Much of Verde River Golf & Social Club’s success has been carried upon the broad shoulders of its stellar Tom Lehman-redesigned golf course. The course is worthy of its numerous accolades from Golf Digest, Golfweek, and others, while giving players of all skill levels a heightened golf experience. Nestled within the Mazatzal Mountains and Tonto National Forest, the private golf course is away from distractions, making it the perfect outing for you and your fellow Members to enjoy your time together.
Verde River Golf & Social Club has several options for professional instructors. Whether you’re in need of a complete overhaul (you know who you are) or a simple tune-up, we have an option for you. Keep reading to learn more about our instructors, and for contact information to book an appointment today.
A true midwestern boy from Kansas, Landon Christie made his journey to Arizona in 1999. As a graduate of Arizona State University, he wears his pitchfork with pride. Landon has been a PGA Professional since 2005, a certified Titliest fitting Specialist since 2013, and a golfer since birth. Landon’s passion for working with and teaching people of all ages is nothing new. He’s been an integral part of clubs in Arizona, including DC Ranch Country Club and Terra Vita. His patience, understanding of the dynamics of a pure golf swing, and love of the game is a rare and valuable combination.
Landon’s other passion is family. His wife, Shannon, is a well-established realtor in the community, and his daughters dance more than they sleep. Their family bond is something wonderful to see. Landon is a true triple threat: family, love, and the love of golf.
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Tom has been teaching all levels of golfers since 1985. He began teaching at Keystone Club in Colorado, and then moved to Arizona in 1991, where he achieved his Class “A” PGA status. Tom has instructed at prominent clubs across the Valley, including Estancia, Pinnacle Peak, and Tonto Verde Country Club. He believes in developing the fundamentals of the golf swing and teaching students to practice correctly so that they will continue to enjoy the game. Tom is happy to teach individual lessons or put together a group lesson for players of all levels.
Andrew originally hails from Cardiff, Wales and has been in the golf business for over twenty years. Since arriving in the U.S.A. from Wales in 1997, Andrew had the good fortune of joining the DMB family of clubs in 2002, spending summers in Park City, Utah at Glenwild Golf Club and Spa, and winters at Silverleaf in Scottsdale, Arizona. He became a year round member of the Silverleaf Professional Staff in 2008 until 2011 when he was appointed Director of Golf at Verrado Golf Club in Arizona. In 2018 Andrew moved to San Diego to become the Director of Golf at The Santaluz Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Now as the Director of Golf at Verde River Golf and Social Club, Andrew brings experience in teaching, member programming, and tournament operations, team leadership, and golf operations management.
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Golf enthusiasts and the nation’s top golf publications agree… the design, playability, course conditioning, guest service, and settings of Trilogy®‘s and Shea Active Lifestyle Communities’ golf clubs are worthy of experiencing in person, and returning to play again and again. Watch our short video to catch a glimpse of the courses throughout the country.
“ Players will love these new challenges and the enhanced sight-lines. ”
“ Very impressed!! The facility is top shelf from start to finish. The staff was incredibly friendly, especially considering we were guests at a semi-private club ”
“ Very nice golf course, pro shop staff very nice, beverage cart also very nice, greens in good shape and tee boxes also in good shape ”
“ Greens in excellent shape... Layout very fair and fun... Views second to none... Worth every penny... Highly recommend. ”