Golf Tuition

Whatever your playing level we have a coaching option to improve your game. Our NZPGA approved professionals are available for both private lessons and golf schools.

Please phone the Pro Shop for appointments Phone: 07-374-8152 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Steven Jessup (Head Professional), pictured above with a few rising stars from a Wairakei School of Golf.  Steve is a member of NZPGA, he’s been coaching at Wairakei since 1995 and runs the very popular Wairakei School of Golf.

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Grace Senior (Golf Professional), once a junior golfer under Steve’s coaching.  Grace is now a member of NZPGA, she’s been coaching at Wairakei since 2019 and is passionate about golf.


Individual Lessons

One to one format, full shots on the practice range focusing on key points of your swing. A great way to pinpoint the area of your swing that needs the most work and discover the best way of correcting it.

Short game lessons on putting, chipping, pitching or bunkers are also available on our excellent practice facilities. Just what you need to sort out those frustrating scoring shots.

Steven Jessup - 30 minutes for $55 or 60 minutes $100.

Grace Senior - 45 minutes for $75.


Lesson Series

A prepaid lesson series gives you the opportunity to have the repeated guidance of your own coach, ensuring you stay on track. A series also enables you to work on all aspects of the game with someone who knows it best.

Steven Jessup – five x 30-minute lessons for $245

Grace Senior – three x 45-minute lessons for $210


Trackman Launch Monitor/Silicon Coach 

The use of technology adds another dimension to the lesson environment. 

We use both Trackman Launch Monitor and Silicon Coach computer analysis as tools to gain more information on your game.  This technology gives us the best opportunity to get the most out of your game. 

A minimum of 60 minutes is required for the use of this state of the art equipment.


Playing Lessons

Play a round under the experienced eye of our resident professional.  While you're on the course your professional will guide you through swing adjustments and course management.

A playing lesson is an ideal way to learn how to think your way around the golf course. Choose the right club and style of shot for each occasion, in a way that can't be taught or learnt on the driving range.

Steven Jessup – 9 hole playing lesson $175 (plus green fee)

Grace Senior – 9 hole playing lesson $175 (plus green fee)


Wairakei School of Golf 3 Day Programme

Now’s your chance to be professionally coached on all aspects of your golf game and play New Zealand’s finest golf course.

The Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary invites you to join the Wairakei School of Golf. Resident N.Z.P.G.A. professional Steven Jessup will guide you through a professionally designed 3-day programme which covers tee & fairway play, short game and bunker play. The school also teaches the student course management, you will also receive a personal recording (saved to USB drive), so those vital points are not forgotten.

The School fee includes:

- Breakfast and lunch daily.
- All range and green fees, as well as electric cart hire.
- An instructional recording of you and your coach(saved to USB drive), so that you have a visual record of swing changes and improvements that have been made to your swing over the three days of tuition.

- Steve will guide you during two rounds of 9 holes and one round of 18 holes, coaching you through your game and course management. Question him on rules and using them towards your advantage.

Areas covered in the school are:

- Full Swing
- Pitching
- Chipping
- Bunker Shots
- Putting
- Odd Lies

Wairakei School of Golf fee $1250 (per person) - includes all coaching, USB drive, green fees, cart hire, range use, two breakfasts and three lunches.


Steve Jessup, our head professional, would be happy to consider organising a private golf school for you if you are able to arrange your own group of 4 – 6 people, and find a mutually agreeable date.

For more information please contact the Pro Shop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.