Trump National – Los Angeles, CA


Trump National Golf Club is perched upon the jagged California cliffs just 30 minutes South of LAX. The course features the most incredible views in the world from every hole. Noted as the one of the most expensive golf course ever built, over $250 million dollars has been spent to ensure its prominence. Gleaming white sand lines the walls of the massive bunkers, expansive lakes and magnificent ocean views adorn Trump National.

This Pete Dye designed course has been greatly enhanced, tempting golfers to take risks and rewards well-placed shots. The layout challenges experienced golfers and beginners to the best of their abilities. Trump National truly stands as a testament to the greatness of golf.


Jordan King Thomas

JORDAN KING THOMAS-Director of Instruction

Jordan King Thomas has 15 years of golf coaching experience and has been a Class A certified PGA professional for more than a decade. His coaching philosophy focuses on customized golf instruction and long-term athletic development to enhance game-time performance. Jordan and his team of instructors provide private coaching, tech-backed swing analysis, and clinics for individuals and corporates. Jordan focuses on high level game development and junior elite players, as well as helping people get business golf ready.

Brandon Bittner

Brandon Bittner-Master Golf Instructor

Brandon brings more than a decade of golf coaching experience to the Rick Smith Golf Academy at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. He leads adult group coaching and clinics, and beginner player development. Brandon also does private 1:1 coaching to provide more personalized skill development. He takes a goal-oriented, results-based approach to coaching and is dedicated to helping golfers reach their full potential on the course.

Daniel Voyta

Daniel Vojta-Master Golf Instructor

Daniel comes from a playing background and has 8 years of golf coaching experience. He runs the Junior Academy and junior golf programming for the Rick Smith Golf Academy at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, including junior group coaching and beginner skill development. Daniel also provides 1:1 adult coaching. He’s passionate about being able to give back and help grow the game of golf by inspiring others to reach their personal goals.

Michael Cude

Michael Cude-Junior Instructor

Michael supports junior golf programming, including the Junior Academy and youth player development. He’s a skilled competitive golfer who grew up playing many sports before fully devoting himself to golf in 2012. Mostly self-taught, he has spent countless hours studying the greats of the game from their putting to full swing. He has played in many local tournaments, as well as US Amateur and US Open qualifiers.