Private Lessons - Portland, Oregon

The lesson season in our home location of Portland, Oregon runs from mid-May to late October at Quail Valley Golf Course. All lessons are taught by Jim Waldron. For our new students we require a minimum of four hours of lessons for golfers with handicaps of 12 or higher (average score of 84 or more) and a two hour minimum for golfers with handicaps of less than 12.


One hour lesson: $200
90 minute lesson: $285   
Two hour lesson: $375

Two person rate: $275/hour
Juniors ages 8-17 - 10% discount


Most of our private lesson students are enrolled in a series of one-hour lessons. A one hour lesson every three to four weeks throughout the summer golf season is the most effective way to learn and we can offer a lower hourly rate to these highly committed golf students. Lesson series must be completed within one year of enrollment.

Four hours of private lessons - $765
Seven hours - $1,315
Ten hours - $1,850
Juniors ages 8-17 - 10% discount


On course demonstration of effective course management, pre-shot routine and shot selection strategies, risk/ reward analysis and feedback on the student's playing strategies. Managing your thoughts and emotions in that critical time between shots is also covered. Our students rave about our playing lessons! This is one of the fastest ways to significantly lower your golf scores in the shortest possible time. If you are now shooting an average score of 85-100, you can expect to lower your scores by five to ten shots almost immediately from the information you will learn about in this lesson. Typical playing lessons run 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Lesson rates above apply.


Learn how to master the mental game and breakthrough to a higher level of golf performance from one of the nation's foremost golf mental game instructors. Jim is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Patterning, the most effective method of sports performance enhancement as well as a longtime student and teacher of Eastern concentration and meditation techniques, and a certified hypno-therapist. Confidence-building, concentration training, handling pressure effectively, and staying focused and in control of your thoughts and emotions while playing golf are just a few of the topics covered in our mental game private lesson program. Learn a professional level preshot routine and discover true shotmaking consistency.
New students:

Lesson rates above apply.


Please call our office at 1-503-997-2063 or email us to make a private lesson appointment with Jim Waldron. Please do not call the pro shop at Quail Valley to make a lesson reservation. All reservations must come through our office.

Lesson time slots are limited and fill up quickly in the busy summer golf season so we highly recommend booking your lesson early.  Normally our lesson schedule is full two weeks out though we can sometimes fit you in sooner.

We require payment in advance for all of our private lessons. Payment is due by credit card at the time the lesson appointment is made. Visa or Mastercard are accepted.

LESSON PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you must cancel your lesson, please do so within a minimum of seven days of your lesson appointment so that we will have the opportunity to schedule a replacement student into your cancelled time slot. No refunds will be issued for students who fail to show up for their scheduled lesson or for cancellations received within seven days of the lesson appointment.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Occasionally our students call us on the day of a scheduled lesson to cancel due to bad weather. It may be raining hard in their section of the Portland metro area but at Quail Valley Golf Course the weather is fine. We rarely need to cancel our scheduled lesson days due to bad weather anymore since we now have two covered instruction areas at Quail Valley Golf Course. In the rare case of really nasty weather, we will make the call, if needed, to cancel the day's lessons due to bad weather and we will contact each of our scheduled students the night before or the morning of the lesson day to inform them of this. If we do not call you to cancel due to bad weather, please assume that the weather is fine at the golf course, and we expect you to show up as planned.