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Stanford Golf Course Professional Staff

Shannon90Shannon Donlon, General Manager and Head Professional. PGA Class A Member. Prior to joining Stanford, Shannon taught for four years at the Olympic Club after being Head professional at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach. Shannon is available for private or group instruction by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. See more. | 650-721-9288

Herman90Herman McKee, Ass't Manager, Ass't Professional. His tenure with the Course is the longest of any member on the teaching staff, having come to Stanford in 1983. In addition to his duties at the Course, Herman also helps manage and serves as an instructor at the Stanford Junior Golf Academy. See more. | 650-725-2049

RussV-New90Russ Vander Sluis, Golf Professional, has been teaching at Stanford Golf Course since 2001. Russ competed in several pro tournaments in Japan in 1994 and founded the Vander Sluis Golf Academy in Toyko where he taught for six years and held golf clinics throughout Asia. Russ also has a four year teaching degree from Calvin College in Michigan. See More. | 650-438-1680

TerryG-90Terry Gingell, Assistant Professional, PGA Class A, joined Stanford Golf Course as an assistant golf professional in July 2011. Terry has been teaching and coaching golf for more than twenty years. Terry is well versed in the methodologies of the best teaching professionals and has attended countless seminars and schools. See more. | 775-690-7970

JimMiller90Jim Miller, PGA Class A member, was originally hired in 1993 to teach the Stanford P.E golf classes. In May 2011, Jim joined the Stanford golf operations team as an assistant golf professional. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the golf industry, teaching golf to students of all playing abilities. Jim is a graduate of UCLA. See More. | 408-838-4148

CaseyH-90Casey Hall, LPGA Member Apprentice & membership director. She's been teaching in the Bay Area since 2006, was golf operations manager at Coyote Creek GC and before that was the 1st assistant at Saratoga CC providing private and group instruction. Over the years Casey has been involved in many junior programs. See More. | 650-725-2095

Independent Professionals with Teaching Privileges *

Josh Zander is a Class A PGA Teaching Professional. He played for the Stanford Golf Team and graduated as an Academic All American in 1990. He is ranked as a Top Instructor in the Bay Area by Golf Digest and is part of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America. Visit for more info and an opportunity to join the ZanderGolfClub. | 415-810-9764

Phil Marrone, PGA Class A Professional, has served on the staff at Stanford Golf Course since 1984. Phil has also worked at Hillcrest Country Club and Crane Creek Country Club, both of Boise, Idaho. He has held the head coaching position at Menlo College for seven years. A veteran of over 10,000 lessons, Phil's speciality is short game instruction. Visit | 408-921-9193

Lessons & Teaching Rates

Finding the right golf instructor is an important step to improving your game. At the Stanford Golf Course, our Professionals are certified to teach every level of golfer, from beginners to scratch players.

Both private and group lessons are offered, and sessions can last from 30 to 60 minutes. All lessons are held in a reserved, grass section of the Stanford Driving Range, with 9-hole playing lessons offered on the spectacular Stanford Golf Course. All instructors teach to the general public. Contact info and teaching rates can be found below.
Student/Faculty/Staff Classes | Golf Team Camps

Stanford Golf Professionals 60 min. 45 min. 30 min.
Shannon Donlon
$110 $85 $60
Herman McKee
$110 $85 $60
Russ Vander Sluis
$130 $100 N/A
Jim Miller
$110 $85 $60
Terry Gingell
$110 $85 $60
Casey Hall
$110 $85 $60
Josh Zander
$300 N/A $175
Phil Marrone
$140 $110 $80

**Stanford Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff and the golf course membership will receive a 5% discount on all lessons.

**Group and series lessons are available at discounted rates. Check with individual instructor for availability and prices.

**9-hole playing lessons are 1 1/2 times the hourly rate, not including applicable green fees.

* Zander charges a $125 rate for juniors under 18

* Only professionals with express permission from the Department of Athletics, Physical Education
and Recreation may teach at the Stanford driving range, practice area and golf course.