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Raise your game 

Welcome to the Performance Golf Academy Clitheroe, the new state-of-the-art, teaching and practice facility at Clitheroe Golf Club.

The Performance Golf Academy nestles in the beautiful East Lancashire countryside, close to the Historic Town of Clitheroe and picturesque Forest of Bowland. We offer an unrivalled teaching & practice experience for players to learn, improve and hone their game throughout the year, utilising the very latest in cutting-edge technology.

Clitheroe Golf Club has built on its 130 year legacy to deliver a dynamic vision for the future of golf by attracting internationally renowned PGA coach Wayne Johnson as its new Director of Golf.  Wayne has assembled a team of experienced PGA coaches and designed a purpose built golf academy to deliver an exciting range of instructional programmes to cater for all abilities. There is also a full range of academy membership options and opportunities to enjoy and experience the club as never before.

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Performance Golf Academy Philosophy

We believe playing the finest golf means keeping things simple; utilising the very latest teaching techniques and video swing analysis, our experienced PGA qualified coaches will help you develop and refine your game through personalised attention. The result? Simple, focused steps any golfer can take to improve their swing, their strategy and ultimately their score.

Regardless of ability, age or experience the Academy will take your game to an entirely new level.

Learn, Enjoy, Improve, Play



We offer a selection of memberships to appeal to students new to the sport and the more established players looking for the ideal practice environment to improve and fine tune their game throughout the year.

Membership benefits include:

  • Members grass & synthetic practice tee
  • Short game practice zone – bunker practice green — practice fairway
  • Unlimited use of premium quality Srixon practice balls
  • Monthly group golf clinic
  • 18-hole green fee vouchers
  • Social membership of Clitheroe Golf Club

One-to-One Coaching

Our golf instruction will be tailored to your individual requirements with classes covering multiple aspects of the game: – swing fundamentals, short game technique, bunker play, putting, course management & shot strategy, making full use of our high-tech swing studio and launch monitor technology. Whether you’re a golf beginner, an established player or an elite golfer, we’ve a program to suit you.

Choose your level:

Learn from the best

Meet Wayne Johnson PGA

Wayne’s background and expertise within the golf industry spans over three decades, working at some of the world’s most prestigious golf clubs and resorts.

As part of the team responsible for the creation and implementation of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and season ending DP World Tour Championship, Wayne worked closely with the European Tour as Director of Instruction in the creation, development and management of the European Tour Performance Institute Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai.

A member of the Professional Golfers Association of Great Britain & Ireland, Wayne has held key roles in golf operations and instruction around the globe, most notably working as an instructor for Butch Harmon, assisting in many of his coaching sessions with Tiger Woods,  Adam Scott, Darren Clarke and leading PGA Tour / LPGA Tour players at Butch’s golf schools in the USA and Bahamas.

Wayne has been accorded the status of Specialist Professional of The Professional Golfers’ Association. This is one step away from the PGAs highest level of Master Professional.
PGA Specialist Professionals have been recognised by The PGA as being experts in their field. Common to all PGA Specialist Professionals is a proven ability to excel, delivering sustained and significant success across all aspects of their role which has had a substantial effect on both the development.

Now he’s in Clitheroe to help you improve your game.


Group coaching to suit all abilities: take your game to the next level at Performance Golf Academy

One-on-one coaching isn’t all we offer. If a group learning environment is more your speed, we have a selection of programs to suit you, including our offering specifically for lady golfers and aspiring young players.

“Wayne is an exceptional golf coach and mentor. He understands your style of learning and adapts to that easily and teaches in a way that’s easy to understand and apply. He is very supportive and very genuine about his passion in seeing students develop & improve their golf skills.”

Ernie Els

“Wayne is the ultimate Professional, wonderful teacher, great organizer, wonderful communicator and his attention to detail is the best. Wayne is at the top of my list of professionals I have mentored.”

Butch Harmon