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Golf Tuition Holidays with Stuart Smith PGA

The Golf Travel People work in partnership with The Stuart Smith Golf Academy to offer high quality residential golf tuition holidays in Spain and Portugal.

Stuart has over 20 years professional coaching experience and uses every part of it in making sure that he delivers a beneficial lesson to you each and every time.

Stuart has spent the last 12 years focusing on the short game and has now established himself as one of the leading short game coaches.

His book “7 Steps To Heavenly Chipping” and 2 training aids designed by Stuart are currently being sold throughout Europe, USA & Canada.  The “Putt Easy” is under the Odyssey brand and the “Connect Easy” strap is branded Callaway.

So, don’t miss out on a chance to transform your short game, as well as having a great time with other golfers at fantastic venues just like many other golfers already have:

“Fabulous trip, impressive golf course, and it was great seeing old friends and making new ones. Lots and lots of laughs !!! Well done Stuart.”
“Great golfing holiday! First timers on one of Stuart’s “short game” improvement holidays and came away with so much more understanding of all aspects of chipping, pitching and putting! Couldn’t wait to get out and put into practice what we had worked on.”

See below for details of Stuart Smith Golf Academy residential tuition breaks which cater for all ages and standards of golfer, so why not contact Stuart now on 07766 733560 or email stuart@stuartsmithgolfacademy.com to discuss your requirements?

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Upcoming scheduled residential tuition breaks are as follows:

Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo, Murcia, Spain

Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo 4*
7th – 14th September 2022

  • Twin £1145pp (ex flights)
  • Single £1380pp (ex flights)
  • 7 Nights Half Board
  • 5 Rounds Hacienda del Alamo
  • Unlimited use of 6 hole course
  • Range balls every day

Stuart says “This resort is absolutely stunning, and I would say is the best hotel to date that I have organised a golf trip to. The hotel is recently fully refurbished with stunning pool facilities, and within a stones throw of the club house.

This resort has an 18 hole golf course, 6 hole academy course, 2 tier driving range with a grass tee, Chipping/bunker green and 2 putting greens which makes this a perfect venue.

On this trip everyone will have a 6 hole playing lesson before each game out on the main course, and immediately after this you will be able to hit some balls on the range to work on what you’ve been taught before starting your round. The idea here is to give you key pointers that will enable you to play better golf each time. Very rarely can we run tuition like this due to different venues, so make the most of this one having a 6 hole academy course.”

ITINERARY

Wednesday 7th September 

  • Travel to resort
  • In the afternoon feel free to use the six hole course

Thursday 8th September 

  • 09:00 – Group A, B, C six hole lesson
  • 10:00 – Group D, E, F six hole lesson
  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Practice on the range
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 9th September

  • 09:00 – Group A, B, C six hole lesson
  • 10:00 – Group D, E, F six hole lesson
  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Practice on the range
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Saturday 10th September 

  • 09:00 – Group A, B, C six hole lesson
  • 10:00 – Group D, E, F six hole lesson
  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Practice on the range
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 11th September

  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Swing check on the range
  • 10:45 –  Six hole challenge

Monday 12th September

  • 09:00 – Group A, B, C six hole lesson
  • 10:00 – Group D, E, F six hole lesson
  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Practice on the range
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Tuesday 13th September 

  • 09:00 – Group A, B, C six hole lesson
  • 10:00 – Group D, E, F six hole lesson
  • 09:30 – 10:30 – Practice on the range
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Wednesday 14th September 

  • Travel Home

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Marrakech, Morocco

Hotel du Golf Rotana 5*
19th – 26th November 2022

  • Twin £1495pp excluding flights
  • Single £1750pp excluding flights

Includes:

  • 7 nights half board
  • 5 rounds of golf
  • All tuition
  • Full use of practice facilities
  • Airport transfers included for guests arriving/departing on the same flights as the main group (details TBC; please speak to Stuart for flight details)

Stuart says “At Hotel du Golf Rotana you can enjoy five-star luxury and world-class facilities which will leave you wanting more!

This Golf Tuition Holiday trip is all about you, your game and what areas you need to improve. Every golfer needs to start and finish each hole as well as possible (Driving & Putting) and these two areas you can expect to improve whilst on this trip, as well as your short game.

Putting – firstly you will have your setup checked on the EyeLine Golf mirrors and then using the GCQuad you will have the quality of your path, strike and roll measured. Once these have been improved we will then help you to improve the most important aspect of putting… speed control. On the last day you will have another session on the GCQuad to see your improvement.

