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Real results start with professional instruction

Harbor Shores is committed to developing golfers of all ages and abilities. Our staff takes time to deliver insightful instruction in a genuine, helpful and friendly way. Our philosophy reaches beyond the game of golf to help build the skills and disciplines that set the foundation for lifelong golfers no matter the age.

Host your next corporate team building exercise in the Learning Center. For group rates, call the golf shop at 269-927-4653 or contact us by email.

Personalized Lessons

Personalized to your goals

Personalized Lessons deliver the best results for golfers of all ages and abilities. Personalized to your goals, swing and ability to make the most of your golfing experience, our PGA professionals offer one-hour lessons starting at $100 per hour. Use of the Full Swing Launch Monitor to analyze your swing.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, fitting or specialty clinic, please call the golf shop at 269-927-4653.


Lesson, Fitting or Specialty Clinic

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Meet Our Instructors

Joshua R. Doxtator, PGA


Josh is a longtime golf instructor, with an extensive background in player development. He has been honored by both the PGA of America and US Kids Golf for his leadership in player development, and he was ranked #2 “Best Instructors of the Valley” in the state of Arizona by an independent magazine poll in 2013. Josh has been teaching his entire life, starting with clinics he ran for neighborhood kids on his hometown street when he was a Junior himself! Teaching professionally since 2005, Josh has conducted over 7,000 lessons, clinics, and classes to players of all skill levels, including Tour players and NCAA Division 1 recruits. Using both V1 and JC Golf motion analysis software, Josh employs specific focus and action to attain results quickly.

Josh’s Teaching Philosophy: “Once you can understand the student’s learning style and develop a game plan that aligns with their abilities, the results can be phenomenal. Using simple verbiage and sequences, we can build a swing that fits the student, not someone else’s version of it. Attaining a successful swing sequence is easier than most believe, if steps are made through simple focus and reaction. Connection is the key to any golf swing, and using the student’s core competencies, we can build something that becomes difficult to lose or forget.”

Here’s Josh on what he likes best about teaching: “I am blessed to be able to watch people of all skill levels tap into their true talent. Assisting in bringing that out is what I enjoy the most, and seeing the view of contentment and surprise on their faces when they reach new skill levels. Taking what is perceived as ‘broken’ or ‘defeated’ and turning it into success while building a bridge to new potential is what drives me.”

Awards and Accolades
  • President’s Council Award on Growing the Game – PGA of America (2010)
  • Top 50 US Kids Instructor, Honorable Mention – US Kids Golf (2011)
  • Top 100 Player Development Performer – PGA of America (2011)
  • Top 50 US Kids Instructor, Honorable Mention – US Kids Golf (2012)
  • Player Development Award Recipient – PGA, Southwest Section (2012)
  • Ranked #2 “Best Instructors of the Valley” – AZ Foothills Magazine (2013)
  • Multiple Top 10 Finishes in PGA Southwest Section
  • Lowest Round 64, Par 72
  • Missouri High School State record for lowest round in a match 31, 5 under par
What’s in Josh’s Bag
  • Srixon ZX7 Driver & Fairway
  • Srixon ZX 3-Utility Iron
  • Srixon ZX7 Irons 4-PW
  • Srixon Cleveland RTX Zip Core Wedges 50, 54, & 58
  • PING Sigma G Anser Putter
  • Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball

45 Minute Lesson            $100

*Custom Game Improvement Packages Available

Jackson Davison, PGA


Jackson was elected into the PGA as a Class A PGA Professional in the summer of 2023. After years of competitive golf in both junior and professional level play across the nation, Jackson has committed to making an impact on the game of golf growing it more every day. With 6 years of instructional experience, Jackson can bring a fun, focused and youthful vision to the game of golf. With goals of becoming a recognized instructor in the state of Michigan, Jackson is finding innovative ways to make the game easier. Using both Full Swing Launch Monitor Technology and Video Analysis software, Jackson helps his students get more of a visual representation of the changes he is presenting.

Jackson’s Teaching Philosophy: “Finding a way to make a repeatable golf swing in order to produce the best results. Being able to simplify each movement through visual, statistical, and verbal instruction. Identifying weaknesses and turning them into strengths. Learning to make a swing that can be repeated under any circumstance. Lastly, discovering the most efficient way to produce scores and save shots on the golf course.”

Here’s Jackson on what he likes best about teaching: “Being able to introduce my own take on how to become a better golfer. Helping introduce a better perspective of golf and simplifying it down to the basics in order to save shots. I love being able to grow the game due to creating easier ways to play it. I am a big fan of junior instruction. I see myself in a lot of the students and realize their dreams of taking it to the next level. Being the best golfer, they can be.”

