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Telluride Colorado

Golf Instruction

Whether you need some advice on fine-tuning your drive, perfecting your putt or working on another aspect of your game, let our exceptional staff of instructors help you improve your game. 

For lesson information and reservations, contact the Golf Pro Shop at (970) 728-2606.


Shane Bertsch

Telluride Golf Club Practice Facility

PGA Tour Professional

Shane has been playing on the PGA and tours for a combined twenty three years. After having competed in over five hundred tournaments with three wins, thirty-five top tens and a victory in the 1998 Colorado open, he set his sights on the Champions tour in 2020. Along the way he had the great fortune of playing with many of the games great players as well as characters including Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Justin Thomas, Davis Love III, Tony Finau and Ben Crenshaw. His improvements in the game came due to the dedicated attention to detail and game planning of the many great players and coaches throughout his career. From the younger player looking to potentially play professionally to the casual golfer who just wants to straighten out the driver and shave a few strokes off their round, Shane can help.

Sandy Nickerson

LPGA Teaching Professional

New to our golf staff is LPGA Teaching Professional Sandy Nickerson. As a Class A Golf Professional for over 25 years, Sandy has worked at variety of top private clubs & resorts throughout the country from Hawaii to Aspen, to Hilton Head. Sandy grew up learning to play golf at the Wailea Resort in Maui Hawaii, with the encouragement of her father. Soon after she received a full golf scholarship to the University of Hawaii then to UCLA, later to go on and play professional golf on the mini tour. Sandy has held such positions as Lead Instructor & Director of Instruction, where she has hosted a variety of successful golf programs with a special focus on promoting women’s golf. For over a decade she lived in California’s premiere wine destinations, Napa Valley & Edna Valley, offering ‘Swing Sip & Savor’ Golf Retreats, Women’s Golf Schools & Custom Golf Getaways for her clientele. In the winter months you will find Sandy as Head Instructor at Indian Wells CC in the California desert.

Carol Price

Teaching Professional

For 30 years now Carol has been teaching golf in California, Colorado, and for the last 11 years here in Telluride. Carol is an accomplished golfer who played competitively growing up. Now she strives to make the game of golf easy and accessible to anyone. Her popular Ladies’ Golf Camps in June & July are the perfect opportunity for ladies of all ability levels to improve their game. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake and she makes a mean barbeque sauce.

Telluride Golf Club Junior Golf Program

For lesson information and reservations, contact the Golf Pro Shop at (970) 728-2606.

Strokes of Genius Junior Golf Program is offered to Telluride students 7-17 years old. This program, entering its 26th season, continues to offer junior golfers the opportunity to learn and improve their golf skills while highlighting the life lessons golf offers: honesty, responsibility, hard work, and sportsmanship. 

The 2019 Program offers 6 weeks of group golf clinics on Friday’s throughout the early summer and the opportunity to receive two ½-hour private lessons with the golf professional of their choice.  Juniors who successfully participate in three or more of the clinics and meet the participation requirements are given complimentary access to both the practice facility and golf course for the duration of the summer season.