Best Golf Schools in Orlando

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Orlando Golf Schools
Brad Brewer Golf Acadmey
David Leadbetter Golf Academy
Bill Madonna Golf Academy
Grand Cypress Academy of Golf

With Orlando being a premier golf destination, the primary focus is always on the vast number of golf courses in Orlando.  With more than 100 golf courses in Central Florida, Orlando is a golfer’s paradise.  Make sure you check out our list of the best golf courses in Orlando for course recommendations.

If you’re looking for golf lessons in Orlando…keep reading.  Do you want to improve your golf game during your Orlando golf vacation?  If so, here’s a list of the best golf schools in Orlando.

David Leadbetter Golf Academy

The headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy is located in Orlando at the highly rated ChampionsGate Golf Club.  Distinguishing himself as one of the world’s most prestigious golf instructors, Leadbetter opened the doors for the first Leadbetter Golf Academy in 1983.  With over 20 academies across the globe, The Leadbetter Golf Academy and its network of elite instructors continue David’s tradition of innovation and excellence by bringing premier golf instruction to players of all ages and abilities.

Shingle Creek Golf Academy

Located at the highly acclaimed Shingle Creek Golf Club, the Shingle Creek Golf Academy is a boutique-style golf academy with a personal touch.  Chris Spalla, Director of Instruction, 

took over the operations of the former Brad Brewer Golf Academy and has programs for players of all abilities.


Grand Cypress Academy of Golf

Located at the highly rated Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf features a variety of golf school programs offering one to five days of unparalleled instruction and the most advanced teaching methods to improve your performance.  Fred Griffin is the Director of Instruction at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf. Recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America, Fred is responsible for the development of all of the golf instructional programs. 

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John Hughes Golf

Located at the highly rated Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, customized golf instruction is the motto at John Hughes Golf.  Experience an Orlando Golf School customized to your specific needs, simply because your exact needs for a golf instruction are probably different from anyone else.  John Hughes Golf boasts no “cookie-cutter” methods, schedules, or claims, just pure Customized Coaching with a Customized Improvement Plan that fits your individual goals.   With more than 26 years of experience, John Hughes is one of only 358 individuals who have earned the designation of PGA Master Professional (Instruction).  

Bill Madonna Golf Academy

Located at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Orlando, the Bill Madonna Golf Academy is regarded as one of the best golf schools in Orlando.  Bill is truly a “teaching professional”.  He left a position as a Club Professional in 1975 and has spent the last 40+ years honing his skills as a teacher of the golf swing. Madonna has worked with PGA and LPGA touring professionals, mini tour players, club champions and tens of thousands of amateurs of all skill levels around the world. GOLF Magazine and GOLF Digest has annually selected Madonna as one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America” and Top Teacher in Florida.  

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Mike Bender Golf Academy

Named among the Top 25 Golf Schools in America by Golf Magazine, the Mike Bender Golf Academy features Top 100 teacher Mike Bender as Director of Instruction.  The Mike Bender Golf Academy offers completely customized programs taught by two National Teachers of the Year using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and unique proven training methods used by multiple major champions, including 2015 British Open Champion Zach Johnson.  Located at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in the northern suburbs, the Mike Bender Golf Academy is highly regarded.

The Annika Academy

Founded by 10-time major winner Annika Sorenstam, The Annika Academy is a boutique-style golf school catering to groups or individuals of all ages and skill levels. Offering single or multi-day golf experiences since 2007, it specializes in providing personalized golf instruction, expert club fittings, and custom fitness and nutrition programs.   Henri Reis, Director of Instruction, is Annika’s only swing coach during her 20-year career.