Golf Lessons

Lessons

Holiday Valley's Director of Golf, Steve Carney, is a Master PGA Golf Professional, one of only 220 in the country. Steve's over 30 years of teaching experience with all levels and ages of golfers not only gives him the ability to pinpoint what you need help with, but also gives him a great understanding how each individual learns best. Also teaching at Holiday Valley are PGA Certified Professional, Kyle Benish and Tom Dirito USGTF Instructor. Kyle and Tom specialize in children's golf lessons and advanced players.

Golf Lessons

Half hour lesson $45 

One Hour Lesson $70 

 One Hour Lesson for two $90

 Playing Lesson $100 (Steve Carney)

One Hour Video Lesson using V1 $100 (Kyle Benish)

PGA Master LogoSteve Carney, PGA Master Professional

Steve Carney driveProfessional Experience

  • Summer: Holiday Valley Resort Director of Golf and Summer Operations, Ellicottville, NY
  • Winter: The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club Teaching Professional, Ft. Myers, FL
  • PGA Member over 30 years
  • 2019 WNYPGA Board Member
  • 144th PGA Master Professional
  • Member Golf Collectors Society

Awards

  • WNY PGA Golf Professional of the year
  • WNY PGA Horton Smith Award, four times
  • WNY PGA Education Leader
  • WNY PGA Junior Golf Leader
  • WNY PGA Merchandiser of the Year, seven times

Playing Accomplishments - First Place Finishes

  • WNY PGA Wellsville Country Club Pro Am
  • WNY PGA Bartlett Country Club Pro Am
  • CNY PGA Drumlins Pro Am
  • WNY PGA Elkdale Pro Am
  • WNY PGA South Shore Pro Am
  • Golf Heritage Society Championship
  • WNY PGA Pro President Championship
  • WNY PGA Head Professional and Assistants Championship
  • North Florida PGA Clearwater Country Club Pro Am
  • WNY Pro-Junior Championship
  • Western New York Oldsmobile Scramble

Certified PGA Professional logoKyle Benish PGA Certified Professional

Kyle BenishProfessional Experience -

  • PGA Certified Professional
  • Class A PGA Professional since 2010
  • 2019 WNYPGA Board Member - Chairman Awards Hall of Fame and Tournament Committee Member
  • PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Holiday Valley Resort
  • Former PGA Golf Professional at Worthington Country Club, Florida
  • Former Assistant Golf Coach, St. Bonaventure University

Awards

  • 2014 and 2017 Western NY PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2010 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game

V1 LogoPlaying Accomplishments

  • 2015 Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Pro Am Champion
  • 2015 Pro Assistant Championship Champion
  • 2011 Ryder Cup Team Member Assistant Association Western New York PGA
  • 2010 Ryder Cup Team Member Assistant Association Western New York PGA
  • 2010 Top 10 Money List Assistant Association Western New York PGA
  • 2006 Ryder Cup Team Member Assistant Association Western New York PGA
  • 2006 Top 10 Money List Assistant Association Western New York PGA
  • 2006 Runner up Pro Assistant Championship

Read about Kyle on page 7 in the PGA's newsletter, Assistant Professional Spotlight

Junior Golf Clinics

Boys and Girls from ages 7-18 will receive 4 days of instruction, rules, etiquette and a picnic day during July or August.

Jr. Golf Clinic information

Just for the Ladies

Forget what you've heard about golf...women CAN golf and golf CAN be fun! Check out our Beginner's Ladies Group that meets every other Wednesday night at 5 PM in the Golf Shop.

Beginner Ladies Golf Group