The List: Top 25 Golf Schools in America

Top Golf Schools

Chunking wedges? Slicing irons? Fix every fault in your game in as little as three days at the nation's top learning centers, the ultimate stops for expert advice, state-of-the-art technology, personalized attention and — lest we forget — a lot of fun. (An explanation of the selection criteria is here.)

Rates are for 3-day programs unless noted. For a complete list of school programs and other locations, visit the websites listed on this page.

WRIGHT BALANCE GOLF ACADEMY
Mission Viejo, Calif.
wrightbalance.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,195
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Over 25 hours of total instruction based on Dr. Wright's science-proven approach.
Tips from Top 100 Teacher Dr. David Wright

KRIS MOE GOLF SCHOOLS
Glen Ellen, Calif.
krismoegolfschools.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,275
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Small learning groups give you more for your buck; excellent wine-country locale.

VISION 54
Phoenix, Ariz.
vision54.com
WHAT IT COSTS $2,495
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Two Top 100 teachers on staff; innovative programs emphasize scoring, not swinging.

BUTCH HARMON SCHOOL OF GOLF
Las Vegas, Nev.
butchharmon.com
WHAT IT COSTS $2,900 (incl. lodging)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO A 2:1 student-teacher ratio means you'll get the hands-on attention you deserve.

EXTRAORDINARY GOLF
Carmel, Calif.
extraordinarygolf.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,200-$1,850
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Innovative program customizes lessons to complement your physical abilities.

AVIARA GOLF ACADEMY
Carlsbad, Calif.
kipgolf.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,795
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Led by Top 100 Teacher Kip Puterbaugh; come prepared — 8 hours of lessons a day.

McGETRICK GOLF ACADEMY
Denver, Colo.
mcgetrickgolf.com
WHAT IT COSTS $975
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Top 100 teacher Mike McGetrick goes all out; intense digital analysis and fittings.

JIM MCLEAN GOLF SCHOOL - TEXAS
Ft. Worth, Tex.
jimmclean.com
WHAT IT COSTS $2,295
WHY YOU SHOULD GO The new 14,000-sq. ft. performance center alone is worth the price of admission.

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