Golfing in Las Vegas
Golf Academys & Schools
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Yes, Las Vegas has become such a golfing city that we seem to be a magnet for movement. Just take a look at the Golf Schools ( or Academy's ) already set up here, and then see the ones on the way. The schools that have web sites will have the URL posted so that you can find complete information by visiting their sites. The schools listed below are in alphabetical order, not by any other ranking. You can plan a trip here for a super combination of entertainment and golf instruction by the best in the world!
Additionally, each course has their own instructor available, but this listing does not include the specific instructors available at the individual golf courses. However, they have some of the best instructors in the country, and are an added bonus to your visit.
Five golf schools located either part time or full time in Southern Nevada are on the list of America's 25 top schools as chosen by Golf Magazine in its June issue., 2001. The Butch Harmon School of Golf at the Rio Secco Golf Club, the Resort Golf School at Angel Park and the John Jacobs Golf School at Stallion Mountain are located here full time. The Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement school at Lake Las Vegas and the Dave Pelz Short Game School at Las Vegas National offer one-day clinics here.
How well does Las Vegas rank in golf instructors? Glad you ask that question! Golf Digest, in its August 2001 issue, chose the top 50 teachers in the country and the top 10 in each state. Three members of the teaching staff at the Canyons
were among the top 10 for Nevada. Read what instructors and at what courses made that distinctive list at: Course's teachers.
Americas Favorite Golf School
Currently held at Las Vegas Golf Club.
Offers a 2-day, 3-day and a 5-day school. AFGS has 36 locations throughout the US, and 3 international locations. Schools include: 5 hours of golf instruction daily including on course play with your professional (9am - 3pm), green fees and golf carts both during and after class, daily videotape, and review of your golf swing, and unlimited range balls. They are small personalized classes - limited to 5 students per professional. Schools are available with or without accommodation. Visit their web site for more information at: Americas Favorite Golf School
Bird Golf Academy
At the Casa Blanca, in Mesquite.
A new school to Mesquite, at the Casa Blanca, they offer either one to one or two to one instruction with your own personal instructor. You receive private, individual instruction for the full 60 minutes of each hour. They also have 6 or 8 hour per day schools and you spend your entire time your assigned professional.
Visit their web site for more information at: Bird Golf Academy
Bruce Baird's Las Vegas Golf School
800-894-9593 (outside USA 661-948-2117)
Opened in January 2000, at the Painted Desert Golf Course.
I called and talked to Bruce about his new school and feel he has the right ideas about a school here, and seems like a nice guy. The ratio of students is 4 for every instructor, with 20 hours of lessons, with computerized analysis. The last day of the three day school is a on the course playing lesson that will find out if you paid attention. Yes, they even have individual lessons available.
Visit their web site for more information at: Las Vegas Golf School
Butch Harmon School of Golf
Rio Secco Golf Club - Henderson, Nv 89104,
1-888-TO SEECO ( 867-3326 ) or (702) 889-2444.
Current coach to both Tiger Woods and Davis Love III, Butch has coached such notables as Greg Norman, Mark Calcavecchia and Darin Clarke of Europe. Butch has opened a golf school at the Rio Secco ( was Seven Hills ) Golf Club in Henderson. ( Course description in the private course section, Rio Secco ). The school opened in December 1997. Included in the staff will be his son, who was teaching at Desert Pines Golf Course , and British instructor Wayne Johnson. With a maximum of six students & three instructors per class, they will show you how to refine your golf game though focused individual attention and video computer equipment to evaluate each golfer’s personal swing. Included in the schools are: accommodations at the Rio Suite Hotel, instructions, computerized video analysis, on course playing lesson, lunch, and transportation.
Additional Web Information: Butch Harmon Golf Schools
Compusport Academy of Golf
Primm Valley Golf Club, Primm, Nevada - 1-800-COMPUSPORT or 702-679-5172 Ext. 206
Primm Valley Golf Club, Primm Nv., is host to the new and innovative type of teaching. Using computers to help you with your game and corrections, it is a new concept. The CompuSport Academy of Golf utilizes unique, patented computer technology that analyzes a golfer’s swing, and shows them how to immediately improve and correct your game. The swings of over 100 PGA and LPGA Tour players including Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus were filmed to help create the perfect Model Swing. The instructors videotape your swing and then superimpose their patented "swing" directly over your own swing, giving you an instant "before and after" view of your swing. By seeing your swing on a split-screen image, you can see where your arms, hips, hands and shoulders should be on every shot. CompuSport's Model Swing shows how the current swing gets behind or ahead of where it should be. And you can take home your own video to review over and over.
They have a special web site at Compusport .
David Leadbettor Golf Academy
Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) and Sunset Road - (702) 269-5960
Conducted at the Devine Nine Callaway Golf Center , in Las Vegas.
David has taught such players as Nick Price, Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer, Brad Faxon, Mike Hulbert, Nick Faldo, Bernard Langer, and Ernie Els. His approach to analyzing the swing offers a very understandable and workable teaching method for all levels of players and helps students reach their full potentials. Offers 1/2, 1, 2, 3, & 5 day schools from the junior, beginner to the advanced player.
Desert Pines Golf Center
3415 E. Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 - 702-450-8000 or 888-397-2499
Conducted at the Desert Pines Golf Course.
