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Tee Time on the Gulf: Learn From the Pros of the Original Golf School

Program No. 21807RJ
Learn from professionals through custom-tailored golf lessons and daily instruction as you improve your swing, situational play and on-course etiquette with the Original Golf School.
Length
6 days
Rating (4.69)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,799

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DATES & starting prices
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Jan 22 - Jan 27, 2023
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1,799
Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2023
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1,799
Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2023
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1,799
Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2023
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1,799
Jan 21 - Jan 26, 2024
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1,849
Feb 11 - Feb 16, 2024
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1,849
Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2024
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1,849
Mar 17 - Mar 22, 2024
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 22 - Jan 27, 2023
Starting at
2,299
Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2023
Starting at
2,299
Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2023
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2,299
Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2023
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2,299
Jan 21 - Jan 26, 2024
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2,389
Feb 11 - Feb 16, 2024
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2,389
Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2024
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2,389
Mar 17 - Mar 22, 2024
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2,389

At a Glance

When the Green Mountains of Vermont are covered in snow, the teaching pros from the Original Golf School set up shop on Florida’s beautiful Gulf of Mexico. If you want to improve your game, then pack your clubs and come on down. Receive daily on-course instruction in small groups led by experienced Original Golf School pros, and enjoy outstanding resort accommodations on the wildlife-rich waters of Kings Bay. Don’t miss your chance to learn from the best this winter.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Golf instruction 4-5 hours each day; Both left and right hand rental clubs are available at an additional cost. Requires standing, walking, swinging of clubs outside on practice facilities and on the course.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Get pointers on the short and long game, bunker play, putting and course management, all with a student-instructor ratio of no more than six to one.
  • Take home a golf pro’s analysis of your swing, recorded using JC Video Systems motion-analysis technology, and stay in email contact with your pro instructor throughout the season.
  • Learn principles of on-course etiquette, course management and USGA rules of the game in classes off the links.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Jay Morelli
Jay Morelli is the owner of The Original Golf School at Mount Snow, Vermont and The Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Crystal River, Florida. He has served as the director for The Original Golf School since 1978, and until 2005 was also the director of golf at Mount Snow Golf Club. Jay was the winner of the Northeast New York State PGA Championship, a three-time U.S. Open local qualifying medalist and a two-time Vermont PGA Pro-Pro Champion. He has also won numerous awards for his work as a golf instructor, including the Bill Strausbaugh Award, the New England PGA Teacher of the Year award, and is a four-time recipient of Golf Digest’s “Best Teacher in State” award.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jay Morelli is the owner of The Original Golf School at Mount Snow, Vermont and The Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Crystal River, Florida. He has served as the director for The Original Golf School since 1978, and until 2005 was also the director of golf at Mount Snow Golf Club. Jay was the winner of the Northeast New York State PGA Championship, a three-time U.S. Open local qualifying medalist and a two-time Vermont PGA Pro-Pro Champion. He has also won numerous awards for his work as a golf instructor, including the Bill Strausbaugh Award, the New England PGA Teacher of the Year award, and is a four-time recipient of Golf Digest’s “Best Teacher in State” award.
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You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Beginning Golf
by Jay Morelli and Bruce Curtis
"...this cogent, amply illustrated volume will certainly help novice golfers get started, and it provides a wealth of information for kids who have played a few rounds....begins with an overview; equipment, swing, full play, and short game. For those...ready to go a little further, there is information on course management, and tournament play, and...visualization....the chapter on golf etiquette is most welcome. The authors conclude their treatment with information on training devices and physical conditioning. Most of the color photographs illustrate technique, but there are some atmospheric shots, too, and the pictures feature a wide range of players...new golfers will find plenty to digest right here."--Booklist. "Any young person interested in learning to play golf will find this book informative and helpful....skills, equipment, courtesies, and competitions are clearly described and depicted. Attractive full-color photographs on every double-page spread clarify the text and show individuals...playing the game or exhibiting specific skills....strokes are shown in picture sequencing. The glossary provides additional information...An easy-to-read and informative how-to book."--School Library Journal.
Age is Not a Handicap: A Complete Guide to Playing Great Golf for Seniors
by Jay Morelli
From one of Golf magazine's top 50 teachers of the year, fundamental instruction for senior golfers of all skill levels Golf can be enjoyed forever, as evidenced by the millions of seniors playing today. In Age Is Not a Handicap, instructor Jay Morelli provides a thorough improvement plan for players over 50. With helpful step-by-step photographs and practice drills, Morelli offers solid instruction on: Game fundamentals Choosing and using the right equipment Getting good nutrition Mastering the mental game Exercising and stretching to stay in playing shape By following this comprehensive program, seniors will discover that their best golf is still ahead of them.
The Original Golf School Way
by Jay Morelli
How to improve your game with "The Accelerated Teaching Method."
365 Golf Tips & Tricks from Pros
by Jay Morelli
A golf tip a day helps keep the bogeys away! This handy, illustrated guide contains the very best advice from more than 60 PGA teaching pros, compiled by a PGA Teacher of the Year. Designed to improve the long game, chip and pitch shots, sand play, putting, physical conditioning, and more, these hints are what you'd learn if you paid thousands of dollars at a golf school, country club, or university. Color photos by a Sports Illustrated photographer clearly illustrate each skill! It's a must-have for every golf enthusiast.
Short Game Secrets of the Pros
by Jay Morelli
Lower your score with insider lessons from the very best teachers in the golf world Take strokes off your game and develop your own winning style of finesse and technique with Short Game Secrets of the Pros. Celebrated instructor Jay Morelli has interviewed dozens of tour professionals and teachers to give you on-the-green instruction. You'll learn how to: Sink putts using the penny-pitching approach of Winged Foot head professional Tom Nieporte Goose your bunker shots with PGA Hall of Famer Ken Morton Sr.'s “fried egg theory” Improve your stroke by playing “beat the clock” with PGA Hall of Famer Jim Brotherton Chip and pitch with pendulum power from Doug Dalziel of golf's legendary Carnoustie Club Use the lettering to align the ball like Tiger Woods with Joe Rehor, director of golf at Bethpage
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4.69 Average
(2) Review left 3/29/2022

