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11260 Southwest Vanderbilt Circle, Port St. Lucie

4.9 172 reviews

  • Avatar MALCOLM ARMSTRONG ★★★★★ a week ago
    Mr. Fitzimmons was extremely knowledgeable of the golf swing and was great at matching my energy and desire to get better.
    His greatest quality was asking me "what I felt" because he was identifying the good things I felt, when
    … More I made good moves, I started to make mental notes, as soon as he asked. i.e "I felt my left abdominal and rib muscles stretch on the back swing.....I can repeat feels.
  • Avatar Lauren Sheridan ★★★★★ a week ago
    My husband and I just finished a three-day clinic. Frankie Bianco was the perfect instructor for us, recognizing what needed attention in both our games. The drills and video clips gave us both something to refer to as we continue to … More work on our golf. Teaching facility was great. Frankie had a variety of teaching tools, plus played 9 holes with us to show strategies. That was VERY helpful. Lastly, Frankie’s patience and fun personality made this clinic very enjoyable.
  • Avatar Jeff Southwell ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Fantastic experience!! Instructor Fitz was amazing and helped take my golf game to the next level. Not an easy task since I am 65 and had years of bad habits that needed to be corrected for. I highly recommend the VIP Golf Academy!
  • Avatar Kelly Carroll ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    My husband and I went to N. Myrtle Beach location with Instructor Frankie Bianco. Facility was in a convenient location and Frankie used a number of drills and teaching aids to develop our swings properly. Great short game instructions … More as well as putting. My husband was very happy with adjustments Frankie suggested to multiple aspects of his game. He will customize to whatever part of your game you are looking to improve.
  • Avatar Bradley Houston ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    My wife and I recently embarked on a three-day golf adventure at the VIP Golf Academy, and I cannot express enough how remarkable our experience was. From the moment we arrived until our departure, the entire trip was filled with invaluable … More lessons, unwavering encouragement, and a genuine passion for the game.
    First and foremost, the instructors Butch Butler was nothing short of exceptional. His profound knowledge of the sport and patient teaching style made the learning process enjoyable and effective. He effortlessly tailored the instruction to our individual skill levels, ensuring that we were both challenged and motivated throughout our time there. His ability to break down complex techniques into simple, digestible steps allowed us to grasp the fundamentals quickly, fostering a solid foundation for our golf game.
    What truly set this academy apart was the unwavering dedication of our instructor. He went above and beyond to create a positive and uplifting environment that instilled confidence in every swing we took. His constant encouragement and constructive feedback were instrumental in boosting our self-belief and enhancing our overall performance. He truly understood the delicate balance of pushing us to our limits while ensuring that we never felt overwhelmed.
    Beyond the exceptional instruction, the VIP Golf Academy offered an array of amenities that made our stay even more memorable. The facilities were impeccably maintained, providing a picturesque backdrop for our golf sessions. The state-of-the-art practice areas, complete with cutting-edge equipment, helped us fine-tune our skills and refine our techniques. Additionally, the friendly and attentive staff made us feel like valued guests, ensuring our every need was met with warmth and efficiency.
    Ultimately, our time at the VIP Golf Academy was a transformative experience for both my wife and me. We left with not only improved golf skills but also a newfound passion and enthusiasm for the game. The academy's unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with their nurturing and uplifting approach, created an environment that fostered growth, camaraderie, and an unwavering love for the sport.
    If you are seeking a golfing experience that combines top-notch instruction, stunning facilities, and a nurturing environment, I wholeheartedly recommend the VIP Golf Academy. Be prepared to embark on a journey that will elevate your game and leave you with lifelong memories.
  • Avatar Tyler Brant ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Tom is an awesome instructor. The best teacher I have met in any profession. After two lessons I feel very confident in my swing and golf game.
  • Avatar Mark huneycutt ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    It was a great two day class, Tom was fantastic to working with and he really understands the golf swing. He certainly helped me with what I need to work on to get my swing back on track. I definitely recommend giving VIP a call.
    … More The Port Saint Lucie location was great. I plan to bust again !
    Thanks Tom
  • Avatar Carmie Gousetis ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My husband and I really enjoyed our lessons and Fitz was first class. In his knowledge of the game, how he instructed us, and great follow up. Thanks again for the superior experience.
  • Avatar Mark Bartlett ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience.Earl was the best. I am positive bothour games will improve and we will enjoy the game more. Looking forward to going back in the future!