Driving – using the GCQuad you will have your drives measured for distance and dispersion. Over the week we will work on your technique to not only increase your driving distance, but at the same time to increase your fairway hit percentage. On the last day you will have another session on the GCQuad to see your improvement.

Short Game – over the week you will have plenty of opportunity to take your chipping to another level, as well as to finally quash those sand demons.

If you wish to have further tuition on any part of your game after you have played, both Owen and myself will be about to help.”

ITINERARY

Golf Club Rotana Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Sunday 20th November 2022

  • Travel

Sunday 20th November 2022

  • 9:00-9:45 – Set up and backswing for driver
  • 9:45-10:30 – Set up and tempo for putting
  • 11:00 – 18 holes of golf

Monday 21st November 2022

  • 9:00-9:45 – Power build up for driver
  • 9:45-10:30 – Ball align and putter face control for putting
  • 11:00 – 18 holes of golf

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

  • 9:00-9:30 – Pitching ball flight control
  • 9:30-10:00 – Chipping energy control
  • 10:00-10:30 – Bunker impact control
  • 11:00 – 18 holes of golf

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

  • Free Day
Golf Club Rotana Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Thursday 24th November 2022

  • 9:00-9:45 – Spin control for driving (draw/fade)
  • 9:45-10:30 – Pace control for putting
  • 11:00 – 18 holes of golf

Friday 25th November 2022

  • 09:00-09:45 – Driver general check
  • 09:45-10:30 – Putting general check
  • 11:00 – 18 holes of golf

Saturday 26th November 2022

  • Travel home

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DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Golf & Beach Resort, Costa de la Luz, Spain

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Golf & Beach Resort

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

Four 1-week residential tuition breaks between 20th January – 17th February 2023

  • 7 nights Single £1395 (ex flights)
  • 7 nights Twin £1145 (ex flights)

Each week includes:

  • Half Board
  • Return transfers from Faro Airport
  • Drinks with evening meal (Wine, Beer, soft drinks)
  • 5 Rounds
  • Range balls
  • Tuition

Dates (feel free to book 1, 2, 3 or even all 4 weeks!):

  • Week 1: 20th – 27th January 2023
  • Week 2: 27th January – 3rd February 2023
  • Week 3: 3rd – 10th February 2023
  • Week 4: 10th -17th February 2023

Stuart says “due to popular demand for winter coaching trips with Golf Tuition Holidays, we are pleased to be able to offer you a choice of weeks/formats for the first time. Below you will see a full months worth of coaching where we will be stationed at the fantastic and recently fully refurbished Double Tree by Hilton Islantilla Beach Golf Resort for four weeks between January and February 2023. The cost per week is the same whether you decide to come for one, two, three or all four weeks. Below you will see what coaching is going to happen on each week and who the professionals will be, and we’ve got some fantastic weeks organised for you.”


 

 

 

WEEK 1: 20th-27th January 2023
Mizuno Staff Tour Pro Experience
Professionals – Giles Evans & Owen Mills

What a couple of great weeks we’ve got for you here, as you will benefit by gaining experience from our tour professional and Mizuno Staff Player Giles Evans and his caddy Owen Mills (also a professional). They will explain and show you how to improve areas of your game such as a simple but effective warm up, pre shot routine, course management, mindset and so much more. You will get plenty of game time with both professionals as well as having them work on your games off the course.

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

Friday 20th January 2023

  • Travel to resort

Saturday 21st January 2023

  • 09:30-12:00 – Q&A session with Giles & Owen about how to stretch and warm up before every game, followed by the importance of a solid pre shot routine. The professionals will then work on everyone’s set up and pre shot routine, giving you your personal one to suit your needs.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 22nd January 2023

  • 09:30-12:00 – Q&A on Putting, Chipping & Bunkers with Giles & Owen to see exactly how, what and why they practice these three vital areas of the game. The professionals will then work on your game in these three areas, making sure to give you a solid practice regime that you can use for the rest of the season.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Monday 23rd January 2023

  • 09:30-11:00 – Giles & Owen will explain and demonstrate how they work on distance control and ball flight control for pitching, before giving you personal instruction on how you can improve yours.
  • 12:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Tuesday 24th January 2023

  • Day Off

Wednesday 25th January 2023

  • 09:00-10:00 – Warm up on the range and short game area.
  • 10:30 – Tee off 18 holes, where the professionals will play a few holes with each group and give individual advice on how you can improve your scoring.

Thursday 26th January 2023

  • 09:00-10:00 – Warm up on the range and short game area.
  • 10:30 – Tee off 18 holes, where the professionals will play a few holes with each group and give individual advice on how you can improve your scoring.

