Perfect your swing, in the perfect setting.

Everything You Need

Northcrest Golf Driving Range and Pro Shop, established in 1989, is a family owned golf driving range located conveniently at the intersection of I-285 and I-85N. Northcrest is a PGA recognized facility that is covered for rain or shine and has overhead lighting for the nighttime.

Lessons and coaching

Get organized instruction from the pros with PGA certifications

Junior Programs

It's never too early, rather it's the perfect time to take advantage

Certified Instructors

From PGA, semi-pro, to professional instructors, in house

  • For PGA Professional Lesson:
  • $150/hour
8 Lessons
  • For PGA Professional Lesson:
  • $800 for 8 lessons
4 lessons
  • For PGA Professional Lesson:
  • $500 for 4 lessons

Meet the Team

We don't hide, over advertise. Period.

Jim Yong Choi

PGA A Class

Jim Yong Choi is a PGA Class “A” Member who has over 20+ years combined golf professional, teaching and business management experience. His passion for golf began to grow in his early 20s, when he first began to play in New Jersey, and has expanded throughout his time in both the Northeast and the South.

Jim owns and manages the Northcrest Driving Range, which focuses on providing a multi-functional facility that provides a safe and engaging environment to learn golf. He also manages the recently renovated Northcrest Golf Pro Shop, which is a licensed provider for Callaway, Cleveland, Honma, Majestic, Mizuno, MU, Srixon, TaylorMade, XXIO golf gear. He is also frequently featured on the KTN news station and Atlanta Radio Korea as the resident golf expert. He teaches a wide range of individuals, from beginners to advanced golfers, and has expertise in improving the accuracy and consistency of your short game.

Alongside his passion for golf, Jim enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and soccer, and spending time with his family and dog Ralphie that you may see roaming the driving range on occasion.

Lawrence is a Master Golf Teaching Professional and with over 19 years of experience teaching both children and adults of all skill levels. He has scored many rounds in the 60’s. His Golf Teaching Philosophy is “Energy First Impact Later” please visit for more information. Also check out his golf channel.

He believes the game of golf is both fun and challenging and everyone can enjoy and excel at the game with proper instruction and practice.
He is also a National Federation of Professional Trainers certified fitness trainer. He has over 20 years fitness experience. His experience in fitness training is an asset for teaching modern day golf swing fundamentals and mechanics. His understanding of how the body performs an athletic movement is essential to his teaching methods and theory.

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USGTF (United States Golf Teachers Federation)

Titleist Performance Institute

NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers)

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Lawrence Sykkmon

Golf Instructor

Greg Shelnutt

Golf Instructor

At the age of 17, Greg was already working at a local course doing maintenance, carts, helping in the golf shop and learning the golf business. Working in the pro shop gave Greg the opportunity to interact with members and develop relationships that continue to this day. There is where Greg fell in love with the game and his passion has only grown stronger through his career.

Desiring to become golf professional, Greg enrolled in the Golf Academy of the Carolinas. While there Greg developed a particular focus on methods of teaching and the three phases of learning. He came to understand that everyone was unique and learned the game in different ways. With this new-found awareness, Greg knew he wanted to make Golf and coaching part of his career. He has been featured in Voyage Atlanta magazine for his coaching.

Once graduated from the Golf Academy, Greg’s journey took him to Callaway Gardens. There Greg was able to test what he had learned, keep what produced the best results, develop and refine his way of communication and teaching style. It was at Callaway where Greg developed a keen understanding of how to diagnose and correct ball flight to a player’s preference.

After Callaway Greg moved on to Highland Country Club in Lagrange, Georgia.  There he worked as an Assistant Golf Professional while entering the PGA golf management program which provides world-class training based on “The People, The Business, and The Game”.

Today, Greg is a professional instructor based at Northcrest Driving Range in Atlanta, Georgia.

All Inclusive

Friendly Coaching

Rather we try to undestand your strength and potention. That's the fundamental.

Video Analysis

We will study one wing by one swing to find you the perfect form

Certified PGA Instructors

We are here to share our experiences to empower you to realize your potential

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Lesson Availability

July 2022
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Includes: certified PGA instructor, warm up, interview, video analyses, equipment evaluation.


Includes: certified PGA instructor, warm up, interview, video analyses, equipment evaluation.


Includes: certified PGA instructor, warm up, interview, video analyses, equipment evaluation.

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