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Cory C. Proehl, PGA

Director of Golf
PGA Crest

Pekin, IL
Lick Creek Golf Course, Pekin, IL

About Cory

Currently serves as the PGA Director of Golf for the Pekin Park District, Lick Creek and Parkview Golf Courses. Was the captain of the 1993 Pekin High State Champion Golf Team. In 2014 Proehl was inducted into the Peoria Sports Hall of Fame Class. He was on both the Lincoln College and Bradley golf teams. He has been a Class A Member of the Professional Golfers' Association of America since 2007. He has over 18 years of experience working at golf courses in Arizona- Raven @ South Mountain, Iowa- Glen Oaks CC, Colorado- Kissing Camels @ Garden of The Gods Club and Kansas-Topeka CC. He has extensive experience is in golf course operations, food and beverage management, merchandise, golf instruction, tournament management and growing the game of golf.






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Cory's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Break 80

Break 100

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Cory's Facilities

Lick Creek Golf Course

Pekin IL


Lick Creek offers a driving range, putting green and a full service pro shop and concession area for all golfers needs

*Coaching available to public

2210 N Parkway Dr, Pekin, IL 61554-1952

Facility Offerings

Get fitted for the newest and greatest clubs from Taylormade, Callaway and Ping using technology.

Adult Golf Clinics

Adult Golf Clinics on select Thursdays at 5:00pm featuring a variety of instructional topics.

Junior Golf Camps

3 different junior golf camp offerings for children of all ages.

Junior Golf Clinics

Junior Golf Clinics on select Saturdays at 2:00pm featuring a variety of instructional topics.