Information & Lesson Scheduling: Call Mark @ 530-295-7359 or the Indian Creek Pro Shop @ 916-652-5546

@ Indian Creek Country Club

Mark Hatala

Mark Hatala is now in his 21st year as a PGA Class A member. He started his career at the La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. Being at La Costa enabled him to learn from some of the best instructors including Carl Welty of the La Costa Golf School.


Throughout Mark's career he has attended several seminars presented by the top teachers in the game, such as Jim Flick, Butch Harmon, Gary Wiren, Dave Peltz, Jim Hardy, Michael Breed, and Dana Radar. He also had the opprtunity to work with Craig Bunker and Donald Crawley of the world famous John Jacobs Golf Schools in Mesa, Arizona.


Mark was the Head Coach for the Oak Ridge High School Girl's Golf Team, guiding them to two San-Joaquin Section Titles, three consecutive Sierra Valley Conference Championships and a fourth place finish at the state tournament in 2005. He was named Coach of the Year two times by the Sacramento Bee. Mark also coached the Folsom Lake College Women's Golf Team.


​Mark has an outstanding reputation as a teacher, mentor, and coach and feels the key to helping students is to demonstrate a sincere interest in their game, communicate with them and follow up. He believes in keeping the swing simple, focusing on the fundamentals and having students set goals.


Teaching experience:

  • ​La Costa Resort & Spa, San Diego, California
  • Coeur d' Alene Golf Club - Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
  • John Jacobs Golf School - Mesa, Arizona
  • Apple Mountain Golf Resort - Camino, California
  • El Dorado Hills Golf Course - El Dorado Hills, California
  • Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Carmichael, California