The Okanagan Golf Academy

Our Golf Academy combines a world-class practice facility with beautiful surroundings to offer an unparalleled learning experience.
We offer a variety of lesson programs designed to help golfers of all ages and skill levels. From private programs to golf schools, our award-winning coaching team at The Okanagan Golf Academy ensures your time with us is both rewarding and fun.

Adult Lesson Programs and Pricing Junior Lesson Programs and Pricing

Practice Facility Rates
Practice Facility - 20 bucket $6 | 40 bucket $11 | 80 bucket $17

Book a Lesson
To book a lesson, or for more information, contact The Okanagan Golf Club at
250.765.5955 or 1.800.i.GolfBC | [email protected]

Golf Instructors
Clay Stothers, PGA of Canada

Director of Instruction
PGA of BC Coach of the Year, 2022
PGA of BC Teacher of the Year, 2014
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Clay has a deep passion for the game of golf, from the history to the beauty, and this passion is evident when teaching his students. The development of the students is extremely important to Clay, whether it’s a number they are trying to shoot or their overall experience playing the game. With over two decades of teaching experience, Clay has learned a key factor in what makes his students successful lies in their ability to understand their golf swing and maintain consistency with their game. Understanding your golf swing, allows for quicker results and a lifetime of enjoyment.

Conner Kozak, PGA of Canada

Lead Coach
PGA of BC Junior Leader of the Year, 2019
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At an early age of about 8 or 9 years old, Conner began to develop a strong passion for the sport of golf. This passion only grew stronger into his teens as he began to notice continual improvement in his game and in competition. Following a junior golf career highlighted by several championships and top finishes in high level competition, Conner had the privilege of being recruited to play varsity golf at the University of British Columbia. While pursuing a degree in Kinesiology, he was named team captain for three out of his four years on the team. During his time on the team, Conner was able to help lead the T-Birds to numerous tournament wins and national championships.

Now as a professional, he believes in growing the game at all levels of play and is driven by providing the opportunity for others to love the game, just as it was once given to him.

Sam De Sira, PGA of Canada

Academy Instructor
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Sam has been playing golf since the age of 12 where he soon found a life-long passion for the sport. He graduated University with a degree in Media & Journalism before setting his sights back on golf and ultimately turning professional. After competing in Australia and teaching students at The Grange Golf Club (home to LIV Golf Australia), he ventured to British Columbia where he joined the Okanagan Golf Club team in 2019, in an effort to hone his skills and seek new opportunity in the industry.

Sam has a strong belief that there is no single way to swing the club, instead focusing on the importance of a player’s own anatomy and fundamentals to ensure consistency and personal success. He works with players of all age and skill, running the OKGC Golf Schools, aiding in the development of the junior academy, as well as hosting ladies-only events, with an emphasis on boosting female participation in the sport. You can find him online at @freeformgolf.

Certifications include: Canadian PGA Professional, Australian PGA Professional Advanced in Coaching, Diploma of Sport Coaching, 200YTT Certified (Yoga Instruction), TrackMan University Professional Level 2 Certified

Oliver Rizun, PGA of Canada

Academy Instructor
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Starting golf at the age of 11 in Squamish, Oliver grew up on the golf course just two blocks from his house. Despite playing multiple other sports, golf was always the long-lasting passion of his.

After playing provincial and national junior tournaments, he decided to move to Kelowna to play for UBC Okanagan. While getting an undergrad in Human Kinetics, he would play five years for the UBCO Heat while helping his team to multiple provincial medals and a national silver medal at the collegiate level.

Oliver believes in growing the game at the junior level while helping adults improve and maximize their potential. 

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