Shave a Few Strokes Of Your Game
Whether you are brand-new to golf or simply want to shave a few strokes off your game, our highly skilled PGA professionals can help. To schedule a private lesson, lesson series, or a personalized club fitting, please contact our Kissing Camels Golf Shop at 719-636-2520.
Private Golf Lessons | To experience the most significant progress in your golf game, schedule a one-on-one lesson – or, even better, a series of lessons – with one of our friendly PGA professionals. Each one-hour lesson is $100, or save 20 percent by purchasing a package of 5 one-hour lessons for just $400. On-course playing lessons are also available at a rate of $100 per hour. For details, or to schedule a lesson, please contact the Kissing Camels Golf Shop at 719-636-2520, or contact one of our PGA professionals directly.
Custom Club Fitting | Our PGA golf professionals look forward to helping you select clubs with shafts and club heads suited to your stature and skill level. Our Kissing Camels Golf Shop carries clubs by Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist and Cleveland. To set up a personalized club fitting with one of our PGA golf professionals, please contact the Kissing Camels Golf Shop at 719-636-2520.
Adult Golf Programs
Get in the Swing
Does your boomerang slice or sweeping hook have you feeling down? Then it’s time to turn that frown upside down. Taking golf lessons from a PGA Professional is the single best way to improve your game. Our staff of PGA Professionals are uniquely skilled at evaluating your game and can help you:
- Hit the ball longer and straighter
- Play better on and around the greens
- Improve your course management skills
- Make sure your equipment properly fits you
Taking lessons from a professional instructor will allow you to get some key information and tips about how to stand appropriately, swing the club appropriately and even learn which clubs are best for any given situation. The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods offers a variety of golf programs designed to introduce new players to the game, help players improve their scores, and connect players with each other. Programs offered include: Golf Performance Program, PGA Professional Golf Instruction, Kissing Camels Men’s Golf League, Kissing Camels Ladies’ Golf Association. For more information or to schedule a clinic or lesson call the Kissing Camels Golf Shop at 719-636-2520.
Junior Golf Programs
Encouraging kids to take part in a sport is more important in today’s society than ever before. There are so many advantages to be had from learning and working at a sport. The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods Collection offers a variety of convenient, affordable instructional programs designed to help introduce children to the game of golf. Both member and guest children are welcome to participate in most of these junior golf programs, which are led by our PGA professional staff, including Michael Loosley, PGA, and Ben Spiers, PGA. Be sure to check out our Recreation Center page for all the information on our Junior Member summer camps!
Junior Golf Programs
Junior Golf Camp (ages 7-14) | $150 Members, $175 Non-Members
This three-day clinic is designed to enhance your junior golfer’s overall ability and skill. The program allows children to learn with others in their age/ability group and is designed to be fun and informative.
Call Michael Loosley at 719-636-2520 for future dates.
Golf and Tennis Camp (ages 11-14) | $300 Members, $325 Non-Members
Look for more details about our third annual Tennis/Golf Camp; this all-day camp will provide an introduction to golf and tennis under the instruction our very own golf and tennis pros, personal trainers and camp counselors. Children will learn skills of each sport and be able to improve strength, coordination, self-esteem and motivation throughout the weeklong sessions. Provide your children a unique, fun and positive opportunity to develop their skills in both tennis and golf in a fantastic, professional environment.
Call Michael Loosley at 719-636-2520 for future dates.
Golf Performance Program
We are teaming up with Great Moves Physical Therapy (scroll down for more info) to provide a golf program that will guarantee your BEST season ever! Just $1,800 for members.
- (10) 30-minute lessons with your Kissing Camels Golf Pro
- (24) 30-minute sessions with Great Moves Golf Fitness Trainer Aaron Andrus
- (6) 1-hour Golf Performance evaluation/sessions from golf-specific physical therapists, Karen Stellick and/or Jacki Koury, AND unlimited time on our indoor golf simulator (scroll down for more info)
Great Moves Physical Therapy
Our Performance Program features Great Moves therapists who are certified in golf performance through the Titleist Performance Institute and are trained to observe and find the common power leaks due to improper body mechanics with amateur and professional golfers. Great Moves and Kissing Camels golf professionals will work as a team to make sure you get back on the course to play consistent, pain-free golf. As part of our Performance Program:
- You will receive a body-specific golf evaluation and full swing analysis to determine what may be the cause of your swing faults.
