Des Plaines
Golf Lessons

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Inside The Golf Center
353 N. River Road Des Plaines, IL 60016

For golfers northwest of the Chicago area near O’Hare, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect or Des Plaines looking for golf lessons, golf instruction or a custom club fitting, GOLFTEC Des Plaines is the answer. At our state-of-the-art Training Center, you’ll find all the tools you need to help you improve your golf game.

Our Certified Personal Coaches have years of instructional experience and they all use the latest golf technology to help players of any age or skill level reach their goals. In addition to all of our indoor services, we offer outdoor and on-course lessons at the Golf Center Des Plaines. Whether you’re looking to win your club championship, or you’re just getting started with the game, golf lessons with GOLFTEC Des Plaines are the perfect solution for you.

Talk to one of our Certified Personal Coaches to find out how you can start playing better golf today by calling 847-299-5431!

Directions to our Training Center: GOLFTEC Des Plaines is conveniently located inside the Golf Center Des Plaines near the Holy Family Hospital. The Golf Center is located at 353 North River Road which is one block north of Golf Road and on the east side of River Road. 

From I-294 heading south, exit at Golf Road and go west to River Road. 

From I-294 heading north, exit at Dempster West and Turn Right on Rand Road. Head North on Rand to River Road. Turn Right on River and head North to The Golf Center. Turn right into the parking lot, enter through the main entrance and walk past the right side of the reception desk to either the elevator or stairway. Go to the lower level.

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Services Provided at GOLFTEC Des Plaines

Lessons and Game Plans

A variety of golf lessons and Game Plans are available at GOLFTEC Des Plaines, including In-Bay, On-Course, Short Game and Putting lessons. With a Game Plan, you receive sequential lessons that build on each milestone to build a better swing that can be comfortably repeated on the golf course.


The GOLFTEC CLUBHOUSE is where students can access their golf lessons, coach notes, instructional content and schedule 24/7. Enjoy a completely new scheduling system, golf content, access to an archive of your past lessons, easier referral process and more! Take your golf improvement beyond the bay with CLUBHOUSE!

Video Practice

Every Training Bay at GOLFTEC Des Plaines includes interactive video, letting you see immediate replay of each swing from two directions simultaneously. This resource makes your practice sessions more productive and your improvement faster!

TECFIT Custom Club Fitting

TECFIT, GOLFTEC's tour-level club fitting system, provides a precise, unbiased fitting experience with our experienced and certified professionals in Des Plaines, Illinois. The confidence gained by using properly fit equipment is another key to your golf success.

Coaches Who Care

Justin Bentley
Justin Bentley
Center Manager,
Director of Instruction

PGA Member
Hometown: Waunakee, WI

2014 GOLFTEC Center Manager of the Year 2010 GOLFTEC Teacher of the Year. 2015 GOLFTEC Center of Year 2008 GOLFTEC Top Instructor Award. 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Instruction Over 25,000 Lessons at GOLFTEC

Tom Portera
Tom Portera
Certified Personal Coach

PGA Member
Hometown: Lake in the Hills, IL

Graduated from Lewis University in 1986 (Psychology)Athletic Scholarship Golf Elected to PGA in 97' Has given over 25,000 lessons at GOLFTEC. Over 35,000 lessons in career. 2016 & 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Instruction Award Winner @ GOLFTEC

AJ Brown
AJ Brown
Certified Personal Coach

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Has 5 years experience of teaching golf and has given over 5,000 lessons. Played collegiate golf, and was Director of Instruction at Hawk's View Golf Club.

Roland Ruivivar
Roland Ruivivar
Certified Personal Coach

Hometown: Sydney, Austrailia

Started as a GOLFTEC student in 2005. Played Collegiate Golf. Has taught over 1,500 golf lessons. Passionate about teaching golf to all skill levels.

Nearby Golf Courses
Nearby Golf Courses
  • Mt. Prospect Golf Course

  • Rolling Green Country Club

  • Lake Park Golf Course

  • The Glen Club

  • Rob Roy Golf Course

  • Glenview Prairie Club

Unique Features
Unique Features
  • One-on-one private golf instruction with a Certified Personal Coach

  • High-speed cameras

  • Foresight launch monitor technology

  • GOLFTEC's patented Motion Measurement technology

  • Video Practice with immediate visual feedback

  • TECFIT Custom Club Fitting

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