Jonathan Jester

PGA Head Golf Professional

Jonathan has been with Gray Plantation working with golfers of all skill levels since 2015, and he has helped the junior golf program expand by leaps and bounds by investing much of his time developing young golfers. He began his career at Holly Ridge Golf Course in Harbinger, North Carolina, where he served as Head Golf Professional. During his time there, Jonathan worked as swing coach for LPGA Major Champion and Legends Tour winner Cathy Johnston-Forbes. After he came to Lake Charles, Jonathan was elected to PGA membership and completed the PGA Apprentice program.

The Golf Academy

The Golf Academy at Gray Plantation brings world-class golf instruction to golfers of all ages and abilities. Our seasoned experts are ready to develop your skills and help you rethink the fundamentals of golf in order to strengthen your game. Whether you’re a novice golfer or a pro, our goal is to establish long-term and short-term goals and strategies to lower your score, vary your trajectory, and manipulate the golf ball’s spin and distance.

  • An indoor state-of-the-art teaching facility
  • Private lessons, clinics, schools, camps, and junior development
  • An indoor putting studio
  • TRACKMAN analysis measuring over 25 impact and ball flight parameters
  • Custom club fitting & repair studio

Play the World’s Top Courses

Play the world’s top courses without leaving town! The Golf Academy’s TrackMan simulator virtually puts you on the course at Troon, Gleneagles, Mauna Kea or Pinehurst with 3-D tracking technology and real-time animation.

Group Golf Parties

Group “golf parties” perfect for birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, business groups or just a group of golf buddies—you can play up to 8 people at a time. With multiple TV screens and a lounge area, your group can watch the big game between holes. Food and drinks from the Cypress Grill are available to complete the party.

Golf lessons

Schedule one-on-one training or small-group coaching. The TrackMan system is the ultimate training tool for golfers. The Golf Academy is a great place to learn the sport or improve your game—no matter what the weather.

You can reserve the Golf Academy in blocks of two hours or more. A standard two-hour booking of up to four players is $160 (additional players $20 each). Call the Gray Plantation Golf Shop (337-562-1663) today to reserve your time!

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Junior Golf