Professional Golf Lessons

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HGC LogoHillandale Golf Course offers golf lessons to players of all levels:

  • Male and female golfers from age 6 and up
  • Beginners, high-handicap, and low-handicap golfers
  • Amateur golfers interested in tournament play Accomplished players wanting to experience a higher level of play
  • Group lessons and golf clinics
  • Lessons with club fitting for enhanced performance

Invest in golf lessons to improve your handicap, lower your scores and to have more fun playing golf.

Click here to Request lesson information

Golf lessons are available from our PGA/LPGA professionals:

Karl Kimball – Director of Golf

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Karl has been a member of the PGA of America since 1984 and has served on various communities Board of Directors throughout his career.  He was the North Florida Section PGA Champion and Player of the Year in 1984 and has won many satellite tour events spanning the United States.  His playing accomplishments also include being the leading money winner for the Dakotas Tour in 1986 while placing 2nd and 3rd the next two years. While a member of the PGA TOUR and Hogan and Nike Tour, Karl often conducted group and corporate clinics.  He was a featured instructor at the Ohio Golf Show in Canton, Ohio using one of the first computerized programs available at the time and was featured with Fred Couples at the Nike Wichita Open in 1995.  He has won four Carolinas Section PGA major championships including two North Carolina Open titles.  He won one of four PGA of America Regional Championships in 1997 at the Homestead in Virginia.  Karl has also competed in two PGA Championships played at Sahalee Country Club and Valhalla Country Club.  His students have encompassed beginning juniors to juniors wanting to play organized school golf to ladies clinics to a North Carolina Amateur Champion to aspiring touring professionals and PGA professionals.  His belief that the golf swing starts from the ground up has helped countless students improve their golf swing and scores.  Karl is an advocate of “Growing the Game of Golf” and has participated in Play Golf America Days.  He promotes a wellness view to golf through such endeavors as the H.E.A.R.T.S. Program and Adaptive Golf.  He is a member of the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game and is a Past President of the Carolinas PGA, which is the largest of all 41 PGA Sections in the PGA of America.  He now partners with Juliano Hannud of Sao Paulo, Brazil to form the management company Amerazil Golf that operates Hillandale Golf Course today.

1 Lesson – $70.00 
(Each additional person add $100.00)

Lesson Package – $210.00

Fran James – Director of Instruction

fran jamesFran James initiated the LPGA USGA Girls Golf Program in 2007 and has been an instructor for Peggy Kirk Bell “Golfari” located at Pine Needles in Pinehurst, NC, since 1995. Fran continues to grow the game of golf by participating in Play Golf America, Women’s Week, Bring Your Daughter to the course and teaching beginner’s classes for women at Durham Tech. She currently serves as a consultant to Taylor Made Golf. Contact Fran James or call 919-286-4211 for more information or to schedule a lesson.

1 Lesson – $65.00 
(Each additional person add $100.00)

Lesson Package – $180.00




Justin Weeks – Assistant Golf Professional

1 Lesson – $55.00

Lesson Package – $150.00




Learning to play golf the proper way leads to a more enjoyable experience every time you tee it up. Unlike going to the dentist, going to your PGA or LPGA Professional for a lesson is a rewarding experience that can be shared over and over again. Teaching has always been an integral part of The PGA’s mission, and its members remain the game’s experts and leaders. Today, PGA Professionals teach everybody how to play golf: juniors, seniors, high handicappers — and they can teach you, too. Click here for more information.

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