Michael teaches at Bear Creek from early October through mid-May.  Michael can also be found teaching in his native Montana at The Ranch Club in Missoula from late May through September. Call Michael Barnett at 480-540-7066.

Bear Creek's PGA  Teaching Professionals, Michael Barnett and Brian Calhoun, offer private golf lessons and a variety of group clinics and playing lesson opportunities throughout the year. Golfers of all abilities - men, women and juniors - will find a golf professional with the experience to teach them how to get to that next level. After your golf lesson, practice your drives, approaches, chips and putts on our practice range, bunker and putting greens at Bear Creek. Click here for Brian Calhoun's clinics.

Get Golf Ready

Bear Creek Director of Instruction, Michael Barnett PGA, will be teaching these valuable, fundmentally oriented classes for those wanting to learn the game of golf and for those who need a tune up on their game. The classes will focus on the universally important pre-shot routine made up of grip, aim, stance and posture (GASP), critical to the success of golfers at any level. We will teach simple, repeatable swing elements, what and how to practice, finishing the series with an important on course class during which we will go over course strategy, key rules and etiquette.

Date and time changes: The series will be 6 weeks instead of 5, the classes will be 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes with the exception of the final on course class, which will be 90 minutes.

Tuesdays at 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Week 1 Starting October 31
Thursdays at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Week 1 Starting November 2

Tutition is only $150 for all six classes; $30 per individual class
*Special bonus: Get Golf Ready students will receive discounts on greens/cart fees for the Cub course and on the driving range.
 *Clubs supplied at no extra charge if needed
Sign up today! Class size is limited.

pdfGet Golf Ready Fall Series Registration Form

 MASTERING THE SCORING GAME - Shots inside 60 yards from the green made easier!
Instructor: Michael Barnett PGA

The fastest way to improve your score and lower your handicap is by sharpening your putting, chipping, pitching and sand shot skills. Visualization of the shot, selecting the best club, followed by proper set-up and swing techniques are all critical keys in helping you perform your best at the scoring game.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bear Creek Practice and Learning Area
Tuition: $20 - pre-registration encourage, drop-ins welcome

November 1 | Putting
November 8 | Chipping
November 15 | Pitching
November 29 | Sand Shots

pdfMastering The Scoring Game Registration Form


The Scoring Game School is the easiest and fastest way to lower your scores! You will learn a proper pre-shot routine, best club selection, techniques used by the Pros and green reading. WE will cover all aspects of the scoring game including putting, chipping, pitching and sand shots.

The first Sunday of each month, starting November 5. Class time will be 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Class is for all skill levels - Will be limited to the first six paid students.

Dates: November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4


Click here to view or purchase lesson packages from online store.