Dustin R Smith

Dustin R. Smith, PGA Professional
Program Director
Main Address:
74945 Sheryl Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260-2073
(760) 779-1877

Dustin Smith has served as the program director for The First Tee of the Coachella Valley since 2015, after six years as lead teacher. He is a PGA Class A professional (A-14 Director of Instruction) and has been in the golf industry since 1999.  He is a certified The First Tee Coach, of which there are only 260 in the entire The First Tee Network. 

Dustin moved to the Coachella Valley in 2008, after accepting an intern job at The Jim McLean Golf School in La Quinta, where he eventually became a certified Jim Mclean Golf Instructor.  This position gave him extensive teaching knowledge through many tests and video presentations along with shadowing 100+ hours with some of the best instructors in the valley, if not the U.S.

With a passion for teaching, Dustin’s goals are to become a TFT National Trainer, teaching new and upcoming coaches in The First Tee network all over the world, as well as completing the four-year training program to become a The First Tee Master Coach.  

Dustin grew up in Pleasanton, Ca (East Bay area). He has BA in Education and General Education from the University of Reno, Nevada.

Services Offered:

  • Instruction

National Awards

Recognition and Awards

  • 2012 Junior Leader
  • 2014 Youth player development
  • 2016 Youth player development