Golf Tuition Holidays with Stuart Smith PGA Professional

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?

If you are looking for a private golf tuition holiday check out Stuart’s video about the services available
Upcoming scheduled residential tuition breaks are as follows:


Islantilla Golf Resort 4* – Huelva, Spain
1st – 8th October 2019

Islantilla Golf Club
  • Twin – £1045pp
  • Single – £1185pp

Price includes –

  • Flights British Airways
  • 1st October 2019 Gatwick 0840 – Faro 1135
  • 8th October 2019 Faro 1705 – Gatwick 1950
  • 7 Nights half board (dinner, B&B)
  • 5 rounds of golf
  • Unlimited range balls and use of practice facilities
  • All tuition
  • Transfers in Portugal/Spain
  • Golf bag as hold luggage and cabin bag

Stuart says “Ryder Cup Style Format – This trip is definitely for those of you of that like to have a competitive edge to a trip mixed with tuition.

This trip will have tuition laid on for those of you that wish to take advantage of it in the mornings, and then the Ryder Cup style game will be in the afternoons.

On the day of arrival there “might” be a chance of nine holes, but I won’t be able to confirm this for sure until nearer the time. On the evening of the day that we arrive, we will make the draw in front of the group to see which team you will be on, with a maximum of only 12 golfers per team. Each evening both teams will announce the playing order to see who is playing against who, and on which course. During the week there will be one practice round, followed by four rounds of Ryder Cup style pairs matches over 18 holes and one singles game over 9 holes, which will determine the winners. The format for the games will be – Four ball better ball, foursomes, four ball better ball, foursomes, singles and each match will be worth 1 point.

Tuition – There will be time each day to have your any part of your game checked and tweaked and a full days advanced short game tuition in the middle of the week.”

Tuesday 1st October 2019

  • 1430 Arrive at Hotel
  • 1530 Possible 9 holes practice or lesson on the range.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Islantilla Golf Resort Hotel
  • 0900 Warm up on range
  • 1000 Play 18 holes practice (3 tee start)
  • 1500 – 1630 Swing check/fix

Thursday 3rd October 2019

  • 0900 Warm up on range/ swing check
  • 1000 18 holes FBBB (3 tee start)
  • 1500 – 1630 Swing check/fix

Friday 4th October 2019

  • 0900 Warm up on range/ swing check
  • 1000 18 holes 4BBB (3 tee start)
  • 1500 – 1630 Swing check/fix

Saturday 5th October 2019 – Non-playing day

  • 0930 Pitching, controlling the ball flight
  • 1115 Coffee break
  • 1200 Bunkers, awkward lies
  • 1300 Lunch break
  • 1400 Chipping, controlling the spin

Sunday 6th October 2019

  • 0900 Warm up on range/ swing check
  • 1000 18 holes FBBB (3 tee start)
  • 1500 – 1630 Swing check/fix

Monday 7th October 2019

  • 0830 Warm up on range/ swing check
  • 0930 18 holes foursomes (3 tee start)
  • 1430 9 holes singles (3 tee start)

Tuesday 8th October 2019

  • 1445 Coach pick up for airport
A £150 deposit per person is required to confirm your place, and there are ONLY 24 golfer spots available.
Contact Stuart on 07766 733560 or email stuart@stuartsmithgolfacademy.com

If you are looking for a private golf tuition holiday check out Stuart’s video about the services available


Fuerteventura, Canary Islands – February 2020 

Elba Fuerteventura in association with Stuart Smith and Mizuno


Short Game Experience Holiday
in association with Mizuno

You have two 1 week options or one 2 week option with unlimited golf at this fantastic resort.

  • One week options are 12th-19th February 2020 or 19th-26th February 2020
  • Two week option is 12th-26th February

One week price excluding flights

  • Twin £1150pp
  • Single £1480pp

Two week price excluding flights

  • Twin £2250pp
  • Single £2900pp
Elba Fuerteventura in association with Stuart Smith and Mizuno

Prices include:

Week 1:

  • 7 nights at Elba Palace 5* Half Board
  • Unlimited Golf at Fuerterventura GC including trolleys
  • 1 range token each day
  • All tuition
  • 2 x entries to the relaxation area (spa)
  • MAX 24 GOLFERS

Week 2:

  • 7 nights at Occidental Jandia Playa 4* Half Board
  • Unlimited Golf at Jandia GC
  • Unlimited range balls
  • All tuition
  • Free shuttle to the course

 

Stuart says “as the resort is only 10 minutes in a taxi from the Fuerteventura airport I have priced this trip to be without flights. Please wait for confirmation that your booking and deposit has been received before booking your flights. Depending on departure airport flights are approx £140-£200pp return.

The course does not offer electric trollies but does have buggies and I would need to know ASAP if you require one.

For coaching you will be split up into 2 groups so please say upon booking if you prefer to be in the early or later group.

