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Daniel A. Walker, PGA

Head Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Carlton, MN
Black Bear Golf Course, Carlton, MN

About Daniel

Dan Walker has been the Head Golf Professional and Golf Operations Manager at Black Bear G.C. since August of 2010 and has been a Class A PGA Professional since 1999. He is a graduate of Ferris State University and the Professional Golf Management Program. Dan grew up in the Northland in Superior, WI but spent most of his professional career working down in the Chicago Land area. He was the Head Teaching Professional at Exmoor C.C. where he was introduced to Hank Haney, former instructor to Tiger Woods. Dan was personally able to work with Mr. Haney down at his ranch in McKinney, TX where he learned his hands on teaching philosophy.

Dan has also had the chance to work with Mike Bender instructor to Zach Johnson (Masters Champion) and his MEGSA (Most Efficient Golf Swing Attainable) teaching equipment. Through his experiences with these two nationally recognized instructors Dan has been able to put together an instructional program where he can produce immediate results.

He also received an honorable mention for the TOP 50 Kids Teachers in the nation by US Kids in 2012. Not only is Dan an excellent instructor but he was among the top 30 players in the Illinois PGA Section 2000 - 2010 and most recently qualified for the 2011 Minnesota State Open and placed 4th in the 2014 Minnesota PGA Head Professional Championship.



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Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

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

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 80

Get swing diagnostic testing

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Daniel's Facilities

Black Bear Golf Course

Carlton MN


The 6,560-yard, par-72 Black Bear Golf Course gives golfers a new perspective on solitude, as it winds through scenic northern forests and spring-fed ponds. Lush bluegrass and newly expanded rye fairways lead to the area’s finest bentgrass greens, offering a golfing experience unequalled in this region. Warm up on our driving range or one of three practice greens before you tee up. It offers four sets of tee boxes for golfers of all abilities along with the benefits of GPS system-equipped golf carts. Our Clubhouse includes a fully stocked Pro Shop for all of your golfing needs and a full service snack bar complemented by a spacious deck overlooking the course. Black Bear Casino Resort offers golfing, 24/7 gaming action, lodging, dining and conference/meeting space for groups from 10 to 1,800. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, bank on the Bear, located two hours north of the Twin Cities and 30 minutes south of Duluth.

*Coaching available to public


1791 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-8161

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