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Maiya Tanaka Puterbaugh

Golf Instructor
PGA Crest

Del Mar, CA
Del Mar Golf Center, Del Mar, CA

About Maiya

Maiya has a strong competitive golf background with 25 years of golf experience and currently teaches golf full time in San Diego. After playing on the boys team in high school, she helped found the girls golf team and was athlete of the year for Mira Mesa High School her sophomore year. A former UCLA Bruin, Maiya played for the women's golf team as a walk-on and turned professional in 2009. After 5 years on and off the professional tours in US and Canada, Maiya discovered her passion for teaching the game and took a position as a teaching professional in the Hamptons, NY. Maiya studied under some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry and returned to San Diego to continue to teach and share her passion for the game. Additionally, she has found creative ways to showcase this passion through appearances on tv shows such as the Golf Channel’s Big Break: Sandals, ABC’s Holey Moley, and has competed with her sister Misa on CBS’s The Amazing Race. Maiya continues to grow the game through teaching and online resources, and can be found on social channels as @maiyagolf.






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Maiya's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

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Maiya's Facilities

Del Mar Golf Center

Del Mar CA


A public driving range located in Del Mar, CA.

*Coaching available to public

15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-1901

Facility Offerings
Miniature Golf & Cafe

two 18 hole mini golf courses and a cafe located on-site