  • Avatar Steven Cubellis ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Great two days of learning, practice and implementing changes. Jeff is a wonderful teacher and really simplified the changes my swing needed. I now have a plan for when I play and for when I'm on the range. practice. Played yesterday … More with my buddies and they all wanted to know who helped me with my swing. Go see Jeff, it's totally worth it!
  • Avatar RUDY OLIVAS ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Mr. Sardina at Verrado, Az is an excellent instructor he was patient and listened to all my concerns and questions. He showed me drills to better hit the ball and explained why the drill was important in the swing. I'm a nine handicap … More my goal is to drop to a five.Feeling very comfortable in achieving this goal.I should have taken these lessons along time ago.VIP Golf Academy is a class A operation.
  • Avatar Eric DeFrain ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Instruction was excellent and my expectations were fully met
  • Avatar Deborah Nelson ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    The experience was excellent. Earl was the best instructor I could have asked for. It was everything I expected and wanted the three days of the Academy to be. Thank you !
  • Avatar knttiger gamble ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I’ve worked with several swing coaches and teachers over the past 20 plus years… I learned more about my correcting my swing flaws in the three days spent working with Tom than all those years combined.
  • Avatar Matt Mull ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    VIP in Sedona with Pro Earl Svenningsen completely exceeded my expectations. Earl worked me hard for the two day camp but with maximum results. It was truly catered to me and by doing so helped me find my swing again (better than ever, … More and I now understand how to correct myself if things go wrong). If you’re thinking about taking a VIP camp, stop thinking and get it scheduled.
  • Avatar Ashu Bakhle ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Me and my son took a multi-day lesson at VIP Golf Academy earlier in summer. The process to sign up was very convenient. Our coordinator Megan DeSantis was super responsive and flexible. Both of us were at very different levels in terms … More of our ability. Our Pro coach Earl Svenningsen was amazing. He made us feel completely at ease and in a short time had corrected several of our short comings. When due to unforeseen circumstances we had to change our plans he was kind enough to accommodate us. I highly recommend this school and Earl
  • Avatar TIM GLOVER ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Spent 2 days with Jeff LeFevre and he worked on the fundamentals on my game. Took it to the Golf course twice to make sure that the range changes carried thru to the Golf Course. Made some fundamental changes to my short game which … More you can only see when playing. Feel a lot more confident and when I do miss I now understand why and hopefully can make the in round adjustments when necessary
  • Avatar Kent Davis ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I have played golf for many years but not in the last ten. I decided that I played so badly that I had to get back to basics. My wife decided that she wanted to learn as she had never swung a club in her life.I researched what was out … More there for schools and decided upon VIP. We picked the Sarasota/Bradenton area as it was closest to us.We did a two-day school and Scott Bettger was our pro/instructor. I cannot say enough good about our experience. Scott is a born teacher. He took us through the basics in a way that was easy to understand and his patience and his teaching technique we excellent. We now have the grounding we need and with this and many more hours on the driving range and practice greens, we will be on our way. In a few months, we plan to return and take another couple of lessons from Scott.I can only speak to our experience but for what it is worth, I highly recommend Scott and VIP.
  • Avatar Kerry Murphy ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    VIP Golf Academy is the best! Megan Disantis explained our options, answered all of our questions and was a delight to work with during the planning process. She arranged our school with 30 year PGA Professional Jeff Lefevre at Twisted … More Dunes. He did an outstanding job helping us to understand where success lay and how to get there. He is a patient teacher and a very nice person. When next we need a tweak in our game we will certainly be back.
  • Avatar Gene ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Great experience! Frank was very professional and assisted in correcting some of 50 years of bad habits. I throughly enjoy my time with him and highly recommend his services and instructions!
  • Avatar Mike Wittels ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Excellent instructor. Easy to work with. Would have like to have received more videos of what I learned.
  • Avatar Shawn Craig ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Spent two days with West Sharkey in Scottsdale at McCormick ranch. Working through swing changes but it was immediately clear that those changes will pay off. West was patient and easy to work with.
  • Avatar Amit Patel ★★★★★ 5 months ago
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    VIP was very accommodating to my short notice request for a 2 day session. Rom Applegate was an excellent teacher, he is patient, knowledgeable and gets significant improvements from his students. I plan to schedule with Ron again in the … More fall after I've worked on his shared skills. I can't say enough how much I've learned in the 2 day session, thank you VIP and Ron Applegate. Lastly the Legacy golf course is a beautiful place to practice and work with Ron.
