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Perfecting Your Swing

The Perfect Place to Learn the Game of Golf

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s Spindrift Golf Course is a unique 9-hole, par-3 golf course that is the ideal venue for new golfers to learn the game as well as a challenge for seasoned golfers to shoot under par. The longest hole on this beautiful layout is only 85 yards with the average length of hole being 65 yards.

Open Daily from 9:00 a.m. to sunset

The Spindrift Golf Course

  • Complimentary use of golf clubs and balls included in green fee
  • Practice putting green
  • Practice chipping/pitching area
  • Driving nets for full swings

Golf Instruction with Jim Ragan

  • Summer-Junior Golf Camps
  • Friday Clinics
  • 1 Hour Private Lessons
  • 2 Hour Playing & Golf Fitness Assessment
  • Family/Group Clinic & Tournament
  • ½ Day Golf Schools for Families and Groups

For more information, Contact 858.551.4653 or Golf@LJBTC.com.

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Meet our Golf Pro, Jim Ragan

“I really enjoy introducing new golfers to the game. The Spindrift Golf Course is an ideal setting that allows me to get new players on the golf course and enjoying the game almost immediately.  Likewise this short but challenging little golf course will expose weaknesses in good players allowing me to make needed adjustments in both technique and their approach to scoring enabling them to reach their potential in the sport.”

Jim Ragan is the current UCSD Men’s Golf Coach and two-time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year as well as the Big 12 Coach of the Year.  Ragan came to La Jolla following 15 years as a coach at the NCAA Division 1 level with stints at the University of Texas, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma. Overall Ragan has coached 13 All-Americans, 11 Academic All-Americans and 9 students athletes that went of to play the PGA and European Tours.  This list includes the 2007 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Brandt Snedeker and the runner-up Anthony Kim in the same year.

 

Prior to coaching college golf, Ragan served as director and instructor for the Golf Digest Schools at Innisbrook Resort in Florida and the Sea Island Club in Georgia. As a member of the PGA, he administered over 150 schools while working alongside legendary golf instructors Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Davis Love Jr. and Paul Runyan.

 

As the former owner of a golf fitness gym, Ragan also has extensive knowledge and understanding of golf fitness and how it relates to performance on the course.  He is a Level 3 certified Fitness Trainer and Level 3 Junior Coach as well as a being Certified in Level 2 Bio-Mechanics.  He is also a Nike NG360/Gray Institute-certified Performance Specialist.

 

Jim can be reached directly at       
858-551-4653
858-699-2965 (cell)
GOLF@LJBTC.com

“I really enjoy introducing new golfers to the game. The Spindrift Golf Course is an ideal setting that allows me to get new players on the golf course and enjoying the game almost immediately.  Likewise this short but challenging little golf course will expose weaknesses in good players allowing me to make needed adjustments in both technique and their approach to scoring enabling them to reach their potential in the sport.”

Jim Ragan is the current UCSD Men’s Golf Coach and two-time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year as well as the Big 12 Coach of the Year.  Ragan came to La Jolla following 15 years as a coach at the NCAA Division 1 level with stints at the University of Texas, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma. Overall Ragan has coached 13 All-Americans, 11 Academic All-Americans and 9 students athletes that went of to play the PGA and European Tours.  This list includes the 2007 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Brandt Snedeker and the runner-up Anthony Kim in the same year.

 

Prior to coaching college golf, Ragan served as director and instructor for the Golf Digest Schools at Innisbrook Resort in Florida and the Sea Island Club in Georgia. As a member of the PGA, he administered over 150 schools while working alongside legendary golf instructors Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Davis Love Jr. and Paul Runyan.

 

As the former owner of a golf fitness gym, Ragan also has extensive knowledge and understanding of golf fitness and how it relates to performance on the course.  He is a Level 3 certified Fitness Trainer and Level 3 Junior Coach as well as a being Certified in Level 2 Bio-Mechanics.  He is also a Nike NG360/Gray Institute-certified Performance Specialist.

 

Jim can be reached directly at       
858-551-4653
858-699-2965 (cell)
GOLF@LJBTC.com

“I really enjoy introducing new golfers to the game. The Spindrift Golf Course is an ideal setting that allows me to get new players on the golf course and enjoying the game almost immediately.  Likewise this short but challenging little golf course will expose weaknesses in good players allowing me to make needed adjustments in both technique and their approach to scoring enabling them to reach their potential in the sport.”

