The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

Hot Springs, Virginia Golf Instruction

Improve your game with our pro instructors
Group on the driving range in Hot Springs

Whether you’re a new golfer taking your first swing, or a low-handicapper looking to shave a few more strokes off your game, your skills will inevitably improve with the expertise of our seasoned teaching pros. Featuring a wide variety of golf instructional programming designed around your individual goals, you can start improving your game now on the legendary courses of The Omni Homestead Resort.

Individual and group instruction is available in spring and summer on the Old Course. The Cascades offers a driving range and short-game practice facilities. All resort courses have a clubhouse.

For information and reservations, please call (540) 839-7648


Mark Fry
Mark Fry, director of golf is a Bath County, Virginia native who learned the game in his Allegheny Mountains backyard. He was an outstanding junior golfer and all-conference collegiate player at East Tennessee State University. Mark has been with The Homestead since 1996 and has also served as director of instruction at the resort. Golf Digest has ranked Mark as one of the top 10 golf instructors in Virginia on numerous occasions and was most recently rated as the #6 best instructor in the biennial awards

Barry Ryder
Barry Ryder, The Homestead’s head golf professional for The Old Course, is an accomplished player and respected teacher. Barry has 32 years of golf experience at the resort and served as the head professional for all of the courses. A native of Bath County, Barry has numerous tournament victories including the Mid-Atlantic PGA Senior/Junior Championship and the Bobby Jones Pro Invitational.

Don Ryder
In honor of his long career with the resort, Don Ryder was named golf professional emeritus in 2019. Don first came to the resort as a doorman in 1973 and six years later, he became the head PGA professional at the Old Course. He continued his career ascension, becoming the head PGA professional at The Cascades in 1999, before being named director of golf in 2000. In 2015, Don Ryder, longtime director of golf, retired after 42 years at the resort. He returned in 2017 as manager, club operations for The Cascades.


our guest favorites

Allegheny Springs

Make a splash this summer with lazy rivers and waterslides.

Stay and Play Package

Enjoy luxurious accommodations and a round of golf on the Old Course.

Rubino's at the Cascades

Enjoy American, golf-inspired comfort food with incredible views.