Bennett Valley Golf Academy

The vision of the BVGC Golf Academy is to grow golf within the Sonoma County Community. We offer a multitude of player development programs focused on the fundamentals needed to enjoy golf for a lifetime. Our style of instruction is approachable and fun. Whether you want to learn the game or sharpen your skills for tournament golf we have the programs and coaches to guide you. 

The Bennett Valley Golf Course team includes three PGA Class A Professionals. Our coaches share 70 years of golf experience and have the tools to help you play your best. Each coach offers a unique style but shares the same passion for golf instruction. We all believe in a thoughtful and attentive approach tailored to our students' needs. 

We offer several year-round programs that include classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Learn or improve all the phases of the game in a low stress group setting. Each class is geared toward different playing backgrounds. For information on which class would be the best for you please contact PGA Director of Instruction Chase Kanarek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Adult Golf Programs 

Get Golf Ready – Saturday Mornings. Learn fundamentals and how to translate them to the golf course. This five-week class geared toward beginners will prepare students for a lifetime of fun on the course.

Women’s Wednesday – Whether you have taken lessons in the past or are a total beginner this class provides a low-pressure setting to pick up some tips and meet other women interested in golf. *All Genders Welcome

Senior Tuesdays – This group meets Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. The class is geared toward golfers 55+ interested in gaining more speed and improving their ball striking. 

Upcoming Programs: More details coming soon!

Lunch Lessons  (Wednesdays) These 45-minute classes are geared toward working professionals that struggle to find time to develop their golf game.

On Course Mornings (Tuesdays)  This class is held out on the course. It focuses on short game but also discusses shot making and course management.  


"I appreciate the couple lessons we’ve had—they’ve totally changed how I think about my swing and the game" 

"Our kids had a blast and couldn’t stop talking about golf all day. Thank you for giving them a great first lesson!"