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Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Steve M. Holmes and I currently teach at Rustic Canyon Golf Course.


I earned my PGA Class A Instructor status in 2002 and am passionate about helping all levels of golfers get consistent results. In 2022, I was fortunate to be named to Golf Digest's Top-50 Instructors list and to Operation36's Top-50 Junior Instructor in the World. I have successfully operated a junior academy of over 100 students and look forward to starting my junior program at Rustic Canyon soon.


Working with the top-ranked UCLA Women's Golf team has allowed me to guide 3 players to #1 World Amateur Rankings and learned what it takes to be at the highest World level. I've happily coached multiple LPGA, PGA and elite juniors to new heights. However, some of my proudest moments are guiding someone to break a personal record of 100 or 90.

Born and raised in the Ventura County, I began playing golf as a freshman at Newbury Park High School. I earned a golf scholarship and graduated from UC Irvine in 1995. I began my professional career at Sunset Hills Country Club and soon after started competing in various professional tournaments. In 2002, I earned my PGA Nationwide Tour (currently the Korn Ferry Tour) Card though PGA Q-School. I have also competed in 2 PGA Tour events, the 2014 Northern Trust Open and the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

Currently, I am competing for a spot on the PGA Champions Tour. I was close to earning a tour card this past December in 2022 at the PGA Champions Tour Q-School Finals and look forward to the challenge of competition for 2023 and beyond.


  • Golf Digest Top-50 Instructor

  • Operation36 Top-50 Instructor Worldwide

  • Stack & Tilt Authorized Instructor

  • PGA Class A Teaching Professional


  • Aimpoint Collegiate Coach

  • Operation 36 Level II

  • Wedge Matrix

  • Putting Zone Instructor

  • TPI Level I

  • Level I Golf Biomechanics

  • 35 years blood, sweat & tears

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