Christopher Foley

  • PGA
    • Facility: Cragun's Legacy Courses
    • Location: Brainerd, MN


  • 2002 Minnesota Section PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Named one of the two top teachers in Minnesota by Golf Digest
  • 2005 Golf Magazine Top Teachers in Region
  • 2004 Callaway Golf Club Fitter of the Year
  • Named to Travel and Leisure Golf's Master Class of golf instructors in America
  • 2005-09 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game

About Christopher Foley

Notable Students

  • Amy Schmucker
    Two-time Minnesota High School state champion and golf scholarship recipient to University of Michigan
  • Kelly Murphy
    Taught putting by Chris and became the 3rd ranked junior in the Carolinas

Chris tailors his teaching toward his student's individual ability level and goals. His focus on proper fundamentals helps produce results in line with his mission of aiming for long-term improvement while achieving short-term success.

Chris teaches at Cragun's Legacy Courses, named one of the "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest and located north of Minneapolis in Central Minnesota.

Since 1996, more than a dozen of Chris's students have received college golf scholarships.

Teaching Philosophy

Chris strives to increase his students' enjoyment of golf through a holistic instructional program, which in addition to golf instruction includes club fitting, course management, rules and etiquette. The focus of his instruction will be based on the individual’s goals and ability level, while always adhering to the proper fundamentals of golf.


  • Dave Nelson - Bismarck, N.D.

    “I have no problem referring my friends to Chris Foley. He makes the swing understandable and the game fun for all that he has the opportunity to teach.”

  • John Furr - Columbia, S.C.

    “Just a follow up to say thanks again, I had a great time at the lesson yesterday. Definitely the best instruction I have ever been given. I love your attention to detail and super encouraging and professional approach.”

  • Carla Rutt Bainbridge - President and CEO, Predictive Profiles

    “I have taken individual lessons, gone to Chris' golf schools and my company has used his services. He gets great results and it is always enjoyable.”

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