Coaching Programs

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they play well, yet so many players continue to play well below their potential and leave the course unhappy. The Royal Oaks Golf Team wants to ensure every player enjoys the game and leaves the course feeling beyond satisfied with their performance.
There are a wide range of skills that must be performed competently in order for you to play well and shoot lower scores, and it is all but impossible for any player to prioritize, source and implement all that information on their own. If all the best players in the world have someone to guide them, to answer their questions, and to build their confidence and help them to play their best more often, shouldn’t you do the same?

The Instruction Team at Royal Oaks Country Club are dedicated to helping players: 

1.    Understand the tendencies of their own game
2.    Learn the required practice to enhance their performance
3.    Implement effective permanent change that will ultimately lower scores
If you are ready to play better golf and have more fun on the golf course, please reach out to one of our instructors today.

Golf Lesson Instructors:

Derek Hooper, PGA US/Australia

Director of Instruction

Robert Scott, PGA

Assistant Director of Instruction

Shang-Fan Huang, LPGA

Assistant Golf Professional


Tyler Bulterman

Assistant Golf Professional

Booking Lessons:

Additional Questions & Rates
Please Contact the Golf Shop

Coaching Programs Options:

Every new lesson starts with a complete skills assessment. Before you can go anywhere you must first have a sound knowledge of where you are today. In respect to playing better golf this means completing a comprehensive game assessment under the supervision of your personal Coach. We have designed a program that will reinforce the skills you already have, build new ones, teach you to perform consistently under pressure, and all but guarantee you will play better on the course.

On-Course Assessment and Program Enrollment

  • 9 holes on the golf course

  • Assessment of entire game under true playing conditions

  • In depth interview and discussion of goals, commitment level and time frames - how low do you want to score and by when?

  • Detailed, written Performance Plan of exactly how you will achieve your goals

  • Optional enrollment in Shot by Shot online rounds analysis

Private Coaching Programs:

Option 1:

  • One one-hour private coaching session per month

  • One on-course group coaching session per month, cart fee included

  • Requires minimum 3-month commitment

Option 2:  

  • 5 - One Hour private coaching sessions scheduled at your convenience





Royal Oaks Country Club is proud to have Derek Hooper, as our Director of Instruction, who was awarded "Best Teachers By State" by Golf Digest in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He also received the Player Development Award of the Southern Texas PGA for 2019.
Derek was recognized as a Top 50 Operation 36 Coach Worldwide!
He is elevating our coaching program here at the Club with the assistance of his team of PGA Professionals.

Contact Derek Hooper, Director of Instruction at 281.899.3217 or