Awards and Accolades
  • Top 5 finishes on Florida Professional Tour and Dakotas Tour
  • MHSAA Division 1 Individual State Champion (2008)
  • MSHAA All-State Team (2008)
  • PING All-East Region NJCAA team (2009)
  • NJCAA All American (2009)
  • WHAC All- Conference Honors (2009)
  • Lowest Score: 63
  • TaylorMade Golf Staff Professional Since 2018
What’s in Jackson’s Bag
  • Taylormade Stealth Driver and 3 Wood
  • Taylormade p790 2 iron
  • Taylormade p760 irons 4-PW
  • Taylormade High-Toe Wedges 60*, 55*, and 50*
  • Taylormade Spider X Putter
  • Taylormade TP5x Golf Ball #9

Junior Lessons and Packages (Under 18)
     – 1 Hour- $50
     – 3 Lesson Package- $135

Adult Lessons and Packages
     – 1 Hour- $100
     – 3 Lesson Package- $270

Early Season Lesson Program (April 1- July 14) $1,500
     – (1) Lesson per Week from April 1- July 14
     – Prescribed Practice Plans and Drills
     – (1) 9 Hole Playing Lesson per Month
     – Complementary Club Fitting
     – Text Video Analysis
** Limited to First 10 Student

Late Season Lesson Program (July 15- October 15) $1,500
     – (1) Lesson per Week from July 15- October 15
     – Prescribed Practice Plans and Drills
     – (1) 9 Hole Playing Lesson per Month
     – Complementary Club Fitting
     – Text Video Analysis
** Limited to First 10 Students


Mason Dirlam, PGA Associate


Mason is currently an Associate in Level 1 of the PGA Golf Management Program. Many of the ways Mason approaches the game of golf, as well as teach the game of golf, are rooted back to The First Tee of Benton Harbor. At an early age, Mason learned how to teach, and mentor, young kids with an interest in the game. He finished the program as an Ace level participate and competed in nationwide events hosted by The First Tee; including the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach and the Quicken Loans Pro-am at Congressional Country Club.

Mason competed on the varsity golf team all four years at Saint Joseph High School. During his time at SJHS, he made it to the state finals two years, as well as finished runner-up in the regional qualifier. Mason continued his golf career the following three years competing for the club golf team at Grand Valley State University. 
With his experience in playing the game of golf, Mason has found incredible enjoyment in sharing his knowledge through teaching. Mason strives to understand each player’s goals for their game and use our FullSwing technology to bring those goals to life.
Awards and Accolades


  • MHSAA Regional Runner-Up
  • Top 10 finish at the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach 
  • 2-time MHSAA State Qualifier 
  • ACE level participant in The First Tee
  • The First Tee of Benton Harbor Scholarship Recipient 
  • Lowest score 18 holes: 68
  • Lowest score 9 holes: 31
What’s in Mason’s Bag
  • Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver
  • Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood
  • Mizuno JPX 923 3 iron
  • Callaway Paradym Irons
  • Callaway Jaws Raw 50′ 54′ 58′
  • TaylorMade Spider Putter
  • Callaway Chrome Soft X  

Junior Lessons (Under 18)
     – 1 Hour- $50
     – 3 Lesson Package- $125

Adult Lessons
     – 1 Hour- $80
     – 3 Lesson Package- $200


Ryan Clem, PGA Associate

Ryan is currently an Associate in Level 1 of the PGA Golf Management Program, with a path to a Class A Golf Professional. Ryan has been playing the game since the age of 5 and it has been his biggest passion in life ever since. He elevated his skills and captured multiple wins on various amateur tours. While his competitive golf game has been successful, Ryan’s main focus is in professional instruction. Ryan will get you ”Golf Ready” with a personal analysis of your swing and techniques that will improve your game. with over 10 years of experience, Ryan is skilled at helping golfers of all ability levels to improv their performance. With the use of training aids and devices, swing visual aids, drills, video camera and Full Swing Launch Monitor he can ensure rapid improvement of the game of your game. Ryan will work with individuals or groups. Group instruction with couples or family and friends is a great way to spend time together while learning a lifelong game
Ryan’s Teaching Philosophy: ” My approach to teaching begins from the ground up. From the beginner to the experienced golfer, I try to make learning, practicing and improving your swing fun. its about instructing on all facets of the game: approach, mechanics, equipment, and maintaining a great attitude.”
Ryan’s likes best about teaching: I love that every swing is different which presents a new challenge and opportunity each time, but the overall goal always remains the same- To improve the player and get them to have fun with the process.” 
Awards and Accolades
(12)wins on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour
(4) wins the MIchigan Players Tour
Top five finishes on the Gateway Tour
Lowest 9-hole score: 28
Lowest 18-hole score 63
What’s in Ryan’s Bag
Stealth 2 driver
909 Titleist 3 wood
T200 Titleist irons
TaylorMade wedges
Scotty Cameron Teryllium#3 putter
TP5#22 golf ball

Junior Lessons and Packages (Under 18)
– 1 Hour- $50
– 3 Lesson Package- $135

Adult Lessons and Packages
– 1 Hour- $100
– 3 Lesson Package- $270



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