Elevation Golf Academy

Elevation Golf Academy

5.0 (7)
7 hires on Lessons.com
6 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

Mike Mandakas is a PGA Instructor, Coach, and Trainer that has been a member of the PGA since 2005. He works with all levels of players from beginners to Tour Level players. Mike uses the best technology available through video analysis and data capturing to help develop players. Golf Lessons are certainly the most utilized service but other offerings are available to help golfers and athletes in Golfer Performance through Biomechanical, Mental, and Physical Training.  My time splits between my Indoor Facility in Willowbrook where I have most of my technology and outdoors during the season for Driving Range, Short Game and Putting Work and On Course Instruction.

I enjoy helping others reach short term and long term goals. Whether the golfer is a beginner or elite player, I enjoy helping them improve and make the game more enjoyable to them.

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Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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7 Reviews


  • Jim Gorney

    The way Mike explains things, is easy to understand and follow through with

  • Justin Wroblewski

    The fitting wasn't rushed and Mike knows how to select the right equipment for your swing. I would highly recommend.

  • David Alamshah

    Mike is very knowledgeable of the golf swing, works very well with the abilities of the player. He has an excellent equipment and computer technology to chart your swing.

  • Sandy Brantner

    Mike was wonderful with my 12 year old son. He was a beginner and Mike was extremely patient and had lots of strategies and tools to work on specific skills.

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

My typical process begins with a short or thorough evaluation of the student.  I will start by having my student fill out his section of a golfer profile, then I will fill in the rest during the evaluation and session.  I will check the players physical and golf strengths and weaknesses while finding out what some of his/her short term and long term goals are that will lead into the lesson/session.  After the session I will send a follow up email and discuss an instructional plan and plan for practice in between lessons.

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

Member of the PGA since 2005

Master Club Fitter: Taylor Made, Callaway, Titleist, Ping, Mizuno

PGA Instructor: Beginners to PGA Tour Level Golfers

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

Adult Lessons:

60 Minutes - $150

30 Minutes - $80

High School/College:

60 Minutes - $120

30 Minutes - $70

Junior Lessons (5-17):

60 Minutes - $110

30 Minutes - $60

Group Lessons and Lesson Packages Available

How did you get started teaching?

I learned to teach golf from one of the greatest instructors of all time... JIM FLICK 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all levels of players from Juniors to Seniors and Beginners to Tour Level Players.

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

I always want my players to have a short term and long term plan.  I would also my students to know what kind of time commitment they want to put forth.