Golf should be fun and learning should be too! Dairy Creek strives to grow the game of golf and that includes providing fun, affordable learning opportunities to all players with various levels of ability. Dairy Creek is a host site for The First Tee Central Coast on Friday afternoons. This is a great way to introduce young athletes to the game of golf and teach them valuable life skills to help them to be great people. Not to mention that parents get to play the course for just $5 while their young golfers are in programming sessions.

In addition to The First Tee, Dairy Creek also has a group of highly skilled instructors ready to share their knowledge and passion with new and seasoned players through individual, group, and on course learning opportunities. We want you to enjoy practicing so that you can better enjoy the game of golf for the rest of your life! Learn, Practice, Play at Dairy Creek

Golf Instruction

Alicia Allison

LPGA Professionals Member

Alicia Allison

Alicia joined the LPGA teaching division in 2003.  Prior to teaching golf she played on the Duke University women’s golf team and toured for a year on the Symetra tour.  Alicia feels fortunate to have been taught by an outstanding teaching pro (350+ collegiate players), a talented collegiate golf coach (7 NCAA Division I Championships), and an excellent coach in First Tee (1,000’s of central coast juniors and adults).

Alicia enjoys working with people of all levels and abilities from Tee Wees (5 to 6 year old golfers in First Tee) to juniors who aspire to play collegiate golf, or individuals of any age looking to take up the game or make some desired improvements.

Alicia’s approach to teaching is simple – focus on the fundamentals, teach strategies for how to play the game well, and keep things enjoyable.  In her free time Alicia enjoys hiking, gardening, family, and friends.


Junior golfers: $50/ 45 minutes.  Package of 3 lessons: $135

Private: $65/ 50 minutes.  Package of 3 lessons: $180

2 Persons: $100/ 60 minutes.  Package of 3 lessons: $275

Groups: Please contact for pricing.

To schedule a lesson please contact Alicia via email at [email protected].

Darren Avrit

Golf Coach

Darren Avrit

Coach Darren is a Cal Poly professor who specializes in coaching and golf instruction. Darren Avrit currently has two sons who competed in college on scholarships at high level programs and are now attempting play professionally. Darren is a certified first tee coach and enjoys running both the Monarch Dunes and Dairy Creek First Tee programs. Darren is also a junior instructor and focuses on junior group coaching, and private junior lessons. Darren brings fun and enjoyment into the game for young players while giving them great direction.

Mike Brabenec

PGA Golf Professional

Mike Brabenec’s BioMike has lived in San Luis Obispo County since 1989 and is a graduate of the University of California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Recreation Administration. Mike is a PGA Member and Certified First Tee Coach.  He has previously been an instructor with the Central Coast Golf Academy, the Avila Beach Golf Academy, and the Golf C.A.R.E. Instructional Program at the Avila Beach and Blacklake Golf Resorts, as well as the Director of Golf at the Paso Robles Golf Course.

In addition to working at various golf courses in SLO County, Mike has also Co-hosted Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy for over 20 years on ESPN Radio in San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield, California interviewing and learning from the top golf instructors and players from around the world. In 2021 Mike created the MB Golf Academy offering golf instruction to all ages and skill levels for men, women, and junior golfers in San Luis Obispo County. With over 26 years of golf instruction/coaching experience, he identifies the golfer’s strengths, builds a foundation, and develops a simplified practice plan based on visual and kinesthetic learning cues to help the student achieve their goals.  Each student will receive an email summary, pictures, and video after every golf lesson highlighting the critical points of the lesson.


Private: $75;  Series of 3 lessons: $210

Couples: $100; Series of 3 Lessons: $280

Junior: $60; Series of 3 Lessons: $165

To schedule a lesson please call/text Mike at (805) 431-7615 or email at [email protected].

Scott Cartwright

PGA Golf Professional

Scott Cartwright

Scott Cartwright has lived in San Luis Obispo since 1990 and have been involved with many youth activities within the County while he and his wife Brenda raised their two kids Audrey and Bradley into the adults they have now become. He was a multisport athlete in college playing both baseball and golf and continued to play both sports professionally after graduating. Scott’s professional golf career has included many PGA Tour, Tour, and PGA Club Professional Championship appearances.

Scott became a PGA Member in 1981 and has been teaching, playing, and promoting the game of golf ever since. He has served as the Junior Golf Director for the Southern California PGA, as well as the Head Golf Professional at both Mountain View Country Club and San Luis Obispo Country Club before accepting his current position as the Head Golf Coach for Cal Poly’s Men’s Golf team.


  • Private Lessons
  • Driving Range: $70
  • Short Game: $50
  • 9‐hole On‐Course: $75
  • FlightScope/Trackman: $90
  • Group/Clinics:  Call Scott for pricing
  • To schedule a lesson contact Scott at (805) 748‐7048 or via email at [email protected]

Zack King

PGA Golf Professional

Zack King

Zack offers a unique blend of over 30 years of competitive experience with 15 years of teaching experience. Zack is a Cal Poly Graduate, where he competed as an NCAA Division I golf athlete. After college, he went on to compete at the professional level. These days his passion is working with golfers to improve their golf games. Through a focused blend of Traditional and Modern techniques to bring out a golfers true athletic ability. Zack has systematically developed a teaching process proven to create fast and lasting results. Zack has been a PGA member since 2014, and is TPI, and First Tee Certified.  For examples of his teaching and methods, check out his instructional videos on YouTube or

“I believe in educating my golf students. Every golfer has their own swing style and body patterns. I like to take what a golfer already has and show them why it works and where it breaks down. My unique and effective teaching methods are based on developing a solid foundation, biomechanics, understanding habits, and assessing the body’s capabilities. My methods help golfers be more efficient, more educated, and prepared to play at their best.”

-Zack King, PGA

Rates & Offerings:

  • Private Adult Lessons: $60
  • Youth Lessons (age 5-21): $40
  • Lesson Packages Available
  • Group/Clinics
  • To schedule a lesson please visit or for questions email at [email protected]

Wes McKee

Golf Coach

Wes McKee, Golf Coach

Coach McKee grew up in San Luis playing competitive golf for San Luis Obispo High School and Fresno State. After a career in TV and High Tech, Wes moved his young family back to San Luis Obispo. Wes McKee now coaches the Boys and Girls Golf Teams at his alma mater, and teaches all aspects of this game in clinics, small groups, and privately at Dairy Creek and Monarch Dunes Golf Courses. Wes uses video and new technology (TopTracer) to teach the physical fundamentals and mental skills needed to play better golf and fully enjoy the game. Coach McKee works with juniors and adults of all ages interested in developing a focused practice program that translates the “Range Game” to lower scores on the golf course.

For rates, more info, or to schedule a lesson, text or call Wes at 805-821-1568 or by email: [email protected]

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