About Us


Welcome to Learn Play Laugh! We are glad you found us! If you have any questions please

call: 602-561-4653

Otherwise take a look around, we look forward to meeting you and helping you to Learn, Play and laugh with this great game of golf!

  • We Coach Because We Care!

  • We Want You To Have Fun and Improve Greatly!

  • Award Winning Company and Owner Craig Hocknull

  • Expert Caring Coaches

  • Fantastic Fun Classes

  • Proven Education System for Golf Game Improvement

  • Great Locations That Are Welcoming And Fun


Development Program Explained

All of our programs are professionally designed to meet our students were they are and move them toward achieving their goals in the game of golf. Small children don't learn and enjoy the game of golf in the same way that pre-teens, professional golfers or adult learners do. We have designed a program for each age and ability level based on the following factors:

  • International Research on Early Childhood Development
  • Research From International Leaders in High Performance Coaching
  • Educational Training From International Professional Golfers Associations

Our Leadership

Craig Hocknull takes his role in developing golfers very seriously! As possibly the only Tripple PGA Member in the world Craig has many other extremely unique skills and his passion for helping you to Learn, Play and Laugh with golf. "I have left no stone unturned when it comes to bringing you the best possible learning experience. Enjoy!" - Craig

Tiny Golfers - Click For Classes

Kids aged 2 - 8

Fun, 45 minute group classes, Parent Assisted

This program is designed to give Tiny Golfers ages 2 - 8 the best and safest environment for exploration and adventure learning. We offer the following levels: Intro, Level 1

Kids Golf League - Click For Classes

Kids aged 6 - 13 (Introductory levels)

Group classes, Private coaching, Organized Team Play

As kids develop both physically and emotionally they need different things at different times. We have several developmental levels that are designed to challenge kids at the right time. We believe in playing the game as well as developing skills at the right time in the right environment. We offer the following levels: Intro, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Outback Junior Academy & Team

Kids aged 10 - 16 (Intermediate and advanced players)

Freedom Golf Course - Tuesday & Thursday. Legacy Golf Club, Saturday.

The Outback Junior Academy and Team is designed to coach juniors in a team environment. As an elite golf team member in his youth, Coach Hocknull has experienced the best of the best in coaching and player development. This weekly and seasonal program is designed to complement high-school tournaments and serve as a stepping stone to college golf.

Outback Junior - High Performance Team

Junior golfers aged 13 - 18 (Advanced players, college and professional prep)

One of the driving influences for this highly compeditive team is the desire to excel at the professional level. The players who are invited to participate in this program receive one on one coaching and mentorship from Craig Hocknull. To have such a passionate and qualified coach in your corner is a blessing beyond birdies. If you are interested in receiving coaching from Craig email: craig@learnplaylaugh.com

The expert professional staff of Learn Play Laugh are dedicated to improving your experience in the game of golf! Our kind hearted experts in player development are ready to assist you at any one of our great locations in the Southwest. You can find us in Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, San Tan Valley, Las Vegas, Nevada and Park City Utah at one of our great locations.

Learn Play Laugh!

We have created a few fun and educational videos for your learning enjoyment!

Whether you are a professional golfer or a beginner we have a caring golf coach and a beautiful location that will best suit you. If you wish to stay at a 5 star resort for a golf school or if you are more of a public golf class student we have an opportunity for you to Learn, Play and Laugh with the game of golf.

Our coaching staff is directed by PGA of America National Award finalist Craig Hocknull. "Welcome to Learn Play Laugh! We are excited to help you so please give us a call or shoot us an email! 602-561-4653 or info@learnplaylaugh.com. When I took my first golf lessons as a junior golfer I was blown away by how quickly I could make improvements to my golf swing. I saw my handicap drop from 15 to 10 in one year, from 10 to 2 the next and from 2 to 0 the next. We all look forward to helping you play your best golf no matter what level you are currently at" Cheers! Craig

The Learn Play Laugh website is your one stop resource for all things golf. We have the best choices for instruction, kids tournaments and leagues as well as golf training alternatives such as golf fitness and nutrition.

We offer classes and and individual coaching for people young and old and are looking forward to sharing our Learn Play Laugh philosophy of FUNdamentally GREAT golf with you!


  • Craig Hocknull
  • 2017 PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open Field
  • 2016 PGA of Canada Club Professional National Champion
  • 2016 Southwest Section PGA Champion
  • Golf Digest Best In State List - November Issue 2015
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year - Southwest Section PGA
  • 2014 Player Development Professional of the Year - Southwest Section PGA
  • 2013 Player of the Year - Southwest Section PGA
  • 2013 Junior Golf Development Professional of the Year - Southwest Section PGA
  • Advanced Certified in Teaching & Coaching
  • Advanced Certified in Player Development


FUNdamentally Great Golf!

FUNdamentals are are the foundation!

Learn, Play, Laugh is your ultimate resource for golf coaching, league play and golf entertainment. Our experts in the game of golf have created the best environment for you to succeed and to have fun doing so. By meeting you where you are, we are creating a win-win atmosphere. Questions? Ask info@learnplaylaugh.com or register for the FREE ORIENTATION

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We are ready to serve you!

Learn Play Laugh is based on three pillars of great golf.

  • Be a lifetime learner! - LEARN

  • Test your skills often! - PLAY

  • Enjoy the process! -LAUGH

"As a touring professional I am no different than a beginner golfer I still need to Learn, Play & Laugh and that's what is so great about golf. I still believe that I will always continue to refine my skills through learning, I will always grow in character by playing and I will always enjoy my trials and victories because I can remember to laugh." - Craig Hocknull

What do you need?

  • Private Lessons for Adults or Kids
  • Club Fitting and Equipment Needs
  • High Level Junior Coaching
  • Teen Golf Classes
  • Kids Golf Classes
  • Kids Golf League and Tournaments
  • Ladies Golf Classes
  • Beginner Golf Classes
  • Destination Golf Schools
  • Classes for Military, Police, Veterans all service professionals.

Class and Lesson Locations:

  • Crossroads Park - Gilbert,
  • Las Colinas Golf Club. Queen Creek AZ
  • Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Golf School Locations:

Mesa and Gilbert, AZ

  • Freedom Golf Course - 1415 S. Westwood Mesa, AZ 85210 - 480-969-0377
  • Saber Sports lab - 725 W. Commerce Ave Gilbert, AZ 85233 - 602-561-4653


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Learn Play Laugh

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2033

Gilbert, AZ 85299

(602) 561-4653



  • Kids & Adult Golf Class Locations

  • 1415 S. WESTWOOD
  • MESA, AZ 85210
  • 480-969-0377


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