The Ras Al Hamra Golf Academy
The Golf Academy offers a range of coaching options with all instruction designed to suit the requirements of each individual. If you are having trouble getting the ball in the fairway or out of a bunker or if you are simply interested in starting to try golf for the first time we have the way to help you get the most out of your experience. Our professional is PGA qualified to ensure your lesson experience is enjoyable, educational and progressive.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Zander Potgieter and I have joined Ras Al Hamra Golf Club this week to commence the role as Head Professional at the facility. I look forward to this new challenge and to help you all improve your golf over the next few years.
We will be launching some exciting group and individual lesson programs in the coming weeks so be sure to keep a lookout for that. In the meantime, feel free to reach out should you want to start your journey to improvement or if you’re looking to take up the game. Mobile & Whatsapp – +96898219012
From: Pretoria, South Africa
Age started playing golf: 10 years old
Favourite Course: The Links at Fancourt
Favourite Tournament: The Masters
Favourite player of all time: Tiger Woods
Best tip for a Beginner: “Pay attention to the basics such as grip, alignment and posture. A good setup is key to building a functional and repeatable swing”
Available Coaching Options
- Corporate Clinics and Team Building
- Ladies and Men coaching programs from beginner to experienced
- Junior Programs
- Private instruction, including long term golf development programs for both individuals and group tuition
- Video swing analysis / Trackman analysis / K – Vest 3D analysis
- Comprehensive grassed practice area
- Callaway Practice balls and Rental Equipment
When was the first time you picked up a club?
I tried a couple of times early in high school but started to play seriously when I was 15 years old. It didn’t take long before I was really hooked and wanted to make golf my career path.
Who is your golf idol?
I enjoy watching tournament golf whether it is on TV or attending tournaments but as a professional coach my idols are now in the coaching field. I have learned a lot by attending conferences and listening to great coaches like Michael Hebron, Stan Utley, Steve Bann and Dale Lynch; their words and ideas along with my own experiences have shaped me into the coach I am today.
Favorite golfing memory?
Having played the game for over 25 years I have a lot of good memories from playing the game, winning my home club championship, shooting my best round of 63, winning tournaments as a professional but to be honest the best memories come from seeing the people I help with their game to have their moment of understanding and change, those moments are the best and most rewarding.
What advice would you give to someone considering starting to play golf?
Get professional instruction to start, learn the basics to build off and don’t be afraid of the golf course because that is where we truly learn and understand; then come back to your professional to have your questions answered and your skills refined.
Simple & Modern
Summer Season Rate- May 1st, 2023 to September 30th, 2023
30 Minutes Tune Up
50 Minutes Development Lesson
9 Holes On Course Lesson
50 Minute Junior Lesson
Jebal (5 x 50 minutes)
Wadi (8 x 50minutes)
Fort (12 x 50 minutes)
Options during our development packages include:
- Trackman Analysis
- Video Swing Analysis
- K-VEST – Precision measurement of swing efficiency and movement patterns
- 50-minutes lesson duration
- Access to the driving range for the duration of your lesson package (Non Golf Club Member)
If you would like to contact us through filling out the contact form on our website, please visit our website and click on the “Contact” tab at the top of the page. On this page, you will find a form that you can fill out with your name, email address, message, and phone number. Once you have filled out the form, click on the “Submit” button and we will receive your message. Thank you for your interest in contacting us!