Friday 27th January 2023

  • Travel home or Day off

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

WEEK 2: 27th January – 3rd February 2023
Short Game Masterclass
Professionals – Stuart Smith, Owen Mills, Giles Evans

This week will see you start by being tested on your putting, chipping, pitching and bunkers which will give you a score for each discipline. Throughout the week we will be working on your technique and mental side for all four areas before re testing you at the end of the week, where I’m 100% confident in you improving your score. Improving your short game is so much more than just improving your technique, you also need to improve your understanding of each shot as well as picking the correct shot, and all these skills you will improve on in this week.

Friday 27th January 2023

  • Travel to resort

Saturday 28th January 2023

  • 09:00-11:30 – All golfers will be given a time where you be tested on your Putting, Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching.
  • 11:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 29th January 2023

  • 09:00-10:30 – You will be split into three groups, where you will all spend 30 minutes each working on the correct set up for Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching, and understanding each shot correctly.
  • 10:30-11:00 – Putting set up and tempo.
  • 12:00 – Tee off 18 holes
DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

Monday 30th January 2023

  • 09:00-10:30 – You will be split into three groups, where you will all spend 30 minutes each working on technique & strike for Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching.
  • 10:30-11:00 – Working on starting your putts on line by using putting gates.
  • 12:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Tuesday 31st January 2023

  • Day off

Wednesday 1st February 2023

  • 09:00-10:30 – You will be split into three groups, where you will all spend 30 minutes each working on landing zones/distance control for Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching and understanding what club works best from where.
  • 10:30-11:00 – Learning how to hole out better when putting.
  • 12:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Thursday 2nd February 2023

  • 09:00-11:30 – All golfers will be given a time to be retested on your Putting, Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching.
  • 11:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 3rd February 2023

  • Travel home or Day off

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

WEEK 3: 3rd-10th February 2023
Long Game Distance & Accuracy
Professionals – Stuart Smith, Owen Mills, Giles Evans

Driver, fairway woods and hybrids, who doesn’t want to hit these longer and straighter? So this week is your chance to improve yours ready for the season ahead. At the start of the week everyone will have their driver club speed, ball speed, dispersion and distances measured on the GCQuad launch monitor. Throughout the week we will work on your technique so that we improve your club head speed, ball speed and ball control, which will ultimately improve your distance and dispersion, allowing you to shoot lower scores. At the end of the week we will retest you to see how much you have improved. You will also receive some advice whilst out on the course.

Friday 3rd February 2023

  • Travel to resort

Saturday 4th February 2023

  • 09:00-12:00 – This session will see you hit some balls on the range with your driver before having your turn on the GCQuad launch monitor. We will use this data to form your personal tuition structure for the week and you will receive your first lesson straight after.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 5th February 2023

  • 09:00-09:45 – Working on your driving lesson under guidance from one of the three professionals.
  • 09:45-10:30 – improving your strike for fairway woods and hybrids.
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Monday 6th February 2023

  • 09:00-12:00 – A roll up practice session where you will be retested on the GCQuad to see how your improving and then another personal lesson.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes
DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

Tuesday 7th February 2023

  • Day off

Wednesday 8th February 2023

  • 09:00-09:45 – Working on your driving lesson under guidance from one of the three professionals.
  • 09:45-10:30 – improving your strike for fairway woods and hybrids.
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Thursday 9th February 2023

  • 09:00-12:00 – A roll up practice session where you will work on your driving under the guidance of one of the professionals before your final go on the GCQuad to see how much you’ve improved.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 10th February 2023

  • Travel home or Day off

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

WEEK 4: 10th-17th February 2023
Mizuno Staff Tour Pro Experience
Professionals – Giles Evans, Owen Mills

Here you will benefit by gaining experience from our tour professional and Mizuno Staff Player Giles Evans and his caddy Owen Mills (also a professional). They will explain and show you how to improve areas of your game such as a simple but effective warm up, pre shot routine, course management, mindset and so much more. You will get plenty of game time with both professionals as well as having them work on your games off the course.

