Vikki Valentine Vanderpool Golf Let's Grow Golf Together

Get to know your coach About Vikki Vanderpool

Vikki has been a PGA Professional since 1998 and a golf instructor for almost 20 years. Her passion stems from learning to play the game at an early age. At 17, Vikki qualified for the LPGA Bank of Virginia Classic. She played college golf at the University of South Carolina and was all-SEC and all-Metro Conference, with 15 top-10 finishes. As an amateur, Vikki competed in, among other events, two U.S. Junior Amateurs, two U.S. Women's Amateurs, a U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst. She also played on the Futures Professional Tour and posted a career-low round of 66.

Since starting her PGA career in 1998, golf has taken her all over the country where she has worked at prestigious private clubs such as Weeburn Country Club in Darien, CT and Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY along with top resorts like Pine Needles Golf Resort in Pinehurst, NC and Ford's Colony in Williamsburg, VA. After several years serving as the Director of Golf for the Tennessee Golf Foundation, she moved on to become the Director of Instruction for GolfChannel's SwingFix platform while also serving as the Vice President of Coaching for Athlete Nation.

From 2003 to 2010 Vikki focused her work on junior golfers. In 2009, she was named the National PGA Junior Golf Leader, and many of her students play golf on middle school, high school and college golf teams. Vikki also while in Tennessee, was the Head Golf Coach for both boys and girls teams at the prestigious college prep school Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, TN.

Currently, Vikki is the Director of Instruction The Golf Academy of Virginia Beach with locations at Red Wing Lake Golf Course, Bow Creek Golf Course, Lamberts Point, Kempville Greens, and Oceanview Golf Course. Vikki has a reputation in the golf business for player development with a list of other awards for teaching including GRAA 2016 top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, she is the 2009 National PGA Junior Golf Leader and one of the first US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Instructor.


Areas of Expertise

Junior Golf

Vikki has been acknowledged many times by her peirs and other organizations for her efforts to grow junior golf. These acknowledgements include being named a U.S. Kids Master Teacher along with being awarded the 2009 PGA of America Junior Golf Leader. Vikki continues to be involved as an ambassador of junior golf by mentoring other golf professionals, and continuing to coach and teach golf to juniors.

Adult Instruction

Though her years of experience in golf instruction she has created programs to help adult golfers of all abilities. She's worked at numerous Golf Schools including the award winning Golfaris at Pine Needles Resort. This year Vikki was awarded by Golf Range Magazine one of the Top 50 Growth of the Game teachers through her innovative ways of teaching, making everyone feel welcome and growing the participation, especially in women's golf.

Corporate Events

During her tenure as Director of Instruction for GolfChannel's SwingFix platform Vikki coordinated and executed numerous corporate outings including booths at PGA Tour and Champions Tour events. These activites included the capturing of swing videos and the production of swing analyses for those that played in the corporate outing or stopped by the booth.

Instruction Services

Single Rates


Private / Semi-Private 60min $75
Private / Semi-Private Adult 3 Lesson Package 180min $195


Private / Semi-Private 30min $30
Private / Semi-Private Junior 3 Lesson Package 90min $80

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