Welcome to The Barla Golf Academy// meet Scott Barla, PGA Professional

Meet Scott

As a golf instructor since his graduation from the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University, Scott is an active member of the golf community. He attained his PGA Class "A" status in 1996. Scott's past experiences as a golf instructor include teaching with a nationally recognized inner city youth program in Detroit and other PGA of America adult teaching initiatives. Scott taught at Skokie Park District premier outdoor double decker range, the East Bank Club in downtown Chicago, as well as Weber Park Par Three. Scott is a former IPGA Board and Committee Member.

Scott currently teaches the Marion County Veterans in the PGA REACH program and is the Assistant Golf Coach for Cathedral HS Boys and Girls golf programs. He is a member of the Skyline Club at OneAmerica Plaza. The Social Business Club has made Scott the club PGA Professional to assist all members

Barla Golf Academy

People are as unique as their finger prints. So is the process to learn golf swing fundamentals for each individual golfer. The Barla Golf Academy brings cutting edge electronic and non-electronic technology to each student. Together we create a custom program so the student develops his or her distinct New Golf Process. By employing the lost art of human interaction and in-person instruction, Barla Golf Academy provides the student with an accelerated process to play the sport for business, recreation and life long happiness. Barla Golf Academy is proud to sponsor the LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Central Indiana in 2019.

The Facilities

Barla Golf Academy is honored to call Sahm Golf Course its home. Sahm was designed by Pete and Alice Dye in 1963. This is an Indianapolis Municipal golf course managed by Cooprider Management, with Scott Barla as Director of Instruction. In addition to the instruction offered by the Barla Golf Academy, Sahm hosts private as well as corporate events. Sahm's Driving Range is one of the larger outdoor facilities in Northeast corner of the city of Indianapolis.

Community Involvement

Scott Barla has helped the past two years through his involvement as a Northview Church Member volunteering at Brookside Elementary. Chosen Ministries has also asked Scott Barla to assist with the upcoming 1st Annual Golf Outing in April 2018. Please let Scott know how the Barla Golf Academy can assist your charity. The gift of service is very impactful!


For golfers like you, who want to experience the spectacular golf that Ireland has to offer, the Barla Golf Academy partners with Premier Irish Golf Tours to make that dream a reality. A Top-Rated Trip Advisor tour company, Premier Irish Golf Tours delivers a one of a kind journey where you can play the scenic and historic golf courses of the Emerald Isle. Email Scott to learn more about the next trip on the schedule!