221 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211 | (07) 5596 0404 | OPEN 7 DAYS 5:30am – 10:00pm

KDV GOLF ACADEMY

Elevate Your Golfing Aspirations
with KDV Sport's Premier Golf Academy

At KDV Sport, we understand that golf isn’t just a sport; it’s a passion, a pursuit, and a dream for many. For those who are ready to transform their golfing dreams into reality, our Golf Academy opens the door to limitless possibilities.

Our Golf Academy isn’t just another coaching facility; it’s an exclusive hub where golf enthusiasts can achieve their utmost aspirations. We offer personalized coaching experiences that are unrivaled in their exclusivity. Each program is meticulously designed to cater to your individual needs, ensuring that your golfing journey is precisely tailored to your goals.

What sets us apart from the rest? It’s the perfect blend of state-of-the-art technology, serene hinterland vistas, and the privacy of our golf coaching bays that have earned us the title of the ‘best golf coaching bays in Australia.’ Picture yourself in this tranquil setting, overlooking lush hinterlands, and hitting balls into the vast expanse of our top-notch driving range.

It’s not just golf coaching; it’s an elevated experience that propels your golfing journey to new heights. At KDV Sport, we’re ready to turn your golfing aspirations into success stories. Join us, and let’s embark on this incredible journey together.

KDV GOLF ACADEMY

Our Instructors

Richard Woodouse

Director of Instruction

  • 2 x winner of Australian PGA Coach of the Year; 2016 & 2020
  • 3 x Winner of PGA of Australia Queensland State Coach of the Year; 2013, 2015, 2019
  • Director of Instruction KDV Sport Golf Academy
  • Queensland Academy of Sport Assistant Coach
  • Golf Australia – QLD High Performance coach
  • Golf Australia – QLD Women’s Interstate series Coach

Kieron Judges

Senior Instructor

  • Kieron completed his PGA training in England where he worked as a golf coach for 10 years before moving to Australia in 2016. He is extremely passionate about coaching and developing his knowledge to help golfers of all levels and experience.
  • Taking a holistic approach to coaching, he works with each golfer to understand their swing technique, the body-swing connection and the skills required to improve their golf game. This approach enables a golfer to understand their own game and how they can get the best from it, achieving what is the main goal for more enjoyment playing golf. 
  • Whether you are just starting out, a regular on the links or an aspiring professional, Kieron will work with you to develop a plan so you can achieve your goals.

Jake Newbery

Senior Instruction, Junior Academy Manager

Jake Newbery is a qualified PGA Professional specialising in Advanced Golf Coaching, bringing years of industry experience to the KDV Sport coaching team. Jake joined the KDV Golf Academy team after completing his PGA Membership Pathway Program at Keperra County Golf Club. Jake made the move to KDV Sport, where he is completely devoted to advancing the game through his coaching. Jake’s passion and commitment to the sport is unmatched, and he takes immense pride in witnessing the progress and satisfaction of his students.What sets Jake apart is his dedication to building long-term relationships with his clients and empowering them to understand the intricacies of their game. Through continuous education and learning from the elite, Jake’s students not only appreciate, but also thrive under his guidance, transforming from hesitant beginners to confident, accomplished golfers.

Jake’s outstanding coaching prowess hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2023, he was named a finalist for the QLD PGA Game Development Coach of the Year, a testament to his expertise and unwavering passion for coaching. Furthermore, he clinched consecutive QLD Junior Program of the Year Awards in 2022 and 2023. Utilizing cutting-edge technology such as Trackman, GASP, and Force Plates, Jake tailors his teaching approach to each individual student, regardless of their skill level or goals in golf. With his experience in golf club fitting, club repairs and building, and extensive knowledge in equipment and technology, Jake offers a multidimensional service to his clients. With his simple yet effective communication style and comprehensive understanding of golf coaching, Jake has a knack for bringing out the best in every student, from novices to elite amateurs.