  • Avatar Jim Selle ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Attended a four day class in Scottsdale AZ. My coach West was awesome. Had great patience and individual attention. Found the whole process outstanding and feel more confident with my game!
  • Avatar John Minella ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Wish I would have found this years ago. Worked with Tom for two days at the Legacy, great club and Tom really simplified the golf swing for me and got rid of my fatal flaws. I will be going back next year and highly recommend this academy … More to anyone who wants to improve their game!
  • Avatar Mark koreski ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Had a great time, West was an outstanding instructor and I learned the things that will help me lower my scores. It's a slight struggle for your first few rounds after you get home and start playing. I know it will work
  • Avatar Paul Mcclennen ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Absolutely changed my game! Eric is a class act, and I have every intention of coming back in a couple months for a tuneup.
  • Avatar Paul Dumont ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Frankie was an outstanding instructor very knowledgeable, very accommodating, and very patient highly recommend him
  • Avatar Jim Hoover ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    VIP Golf led us to a really good instructor in Sedona, Arizona, Earl Svenningsen who works out of Oak Creek Country Club. Earl has been an instructor for more than 30 years and really helped us. If all the VIP golf instructors are anywhere … More near as good as Earl, then you can't miss.
  • Avatar Larry Fillmer ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    The VIP Golf Academy was a terrific experience. Scott was a patient, excellent teacher. Highly recommended for anyone, at any level, wanting to improve their game
  • Avatar Ben Uselton ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Totally Professional! My total experience with the VIP Golf Academy was simply awesome. Megan did a great job of promoting VIP and answering all of my questions in regards to the process and what to expect prior to my lessons. Tom was my … More instructor. He is amazing. Not only can he play and instruct, he can articulate and communicate what is going on with your swing to help you make the necessary corrections to really improve every aspect of your game. He is also just a fantastic person. I plan on coming back next year with my boys!
  • Avatar Walter Cary ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    We had a very enjoyable and productive session with Tom of VIP. He worked well with an experienced golfer and gave a solid base to a new golfer. He is able to coach basic techniques and pick out very subtle adjustments that will improve … More the ball flight. Anybody will benefit from a session with Tom.
  • Avatar Steve Cascante ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Nothing couldn't be better!!!!Erick showed to be a great teacher we learn a lotExcept for the weather the course and facilities are superIf you are in Vegas you should take classes with VIP Golf School definitely
  • Avatar Stella Thomas ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    A great couple of days with Ron Applegate, including time on the Par 3 course. He was patient and helpful with an excellent teaching manner .. now to put it all into practice!
  • Avatar Stan Jones ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Fantastic experience due to a fantastic teacher. Tom was awesome. He fixed what it took me 40 years to mess up. I still have to put in the work to break old bad habits but I now have a game plan to do that.
  • Avatar Steven Ellsworth ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, patient swing coach. West Starkey is a class individual who fortunately is a great coach. It was a privilege to spend three days with West.I am excited to get out on the course and try my … More new swingpath!!
  • Avatar Scott Morgan ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Zach took a foundational approach for me and my golfing buddy. Small shifts in what i was doing and it yielded better results. But the bigger benefit was a few methods that were taught to me where I can clearly see myself hitting a ball … More more consistently.
  • Avatar P Thompson ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    We had a wonderful 3 days of instructions with Eric Fitzsimmons. He is very knowledgeable, and personal. He was able to explain and demonstrate techniques multiple ways to help us understand. He was very patient with me . I'm a beginner, … More so I had many questions. We enjoyed it and learned so much, we plan on scheduling refresher lessons on our next trip to Henderson.
  • Avatar Les Parker ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    At 71 years young, I was extremely nervous with excitement as well to start this process.Zach Sardina made me very comfortable from the start.He made it very easy to understand the process.My head is not over loaded with information, this … More is definitely a work / practice in progress.Zach gave me the tools to definitely move my game to a more enjoyable level.Thank you
  • Avatar Shannon Weber ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I had an outstanding learning experience with VIP Golf Academy in Scottsdale AZ. Golf coach West Sharkey did a great job helping me with my golf swing for better ball contact and accuracy with my irons. The training West provided will … More help me achieve a better golf experience and an opportunity to lower my handicap. Megan thank you for all the assistance in arranging my training with West.
