An Orlando vacation offers you a great opportunity to play golf and to improve your golf game as well. Orlando boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year and is home to many top notch golf courses. Even more interesting to golf enthusiasts are the 20+ golf academies in the greater Orlando area. If you would like to learn the basics or improve your skills and get instruction from some of the top pros in the game, then the golf academies are the place to go. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones in the area.
The Brad Brewer Academy. Brad Brewer is a disciple and long time associate of Arnold Palmer and his academy offers variety of programs for both group and individual instruction. Some of the programs are “play and stay” with accommodation included in the fee and others allow you to stay in other accommodations and come for the instruction only. The academy also offers an electronic option as well, and you can get instruction using your computer at any remote location. For example, you can send a video of your swing to your e-instructor and get feedback.
Grand Cypress Academy of Golf. This academy has been rated as one of the top 25 golf schools in the U.S.A. continuously since 1999. It is located on a 21 acre facility with a variety of schools, clinics and lesson packages. The schools include the Fred Griffin Players Golf School, Grand Cypress Players Golf School, Game Development Golf School, Two-Day Golf School, Women’s Three-Day Golf School, Women’s Two-Day Golf School , and a Junior Golf School. The schools include accommodations or you can come as a commuter.
In case you cannot attend a full school session, you can also sign up for lesson packages. You can get one-on-one lessons tailored to any aspect of the game. If you are a beginner then the best thing to do is to sign up for one of the golf clinics that are offered periodically throughout the year.
Arnold Palmer Gold Academy. If you want to learn the game according to the style and philosophy of Arnold Palmer, then this is the place to go. The ratio of students to instructors is four to one, so you are sure of getting a lot of personal attention as well as having the company of other golfers. The academy breaks down the instruction into four areas: Mastering fundamentals, scoring zone, practice like a pro and course management. The facilities are open year round, with classes held each week. Private lessons and corporate events can be organized in addition the standard group lessons.
In case you are wondering, Arnold Palmer actually spends time at the academy. In the winter months of November through March, he resides at the Bay Hill Club, where the academy is located, and, when he is in town, plays each day at the club.
These are but three of the golf academies in the area. There is plenty of opportunity to improve your game while you are in Orlando. So, plan ahead and contact one of the academies now and get ready for great times in the golfer’s paradise of Orlando.