Welcome to Elevated Golf Academy
Located at beautiful Dalton Ranch, we offer a large selection of instructional programs, clinics and classes; for individuals, couples or groups. We also offer a variety of fitness services to help you improve your health and wellness.
At the Elevated Golf Academy, we provide many programs and options to fit the needs of each and every golfer. We teach how to capitalize on strengths and improve upon weaknesses. We don't teach a single method, but do emphasize the fundamentals, proper impact and an understanding of ball flight principles. Come visit us and allow us to help you “elevate your game."
Elevated Golf Academy aims to offer the best golf instructional experience you can find. We have experienced, talented and engaging instructors ready to help you improve any aspect of your golf game. We work with golfers of all ages, with many special programs offered for our juniors. Golf is unique and so are you. We set ourselves apart by teaching to the student and do not believe in the “cookie cutter” approach. You will be provided with explanation that will not only allow you to improve, but also to gain a better understanding of how to self-correct. We blend cutting edge technology with thorough explanation and guidance to help you better understand the correction, to achieve faster results. We offer individual, couples, small group, playing and large group lessons.
Junior golfers are a big focus at Elevated Golf Academy. We truly believe in introducing kids to this wonderful lifelong game. We believe in the many benefits that the game of golf can offer junior golfers to help them not only enjoy this game, but also learn values that can mold better adults. We provide social and engaging golf opportunities for your kids to participate in. We offer multiple Golf Camps and lesson opportunities throughout the season for young golfers from 4-17 years old. We also offer reduced rates on individual lessons for kids. Please contact us if you have any questions about our junior golf programs and offerings.
Clinics are a wonderful way to improve your golf game and meet new people. We offer various clinics each month on all aspects of the game. We set ourselves apart from other instructional programs, because we keep our instructor to student ratio low (1:4) to allow for more individual attention. Our clinics are interactive to help our students learn the motion versus just getting golf tips. Please contact us if you have any questions about our clinics
Technology & Club fitting
At Elevated Golf Academy, we use technology to provide instant feedback and track progress. We incorporate the use of video and launch monitoring into our lessons to provide students with a truly exceptional lesson experience. Do you feel like Jason Day or Michelle Wie when you swing the golf club, but don’t seem to get the same results? Well that’s because, feel and real can be very different. Technology allows you to see and experience how to help the feel become real. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our technology and how it can improve your game.
Buying equipment off the rack can be risky. “Standard” golf equipment is made for the average person, but is variable between club manufacturers. Having golf equipment that does not fit you can hinder your golf game. It is imperative that the clubs you are using be fit to you, the individual. In a game where technology is always changing and progressing, we can help you find a club or clubs to fit your needs. Get the most out of your game by ensuring that the equipment you are using compliments the way you play.
Meet the Instructors
Shea Sena - Director of Golf Instruction
Shea grew up in Cortez, Colorado and has lived in Durango for about 7 years. He started playing golf at 10 years old and quickly fell in love with the game. His playing accomplishments as a Junior golfer include a High School State Championship and a Colorado Junior Stroke Play Championship. With his performance on and off the golf course, Shea was offered a scholarship to play at the University of Colorado.
Shea spent one year on the varsity golf team before deciding that he would turn professional and try to play for a living. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona to chase the dream. While in Phoenix, Shea reconnected with an Aussie friend, Drew Reid. Drew hired him to work at a John Jacobs Golf Academy where he provided instruction for the Academy and the John Jacobs Golf Schools.
While in Phoenix, Shea had the opportunity to work under some of the best instructors in the game; Drew Reid, Craig Bunker and Shelby Futch. He has vast experience teaching in both an individual and group setting. He has worked with players of all ages, experience and abilities. Shea does not believe in any one methodology, but does like to focus on proper fundamentals, impact and ball flight. Correcting and understanding these crucial elements will allow students to improve and provide them with the ability to self-correct. With his background in Exercise Science (Bachelor’s Degree), he is also capable of helping golfers with their fitness needs and aspirations. Shea is excited and grateful to Dalton Ranch for providing him the opportunity to start the Elevated Golf Academy. Shea can’t wait to see you.
Pier Nielson - Staff Instructor
Born in Denver, Colorado Pier has over 15 years teaching experience and has been working and teaching at Dalton Ranch Golf Club since 2008. Prior to Dalton Ranch Pier worked and taught at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.
Pier prides himself on his ability to work with golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels and believes that all golfers have the potential to improve
Head Golf Professional
Dalton Ranch Golf Club