Coach Portrait

Christian D. Melson

Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Knoxville, TN
Holston Hills Country Club, Knoxville, TN

About Christian

Christian is a PGA Professional and member of the Tennessee Section of the PGA of America. The men and women of the PGA are recognized as experts in the game and business of golf and are dedicated to the enjoyment of the game. Currently Christian is the Director of Instruction at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, TN.

Christian has a background in a blend of a dozen sports and locations culminated in a dedication to competition. Before golf, he played lacrosse at a high level and was introduced to the coaching side after an accident left him unable to play any longer. He naturally made the transition to golf, having learned the game from his Father at a young age.

Collegiately, he attended the Mississippi State PGA management program where he prioritized understanding the fundamentals of the golf swing and began honing his teaching skills. Competitively he had success at Mississippi State by winning multiple events as well as earning the Rod Perry Player of the Semester Award; Christian understands what it takes perform competitively and is the perfect coach if you are ready to elevate your game.

When not teaching or playing golf, you can find Christian hiking any of the trails in East Tennessee with his wife, Whitney, and two rescue dogs.

A percentage of proceeds from each lesson is shared with organizations helping women fight the same vicious disease that claims more than 40,000 lives in the US annually, including Christina Monroe, Christians Mother, in Spring of 2023.





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Christian'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

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Christian's Facilities

Holston Hills Country Club

Knoxville TN


Located just east of Knoxville near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the golf course at Holston Hills Country Club is a well preserved Donald Ross design. Built in 1927, it was immediately recognized as the finest course in Tennessee, hosting every important regional tournament, including a PGA Tour event. Now a McConnell Golf property, the private golf course consistently ranks high in various GolfWeek and ratings.

*Coaching available to public

5200 Holston Hills Rd, Knoxville, TN 37914-5126

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