Hartpury College Golf Academy Complete Their Annual Golf Winter Training Camp At Desert Springs Resort

Matt Ellis, Golf Academy Manager & PGA Instructor, Paul Johnson, Level One Tutor & and Joanne Cawthorne, P.A to the Performance Director at Hartpury College Golf Academy, accompanied twenty-nine (29) students aged between 16 – 19 years for 5-days of warm weather winter training at the Desert Springs Resort between Sunday 04th – Friday 09th February.



Student George Bryant-Stroud of the England Regional Squad remarked:

“I can’t get enough of the practice facilities, the chipping green is so good, its perfect for my preparation for the season, thank you for a great week!”


“I just love coming back to Desert Springs every year, what more can I say!”


“Great golf course, great facilities and great service, thank you!”


Those are the verdicts of Adrian Mylrea and Alex Sadler respectively, both 17-year-old full time students from the Hartpury College Golf Academy.



The training camp utilized the excellent practice facilities at the Desert Springs Golf Academy where the PGA Instructors were able provide one-to-one tuition and take advantage of the use of the Desert Springs short game academy prior to the students embarking on their rounds on The Indiana course.


Matt Ellis: Golf Academy Manager & PGA Instructor at the Hartpury College Golf Academy remarked:


“Another great trip.

The course was excellent as were the practice facilities.

The food was fantastic all week and all of the staff at the resort were most helpful. We really can’t fault our stay.”


Paul Johnson, Level One Tutor at the Hartpury College Golf Academy commented:

“I look forward to the trip to Desert Springs every year and it never disappoints. Great facilities and a golf course that I never get tired of playing and all of the staff were amazing as usual.”


Joanne Cawthorne, P.A to the Performance Director remarked:

“Fantastic facilities, the food was excellent and the welcome we received again was fabulous.”


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 the ‘The Crocodile Club’ Restaurant.


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.


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