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Jake Bader

Director of Player Development


PGA Crest

Portland, OR
Colwood Golf Center, Portland, OR

About James

Jake Bader is a second generation PGA member with the PGA of America, recipient of the “2019 Oregon PGA Youth Player Development Award” and the the “2020 Oregon PGA Player Development Award”. Before joining Colwood, Jake spent the 9 years with GOLFTEC as their director of instruction, where he received their “Top Coach Award” 4 times. Jake began his teaching career in 1996 in Washington, then expanded out to work in various public, private, and resort facilities in Palm Springs, Portland, Lake Tahoe and Mexico. He has also been nominated for various teaching awards throughout his career. With the use of video and (V1) coaching software, and utilizing his SKYTRAK launch monitor, Jake has the latest technology to maximize the students’ learning experience. Throughout the years with over 24,000 lessons taught, Jake has had over 50 juniors go on to play collegiately, 13 club champions and over 230 student tournament wins. He also coaches local PGA Pros. Jake believes in coaching to each students own individual goals and utilizing the teaching method that best suites their unique swing and learning style. Jake takes a comprehensive approach with his 5 star instructional program.




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James'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 age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Earn a college golf scholarship

Break 90

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

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Playing with disabilities

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James's Facilities

Colwood Golf Center

Portland OR


Located in Northeast Portland, just minutes from the PDX International Airport, downtown Portland, and Vancouver WA, Colwood Golf Center is the perfect destination for your next round of golf. Colwood’s unique design is tailored to beginner golfers while still remaining challenging enough for expereienced players. Rated top 50 Driving Ranges in the US by GRAA Magazine

*Coaching available to public

7313 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218-3709