West Bay Club

West Bay Club

5.0 (5)
9 hires on Lessons.com
24 years in business

About this pro

Katie Detlefsen is Director of Instruction at West Bay Club.  She has been named among the Top 50 LPGA Teachers in the world and has a passion for helping golfers to improve their games and have more fun.  Katie has been featured as an instructor on Golf Channel’s The Golf Fix and School of Golf.  She was recently nominated as one of the Best Young Teachers in America by Golf Digest.  Katie’s experience includes working as a certified instructor for Golf Digest and Advantage Golf Schools, as well as a Certified Instructor for top-rated teacher Rick Smith.  With a strong playing background as a 4x Minnesota State High School Individual Champion, D1 collegiate golfer and playing professional on the LPGA and Symetra Tours, Katie is highly invested in helping golfers to PLAY better and not just swing better. Katie utilizes the industry leading Trackman 4 radar technology to identify areas for improvement and measure progress across a variety of parameters- from club path and club face angles at impact to carry yardages and ball speeds.


Katie has experience working with golfers of all ages and abilities and enjoys teaching full swing, short game and course management concepts.  She has taught at the LPGA’s National Girls Golf Academy and enjoys making golf fun for juniors and adults alike.  Katie is a past recipient of the LPGA’s Dinah Shore Trophy for combined excellence in scoring average, academic performance and commitment to community service while also receiving Academic All American accolades at the University of Central Florida.  She serves middle school students at her church and has volunteered with FCA Golf Camps.  In addition to teaching, Katie has worked as an Assistant Coach for the Division I Florida Gulf Coast University Women’s Golf Team.  Katie recently competed on Golf Channel’s golf competition reality series Big Break Myrtle Beach.

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Estero, FL 33928
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5 Reviews


  • Audrey Bauer

    My instructor Katie is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes it a pleasure to learn.

  • Philip Tobey

    Working with Katie. An excellent instructor. Changed many aspects of my game with positive results. Very patient and knowledgeable. Plan on resuming my lessons with her when I return this winter.

  • Deb Roeser

    I cannot say enough about my superior lessons with Katie. She is truly a “teacher/instructor in every sense of the term and my advancement is commiserate because of her. Thank you Katie!

  • Cliff Bridges

    Video showed my swing flaws and Katie show me how to fix it

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

Trackman, TPI Certified

CardioGolf Certified, US Kids Golf Certified

Class A LPGA Teaching Professional

M.A. Mass Communications University of Central Florida

What types of students have you worked with?

Experience teaching beginners to better than scratch handicaps ages 2-82. I enjoy helping golfers of all playing levels and abilities to have more fun and achieve their golf goals.

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