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Steve Donner, PGA

PGA Director of Instruction


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Bennett Valley Golf Course

About Steve

I grew up in western Pennsylvania, in Arnold Palmer country. I started playing golf with my dad, grandfather, uncle and brothers when I was 12 years old. I played on the high school golf team for 3 years prior to moving to California where I graduated and enlisted in the United States Navy. During my service of almost 7 years I decided I wanted to become a golf professional. After my honorable discharge from the Navy, I enrolled in the PGA of America's apprentice program while I was working at Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. Nine months later, in 1993, I was hired as an assistant golf pro at the prestigious Meadow Club where I began my golf instruction. I have been teaching golf for 28 years. I teach players of all levels, including group sessions with beginners, juniors, seniors, ladies, veterans, and disabled.

I feel that he can teach me a lot even though I've been playing 25 years, I've just been doing enough to get by and Steve's gonna make me a much better golfer, so I'm looking forward to come out and learn more from him for sure!

-Dennis H.
Steve'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

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Steve.

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

Bennett Valley Golf Course

Santa Rosa CA

*Coaching available to public


3330 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405-8647

Begin Your Journey

Work with Steve

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