Improving Your Game

Game Improvement is a gift for everyone.  For this reason, the Ranch Club welcomes both member and non-member golfers for all of our lesson, coaching and game improvement programs for adults and children.

We are very proud to be the home of the Mike Barnett Golf Academy, one of the finest golf instruction academies in the State of Montana. Mike is synonymous with Missoula golf.  Barnett was a golfing wunderkind, winning three state high school championships for Missoula Sentinel.  He was the Montana State Amateur runner-up in 1967, at the young age of 15, and captured back-to-back State Amateur titles in 1974 and 1975 while playing for Arizona State.  In addition to his teaching experience in Montana, Mike worked for more than a decade with the John Jacobs golf schools in Michigan, Alabama and Arizona.   

Mike Barnett Golf Academy offers include half-hour and one-hour individual and group lessons; two, six-week Ladies Fundamentals Golf Classes and three different sessions of Junior Golf Camp.

For more information on improving your game at The Ranch Club please call our Golf Shop at 532 1018 or view the attached information sheets.

Mike Barnett Junior Golf Camps - The 2 week camps begin on June 20, July 11 and August 1.
Mike's Junior Golf Camps are held Tues/Wed/Thur for two consecutive weeks.
Participants have fun learning the basic rules of the game, proper etiquette, the short game, iron play, tee shots and more. Learn more by viewing this PDF.  Mike Barnett Junior Camp PDF

NIKE Junior Golf Camp - June 19-23

The Ranch Club in Missoula, MT, plays host to two Nike Junior Golf Camps this summer. Join University of Montana Women's Golf Coach, Matt Higgins, and Montana Golf Hall of Fame member, Mike Barnett, for an incredible week of instruction and fun.  Learn More
Lesson Packages

Mike Barnett offers lessons for anyone who wants to learn the game, or improve their skill. View Lesson Packages  

Ladies Fundamentals
These are group lessons for women golfers. Each week covers a different aspect of golf in a fun, casual setting. Learn more about the Ladies Fundamentals program

In addition to the lessons available through the academy, The Ranch Club is the only local course offering the single best thing for new golfers in Missoula, SNAG Golf.  SNAG contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form and falls somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf.  SNAG allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting, while using Velcro targets and user friendly equipment.  SNAG offers immediate, positive results that keep new learners wanting to be further involved with golf.  If you're interested in junior golf instruction, give us a call.