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The Bayou Golf Academy has the professional experience and unique approach that will provide the ability necessary for golfers to improve their game. We personally work with each golfer to help them achieve their individual goals.  Early on, we identify what each client is capable of with our goal being to help them reach, then exceed, that potential.


Jacob Hill

Director of Instruction / Head Golf Professional

Hour Lesson - $120 Public  $80 Member  $70 Junior

Half Hour Lesson - $80 Public  $60 Member               

Jim Carpenter

Instructor / Director of Golf

Hour Lesson - $80 Public  $60 Member  $50 Junior

Half Hour Lesson - $60 Public  $40 Member            

Coming Soon

Instructor / Assistant Golf Professional

Hour Lesson - $80 Public  $60 Member  $50 Junior

Half Hour Lesson - $60 Public  $40 Member            

Meet the Instructors


Jacob Hill


Jacob has a true passion for the game of golf. Some of his earliest memories are from spending time at golf courses and golf shops with his father Bert who has worked in various roles in the golf industry on the Emerald Coast for 30 years. During this time Jacob was exposed to many experienced PGA Professionals and instructors. 


After working on cart staff and in the pro shop in his high school years at Sharks Tooth Golf Club. Jacob accepted his 1st Assistant Golf Professional job at Pensacola Country Club. During his time at PCC he learned more about the business of golf as well as building on his knowledge of the golf swing and club fitting. 


Jacob then had the opportunity to return to Sharks Tooth and Camp Creek Golf Club under "The Clubs by Joe" as an Assistant Golf Professional where he continued to built on his knowledge of the golf swing while also managing both course's cart staff as well as assisting with the merchandising of both pro shops.


Now as the Head Golf Professional at Indian Bayou Golf Club, Jacob is focused on sharing his knowledge of the golf swing and ready to help all skill levels of golfers to enjoy the game as much as he does.


Jacob also serves a a club fitter and instructor at Dewsweepers Downtown in Mobile Alabama under Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor Tony Ruggiero.


When Jacob is not on the Golf Course he enjoys spending time with family especially his wife Tarajoy and their dogs.

Coming Soon



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"During lessons, Jacob has the ability to listen to your concerns, observe your swing, and then provide recommended changes and show you techniques that has helped improve my swing significantly. He makes you feel at ease during instruction and provides sound advice throughout the lesson. I’m around a 12 handicap and in just two lessons, my swing is solid and more consistent, and I’m scoring lower. But more importantly, I feel very comfortable when addressing the ball now and his instruction has improved my overall confidence on the course. If your desire is to improve your game and to be more competitive in your group, then I highly recommend Jacob for lessons. You won’t be disappointed."

-William Rippert

Had my first real professional lesson with Jacob. I can't express enough how comfortable I felt, no pressure just positivity! We worked hard for an hour on my issues and to be honest I wasn't fully sold on the tweaks. It felt awkward and forced for me. Just a week later of trusting his advice and committing fully to the process, I can honestly say I've never hit the ball so consistently with amazing ball flights! Needless to say I'm very excited to get my next lesson, and continue to improve my game!

-Chris Longenecker

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