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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

One-day Workshop

  • 5 Hours of Golf Instruction
  • V1 Video Analysis
  • Foresight Sports Launch Monitor Technology
  • Unlimited Golf

$250 per student

Two-day Workshop

  • 9 ½ Hours of Golf Instruction
  • V1 Video Analysis
  • Foresight Sports Launch Monitor Technology
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Treetops Golf Academy Gift
  • 2 Nights Lodging
  • Unlimited Golf

$699 per student

Three-day Workshop

  • 14 Hours of Golf Instruction
  • V1 Video Analysis
  • Foresight Sports Launch Monitor Technology
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Treetops Golf Academy Gift
  • 2 Nights Lodging
  • Unlimited Golf

$889 per student

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: $25 gift certificate for use at the Spa or Golf Pro Shop 
  • 3 Days of Unlimited Golf
  • 5:1 student to instructor ratio

July 11th-July 14th only session available. All other sessions are sold out.

$679pp 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.

$999 per couple


The Treetops Golf Academy offers demonstration golf clinics at 2:30pm every day throughout the golf season, on the Jones Masterpiece Driving Range.  Topics will range from:

  • Short Game Shot Selection
  • How to Maximize Distance with your Driver
  • Putting Drills Guaranteed to Help you Lower your Scores
  • Golf Fitness and Warmup Routines
  • How to Shape Shots
  • Important Principles for Solid Contact Every Time

These clinics last one hour and are a wonderful opportunity to get some pointers for your game and see captivating demonstrations from our PGA Professional Staff. These clinics are available for resort guests or visitors for only $10.

Contact Steve Scheuermann at 989-350-0533 or [email protected].


Do you have a group of 10 or more people? If so, the Treetops Golf Academy teaches customized clinics for groups of any size. These learning experiences are a wonderful way to treat customers or employees to a fantastic team building experience, surrounded by nature and our wonderful game. Additionally, these clinics can work well as meeting spaces for bachelor parties, wedding groups, or reunions as well. There is not a better way to prepare to golf on our collection of world class golf courses. Customized Group Golf Clinics are priced based on the time and scope of the experience and can be as inexpensive as $5 per person.

By appointment only.

Contact Steve Scheuermann at 989-350-0533 or [email protected].

Family Golf Lesson

A family golf lesson customized to either create an introduction to the game of golf or for advancement of your golfing skills. Putting, short game, and full-swing instruction will be included with a fun and easy to understand approach to help your family to enjoy the great game of golf.

  • 2 Hour Lesson
  • Putting, Short Game, Full Swing Instruction
  • 5:1 student to instructor ratio

Family Golf Lessons are by appointment only.

Contact Steve Scheuermann 989-350-0533 or [email protected]


$189 per family

Play With A Pro

For the utmost supreme summer experiences at Treetops Resort, book a one of a kind golfing adventure with one of our PGA Golf Professionals as they take an average golf day and turn it into one of the most memorable in your golfing career! Available for groups of 2 to 4.

  • 27 holes of golf with cart (9 holes on Threetops and 18 holes on the available course of your choice)
  • 45 minute clinic for your group prior to play
  • Lunch at the Tavern on the Hill with the pro
  • A 9 hole experience with a PGA Golf Professional creating a lasting memory

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!

1-Hour Sessions — One-on-one

PGA Lead Instructor

Steve Scheuermann, PGA Director of Golf at Treetops Resort


Additional Private Golf Instruction

The Master Plan

The Master Plan is the ultimate game improvement package, designed to help you with all aspects of your game. Our success stories from our students who have taken this plan previously are limitless! Bonus — Includes a Seasonal Range Membership at Treetops.

15 lessons — plus bonus


The Overhaul

The Overhaul is a plan that touches on all aspects of the game.  It provides the time necessary to make lasting changes in the full swing, short game and on course scoring improvement.  Bonus — Includes a Seasonal Range Membership at Treetops.

10 lessons — plus bonus


Junior golfers or Collegiate golfers receive a 30% discount on the programs above.

The Tune Up

The Tune Up is designed to get you ready for the season or to fix specific swing characteristics found in the initial diagnosis.

5 Lessons


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.



  • 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.


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, Director of Instruction, Steve Scheuermann.

  • 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 Steve Scheuermann – [email protected]

Indoor Winter Lessons

Certain times of the year are better spent working on scoring, while other times are better for working on swing changes. Without a doubt, the best time to change a golf swing is during the winter months at Treetops. During our indoor golf lessons, we utilize technology that helps students learn new movements faster.

A study by the National Golf Foundation found that students learn new movement patterns three times faster when they can see what they’re doing. At the Treetops Golf Academy, we utilize V1 Motion Analysis technology to teach students how to change their swings. We also use the most advanced Launch Monitor technology available to help students see what causes the ball to fly the way it does. As a result, students learn how to better control the golf club at impact, resulting in huge ball-flight gains. This, along with seeing the way their bodies move, helps students become better golfers.

Indoor Golf Lesson Options

  • One-hour private instruction: $60 (buy four and get one free)
  • One-hour private instruction for two golfers: $40 each (buy four lessons, get one free!)
  • One-hour V1 Technology golf swing analysis: $75
  • Virtual Swing Analysis: $25 – Send us a short video of your golf swing and a description of what you want to improve. Your video will be analyzed by one of our instructors, and recommendations will be emailed to you.

All the above indoor golf instruction programs include reduced rates on future golf simulator rentals.

Junior Winter Development

  • Two 45-minute Lessons Per Month
  • Optional Weekly Open Practice/Play for One Hour Every Wednesday

$79 a month

Meet the Treetops Resort Golf Professionals

Steve Scheuermann – PGA Director of Golf Instruction

Steve Scheuermann, PGA (2)Steve Scheuermann is a 39-year Life Member of the PGA of America and specializes in Junior Golf. Through his growth of the game initiatives, Steve was a top leader and golf instructor of one of the largest Junior Golf programs in Michigan for many years. Steve developed a strong passion for Junior Golf as a junior golfer himself. He believes that everyone should learn ways to enjoy the great game of golf. Steve was also the Executive Director of the Lake Michigan Junior Golf Tour, providing competition for kids ages 8-17. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan High School Athletic Association Golf Coaches for his extensive involvement and support of Junior Golf.

Steve’s teaching philosophy is a simple approach that adapts to every student’s skills and physicality. Steve is extremely knowledgeable in the Nine Ball Flight Laws and uses drills and “triggers” to improve a golfer’s impact position and the impending improved ball flight. Read more about Steve here.

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 Assistant General Manager

A portrait of Kevin McKinley, PGA Assistant General Manager at Treetops Resort. 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 Assistant General Manager 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.

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