A Top 50 U.S Kids Golf  Teacher Worldwide 2016 & 2017
 A Top 50 Golf Range Association of America Growth of the Game Teacher 2017

Maria believes all athletes  deserve the same effort, respect and attention from their instructor whether they are an adult or a child. With private lessons and 10 junior programs, Maria and her staff at St. Louis Golf Lessons help juniors achieve their goals and dreams.  Whether they want to earn a college scholarship or they just want to learn the game to have fun and play with friends and family St. Louis Golf Lessons has a program for every junior. 

  • National Advisory Staff Member for the USA Junior National Golf Team Coaching Program
  • Titleist Performance Institute Junior Level 2 Certified
  • U.S. Kids Golf Certified
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Certified

USA National Junior Golf Team

The USA National Junior Golf Team is a select style developmental program for competitive juniors.  For St. Louisans this would be similar to Gallagher Soccer training. The desire to compete at the top level and possibly earn collegiate scholarships is what attracts junior golfers to this program. There are 5 levels of the program and Maria and her team train the first 2 levels here in St. Louis. Developmental 1 is for new golfers and Developmental 2 is for more experienced players who are also starting to compete in tournaments at the local level. Once players surpass these 2 levels we move them into one of our more advanced junior programs. 

This program has a monthly tuition and runs on Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons.  It is open to juniors ages 6-18.  Juniors train 8 hours a month in a group setting. 

For more information and to register for the St.Louis Chapter click here: USA National Junior Golf Team 


U.S. Kids Junior Golf Camps

Maria is a 2-Time Top 50 U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach (2016 & 2017) and along with her team of 3 certified instructors offers the world renown U. S. Kids Golf Learning Program. Camps are offered in the summer months and cover all 10 levels of the program at the Big Bend Golf Center and The Family Golf & Learning Center. 

This research based learning program incorporates games, skills contests and a merit based system to encourage kids to fall in love with the game and advance through the various levels of achievement. 

Full swing, short game, putting, etiquette, rules and on course strategy are covered in every session.

For more information and to register click here:  U.S. Kids Golf Camps

High School Academy

Maria created the High School Academy to serve juniors ages 12-18 who either play high school golf or have a desire to do so. This is a great addition to private lessons and assists them in advancing their skills and incorporating better practice habits to be able to compete at the high school level and beyond. 

From full swing to on course strategy to golf fitness, this program covers a different topic at each session to ensure juniors have a well rounded mental and physical game. 

The Program includes unlimited video analysis and weekly practice plans

For more information and to register for the High School Academy click here:  High School Academy

St. Louis After school golf program

We bring golf instruction to you!  The team at St. Louis Golf Lessons conducts after school programs at various schools in the St. Louis metro area.  Programs are conducted immediately after school typically in the school gymnasium. 

If your school has a program or you’d like to set one up on your campus you can find out more information here:  After School Golf Programs. 

LPGA-USGA GiRLs Golf of St. Louis – West county

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program is a nationally acclaimed golf program for girls with over 400 locations and over 70,000 girls nationwide. Our chapter is a non profit foundation in the state of Missouri. We operate in partnership with the LPGA Foundation.  The program is for girls ages 6-17 and helps grow the game among girls in this age group in a low pressure, non competitive environment.    Programs can include instructional clinics, play dates, parties and more. 

If your daughter would like to participate please go here for more information:  LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of St. Louis

PGA Junior League

St. Louis Golf Lessons offers 3 PGA Junior League Teams.  This social, fun league provides a small amount of instruction coupled with 4-6 team matches.  Matches are 2 person scrambles which teaches kids to play with a partner and takes the pressure off of one on one competition.  This program is great for new golfers or those in the early developmental stages of the game.  


Junior Summer Camps

St. Louis Golf Lessons offers both Full Day and Half Day Summer Camps in June and August. Juniors learn all aspects of the full swing and short game while having fun with games and contests.  Depending on course availability, they may also get out to play a few holes here or there. A fun, educational and healthy way to spend a summer week! 

You can get information here:  Summer Camps

Junior Winter Programs

No better way to keep junior golfers interested in the game and make sure they don’t lose all their skills learned over the summer than our Junior Winter Golf Program.  This fun program is a combination of 3 private lessons and 10 group clinics scattered throughout the months of November through February.  Classes take place at the Big Bend Golf Center where we are fully covered with wind shields and heaters. 

You can get information here: Junior Winter Program

Important Details

Cancelation policy

24 hours!  If you cancel within 24 hours or no show for your lesson you will be charged a lesson.   We reserve the right to deny repeat offenders lesson booking privileges.

To cancel a lesson simply click on the Cancel or Reschedule Button  at the bottom of your cancellation email.

See individual program page to cancel a class as group classes have specific cancellation policies. 

 *We don’t cancel for WEATHER since we are fully covered at Big Bend. Whether it’s rain, storms, snow, etc.we will be there!

Customizing her golf lessons, Maria works with each and every student, tailoring to their physical capabilities, personality, goals and time constraints to develop an improvement program that is both realistic and achievable.   Developing a junior golfer is a privilege and a challenge because in any walk of life a talented teacher can be the difference between a child or teenager thriving in the game or losing interest. 

  • Maria started competing at the age of 7.  Her junior accomplishments include:  Qualifying for the National Junior PGA, winning the Missouri High School State Championship as a junior, winning high school districts as a senior, winning the Ken Lanning Junior Championship, competing on the Missouri 4 State Team and being voted All Conference Player at a Division 1 university.
  • Maria has coached high school golf at Barat Academy and Kirkwood and coached collegiate golf at North Central College in Chicago. 
  • Her students have won collegiate scholarships, several conference championships and state championships.  
  • Maria is a National Advisory Staff member for the USA National Junior Golf Team.
  • Maria is a 2- time Top 50 U.S. Kids Golf Instructor and a Positive Coaching Alliance Certified Instructor.
  • In 2017 GRAA named Maria a Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher.
  • Maria is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Junior Golf Level 2 Certified.
  • She is the President of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of St. Louis Foundation.