Where are the best golf schools in Europe?

Published on 25th March 2020 by Dan Thomson

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If you’re considering a golf tuition holiday, then you might want to take a look where some of the best golf schools in Europe are. Below are just a few of the most prestigious and highly regarded golf schools on the continent:

La Cala Golf Academy

La Cala Golf Academy

Among the best golf schools in Europe is the La Cala Golf Academy. The school offers both one to one tuition as well as group lessons, if you want to go with your friends. Additionally, don’t worry about your skill level as the instructors, who are multilingual teach classes for both beginners and experienced professionals. Moreover, there are a range of programs for your tuition and the club is built around honing and improving your talents with features such as a 6 hole course to practise your short game, as well as chipping and putting areas alongside a grass driving range. Located between the beautiful Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the Mediterranean, you are sure to hone your skills with a stunning backdrop.


La Manga Resort Golf Academy

La Manga Resort

La Manga is a hugely respected school and to many, the premier golf academy in Europe. La Manga offers around 300 days of sunshine a year and has won multiple awards for both its training program and its courses, with the 2015 World Golf Awards dubbing it the ‘best golf hotel in Spain’. There are three 18 hole courses as well as the smaller 9 hole course for the academy thus giving beginners and intermediate players the chance to test themselves in the same place, something which is perfect if you want to go somewhere with mixed ability friends. Throw in the newly created Golf Training Centre and you can see why the venue receives such consistent acclaim. Furthermore, once you’re done with the day’s sessions, relax in the 2,000sqm spa and fitness centre, or dine at one of the 20 bars and restaurants before having a great night’s sleep in their 5 star hotels and 4 star serviced apartments.


GMS Golf School

Portugal has also produced a number of great golf players from their academies and the GMS Golf School has a very strong reputation in this regard. The school offers 4 hours in the morning to enhance your skills and grow your confidence, whilst the afternoon is based around playing on the 9 hole with an instructor. GMS is well known for its offering of precise and detailed training so that you can see quick results both on the driving range and the course.


Monte Rei Golf & Country Club Golf Academy

Monte Rei Golf Academy

Another highly respected Portuguese golf school is the Monte Rei Golf Academy in the Algarve. The club prides itself on personalising its teaching so that your money and time can be tailored towards your strengths and weaknesses.  The PGA professionals take steps to improve your swing and the actionable tactics to improve your score. The course also has state of the art facilities and being based in the sunny Algarve means you’ll be able to enjoy some wonderful food and relaxation at the local golden beaches.


St Andrew’s Golf Course

If you wanted to stay closer to home then you could do no worse than the famous St Andrew’s, the home of golf. The academy here uses tried and tested methods to unlock a player’s potential and then supports this with the stellar indoor and outdoor facilities. The training programme is flexible and therefore if you are a beginner, the team will work with you on the basics whilst regular players will be analysed and specific strengths and weaknesses to help you develop your skill set. There may be no better place to learn the game than the place where it all started.


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Dan is the owner of The Golf Travel People and has many years of experience in golf travel

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