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Anthony W Brooks, PGA

PGA Master Professional - Owner LGA Properties


PGA Crest

Palm Desert, CA
Woodhaven Country Club, Palm Desert, CA

About Anthony

Tony is a PGA Master Professional specializing in instruction (1 on 350 since 1969) and also a PGA Certified Golf Professional specializing in instruction. He has been a PGA member since 2004 and has taught over 25,000 lessons. He has been voted twice as a top 50 GRAA growth of the game professional in 2018, and 2021. He has also been awarded the PGA Presidents award for growth of the game twice in 2006, and 2009. He is the owner of the Lion Golf Academies which has 5 locations in Southern California, assisting in golf development for thousands of families. He is ADM and TPI certified. Tony teaches all abilities and ages, and has many options for private or group instruction. He has been a contributing professional for golf publications on a local and national level including GolfTIPS magazine.



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I never thought I’d love the game of Golf…without proper instruction I didn’t like the awkward feeling of the swing. That’s changed dramatically since I started private lessons with Tony Brooks, owner of Lion Golf Academy in SoCal.

Darlene Sanche


Tony is our boys’ instructor and he is just awesome! Tony is extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, and all while keeping it professional. I would highly recommend Tony and do recommend him to anyone looking for lessons!

Vanessa Barraza


Tony is an excellent golf teacher/coach. He is professional, attentive, energetic and all around fun to work with. So glad we have the academy a try!!

Mrs. Cabanyon


Tony is a great coach to my 2 kids in the academy, he keeps them engaged and they have learned alot since joining the academy!

H. Choi


Tony is an excellent instructor! He gives very clear, concise instruction.

Maria MacDougall

Anthony'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 90

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

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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Anthony's Facilities

Woodhaven Country Club

Palm Desert CA

*Coaching available to public

41555 Woodhaven Dr E, Palm Desert, CA 92211-8137

Indio CA

*Coaching available to public

48630 Monroe St, Indio, CA 92201-7475

Diamond Bar CA

*Coaching available to public

22751 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-2218

San Diego CA

*Coaching available to public

2702 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-6834

San Diego CA

*Coaching available to public

2600 Golf Course Dr, San Diego, CA 92102-1092

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