member Price: $130  |  Non-Member Price: $160
  • (Fitting will be approximately 2 hours & can be split up between two sessions.) 
  • The Fitting Edge bay includes fitting & demo products from Mizuno, Ping, Callaway, TaylorMade, Cobra & Titleist.

Schedule your fitting:

Contact Brian Kotowicz at or (616) 340-2542 for any additional questions.