This is an ideal location for the time of year with temperatures of around 23 degrees, making this perfect winter golf destination.”

Fuerteventura Itinerary Week One – 12th-19th February 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020 – Elba Palace 5*

  • Depending on your arrival time you might be able to play 9 holes
  • A talk about wedges in the evening

Thursday 13th February 2020

  • 9.00am-9.45am – Chipping set up and correct weight/core movement and flail
  • 9.45am-10.30am – Chipping set up and correct weight/core movement and flail
  • 10.30am-11.00am – Flail stage 2 (flail is chipping technique)
  • 11.00am-11.30am – Flail stage 2 (flail is chipping technique)
  • 12.10pm – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 14th February 2020

  • 9.00am-9.45am – Learn how to manipulative the ball when chipping
  • 9.45am-10.30am – Learn how to manipulative the ball when chipping
  • 10.30am-11.00am – Landing zones
  • 11.00am-11.30am – Landing zones
  • 11.30am Tee off 18 holes

Saturday 15th February 2020

  • 9.00am-9.45am – Understanding what club works best from where, when chipping
  • 9.45am-10.30am – Understanding what club works best from where, when chipping
  • 10.30am-11.00am – Bunkers
  • 11.00am-11.30am – Bunkers
  • 11.50am Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 16th February 2020

  • 9.00am-9.30am – Reading the grain and putting strike
  • 9.30am-10.00am – Reading the grain and putting strike
  • 10.00am-10.30am – Pitching set up and correct weight/core movement
  • 10.30am-11.00am – Pitching set up and correct weight/core movement
  • 12.10pm Tee off 18 holes

Monday 17th February 2020

  • 10.00am-10.45am – Ball flight control for pitching
  • 10.45am-11.30am – Ball flight control for pitching
  • 12.10pm Tee off 18 holes with 2 or 3 holes on course tuition per group

Tuesday 18th February 2020

  • 9.30am-10.15am – Chipping re-cap
  • 10.15am-11.00am – Chipping re-cap
  • 11.30am Tee off 18 holes with 2 or 3 holes on course tuition per group

Wednesday 19th February 2020

  • Return home, or continue with:

Fuerteventura Itinerary Week Two – 19th-26th February 2020

Occidental Jandia Playa Hotel in association with Stuart Smith and Mizuno

Itinerary Week Two – 19th-26th February – 4* Occidental Jandia Playa

For coaching you will be split up into 2 groups so please say upon booking if you prefer to be in the early or later group.

Wednesday 19th February 2020

  • Travel to Jandia
  • A talk about wedges in the evening

Thursday 20th February 2020

  • 9.00am – Coach pick up from hotel
  • 9.30am-11.00am – (Whole group together) A talk about chipping and what things I look for when playing any chip, how I set up, what I’m trying to make the ball do, and then a look at set up fundamentals.
  • 12.00pm – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 21st February 2020

  • 9.00am – Coach pick up from hotel
  • 9.30am-10.10am – The lob/pop shot
  • 10.10am-10.50am – The lob/pop shot
  • 11.10am – Tee off 18 holes (3 holes tuition from either Stuart or Owen)
Jandia Golf in association with Stuart Smith and Mizuno

Saturday 22nd February 2020

  • 9.00am – Coach pick up from hotel
  • 9.30am-10.15am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 1
  • 10.15am-11.00am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 1
  • 11.00am-11.30am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 2
  • 11.30am-12.00pm – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 2
  • 12.30pm – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 23rd February 2020

  • 9.00am – Coach pick up from hotel
  • 9.30am-10.00am – Bunkers
  • 10.00am-10.30am – Bunkers
  • 10.30am-11.00am – Finding your stock chip
  • 11.00am-11.30am – Finding your stock chip
  • 12.00pm – Tee off 18 holes with 4 holes on course tuition per group (this will be with either Owen or Stuart and both will be playing)

Monday 24th February 2020

  • 9.00am – Coach pick up from hotel
  • 9.30am-10.00am – Reading the grain and putting strike
  • 10.00am-10.30am – Reading the grain and putting strike
  • 10.30am-11.00am – Driving
  • 11.00am-11.30am – Driving
  • 12.00pm – Tee off 18 holes with 4 holes on course tuition per group (this will be with either Owen or Stuart and both will be playing)

Tuesday 25th February 2020

  • 9.00am – Coach pick up from hotel
  • 9.30am-10.00am – Chipping strike check
  • 10.0am-10.30am – Chipping strike check
  • 11.00am – Tee off 18 holes with 4 holes on course tuition per group (this will be with either Owen or Stuart and both will be playing)

Wednesday 26th February 2020

  • Return home

A £150 deposit per person is required to confirm your place, and there are ONLY 24 golfer spots available.

