Darren Falk - Director of Instruction

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Darren will be entering his 9th season at Holly Ridge. Darren grew up in Walden, NY and was introduced to golf by his father, an avid golfer, at the age of 5. He began working at a local golf course in high school and quickly fell in love with the golf club environment. After deciding that a career in golf was something he wanted to pursue, he enrolled at Campbell University and graduated with a degree in Professional Golf Management. As an intern, Darren worked at The Tuxedo Club (Tuxedo Park, NY), Rockrimmon Country Club (Stanford, CT) and at The Country Club (Brookline, MA).

Following his final internship, Darren joined Prouts Neck Country Club (Scarborough, ME) as the First Assistant. He also worked seasonally in Florida at The Bears (Jupiter, FL) and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Jupiter. Darren also served as First Assistant at Black Hall Club (Old Lyme, CT) and most recently at Chevy Chase Club (Chevy Chase, MD).

A self-proclaimed “Golf Geek” Darren is a constant learning and has achieved several certifications over the years. Some of the certifications he has acheieved over the years include PGA Certified Professional, Stack & Tilt Authorized Instructor, Flatstick Certified Instructor, WedgeMatrix Accredited Instructor, Flightscope Certified Professional.

What separates Darren is his communication skills and being able to convey his message simply, yet effectively. Darren provides a systematic approach to his coaching, utilizing video analysis in his lessons which helps expedite the learning process. His coaching programs have proven successful in helping students achieve their goals.


  • Ranked #5 Golf Instructor in Massachusetts (Northeast Golf Magazine)
  • Golf Digest Best Instructors in Massachusetts 2024-2025
  • Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America 2021-2024
  • 2021 Cape Cod PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2019 New England PGA Youth Player Development

“Darren was the first golf coach who gave me practical exercises to perform outside the lessons. He also helped me to understand what I was doing wrong in my swing and how I could "feel" the right way to swing. I have taken a few lessons from others, and they were correcting my swing during the lesson, but I never felt I had exercises to take away and practice. Darren did this!”
- Student

Private Lessons
$150/Hour (Individual)
$175/Hour (2 People) 
$225/Hour for a group of up to 4 (Contact Darren directly to book this option)

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Sherry Makerney - Golf Professional

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Sherry Makerney is an LPGA Class A golf professional with a passion for teaching and coaching golf.

Sherry grew up in Texas, played collegiate golf at the University of Northern Colorado, and has worked in the golf industry for twenty-five years. She worked as a teaching professional at the Chuck Cook Golf Academy and Hank Haney Golf Ranch in Austin Texas and Golf Digest Schools in Palm Beach Gardens Florida before moving to New England in 2006. Sherry spent the past fourteen years as the Head Golf Coach at Wellesley College and a teaching professional at Wellesley Country Club. Sherry moved to Sandwich with her family in 2020 and is excited to be a part of the Cape Cod golf community.

Private Lessons
$150/Hour (Individual)
$175/Hour (2 People) 
$225/Hour for a group of up to 4 (Contact Sherry directly to book this option)
$130/Hour for Juniors (16 & under)
* Private lessons recommended for Juniors ages 9 & older

Lesson Packages with Sherry
$390/package of 3 lessons Adults
$330/package of 3 lessons Juniors (16 & under)
* Packages are for individuals only
* Packages must be used by September 30th

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