The teaching staff
is directed by Cliff
Lawson, who also oversees
the John Jacobs Golf
Schools, which operates
at Stallion Mountain
Country Club. The
utilizes the latest
technology and learning
aids such as video-swing
and A-Star teaching
equipment. They specialize
in helping students
improve their scores
while enhancing their
enjoyment of the game.
The Desert Pines Golf
Center, has a 20,000-square-foot
two-tiered tee complex
that includes 58 climate-controlled
tee stations, each
with a computerized,
system, and five target
some of the country’s
most famous par-3,
17th holes (TPC Sawgrass,
Pinehurst #2, Harbor
Town Golf Links, Pebble
Beach and Plum Creek)..
The facility is a
fully-lit range for
day or evening practice.
Giant Golf Academy
Las Vegas Blvd and Sunset Rd. - 888-LV-GOLF 1 or 702-896-4100
Conducted at the Devine Nine Callaway Golf Center , in Las Vegas.
The Giant Golf Academy has a student to teacher ratio of 4 to 1 with a maximum of 16 students per golf school. Using state of the art, computerized video swing analysis equipment, they offer a comprehensive video swing analysis and a video of your analysis to take home for future reference. Included in the instruction package is complimentary golf at the Callaway Golf Center and one round at a selected championship golf course. Private and group lesson instructions, 1 and 3 day Golf Schools
They offer more information on their web site at: Giant Golf Academy
Golf Digest Golf School
8317 Mt. Geneva Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89117 - (702) 562-3770 (800) 243-6121
Conducted at the SilverStone Golf Club, in Las Vegas
This is the one you have seen advertised in the monthly Golf Digest Magazine, and Nevada is only the 13th state to be graced with a Golf
Digest School. It is one of the most recognizeable golf schools available and is known for their low student-instructor ratios (5-1), and for teaching every aspect of the game thoroughly. One, two or three-day schools will be offered in addition to other lessons. State-of-the-art computer equipment will also be available to assist with swing analysis and programs for all - men, women and juniors, and they "Guarantee Game Improvement."
More information on their web site at: Golf Digest School
Jacobs Golf Academy
Conducted at Stallion Mountain Country Club and the Desert Pines.
The largest golf school in the world with 33 schools world-wide, was conducted at the Angel Park Golf Club until 1996. It has returned to Las Vegas via the Stallion Mountain Country Club and the Desert Pines Golf Course. The programs consist of 2, 3, & 5 day schools with 8-12 instructors per group depending on size.
Web site information on this school is available at: Jacobs Golf Academy
Ken Venturi Golf Academies
9119 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145 - 702-562-9505 or 1-800-543-7084
Conducted at the Badlands Golf Club and at Las Vegas Golf Club.
Ken Venturi says - "Theories and gimmicks in golf instruction come and go - but the basic fundamentals stand the test of time." That is where the emphasis is made - fundamentals! They offer primarily three-day programs complete with videotaped tee lessons each morning followed by a nine-hole playing lesson each afternoon to put those lessons into use. The schools run every Mon-Wed, Thurs-Sat, or Fri-Sun year-round. They offer three day, full Day, and 1/2 Day Programs.
More information on their schools can be seen on their web site: Ken Venturi Golf Academies
Las Vegas School of Golf
See "Giant Golf Academy" above.
Nike Golf Schools
Conducted at the Painted Desert and at Las Vegas Golf Club.
Paul Dionne's Golf Academy
Conducted at the Las Vegas Country Club, in Las Vegas.
Web site information on this school is available at: Paul Dionne's Golf Academy
Professional Golf Teacher's Academy
Phone: 702-792-8410 ~ Fax: 702-792-8414
Hey - how about that - a school for golf teachers right here in Las Vegas. It is one of the very few programs in the world specifically designed as a teaching platform for training golf instructors. They say "At PGTA, our goal is not to teach you how to play the game of golf, but rather
we teach you how to teach the game of golf".
More information on this school can be seen on their web site: PGTA .
Resort Golf Schools
Held at Angel Park, Legacy and The Oasis @ Mesquite.
Resort Golf’s award-winning teaching programs, state-of-the-art teaching computers, and Resort Golf Master-Certified teaching professionals. Their golf schools offer programs that vary in length from two to five days, and typically include five hours of daily instruction followed by unlimited golf each day. Private and group lesson packages of any length are available at all locations. Each instructional site features Resort Golf’s proprietary hi-tech video analysis system, which allows each student to track their progress through time. They do this by recording your lesson each time and providing you with a take-home tape which you can use to aid in your learning and practice between lessons. Your swing is also compared to top touring professionals for comparison and analysis.
Find out more information at their web site: Resort Golf
Shot Makers Golf
800-459-7529, Ext: 6784
Conducted at the Casa Blanca, in Mesquite.
LPGA Pro Lesley Holbert conducts this school at the Casa Blanca course in Mesquite, Nevada. With over 30 years experience, he can improve your shot ability. Lessons are available for one, two, three or four person groups.
Bill Waters, owner of Stallion Mountain Golf Course, Desert Pines Golf Course, Royal Links and the Balai Hai, is under negotiations to bring the below listed schools to his courses. Which schools will go to which courses is unknown at this time. However, updates will be posted as soon as information and/or results are known :
David Reinmuth Golf School
Voted on of the top 50 golf instructors in the US by Golf Magazine and coach to Phil Mickelson since Phil was 14, is coming to Stallion Mountain Country Club. David's school is not only for amateurs, but he also has a school teaching PGA instructors how to teach us!
Dave Pelz Short Game School.
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