Contact Stuart on 07766 733560 or email stuart@stuartsmithgolfacademy.com

If you are looking for a private golf tuition holiday check out Stuart’s video about the services available


4* Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo, Murcia, Spain
Short Game Experience Holiday in Association with Mizuno

Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort

Week One: 24th April – 1st May 2020

  • Single occupancy £1075pp
  • Twin occupancy £925pp

Flights not included

Included – Half board, 6 rounds on Hacienda del Alamo, unlimited use of 6 hole academy course and practice facilities, unlimited range balls, all tuition

Week Two: 1st May – 8th May 2020

  • Single occupancy £1105pp
  • Twin occupancy £955pp

Flights not included

Included – Half board, 3 rounds on Hacienda del Alamo, 3 rounds on Saurines GC, return transfers to Saurines GC, unlimited use of 6 hole academy course and practice facilities, unlimited range balls, all tuition

 

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.
You have the choice of two very different weeks, or you can choose to come along for both and enjoy the benefits of both weeks.
The nearest airport is Region de Murcia International Airport – RMU (book your flights here)”

 

 

WEEK ONE 24th April – 1st May 2020 Pre-Season Game Tune Up

This week will see you you split into two groups each day, with one group playing 18 holes on the Hacienda del Alamo course in the morning and tuition in the afternoon and the other group vice versa. The tuition over the week will cover all areas of the short game and with some tuition on driving, fairway shots and course management. (Full itinerary below)

WEEK TWO 1st – 8th May 2020 Short Game Masterclass

This week will have a very different feel about it as you will play three times on the Hacienda del Alamo course and three times on the Saurines GC. Tuition wise, this will be an advanced week focusing mainly on Chipping and Pitching with little bits on Bunkers and Putting. (Full itinerary below)

Hacienda del Alamo Golf Club

WEEK ONE SCHEDULE

  • Friday 24th April 2020

Travel to resort

  • Saturday 25th April 2020

Group A
Tee off 18 holes from 0900
1430 – 1515 Driving
1515 – 1600 Fairway shots

Group B
0930 – 1015 Driving
1015 – 1100 fairway shots
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Sunday 26th April 2020

Group A
Tee off 18 holes from 0900
1430 – 1515 Bunkers
1515 – 1600 Putting

Group B
0930 – 1015 Bunkers
1015 – 1100 Putting
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Monday 27th April 2020

    Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo

Group A
Tee off 18 holes from 0900
1430 – 1515 Chipping strike
1515 – 1600 Understanding your run values

Group B
0930 – 1015 Chipping strike
1015 – 1100 Understanding your run values
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Tuesday 28th April 2020

Group A
Tee off 18 holes from 0900
1430 6 holes course management

Group B
0930 6 holes course management
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Wednesday 29th April 2020

Group A
Tee off 18 holes from 0900
1430 – 1515 Pitching
1515 – 1600 Chipping from the rough

Group B
0930 – 1015 Pitching
1015 – 1100 Chipping from the rough
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Thursday 30th April 2020

Group A
Tee off 18 holes from 0900
1430 6 holes course management

Group B
0930 6 holes course management
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Friday 1st May 2020

Travel home or Stay on for:

Saurines Golf Club

WEEK TWO SCHEDULE 

  • Friday 1st May 2020

Travel to resort (or a free day if you took part in the previous week)

  • Saturday 2nd May 2020

Group A
0900 – 1000 Pitching strike
1100 – 1130 Bunkers

Group B
1000 – 1100 Pitching strike
1130 – 1200 Bunkers

1230 Tee off 18 holes at Hacienda del Alamo GC

  • Sunday 3rd May 2020

Group A
0900 – 1000 Chipping strike

Group B
1000 – 1100 Chipping strike

1115 Transfer to Saurines GC
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Monday 4th May 2020

    Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo

Group A
0900 – 1000 Three different chips
1100 – 1130 Where to use what chip from where

Group B
1000 – 1100 Three different chips
1130 – 1200 Where to use what chip from where

1230 Tee off 18 holes at Hacienda del Alamo GC

  • Tuesday 5th May 2020

Group A
0900 – 1000 – Pitching ball flight control

Group B
1000 – 1100 – Pitching ball flight control

1115 Transfer to Saurines GC
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Wednesday 6th May 2020

Group A
0900 – 1030 Short Game on course tuition

Group B
1030 – 1200 Short Game on course tuition

1230 Tee off 18 holes at Hacienda del Alamo GC

  • Thursday 7th May 2020

Group A
0900 – 0930 Putting
1000 – 1030 Awkward lies in a bunker

Group B
0930 – 1000 Putting,
1030 – 1100 Awkward lies in a bunker

1115 Transfer to Saurines GC
1215 Tee off 18 holes

  • Friday 8th May 2020

Travel home

If you are looking for a private golf tuition holiday check out Stuart’s video about the services available


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