About Don

Don's career in golf instruction spans over 30 years. Home to the Don Leone Golf Academy at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Don was a recipient of one of the highest honors as a PGA Professional, awarded 2012 Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year. Voted one...


Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

23600 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95141

Private, 1 Adult
45 Mins



Semi-Private, 2 Adult
60 Mins



Private, 1 Junior
45 Mins



Semi-Private, 2 Junior
60 Mins



17 Reviews

He worked on my swing over the course of a year and a pandemic, on March 4th at the age of 67, I go my first hole in ...

Albert B - April 16, 2021

Awesome coach! He’s got me on the right track with a grip change and swing trajectory change. It’s maki...

Craig V - February 1, 2021

Excellent coach. He knows how to get the message across to kids. My son really enjoys his classes. Don knows exactly ...

Sanjay K - July 27, 2019

Great coach

Karan Y - June 1, 2019

I am a 14 year old female golfer and have been receiving instruction from Don for 2+ years. Don is very straight for...

Alexia L - May 24, 2017

Don is an excellent teacher. I've had a number of instructors throughout my life, and he definitely tops all of ...

Madison H - June 30, 2016

My first real lesson, try to fix my problems via golf channel,

YouTube and buying the newest game improving equ...

Bob W - October 14, 2015

Very enjoyable hour of analyzing my "current" golf issues. I left with a good understanding of what is goi...

Pat Murray M - October 7, 2015

My 8 & 9 years old never play golf before and took a session of class with Don this Summer. Now, they can practi...

Glenda L - September 12, 2015

Excellent lesson. I was having some issues which Don quickly diagnosed and corrected. Now its time to practice, pract...

Lori C - August 25, 2015

Don is a very nice person and an excellent golf coach. I am really delighted how he analysed my problem, identified w...

Bobby D - August 1, 2015

My last couple of lessons have been exactly what I was looking for. Don is very professional, knowledgable and knows ...

Mark D - July 3, 2015

Besides being a great guy Don is a great instructor. He knows what to work on and when to work on it. Invest in som...

Dennis B - June 24, 2015

Don helped me work with my natural swing to make small adjustments. He knows golf and the swing very well but most of...

Shane O - June 21, 2015

Always learn something with Don!

Carter T - June 19, 2015

Enjoyed my golf lesson with Don. He adjusted my grip and sure enough my drives went straight(er). He's also fu...

Susan M - June 16, 2015

Never in a million years did I ever think that I would be interested in golf. Today, however, I finished my first les...

Amethyst H - September 9, 2014


  • 2012 Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Nominated 2013 National PGA Teacher of the Tear
  • Voted California's top 10 Instructors
  • Recipient of Silicon Valley top Instructors 2003-2006

Areas of Focus

  • Putting
  • Short Game
  • Full Swing
  • Fitness
  • Club Fitting
  • Bunker Play
  • Jr. Golf
  • Mental Game
  • Competitive Golf
  • College Prep

Club Fitting Certifications

  • Callaway
  • Titleist

Teaching Tools

  • Launch Monitor
  • V1 Video
  • Video Analysis


PGA Professional