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Lessons Information

tomInstructor: Tom Peterson

If you would like to learn & improve your golf skills, look no further than Pioneer Creek Golf Course.  Tom Peterson has the ability to help you with all facets of your game.  Pioneer Creek's philosophy is to keep it simple and effective, presented in a manner that is very easy to understand.  You will find the time spent in a golf lesson or lessons will be very beneficial.

Instructor’s Bio: Tom Peterson

Tom has 21 years experience, teaching men, women and juniors. He is dedicated to the success of his students. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, Tom will help you attain your goals. He has an easy to understand style of teaching and his main objective is to not only make you better, but to help you enjoy the game while you play it. Tom started his career at the Pointe Hilton Lookout Mountain Course in Phoenix, Az. and has also taught at the Chaska Town Course in Chaska, Mn. He holds a degree in Golf and Turfgrass Management from Mundus Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

Junior Instruction, Camp, Private Adult Lesson Options

Tom offers a wide variety of options to get you or your child the instruction they need, and the exposure to the game you desire.
Junior League, Junior Golf School, Beginner Ladies, Adult Group Lessons and Private Lessons for both Adults and Juniors. Detailed information and pricing is available in the flyer linked to, below. Check out Tom's 2018 options and schedule your lessons early. There is bound to be an option that suits your needs.

2018 Lesson Information

Enroll Today

Why wait? Use the enrollment form linked to, below to reserve your place in one of Tom's fine programs. Just print, complete, and mail it off to the golf course.


Instructor:  John and Sam Coatta, Jack Paul

John Coatta has been the Minnetonka H.S. coach for 15 years.  His teams have won 2 State Championships. 

Sam Coatta won a State Championship in 2009 & National Championship in hockey at Union College.  He currently plays pro hockey in Sweden

Jack Paul played golf & hockey at Bethel University.  He is currently an assistant hockey coach at Bethel.


Instructory:  Katie Hannemankatie hanneman

Katie Hanneman grew up in Fergus Falls, MN. She played collegiate golf at The University of South Carolina. After graduation she played professionally for 3 years on various mini tours. After her professional playing experience, Katie was the Head Women’s Golf Coach at East Tennessee State University for 2 years. Following her time at ETSU, Katie took over as the Head Women’s Golf Coach at The University of Minnesota, where she coached for five years. Now that Katie has had two children she is taking a break from collegiate coaching.



Kristin Leighton Hines, PGA Professional

For the past 19 years, Kristin Leighton Hines has been an Assistant/Teaching Professional for Mendakota Country Club. She heads tournament operations and devotes a substantial amount of time to teaching and coaching game skills to the membership. She has been highly involved in the junior golf program and women’s leagues.

As a golf scholarship athlete at the University of Minnesota she learned the importance of teaching strong foundation skills and working with each player’s natural abilities to increase player enjoyment and success. While pursuing her Masters’ Degree in Education at the University of St. Thomas she also coached the Women’s Golf Team at Augsburg College. Kristin won two Minnesota State Match Play Amateur Championships, a Four-Ball Championship and two Minnesota Mixed Amateur Championships.

Kristin lives in Chaska with her husband, Scottie (Superintendent at Windsong Farm Golf Club), son Leighton age 7, and daughter Olivia age 5.

Kristin will be available for private, semi-private and group lessons at Pioneer Creek Golf Course. Please contact her at 651-336-3370 or by email at krisleighton@yahoo.com if you are interested in improving your game.