Golf Instruction

Elevate Your Game

Whether you are new to golf, wish to fine-tune your swing mechanics, or want to enhance your shot-making and strategic skills, the Mill Creek Golf Academy has an instructional program for you. We offer a wide spectrum of instructional options for golfers of all ages and abilities led by top PGA teaching professionals, including private instruction, golf clinics, group lessons, and on-course instruction - all designed to help each student achieve his or her personal goals and objectives.

In addition to classes and lessons for adults, we offer a comprehensive junior golf program for young members ages 6-17. In addition to teaching golf fundamentals and strategy in a fun, engaging environment, junior golf lessons and camps help students understand golf rules and etiquette, build character, learn good sportsmanship, and benefit from the many positive life skills the game teaches.


Meet Our PGA Instructors:

Rich Flores, PGA Instructor

Last season, Mill Creek welcomed back Rich Flores following his courageous and successful battle with primary amyloidosis, a rare form of cancer that affects the tissue and organs. Thankfully, Rich now has a clean bill of health and is back to pursue his passion for golf and helping students of all ages more fully enjoy the game he loves so much.

In addition to individual and group instruction, Rich offers a variety of clinics. To book a lesson with Rich or for more information, please call him directly at (630) 399-2471.

Pat Lenski, PGA Instructor

Born and raised in Geneva, Illinois, Pat’s golf instruction education includes time at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and a bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College. A Class A Member of the PGA since 1995, Pat's experience includes three seasons at the famous Lake Nona Club in Orlando, where he honed his golf coaching skills observing the great David Leadbetter. Following his time in Florida, he spent 16 years as the head golf professional at the historic Geneva Golf Club in Geneva. Pat is a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Instructor and Titleist Certified Club Fitter. In addition, he teaches with the Trackman Launch Monitor System as a firm believer in the synergy of golf fitness and proper golf swing fundamentals.

Pat has been recognized for his work with junior golf in the tri-cities. He has been a PGA Teaching Professional at Mill Creek for two years, where he runs both spring and fall junior leagues and coached two PGA Junior League summer teams in 2015. He also runs Nike golf camps and provides instruction to the Elgin chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of the PGA Sports Academy. In 2015, he was proud to have more than 30 students playing high school golf on area teams including Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles East, Kaneland, Dekalb, Burlington Central, Marmion, Wheaton Academy, St. Francis, Sycamore, South Elgin, West Aurora and Oswego.

To book a lesson with Pat, please contact him directly at (630) 201-2880 or                 

Rick Bell, PGA Instructor

PGA Certified Teaching Professional and PGA Master Professional Candidate Rick Bell has returned to Mill Creek to teach full-time after serving as director of instruction at Water’s Edge Golf Course in Worth, Illinois, the last five years.

Rick teaches not only golf swing mechanics to all levels of students, but is also a Certified Sport Psychology Instructor, and teaches Transcendental Meditation. His mentors include former PGA TOUR player Ralph Johnston, Master Professional Mike Hebron, PGA Hall of Fame member Bill Strausbaugh, noted sport psychologist Dr. Robert Smith, and Swami Satchidananda. Rick likes to say, “A good teacher has a method, but a great one has many.” Rick is passionate about the game and enjoys helping students achieve their individual goals and objectives in golf.