  • Avatar David Auld ★★★★★ 7 months ago
  • Avatar Naomi McMillan ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    We had an awesome experience at our 3 day clinic with West Sharkey. Despite the challenging and unseasonable weather for Scottsdale (cold, rainy, windy, etc) West was able to make it fun and educational. He was always on time with a smile … More and a joke and continually found different ways to reinforce what he was teaching us. He also graciously accommodated a scheduling challenge we had on one day. My sister and I both came away with a feeling of accomplishment and vast improvement for our golf games. We both felt it was a great value for the money.
  • Avatar Leslie Kerr ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I really loved and appreciated the knowledge and professionalism Frankie offered at this session. I learned a great deal and for the first time in many years actually think my game has some hope and things have started to come together … More for me.
  • Avatar Scott Hazelwood ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    My wife and I spent 2 days with Tom Tarsia and he was great. He really simplified the golf swing and helped us both tremendously. We can’t wait to go back!
  • Avatar Luc Papineau ★★★★★ 8 months ago
  • Avatar Jsirabian PlymouthPTS ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Great instruction, Tom makes the golf swing easy to understand. My index has continued to lower each year. This was my third year, I definitely recommend at least a 3 day program for the consistency and reps. Index is a 6.2 with a goal … More of this year to get down to at least a 2. When I started it was a 12 …
  • Avatar David Kostorowski ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Spent three great highly productive days with PGA Pro West Sharkey at VIP Academy. Really enjoyed his teaching style and approach. He provided invaluable insights, recommendations and easy to follow swing tips that I will be able to take … More forward to improve my game. I was experiencing a great deal of frustration with what seems to be an incurable case of the dreaded shanks that I couldn’t self correct. West helped me understand what was causing my problem and provided simple tools and techniques to prevent reoccurrence. Highly recommend West and the program at VIP. Money well spent!
  • Avatar Margaret Bower ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    We were absolutely thrilled with our VIP golf lessons with Coach Scott Bettger in Bradenton this weekend. It far exceeded all expectations, and was money so very well spent, giving us a renewed excitement for the sport. Scott is a treasure … More in so many ways; I hope VIP does everything they can to keep him on as a coach.First and foremost, Scott is just a great golf instructor. He thoroughly understands all the time-tested techniques that guarantee the best swings, chips and putts. Secondly, he teaches these effective techniques with a close eye to each player’s capabilities and limitations - not a “one size fits all” attitude. Scott approaches teaching with a positive outlook that is infectious, inspiring you to feel good about your progress instead of focusing on your challenges. Finally, Scott is just a great guy. He is immediately likable and has a great sense of humor that makes it fun to learn.If you’re lucky, you may come across a couple of gifted teachers in your lifetime who really make an impact. Their voices remain in your head long after your lessons with them are complete, reminding you of exactly what to do to become your own best version of yourself. Scott is one of these rare finds. He has a true gift for teaching, and we feel very lucky to have found him. We love the game of golf…Scott opened mental doors that will enable us to enjoy the sport at another level - because we will be playing better - for many years to come.
  • Avatar Mike Trump ★★★★★ 9 months ago
  • Avatar jeffrey reese ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Excellent golf school. My daughter and I learned a lot and had great time. Our golf instructor Scott Bettger was awesome. Megan Desantis made sure everything went smoothly before and after school started. I highly recommend and will go … More back again for refresher
  • Avatar David Feldman ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My instructor Charlie Bolling was exceptional. He incorporated his own PGA , head pro experience to construction a teaching program that addressed what I needed . And most importantly he was personally invested that I came away with best … More possible instruction that I have ever had . He was also a great guy . Program needs facilities for inclement weather
  • Avatar Tom Lange ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My three-day experience in Scottsdale with West Sharkey was fantastic beyond my expectations. West’s knowledge, patience and personal approach made me feel comfortable and confident. By the end of the third day, I just wanted it to continue. … More Back home in St. Louis now, it’s been too cold and snowy to get a round in, but I’ve had the two best days of my life on the range. I’m ready for spring!Thanks to West and VIP Golf Academy for a fantastic three days of golf instruction.
  • Avatar Solomon Noh ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I met Tom 13 years ago and have been coming back every single year, including the last 10 years from London — just to visit with him. He’s the best instructor, and his instructions are tailored to the individual. It’s a phenomenal experience … More every single time. I just need to get my wife and kids into golf so that we can come back multiple times a year!
