Des Mahoney Golf Academy

I work to deliver extra yards and straighter more consistent shots to my students and that means more pars, more birdies and more fun.

Call Des at (865) 919-2126 to schedule a free 15 minute golf swing evaluation.

Meet Des Mahoney

I am the Director of Instruction at the Centennial Golf Academy which is located at the Centennial Golf Course Course near Knoxville, Tennessee. We have a state of the art 2000 sq ft indoor teaching center.I have always had a passion for teaching golf and helping my students achieve their golf goals.I utilize the latest methods and technologies within a caring teaching style. I am especially successful in helping people understand ,correct and own their golf swings. My teaching philosophy centers around showing each student their strengths and the one or two areas that need improvement. Each student receives a video email of their golf swing with suggestions after each lesson.I have studied under or worked for Hank Haney, Chuck Cook, David Leadbetter, Mike Hebron, and other noted PGA teaching professionals. I have been to many PGA seminars and Teaching Clinics, I believe that it is vital for a golf instructor to observe the best teachers giving lessons.Every year I am expanding my knowledge of how to deliver my analysis in a more effective manner. I am a member of the Proponent Group  which is a network of golfs most successful teachers.

I have developed my style of analysis and correction by having given over 10000 lessons.I have been a member of the PGA of America for 18 years. I have also one of only a handful of  PGA Professionals in Tennessee who have completed the PGA Advanced Certification program in golf instruction.It is a pleasure to help many golfers each year reach their golf goals. I am especially successful in helping people correct their golf swings. if you have been puzzled and frustrated with your game then I would like to earn your trust . Although I have had students achieve golf scholarships it is a pleasure helping young golfers simply develop a lifelong appreciation for golf. I have always had a policy that adults taking lessons can bring along children free of charge.

I have been fortunate to win 6 PGA teaching awards, including the 2005 Tennessee PGA Teacher of The Year and the 1995 Hawaii PGA Teacher of The Year. I am recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the top teachers in Tennessee.

8 Reasons Why you should take lessons at Des Mahoney Golf

  1. I believe that everyone can learn, and that everyone’s learning style is different. I will clearly explain my instruction in a caring manner.
  2. I use the latest technology, including Swing Catylyst Video, Foresight Launch Monitor and Blast Connect to communicate swing concepts and accurate data.
  3. Our facilities are designed with learning in mind. We have a 2000 square foot indoor teaching facility that includes a putting green and mirrors and teaching aids and technology.. Instruction takes place year round. Since golf is played on grass, so is our lesson tee.
  4. I stay up to date with the latest trends by attending PGA education opportunities and I am a member of the Proponent Group -Golfs Premier Network of Golf Instructors.
  5. I have over 30 years of experience teaching students of all abilities. i strive to do at least 50% of my golf instruction ON the golf gourse.
  6. I have been recognized by the Tennessee PGA as the Teacher of the Year in 2005. Golf Digest and Golf Magazine annually recognize me as a Top Golf Instructor in Tennessee.
  7. I love the game of golf. .I care about your success. My students have absolute access to me. I want you to get better.
  8. I believe the reason for playing golf is to have fun. Ways you have fun are being with your friends, hitting better shots and shooting lower scores. The journey to playing golf should be fun as well. We laugh, tell stories, and generally have a great time as you get better.

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Coaching Programs

Private Lessons

Coaching Programs

Individual Or Group Lessons

At Des Mahoney Golf we will accelerate the learning process so you will lower your score and get results faster than any other form of golf teaching or instruction available. We start out on the course to learn your game, and create an individualized improvement plan to accomplish your golf goals.

We personalize your purposeful practice routine and use this system to accelerate your golf goal. We offer adult golf coaching classes and programs to anyone in the Knoxville TN area.

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One Day Golf Schools

Take your business entertainment/relationship building activities to a new level with a one day golf school with Des Mahoney

Great relationships and fun are had on the golf course.  Memories are made and character is revealed.  You and your clients and employees will benefit from Des’s individual instruction.

Do you have employees who need to play respectable customer golf while on the road? Look no further.  This is the place to get them help.

A lot of customer golf involves playing in scrambles.  Des’s putting fundamentals and procedures will help make you a factor on the green.

Schools feature Individulized instruction, 18 holes of golf, special gift for each player, as well as breakfast, lunch, and beverages.

Full swing, short game fundamentals, and putting will be emphasized.  Des will also join you for 18 holes on the course to provide advice and strategy.

Get In Touch!

To book a golf lesson, please call Des at (865) 919-2126 or email him at


Centennial Golf Academy
101 Centennial Blvd
Oak Ridge Tennessee 37830

Business Hours

Monday 12-6 Pm
Tues-Thursday 9 AM- 6 PM
Friday 9 AM-4 Pm
Saturday 9 AM-3 PM
Sunday Closed


(865) 919-2126