Florida Golf School:
Grand Cypress Academy
of Golf

A Florida golf school that is highly regarded throughout the golf community is the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf which boasts some of the most respected golf instructors in the game. Golf Magazine has named Fred Griffin, the director of Grand Cypress Academy, one of its top 100 golf teachers. Griffin has also earned accolades from Golf Digest who has named him one of the “Top 50 Greatest Teachers”.

Griffin has more than 20 years of golf teaching experience. But Fred Griffin is not the only golf instructor at Grand Cypress Academy of Golf to be so honored. According the Grand Cypress’ website, every resident instructor at the Academy has been named one of the top 50 golf instructors in the State of Florida.



This Florida golf school has also been rated one of the “Top 25 Golf Schools in America”.

The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf uses state of the art computer golf instruction as well as one-on-one instruction with the academy'’s award-winning golf teachers in one to three day programs. The golf courses at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf were designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, who also put his golf architecture skills to create three practice holes, a par 3, par 4 and a par 5.

The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf offers several different golf school formats. These include: the Fred Griffin Players School; the Grand Cypress Players School; and the Women’'s Three Day and Two Day Golf Schools.

The Fred Griffin Players School limits enrollment to 6 students per session and is open to golfers who carry a handicap of 28 or less. The student-teacher ratio is 3:1. Each session provides 16.5 hours of comprehensive training over 3 days. The program includes improving your short game not only in terms of chipping, putting and bunker work, but also on course management to improve your strategy to lower your golf score.

Golf videos and computer programs are also used to improve and strengthen your game.

Video swing analysis is presented by utilizing ModelGolf patented Model overlay teaching system which uses specific corrective drills.

Golf club recommendations at this Florida golf school are based upon ModelGolf full-swing and Flight Scope launch monitors.

Enrolment at the school also includes a 12-month membership to ModelGolf's Internet-based Personal Improvement Program.

The itinerary features two nine-hole playing lessons with Fred Griffin, voted one of America's "Top 100 Teachers" by GOLF Magazine and "Top 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest.

The package also includes two rounds on the Nicklaus designed golf course and unlimited use of the three practice holes.

For golfers with a handicap of 28 or less, the Academy offers the Grand Cypress Players School.

This is a three day program with 18 hours of intensive golf instruction. There many similarities to the Fred Griffin Players School except that the two nine-hole practice session is usually with other instructors.

The Academy also features the Three Day and Two Day Women’s Golf Schools under the tutelage of LPGA Professionals Barb Mucha and Mary Bryan.

This school has a three day program which includes 3 half days of comprehensive instruction from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Enrollment is limited to 8 students per session with two instructors making a 4:1 student to teacher ratio.

The golf school uses video swing analysis. Short game skills are also developed in the areas of putting, pitch and run chipping, and bunker play. Golf specific stretching and warm up exercises are also part of the curriculum.

Students are given on course instruction on the Academy’s practice holes (par 3, par 4 and par 5).

Students can spend the afternoon playing on the Jack Nicklaus designed Grand Cypress golf courses. Fees for instruction at the Women’s Golf School include two rounds of golf and three nights’ accommodation at the Villas of Grand Cypress or the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

From Englewood the directions to this Florida golf school at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf are quite simple.

  • Just take I-75 north to I-4 east towards Orlando.
  • Take exit #68 (Lake Buena Vista) and turn left on State Rte 535 North,
  • At the third traffic light turn left onto County Rte 535 North.
  • Drive 1 mile North (past entrance of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress) and follow signs to The Villas of Grand Cypress. The entrance is on the right.

This drive to this Florida golf school should only take a couple of hours from your retirement and vacation destination in Englewood Florida.

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