Who will you take lessons from? Chris Nelson. Chris has been the owner and head instructor of Up To Par Golf for 5 years. Chris is also the head golf professional at Cedar Creek Golf Course. As a graduate of the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC, Chris was able to achieve certificates in Advanced Teaching; Tournament Administration; and Club Fitting and Repair. Chris also received his Associates of Applied Business in Golf Complex Operations and Management, with a dual area of emphasis in Golf Professional and General Management. During his time at the Golf Academy of America, Chris passed the Golf Academy Playing Ability Test with consecutive rounds of 75, 75. The test requires that you shoot no more than 14 strokes above the course rating for two rounds.