Birkdale's practice facility boasts a two-tiered all grass tee driving range, a large putting green, and a chipping green complete with a green-side bunker for practice and instruction. Our experienced golf professionals look forward to helping you improve your game with a teaching philosophy that revolves around your individual needs and desires. We will work with you to set goals and expectations for your progress as well as develop lesson plans around your schedule and specific areas of interest.

Justin Williams - Head Golf Professional:
$60 per 45-minute session for adults (with Head Golf Professional Justin Williams)
$40 per 25-35 minute session for juniors
Package discounts are available by request
Group or couples lessons available by request (pricing will vary)

Tim Sheffield:
Director of Golf with Acumen Golf's Golf Academy is also available for golf lessons, ideally suited for the less experienced golfer.  Tim can be contacted at or please call him directly at 804.334.9866
Tim's Rates: $50 per hour 
Free tune-up lessons for members 

Please contact the golf shop to learn more about starting your journey towards a better game of golf.

PGA Junior Golf League

Calling all Kids!

Birkdale Golf Club & Brandermill Country Club had another successful PGA Jr. Golf League season. Teams of boys and girls, age 13 and under, are provided a structured environment for young golfers to compete and have FUN! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game of golf.

Your kids are sure to benefit from practices, where they will receive expert instruction from our Professional Golf Staff, but most importantly, they will have a lot of fun as they learn to enjoy and appreciate the game of golf. PGA JLG is open to everyone looking to participate. To enroll your children in the next available program please email Tim Sheffield (

PGA JLG Participants Receive;

  • Team jerseys, golf balls and PGA JLG bag tags
  • Five (5) regular season competitions
  • Two (2) practices per week
  • Opportunity for advancement to Post-Season and All-Star teams
  • Access to customized website home page for our PGA JLG team featuring schedules, standings and stats

Program Structure;

  • Fun team scramble format for players of EVERY skill level
  • All participants get to play in every competition
  • Learn more about our instructors and their backgrounds
    • Tim Sheffield

      Tim has been involved in the golf industry as a teaching pro for over 30 years.  He is a Richmond native and has lived in Woodlake for many years.  Tim uses sound teaching principles for his students games by applying a simplified approach to learning the golf swing. Since retiring from his non-golf professional career Tim has been active starting the US Kids Golf program at Birkdale and serves as one of its organizations certified instructors.  Tim is a welcome addition to our Golf Academy and will be available to the membership for clinics and instruction.