Scottsdale Golf Schools: Best in the Country

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - In addition to more than 174 courses in Scottsdale and the surrounding area, Scottsdale also offers golfers a choice of top-level golf instruction. Five of the "Top 25 Golf Schools" named by GOLF MAGAZINE for 2000-2001 are located in Scottsdale. GOLF MAGAZINE also named 11 Scottsdale golf instructors among the "Top 100 Teachers in America 2001-2002." These golf teaching professionals include: Craig Bunker, Donald Crawley and Shelby Futch of John Jacobs' Golf Schools; Peter Kostis and Paul Trittler of Kostis McCord Learning Center; Mike LaBauve, Sandy LaBauve and Timothy P. Mahoney of Golf Digest Schools; Scott Sackett of Resort Golf Schools; and Jim Flick of Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement.

Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement
A Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement golf school is located at the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. The Nicklaus/Flick experience was created in 1991 and is based on the Anti-Tension teaching and playing philosophy developed by Jack Nicklaus and Jim Flick. Winter programs are available from February through May for individuals or corporate groups. Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement offers a resort package that includes three-nights accommodation at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, three full days of personalized instruction, swing videotape analysis in the Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studioä, daily greens and cart fees, unlimited range practice, golf equipment evaluation, and special amenity gift package. Daily breakfast, lunch and refreshments are also included. For more information, call 800-642-5528 or visit

Golf Digest Schools
As a Golf Digest Schools student, you will be taught by an award-winning staff of professionals comprised of PGA and LPGA Teachers of the Year. Golf Digest Schools in Scottsdale are located at Kierland Golf Club, Talking Stick, and Troon North Golf Club. Programs are designed with individual goals in mind. Golf Digest Schools also offer ball-flight analysis and hi-tech video to help you understand the tips and techniques that produce the best results for you. For more information, call 800-243-6121 or visit

Golf Schools of Scottsdale
Golf Schools of Scottsdale specializes in personal attention. Each golfing student receives the individual instruction that best fits his or her learning needs. The learning center is located at the renowned Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale. Instruction is in small group lessons that include direction on swing, pitch, chip and putting with each student receiving extensive video analysis of golfing performance. Golf Schools of Scottsdale's package caters to individuals or couples wishing to improve their golfing skills while relaxing at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. For more information, call 800-356-6678 or visit

John Jacobs' Golf Schools
With 30 years of experience and global recognition as a leader in golf instruction, John Jacobs' Golf School is committed to teaching the sport of golf. Named after one of the most widely known and respected golf instructors in the world, Jacobs' Golf Schools have been able to continually update and modernize proven instruction methods to better teach golf students. With award-winning golf instructors, The John Jacobs teaching program specializes in personal attention, while teaching the fundamentals of golf and how they relate to the golf swing. For more information, call 800-472-5007 or visit

Resort Golf Schools

At Resort Golf Schools, located in Scottsdale at The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, Legend Trail Golf Club, and Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, you can improve your game, take a much needed weekend getaway, or impress your favorite customers at a corporate outing. Resort Golf Schools continue to follow their mission and strive to exceed customers' expectations every step of the way. From a three-day rotating golf school package to a ladies only program, Resort Golf Schools offer something for every golfer. For more information, call 800-767-3574.

Kostis/McCord Learning Center
Located at one of Scottsdale's prime golfing locations, the challenging Grayhawk Golf Course, the Kostis/McCord Learning Center offers a professional staff and customized golf instruction. The award-winning instructors include PGA tour professionals and CBS commentators Peter Kostis and Gary McCord. The program caters to the individual golfing student with half-day workshops that tone up golfing skills to five-day Scoring School aimed to help lower golf scores. Also included is the complimentary club fitting and professional video analysis. For more information, call 888-506-7786 or visit

Lyford Scottsdale Golf School
At the Lyford Scottsdale Golf School, students have the opportunity to be challenged by one of the best golf instructors in the Southwest, Keith Lyford. Lyford and his staff have taught more than 34,000 golfers at every skill level. Golfers can better refine their skills in small group instruction during a one-, two- or three-day program and later receive extensive video analysis of their swing. Lyford's outdoor classroom is set against the majestic Camelback Mountains on the McCormick Ranch Golf Course. For more information, call 800-238-2424 or visit


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