The List: Top 25 Golf Schools in America

Charlie Axel Woods
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 since he injured his knee in June 2008.

CHUCK COOK GOLF ACADEMY
Austin, Tex.
bartoncreek.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,750
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Kicks off with 9 hours of intense lessons on Day 1 led by teaching legend Chuck Cook.

ACADEMY OF GOLF DYNAMICS
Austin, Tex.
golfdynamics.com
WHAT IT COSTS $950-$1,095
WHY YOU SHOULD GO One of the greatest collections of minds in golf; 3-hole Nicklaus teaching course.

KAPALUA GOLF ACADEMY
Lahaina, Maui, Hi.
kapalua.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,295
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Incredible 23-acre practice facility, top-level staff, and the best views in golf.

JACK NICKLAUS ACADEMY OF GOLF
St. George, Utah
ledges.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,250
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Low student-teacher ratio, state-of-the-art facilities and teaching tools in a true oasis.

TODD SONES IMPACT GOLF
Vernon Hills, Ill.
toddsones.com
WHAT IT COSTS $495 (1-day program)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Top 100 Teacher-led school is an intense lesson in scoring just a cab ride from the Loop.

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN GOLF SCHOOL
Thompsonville, Mich.
crystalmountain.com
WHAT IT COSTS $739 (incl. lodging)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Morning lessons followed by afternoon playing lessons in a true vacation setting.

RICK SMITH GOLF ACADEMY
Gaylord, Mich.
treetops.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,195 (3-day program)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Innovative lesson plan includes on-course filming, not just on the lesson tee.

KINGSMILL RESORT GOLF ACADEMY
Williamsburg, Va.
kingsmill.com
WHAT IT COSTS $1,671 (incl. lodging)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO It's a golf vacation wrapped in a golf school; excellent total-game experience.

PINEHURST GOLF ACADEMY
Pinehurst, N.C.
pinehurst.com
WHAT IT COSTS $2,045 (incl. lodging)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Let Top 100 Teacher Eric Alpenfels improve your swing, then test it on Pinehurst No. 2.

DANA RADER/ BALLANTYNE RESORT
Charlotte, N.C.
danarader.com
WHAT IT COSTS $795
WHY YOU SHOULD GO One of the best school values; Top 100 teacher Dana Rader hosts a variety of programs.
Tips from Top 100 Teacher Dana Rader

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