Fairfield Golf Academy

To view our lessons and clinics currently available, please select the desired golf course for an overview of programs for adults and juniors.

Golf Professionals


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Daryl Parenteau, PGA

Head Golf Professional Rancho Solano

Daryl Parenteau, a veteran of the United States Navy, has been with Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley for 30 years and assisted with the grand opening of both golf courses. He is currently based at Rancho Solano but does much of his teaching at Paradise Valley as well. Daryl’s passion for the game carries over to his love of teaching the game. 

As a member of the Professional Golfers Association for over 20 years, Daryl has developed teaching skills to meet the requirements of golfers of all abilities. His philosophy is to create a learning experience tailored to each golfer. “Everyone learns in a different way and at a different pace. As an instructor, it is my job to work within the scope of each golfer and assess their understanding and make adjustments in my teaching to ensure they have complete understanding of the fundamentals of the golf swing.” dparenteau@fairfieldgolf.com

Sam Smit, PGA

Head Golf Professional
Sam is the PGA Director of Instruction for both Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley Golf Courses. He specializes all types of lessons including individual, groups, and camps. He has been a PGA Professional for the past 10 years obtaining certifications in Teaching & Coaching, General  Management, and Golf Operations. In addition, Sam helps students by teaching golf in a simple and attainable way. Sam is also an avid runner and bicyclist who likes to focus on the fitness part of golf as well. 

Please email Sam at ssmit@fairfieldgolf.com for more information.

Austin Wristen

Austin Wristen was born and raised in Northern California. He is currently in the PGA teaching program and is excited to join the team at Paradise Valley & Rancho Solano Golf Courses. Austin’s been playing the game of golf for nearly two decades. As a freshman in high school, he made the varsity golf team. Austin has taught kids camps as well as individual lessons. Austin’s goal is to help people leave with a better understanding of the game and the mechanics. AustinWristen@gmail.com

Improve Your Game & Have Fun This Summer

Welcome to our Summer Golf Academies and Junior Golf Camps! Get ready to tee off into an unforgettable summer filled with excitement, improvement, and plenty of fun on the greens. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking to refine your skills or a beginner eager to learn the fundamentals, our programs offer expert instruction tailored to all levels. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your game and make lasting memories. Sign up early and join us for a summer packed with golfing adventures!



Join us starting April 20th every other Saturday for Tee to Green FGA Junior Clinics. 


April – 20th 

May – 4th & 18th 

June – 1st, 15th & 29th

July – 13th & 27th

August – 10th & 24th  

Join us on the green for ‘Fore After School Fun’! 

Starting April 18th, every Thursday from 4-5pm until December 19th, experience an exciting blend of learning and leisure activities.


April – 20th

May – 2nd, 16th & 30th

June – 13th & 27th

July – 11th & 25th

August – 8th & 22nd

September – 5th & 19th

October – 3rd & 17th

November – 7th & 21st

December – 5th & 19th

Join us for an exciting golfing adventure with our Junior Golf Camps, starting June 17th Monday through Thursday from 9am to 11am. Whether your child is a beginner or looking to refine their skills, our expert coaches are here to guide them through fun-filled sessions packed with learning and laughter!

Join our ‘Putt & Pour’ social 6-hole league, starting Tuesday, April 30th, and running every other Tuesday until September 3rd. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of golf and socializing with fellow players!


April – 30th

May – 14th & 28th

June – 11th & 25th

July – 9th & 23rd

August – 6th & 20th

September – 3rd

Schedule a Lesson

If you know the instructor you would like to schedule with, you may select the appropriate golf course for that instructor and you will be directed to our online lesson scheduler.

Space is limited for every program we offer. Your registration and payment guarantee your participation and reduces the space available to others. Therefore, refunds will not be given for cancellations, no shows or re-scheduling requests within 7-days of the event start date. We appreciate your understanding.

Start Youth Young
and Keep it Fun

Golf is a game for a lifetime and can be taken up at any stage of life, and those who start the game at a young age are more likely to play golf as adults.

