Dennis Murray's Uncomplicated Golf Academy

Dennis Murray's Uncomplicated Golf Academy

5.0 (10)
30 hires on
4 employees

About this pro

With an education in Neuro Motor Skill Learning and Sports Psychology, Coach Dennis Murray, founder of the Uncomplicated Golf Academy are all about you and your learning ... not the teaching.

Whether you're an entry level beginner, novice wanting to learn how to play golf, an avid golfer seeking more consistency or an advanced golfer trying to maximize your potential, you can get a cost-effective package program specifically suited for your needs with a PLAY BETTER GOLF ... or Lessons are Free guarantee.

Connecting with students in a way that makes learning to play golf easier, faster and more fun is our goal.  We want beginners to learn how to play the game, weekend warriors to play a better game and help all golfers play to their potential, enjoying the game for a lifetime.  

We have a coaching/learning system that's tried & true for all skill levels because it eliminates frustration and stress so often associated with golf and taking lessons. We get beginners on the golf course with a reliable golf swing in 8 lessons over a period of 4 - 6 weeks.

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Aurora, CO 80016
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  • Heidi Muniz

    He is very clear on his expectations and what to expect. My son had a great experience, is excited about getting back into competitive golf and I think Coach Murray will help get him there!

  • Tim Davis

    Excellent instructor that spends a good deal of time identifying and working on your game weaknesses.

  • Dean McPherson

    I was ready to give up on golf, was so frustrated I was ready to quit. Had taken lessons from many teachers and continually got worse not better. Every golf pro told me something different about swing method and I got so confused-all I did was think, think, think and play slowly and terribly. I found Dennis Murray on and everything about my golf game changed for the better the day we met. I'm now playing the best golf of my life, still being coached by Dennis Murray and still getting better. Thanks Coach Murray!

  • Anne Watson

    As a female beginner I was nervous about embarrassing myself. Although I knew very little about golf, Dennis Murray's nurturing spirit set me at ease immediately. His calming presence made me relax and feel welcome at Valley Country Club right from the start. He provided nearly new golf clubs for me to use during the lessons and loaned me a golf club with a special grip to help me learn the proper positioning of my hands on the club. He drove me around the golf course and gave me an education on basic aspects of the game, including how to drive the golf cart, where to drive and not drive, the differences between the tees, fairways, rough and greens as well as rules and etiquette concerns that I needed to know as a beginner. Dennis Murray is an amazing Coach for anyone wanting to learn the game or improve. He made the lessons fun, taught me how to practice properly between lessons and gave me the confidence needed to go for it! I can't imagine taking lessons from anyone but Dennis. After 8 lessons I was playing on the golf course with my own clubs, playing at a fast pace and having so much fun I couldn't believe it. I am still taking lessons from Coach Murray and still improving. Thank you Dennis! You are the BEST!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1-Hr. Introductory Session includes: Getting acquainted, a learning style evaluation, discussing student's goals and roadmap to attaining them., followed by a private lesson. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Dennis Murray's background education in neuro motor skill learning, sports psychology and kinesiology has distinguished him as a coach that affects learning on all skill levels ... that he guarantees every student.  Murray is recognized by the PGA of America as a Certified Golf Professional in Teaching & Coaching...Top 1% in golf.

Coach Murray is the only PGA Professional recognized as Colorado PGA PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PGA TEACHER OF THE YEAR and Winner of 19 CAGGY Awards as Colorado's Best Golf Instructor in annual voting from students and readers of Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The Uncomplicated Golf Academy is dedicated to the growth of the game of golf.  We welcome beginners, novices, and all skill levels of golfers to join us at Valley Country Club, The Denver Athletic Club and Mike Ward Maserati for golf instruction guaranteed to satisfy.

PLAY BETTER GOLF OR LESSONS ARE FREE, has been Coach Murray's guarantee for 20+ years, ensuring his students' success & creating demand for his coaching.

Supervised practice during private lessons accellerates learning and improvement.

Private lessons include a set-up and swing evaluation with specific practice routines for error correction.

Golf Instruction Rates are available upon request.  It all begins with a 1-1.5 hr. introductory session at $100.

Custom designed lesson packages provide options to fit all budgets.                               

Rates reduced for package programs that include play lessons on golf course practice balls & facility use,  greens & cart fees.     

Package program instruction sessions include 30 minute warm-up/practice before and after lesson.

COACHES CLUB: A comprehensive game improvement program covering everything from tee to green + on course play lessons. Includes a custom lesson plan designed for maximum improvement with:

Coaches Club Package Programs:

8 sessions

1.5 Hour Sessions: $1,400 for 8

1 hour Sessions: $900 for 8

1/2 hour Sessions: $500 for 8

~ Specific practice routines

How did you get started teaching?

Started teaching golf as a member of the FSU Seminoles Golf Team teaching P.E. classes as a student assistant.

Hired as Teaching Professional: Heather Hills Country Club in Indiana when 23 years old.

Was Director of Instruction at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Angel Park in Las Vegas, and The Ridge at Castle Pines. Earlier in career was Teaching Professional at Denver CC, Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, Teton Pines CC, Columbine CC, and in Florida at Legacy GC, Harmony Preserve, Innisbrook Resort and Black Diamond Ranch.

What types of students have you worked with?


Beginners, intermediate, advanced, PGA TOUR Players, NCAA All-Americans, men, women, children and people from all walks of life.

  • Dennis Murray is the best golf coach on the planet. I was such a hacker. Couldn't hit the ball out of my shadow. In a short period of time with Coach "Murph" my drives were 50 yards longer, irons 20 yards longer and I was breaking 80 all the time. I love golf because of my Coach and great friend "Murph."

    Scott Hamilton on Tuesday, May 09, 2017

  • Dennis Murray is an extraordinary golf instructor for many reasons. One reason is everyone that seeks his advice on their golf game gets what they paid for. He always listens to his students and takes their information to help them get what they want. Over the years he has improved my game from being a weekend warrior to having a golf game that will travel because I break 80 most of the time on most golf courses and I'm in my 60's. Having referred many of my friends to Coach Murray, I know for a fact he helped every one of them play a better game of golf. He seems to have the uncanny ability to fix several problems in a person's golf swing by fixing the "right" thing and the rest just kinda happens.' Most of all my friend Dennis Murray cares more about teaching beginners than any great teacher I've ever seen. Entry level teachers teaching entry level golfers is bad for the game. No one needs an expert more than a beginner, but most beginners seem to gravitate to teachers that are beginners at teaching. Won't work out for you. So, if you are a beginner and want to learn right and do it fast, pay the extra money and go to Coach Murray ... you'll be glad you did.

    W.C. Carpenter on Thursday, May 25, 2017 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

1)  Male beginner age 40 broke 100 after 6 lessons in 6 weeks.

2)  Female beginner in mid 30's learned to play golf in six lessons and is having fun playing regularly with family and friends.

3)  62 yr. old male with 15 handicap took 8 lessons in 4 weeks and lowered hcp to 7.

4)  Several students, male and female received golf scholarships to universities.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Does teacher guarantee lessons will improve your golf game ?

Who are some of your successful students?

What happens if I don't improve?

Will you take me on the golf course to familiarize me with playing the game?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Disclose physical ailments and sports injuries to instructor. Write down your personal goals in golf and have instructor help you attain them. Ask for a specifc practice plan.

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