Jim Ragan is the current UCSD Men’s Golf Coach and two-time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year as well as the Big 12 Coach of the Year.  Ragan came to La Jolla following 15 years as a coach at the NCAA Division 1 level with stints at the University of Texas, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma. Overall Ragan has coached 13 All-Americans, 11 Academic All-Americans and 9 students athletes that went of to play the PGA and European Tours.  This list includes the 2007 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Brandt Snedeker and the runner-up Anthony Kim in the same year.

 

Prior to coaching college golf, Ragan served as director and instructor for the Golf Digest Schools at Innisbrook Resort in Florida and the Sea Island Club in Georgia. As a member of the PGA, he administered over 150 schools while working alongside legendary golf instructors Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Davis Love Jr. and Paul Runyan.

 

As the former owner of a golf fitness gym, Ragan also has extensive knowledge and understanding of golf fitness and how it relates to performance on the course.  He is a Level 3 certified Fitness Trainer and Level 3 Junior Coach as well as a being Certified in Level 2 Bio-Mechanics.  He is also a Nike NG360/Gray Institute-certified Performance Specialist.

 

Jim can be reached directly at       
858-551-4653
858-699-2965 (cell)
GOLF@LJBTC.com

GOLF SERVICES AND RATES

The Spindrift Golf Course

Golf club use, balls, putting green, practice area, driving nets and golf course use are all included in the green fee and valid the entire day of purchase.  Please check in at the Golf Shop prior to play and show a valid Member Card or Hotel Guest Pass.  Please note that golfers under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Adult Guest Green Fee (ages 13 and up): $7.50
  • Junior Guest Green Fee (ages 6 to 12): $6

Golf Instruction

SUMMER-JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS

Designed to introduce and engage juniors in the sport of golf.  Sessions run each week of the summer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays (exception of July 4th week Tues/Wed/Thurs)

  • 9 a.m. to Noon (ages 4-6)
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ages 7-15)
  • Recommended: Shorts, T-shirts, Tennis Shoes, Water Bottle and Hat
  • No cell phones
  • Parents are welcome to watch from picnic tables but parent coaching is not allowed during sessions
  • $195 per camper 

Junior Golf Camps:

Price:  $195 per child

 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

4 to 6 years old         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

7 to 15 years old       1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

June                27-29 

July                  5 – 7    (4th of July Holiday exception)
                       11-13
                       18-20
                       25-27

August          1-3
                       8-10
                       15-17
                       22-24
                       29-31

Limited to 10 children per session

FRIDAY CLINICS

“The Essentials”

Designed to provide a foundation for new golfers as well as create clarity for experienced players who are interested in reaching their potential.

  • Putting Essentials-Friday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ages 10 and up) $25
  • Playing Essentials-Friday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ages 10 and up) $25

“Golf Fit Kids”

Designed to introduce kids to golf in a fun, playful and less formal environment. This is a very active clinic (tennis shoes please!) that will provide an athletic foundation for future golf success.

  • Golf Fit Kids-Friday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ages 4-9) $25

PRIVATE LESSONS

  • $95/hour – Guest/Adult
  • $75/hour – Guest/Jr.

PLAYING AND GOLF FITNESS ASSESSMENT

Designed to assess current playing ability related to the players physical attributes/limitations in order to develop strategies for improvement.

  • $190/2 hours - Guest

FAMILY/GROUP CLINIC AND TOURNAMENT

  • Putting Contest prior to tournament play
  • Clinic with golf pro Jim Ragan with tips on how to play our 9-hole course
  • 9-Hole Tournament-scramble format for up to 36 participants
  • Closest to the hole contest (prizes not included in base fee)
  • 2 hour event
  • $250 includes use of clubs and souvenir La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club logo ball

½ DAY GOLF SCHOOLS FOR FAMILIES AND GROUPS

  • Putting Instruction
  • Chipping Instruction
  • Pitching Instruction
  • Bunker Play Instruction
  • Course Strategy
  • Application of Principles Learned while playing the course
  • $100 per person/4 hours/ minimum of 4 participants max of 8

Golf facilities and services are only available to Club members and registered hotel guests.