  • Avatar Kanvass McManus ★★★★ 9 months ago
    I’ve recently attended VIP Golf Academy for 3 scheduled days of 1:1 lessons. I am an older new golfer who got bitten by the golf bug after participating in a work sponsored scramble and a couple of rounds with friends on a local public … More course. Although I had fun on the course, not understanding the basics was frustrating so I quickly realized lessons were in order.I had been researching for Golf Schools since pre-pandemic so narrowed the list down and based on reviews decided on VIP. I reached out to Megan with VIP to get myself signed up. I opted to attend mid-January at the Port Saint Lucie, FL location for my instruction.Upon arrival, my instructor Ron called me and gave me instructions to the Course. I have nothing but good things on the way the school is run but there are a few things I would probably change or embellish on for novices such as myself because if you are new, you may not know what to ask to help make the experience better and I realize that often time folk’s take for granted that you have a better understanding than you may have. If it were me, I’d start with a basic one page checklist (not just links to the course) that included expectations for the location (is there a dress code at the club for instance), how to ship your clubs, how to get to the physical course location and bag drop (a simple schema would do), at the guard hut, what do you need to say to get you directed properly (have your ID ready) to gain entry. Recommendations on what you should bring for lessons versus nice to haves. It would have been nice if during lessons that a quick video could be recorded so that the student is able to ‘see’ what they are doing well or not so well (before/after). Just offering to take a video or picture using the student’s phone would be nice for those that are traveling solo. A post memento or reminder is always a good thing especially when we are conveying the experience to others who are considering the school.Anyway, once I was able to make my way to the Course/Clubhouse/Bag Drop, my instructor Ron, true to his word was right there on the Cart ready to scoop me up (each day). Ron as it turns out is a very experienced golf teacher who has taught for close to 50 years at various levels (college, group, private). What a gem he is! Ron was fantastic in quickly assessing my capabilities and understanding what I wanted to achieve for my time in his care. We spent time each day in the morning learning something new or correctly then had lunch together then got back to lessons after lunch. I appreciate the emphasis Ron made regarding posture, staying in my athletic stance, my left hand positioned so that the ‘v’ is pointing to my right shoulder, visualizing what I want to do as I address the ball, etc. Ron was personable, easy to talk with and has a great sense of humor.Overall, I had a good time for my stay. 3 days was a LOT especially since it was all 1:1 but I can totally see myself doing this again especially if I had a golf buddy to share the experience. I highly recommend this golf lesson experience! Money well spent!
  • Avatar liam ogrady ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    West Sharkley was wonderful, knowledgeable, patient, and so interesting to spend time with. My golf swing has improved dramatically.
  • Avatar Drew Weber ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    My wife and I took a 3 day school with Tom in Port St Lucie and it was better than we could have hoped for. Every part of the game was addressed in easy to understand detail and the 5 hours daily was broken up with a delightful lunch which … More was much appreciated. Tom was a super instructor who made it clear that as much as we learned it was up to us to play and practice after leaving in order to insure that our previous bad habits would be permanently replaced with the good golf habits that we learned. I highly recommend this school whether a beginner or a veteran who is unhappy with their golfDrew Weber
  • Avatar Don Sofer ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Worked with Frankie -he was terrificDrilled the Golf swing down to just a few thoughts -was hitting better than I ever had
  • Avatar elliot lieberman ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Frankie was a terrific instructor. He showed me a number of things that I needed to do to improve my game.He is a very informative and patient teacher.
  • Avatar Dean Maiorano ★★★★★ 11 months ago
  • Avatar Katie Williams ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    This was an incredible experience! Eric was an amazing teacher and helped me so much in such a short period of time. I went from never having held a golf club before to going out twice every week during this experience.VIP was also so great … More in their follow ups, their help in answering questions. And their willingness to be forthright with answers and prices. Megan was so easy to get in touch with and I felt like I had help every step of the way!Thank you so much! I have found a new passion yo obsess about 🙂
  • Avatar Adam DeSantis ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Just had a 3 day school and it was incredible. Great facility and awesome instructor. Thank you!
  • Avatar Rory O'Connor ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I came to the VIP Golf Academy to work on my short game - pitching, chipping, putting, and getting out of sand traps. After three days with golf pro Scott Bettger I feel I have enough of the basics to venture back on to the course. Scott … More was kind, patient to a fault and hugely knowledgeable of the types of swings, clubs and techniques that golfers need. I highly recommend VIP Golf Academy to those who are struggling with their game, or to those who want a tune-up.
  • Avatar Douglas Ward ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Everything was very well done and as hoped for.
