Coaching Information

Struggling with your golf game?

To benefit from some of the best golf lessons Melbourne has to offer!

Our professional coaching team are available to put you on the right path. Golf lessons are available seven days a week with our Teaching Professionals; Steve Horstmann and Ben Bunny. 


To make a booking

  • Non members are welcome please view dress regulations
  • Unsure who to see or having any troubles booking online, please contact the pro-shop on (03) 9580 1157
  • For more information about golf lessons and programs click here to send an email


Golf Lesson Coaching at Woodlands

Offering tuition at one of the world’s greatest championship golf courses, situated in heart of the famous Melbourne Sandbelt, the Woodlands Coaching team are here to help you optimise your golfing potential and get the most out of your golf game via clear, simple, easy to understand/apply advice in conjunction with the use of video analysis and the most advanced data launch monitor devices (Trackman and Flightscope).


  • Grassed practice teeing area (mats used during winter months)
  • Undercover teaching facilities (to enable all weather lessons)
  • Lighting for night time coaching
  • Chipping/Pitching/Putting green
  • Two dedicated putting greens 
  • 19th hole that can be used for coaching
  • World class championship golf course

Golf Coaching Team

Steve Horstmann

Head Teaching Professional-Steve is a PGA Advanced Coach, TPI certified and has been the Head Teaching Pro at Woodlands Golf Club since 2010, assisting both members and non-members with the development of their golf game. Steve is a versatile coach, teaching male and female golfers of all ages and abilities, from absolute beginners to full-time tour professionals, with a particular passion for developing junior golfers. He is also the Golf Coach of the Parkdale Secondary College Elite Sports Program.

Prior to his role as Head Teaching Pro, Steve played pennant for Woodlands (1997-2000) and completed his PGA Golf Professional traineeship (2001-2003) to become a full PGA member in 2004. Over the following eight years, he played on the PGA Tour Australasia and professional tournaments overseas, and provided golf tuition at Woodlands.

Steve has always strived for continuous improvement in his methods of instructing and golfing knowledge by working with the best Australian golf coaches, leading physiotherapists, sports psychologists, 3D Biomechanic instructors, sports scientists and personal trainers.He has been diligent in ensuring he remains up-to-date on the latest methods of teaching, and incorporates the latest technologies (TrackMan used in the lesson), golf equipment and trends into individual lessons/golf programs where appropriate. He is a TPI (golf fitness), Sam Putt Lab Level 1 and U.S Kids Golf certified coach. 

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Ben Bunny


Senior Teaching Professional – Ben had a distinguished amateur and professional career, turning professional in 2004, and playing on the Australasian and Canadian Tours from 2004-2009, a highlight of which was playing in the 2006 and 2007 British Open Championships.

Ben has over twenty years of worldwide golfing experience and he continues to compete in PGA pro-ams around the country.  He is:

  • A PGA Advanced coach
  • An All Abilities accredited coach
  • A TPI Certified Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst certified
  • Proficient, and up-to-date with all of the latest technology golf has to offer such as Trackman, Flightscope, CAPTO Putting and Ground force pressure plate mapping analysis (Bodtrak/Swing Catalyst).

Ben looks forward to sharing his experiences, knowledge and passion for the game with all who choose to work with him, whether they are beginners or accomplished professional golfers. He is confident he can improve golfers of all levels and looks forward to working with you and the wider Woodlands coaching team.

Ben is available for coaching on Tuesdays, Fridays and Wednesdays. He is also involved in our pennant training and development programs. 

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Lesson coaching fees


  • 30 minutes: $70
  • 60 minutes: $120 


  • 5 x 30 minutes lesson package $315
  • 5 x 60 minutes lesson program: $550

Junior (school-aged students)

  • 30 minutes: $50
  • 60 minutes: $100

On course

  • Playing lesson: $250 (2 hours)


Lesson vouchers can be purchased and collected from the pro-shop on 9580 1157. Alternately vouchers can be emailed and payment can be made over the phone or money can be transferred to Woodlands bank account.

Junior Development Program

Woodlands has a proud history of developing junior golfers. Our junior development programs ensure junior golfers have an opportunity to play golf and develop their skills. Click here for more information about the term and holiday programs.

Coaching, Practice and Training Facilities