Golf School Info.com, the oldest golf school review site on the net has released its 2006 Top Ten Golf Schools in America list.
Advantage Golf School
With 16 locations nationwide, we found that Advantage offered the most personalised (one-to-one student/teacher ratio) as well as the most customised learning programs of any of the schools we reviewed. Their locations are mainly at top golf resorts ( airport transfer London )
Butch Harmon School of Golf
Small class sizes, comprehensive program offerings, all designed by one of golf’s most respected instructors, Butch Harmon. Unlike many of the other “top name” instructors, you still have the opportunity to learn with Butch Harmon himself, however you’ll have to reserve quickly: all of 2005 and most of 2006 programs featuring Butch are already sold out. All staff instructors have been personally trained by Butch. ( DepotUK )
Grand Cypress Academy of Golf
In the heart of Florida at the luxurious Grand Cypress Resort, top 50 instructor Fred Griffin and his staff use the latest in technology to help you improve. The Academy’s state of the art facility includes regulation size practice holes, a 22 acre practice tee, covered hitting areas and Model Golf Computerized instruction studio. The depth of the teaching staff is tremendous with every staff instructor on Golf Digest’s top teachers in Florida list.( new constructions London )
Golf University makes its debut on our list this year, but they are no newcomer to awards and accolades having been named a Golf Magazine top 25 school as well as Zagats Best in Golf award. The focus is on small groups (never exceeding 2 to 1) along with an emphasis on the latest video and computer learning tools.
Kiawah Island Golf Academy
Combining the latest in golf technology with a state of the art learning centre, The Kiawah Island Golf Academy offers very personalised programs (3-to-1 or less) and the instruction is headed by two of the best in the business, Academy Director Steve Mitchell and Director of Instruction Tommy Cuthbert.
Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools
Short game guru to the tour elite, Dave Pelz has also perfected a way to teach everyone the science of the short game. As with other top name professionals, you aren’t likely to have Pelz himself as an instructor, however his method is taught reliably by his personally trained instructors. Not a school for beginners, since its focus is only the short game, but a great opportunity for mid-level and low handicap golfers to move to the next level.
Pine Needles Learning Center
Instructional legend and pioneer Peggy Kirk Bell created a golf learning wonderland in the Pinehurst area. The famous Golfer programs offer women golfers programs dedicated entirely to their unique needs. In addition to the women-only programs, Pine Needles offers an array of individual and family programs as well. The newly restored Donald Ross course is pleasing to purists and beginners alike.
David Leadbetter Golf Academy
Maybe the first high profile coach of top tour players, David Leadbetter offers his method based instruction programs at locations around the world. His Leadbetter-certified instructors all teach his consistent and proven method. We like the consistency of his program despite the lack of being able to readily work with David himself.
Roland Stafford Golf Schools
Founded by the respected teacher and player Roland Stafford in 1981. With over 42,000 students, this popular school helps players improve with a focus on fundamentals simplifies the swing into four areas. The emphasis on a simpler, easy to understand the way to learn is the key to their success.
The Phil Ritson–Mel Sole Golf School
Offers a balanced program combining video, practice tee and on-course instruction. Mel Sole has authored numerous books on the golf swing and helped thousands improve their games.