Golf Academy at Timber Creek

Golf Academy at Timber Creek

4554 FM 2351
Friendswood, TX 77546

P: (281) 734-0177

Class A PGA Professional David Pilsner realizes he is one of golf’s fortunate few. “I was lucky to have grown up playing with good junior players who motivated me to practice and get better,” said Pilsner. “Instruction was not very common, but we learned to play the game well.” Now, as Director of Golf Instruction at Timber Creek Golf Club in Friendswood, the practically self-taught Pilsner is bringing the basics of the game to golf’s fastest-growing segment, junior golfers. “We host golf camps in the summer to introduce children as young as six years old to the game,” said Pilsner, “and during the school year we have after school classes, Saturday classes, and a Junior Golf Academy for teenagers.”

This fall Pilsner will conduct a Golf Fundamentals class for boys and girls ages 5 to 9. Beginning Monday, October 3, the six-week program from 4:45 to 6 p.m. will focus on fundamental movement skills that are used in all sports. The 90-minute sessions will use stations to help the kids work on agility, striking, balance, locomotion, jumping, rotation and core strength. Additionally, the Junior Golf Academy will feature the Learn to Play Golf program for boys and girls from 10-13 years old, which will introduce these young players to more golf-specific skills including upper and lower body mobility and stability, wrist motion, striking, agility, balance and coordination, as well as focusing on routine golf skills -- if there truly are such things -- like putting, chipping and the full swing. The cost for each program is $120.

Golf Academy at Timber Creek

Timber Creek Golf Club, a 27-hole facility designed by Jay Riviere and carved out of 316 acres of oak and pine forests, offers golfers an environment and a feeling that is not found anywhere else on the South side of Houston. One million cubic yards of dirt were moved to create the rolling looks of South Carolina, and 13 bridges were added to cross over Clear Creek. Strategically placed rock outcroppings add to the beauty of the course.

The 6,500-square-foot clubhouse features a well supplied golf shop, a restaurant/bar that is open daily and locker rooms with showers, and the 200-seat open-air pavilion is equipped with a grill and is perfect for tournaments, private parties or for just providing a panoramic view for post-round beverages. The driving range, where you can sharpen your skills or take a lesson from the staff of PGA professionals, is lighted for after-work practice sessions, and customer service ranks high among all Houston-area golf clubs. The Golf Academy at Timber Creek also offers custom club fitting to help you play your best -- Pilsner is certified as a Ping and Titleist club fitter.

Whether you’re a beginner, a recreational player or a highly skilled golfer looking to sharpen your skills, Timber Creek has a program designed to fit your needs. “Golf is a difficult game to begin with,’ said Pilsner, “but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be fun.” And anyone who’s been named Southern Texas PGA Professional of the Year, as Pilsner was in 2008, certainly knows what he’s talking about.

For more information on the Golf Academy at Timber Creek log on to, or call David Pilsner directly at (281) 993-1140, ext. 22.

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