PROFESSIONALS, PROGRAMS & SERVICES
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MEET OUR PROFESSIONALS
Ryan Dohrmann, PGA, Director of Golf
Ryan is a veteran of 12 years at the Vista Valley Country Club. He is an active PGA Class A Member,
who is “Certified” as a US Kids Golf Instructor and is a member of the “Positive Coaches Alliance”.
Ryan dedicates his time to building relationships, the Country Club golf operations, member retention,
creating innovative golf programs for the membership and staff motivation and mentorship. Ryan
is also the liaison for the Vista Valley Country Club’s Men’s Golf Association.
David Nesbitt, PGA, Head Golf Professional
David started at Vista Valley CC in March of 2021. He is a Class A PGA Professional since 2005 and currently serves on the San Diego Chapter PGA Board. David has worked at several different private clubs up and down the California coast, most recently as the Director of Instruction at Bernardo Heights CC.
David is committed to helping you improve your game which means having more fun playing golf! His teaching philosophy is to keep golf instruction as uncomplicated and easy to understand as possible, no matter the golfer’s skill level or experience. David teaches private lessons, group clinics, and is spearheading our junior clinics and programming..
Harrison Wright, PGA Associate
1st Assistant Golf Professional
Harrison has been a staff member at Vista Valley Country Club since March 2020. He started his career of golf in 2012 and has had experience at both public and private golf clubs in Arizona and California. He is a PGA Associate working towards becoming a PGA Class A member. Harrison is very passionate about the game of golf and loves to get out on the course and play.
He’s had extensive experience in junior golf using his ADM (American Development Module) qualifications as well as hosting numerous junior golf tournaments with SDJGA and Future Champions. Harrison is looking forward to sharing his skills and knowledge of the game and working with the amazing staff and members here at Vista Valley Country Club.
Joe Contreras, PGA Associate
2nd Assistant Golf Professional
Joe joined the team at Vista Valley in March of 2021. Joe began his golf career in 2013. He was a CIF athlete at Bonsall High School, having qualified for the CIF San Diego Section golf tournament 3 years in a row. Joe played his college golf at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California. In 2019, Joe competed in the NCCAA Golf Championship in Palm Coast, Florida. Most recently, Joe worked as a golf shop assistant at Pauma Valley Country Club where he learned the foundational aspects of how to be a golf professional. Joe is currently a level 1 PGA Associate working towards Class A membership. Joe is passionate about his golf game and his ability to help other golfers not only improve their game, but also enjoy their time on the golf course in the process. Joe is excited to be a part of such an amazing team and is looking forward to building relationships with the membership everyday.
INDIVIDUAL & GROUP GOLF LESSONS
The PGA & LPGA teaching professionals at Vista Valley offer instruction and guidance for your golf game at every level. Whether you’re a scratch golfer looking for some fine tuning, or picking up a club for the first time, your professionals will provide the technical skills and mental strategies to help you play your ultimate best. You and your professional will work together to determine your goals and create a personal lesson and practice plan to meet your needs. Part of the golf strategy is to develop a strong relationship with your goals as a golfer in order to get you ready to play in a wide variety of fun and engaging weekly games, golf outings and tournaments or simply enjoy a fun, relaxing round on the weekend with your friends and family. No matter what your goals are in this amazing game of golf, your professionals are your on-site, on-hand partners to help you every step of the way. Developing strong, long-term relationships with your professionals will help you meet your goals and maximize your enjoyment of the game.
A few options include: individual lessons, playing lessons (on course instruction), beginning golfer lesson series, junior camps, specialty clinics, and corporate events incorporating a golf outing.
The Vista Valley Country Club features a private, 12-stall, grass practice range with multiple target greens to aim for, two short game practice areas and a large, rolling putting green all exclusively for our golf members and their guests.
The short game practice areas feature a hidden sanctuary with an elevated green to practice blasting from a greenside bunker, and a second green and pitching area winding along the natural river bed terrain of the valley. The areas help you refine your short game skills and give you a perspective of how the course actually plays. These areas resemble similar features and nuances of the actual championship course. Just remember, practice makes perfect!
Vista Valley Country Club is very proud of its junior programs, which promote the traditions of golf, interaction among junior golfers, and their families through participation in clinics, camps, intra and inter club tournaments and competition.
In addition to the fundamentals of the game, those involved in the Junior Golf and Tennis Program are taught patience, etiquette and the importance of good sportsmanship. Juniors learn to abide by the rules of the Club, and to respect the privileges afforded to them by their participation in the program. The Junior Golf summer camps offer 3 day plans, 10:00AM- 2: 00PM June through August. (Please see inquire with Pro Shop for more information regarding dates of camps) All Skill levels are welcome, and we feature, instruction, on and off course etiquette, on course play rules, and mixed games and a possible opportunity to fish in our lakes. Each camp features lunch daily for the juniors. Camp necessities are golf clubs and fishing pole if you have them. We also require proper golf attire, appropriate shoes (closed sneakers) hats or visors and sun screen. All groups are divided by age and skill level. All camp participants must have parental consent forms to participate prior to start date of camp.
pro shop services
Shop the latest mens and women's premium golf, tennis and fitness apparel in the spacious Pro Shop. The shop carries top tier brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, Adidas, Puma, Cobra, Iliac, SanSoleil, and Jamie Sadock. We also feature a variety of golf balls, gloves, shoes, accessories, premium sunscreen protection and a large selection of headwear for both on and off the course. The Team also provides golf club re-gripping and repairs.
As an additional advantage, you can use your “scrip” winnings from the WGA and MGA weekly play to purchase fun seasonal favorites and top brands at affordable prices! Our golf professionals provide you with personal shopping assistance that helps you find that special item not found in retail locations by offering you the opportunity to have us help secure your custom request. A special feature for our members are the clothing Trunk Shows, Custom Club Fittings and Demo Days. These events offer great personal service, exceptional value purchasing opportunities and a unique look at new product launches for clubs and balls.
For more information about our Pro Shop services: (760) 758-5275
CLUB CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES
Vista Valley Country Club is for the exclusive use of its members and their guests, with the exception of weddings, community events and corporate meetings and sponsored golf tournaments.
We request our members follow a few club standards: Dress code, cell phone use, tipping and other topics that may make your visit more comfortable. The Club expects all members and guests to adhere to these standards befitting a private club.
Please ask the Pro Shop for a copy of our COURSE ETIQUETTE.
For more information about our Pro Shop services: (760) 758-5275