Hartpury College Golf Academy


Three Hartpury College Golf Academy PGA Instructors accompanied thirty-four students aged between 15 – 18 years for 5-days of warm weather winter training at the Desert Springs Resort between 9th & 14th February.


The Hartpury College Golf Academy provides players with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and golfing skills by offering regular coaching and playing time.  PGA Professionals at Hartpury College provide the coaching and practice sessions, which take place around academic sessions, so that students are developing both their academic and golfing abilities.


“This is my second year coming to Desert Springs Resort with Hartpury College, and it is fair to say that the high standard of the accommodation and condition of the Indiana golf course and golf academy practice facilities have been kept impeccable.”


“Desert Springs is a fantastic resort with a golf course you would not miss any opportunity to play on. The resort has beautiful surroundings and I have had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it to others.”


Those are the verdicts of 18-year-old Matt Aston and 17-year old Sarah Riddeu respectively, two full time students at Hartpury College.


The students and officials were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining each evening in El Torrente Restaurant.


During their time at the resort the players have utilized the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and played the Indiana golf course.


Hannath Stradding commented of her experience at Desert Springs: –


“This is my second visit to Desert Springs Resort and if anything the course and facilities have improved. The staff here are very accommodating and the facilities are second to none. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute at Desert Springs and would not hesitate to recommend the resort to anybody.”


Richard King, Academy Manager at Hartpury College Golf Academy commented:


“Another fantastic week at Desert Springs Resort and plenty of playing and practice in the sun! The staff and facilities are outstanding and I would recommend the resort to any golfer.”


For further information on The Hartpury College Golf Academy visit their official website www.hartpury.ac.uk