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Golf Lessons

Rush Creek Golf Academy

 Year Round Golf Instruction – Improve Your Game Today

With our golf lessons, you can improve your golf game and have more FUN! Perfect for players of all abilities, we offer flexible scheduling and the ability to work on your game year-round. We offer individual lessons, junior programs, corporate clinics, and more. Gift certificates are also available as a great and unique gift idea.

Rush Creek Golf Academy is one of the finest teaching centers in Minneapolis and the nation. The Academy combines premier instructors with top-notch equipment and facilities. The Academy features an indoor hitting station and indoor putting area for winter lessons, complete with full-angle video monitoring and swing analysis. A double-ended 300-yard practice range with covered tee stations at both ends allows for use in inclement weather. The Academy also features its own outdoor putting green and practice bunkers for work around the green.

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Golf Academy Instructors

Aaron Jacobson, PGA

Aaron Jacobson, PGA

PGA Director of Instruction

2015 Youth Development Leader, Minnesota PGA

2019 Teacher of the Year, Minnesota PGA

Lead time for lesson with Aaron Jacobson is 2-3 weeks out.*

A native of Willmar, Minnesota, Aaron Jacobson has been at Rush Creek Golf Academy for fifteen years, taking over as Director of Instruction in 2009. He started his teaching career with the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, then moving on to Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been fortunate to work with and be influenced by some excellent instructors along the way including Jim Flick, Ron Gring, Brad Brewer and John O’Leary III. Aaron has been a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America since January 2000.

During his time at Rush Creek, Aaron has taught 14 students who have gone on to Division I scholarships and coached many others who have played Division II and III college golf. Aaron continues to work with some of the best up and coming juniors in the state of Minnesota, including Sarah Burnham, who has qualified for the 2019 LPGA Tour. He was named Honorable Mention Top 50 Kids Teacher for 2012, 2013 & 2015 by U.S. Kids Golf. He has also coached multiple local club champions, top local amateur players, and local PGA professionals.

As an accomplished player himself, Aaron won the 1990 Minnesota State AA High School Golf Championship. He was a five time winner on the Bold Stroke Tour in Western Texas and New Mexico during the mid 1990′s and in 1999 he was the Mississippi Assistants Champion. From 2000-2001 he competed on the Hooters and Dakotas Tour and in various state open championships across the country. More recently, Aaron qualified for and competed in the 2010 National PGA Club Professional Championship. He continues to work on his game by competing in both local and national PGA events. Aaron is also a certified club fitter.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone. 763.494.8852
**Aaron is not taking on new students at this time

Charlie Levis, PGA

Charlie Levis, PGA

PGA Teaching Professional

2021 Youth Development Leader, Minnesota PGA

Charlie is a native of Ft. Worth, Texas and has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America since 1998. Prior to joining the Rush Creek staff this season, Charlie has held professional positions at several well known golf facilities including The Minikahda Club and The Pines at Grandview Lodge.

While at The Minikahda Club, Charlie was awarded the 2003 Minnesota Section PGA Assistant Professional of the Year Award for his outstanding service and professionalism in growing the game of golf. Charlie continues that pursuit today; as he’s gone on to launch a successful brand of golf training aids and develop a full time teaching career.

Charlie’s success stories include PGA Q-School participants and local PGA Professionals; however he is most proud of his ability to improve the knowledge and skill level for recreational players of all abilities. His lesson plans focus on building solid foundations, identifying areas of improvement and designing plans to assure you achieve your individual goals for game improvement. Charlie knows your enjoyment of the game is directly related to how well you play. He teaches in a stress free manner that will guarantee your game improves. Charlie has a candid ability to see a golf swing, communicate ideas for improvement, and increase your ability to hit solid golf shots under any circumstances.

Charlie’s playing career includes respectable finishes in the Texas/Oklahoma Junior tournament as an accomplished junior player, a MN State High School tournament appearance while attending Shattuck School in Faribault, MN and a trip to PGA Tour Qualifying School. Charlie does participate in MN Section of the PGA events, but spends most his time on the course enjoying the game with his family.

Schedule by contacting Charlie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone. 763.494.8852

Kyle Thul, PGA

Kyle Thul, PGA

PGA Teaching Professional

Kyle is a native of Blaine, Minnesota and has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America since 2018. He first turned Professional in 2013. Kyle has been around golf his entire working life, starting at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids and then transitioning to the 1st assistant position at Stillwater CC for 7 years. Kyle spent this last year working at Optimal Performance Golf (Indoor Golf Simulator Facility, Maple Grove MN) as a Teaching Professional. While at OPG and Stillwater CC both private lessons and junior golf camps were taught by Kyle.

Kyle enjoys sharing his passion for golf by making the game more enjoyable for all skill levels. Strong communication and creating a relaxed lesson environment has helped students achieve their personalized golfing goals more effectively. Private lessons are tailored to the individuals needs and preferences to allow for maximum improvement. All aspects of the game are evaluated to allow for individuals to shoot the lowest scores possible. Teaching solid fundamentals, along with his enthusiasm for helping golfers improve are Kyle's coaching strengths.

Kyle attended the University of Minnesota State Mankato, where he competed collegiately at the Division ll level. During Kyle's 9 year professional golf career he has claimed 2 professional victories in the MN PGA Section and has also qualified and competed in the 2015 National Assistant Professional Championship in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Schedule by contacting Kyle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone. 763.494.8852


Individual Lesson Options

Save time and book your lessons here. Upon purchase, our instructor will contact you to set up your first appointment. 

PGA Director of Instruction Aaron Jacobson

*Aaron does not have open availability until the fall.

1 Lesson Package $150
3 Lesson Package $390
5 Lesson Package $575

PGA Teaching Professionals Charlie Levis, Tom Wall or Kyle Thul

1 Lesson Package $125
3 Lesson Package $300
5 Lesson Package $475

Junior Lesson Options

1 Lesson Package $100
5 Lesson Package $475
10 Lesson Package $900
10 Lesson Shared Package $1000

Corporate Clinic Options

Per Hour Per Instructor $200


Instruction Programs 

ALL ABILITY LEVELS WELCOME! Whether this is your first time swinging a club or you are serious about improving your game this season, our year-round teaching facility is the perfect place for instruction. Golf lessons can make the game more FUN & enjoyable – along with lowering your scores! Our Academy features a private instruction area with covered stalls as well as heated indoor bays for winter use. You will be given easy drills you can practice at home. VI Coaching Software is used for complete video analysis. GUARANTEED to make you a better player. IMPROVE YOUR GAME TODAY!

Adult Program Schedule

Junior Program Schedule

Save time and book your lessons here. Upon purchase, our instructor will contact you to set up your first appointment.  
GREAT GIFT IDEA! Note this on your order and a gift certificate will be mailed to you instead. 

Individual lesson time is 50 minutes.