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Scott K. Barla, PGA

Coach Barla, Founder Barla Golf Academy


PGA Crest

Noblesville, IN
Barla Golf Academy, Noblesville, IN

About Scott

As a PGA Certified Golf Coach since his graduation from the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University, Scott is an active member of the golf community. He attained his PGA Class “A” status in 1996.

PGA Professional-Member 1996

2024 PGA IN Teacher of the Year Award 2023 PGA JR. League Game Changer Award 2022 Ferris State PGM- Bill Strausbaugh Award 2019 IN PGA Section Player Development Award

Scott Barla is Honored with the 2024 PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year Award. Owner and Founder of Barla Golf Academy, a premier PGA Certified Indoor Training Facility located in Noblesville IN, Carmel, Fishers IN, and Indianapolis IN. Founded in 2016, the academy has quickly become a beacon of excellence in the Greater Indianapolis Area. With over 30 years of experience and a wealth of coaching accolades, including the prestigious 2024 PGA Teacher of the Year Award, Scott’s leadership has propelled the academy to new heights.

Coach Barla, understands that every golfer is unique, just like fingerprints. That’s why his teaching method incorporates bio-mechanic golf swing principles, tailored to each individual. Through non-electronic and cutting-edge technology, he assesses each student and creates a personalized program-plan to help them achieve their goals. His step-by-step approach includes audio and video analysis, followed by post-lesson follow-up notes in their private CoachNow player account. With the CoachNow app, students can review their lesson notes anywhere, anytime.

He believes in the continual evolution of his teaching philosophy, taking into account neurological and physical restrictions, as well as the player’s body mobility. Trust and accountability are key in his instructor-student relationship, and he creates custom programs that help each student develop their distinct New Golf Process. By employing the lost art of human interaction and in-person instruction, Scott provides the student with an accelerated process to play the sport for business, recreation and lifelong happiness.

Offering a range of specialized golf programs, clinics, and private/group lessons, Barla Golf Academy caters to golfers of all ages and skill levels. A thriving golfing community, experience the transformative power of our Pro-Level Training Simulators and cutting-edge technology. Elevate your game and unleash your potential with the expertise of Coach Scott Barla. Discover why Custom Club Fitting Services are essential for all players and explore Barla Golf Academy's collection of in-demand golf clubs, irons, drivers, wedges, putters, and accessories from leading brands. Become a member of Barla Golf Academy and gain exclusive access to our state-of-the-art training bays equipped with Foresight Sports QuadMAX, GCQuad Launch Monitors and the revolutionary FSX Play Software.






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I’m just getting into golf I wanted to be sure I was working with the best instructor in my area. After tons of research on costs, instructors, and experience I’m so happy that I decided to go with Scott at Barla Golf Academy . . .

Samantha McKenzie, Google Reviews


Our 10 year old son participated in a ... summer camp at Barla Golf Academy. He had no previous golf experience, and we were extremely impressed with the knowledge & skills he learned in only a week! More importantly, he had a great time.

Danessa Zirkelbach, Google Reviews


Scott is great to work with. The best part is the continuity between lessons. Scott utilizes and app that allows you to review notes and videos from your previous lessons. It feels like you are building towards something...

Michael Clark, Google Reviews


I’m an experienced golfer and low handicap player. They were still able to improve my game. Very knowledgeable and can help anyone! Highly recommend.

Josh Stewart, Google Reviews


BGA is a top notch facility! Ran by a PGA member who has the tools and knowledge to improve the game of players at every level.

Eric Gibson, Google Reviews

Scott'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

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

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Break 90

Add 10 yards

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Scott's Facilities

Barla Golf Academy

Noblesville IN

*Coaching available to public

14660 Herriman Blvd, Noblesville, IN 46060-0004