Golf Instructors

PGA, Head Golf Professional

Rob Watson

E-mail:Rob Watson

Has been a PGA Class A member since 1992. He began giving lessons in 1988. He was rated Sonoma County’s 3rd “Best Instructor” in a Press Democrat poll in April 1992. His teaching goal is for all of his students to recognize how important the “short game” is to their golf game.

45 Minutes $70
Buy a Series of 6 lessons for the price of 5
3 Lessons for $195
Juniors – $20 off regular rate


Range and Rita’s is an opportunity for you to “Get Golf Ready.”
The NCPGA has recognized this program founded by Rob Watson
as a “Best Practice”

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LPGA Professional

Marian Arcia

E-mail:Marian Arcia
As an LPGA Class A member, she has been trained to help each individual find the golf swing that best fits his/her strengths. Her encouraging personality and sense of humor make it fun to learn to play golf. Her students often comment that they never thought golf could be so fun and rewarding.

45 Minutes $60
Buy a Series of 6 lessons for the price of 5
Juniors – $10 off regular rate

PGA Associate

John Nice

E-mail:John Nice

This PGA Associate started playing golf when he was 14. His teaching is based on the idea of keeping things as simple as possible. Basic fundamentals of grip, stance and alignment can go a long way toward developing a swing that is simple, effective and repeatable. Making the game of golf fun whether practicing or playing is key.

45 Minutes $70
Buy a Series of 6 lessons for the price of 5
3 Lessons for $195
Juniors – $20 off regular rate

LPGA Instructor

LPGA Instructor
Mary Jo Hodgen

Mary Jo, has been coaching golfers at all levels for over 25 years. In addition to being a Class A Member in the LPGA, she is a Callaway Club Fitter, is a First Tee Coach, is US Kids golf certified and has coached both boys and girls at the high school level. Whether you are a new golfer or looking to improve your golf game we can customize your needs on the driving range or a playing lesson on the golf course.

Lesson fees:

60 minute $120

Golf 101 is a series of 6, 1 hour lessons offered for new golfers. It covers all aspects of the golf game, putting, chipping, pitching, hybrids, fairway woods, bunkers and drivers. Max 2 golfers per series. A great way to get started. $60 per lesson for each golfer

Mary Jo is also a nationally recognized Callaway club fitter.  The 2023 line of product is available for fittings and demos.  Contact her to schedule your fitting or to demo clubs.

Fitting Costs:
$125 for a full fitting(minus putter)
$75 for a Driver fitting
$100 for an iron/hybrid fitting
$100 for a putter fitting using the Odyssey fitting board
$75 for a wedge fitting

Demo sets of the 2023 line of Callaway clubs & Odyssey putters are available to try on the golf course.  Cost is $75 and is applied towards your purchase of clubs.  Contact Mary Jo to schedule lesson, fitting or to demo clubs

PGA Associate Professional

Scott McCulloch

Contact: 707-931-0934 or
Scott is a golf professional based in Sonoma County who provides a range of services to golfers of all abilities. He was born and raised in the ‘home of golf’, Scotland. Scott’s unique teaching philosophy is based on physics, biomechanics, physiology, and psychology. This method ensures that clients receive efficient and timely outcomes regardless of their skill set or expertise. Scott is not a believer in a single perfect golf swing. He is confident that regardless of a person’s body type, age, or gender, he can assist them in developing a distinctive and effective golf swing.”

Individual Lesson
$85.00 · 45 minutes

Package Deal (x3)
$225.00 · 45 minutes

Package Deal (x6)
$425.00 · 45 minutes

Prepaid Lesson
Free · 45 minutes

Junior Lesson (<16)
$50.00 · 45 minutes

Junior Clinic
$100.00 · 1 hour

Sonoma County Golf Lessons

Our ultimate objective is to administer effective and innovative golf programs to all levels of golfers at a friendly, family oriented facility. Our staff of professionally trained golf instructors is committed to bringing golfers creative and rewarding instruction that exceeds expectations.

Using humor, encouragement and creativity, Rooster Run’s golf instructors are here to provide you with the best possible golfing experience within a fun and rewarding learning environment.

Junior Golf at Rooster Run

Beginning January 2023, Golf with Scott at Rooster Run Golf Club will host weekly after-school golf clinics.

This program is designed for children who are interested in learning all aspects of playing the game of golf, including driving, pitching, chipping, putting, course management and more.

There will be two groups weekly, A and B. Group A will consist of children aged under 13. Group B will consist of children aged 13 or older. Each group is limited to 15 children.