Friday 10th February 2023

  • Travel to resort

Saturday 11th February 2023

  • 09:30-12:00 – Q&A session with Giles & Owen about how to stretch and warm up before every game, followed by the importance of a solid pre shot routine. The professionals will then work on everyone’s set up and pre shot routine, giving you your personal one to suit your needs.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes
DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

Sunday 12th February 2023

  • 09:30-12:00 – Q&A on Putting, Chipping & Bunkers with Giles & Owen to see exactly how, what and why they practice these three vital areas of the game. The professionals will then work on your game in these three areas, making sure to give you a solid practice regime that you can use for the rest of the season.
  • 13:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Monday 13th February 2023

  • 09:30-11:00 – Giles & Owen will explain and demonstrate how they work on distance control and ball flight control for pitching, before giving you personal instruction on how you can improve yours.
  • 12:00 – Tee off 18 holes

Tuesday 14th February 2023

  • Day Off

Wednesday 15th February 2023

  • 09:00-10:00 – Warm up on the range and short game area.
  • 10:30 – Tee off 18 holes, where the professionals will play a few holes with each group and give individual advice on how you can improve your scoring.

Thursday 16th February 2023

  • 09:00-10:00 – Warm up on the range and short game area.
  • 10:30 – Tee off 18 holes, where the professionals will play a few holes with each group and give individual advice on how you can improve your scoring.

Friday 17th February 2023

  • Travel home

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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain - February/March 2021

5* Elba Palace – Fuerteventura 2021

Elba Palace Hotel, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Original dates 24th February – 3rd or 6th March 2021 to be rebooked ASAP – please contact Stuart to express your interest in joining this excellent tuition trip when dates are reconfirmed

7 or 10 night options available

7 night stays

  • Twin £1300pp excluding flights
  • Single £1595pp excluding flights

10 night stays

  • Twin £1745pp excluding flights
  • Single £2150pp excluding flights

Includes:

  • 7 or 10 nights at Elba Palace 5* Half Board
  • Unlimited Golf at Fuerterventura GC including trolleys
  • 1 range token each day
  • All tuition
  • MAX 24 GOLFERS

Stuart says “The Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel is adults-only and one of only two 5* hotels on the island, and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed from start to finish.

The hotel is situated on the course with breakfast views of watching golfers on the driving range, it really is that convenient. The trip is price excluding flights and transfers as the hotel is only 10 minutes taxi from the airport, and you have the option to book for 7 or 10 nights.

This holiday is going to focus on the short game and in particular chipping, and you can expect to return from this trip with a wealth of knowledge in this area.

We will also cover putting and pitching and fixing any swing issues you may have once out there.

The tuition will be split into two groups with one group running mostly from 0900 – 1000 and the other 1000 – 1100”

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Wednesday 24th February 2021

  • Travel to resort and if you are there early enough, you have the option to play some golf

Thursday 25th February 2021

  • 0900 – 0930 Group A – Putting Setup using EyeLine mirrors
  • 0930 – 1000 Group B – Putting Setup using EyeLine mirrors
  • 1000 – 1030 Group A – Reading Greens/ The Grain
  • 1030 – 1100 Group B – Reading Greens/ The Grain
  • 1130 Tee Off 18 Holes
Fuerteventura Gof Club, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Friday 26th February 2021

  • 0900 – 1000 Group B – Chipping Setup using the Core Board
  • 1000 – 1100 Group A – Chipping Setup using the Core Board
  • 1130 Tee Off 18 Holes

Saturday 27th February 2021

  • 0900 – 1000 Group A – Chipping Technique & Strike
  • 1000 – 1100 Group B – Chipping Technique & Strike
  • 1130 Tee Off 18 Holes

Sunday 28th February 2021

  • 0900 – 1000 Group A – Pitching Setup & Strike
  • 1000 – 1100 Group B – Advanced Pitching
  • 1130 Tee Off 18 Holes

Monday 1st March 2021

  • 0900 – 1000 Group A – Chipping Landing Zones & Run Value
  • 1000 – 1100 Group B – Chipping Landing Zones & Run Value
  • 1130 Tee Off 18 Holes

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

  • 0900 – 0930 Everyone – Putting Q&A
  • 0930 – 1030 Everyone – Chipping Q&A
  • 1030 – 1100 Everyone – Pitching Q&A
  • 1200 Tee Off 18 Holes

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

  • Travel Home for those staying 7 nights or Day Off for those extending their stay to 10 nights

Thursday 4th March 2021

  • 0930 Range Practice
  • 1030 Tee Off 18 Holes & On Course Tuition

Friday 5th March 2021

  • 0930 Range Practice
  • 1030 Tee Off 18 Holes & On Course Tuition

Saturday 6th March 2021

  • Travel Home

If you are looking for a private golf tuition holiday check out Stuart’s own website to read more about the services available

Contact Stuart on 07766 733560 to book your next golf tuition break now! More info

Please note that all bookings for tuition holidays are made directly with Stuart at Golf Tuition Holidays and are not covered by the usual PTS Financial Failure scheme unlike bookings made directly with The Golf Travel People.