Both private golf lessons and group clinics are available at Brown Deer Golf Club and are taught by Brown Deer staff, supervised by Head Golf Professional Sean McCarty. Lessons taught by persons outside of golf staff are not allowed.

To sign up for golf instruction, contact Brian Wernimont, Sean McCarty, Jeff Schmid, or Chris Stauffer at 319.248.9300.


Private lessons are scheduled individually with a Brown Deer golf instructor. Lessons may be purchased and used anytime during a golf season as arranged with an instructor. 

  • Single lesson: $75 for a 45-minute lesson with Sean, Brian, or Chris
  • Series of three lessons: $200 for three 45-minute lessons with Sean, Brian, or Chris
  • Lessons and packages with Teaching Professional Jeff Schmid can be set up directly with Jeff.  Mr. Schmid incorporates longer lessons with video analysis included.  Please contact Jeff Schmid for pricing information


A golfer must be under 18 years of age to be eligible for the junior golf lesson rate.

  • Single lesson: $40 for a 30-40 minute session with Sean, Brian, or Chris

Please contact instructors directly for all pricing options and availability.

Golf Clinics

Group clinics are offered at various times during the season.  Please contact the Brown Deer Pro Shop at 319.248.9300 for upcoming clinic opportunities. 

Junior Golf Program

Brown Deer offers a junior program which includes unlimited golf, special golf clinics, and programs for the junior golfers ages 18 and under. Learn more about the Junior Golf Program.

Golf Instructors

Golf instructors at Brown Deer are:

  • Sean McCarty, Head PGA Golf Professional
  • Brian Wernimont, Assistant PGA Professional
  • Chris Stauffer, PGA Associate Professional
  • Jeff Schmid, PGA Teaching Professional