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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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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain - January/February 2023

5* Elba Palace – Fuerteventura Jan/Feb 2023

Elba Palace Hotel, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

7 or 10 night options available

7 night stays

  • Twin £1395pp excluding flights
  • Single £1695pp excluding flights

10 night stays

  • Twin £1895pp excluding flights
  • Single £2295pp excluding flights

Includes:

  • 7 or 10 nights at Elba Palace 5* Half Board
  • 5 or 8 rounds of golf at Fuerterventura GC including trolleys
  • Unlimited range balls
  • 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 trip is going to have two main tuition focuses, Driving and Chipping along with smaller focus on Pitching, Bunkers and Putting.

Driving – we will not only being improving your distance and accuracy we will also teach you how to control the ball flight shape – Draw & Fade.

Chipping – everyone will go through a simple chipping test where we will score you. We will work hard on every aspect of your chipping through your stay before retesting you at the end, where you will see how much you have improved.

Pitching, Bunkers, Putting – set up is key for all three of these shots and that’s what we will focus on, along with some technique tips

ITINERARY

Sunday 22nd January 2023

  • Travel to resort and if you are there early enough some people can take their chipping test in the afternoon.

Monday 23rd January 2023

  • 09:00 – Chipping test (individual 15 min slots)
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes
Fuerteventura Gof Club, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Tuesday 24th January 2023

  • 09:00-09:45 – Understanding your run value for each club
  • 09:45-10:30 – Understanding your run value for each club
  • 10:30-11:15 – Building up extra power for driving in backswing
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Wednesday 25th January 2023

  • 09:00-09:45 – Mastering a solid strike for all chip shots
  • 09:45-10:30 – Mastering a solid strike for all chip shots
  • 10:30-11:15 – Using the ground to send your drives longer
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Thursday 26th January 2023

  • 09:00-09:45 – Putting set up and stroke tempo
  • 09:00-09:45 – Bunker set up and impact focus
  • 09:45-10:30 – Putting set up and stroke tempo
  • 09:45-10:30 – Bunker set up and impact focus
  • 10:30-11:15 – Pitching set up and extension
  • Afternoon off

Friday 27th January 2023

  • 09:00-09:45 – understanding set up for tricky lies when chipping
  • 09:45-10:30 – understanding set up for tricky lies when chipping
  • 10:30-11:15 – understanding how to hit draw and fade with a driver
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Saturday 28th January 2023

  • 09:00 – Chipping test (individual 15 min slots)
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 29th January 2023

  • 7 nighters travel home
  • 10 nighters day off

Monday 30th January 2023

  • 10:00 – Tee off 18 holes for playing assessment

Tuesday 31st January 2023

  • 09:00-11:00 – individual lesson working on your weak point
  • 11:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Wednesday 1st February 2023

  • 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*

17th – 31st March 2023

  • 7 nights Single £1455 (ex flights)
  • 7 nights Twin £1225 (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 or 2 weeks!):

  • Week 1: 17th – 24th March 2023
  • Week 2: 24th – 31st March 2023

Stuart says “due to popular demand for winter/spring coaching trips with GTH, we are pleased to be able to offer you a choice of weeks/formats for the first time.
Below you will see two very different weeks of coaching where we will be stationed at the fantastic and recently fully refurbished Double Tree by Hilton Islantilla Beach Golf Resort for the last two weeks of March 2023.
The cost per week is the same whether you decide to come for one or both 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: 17th-24th March 2023
Mizuno Staff Tour Pro Experience
Professionals – Giles Evans & Owen Mills

What a great week 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 17th March 2023

  • Travel to resort

Saturday 18th March 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.
  • 13:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 19th March 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.
  • 13:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Monday 20th March 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.
  • 13:30 – Tee off 18 holes

Tuesday 21st March 2023

  • Day Off

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

  • 08:30- 09:30 – Warm up on the range and short game area.
  • 09:30 – 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 23rd March 2023

  • 08:30- 09:30 – Warm up on the range and short game area.
  • 09:30 – 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 24th March 2023

  • Travel home or Day off

DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

WEEK 2: 24th – 31st March 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 24th March 2023

  • Travel to resort

Saturday 25th March 2023

  • 08:30 – Tee off 18 holes
  • 14:30-16:00 – All golfers will be given a time where you be tested on your Putting, Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching.