  • Avatar Rajiv Puri ★★★★★ a year ago
    We had a great time at the Revere Golf course. Our coach Eric Fitzmorris was very attentive and understanding . He is an expert coach and we learnt a lot and upon our return to home our game has already distinctively improved.One suggestion … More : the Academy should let the students know much earlier about the name of the Golf course and location so that they can make hotel reservation appropriately .Other wise VIP Golf Academy highly recommended.
  • Avatar Larry Deavers ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great experience.Tom was very good teacher and improved by swingLook forward to next year
  • Avatar Tony Bennett ★★★★★ a year ago
    I had an outstanding experience with VIP Golf Academy and my instructor, Eric Fitzsimmons. Eric provided great instruction and was incredible to work with. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone looking to improve their … More golf game in a great setting.
  • Avatar Mark Gaeto ★★★★★ a year ago
    My son and I had a terrific experience with Craig! He was super helpful, very professional and a great person to be around. He fixed my slice!VIP was also excellent and efficient.I’m sure we’ll be back.Mark G.
  • Avatar Howard Lowinger ★★★★★ a year ago
    VIP arranged for Frank Bianco to work with my wife and I and help us improve our swings and our golf game. We are two completely different skill levels and experience levels - Frank did a tremendous job for both of us. And he did it with … More both of us at the same time - pretty incredible, in my opinion. And he gave us tools and practice approaches to reinforce the changes we need to make.
  • Avatar Judy Groves ★★★★ a year ago
    I enjoyed my three days and my pro was helpful and encouraging. On two of the days we were asked if we could start an hour earlier so he could take an afternoon group. No problem with that request but 4hours without a break isn’t a good … More plan!
  • Avatar Charles Mello ★★★★★ a year ago
    VIP Golf Academy and our instructor Herb Coleman exceeded our expectations. Our clinic was held at Legacy Golf & Tennis Club, which was a pristine facility. Excellent driving range, practice greens and practice short game area. But … More the highlight was our instructor, Herb Coleman. We had four people in our group and of course we had distinct deficiencies in our swings. Herb excelled at addressing our strengths and weaknesses individually. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of golf and wonderful instructional techniques.
  • Avatar ange flach ★★★★★ a year ago
    We had a great week attending golf lessons at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada. It was a beautiful course overlooking Las Vegas. We had a great pro, Fitz (Eric) Fitzsimmons. We really enjoyed his instruction and we improved in … More all aspects of our game. We even learned how to hit out of a bunker with a five foot high shelf. We are relatively new to golf. We now know what and how to practice to become good golfers. It was a good productive week and an enjoyable vacation.
  • Avatar Mark Spriggs ★★★★★ a year ago
    As a tennis instructor I know the important of the relationship between an instructor and his students. As I arrive at the schools and step out of my vehicle I was met with a smile and a firn hand shake. Frankie is probably one of the best … More instructor I could have hoped for. He is very knowable with the game of golf. He was able to break down my weekend’s hacker swing and create a solid swing that I could build on. Frankie was very patient in coaching me as I transform into a student of golf. If I had to rate this experience form 1 to 10 I would give it a 12.I really in joy the week lessons but I also made a friend. I’m planning on going back this fall.Also I like to mention Megan who book the weeks classes but assistant my when I had a cancellation due to the weather.
  • Avatar Gary Knop ★★★★★ a year ago
    VIP Golf Academy is such a great experience! So great, that it was our groups third time, and every time, the professionalism and hospitality they show us is as Judge Smails from Caddy Shack would say, "Top Notch, Top Notch!" … More Just as important of course is the instruction that we receive from their staff of teaching PGA Professionals. The VIP teaching methods allow you to learn within your own abilities relative to whatever status your golf game is. They are great not only with scratch golfers, but also have a very patient teaching style that fits a beginner or any handicaps. You WILL become a better golfer by going to the VIP Golf Academy, and you WILL enjoy the game of golf more than you ever have! We will definitely be going back!
  • Avatar Jack S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Herb is an outstanding instructor, I can’t be more pleased with the instruction. I’m seeing immediate improvement with my golf game.
  • Avatar Bob Gennette ★★★★★ a year ago
    Our group of four had a great time, and learned a lot from John. The VIP learning experience was very helpful and adjusted for each of our individual needs. We will do it again. Thanks John
  • Avatar Larry Burton ★★★★★ a year ago
    Start with the area. Sedona is a special place and Oak Creek Country Club is a first rate facility. My instructor was Earl a very knowledgeable and ed experienced instructor. We would start on the range, working on putting or full swing. … More have lunch fowolled by a quick stop on the Rande then the best part, playing a few holes. The time on the course was invaluable converting repetition into golf shots. I highly recommend this instructor and facility.
