Trillium Wood Academy

Head Teaching Professional

Ian McAnsh

Ian started his interest in the game working on the grounds crew at Sutton Creek Golf Course in Essex, Ontario. He decided to make a career in the golf industry and attended Camosun College from 2004-2006 in the Professional Golf Management Program. His placement at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club lead to attaining a vast knowledge of David Leadbetter swing techniques at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Whistler, B.C. He turned professional with the PGA of Canada in 2009. He spent fours years as an apprentice under Canadian Hall of Fame golfer Cathy Sherk at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course.

Ian enters his sixth season as Head Instructor at the Academy this upcoming 2020, and has helped hundreds of people in the Quinte Area improve their golf games.

Trillium Wood offers one of the most complete practice and teaching area in the entire Quinte Region. Our Driving Range is complete with target greens and a 20,000 square foot natural turf tee deck.

A separate putting green and chipping green – including a practice bunker – allows players to practice all aspects of their game. Trillium Wood’s Teaching Center offers individual golf lessons, group lessons and clinics, Junior and Women’s programs, club-fitting and computerized swing analysis. Our instructors will be more than willing to assist you with your golf development needs.

Private Instruction

From novice to advanced; our private lesson programs are geared towards the golfer who would like to learn the game in a focused and private environment. Our Academy professionals will discuss your goals and tailor an instruction program just for you. Together, we can build you a swing that will last a lifetime.

  • 30 minute private lesson                                            $60.00
  • Set of 3: 30 minute lesson package                          $165.00
  • Set of 5: 30 minute lesson package                          $250.00
  • Set of 10: 30 minute lesson package                        $450.00
Semi-Private Lessons
Semi Private ( 2 or more)

  • $80 per hour
  • Series of 3 – $220
  • Series of 5 – $350
  • Series of 10 – $600
Junior Private Instruction
Junior Private Instruction (18 years old & under)

  • 1 hour – $30
  • Series of 3 – $80
  • Series of 5 – $130

Junior Golf Camp

The Experience

Learn the game of golf at Trillium Wood’s exceptional practice facility. This half-day morning golf camp is the perfect opportunity to introduce children aged 6 to 13 to the game of golf. We provide expert instruction for beginner and advanced golfers.

The camp begins at 8:30am and runs until 12:30pm. You can drop your child off anytime after 8:00am and pick up is before 1:00pm. Snacks are provided, however, our restaurant is open as well.

This camp is a great way to really let kids absorb all that golf has to offer in a single week. Everyday is full of many different activities including playing the “Big Course”, frisbee golf, exercise, skills challenges, baseball golf, rules of the game, etiquette, water balloons and lots of other surprises. This camp is designed to be a fun introduction to the game but also offers swing instruction and a healthy snack is provided each day.  Sign-up today!

Typical Day at Camp

Campers learn to swing their clubs with confidence on the driving range; chip the ball close on the green; splash the ball out of the bunker; and sink the odd putt on the putting green.

Note: It is recommended that each child bring a golf glove and appropriate rain wear. Golf gloves and clubs available in the Pro Shop.

What to Bring to Camp

Clothing, equipment and sun screen.We recommend that the children be properly attired for summer weather conditions, and bring along a knap sack with a light jacket in case of rain. Each participant should have their own golf clubs, and parents should ensure that they are of the proper size for the child’s age. We can assist you in the purchase of appropriate equipment at a reasonable price, or rent a junior set for the week. If you are interested in purchasing a set we do require a few weeks notice in advance. Please also ensure that you supply your child with ample sunscreen, as they will spend long periods of time in the outdoors.

2020 Junior Golf Camps:

Click your desired date below to register:

Session 1:

July 13-17


Session 2:

August 10-14

Thursday Night Junior Sessions

Future Links provides a well structured program designed  to help any skill level of players develop. This program is an excellent way to introduce any child to the game and help them not only with developing skills but as well as teaching them important values that the are encompassed in the game of golf.


This Thursday night series will include five sessions and each participant will receive a progress report at the end of the series and a Puma hat provided by Future Links if they are available.


Cost: $100 plus hst per participant


Ages 5 – 8 – 4:30PM – 5:30PM


Ages 9 – 12 – 5:30PM – 6:30PM 

2020 Dates

May 14th to June 11th

June 25th to July 23

August 6th to September 3rd

September 10 to October 8th

Winter Lessons


Winter brings such a wonderful opportunity to address the areas of needed improvement in your
swing; without getting frustrated on the course. Not only do you have more time to train, you also get an excuse to leave the house! Give your game a sense of purpose and direction this winter at Loyalist Golf Dome with Trillium Wood Golf Club’s Head Teaching Professional Ian McAnsh. Prices are below and Gift Certificates are available during the off-season at Trillium Wood Golf Club.


Single                                             $65
Series of 3                                     $185
Series of 5                                     $310
Series of 10                                   $625

Lessons are 45 minutes and include mat fees.