Golf Learning Centers

By Patrick Cameron

Silhouette of Man Playing Golf during Sunset
Golf lessons have one objective: to make you a better golfer. It doesn't matter if it's your first time holding a golf club or you're a scratch golfer, you can always improve. Even pros get instruction, although they don't go to a golf academy and the instructor's name is usually Butch Harmon. The key to a successful golf lesson is different for everyone. However, the objective is always the same: to improve and get more enjoyment out of the game. Excellent golf schools are available from coast to coast so you can get a good lesson or two right in your back yard.

National Golf Schools

The name says it all. National Golf Schools are available in 19 states, most of the time in multiple locations in each state. Founded by Patrick Livingston, a former PGA professional, National Golf Schools focuses on hitting instruction and on-course management. Basically that means you spend about four hours on the range working out the kinks and honing your swing. Then you hit the course and learn how to be a better, more confident golfer. All the instructors are hand-selected by Livingston. Among the instructors are former PGA and LPGA professionals, top club pros and certified teachers of the game.

America's Favorite Golf Schools

America's Favorite Golf Schools (AFGS) has more than 50 locations in 20 states. There's a bit of a different spin on your lesson in that they market their service as a learning golf vacation. They offer two-, three- and five-day lesson plans at top resort courses nationwide. Instructors are chosen based on their skill in playing the game and their ability to translate those skills to improve your game. They teach in a manner that makes the game simple and uncomplicated while showing you and allowing you to get the feel of what they call the Dream Swing.

Golf Made Simple

Golf Made Simple has four places to take lessons during the summer and five for the winter months. A three-day program, Golf Made Simple uses range instruction in the morning to help you either develop your swing or fine-tune an already consistent swing. Afternoons consist of a nine-hole practice round where you put your new swing to use and learn about course management. When you finish with the school you remain tied to the learning environment thanks to their Instructor for Life program. It gives you free access to telephone lessons whenever and wherever you might need them.

About the Author

Patrick Cameron is a freelance writer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods branding, promotions and retail communications. He works out of his home in Denver, Colo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.