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Ari Rieger

Lead Instructor /Junior Golf Coordinator


PGA Crest

Pasadena, MD
Compass Pointe Golf Courses, Pasadena, MD

About Ari

Hello! My name is Ari Rieger, and I am a teaching professional and golf coach located in Pasadena, Maryland. I currently serve as the Lead Instructor and Junior Golf Coordinator for the Learning Center at Compass Pointe Golf Courses. I am originally from Mill Valley, California just north of San Francisco. As a multi-sport athlete growing up, I did not pick up golf until age 14. I was named team captain of my high school golf team as a junior, made all-league teams three years and won the league championship individual title senior year. I would go on to play NCAA collegiate golf at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where again I was named team captain as a junior.

As a coach, I believe in an individualized and holistic approach. I have a passion for helping players of any and all levels achieve their best, and have a variety of tools to help each student. This includes incorporating modern technology (i.e. Trackman, Sportsbox 3D) with old-school fundamentals, health and fitness, course management, and mental game coaching. I enjoy introducing new players to the game, as well as coaching more experienced golfers looking for that competitive edge.

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Had a great lesson recently with Ari. He does a terrific job of simplifying what you need to do to improve "your" golf swing. I think he's a great teacher! I look forward to continuing to work with him.

Robert K D.

Ari's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Add 10 yards

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Ari's Facilities

Compass Pointe Golf Courses

Pasadena MD

*Coaching available to public


9010 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-3223

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