PGA Instruction

Davis Golf Course Instruction Programs

Individual Instruction

Individual private instruction is offered by three PGA Professionals. For adults the cost is $40 per 30 minute lesson, or six lessons for $200. The cost for juniors is $20 per lesson. These lessons may be scheduled through the Pro Shop at the mutual convenience of the student and the Professional. It is requested that lessons be scheduled at least three days in advance.

If you have any questions about our lesson programs, please do not hesitate to ask any staff member. Call us at (530) 756-4010.

Find out more about our amazing instructors below!

Chris Mapalo

PGA Head Professional

My love for the game of golf started right here at the Davis Golf Course and has grown into my career. From a junior golfer to a competitive tournament player, my skills as an instructor have been molded by my playing experiences as a well as my golf education. As a Class A PGA Head Professional that is certified in both player development and teaching & coaching, my true passion is helping individuals advance their golf game and reach their full potential.

I pride myself on being at the forefront of golf instruction by keeping up with the newest advancements in swing theory and golf fitness. Along with my PGA education, I am a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified golf mechanic, TPI certified junior instructor, and Swing Catalyst certified professional. I am also a U.S. Kids Golf certified instructor and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

I offer lessons to golfers of all skill levels from beginners to experienced players, contact me at [email protected] or (530) 400-5836 and we can create a customized lesson plan that suits your needs.

Gary Lipelt

PGA Professional

PGA Certified Instructor and Coach with over 30 years experience teaching golfers of all skill levels, from the beginning golfer to the advanced competitive golfer. Past and current students have had success at lowering their scores, winning club championships, winning regional events, qualifying for national USGA events, playing on High School golf teams, playing collegiate golf, becoming PGA Professionals themselves and playing on the PGA Tour.

In addition to 30 years experience teaching 100′s of students, my teaching style has been influenced by utilizing technology, reading numerous books, watching and studying video, using training aids, and attending PGA of America Seminars featuring the worlds top instructors.

My goal as an instructor is to make each student’s experience as enjoyable as possible. At the same time I want every student to improve their fundamentals and gain a better understanding of their swing in order to play better and increase their enjoyment on the course.

I currently have limited availability for Private Instruction, Player Development Programs, and Coaching to all levels of golfers, age 9+
**Sorry, I currently do not teach juniors younger than 9 years old.**

You can book your lesson by visiting


60 Minute Private Lesson – $60

Series of 6 Private Lessons – $300

60 Minute Junior Lesson – $40

Series of 6 Junior Lessons – $200

Player Development Programs  available for Adults and Juniors – Contact me for details

[email protected]

  • PGA Certified Instructor & Coach
  • Titleist Certified Club Fitter
  • Mizuno Certified Club Fitter
  • 30 Years of Teaching Experience
  • American Development Model Certified



Junior Golf