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At the NGCLA we are committed to helping you improve your game. The Club is the site of the SWLA Bear Suarez Junior Golf Academy – known throughout the area for developing Junior Golfers. The Club also offers lessons and clinics to players of all skill levels to advance their games. The facility features 1.5 acres of all grass hitting stations, two chipping greens complete with sand and grass bunkers as well as a large practice putting green.

Whether you are a beginner interesting in learning the game, or are a serious golfer looking to perfect your game, the National has the right program designed for you. Come join us!


Our Instructors

The National has great teachers and great facilities for you to work on your game.  Click below to view Instructor Bio and Contact Information.  For individual lessons and rates, contact either Bear or Director of Golf, Dave.

Bear Suarez

Teaching Professional

"Teaching is my passion"

Bear has over 25 years of experience in teaching the game of golf to all skill levels. In addition to several Club professional positions in his career, Bear has served as Head Golf Coach at McNeese State, has been an instructor of the Jim McLean Golf School, Director of Instruction at Gray Plantation Golf Academy, Served on the Board of the SWLA Junior Golf Association and started the SWLA Bear Suarez Junior Golf Academy. Bear is an accomplished teacher who works with players of all skill levels.

Eric Kaspar

Head Teaching Professional

Eric Kaspar
PGA as Director of Golf