Golf Instructors


Any golfer will undoubtedly tell you that there are few things that feel as good as hitting a great golf shot. It's almost like magic. Practice and swing drills are the key to good shots.

The Teaching Center at San Rafael's Peacock Gap Golf Club, located 25 miles north of San Francisco in Marin County, offers complete, attractive practice facilities and experienced, knowledgeable instructors.
Our Teaching Center is an invaluable resource for golfers at all levels. If you don't have time for a round of golf, grab a bucket of range balls and work on the fundamentals of your swing. If you're looking to step up your game, need a little motivation or just have a question, our pros are happy to assist you in a private lesson. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.
Val Verhunce

Instructor / Class A PGA Professional

Val is currently a Class A PGA Member and head coach for the Sonoma State men's and women's golf teams. His approach is to define a player's physical ability and stature in order to develop the most efficient way of producing a consistent swing, thus helping the player reach his/her goals.  

Rates: $60/30 mins., $120/60 mins., $300/3 hr. pkg., $500/5 hr. pkg 


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Rod Ghilarducci

Pro Shop Manager / Head Golf Professional

Rod became a Class A PGA Member in 2012 and is an accomplished player and teacher. He has competed in more than 60 professional golf tournaments and taught more than 1,500 golf lessons. Rod is also an experienced club fitter and believes that properly fitted clubs are essential to players reaching their full potential.

Rates: $70/30 mins., $120/60 mins., $300/3 hr. pkg., $500/5 hr. pkg 


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Joshua Willard

Instructor / Class A Australian PGA Member

Josh has been a Class A member of the Australian PGA since 1995. He's worked at facilities around the world, including The Australian Golf Club, Gary Player Golf Academy in Singapore, Singapore Island Country Club, and Golfschule Luftenberg at Linzer Golfclub in Austria. Josh uses the most advanced swing analysis software to help identify problem areas and develop a targeted strategy for each player. 

Adult Rates: $70/30 mins., $120/60 mins., $500/5 hr pkg., $1,000/10 hr pkg. + 9 hole lesson
Junior Rates: $60/30 mins., $100/60 mins., $450/ 5 hr pkg.


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John Grund


John, a former UCLA golfer and coach, has competed in the PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, South African Tour, 4 NCAA Championships, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur. He has taught extensively since 1994 and several of his students have won amateur and professional events, including the PGA Tour. John is passionate about helping players of all levels achieve their goals and enjoy the game of golf.

Rates: $60/30 mins., $90/45 mins., $120/60 mins., $560/5 hr. pkg., $1,000/10 hr. pkg 


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