Whether you are new to the game or just looking for ways to improve, Hobbit’s Glen and Fairway Hills golf clubs offer a variety of different lesson programs, as well as private and group lessons. Our PGA- and LPGA-certified professionals are here to provide you with excellent instruction, tailored to meet your specific needs and abilities.

Want to practice on your own? The driving ranges at both clubs are open to the public! Range ball tokens can be purchased at both Hobbit’s Glen and Fairway Hills for $4/per token. Bucket size determines the number of tokens needed. Range ball keys are also available for purchase in volume and are $75 for 24 tokens and $90 for 30 tokens.

Additionally, both clubs offer the new FlightScope® Launch Monitor to keep you on your game! The FlightScope Launch Monitor measures the speed, spin and distance of your shots – allowing you and your instructor to analyze and improve your swing. To learn more, please click here.

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Joan Lovelace

Head Professional and General Manager, PGA and LPGA Member


PGA/LPGA Certified

Certified in Player Development

Head Golf Professional and General Manager of Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club, Joan Lovelace has over 30 years of experience teaching all levels of play. Joan is a member of both the PGA and LPGA – an elite club of only 200 across the country. Joan was also inducted to the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to her sport. Joan’s passion for teaching golf comes through by tailoring her lesson plan to the student’s needs and goals.

Her philosophy is to keep it simple and remember why golf is fun! This philosophy allows students to improve yet still play and enjoy the process of change. To schedule a lesson, email Joan.Lovelace@ColumbiaAssociation.org.


Private Lessons:

45 minutes$70 for CA members and$75 for nonmembers (per lesson)
Series of Four$260 for CA members and$280 for nonmembers
Series of 10$650 for CA members and$700 for nonmembers (includes $100 range key)
Junior (30 minutes)$45 for CA members and$50 for nonmembers

 Small Group Lessons (one-hour)

Two people$50 per person for CA members and$55 per person for nonmembers
Three people$35 per person for CA members and$40 per person for nonmembers
Four or more people$25 per person for CA members and$30 per person for nonmembers

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Paul Maurer

PGA Member
Master Callaway Club Fitter, K-Vest Level 1 Certified, TPI Level 1 Certified, US Kids Certified Coach, First Tee Level 3 Coach

MAPGA Junior Golf Committee, 2018 Howard County Good Sports Coach Award Recipient

Paul’s teaching approach focuses on pre-swing fundamentals, in-swing fundamentals and the laws of ball flight. Every swing is different and certain swings fit certain types of individuals. Using state-of-the-art technology such as Flightscope, K-Vest, Blast Motion and FocusBand, Paul is able to analyze each element of his students’ game: biomechanics, swing, putting and mental game.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, Paul can help you shoot better scores and ultimately have more fun! To schedule a lesson, email Paul.Maurer@ColumbiaAssociation.org.


One Hour Session$95 for CA members$100 for nonmembers
9-Hole Playing Lesson $150
Junior (30 minutes)$45 for CA members $50 for nonmembers
Club Fitting $50
TPI Screen $40

Coaching Programs: All Coaching Programs receive an initial evaluation which consists of a TPI screening, K-Vest biomechanic evaluation and a Flightscope swing evaluation.

3 month program (2 lessons per month)$200 per month
3 month program (4 lessons per month)$320 per month
6 month program (2 lessons per month)$180 per month
6 month program (4 lessons per month)$300 per month

Make sure you get your clubs professionally measured and fit for your game! Eliminate strokes from your game by getting properly fitted. Making sure the lie angles and shafts match your swing can potentially avoid serious mishaps and boost your distance a significant amount.

Using the FlightScope Launch Monitor and the Callaway Fitting Cart, let us optimize your ball flight!

Price: $50

Paul Maurer is one of only a few Master Club Fitters for Callaway in Maryland.  To schedule a fitting, email Paul Maurer at Paul.Maurer@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

2019 Fitting Dates TBD

Get Golf Ready

Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons! PGA and LPGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. 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.  No equipment needed!

Red Zone Challenge (100 yards and in)

One of the biggest keys to low scores on the golf course is your ability to get the ball in the hole quickly from inside 100 yards – the Red Zone. In this program, we will focus on improving your putting, chipping, pitching and bunker skills so that you score better on the course.

PGA Junior League at Hobbit’s Glen

The PGA Junior League Golf Team is for boys and girls ages 9-13. You’ll meet friends and compete in this fun and engaging team format! Participants receive coaching from a PGA Professional.

Format: Two week preseason with weekly practice and scrimmage, followed by weekly practice and matches against other local clubs. Also included is a range card, jersey, hat and bag tag.

Practices are held Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Match schedule and start is TBD and will be posted on this web page soon.

Junior Golf Clinics

The Junior Clinics have multiple levels and are geared toward kids ages 7-10. Within each level, there are five check points in which achievement pins may be earned: Putting, Around the Green, Full Swing, Knowledge and Scoring. Once all give are attained, a Master Pin is awarded and the player advances to the next level. For more information on 2019 clinics, please email Paul.Maurer@ColumbiaAssociation.org or call 410-730-5980.

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