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O.J. Amaya, PGA

PGA Crest

Bonita, CA
Chula Vista Municipal GC, Bonita, CA

About O.J.

O.J. Amaya, a Class A PGA Professional golf instructor, has taught in the San Diego area since 1992. Over the course of his career, O.J. has developed a passion for, and become an expert in, teaching golf to young children (ages 6-12). Utilizing the US Kids Golf Player Pathway as a framework, O.J. has cultivated an extremely successful Junior Golf Academy. An integral part of the Academy is taking juniors out on the golf course utilizing Chula Vista Golf Course’s PGA Family Tees. O.J.’s week long Junior Golf Camps (held 5 times a year) are very popular and his weekly Junior Clinics are regularly sold out. O.J. is also the only teaching professional in the South Bay to field a PGA Jr League Golf team and has been doing so since the program’s inception in 2012. Beginning in 2014, O.J. partnered with Golf Squad, a program that is in 10 states across the country which brings a structured golf education to elementary schools in the Chula Vista area.

In addition to O.J’s extensive experience, he is a US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Coach, is TPI Certified Level 1, Junior Level 2 & Golf Level 3, a Golfing Machine Authorized Instructor and joins an elite team of Master Clubfitters for Henry-Griffitts, Inc. In 2022, O.J. was selected as the PGA Southern California Section, San Diego Chapter, Teacher & Coach of the Year.


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Our son has been training with Coach OJ for over five years now and we couldn't be more pleased seeing his golf game and knowledge of the sport continuously develop. Coach OJ is patient and professional.

Sarah T


My two kids are now great golf players! They had a noticeable improvement in their technique, he is really a great teacher. I can see how they enjoy their golf lessons! I highly recommend this professional teacher.

Mirna R


Excelente coach! Enseña muy bien y tiene muy buena quimica con los niños. Sus clases son muy dinamicas. Los camps durante los periodos de vacaciones son de los mejores. De lo que mas disfrutaron mis hijos fue participar en PGA Jr League.

Lilia G


I highly recommend OJ Amaya to anyone interested in getting their youngsters involved in the great game of golf. I have known OJ for over 7 years as three of our grandkids have attended OJ's clinics, camps & Development League.

Michael C


Our 11 year old daughter has been taking lessons from OJ for several years. OJ makes it fun for kids to learn great technique, but more importantly, he teaches kids to love the game, which will help make them life-long golfers.

Heather D

O.J.'s Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

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

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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O.J.'s Facilities

Chula Vista Municipal GC

Bonita CA


Designed by Billy Casper, Chula Vista Golf Course is one of the best courses to play and one of the best courses to walk in San Diego County. With a demanding slope rating of 130, our 18-hole championship course measures 6,760 yards from the back tees and features a links style layout that brings the Sweetwater River and three lakes into play on 14 holes. One of the few par 73 courses in the county, we have three par 5’s on the front nine and two on the back. To hone your game, Chula Vista Golf Course provides an expansive practice facility complemented by unmatched service and top-notch amenities—everything you need for an exceptional golf experience.

*Coaching available to public

4475 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902-1426

Facility Offerings
Target Circles/Cones on Range

There are target circles & cones on the range at 10 yds, 20 yds, 30 yds, 40 yds and 50 yds to practice pitching.

Putting Green

The practice putting green has a nice slope to it which helps learn the nuances of breaking putts.

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