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Darren Smith, PGA

1st Assistant Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Vero Beach, FL
Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club

About Darren

I am a PGA Professional in the South Florida Section working at a Private Club.



Darren's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

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 90

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type







Playing with disabilities

Session Type



Skills & Tools

Improve with Darren.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Darren's Facilities

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club

Vero Beach FL


On a barrier island, tucked between the Atlantic to the east and the Indian River to the west, is the true gem of the Treasure Coast: Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club, a member-owned Florida golf community featuring spectacular homes arranged along more than a mile of white sand beach or tucked around an Audubon-certified course designed by the legend, Arnold Palmer. Graced by West Indies-inspired architecture, the Orchid Island Club leverages the design wisdom of timeless island living. It knows how to capture breezes. It knows how to welcome. With all that, it is an easygoing place. Unpretentious. Fun. Moving around on their golf carts, members reach everything the Club has to offer—including the beach—in a few pleasant minutes. Welcome to Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club … where the only stranger you encounter is the friend you haven’t yet met.

*Coaching available to public


1 Indies Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-9545

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