  • Avatar Robert Fick ★★★★ a year ago
    Outstanding facility for teaching and practice. My instructor Bill was knowledgeable and a good communicator. He was in agreement with key issues for which I came to correct. The drills, training techniques, concepts were good and helpful. … More My concern through the process (being some radical changes) was will I be able to take this home, practice, implement, see progress.At this point the jury is out, I have not been able to replicate on the course. Videos of the changes were helpful but yet I don’t feel I own the change; extremely counterintuitive. To be sure, this is not necessarily a function of the training or instruction. It is more directly related to my mental capacity to physically implement what I learned- so far I have not been able to.At this point, I’m going to keep trying, working and perhaps get local input to implement what I learned.Overall: excellent facility, teaching and knowledge. Thank you.Bob FickThe Villages, FL
  • Avatar Susan Kelly ★★★★★ a year ago
    The VIP Golf Academy and especially Tom Tarsia have gone beyond to improve our game. Tom makes our experience special. There are usually 4 of us that travel from Maine to Florida every year to see Tom. Our game always improves with his … More individual instruction. Thanks, for another great year.
  • Avatar Leo Corcoran ★★★★★ a year ago
    Good Evening, last week I attended a three day golf school and worked with Tom Tarisa, I really enjoyed the experience. I play off 9.5 and as I am retired I have more time to practice and play. Tom evaluated my game and we started to work … More through the various shots. He simplified my approach and I felt I came away with a better understanding of my game, areas to focus on and a process to ensure that I do not drift off course! I will be back in May for a one day refresher before leaving FL for the summer months, Thank you Tom! Leo Corcoran
  • Avatar Matt W ★★★★ a year ago
    Had a great three days of coaching from Scott. He helped me break my swing down to a solid foundation that I can now build on. He was patient with me and had a great way of getting me to see and understand the changes. It was very helpful … More that the three days were completely customized to my needs.
  • Avatar Keith MacGregor ★★★★★ a year ago
    Jeff is an excellent golf instructor -- he quickly identified some key flaws in my golf swing and then offered advice in a helpful and constructive manner. He presented in very clear terms some fundamental and foundational lessons on the … More golf swing -- that I was able immediately put into practice. Jeff really helped to clarify want I need to do ( and not do) to improve my game. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Kevin Fritzlen ★★★★★ a year ago
    My son and I recently did a 3 day golf school with Tom Tarsia. Tom is an excellent teacher and has a knack for simplifying the game of golf. Our overall experience exceeded expectations and we both benefited greatly through Tom's coaching. … More We had looked at lots of other golf schools, but chose VIP because of the smaller student teacher ratio and the ability to customize our experience. It also helps that you're not paying for a famous name on the golf school, other golf schools were 3x the price. I highly recommend VIP and we will be down for more in the future!
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    Great experience with Ed Fulford as my teacher. I learned a lot about the golf swing and appreciated the one on one attention
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    My wife and I spent three days at VIP with our pro, Craig Lydic. The entire experience was great, and we both came away with increased confidence in our skills.
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    Great experience, Tom is a wonderful instructor and I would highly recommend.
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    Herb was great solved a lot of issues in 2 days
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    Great customer service and VERY accommodating. They did a great job from start to finish. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar William Goodspeed ★★★★★ a year ago
    It's a fun experience with excellent instruction. I will do it again! Tom was fantastic.
  • Avatar Rick Robertson ★★★★★ a year ago
    very easy to communicate with and set up our trip.very professional, easy instructions to follow and a great quality person to deal with, both in the office and on the course.
  • Avatar David Chazen ★★★★★ a year ago
    My son Jasper and I found VIP by searching up father/son golf. Tom Tarsia was great to work with and Jasper and I really accomplished a lot in two days. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar peter mclouth ★★★★★ a year ago
    Simply the best! I spent three days learning and replacing bad habits. This is a no nonsense approach, "process". Tom's approach was the right one for me, It was done by a true professional. My game has improved and I now … More have the tools to build on the time spent with Tom. I've wasted a lot of money on lessons, this was money well spent!!
