Golf Lessons by Canoa Ranch Golf School and Academies

If you are looking for a great experience in Southern Arizona, look no further than Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas.  Conveniently located in Green Valley, approximately 30 minutes south of Tucson International Airport, these two full length championship layouts have some of the finest views along the I-19 corridor.

The designers of Canoa Ranch have done a masterful job of routing the course so that the views of the Santa Rita Mountains and Elephant Head Rock are in sight on almost every hole.  The design of Torres Blancas uses the Santa Cruz River Valley as the natural back drop for the golf course.  The tree lined fairways give you hints and peeks of one of the largest pecan groves in North America, right across the river.

Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas offer two ideal locations for your golf learning experience.  Refine your game with any of the golf instruction packages offered.


Group Clinics are offered at Canoa Ranch on Fridays and Torres Blancas on Mondays

         for one clinic:  $30      for more than one clinic:  $25

Call or visit the Canoa Ranch Pro Shop 520.393.1966 ext. 2 or Torres Blancas Pro Shop  520.625.5200 ext. 3 for a list of clinic dates and what each clinic covers.

Click Here for June and July 2021 Clinic Schedule

Click Here for August and September Clinic Schedule


Each golf school provides approximately 5 hours of golf instruction, lunch at the golf course and on-course play/practice after instruction each day.  There are instruction programs for every level of golfer.  Schools cover full swing (drivers and irons) and short game skills include putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and uneven lies.  Students will also receive an Antigua golf shirt, hat or visor and golf towel.

        9AM - 12PM       12PM - 1PM      1PM - 3PM       3PM -
        Instruction            Lunch                Instruction        On Course Play/Practice

        PROGRAMS      DATES                       PRICE
        2-Day                  thru April 30, 2021     $750 per student
        3-Day                  thru April 30, 2021     $1,000 per student
Hotel Packages are available and may be booked direct with the Canoa Ranch Golf Resort.  Complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning is included with the hotel package.  Call for golf school hotel guest pricing.  520.382.0450
or visit


One day golf academies are available.  Each academy includes 4 hours of instruction and lunch.  Students may golf after lunch at a discounted rate.

        9A - 1PM          1PM - 2PM
        Instruction         Lunch

        1-DAY          thru April 30, 2021        $295 per student


Private or semi-private instruction can be customized to meet your specific needs.  Private lessons may be scheduled as an individual session or a series of sessions.  Private lessons start at .

        TYPE             PER STUDENT

        1/2 Hour       $50
        1 Hour          $80
        2 Hours         $140


        4 X 1/2 Hour   $170

        4 X 1 Hour      $300


9-Hole Playing Lesson. Includes green fee and cart fee.

1 Player  $150  2 Players


Junior clinics and junior pricing is available.  Contact Jon Vayre 520.235.9821

Junior Golf Camp July 2021 Canoa Ranch Golf Club


Junior Golf Camp June 2021 Torres Blancas Golf Club

Jon's Ladies Clinics - April 2021

                                          Jon Vayre with his juniors


Jon Vayre - Certified PING Club Fitter


Jon Vayre
Director of Golf Instruction
Jon is a graduate from Ferris State University in Professional Golf Management, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Associate Degree in Marketing Sales.
He has an extensive playing career and has participated in numerous Ben Hogan, Nike, Canadian Tour and US Open qualifiers.
Playing experience includes winning Pro Am events in California, Nevada, Arizona, Virginia, Michigan and Wyoming.
His teaching career began in Virginia in 1985.  Jon has 30 plus years of teaching experience nationwide, including Canada and Mexico.
Jon has been Director of Instruction at various Southern Arizona courses to include Tubac Golf Resort, Challenge at Santa Rita, San Ignacio Golf Club, Canoa Hills Golf Course, Torres Blancas Golf Club and most recent for the last five years with Canoa Ranch Golf Club & John Jacobs Golf Schools. He has given over 30,000 lessons, has extensive teaching experience and has helped golfers of all ages and all skill levels.
Jon Vayre  520-235-9821

Mike Hertel
Golf Instructor

Mike has been studying and playing the game of golf for 35 years and has extensive knowledge of swing mechanics, fundamentals, technique, cause and effect of swing path and impact and over all game improvement.
Over the years he has helped thousands of golfers of all ages and abilities improve their skill set including ball striking, distance, consistency, scoring and general game management.
For the last 4 years Mike has been working closely with Jon Vayre and the Canoa Ranch Golf Schools and Academies.
Give him a call to improve your game and become a better player.
Mike Hertel 520-222-4700