Golf Academy.

Private Instruction

Our PGA of Canada professionals can bring your game to the next level, whether you’re just starting out or aiming for the top. For general inquiries, contact our golf shop 250-703-5029 or email.

Every Crown Isle Member will receive a complimentary half hour golf lesson as part of their Membership. This is a great opportunity to receive some helpful tips, check your equipment, or just to become orientated with the Golf Academy. If you would like to book your Academy Orientation please contact the Golf Academy at 250-703-5073.

Check out upcoming Winter Intensive coaching sessions on our events calendar.

Junior Academy

For details on upcoming Junior Programs, check out our Events Calendar.

Learn to Play Program

Learn to Play is a four step golf skills program that focuses on children aged 6-14. By the end of level 4 the participants will be able to play on any size golf course unsupervised. Learn to Play does not simply focus on making kids better at golf. It also focuses on making better kids. Life skills such as honesty and perseverance are deeply rooted in the game of golf. Having the opportunity to learn these skills at a young age while playing a great sport simply cannot be matched.

LTPD 2.0 Learn to Play coincides with Golf Canada’s Long Term Player Development Program. The program has had participants such as LPGA Tour star Brooke Henderson and PGA Tour player Adam Svensson. Learn more on Golf Canada’s website.

2020 camp information coming soon.

Meet our Instructors

  • Rod Prieto
    Rod Prieto
    • Director of Golf
    • Credentials: PGA of Canada Member
    • Golf Vancouver Island Board of Directors
    • ​​PGA of America Member
    • ​​Southern Californa PGA-Desert Chapter
    • Junior Golf Leader of the Year 2002, 2006
  • Brian Wise
    Brian Wise
    • Associate Golf Professional
    • Credentials: Class ‘A’ member of the PGA of Canada
    • Currently serving on the PGA of BC board of directors
    • Completed both instructor beginner and intermediate workshops with the PGA of Canada


    • 2016 – 2019 inside the PGA of BC top 100 in the professional development program (PDP)
    • 2019 & 2016 inside the top 10 in the professional development program (PDP)
    • 2019 Class ‘A’ professional of the year Vancouver Island
    • 2016 Candidate for membership of the year PGA of BC
    • 2014-2016 Candidate for membership of the year Vancouver Island
    • Yearly attend PGA of BC buying show and education seminar


    • 2019 Jack McLaughlin Pro-Junior Champion
    • 2017 Glacier Greens Pro-Am Champion
    • 2017 Qualicum Beach event Winner
    • 2016-2018 Top ten in order of merit on the Island
  • Mark Valliere
    Mark Valliere
    • Apprentice Golf Professional
    • Member of 2013 Team Canada’s National Development Golf Team
    • Member of Team BC Golf at 2013 Canada Summer Games
    • Won Golf medal at 2013 Canada Summer Games
    • Won individual and team Gold medal at 2011 Western Canada Summer Games
    • 2 time Crown Isle Golf Club Champion
    • Tournament course record at Crown Isle 61 (-11)
    • 2 time David Court Memorial Champion
    • Runner up at 2012 and 2013 CN Pacific Future Links
    • Canadian Golf Amateur Championship 2x Qualifier
    • US Amateur Public Links Qualifier 2013
    • USGA Public Links Qualifier Winner 2013



45 minutes sessions

Single – $75

Series of 3 – $210

Series of 5 – $325

Playing Lessons

9 holes with a Pro

Single – $225

Includes warm-up, 9 holes of golf with a pro, post-game analysis

Custom Fitting with Titleist Equipment

45 minutes

Single – $60

Includes launch monitor

Group coaching available. Price is dependent on the program – please see our professionals for more information.

*Junior golfers under the age of 18 receive a 20% discount for lessons!

All of our lessons include the following:
• Equipment inspection
• Evaluation of physical abilities
• Strategy
• Fundamental golf mechanics
• Golf IQ