Golf Academy & Instruction

Golf Lessons at Craft Farms Golf Resort

Rea Schuessler, PGA Director of Instruction

Rea Schuessler is the founder and lead instructor at the Schuessler Golf Academy and is one of the most highly sought-after golf instructors along the Gulf Coast. An award-winning PGA golf instructor, he has more than 25 years of experience.

Schuessler’s teaching philosophy is to help golfers of all skill levels from beginners to experienced competitive golfers with a clear understanding of how to get that next level! He’ll help you improve your game in a relaxed atmosphere and ensure that you have plenty of fun along the way.

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Schuessler’s Awards & Certifications:

  • Certified AimPoint Express Instructor
  • Recognized by Golf Digest as “one of the best in Alabama”
  • Four-time PGA Dixie Section Player of the Year
  • Four-time PGA Dixie Section Senior Player of the Year


"Since Mar. 13th when I started my series of 8 lessons with you, I have improved from a high 90's player, losing 6 ball's a round, to a solid mid to low 80's player, with a low round of 78, your knowledge of the game and your teaching ability is beyond all my expectations. Thanks" - Gary S.

“I’ve known Rea since I was 12 years old. He has been a mentor to me ever since I started playing competitively. Through his experience & knowledge of the game he was able to show me what it takes to play." - Chris W., Louisiana State Amateur Champion and Native of Gulf Shores, Alabama

"I have been working with Rea for two years and have improved more than I ever imagined. I was able to win three times in 2014 and I directly attribute it to the time I have spent with Rea. His overall knowledge of the game from putting, short game and full swing has enabled me to be a much more consistent player. Regardless of age or skill level if you are committed to improving I highly recommend Rea as your golf coach!" - David B. 2014 3-Time Winner and 2014 Player of the Year - Miller Lite Scratch Tour