Evan Sinclair

PGA Professional

  • Evan Sinclair, a fully qualified PGA Coach and club fitter, utilizes the latest golf technologies and techniques to enhance your game. Originally introduced to golf in Vanuatu, Evan had a successful amateur career representing Queensland. After completing his traineeship at Links Hope Island in 2012, Evan focused on coaching and playing on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Now, Evan’s passion lies in teaching players of all ages and skill levels. With clear communication and personalized instruction, Evan ensures each lesson provides a simple, structured plan to improve your abilities and deepen your enjoyment of golf.

Heiko Jeandupeux

PGA Associate

  • PGA Associate 
  • Graduated from University of the Southwest in the US
  • Junior coaching experience 
  • Trackman Level 1

Billy Troy

Owner of Golf Physiotherapy Australia

  • Physiotherapy consultant to Golf Australia 
  • Physiotherapy consultant to Australian PGA Tour
  • Trained Physiotherapist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  •  Titleist performance institute (TPI) certified practitioner
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Ashley Nisbet

Golf - Strenght & Conditioning

  • 2018 Golf Qld – Junior Development
  • S&C Coach
  • 2014 ALPG Rookie Of Year
  • 2014 Meriton Invitational Winner
  • 2011 St Rules Trophy Winner
    St Andrews
  • 2011 #2 in Australia

Richard Woodhouse

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PRIVATE COACHING PRICE LIST

PRIVATE COACHING

ADULT
  • Director of Instruction - $229
  • Instructor - $150

FULL DAY COACHING

8 HOURS
  • Director of Instruction - By request
  • Instructor - $1100

PLAYING LESSON

9 Holes
  • Director of Instruction - By request
  • Senior Instructor - $315

AIM POINT

  • Director of Instruction - $300

JUNIOR COACHING

HIGH SCHOOL YR 12 AND UNDER
  • Director of Instruction - By request
  • instructor - $115

HALF DAY COACHING

4 HOURS
  • Director of Instruction - By request
  • Instructor - $550

TPI SCREENING

  • Director of Instruction - By request

MENTAL PERFORMANCE

  • Jamie Glazier - $220

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Hot Shots Red Plus Program (6-8 Years)

Overview: This is a coach selected program for the more competitive red ball player. There is a minimum playing level required for these squads which is assessed by out professional coaching team. Players training in these squads are expected to be playing multiple times per week including match play and competing in in-house leagues, future stars events and local red ball tournament series events.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Court Size: 5.5m x 8.2m

Tennis Ball: Red Ball (25% compression)

Recommended Racquet Size: 21-23”

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Yellow Ball Plus (12-17 years)

Overview: Choose 2 squads from the below times. These are full court yellow ball squads for players in the yellow program that want to develop their game to the best of their ability and possibly move into more competitive squads, fixtures and tournaments in the future. There is a minimum playing ability required (assessed by our professional coaching team) with some coaching and playing experience necessary. It is recommended that players in these squads are taking some private lessons in conjunction with the squads as well as playing in regular inter-club fixtures team matches.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Full court size: 10.0m x 23.7m

Tennis ball: Yellow ball (Full compression)

Recommended racquet size:  26-27 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Yellow Ball Groups (12-17 years)

Overview: No minimum playing experience required and players can join this program at any stage. As with all the other junior coaching programs it also includes free access to our weekly in-house match play sessions. At this stage players are taught all areas of the game both technical and tactical on a full sized court and guided into hopefully playing in regular inter-club fixtures or in-house match play sessions. Our yellow ball groups are aimed at the more sociable teenage player who wants to learn and improve but not necessarily interested in competing at a high level.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Full court size: 10.0m x 23.7m

Tennis ball: Yellow ball (Full compression)

Recommended racquet size: 26-27 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Hot Shots Green PLUS (9-11 years)

Overview: This program is designed for the more competitive green ball player. There is a minimum playing level required for this and it is expected that players are having regular private lessons and competing in regular individual and team tournaments & events. This program has a selection criteria based on an assessment from our professional coaching staff. The green plus program is a launch pad into the KDV Performance Tennis program. For more information on this program click here.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Green court size: 10.0m x 23.7m

Tennis ball: Red ball (25 per cent compression)

Recommended racquet size: 25-26 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Hot Shots Green Stage (11-12 years)

Overview: The green ball program runs on the full court size using slightly softer balls so the bounce is not quite as high and the rally speed is slightly slower to again make learning easier and more fun for the kids. The general green ball program does not have any minimum playing standard and kids can join the program at any time during the year. At this stage players are taught all areas of the game both technical and tactical and guided into hopefully playing in regular inter-club fixtures or in-house match play sessions.

