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Russ Olsen

Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Southwest, WA
Tumwater Valley Golf Club, Tumwater, WA


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Russ is an amazing instructor. I started off not even being able to hit the ball. Now I actually look like a golfer.! He has stuck with me and I am so pleased with my progress. I recommend him to all my friends.

Jodie Erikson-Muldrew


I appreciate Russ' patience and ability to bring in many methods of learning to help teach the skills of golf. He is a valuable instructor with a great sense of humor and knowledge to those that wish to learn.

Bill Pruett


Great job with the golf lessons. The kids and their mentors thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to more lessons next summer. Thank you for all of your support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW WA and our mission.

Jeff Engle, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW WA


Russ is a great teacher and constantly strides to make each lesson an improvement in the game of golf.

David Doyle

Russ'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

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Russ's Facilities

Tumwater Valley Golf Club

Tumwater WA


Come out today and play one of the finest courses in the Pacific Northwest! Embedded in the gorgeous landscape of Tumwater, Washington, Tumwater Valley Golf Club features 20 holes of championship-caliber golf the entire family will enjoy. Our world-class golf course features multiple tee boxes, an ample practice area and a 10-acre driving range ideal for perfecting your swing before your next round. Don't forget to visit our fully-stocked pro shop which features first-class equipment and apparel that is sure to take your golf game to the next level.

*Coaching available to public

4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Tumwater, WA 98501-4551

Longview WA


At Mint Valley you will find one of the finest public golf courses in the state of Washington. The well-bunkered greens, water hazards, and tall trees will test every skill level. This par 71 championship course plays 6,432 yards from the back tees and 5,230 yards from the forward tees. The greens are always fast and in excellent condition. The course also features practice putting and chipping greens as well as a covered driving range. The course is easy to walk, but if you prefer to ride we have a beautiful fleet of new golf carts. Mint Valley also has a six-hole, par 3 course with holes ranging in distance from 50 to 90 yards. This is a great place to fine tune your short game and introduce the game to beginning players. Mint Valley Golf Course…it’s beautiful, friendly and affordable. Come out and play!

*Coaching available to public

4002 Pennsylvania St, Longview, WA 98632-5204

Olympia WA


Located in southwest Thurston County, in the beautiful Black Hills in Capitol Forest. Delphi Golf Course is a nine hole executive course, par 32 layout which measures just over 1950 yards from the men's tees and over 1790 from the ladies tees. It is a relaxing and enjoyable layout to play while still offering a challenge to golfers of all abilities. Nestled in the foothills of the forest, the terrain of the course can be described as gently rolling but easily traversed. The fairways are lined with mature fir and cedar trees and is heavily wooded. The greens are medium to small sized, fairly flat to rolling terrain, and moderately guarded by grass, sand bunkers or water. Water is a factor on three holes. This Course is regarded as one of the best courses in the area for beginners to intermediate golfers. People wanting a challenging game but not able to spend the 3-4 hours to play a full course will value this gem.

*Coaching available to public

6340 Neylon Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98512-2118