The Beauty of the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at the World Golf Village.
The World Golf Village is a one-of-a-kind, full-service game improvement facility located in historic St. Augustine, Florida. The World Golf Village is home to two championship course; King & Bear and Slammer & Squire.
Whether you select a golf school, private lesson series, specialty clinic, or a new golfer lesson series – your game will inevitably improve with the expertise of the TOURAcademy.
Programs Designed to Meet Your Goals.
PGA TOUR Golf Academy World Golf Village offers an array of programs from the new golfer just starting out and ready to hit the course – to the low-handicapper wanting to shave a few more strokes off his or her game. Programs include:
- 2-5 day Golf Schools – including daily golf
- Private Lessons
- Playing Lessons – on course instruction
- 2 day Short Game Programs
- New Golfer Lesson Program
- Junior Camps and After-School Programs
- Specialty Clinics
- Corporate Events and Outings
Practice Made Perfect.
It is as if TPC Sawgrass was built exclusively for game improvement. As the flagship TOURAcademy location, the Academy boasts 3,000 square foot teaching facility complete with hitting bays, putting lab, and a designated short game practice area exclusively reserved for TOURAcademy instruction programs, the course offers:
State of the Art Teaching Technology.
As an early adaptor to the integration of advanced teaching technologies, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy is viewed as an industry leader in terms of its utilization of these technologically-based teaching tools. The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at the World Golf Village features:
Video Swing Analysis
Cutting edge video swing analysis equipment allows TOURAcademy teaching pros the ability to analyze the student’s swing from varying angles and then compare the swing mechanics simultaneously on a split screen with that of a professional golfer. This allows the teaching pro to diagnosis the swing quickly and efficiently and allows the student to watch his or her swing and see why and how the prescribed swing adjustments should be made.
Flightscope Technology is considered to be state-of-the-art equipment which is designed to be multi-functional in terms of its extensive capabilities. This technology allows the teaching pro to measure variables related to the student’s golf club such as club head speed, club vertical/horizontal attack angle, and club face angle. Additionally, Flightscope can be used to measure variables related to trajectory of ball flight including real time tracking, ball speed, sidespin, backspin, and both vertical and horizontal launch angles.
The Tomi Putting System
The Tomi Putting System allows TOURAcademy teaching pros with the ability to capture and analyze the student’s putting strokes. The system will instantly tell instructors where the student’s weaknesses are from the use of a camera, a clip-on sensor, and proprietary software which allows for correction and improvement.
Instruction from Top Pros.
All instructors are certified TOURAcademy Teaching Professionals who are experts in the craft of golf instruction that are trained to:
The Instruction Promise.
When attending any TOURAcademy location, students can be assured that the teaching methodologies have been road tested and proven and have effectively assisted thousands of golfers improve their games. The TOURAcademy Instruction Promise ensures that each teaching pro will:
For golf school students requiring accommodations, the Renaissance Resort is the ideal place to stay during the student’s stay. All 301 new guest rooms and suites feature spa-inspired bathrooms, deluxe new furniture, and flat-panel televisions. The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort has an assortment of dining options from the contemporary elegance of the resorts new Villagio Italian Grille to Murray Bros. Caddyshack, the famous restaurant from comedian Bill Murray The Renaissance Resort is located off of Exit 323 on South Legacy Trail in St. Augustine just South of Jacksonville.
Head Instructor Chris Holden
Chris Holden is the Head Instructor at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, World Golf Village. He has been enjoying the great game of golf for 25 years. After graduating with a business degree in golf management, Holden joined the TOURAcademy as an Apprentice in 2003. Since then, Holden has taught numerous clinics, golf schools, TOURAcademy on the Road traveling schools, private lessons, and junior camps. Holden also was the Head Golf School Instructor for the TOURAcademy at TPC Sawgrass, Home of THE PLAYERS. His goal with students is to provide a fun and relaxed environment, allowing for a complete understanding of their personal swing tendencies and plans for improvement.