Future Champions Golf at Stadium Golf Center

2990 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92123

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Chris Smeal is an Award Winning PGA Teaching Professional at San Diego's Premier Golf Practice Facility - Stadium Golf Center. His main focus is on the development of tournament playing junior and collegiate golfers but teaches all players and abilities. Focus is always on your personal golf game development and his patience and ability to communicate to anyone will help your game shine. Chris utilizes the latest in video technology and doplar radar Flightscope technology. Passion for helping people and a tireless work ethic ensures all students succeed. "I welcome the challenge, come out and improve when you are ready - Chris

118 College Scholarships Earned by Students
Over 475 Junior Golf, Amateur, and Collegiate Victories by students
2018 Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in America
2018 SDPGA Player Development Award Recipient
2017, 2016, 2015 Top 25 Elite Junior Golf Coach in USA Award Winner
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 GRAA Top 50 Teaching Pro in USA
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Golf Digest Best Teachers in California
2013 SDPGA Junior Golf Leader
2012 Nominated Golf Digest Best Young Teachers
2012 Nominated for National PGA Junior Golf Leader
2011 SCPGA Junior Golf Leader Award Winner
2005 SDPGA Junior Golf Leader Award Winner
2004 Founded Future Champions Golf which has become one of the largest and most successful junior golf programs in the world
2004 SDPGA Apprentice of the Year Award Winner
Awarded Top 50 Master Junior Golf Instructor in USA
Earned PGA Class A Member Status in Jan. 2005
Full Bio View Chris Smeal Website

I coach Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday by Appointment. I look forward to helping you with your golf game.


  • 2-Time Oakley Southern California Invitational Champion

Areas of Focus

  • Putting
  • Short Game
  • Full Swing
  • Fitness
  • Bunker Play
  • Fundamentals
  • Jr. Golf
  • Women's Golf
  • Mental Game
  • Competitive Golf
  • College Prep

Teaching Experience

  • Collegiate Golfers
  • LPGA Futures Tour
  • LPGA Symetra Tour
  • Mini Tours

Playing Experience

  • Collegiate Golfer
  • Mini Tours

Teaching Tools

  • FlightScope
  • JC Video
  • TOMI Putting
  • V1 Video
  • Video Analysis


  • PGA Professional
  • Future Champions Golf

Single Rates

Golfer Lesson Duration Price  
Adult Private / Semi-Private 30min $75 - $100 Book It
Adult Private / Semi-Private 60min $200 Book It
Adult Private / Semi-Private 120min $350 Book It
Junior Private / Semi-Private 30min $75 - $100 Book It
Junior Private / Semi-Private 60min $150 - $200 Book It
Junior Private / Semi-Private 120min $300 Book It



10-Lesson Package for $1250.00

10 Hours of Private or Semi Private Coaching

  • x10 Adult   Private / Semi-Private   60 min   Single

10-Lesson Package for $1250.00

10 Lesson Package Juniors

  • x10 Junior   Private / Semi-Private   30 min   Single


Student Reviews

Jaycie S San Diego, CA

It was great.

Submitted October 16, 2015

April R San Diego, CA

Chris Smeal has been my Coach since I was 6 years old! Along with my younger sister Isabella who has also been with Coach Chris since she was 5. We are 15 and 11 now. He was just so welcoming to myself and my family and he has an amazing connection with kids. I was so shy and quiet when I was younger but he always made me feel comfortable and I was always so excited and happy to come back and let him teach me. Golf has been a new adventure for my family and I and to be honest we had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Chris has guided us through this process and still is! My game wouldn't be nearly this improved without the great teaching and philosophy of Chris Smeal and we are so thankful! Most importantly Chris genuinely cares about the improvement and development of our skills along with how we grow and develop into respectful and successful adults. He not only teaches us the fundamentals of the game, but also the life lessons that can be learned through playing this game. Chris really is the man and he can improve your golf game with every lesson! He keeps the game fun and has mastered the art of being a motivating but never too serious to be around Coach! He absolutely does wonders and is the number one golf instructor around! -April R

Submitted October 10, 2015

Torrey M San Diego, CA

Chris not only makes golf fun, but he makes it easy! He is very likable and connects well with all his students (ranging from young to old). It's no wonder he is one of the best coaches in the U.S. If you want to improve your game and do it with literally one of the best around, Chris Smeal is the one!

Submitted December 3, 2014

Rei H San Diego, CA

Rei has been taking lessons from Chris for 4 years! Chris has been not only a great instructor but wonderful mentor. He doesn't just teach how to swing, chip and putt. He teaches kids how to be mentally strong on the course and to have fun.

My son says, "coach Chris is so cool and makes golf so much fun! Chris has a magic that he can fix things right away. "

My son is improving his game and has been in Junior World for three times. Mostly, we are happy that he enjoys playing golf so much!

Thanks to Chris! He is the best coach!!!

Submitted December 3, 2014

Zihao J San Diego, CA

Before we moved in San Diego and met Chris Smeal in January 2012, my 12-year-old son Zihao had experienced 5 coaches since he started learning golf when he was 6. After one year of learning from Chris, I have realized his strengths and value when compared with my sons’ former coaches who are all good coaches in one way or the other. Chris has combined almost all of the others’ strengths. I feel in my heart that he has REAL passion, constant endeavor and enough seriousness in helping his students and digging out their potential. His teaching method is practical and insightful, never boring students or losing students confidence and inner self by comparing their swing with other famous pros’ swing in every detail. In addition, he himself is a competitive player and still plays tournaments nowadays. This makes him offer fresh, practical tournament strategies and better understandings to advanced junior tour players. He keeps thinking and writing various articles and tips for players, sharing his wisdom in the game of golf. He also has a positive learning attitude, keeping in attending PGA seminars and making sure he acquires the most advanced knowledge in this industry. Furthermore, he sharply observes the individual characteristics of his students, then teaches and communicates with them accordingly. Most importantly, he cares about the integrity of his students' long-term development and stresses the importance of balance, guiding them to develop well as a whole person not merely a golfer. In sum, he is the best combination coach for advanced junior tour players in our experiences so far. My son has improved much in many aspects, and will continuously learn from him for sure.

Submitted December 3, 2014