- You will begin a training regimen specifically based on your evaluation.
The Great Moves High Definition Golf® Simulator
Our Performance Program features The High Definition Golf Simulator, which has many different options for all types of golfers, from beginners to professionals. Play 20 of the top courses in North America by yourself or with 1-3 friends. Or practice on the driving range and measure every club in your bag. The High Definition Golf Simulator allows for in-depth swing analysis that details everything from swing path to club head speed to ball trajectory and other statistics beneficial for evaluating your golf swing.
Top Featured Courses
- Pebble Beach
- Golf Links
- Pinehurst No. 2
- Bay Hill
- Spyglass Hill
- Kiawah Island
- Banff Springs
- Torrey Pines
- World Executive
- Bethpage Black
Great Moves Staff
Aaron Andrus, Golf Specific Trainer
Aaron received his B.S. in Strength & Conditioning from UCCS. He was nominated “Most Outstanding Student” by faculty and staff for his dedication and leadership qualities. Aaron was born and raised in Alaska, and grew up playing golf, fishing and hunting. He was involved in sports at a young age, and excelled in golf, basketball and soccer. While in Alaska, he started working at his local golf course at the age of 12. He participated in junior golf programs and contributed to the growth of the game in his community. In his spare time, he plays golf and basketball. Aaron has been working with athletes of all ages for two years. He loves to volunteer for local golf-related events and with the Boys & Girls Club. He will work with you to develop specific exercise programs to meet your goals.
Jacki Koury, MSPT, Founder, CEO
Physical therapist Jacki Koury, PT, MSPT, founded Great Moves in January 2001. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1993 after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Park & Recreation Management. After working in a hand clinic & PT clinic, Jacki attended Regis University in Denver, completing her Master’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapy. Her specialties include golf performance, low back pain, vestibular dysfunctions, prevention and wellness, and women’s health.
Karen Stellick, PT, LPGA Tour PT
Physical therapist and golf specialist Karen Stellick brings more than 20 years of experience and vast knowledge of orthopedic and neurologic treatment methods. She enjoys the quick recovery of total joint replacements and the challenge of neurologic care with Parkinson’s and PLS. Karen worked as the primary physical therapist for the LPGA for four years. She continues to teach with the LPGA and local programs. Karen is available for public speaking in the areas of golf, arthritis, Parkinson’s and women’s health.
Great Moves Testimonial
Carla Albers, Member of The Club at Garden of the Gods
“While I used to golf occasionally years ago, some significant neck and low back issues prevented me from golfing for over a decade. Following neck surgery, I started golfing again but frequently had low back issues following a round. Because I enjoy golfing but want to do so in a healthy way, my husband and I decided I needed to try the golf program offered by the Garden of the Gods Club and Great Moves Physical Therapy. PT Jacki identified some of the low back mechanical issues I have and started me with a series of exercises to stretch, strengthen, and increase my ranges of motion. Fitness instructor Aaron designed a series of exercises for me that work on core strength, rotational strength, exercises specific to golf swings, and all-around fitness. And golf pro Rich, with the limitations outlined by Jacki, was able to help me develop a golf swing that works with my limitations. I am a huge fan of this program. My scores for 9 holes are averaging at least 10 strokes lower than before starting the program. My husband has commented that my contact with the ball is much more solid and consistent. And, while I still have some low back discomfort with playing, it is definitely less than it was and I recuperate quicker. I would highly recommend this program for anyone hoping to improve their golf game and to do so in a healthy way.”
Discover The Club
If you book this package then join the club we will reimburse the total cost of the Discover the Club Package, plus your first 3 months of membership dues are complimentary.
• A three-day and two-night stay
• One round of golf (18 holes) for two
• Dinner for two ($150 value)
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Tournaments & Events
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Indulge in the Salon + Spa
A sigh of vanilla. A hush of fingertips. Relax and refresh your mind, body and spirit with our full-service spa and salon complete with steam rooms, salt inhalation rooms, and infrared therapy.