Come and discover golf or perfect your game, in an exceptional setting with breathtaking panoramic views between the Mediterranean and the Cévennes.

At the Pic Saint-Loup Golf Academy, you’ll benefit from renowned teaching methods and training tailored to your individual needs. Throughout the year, we offer a range of different course formats. Our two pros, Ilya Goroneskoul and Geneviève Thiault, are at your disposal to work with you on a program tailored to your needs.

You’ll be taken in hand by experienced, pedagogical instructors who will work with you on all aspects of the game, with the aim of optimizing your performance through training tailored to your profile. Courses are available in a variety of formats: individual/couple/family, group, training course (adults and children), golf school (adults and children), beginners’ courses, etc. Our courses are open to all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced or professional.

Our aim is to inspire a love of golf, and to enable you to play independently, in competition or otherwise, while understanding the rules of the game and respecting each other. And to share our passion!

Golf lessons

The academy for adults

For adults, the Académie offers a range of options:

  • Individual or Duo classes
  • Family classes
  • Group lessons
  • Golf School (during the school year)
  • Workshops (all year round)
  • Pass I and II formulas (beginner and intermediate levels)
  • Accompanied courses
  • Green card examination
  • Initiations

For more information on the Adult Academy, click here:

The academy for kids

For children, different formulas exist:

  • Individual lessons
  • Golf School (during the school year)
  • Courses (during school vacations)

For more information on the Children’s Academy, click here:

The Coaches


Ilya Goroneskoul

Pic Saint-Loup Head Coach Academy
  • PGA member
  • DES (advanced coaching diploma)
  • Former top player on the European and Challenge Tours
  • Coach and teacher for over 15 years for academies and high-level sports projects
  • Coach to players on the European Senior Tour
  • Coach of the Île de France league
  • 3-time Coupe de France interclubs winner
  • 2 French Youth Championship titles
  • Member of the French Men’s Team
  • Challenge Tour winner

Ilya’s background is in top-level golf, and he takes into account the personalities of each individual (physical, technical, physiological, psychological) to enable them to optimize their game and achieve their goals.

4, allée des Écureuils
34980 St Gély du Fesc
Tél : 06 11 62 67 24
Mail :

Geneviève Thiault

State-certified teacher

30 years’ experience as a golf instructor, and a passion that’s still intact.

Two qualities: patience and pedagogy.

4, rue des Erables
34980 St Gély du Fesc
Tél : 06 07 80 42 54
Mail :

Dimitri Mary

BPJEPS Qualified Teacher
  • PGA member
  • BPJEPS Golf diploma in 2023
  • TrackMan Level 1 and 2 certified
  • Member of the French Boys’ teams from 2013 to 2018, with 4 selections at the European Championships, 1 selection at the World
  • Championships in Japan in 2017 and one selection at the 2018 Youth
  • Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
  • French Youth Champion
  • Winner of the Doral / USA in 2012
  • French Men’s runner-up in 2015
  • French team champion / 1st division with the Golf Club de Lyon
  • Professional player on the Pro Golf Tour and Challenge Tour

Dimitri’s experience at the highest level will enable him to pass on his passion, knowledge and experience to help you progress, raise your game and reach your full potential.

4, allée des Écureuils
34980 St Gély du Fesc
Tél : 07 85 18 46 91
Mail :