Learn to Play Golf at Lacoma

Lacoma Golf offers the best way to learn to play golf in the Dubuque area. We provide golf lesson programs for junior golfers, beginning adult golfers, and experienced players.  And Lacoma Golf is the only open-to-the-public, Dubuque area golf facility with complete golf practice facilities so you can practice what you learn. All instruction programs are developed and led by our experienced PGA Golf Professional – Gene Bears 

Get Golf Ready

You can learn to golf at Lacoma by participating in our Get Golf Ready program. The PGA’s Get Golf Ready system consists of a series of five group golf lessons taught by Lacoma’s head golf professional – Gene Bears. This program provides a comprehensive golf lesson plan so that new golfers can learn and begin to enjoy the game as quickly as possible. And with at Lacoma, Get Golf Ready gives you perks for an even better value, including:

  1. Five group golf lessons with other beginning golfers.
  2. Free practice facility access
  3. Usage of Lacoma rental clubs during instruction sessions.
  4. A complimentary Par 3 course membership!

Get Golf Ready at Lacoma provides over $300 in services for only $125!

Junior Golf Lessons at Lacoma

The best way to get the Junior Golfer in your life on the path to golfing success are golf lessons provided by an experienced PGA Golf Professional.  At Lacoma, your junior golfer will learn to play golf by participating in one of three different junior golf lesson programs. Our junior golf programs teach the game in a fun but structured environment on Lacoma’s unmatched golf practice facilities. Gene Bears, our PGA professional, leads all junior golf lesson programs at Lacoma. 

Private Golf Lessons

Lacoma Golf’s PGA Golf Professional, Gene Bears, offers private, one-on-one golf instruction tailored to your specific golf needs.  Whether you’re just getting started in golf or are an experienced player, Gene can help you improve. 

PGA Teaching Professional – Gene Bears

Gene Bears

Gene brings over 30 years of service as a PGA professional to Lacoma Golf, including extensive golf instruction and club fitting experience. Most recently, Gene served as the Head Professional at Ankeny Golf and Country Club. He was elected to the PGA membership in 1990. Gene’s PGA resume includes serving on the Iowa PGA board of directors from 2018 to 2020 and acting as an Honorary Iowa PGA Cup Captain in 2020.

Gene, who spent time in the Dubuque area during his youth, loves the Midwest and, in particular, the Mississippi River valley.

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8080 Timmerman Drive
East Dubuque IL 61025
Phone: 815.747.3874
Fax: 815.747.6164