The Fairfield Golf Academy (FGA) believes that youth learn best when taught in a positive, fun, interactive environment, and that a well balanced approach to personalized teaching will foster life lessons on and off the course.

The Fairfield Golf Academy at Paradise Valley offers junior golf programs throughout the year for both on and off course, private lessons, clinics, camps and competitive leagues.

2024 Junior Programs


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PGA Jr. League (Spring 2024)

PGA Jr. League exists to bring communities together through fun, team golf experiences… plus those experiences that transcend golf itself, like friendships that last for years to come or a newfound sense of confidence.

Playing as a team. Making new friends. Having fun. Competing together. Don’t take it from us… take it from the players themselves! Watch this short video and learn more.

During the course of one PGA Jr. League game, teams play four 9-hole matches in a two-person scramble format, reinforcing the team concept and creating a nurturing environment for learning the game. Coaches can also substitute players every three holes so that all of the golfers on each team can participate.

Spring league begins April 2024 – July 2024.
Online registration is a two-step process.

Please click here for step one for a payment of $99 for the PGA Jr. League Membership

Please click here for step two for a payment of $300 for the coaching/instruction fee 



FGA After School Bi-Weekly Clinics: $15 per clinic

The after-school junior golf clinics offered at the FGA provide opportunities to advance in skill level throughout the year. Learn various fundamentals of the game with clinics that provide instruction on the full swing, putting, chipping and bunker shots as well as periodic on-course instruction.

Limited number of students per clinic. Early registration is recommended.



Par Academy 2024

The Par Academy is for junior golfers that have experience on the course and are ready to advance their skill level and prepare for competitive golf. Each junior will move at their own pace through a series of 10 levels with criteria that needs to be met before advancing to the next level.

  • Level 1- Score par from green junior tees for 9-holes and advance to Level 2
  • Level 2 – Score par from orange junior tees for 9-holes and advance to Level 3
  • Level 3 – Score par from black junior tees for 9-holes and advance to Level 4

Continue advancing at 25 yard intervals up to Level 10, 250 yards.

Practice is at Paradise Valley, Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Tournaments on Sundays, three per quarter.

For more information Click Here

FGA Junior Club

The Fairfield Golf Academy (FGA) Junior Club provides a balance of practice on the range, play on the golf course and fun events.

Range practice is important for improving the fundamentals of the golf swing, and transferring the skills to the golf course. Weekly events and tournaments encourage fun games to further develop skills and introduce competition, all in a fun and safe environment.

Become a member today for only $49.99 per year. Visit fairfieldgolf.com to sign-up in our online store.



Bi-weekly Clinics at Paradise Valley (Click Here)
Starting on Saturday, January 14
Bi-weekly clinics at PV on Saturdays from 10:00am-11:00am
$12 per junior, max of 8 juniors per clinic



Adult Golf Lessons

Paradise Valley offers golf lessons for adults and juniors by PGA/LPGA Professional instructors, with a mission to help students achieve their goals. Whether just learning the game, looking to improve your game, or even the need for on-course instruction, the Fairfield Golf Academy offers various programs for all ages.


Our instructors have enjoyed success in their golf careers, and most have competed both at the level of collegiate golf and professionally. They are committed to providing a positive, supportive environment that will enable confidence and success in every student and help their game progress at the level they desire.

Improve Your Skills with Private or Semi Private Instruction

Lower your scores and achieve more accuracy and consistency with improving your fundamentals in the areas you desire to improve on; including the full swing, short game, putting and course management.

Join us bi-weekly starting April 20th from 1pm to 1:45pm with PGA pro, Sam Smit, for beginner golf lessons and guidance on perfecting your swing and mastering your putt.


April – 20th

May – 4th & 18th

June – 1st, 15th & 29th

July – 13th & 20th

August – 3rd, 17th & 31st

September – 14th & 28th

October – 12th & 26th

November – 9th & 23rd

December – 14th

Book Tee-Times
on our Mobile App

The app is the easiest way to book your next round with Fairfield Golf. Be sure to turn on notifications to get special offers, promotions, and alerts throughout the season!