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John Hughes, PGA

PGA Master Professional of Instruction


PGA Crest

Orlando, FL
John Hughes Golf, Kissimmee, FL

About John

John Hughes is a PGA Master Professional and the 2023 North Florida PGA Section Teacher/Coach of the Year. John is a Nationally Ranked Golf Coach to golfers of all skill levels.

With 30+ years of experience, John’s is one of only 433 individuals who’ve earned the designation of PGA Master Professional (Instruction). John possesses the skills, knowledge, and experience to provide you an opportunity to experience the absolute best golf coaching, assisting you to reach your potential.

Career Highlights • Top 25 Instructor – Golf Tips Magazine (2012-Present)

• Students include the “Who’s Who” of the corporate, entertainment, political, and sports industries as well as Club, Amateur, NCAA Champion, Mini-Tour, PGA Tour Champions

• Recipient – 2013 PGA of America’s Horton Smith Award, recognizing outstanding educational contributions to PGA Members and the golfing community

• Recipient – 2014 and 2018 North Florida PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award

• Recipient – North Florida PGA Section’s 2009 Irv Schloss Teacher of the Year Award

• Honorary President – North Florida PGA Section

• Member – Editorial Advisory Board of

• Member – Parkinson’s Association of Central Florida Foundation Board of Directors

• Member – Appalachian State University Alumni Association Central Florida Alumni Board

• Former National Director of Instruction – Golf Digest Schools

• Accomplished Clinician, Speaker, and Author

John in Action

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After several sessions with John, I've achieved remarkable improvements with my game, which has suffered from 2 strokes. John has a special ability to communicate what I need in a way that I can understand and employ.

Ted Thrasher

John's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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John's Facilities

John Hughes Golf

Kissimmee FL


Designed by legendary Golf Course Architect Rees Jones, Falcon's Fire Golf Club was recently voted by the readers of the Orlando Sentinel as Orlando's Best Public Access Golf Course. It's also considered by many national publications as being one of the very best public access golf facilities in all of Florida. Stretching over 7000 yards from the tips, with four different sets of tees, Falcon's Fire is always in fantastic playing condition, and staffed by the friendliest Golf Staff in Central Florida. Falcon's Fire is a perfect place in Central Florida to visit while attending an Orlando Golf School Vacation, or participating in a Custom Coaching Program. Falcon's Fire Golf Club is an easy 12-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. And it will provide any golfer of any skill level an enjoyable challenge.

*Coaching available to public


3200 Seralago Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Facility Offerings
A Complete Practice Facility

A multi-targeted range, dedicated short game area, and large putting green.

National Award Winning Pro Shp

Stocked with a large variety of apparel and any last minute equipment needs you may have.

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