Coach Portrait

Steve Saunders, PGA

Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

Temecula, CA
Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA

About Steve


My name is Steve Saunders and I am the PGA Director of Instruction at Temecula Creek Golf Club in beautiful Temecula, California. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and help you achieve your goals with this wonderful game!

I was introduced to the game at a very young age by my parents. Born in Wyoming, but raised for most of my life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I learned to play and eventually compete in local and national events at the junior and high school level. After high school, I received a scholarship to play for the Lobos at the University of New Mexico. While in college I had some success and was fortunate enough to earn some awards including a Division 1 All-America team selection in 2009 as well as Academic All-America and Mountain West Conference Player of the year during my time there.

After college, I turned pro and pursued my dream of playing on the PGA Tour. I competed on various competitive circuits including four years on the PGA Tour Canada (2010-2013) and two seasons on the Tour(2014-2015), which is now known as the Korn Ferry Tour.

I quit competing full time in 2017, and I transitioned to the coaching and golf operations side of the game. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and backgrounds with the hope of passing along some of the joy and great opportunities this game has provided me.




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Steve'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 90

Add 10 yards

Break 80

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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Steve's Facilities

Temecula Creek Inn

Temecula CA

Temecula Creek Golf Club is a 27 hole championship course that is open to the public.

*Coaching available to public

44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-5947