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Important Announcement


Updated April 6: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 30, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) and School's Out Camps starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.


The Vail Golf Club offers a variety of instructional opportunities for golfers of all ages. Our goal is to offer affordable instruction for every level of play and to help golfers enjoy their game even more. We provide individual lessons, structured group lessons and weekly clinics. You can also form your own group of up to six golfers and book a lesson that will be fun and affordable.

For details on youth golf camps and programs, please click here

For more information and to sign up for any of the Vail Golf Club instructional programs, call 970-479-2260.

Lesson Rates


1 hour 

45 min 

30 min

 Director of Golf or Head Professional $100 $75 $50
 Assistant PGA Professional $85 $65 $45
 PGM Interns $75 $55  $40
 Junior Lesson (17 and under) $60  $45  $30

Adult Group Lessons

2 people = $120/hr ($60 per person)

3 people = $120/hr ($40 per person)

4 people = $140/hr ($35 per person)

*For every person over four, add $35 to the price.


Junior Group Lessons

2 kids = $70/hr ($35 per kid)

3 kids = $90/hr ($30 per kid)

*For every kid over 3, add $30 to price

Group Lessons

The Vail Golf Club has partnered with Play Golf America to offer many programs for the entire family to enjoy. Please click here to find the schedules for events. Whether you are brand new to the game or trying to break 80 for the first time, we can help you reach your goals. Call us at 479-2260 x1 to reserve your spot in the next Play Golf America Class.


Group Lesson Rates:

2 people = $100/hr ($50 per person)

3 people = $120/hr ($40 per person)

4 people = $140/hr ($35 per person)

5 people = $150/hr ($30 per person)

*For every person over 5, add $30 to the price.


These clinics will be booked through the individual instructors. Please call our Head Golf Professional, Nathan Mead at 970-479-2260, ext. 4.

Junior Lessons, Camps & Clinics

Junior Lesson Rates

1 hour  45 min  30 min Two golfers Three golfers 
$60  $45  $30 $35 per hour, per person $30 per hour, per person 

Vail Junior Golf Academy

June 22-25, Aug. 3-6  | Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 2019 Junior Academy Registration

The Vail Junior Golf Academy will teach students ages 13 to 17 a variety of on-course skills including, putting, driving, swing, course etiquette and more. The academy is for intermediate to advanced youth golfers who have previous course experience. Lunch is included and participants also will receive video analysis throughout the camp. PGA instruction with a 6:1 student to coach ratio.

Cost is $599 per student, per session.

First Tee of Eagle County

The-FirstTeeThe Vail Golf Club's First Tee program is managed by The First Tee Colorado Rocky Mountains. The mission of The First Tee is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf. Please visit their website for program details and registration information. We are offering Par, Pardie, and Birdie programs on Wednesdays and Fridays. First Tee of Rocky Mountains

Vail Golf Club Two-Day and Three-Day Junior Golf Camps

June-August 2020 | Two- and Three-Day Sessions  | Junior Camp Registration

Ages: 6-17 years (must be at least 10 yrs for advanced camp)

Call 970-479-2260 for more details.

The Vail Golf Club will be offering two-day and three-day beginner camps, three-day intermediate camps and an advanced three-day camp. The beginner and intermediate two-day and three-day camps are for ages 6 to 17 and will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. The three-day advanced camp takes place either from from 3 to 5 p.m. and is for ages 10 to 17. Advance camp participants must have completed both Par and Birdie Levels in the First Tee Program.


Two- and Three-Day Sessions
Session  Dates Cost Times
Beginner, Two-Day June 10-11 (We/Thu) $69 per child 9 to 11 a.m.
Intermediate, Three-Day June 16-18 (Tu-Th) $99 per child 9 to 11 a.m.
Beginner, Two-Day June 30-July 1 (Tu-We) $69 per child 9 to 11 a.m.
Intermediate, Three-Day July 14-16 (Tu-Th) $99 per child 9 to 11 a.m.
Intermediate, Three-Day July 21-23 (Tu-Th) $99 per child 9 to 11 a.m.
Advanced, Three-Day July 21-23 (Tu-Th) $129 per child 3 to 5 p.m.

Play with the Pro

After 5:30 p.m. | *By appointment only

$100 per person, includes range balls, nine holes of golf, one hour of instruction, rental clubs and balls.

There is a lot to be learned on the golf course. Play with a pro, receive on-course instruction, and find out how to take strokes off your game! Call 970-479-2260, ext. 4 and speak with Head Professional Nathan Mead to reserve.

Senior Clinics

10 to 11 a.m. | Sundays, June 21 - August 30th, 2020

$25 per clinic

Call 970-479-2260 to sign up.

Still haven't perfected your game? Join us for some quality instruction that will get you closer.

The Vail Golf Club will once again offer senior clinics for those ages 50 and older. These clinics will be offered weekly and often fill up. Instruction will include tips on balance and motion, maintaining or adding distance, using the latest technology in clubs and balls, learning scoring shots around the green and more.

Swing Tips & Sips sponsored by Bonfire Brewing

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Tuesdays, June 2 - August 25, 2020

$25 per clinic (two drinks included)

Call 970-479-2260 to sign up

This weekly program is limited to 12 people and includes unlimited range balls, two Bonfire Brewery Beers and instruction from the Vail Golf Club professional staff. A perfect opportunity to practice golf prior to the Tuesday night free concerts at the Ford Amphitheater. 

Ladies, Lessons and Libations

45:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Thursdays, June 4 - August 27, 2020

$25 per clinic (two drinks included)

Call 970-479-2260 to sign up.

We reserve this one for you ladies. Come out and enjoy a drink with friends, with quality golf instruction catered specifically to you.

Each class is limited to 16 women and offers a variety of instruction about all aspects of the game, equipment needs and course management, all the while creating an enjoyable atmosphere for women to meet others who share their interest in golf. 

Get Golf Ready

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Get Golf Ready programming because of our driving range renovations. We will instead be offering the following:

Crash Course Clinic! These are a somewhat expedited version of the Get Golf Ready programs. They are just a single session that is 2 hours long. This is a great clinic for beginner golfers and people without any golf experience whatsoever.

First Session: Crash Course Clinic Weekday - Thursday June 20th, 2019 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Second Session: Crash Course Clinic Weekend - Sunday June 23rd, 2019 - 1:00-3:00 p.m.

$49 per person

Call 970-479-2260 to register. Clinic will be limited to 12 students!

We will cover all aspects of golf including the equiptment, rules, full swing, and short game. Everything you need, including clubs, will be provided for the classes. We just ask that you wear golf attire. 

Upon completion of one of the clinics, participants will receive $25 green fees, including cart, after 5:00 p.m. for the rest of the summer!