Pepe Cortez
Snoqualmie, Washington

To find your best swing, you need to develop the feel necessary to control the club head and internalize the idea that power comes primarily from your arms and hands with support from the rest of your body.

- Pepe Cortez

Pepe Cortez - Profile


Pepe Cortez, a PGA Golf Professional since 1995, has been helping students become better golfers for over 26 years in the Seattle area.

Pepe fell in love with the game as a young boy playing golf with his father and went on to play competitively at the junior, high school, and collegiate levels. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he went to work at Sahalee Country Club under the director of golf Rick Acton. He taught there for 26 years and is now teaching at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club.

His approach with his students is grounded in the foundational teaching of Jim Flick and Mike Malaska, who both helped him improve his own game. But it was Mike’s mentorship over the past two decades that solidified Pepe’s understanding of the golf swing and fueled his passion to teach. Pepe is proud to be a Malaska Golf Certified Instructor and is excited to help you reach your full potential as a golfer. You’ll develop a better understanding of how the golf swing works and how the body works through the swing.


  • PGA Professional at Sahalee Country Club
  • PGA Professional at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge


  • PGA Professional
  • Malaska Golf Certified Coach


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