Golf Lessons


Holiday Valley's Director of Golf, Steve Carney, is a Master PGA Golf Professional, one of only 220 in the country. Steve's 38 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 Class A PGA member, 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 LogoKyle Benish PGA Professional

Kyle BenishProfessional Experience -

  • Class A PGA Professional since 2010
  • PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Holiday Valley Resort
  • PGA Golf Professional at Worthington Country Club, Florida
  • Former Assistant Golf Coach, St. Bonaventure University


  • 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

master PGA logoSteve Carney, PGA Master Professional

Steve Carney driveProfessional Experience

  • Holiday Valley Resort Direction of Golf and Summer Operations, Ellicottville, NY
  • The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club Teaching Professional, Ft. Myers, FL
  • PGA Member 38 years
  • PGA Master Professional
  • Member Golf Collectors Society


  • WNY PGA Golf Professional of the year
  • WNY PGA Horton Smith Award, three times
  • WNY PGA Junior Golf Leader
  • WNY PGA Merchandiser of the Year, five 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
  • 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

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

Ladies Nine and Wine

Wed 15th Aug 2018 5PM – 8PM

A relaxed 2-player 9 hole scramble, followed by wine and appetizers at the Cabana Bar. $38 for HV Golf Members, $48 for non-Members, please sign up in advance at the Golf Shop. Call 716-699-3939 for info.

Duffers and Drafts

Improve your game with an hour and a half group golf lesson covering full swing instruction in the relaxed atmosphere of the Holiday Valley Practice Range, then enjoy a cold brew. Friday, July 27, 5:00 PM. Lesson by PGA Golf Professional, Kyle Benish. $50, sign up in advance at the Golf Shop. For info call 716-699-3939.