Although this program was fun, lovely folks all around, good food, adequate though dated & run down a bit accomodations, the actual golf school was a disappointment. There was not much instruction and we had the same instructor all week..it would have been helpful to have instructors rotate every day, so each group could learn from different styles of teaching...it would have been helpful to view some video as a teaching aid and to have acces to a simulator..when it rained, we just waited..for the price, I think money could have been better used for private/group lessons @ home..I have since this trip, taken a series of group lessons and some private lessons ..and golf game greatly improved & learned so much more than golf school! And for a fraction of the cost!I can not recommend this program..also the up charge for a solo room was $500!! For a dingy room! Maybe in its heyday it was in better condition..

(5) Review left 3/28/2022

Did a good job of providing individualized instruction in s small group setting.

(5) Review left 2/23/2022

This program was a great combination of a vacation and golf instruction. I learned new things about my golf game, saw Florida wildlife (even a softshell turtle laying eggs in a sandtrap)made new friends, and enjoyed excellent meals.

(5) Review left 2/20/2022

The golf camp provided excellent value.

(5) Review left 1/28/2022

This program for learning to play golf will definitely benefit anyone no matter what their skill level. Accomodations, meals, and scheduling are so great to have been done for us!

(5) Review left 1/28/2022

This program was exceptional. Our instructors were top notch and we learned much. Would definitely recommend this program to any level golfer.

(4) Review left 3/18/2020

Overall, the class was very good and enjoyable. A big disappointment, though, was that the presentation on club fitting as described in the itinerary (… highly skilled team of fitters...optimize driver performance...make iron play more precise... dial in wedges... and fine-tune set compositions), was totally nonexistent. Don't sign up for this class if you are expecting club fitting.

(5) Review left 3/17/2020

This was a great experience getting my game into shape as Spring approached. I needed the professional evaluation so I start the season on the right swing. The facilities were perfect for our group and this facility is a good couples location.

(5) Review left 2/10/2020

A great program for any level of golfer.

(5) Review left 2/03/2020

Excellent school that definitely improved my enjoyment and proficiency of golf. Instructors talented, patient and dedicated. Three hours of instruction on all aspects of game (groups of 4-5 of fairly equal ability; including swing, drivers, chipping, pitching, sand play, putting. Lunch is good at golf course clubhouse off menus. One hour daily playing course with instructors, including daily “green reading” was invaluable. Really spent a lot of time on course mgt. and shot selection. (My putting and sand play improved appreciably). After afternoon instruction we could play the regular “championship” course or a nine hole course reserved just for golf school participants (no additional charge for either). You are provided a golf cart which is assigned to you for the week (your clubs stay on your cart) and is ready to play with cleaned clubs daily. Dinner as a group nightly was good and varied choices available , but not gourmet. Daily buffet breakfast was standard and adequate, nothing fancy. Jay Morelli, Joe, et al were superb... many great stories as all have played on a tour. Joe was a true professional and talented instructor, a great person as well as an excellent golfer who could teach with great elan. One can play with a chosen partner/wife/son or daughter - otherwise you are paired with others of equal experience or ability. (Several “beginners” in school). I made several friends during the week. The resort is dated but adequate. Very friendly staff, good bar both in the resort and at a Tiki bar. Pool/hot tub useful. Several activities for non-golfers. Free parking. Prior reviewer complaint that there was no in-room safe is a moot point in that there are safes available gratis behind the front desk. My main complaint is that Roads Scholar charged me an additional $400 for being a “single” yet every time I accessed the resort website on my own singles and doubles were always the same price - unfair in my opinion. I WOULD do this event agai

(5) Review left 2/01/2020

This golf school changed my game of golf. The instruction was given by very knowledgeable pros who have been golfing for decades! I am considering attending again in another year to keep achieve an even higher level of golf skill. The instructors are very professional.

(5) Review left 3/18/2019

A wonderful week of learning with talented, patient instructors, delightful participants. It was everything described and more! Location perfect - mosquitos not so fun!!!!

(5) Review left 2/22/2019

The website is fine and easy to use.






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