Practice & Lessons

The rules are fine. The clubs are fine. The problem with the game is, that there are not enough hours in the day to practice.” – Ben Hogan

Push Your Game to the Limit With Manatee’s Excellent Practice Facilities!

If working on your game is your idea of fun, then Manatee has the facilities where you can practice from dawn to dusk.

Work with our Class A PGA Professionals to help perfect your game

They say “Practice makes perfect” but only if you’re practicing perfectly with not one, but two highly respected golf professionals. With credentials that you can brag about, trust Ken, Dave, or any of the other staff professionals at Manatee to put your game in its best possible shape.

Cathy Schmidty, LPGA Class A Professional

CATHY LPGA Class “A” Cathy Schmidt player 4 years Futures Tour and 2011 Symetra tour qualifier/player. Past officer of the LPGA and lead instructor for the LPGA programs Behind the Ropes, LPGA USGA Girls Golf & LPGA Golf 101 for women. Cathy is the owner/operator of THE GOLF BOOT CAMP, 3 day golf schools started Seattle, WA. 1994  Master instructor for The Golfing Machine, Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone Golf, Medicus 5SK’s, Lynn Blake Golf & Stack & Tilt golf and many other certifications. Cathy has 27 years of teaching experience. Cathy’s trained eye along with the help of V1 video and Doppler radar . Cathy knows that you will break habits you are not aware of having and break your game down to the lower scores you know you are capable of shooting. 

Cathy teaches at Manatee County & Buffalo Creek GC. 

To schedule lessons private, group or school with Cathy please call: 
941-720-9080 or log on to

Dave comes to us from upstate New York and was born into a golfing family. He moved to Durango, Colorado for college and soon after took a job in the golf business at the Tamarron Resort/Glacier Club. He then started teaching professionally in 1996, and spent the winters of 1998, 1999 and 2000 in Sarasota at The Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch. He returned to visit the area year after year ever since and in 2010, Dave moved to Sarasota to establish his teaching brand Pure Golf.Dave Zalbowitz, PGA Class A Professional

Owner Operator – Pure Golf Inc Senior Staff Instructor – Stratton VT Golf School Summer 2010 to present Staff Instructor – Golf Digest Schools Staff Instructor National Golf Schools Staff Instructor Ben Sutton Golf School Director of Instruction – Glacier Club, Durango, Colorado

Click here to find out more about lessons or call the pro shop at 941.792.6773

Work on your swing at our multi-station driving range, or practice your short game on our well-maintained chipping and putting greens.

Check out our:
  • Range
  • Putting Green
  • Chipping area
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