Master your Game


Northwest Golf Academy is dedicated to providing students of all ages the opportunity to feel comfortable, capable, and confident when they set out on the course.

Northwest Golf Academy aims to provide the highest quality indoor golf training and practice facility in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Whether you are just learning the game, playing recreationally or training for competitive golf, our facility can provide you pro-level technology and instruction to help you train and practice year-round.

Facility Highlights

  • 6000-square-foot indoor state-of-the-art facility training & practice center 
  • Individual trackman-equipped practice bays
  • High speed camera video analysis systems
  • Speed Training Tools
  • Multiple-contoured green complex with chipping and pitching area.
  • Callaway Golf club fitting studio
  • Individual and group lessons for adults and juniors
  • Practice Memberships

There are a handful of golf schools in Chicagoland, but nothing comparable in the Northwest suburbs. We are proud of having a clean, bright, inviting facility with ample parking and safe access. Visit our location and see for yourself!

Meet the Founder

Brad Ray, PGA Golf Professional

Ours is a PGA-driven experience with Brad Ray, Class A PGA Professional, as general manager and lead instructor. Brad has dedicated himself to growing the game of golf for more than 20 years. During that time, he has provided golf instruction to hundreds of golfers with a wide range of experience, from beginners to seasoned golfers. Brad’s work at the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington speaks for itself. One of his specialties is youth golf. He is a US Kids Certified Coach and before opening Northwest Golf Academy coordinated the Makray summer youth camps with hundreds of graduates of the program. In 2023, Brad decided to combine his teaching experience with the latest technology to provide all levels of golfers with high-level instruction and practice opportunities, and Northwest Golf Academy was born.

Brad has been personally involved in junior golf training since his oldest child could hold a club. His children have successfully competed in local and national junior golf programs including US Kids Golf, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA), Mid-American Junior Golf Tour (MAJGT), American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Hurricane Golf Tour (HGT), and IHSA golf. Brad understands the importance of early lessons, but also that every young person has individual needs.

Ready to take your golf game to new heights?

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we're here to help you reach your full potential on the course.
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