Coach Portrait

Walter C. Messer III

Assistant Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Palm Coast, FL
The Ocean Course At Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, FL

About Walter

I grew up on a very unique course known as Palatka Golf Club, located in Palatka, FL, USA. A 1925 Donald Ross course designed around the Ravine Start Gardens, this unique geological feature allowed Mr. Ross to create a very atypical design compared to most courses in the state. Imagine a kind of mini-Streamsong, if you are familiar with those courses built around phosphate mines in west central Florida.

Having the opportunity to grow up playing such a unique course in highly competitive environment instilled a dedication and passion in me for this marvelous game. That passion drove me to specialize in teaching and coaching golf so that current and future players can enjoy a lifetime of success in this great game.



Begin your journey


Walter is so patient and has told me things no pro has ever even mentioned. Love him!!

Jane Farrell


Your analytical approach in breaking down my swing elements helped me tremendously. Stressing the importance of warm up/rehearsal swings helped me to lower my handicap.

John Tupper


I came to Florida with a 50 handicap. After 2 lessons jointly with my husband and one individual lesson from Walter, my handicap came down to 30. Walter very patiently worked with my limitations and turned my game around.

Kathy Traskos


Walter is very knowledgeable, patient, and he tailors his teaching to individual student's needs. Great listener and communicator! His love for the sport shows.

Karen Deck


Walter's great! He is very knowledgeable regarding techniques, is able to simplify the complexities of the sport and his teaching manner is kind and thorough.

Lea Montgomery

Walter's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type




Playing with disabilities




Session Type



Walter's Facilities

The Ocean Course At Hammock Beach Resort

Palm Coast FL


A truly unique experience, Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa is situated on a stunning stretch of unspoiled beach along the Atlantic Coast in Palm Coast, Florida. Enjoy a taste of casual luxury designed for family vacations, weekends with friends, or elevated corporate gatherings. Beachfront luxury awaits.

*Coaching available to public

105 16th Rd E, Palm Coast, FL 32137-3258

Facility Offerings
Full Service Short Game Area

Our short game practice facility boasts multiple practice bunkers, a massive putting green, and generous chipping and pitching areas so you can get the most out of your short game practice sessions.

The Best Turf Grass

Our unique location and a world-class agronomy team allows us to use the latest generation of paspalum, one of the best grasses to play or practice on that provides perfect lies every time.

Expansive Driving Range

Our massive hitting area allows us to conduct a private lesson or clinic so you can focus on becoming a more consistent golfer.

Full Service Bag Drop

Make use of our world-class customer service so that your transition from bag drop to driving range is as seamless as possible.

Begin Your Journey

Work with Walter

Contact Walter