Headed by Joe Hallett, Director of Instruction and Buddy Harston, Head Teaching Professional, the PGA Professional Staff at Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf Academy is dedicated to developing the premier golf instruction program in the South. In addition to swing instruction, the PGA Professionals at Vanderbilt Legends Club promote a fun and interactive atmosphere for golfers to learn to play, improve and enjoy the great game of golf.

We strive to develop the finest players in Middle Tennessee. In the tradition of "Golf, as it should be", the Golf Academy is managed with adherence to the highest standards, offering services worthy of the Vanderbilt Legends Club name and reputation.

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The Golf Academy is headed by PGA Professional Joe Hallett, 2013 Tennessee Section PGA Teacher of the Year, along with a qualified staff of additional PGA Professionals and Apprentices. Joe is a Top 100 Instructor (Golf Digest) and has worked with 2 major LPGA champions and several other top players. The 19-acre practice facility, designed by Hall of Fame golfer Tom Kite and renowned course architect Bob Cupp, is the finest Tennessee has to offer. With access to multiple tees, putting greens and a first-class short-game area, the Golf Academy will aid the proficient player and develop the beginner to become a successful player.

Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf Academy has the ability to tailor any clinic to your needs ranging from one-on-one instruction to corporate groups of up to 40 players.  Who's Who Magazine recently interviewed Patrick Jackson, Director of Golf, about The Academy.  Click here to view the article.

Private Lessons

Individual lessons are available by appointment. Whether you are just beginning or developing into a scratch player, our staff of teaching professionals can help you achieve your highest goals. Our Professional Staff offers many options to help you improve your game, including:

  • Sessions on the driving range, practice green and short-game facility
  • On-course instruction
  • Video analysis
  • Lesson packages
  • Custom club fitting
  • Titleist Performance Institute physical body assessments
  • Tailored workout regimen

Golf Clinics

Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf Academy clinics are designed to work with small or large groups of players at any skill level. During summer months, the club hosts Junior Clinics and weekly sessions for adult Members. Corporate clinics are available upon request.

Golf Schools

Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf Academy hosts guest instructors from time to time to provide members with tour-proven practices and experience. Sessions focus on various aspects of the game, including short game, mental preparation and more.


To book a lesson or find out more about our programs, please contact Joe Hallett or Buddy Harston