Silverado Resort and Spa

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa CA 94558
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Golf Instruction

Napa Valley Spa Packages

Brett Mathis, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Mr. Brett Mathis comes to Silverado from Pasadera Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course in Monterey, California. Brett was the Head Golf Professional and served 7 years a prominent role in the oversight of the entire golf operation including Tournament, Retail, and Instruction. This private golf course catered to 200 members, 12,000 annual rounds, and 62 annual member tournaments.

Brett was responsible for all golf operations, tournament play, liaison with the Superintendent, and led the Members’ Handicap Committee. Brett is an accomplished player, instructor, club fitter and has been continually recognized for his customer service skills. Brett served as the Education Chair for 2 years on the local Monterey Bay PGA Chapter.

Brett is a PGA Instructor and has been coached and mentored by Fred Shoemaker, Extraordinary Golf. He has been a member of the PGA since May 2006.

Tara Lipanovich, LPGA
Teaching Professional

Tara Lipanovich,( maiden name Tara Fox)  is an LPGA “Class A” Teaching Professional  originally from the Napa Valley.  Tara has and has taught golf since 1996 and is currently the first female Teaching Professional at Silverado Resort and Spa.  She has a great reputation of improving the golf games of both men and women at any age and at all stages in their games.  She is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 3 Certified Junior Coach and founded the Napa Valley Junior Golf Academy and Silverado Junior Golf Academy.

Tara is a talented teaching professional who loves to teach and watch her students improve. As a previous Pac-10 athlete at the University of California at Berkeley, her interest in teaching the mental game is also one of her favorite subjects.  She encourages a comfortable learning environment for all and is determined to keep golf a fun and manageable sport for her students.


50 Minute 30 Minute
PGA/LPGA Class A Certified Instructor $115 $65
Member Price $80 $55
Assistant Professional $95 $55
Member Price $70 $45
Juniors (16 and Under) $65 $40
Additional Students $25 N/A**

* A junior (16 and under) can join any lesson with a paying adult for no charge.
** Additional Students are not recommended for 30-minute lessons.

Playing Lesson

Hourly Rate Applies + $25 for Additional Players

One Hour Group Lesson - All Instructors

Rate is based on Private Lesson rate plus $25 per person For Example: A 4-person group with Class A Golf Professional: $115+ (3 x $25) = $190

Other Programs

The golf instruction staff at Silverado also offers a variety of custom, group and corporate programs including: golf exhibitions, playing lessons and private full or half day programs.


Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing.  In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.

Get Golf Ready - Beginner Golfers
5 Consecutive Wednesdays starting on October 15th - November 12th
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$99 per person for the series (ask for individual class pricing)

Call the Golf Shop at 707-257-5460 to sign up.