The Golf Academy includes facilities and services which enables golfers of all standards from the beginner to touring professional, to improve their playing ability.

The Academy is a world-renowned centre of excellence for both teaching and learning the game of golf and is the Spanish home of the Golf Union of Wales, providing practice facilities for its Elite National and County squad members.

It also provides training facilities for National squads, English County Golf Union teams, PGA European Tour and LET members.

Practice Facilities

The Desert Springs Golf Academy offers specially designated practice areas that are specifically designed to offer every challenge of the game and include:

A 20 bay covered driving range with permanent astro turf mats

A grass practice area of 2000m2

Target greens

Fairway and green side bunkers

Putting green

Chipping green

2 Huxley All Weather Practice Areas

The GASP Studio – A separate facility which is equipped with the world's most advanced video teaching system, as used on the Sky Sports Golf Extra show; the GASP Audiovisual and simulation system. The GASP system allows you to benefit from an instantaneous view of your swing.

The Academy Courses and Lessons

The Professionals

Every one of our PGA qualified teaching golf professionals possess exceptional skills and attributes that make them not only peerless instructors, but seasoned experts. They have earned their reputation not only through years of dedication to the development of golf skills, but in helping their pupils to realise their full potential. They are friendly, enthusiastic and committed to the golf development of each pupil providing the most comprehensive golf teaching service available.

Simon Coaker

- Director of Golf

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Simon-Coaker       Simon Coaker, Director of Golf

 

Professional Profile

Name: Simon Coaker

Nationality: British

Qualifications

  • Fully qualified member of the British PGA since 1991
  • Qualified British PGA golf instructor
  • Golf instructional writer for various magazines
  • Previous Misuno golf school instructor
  • Spanish & English speaking

Playing Achievements

  • Played USA Mini Tour
  • Eastleigh Pro-Am Winner
  • Lowest Score in PGA event 63
  • USA Arizona Pro-Am Winner

What's in the bag?

  • Irons : Mizuno 3-SW T-Zoid Pro precision rifle FCM 7.2 steel shafts
  • Driver : Titleist 7.5 precision rifle FCM 7.0 steel shaft 3 Wood : Adams Tight Lies Tour 13
  • Wedge : 60 Cleveland
  • Putter : Odyssey 2 ball
  • Golf Ball : Titleist Pro-V1 100 Compression
  • Golf Glove : Nike Dri-Fit Elite feel leather

Malcolm Lacey

- Golf Operations Manager

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Malcolm Lacey       Malcolm Lacey, Golf Operations Manager

 

Professional Profile

Name: Malcolm Lacey

Nationality: British

Qualifications

  • Class AA professional from British PGA
  • Graduated certificate of Excellence at The Gleneagles Hotel
  • 8 years experience in corporate events on both European and USPGA Tours
  • Spanish & English Speaking

What's in the bag?

  • Driver: Titleist 917D 12 degree Loft. X-STIFF Flex  diamana shaft
  • 3-Wood : Nike Vapor Pro 17 degree Flex: X-STIFF Shaft : Diamana
  • Irons : Nike Pro-combo 3-pw, X-Stiff flex Dynamic Gold Steel
  • Wedges: Nike Engage 52 +58 degree
  • Putter : Nike Model . B1-07 HEEL/TOE BLADE
  • SHOES: Nike lunar control 4

Aldo Martin

- Teaching Professional

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Aldo Martin       Aldo Martin, Teaching Professional

 

Professional Profile

Name: Aldo Martin

Nationality: Italian

Qualifications

  • Martin has taught all levels and abilities of golfer for over 20 years
  • Certified Titleist TPI instructor
  • Completed David Ledbetter coaching certificate
  • Spanish, Italian & English Speaking

What's in the bag?

  • Driver: Titleist 917D. Flex-Stiff diamana shaft
  • Irons : Titleist AP2 3-pw. Flex-Stiff S-300
  • Wedges: 52 + 58 degree model: SM-6
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron

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