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Claire A. Batista, PGA

Owner and Director of Instruction at Claire Batista Golf Academy
PGA Crest

Ottawa Lake, MI
The Claire Batista Golf Academy, Ottawa Lake, MI

About Claire

Claire is a Class A member of the PGA. She has been instructing golf since 1987 and served as the head women’s golf coach at the University of Toledo (OH) for nine seasons.

Claire’s knowledge and ability to develop golf skills has been recognized by Golf For Women magazine. In 2002, Claire was named one of the top 50 women teaching professionals in the United States. Claire was named in the top 100 Ping Club Fitters in 2017.

Claire played collegiate golf at Bowling Green State University (OH). She competed professionally on the Florida Mini Tours where she won the 1994 Central Florida Team Championship. Claire also competed in the 1993LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. In 2004, Claire was inducted into the Lorain County (OH) Sports Hall of Fame.

Claire’s goal is to make you swing work for you with as little change as possible. She has found that communication, knowledge and patience are the formula to a faster success rate. She will put her proven golf instruction skills to work for you!






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Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

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The Claire Batista Golf Academy

Ottawa Lake MI


We pride ourselves in creating an optimum learning environment. The practice facility has ample teeing space in addition to a chipping and putting green and practice bunkers. The golf academy is equipped with video analysis and Track Man technology to help students learn quicker and understand the golf swing better. Weather is no issue because of our heated covered hitting bays.

*Coaching available to public

7767 US 223, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267