9 Amazing Golf Destinations Offering Lessons
With more than 650 golf resorts and courses across Michigan, golfers across the state and the Midwest become excited when the spring thaw nears and they can get the golf clubs out and begin planning to improve their golf games.
Complimenting Michigan’s great golf opportunities are the destinations that combine top-quality golf, stay and play packages, with the best instruction. The state features some of the top instructors in the country along with award-winning golf schools.
Some of the most popular programs include the Two and Three-Day Golf Schools, as well as the Women’s Three-Day School. The Junior Golf Academy is also a popular choice for beginners as well as elite players and Get Golf Ready Classes lead the Player Development Programs.
Boyne Highlands Resort, offers some of the best golf instruction and technology in the state. Lead by top instructors Brian O’Neill, a Golf Digest top instructor, and Mike Fay, golfers can experience top instruction at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, and Bay Harbor. The academy offers a variety of programs including the Fore Women School, short game schools and Nike Junior Camps.
Instruction and technology are the highpoints for golfers coming to Boyne. Trackman and GEARS are taking golf instruction into the next generation. GEARS, takes training and club fitting to a whole new level, focusing on body movement and its effect on your swing and the ball's flight path, while Trackman analyzes ball flight, spin rate, and distances. In addition, the academy also features the popular Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and a new “holistic” approach to golf instruction.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is the new home for the Dave Pelz Short Game School. It is one of only six locations in the world offering the nationally acclaimed golf school, which is also a GOLF Magazine Top 25 Golf School. Operating under the theory that golfers most often drive up their scores within 100 yards of the hole, the school focuses on the short game and putting. The programs include 1-2-3 Day Scoring Schools that offer instruction for chipping, putting, wedge and sand play.
Treetops Resort has long been a popular golf destination and place for instruction. The Treetops Golf Academy featuring instructor Joe Charles is also a Golf Channel Academy partner offering personalized one-on-one and group coaching that is among the highest quality instruction available anywhere.
It’s invigorating, inclusive and intended for ladies who find learning the game of golf easiest when fun is involved. The ladies school at Treetops has become one of the most popular programs for women. The combination of world-class instruction with a fun and social setting is unmatched in the industry. The three-day school covers all fundamentals including video analysis, on course instruction, and unlimited golf.
Oakland University Golf Course.
Programs like the Rick Smith Experience, 3-Day Workshops, Masters Programs, and the PGA Tour Experience highlight the academy’s offerings.
The Jason Guss Golf Academy at Eagle Eye and Hawk Hollow in Lansing is led by Jason Guss, who was recognized by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Best Young Teachers” as well as a Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year. The Academy offers a variety of multi-day schools, women’s programs, individual and corporate instruction. Guss is also recognized for having one of the premier junior golf instruction programs in Michigan.
Ann Arbor area, a trip to TheKendall Academy at Miles of Golf will provide all aspects of instruction. Lead by Dave Kendall, the academy offers private lessons, a series of lessons, as well as specialty schools, day schools, as well as on course playing lessons.