Learn the game on one of the best practice facilities in the desert or have on-course private lessons on the Arnold Palmer Classic Course. Whether you are a beginner eager to learn the game or a veteran wanting to improve, one of SilverRock's PGA instructors will always be available to make your appointment. Call 1-760-777-8884 for more information.

Randy J. Duncan, PGA General Manager & Director of Golf

  • Member of PGA since 1996
  • Played Collegiate Golf at San Diego State University
  • Taught Juniors and Adults, Conducted Golf Clinics and Playing Lessons
  • Active participate in Southern California Golf Tournaments

Golf Instruction Philosophy:
"In order to create a proper golf swing, the basic fundamentals of golf must be built first (grip, ball position, posture, alignment and stance). It's important that the swing is built around a person's needs and abilities; no one swing fits all. Furthermore, keeping the game of golf fun and light is and will always be the most important aspect."

For more information please email me at

James Mitchell Saenz, PGA Head Golf Professional

  • A Native to Southern California with 10 years of Experience in Teaching and Growing the Game of Golf
  • The Approach I take is to Tailor each Lesson to the Learning Style of each Individual Student to Best Help them Accomplish their Golf Goals
  • Recognized by the PGA of America for Extraordinary Support of PGA Professional Conducting Player Development Programs that are Vital to the Future of Golf
  • My Philosophy to Teaching is to Provide a Fundamental Base in which to Build a sound Golf Swing

Neil Finch, PGA Golf Instructor

  • Class A PGA Teaching Professional, SilverRock Resort, La Quinta, CA
  • Owner/Director - Neil Finch Golf Academy
  • Arnold Palmer Golf Academy - Certified Instructor
  • Teacher to PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, JPGA Tour and JLPGA Tour Players
  • Author - Various Article in Golf Magazines
  • Inventor - ProView Alignment Tool

Golf Coaching Philosophy
Teaching the individual and developing their swing and golf game to their individual body type and abilities versus teaching a model swing. Major focus on short game & creating swing speed and distance.

Contact Neil by phone at 760.275.9543 and email at

John Shelden, PGA Golf Instructor

  • 2009-2010 Desert Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2010-2011 Desert Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award
  • 30 Years Teaching Experience
  • Dave Pelz Short Game School
  • 1992-1993 Golf Performance Consultant Centinela Hospital
  • 2013-Present La Quinta High Schools Men's Golf Coach
  • 2013-2014 Desert Valley League Coach of the Year
  • 2013-2014 Desert Valley League Undefeated Champions
  • 1987 Southern California PGA Stroke Play Champion
  • Played in three PGA National Club Professional Championships
  • 1995 Nike Tour-Moreno Valley Championship participant

Contact John by email at johnsheldengolf@aolcom and phone at 760-408-5804.

Debra Spain, PGA Golf Instructor

Taught for over 20 years with World Class Teachers such as:

  • Dave Pelz at his Short Game School
  • Master Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West in La Quinta, California
  • Hank Haney Golf, coach to Tiger Woods
  • Featured in Numerous Instructional Articles for Golf Magazine and on the Golf Channel
  • Named to Golf For Women Magazine's "Top 50 Teacher" and Golf Magazine's "Elite List of Top Instructors" in the U.S.
  • Competed In U.S Women's Opens, LPGA events, Australian Tour and the European Tour
  • Former Texas State Amateur Champion
  • Class A member of the PGA

Join me at SilverRock every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Starting January 12 through April 27, 2017
If you want to improve your game… this is it… we will cover it all!
Each week a different topic will be covered. Full Swing, Power, Short Game, Pitching, Chipping, Putting, Bunker, Funky Lies, Course Management on the Driving Range or on the Golf Course.
Season Package $495. Wow! About $30 a lesson

Contact Debra Spain at (760) 217-3812.

Jim Wilkinson, PGA Golf Instructor

  • Three (3) Time PGA Teacher of the Year
  • PNWPGA Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Jr. Leader
  • Three (3) Time PBWPGA Sr. Player of the Year
  • Two (2) Time PGA Champion
  • Northern California Sr. Open Champion
  • Two (2) Time PNWPGA Sr. Players Champion
  • Exempt Player Champions Tour 1996-1997 (best finish tie 3rd)
  • Twenty Years Doing Education for PGA of America Focusing on Playing and Teaching

Mike Wilson, PGA Golf Instructor

  • Teaching Professional, Silver Rock Resort, La Quinta, CA
  • Class A PGA Professional
  • Plane Truth Golf Level 2 Certification
  • Certified C.H.E.K. Golf Biomechanic
  • '07 - '08 Desert Chapter of the PGA, Teacher of The Year
  • 2 Guest appearances on Golf Channel's Academy Live

Contact Mike by website, email at and phone at 760-831-1604.