Sunday 26th March 2023

  • 08:30 – Tee off 18 holes
  • 14:30-16:00 – 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.
  • 16:00-16:30 – Putting set up and tempo.
DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach & Golf 4*

Monday 27th March 2023

  • 08:30 – Tee off 18 holes
  • 14:30-16:00 – You will be split into three groups, where you will all spend 30 minutes each working on technique & strike for Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching.
  • 16:00-16:30 – Working on starting your putts on line by using putting gates.

Tuesday 28th March 2023

  • Day off

Wednesday 29th March 2023

  • 08:30 – Tee off 18 holes
  • 14:30-16:00 – 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.
  • 16:00-16:30 – Learning how to hole out better when putting.

Thursday 30th March 2023

  • 08:30 – Tee off 18 holes
  • 14:30-16:00 – All golfers will be given a time to be retested on your Putting, Chipping, Bunkers & Pitching.

Friday 31st March 2023

  • Travel home or Day off

 

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Hotel Porto Mare, Madeira

9th – 16th October 2023

Santo da Serra GC
  • Twin golfer £1545 pp (ex flights)
  • Twin non golfer £1150 pp (ex flights)
  • Single golfer £2055 pp (ex flights)
  • Single non £1675 pp (ex flights)
    • Hotel Porto Santa Maria
    • 7 nights HB
    • 2 rounds Santa Da Serra inc transfers
    • 2 rounds Palheiro inc transfers
    • Stu & Siani’s Wedding

Stuart says “After ending up in Madeira in 2020 due to COVID travel restrictions, we fell in love with this beautiful island and have decided to run a special GTH in October 2023.

Hotel Porto Santa Maria is a four star hotel with five star qualities throughout, you certainly won’t be disappointed. It’s location right in the heart of Funchal, making this the perfect venue for golfers and non golfers, as access to local shops, restaurants and attractions are all within a couple of minutes walk.

GOLFERS – We have organised a coach to take us to both courses and this will leave at 9:00am each day. Both courses are up in the mountain which offer amazing views throughout and for the hardy, you can walk both courses but buggies are advisable. There will be a choice of tuition before each game so make sure you pick the area each day that is letting you down the most.

Palheiro GC

Santo da Serra GC

NON GOLFERS – There is so much to see and do in Madeira that you certainly won’t be bored whilst the rest of us are playing golf. I’m happy to organise some trips on certain days or you can organise something yourselves, either way just let me know.

On the third day of the trip we would love you to join us at our wedding where you will be our guests. We will taxi everyone to the wedding venue where everything from the ceremony, to the meal, to the evening party will take place, and this day is on us. Once finished we will taxi everyone back to the hotel.”

ITINERARY

Monday 9th October 2023

Travel to the resort and probably have time to walk around the shops and restaurants.

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Palheiro GC
  • 9:00am – Coach to Palheiro GC
  • 9:30am – Choice of swing check, putting, chipping or bunker lesson
  • 10:30am – Tee off 18 holes Texas Scramble

Wednesday 11th October 2023

  • 9:00am – Coach to Santa Da Serra GC
  • 9:30am – Choice of swing check, putting, chipping or bunker lesson
  • 10:30am – Tee off 18 holes Stableford

Thursday 12th October 2023

  • Guests at our Wedding
  • 1:00pm –  Coach to the wedding venue
  • 1:20pm – Welcome cocktails & soft drinks
  • 2:00pm – Wedding ceremony
  • 2:30pm – Celebratory drinks
  • 4:00pm – Wedding meal followed by Madeira wine and cheese
  • 7:00pm – Cutting of the cake
  • 7:30pm – Party time
  • 11:30pm – Return coach
Hotel Porto Santa Maria

Friday 13th October 2023

  • Day off

Saturday 14th October 2023

  • 9:00am – Coach to Palheiro GC
  • 9:30am – Choice of swing check, putting, chipping or bunker lesson
  • 10:30am – Tee off 18 holes Stableford

Sunday 15th October 2023

  • 9:00am – Coach to Santa Da Serra GC
  • 9:30am – Choice of swing check, putting, chipping or bunker lesson
  • 10:30am – Tee off 18 holes TEXAS Scramble

Monday 16th October 2023

  • Travel home

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

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.