Junior golf academies can be found throughout the U.S. and are a great option for high school golfers to get instruction from top PGA and LPGA professionals. In addition to great instruction, a junior golfer can experience teamwork, living in a community, and personal development while at an academy. Below you will find some of the top junior golf academies in the U.S.
Location: Champions Gate, FL (World Headquarters)
Cost: $2,350 per week (boarding) $1,650 per week (non-boarding)
Description: 4:1 Student to coach ratio, private 1 on 1 instruction with Leadbetter, international education and accommodation available at Windermere Preparatory School
Why its unique?: 40 Locations Worldwide. Holistic approach to the game. David has helped coach players to 26 major championships and over 150 individual worldwide wins
Location: Howey-In-The-Hills, FL
Cost: Summer Camps: $2,250 per week (boarding) $1,850 per week (non-boarding)
Tournament Training: $4,950 per camp (boarding) / $4,150 per camp (non-boarding)
Description: Week Long Camps: swing video analysis, development plan & golf instruction, on course training and custom golf bags
Tournament Training Camps: Swing video analysis, development plan, golf instruction, mental training approach, housing in GGGA’s luxurious town-homes
Why its unique?: Gary is a Top 50 Golf Coach by Golf Digest. Produced 75 AJGA All-Americans – fitness and performance training for the junior unmatched by any other junior academy in the country
Location: Bradenton, FL
Cost: Single Semester: $50,700
Description: Assessment & Goal Training, Foundation Training, Scoring Skills, Tournament play
Why its unique?: No other academy has won as many junior tournaments, generated as many college golf scholarships or players on a professional tour as IMG
Location: Bluffton, SC
Cost: Approx. $63,000 a year
Description: Golf Development, college planning and placement (near 100% college placement rate), leadership and character development, housing and meals
Why its unique?: Their students have received over $52 million in scholarship money to college – instill a captain program to provide a peer leadership opportunity for students on and off the course.
Location: Hilton Head, SC / Orlando, FL
Cost: Summer Camps Range from $1,195 – $6,995
Description: Private Instruction, housing and transportation, video swing analysis, Hurricane Junior Tour and International Junior Golf Tour memberships, college placement assistance.
Why its unique?: 100% College Acceptance for their students, able to compete in 9 tournaments on nationally ranked tours with the academy
Location: Lake Mary, FL
Cost: Not Available
Description: High tech swing analysis, drills and practice techniques, tournament course management, fitness training, tournament prep and college academic prep
Why its unique?: 100% of their elite students acceptance into college, first-of-its-kind speed training course designed to increase club-head speed, training students on tournament play and how to play under different conditions
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Cost: Fall Semester: $25,500 / Spring Semester: $29,950
Description: Full evaluation of golf game, video analysis, accommodations, physical training and golf instruction Monday-Friday
Why its unique?: Travel to 11 nationally ranked events during the year, focuses on three areas of development: technical, physical and mental. Notable alumni include: Matt Kuchar, Brittany Lincicome and Bubba Dickerson
If you are looking to attend a junior golf academy, keep in mind the cost and the fact that it will be a full time job. Academies can provide personalized attention and individualized learning to sharpen your golf game and help you excel in the classroom. For additional junior golf camps and options for your junior, check out our Golf Camp for Junior’s Finder.