Rock Barn Golf ACademy

Learn to play your best with golf lessons only minutes away from Hickory, NC!

Our teaching and coaching philosophy is simple, yet effective. Every golfer has a different swing, and learning how to control the golf ball without over complicating things is key to shooting lower scores. Rock Barn Golf Academy believes all golfers can improve with the proper guidance. We understand the game in such a way that allows us to communicate its’ most complex concepts in a very simple and direct way. Whether you need video guidance with details on why you need to change, or are a “feel player” looking to make a slight tweak, our coaching allows each golfer to receive a customized plan for total game improvement.
  • Instructor's Blog

      Andy Zachowicz PGA, Director of Instruction 

      Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean it’s time to put the clubs away! Winter time is a great time to make a change to a golf swing without having to worry about taking it to the course the next day. Taking some lessons during the winter can really pay dividends when spring time comes rolling around and you hit the ground running instead of starting over again. In addition, as most major manufacturers have their 2016 line of equipment released, it’s a good time to make sure your bag is up to par, and change any clubs that might need to be updated. Winter is a great time to prepare for the spring! Don’t let it sneak up on you in the middle of March when it’s 70 and sunny…

  • Adult Lessons & Golf Clinics
    • Getting Started

      1-Hour Evaluation
      All Students at the Rock Barn Golf Academy start with a 1-Hour Evaluation. In our first meeting we discuss your goals and where you would like to see improvement. We use video analysis to take an in depth look into your swing.
      We will design a game plan to get you on the path to better golf!

      Birdie Program

      5 Hours of Instruction – Tuition $400
      Ideal for a golfer looking to tweak some major issues, the Birdie Program gives you and your coach the opportunity to look at your game, and address any major flaws, and come up with a plan of attack without forcing too much information in a short time frame.

      Par Program

      3 Hours of Instruction – Tuition $270
      For someone looking to maintain the level of golf they are currently playing at, or for making some minor changes to an already solid game, the Par Program provides an opportunity to make improvements to your game without making drastic changes.

      Play with the Pro

      9 Holes –$295
      This is the perfect program for the golfer looking to get lower scores from their round by better understanding the course management techniques used by the game’s greatest players. Would you like to score better even on those days when you are not hitting the ball that well? You will learn shot evaluation, target selection, and how to establish an effective pre-shot routine and improve your shot execution.
      The information will be covered in a small group environment. This class has a low student/teacher ratio of 3:1. With the Pros guidance through playing 9 holes on the course, you will finally learn how to manage your game and improve your scores.

      Rock Barn Members receive 25% Discount on all Adult Programs.
      All 1-Hour Lessons include Video Analysis. 

  • Junior Programs
    • Junior Lessons

      Individual lessons for your son or daughter is the best way for your child to receive 1 on 1 attention in a fun environment. Meant for players of all skill levels from a beginner to college level competitors, private lessons help to develop and hone skills for the entire game. Beginner or younger players should start with ½ hour lessons, progressing towards 1 hour lessons as they develop and age.


      Private Junior Lessons

          (1) 1-Hour Lesson    $70
          (3) 1-Hour Lessons    $200 
          (5) 1-Hour Lessons    $350
          (10) 1-Hour Lessons    $600 
          (1) 1/2 -Hour Lesson    $45
          (3) 1/2 -Hour Lessons    $125 
          (5) 1/2 -Hour Lessons    $200
          (10) 1/2 -Hour Lessons    $350 
        Rock Barn Members Recieve a 10% discount on all Junior Programs.
      All 1 - Hour Lessons include Video Analysis.

      Junior Camps

      Junior camps are a great way to introduce your child to golf in a fun, social environment or for to improve and enhance skills for a more advanced player. Kids will learn the basics of golf in a game based format, maximizing learning retention and learning necessary skills to play golf into the future.

      Monday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 15th: 9am – 12pm
      Monday, June 27th – Wednesday, June 29th: 9am – 12pm
      Tuesday, July 6th – Thursday, July 7th: 9am – 12pm
      Wednesday, July 13th – Friday, July 15th: 4pm – 7pm
      Monday, July 25th – Wednesday, July 27th: 9am – 12pm
      Wednesday, August 10th – Friday, August 12th: 4pm – 7pm Tuesday, August 16th – Thursday, August 18th: 9am – 12pm

        Members $150, Non-Members $175.

      Junior Academy

      The Rock Barn Junior Academy meets once a week for the younger players and twice a week for the more advanced player during the summer. During the off season all ages meet once a week. With the more devoted child in mind, the Junior Academy develops your young golfer and sets the foundation for him or her to develop into the best golfer they can be. From playing games on the range, to learning rules, to playing on course, the Academy is the best way for your child to learn the game and play it for the rest of their lives. In addition, the option of including private lessons into the plan can really help progress a child’s development.

      Ages 11 and Up:
      Starting June 3rd
      Every Monday and Friday of the Month: 4pm – 5pm
      $100 Members  $150 Non-Members
      *with 4 individual lessons:
      $200 Members  $300 Non Members

      Ages 10 and Under:
      Starting June 4th
      Every Saturday of the Month: 10am – 11pm
      $50 Member, $75 Non-Members
      *with 4 individual lessons: 
      $150 Members  $200 Non Members

      PGA Junior League

      Rock Barn’s PGA Junior League Golf Team is a great way to introduce a child into the realm of competitive play while keeping it as a fun, team based sport. Played as a 2 – man captain’s choice, PGA Junior League allows a child to get the feel for competition against children of roughly the same age and any skill level. By pairing up a weaker player with a stronger one, children can learn and watch a better player play the game while helping out to win their match against teams of other golf courses and clubs. 2016 PGA Junior League practice will start May 4th, 2016 every Wednesday afternoon from 5pm-6pm.

      Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour

      The CVGJ Tour is the next step up for kids to compete from PGA Junior League. Played at different courses in the Hickory, NC area, they offer different age groups for children to compete as individuals against children of the same age. With age groups starting at 10 year olds, CVJG gives young children a chance to get a feel for individual stroke play competition.

      Advanced Junior Golf

      There are many options available for the higher level junior golfers. From tours like the National Junior Golf Tour that play all over the Carolinas to the ultra-competitive American Junior Golf Association, that play all across the country and include a few international events. The staff at Rock Barn Golf Academy will work with your child to figure out what is in their best interest.

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