The KDV green ball program also includes in-house match play sessions as a free addition to all classes and gets the kids practicing what they learn in their lessons against other kids from the club in a fun, coach supervised, team environment.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Green court size: 10.0m x 23.7m
Tennis ball: Green ball (75 per cent compression)

Recommended racquet size: 25-26 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Hot Shots Orange Plus Program (7-10 years)

Overview: The KDV ‘Orange Plus’ Program is for the more competitive orange ball player. These sessions run twice per week and it is expected that kids in this program are taking regular private lessons and competing in regular inter-club events. There is a minimum playing level requirement for these sessions which is assessed by our professional coaching team.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Orange court size: 6.4m x 18.3m

Tennis ball: Orange ball (50 per cent compression)

Recommended racquet size: 23-25 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Hot Shots Orange Stage (8-10 years)

Overview: No minimum playing standard required and kids can join the program at any stage through the year. Played over the full court net with the baselines brought in a little closer towards the service line, the orange ball lessons make learning easier and more fun.

There is no rush to move kids out of orange ball to the next level. Sometimes they may stay in the orange level for up to 3 years. It is important that kids learn all aspects of the game in an environment that is suited to their size and ability. Our orange stage is also includes regular in-house match play. This is a free addition to all classes and gets the kids practicing what they learn in their lessons against other kids from the club in a fun, coach supervised, team environment.

From there we also have inter-club team events and for the more advanced red ball kids the Gold Coast Orange Ball Tournament Series. Please ask your coach for more details on this. Download the yearly event planner here.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Orange court size: 6.4m x 18.3m
Tennis ball: Orange ball (50 per cent compression)

Recommended racquet size: 23-25 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Hot Shots Red Stage (5-8 years)

Overview: This is an entry level class where kids will learn the basics of tennis including rallying, basic scoring, serving and understanding how to compete. Perfect for all kids aged between 5-8 years old of any level. Kids can join at any stage through the year. We grade the classes with lesson plans to help progress the kids and find their level. There is no rush to move kids out of red ball to the next level. Sometimes they may stay in the red level for up to 3 years. It is important that kids learn all aspects of the game in an environment that is suited to their size and ability. Our red stage is also where we introduce the kids to in-house match play. This is a free addition to all classes and gets the kids practicing what they learn in their lessons against other kids from the club in a fun, coach supervised, team environment.

From there we also have inter-club team events and for the more advanced red ball kids the Gold Coast Red Ball Tournament Series. Ask your coach about more info on these. Download your yearly event planner here.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Red court size: 3m × 8.2m or 5.5m x 8.2m

Tennis ball: Red ball (25 per cent compression)

Recommended racquet size: 21-23 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet

Hot Shots Blue Stage (3-5 years)

Overview: Blue Hot Shots is ideal for children between the ages of 3 and 5. It is a Fundamental Motor Skills program based around the basics of movement, balance, and coordination, throwing, catching and striking.

Our Blue Stage program is a launch pad and helps to familiarise children with the size and bounce of a Red Hot Shots court and ball while focusing heavily on improving their fundamental and perceptual motor skills. These skills are essential as children begin to move into Red Hot Shots and beyond.

Sessions Times & Fees: To see available times & fees click the BOOK NOW button 

Blue court size: 3m × 8.23
Tennis ball: Red ball (25 per cent compression)

Recommended racquet size: 19-21 inches

Further information about our coaching program can be found here FAQ Sheet