River's Edge Golf Academy

Kim WilkowichGolf is a game that many enjoy but few can master. Our goal at the River’s Edge Golf Academy is to provide our students with the skills that will allow you to enjoy the game more. Success in this game comes from understanding basic fundamentals and being able to apply those skills in a game or tournament situation.

We understand that golfers have different athletic potentials and limitations along with varying time available to commit to improving their golf game. As a result, each person’s capabilities and lifestyle are recognized when developing our instructional strategies to provide a lesson plan as unique as your swing.
During my career as a golf professional, I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the game’s foremost teachers namely David Leadbetter (LGA Orlando, Florida) and Tim Mahoney (Troon Golf, Scottsdale, Arizona), both of which are currently ranked in Golf Digest’s top fifty golf instructors. I'm excited to offer our students a state of the art video analysis program.

Dan McIntosh is the Assistant golf professional at River's Edge. Dan was born and raised in High River and played his junior golf at Highwood golf course under Kim Wilkowich.  Upon completion of high school Dan started University to take engineering in 2008 where he played baseball for the University of Calgary Dinos, as well as hockey for his local junior team.

Dan graduated University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics, but his passion for his summer jobs at Highwood has kept him in the golf industry.  Dan became a PGA Canadate for membership in 2011 at Highwood and he eventually joined the Cottonwood team after the June 2013 flooding.

Golf has remained a passion for Dan where he has taken his big golf swing to the worlds stage five years in a row, competing in World Long Drive Championships and achieving a personal best 15th and also received the title of Longest Left Handed Golfer in the World thanks to the great support from local golf clubs.  Dan looks forward to working with the River's Edge team in 2016 and also to represent the club as he tries to capture the title of longest driver in the world and compete in many PGA of Alberta stroke play events.

We look forward to the opportunity of adding more enjoyment to all your golfing experiences.

Note: All of the swing programs are available to the public.

To contact Kim Wilkowich call 403.938.4200 ext.200 or email kim@riversedgegolfclub.com.

To contact Dan McIntosh call 403.938.4200 or email dan@riversedgegolfclub.com.

2016 Lesson Rates & Information 

The schedule below outlines our private and group instructional programs for those who have organized their own group. The lesson times will be arranged according to the group’s schedule. Pricing is per player and is subject to GST.

Kim Wilkowich: Head Golf Professional and Academy Director

# of Adults 1 Session 2 Sessions 4 Sessions
1 Adult $ 75.00 $ 125.00 $ 235.00
2 Adults $ 55.00 $   90.00 $ 170.00
3 Adults $ 50.00 $   80.00 $ 140.00
4+ Adults $ 45.00 $   70.00 $ 125.00

Dan McIntosh: Assistant Professional

# of Adults 1 Session 2 Sessions 4 Sessions
1 Adult $ 55.00 $ 95.00 $ 165.00
2 Adults $ 50.00 $ 75.00 $ 130.00
3 Adults $ 45.00 $ 55.00 $ 100.00
4+ Adults $ 40.00 $ 45.00 $   85.00
Junior Lesson $ 30.00 N/A N/A

Note: The length of an instruction session will vary according to the size of the group.

Private Lesson: approx. 45 minutes
2-4 Students: approx. 60 minutes
5-8 Students: approx. 75 minutes

Golf School's For Women

Session 1 Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM starting May 4th
Session 2 Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM starting May 5th
Session 3 Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM starting May 12th

The cost remains only $ 125.00 + GST per student and includes:

  • (3) - 90 minute sessions
  • Emphasis on fun and fundamentals for all facets of the game
  • Lesson summary following each session
  • Access to all instructional aids

Pre Season Tune Up

State of the art video golf analysis is now available both inside & outside, where we can isolate all aspects of your game. Starting February 1st.

Junior Golf Lessons

Our PGA staff offers a four week instructional series for juniors ages 5 - 16 starting on Monday, May 2nd and runs for four consecutive Monday evenings. The starting times will be at 6:00 PM or 7:15 PM depending on the skill level and age of the junior. Note: There will be no lessons on Monday, May 23th (Victoria Day).

We also offer the four lesson program on Sundays beginning May 1st at 2:00 PM, 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM. Note: There will be no lessons on Sunday May 22nd.

The cost of these programs are only $ 65 + GST.

Our "Clubs for Kids" program sponsored by Westridge Electric, provides equipment at no charge for any junior who needs clubs.


Our team of qualified instructors looks forward to adding more enjoyment to you and your families golfing experiences.

Kim Wilkowich (B.ED)

Head Golf Professional