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    I am 72 and went to the VIP Academy with the sole aim of trying to rid myself of my “hit and miss” attitude to golf strokes. I was giving myself an ultimatum at improving my golf and I must confess that I was deeply skeptical about the … More outcome. All I have ever wanted from golf has been a predictable base game which could give me a decent round of golf. I desperately needed to minimize the frustrating fluctuations that had become my unfortunate trademark. Could the VIP Academy help me?I am back home after just three days of instruction from the program pro - Coach Tom Tarcia - and so very happy now with my surprising level of understanding of the game and a clear picture of where exactly I was going wrong. I have come back with a plan for every stroke - something that I did not remotely possess when I went there.Tom , I thank you wholeheartedly for the transformation in my thinking. You have given me confidence in approach and I am sure this will translate also into a greater confidence in execution on the course. I am looking forward to my season now with great anticipation. Thank you Tom and The VIP academy!Special note on the excellent TeamI have a special note of thanks for Megan DeSantis and the team she works with in the VIP Academy to make the entire experience very seamless and hassle-free. This not only includes organizing the training sessions with the coach but also coordinating with the important aspects of accommodation, airport pick up etc that are really important for a senior like me traveling alone and just following a golf dream. So for those who are looking for a complete golf experience, it does not come better than the VIP Academy!Mitra Vasisht
  • Avatar Judy Romano ★★★★★ a year ago
    My friend and I wanted to up our game, and we are so glad we were put together w Jeff LeFevre at Twisted Dune. He was patient, kind, encouraging, and really helped us improve. I am hoping to go again.
  • Avatar Crutch & Biscuit ★★★★★ a year ago
    I had an amazing experience at VIP golf and Tom Tarsia as my pro. I have taken lessons from 8 pros and Tom was the first to teach me a swing and information that made sense. Megan helped book the lessons and lodging and she was fantastic. … More I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to improve their golf game.
  • Avatar Steve Coates ★★★★★ a year ago
    My son and I couldn’t be happier! Everything was.as advertised! The best part was indeed our instructor Bill! He’s definitely a pro and was beyond even our expectations. Great guy and instructor. He’s so knowledgeable and knows how to get … More his point across. I’ll be back every year now for a tune up before my season starts. The club is also very nice and welcoming, never felt like we were visitors. 100% all around
  • Avatar Steven Drexler ★★★★★ a year ago
    From the start, communications were excellent. Any and all questions were answered cheerfully and rapidly by Megan. Once we arrived, our instructor, Tom Tarsia was friendly and incredibly helpful. Over the course of three days, he was able … More to work with two golfers at different levels, taught us to recognize what we were doing incorrectly, and gave us the tools to correct ourselves and the confidence to do so. All of this was done in an atmosphere of friendliness and patience that was truly outstanding. Finally, the facilities and staff at Legacy were wonderful. We felt at all times like everyone was there to ensure our time there was enjoyable. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this experience to everyone, and we hope to go back when we've had a chance to practice and play on our own.
  • Avatar Stacy Greenspan ★★★★★ a year ago
    My instructor seemed genuinely interested in teaching me a proper golf swing and providing me with the basic building blocks to improve my game. He was remarkably patient and a pleasure to work with. I would definitely return to VIP Golf … More Academy in the future for additional instruction.
  • Avatar Brendan Kelly ★★★★★ a year ago
    I'm a 6.5 index & my wife was a total beginner. Tom helped both of us tremendously and we had a great time. His individual attention and low key approach was great! Already recommended VIP Golf Academy to several friends. A great … More experience
  • Avatar Tye Bach ★★★★★ a year ago
    VIP golf academy was great! Booking was super easy. My pro Eric Fitzsimmons was fantastic. He took me through each step of the swing in a way that I could relate to. When I was struggling in an area he was quick and intelligent in finding … More in a way I could relate to the change I needed to make. I’ve come out with not only a better swing but with the tools and knowledge to understand what goes wrong and how to adjust/fix it.
  • Avatar Laura Kelly ★★★★★ a year ago
    A very personalized experience with each day focusing on putting, chipping, and long shots. I enjoyed the two times we were able to get out onto the golf course.
  • Avatar dave pearson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Both my wife and I absolutely loved everything about v.i.p. golf academy, It was very professional, great facility, friendly people and good food. But the most important was your instructor, Dal Daily was an amazing instructor, we both … More learned more than we expected. He was a great teacher, made it simple, he was patient, on time, as well as a great listener, he made our experience amazing and we would definitely return to your school and request him again
  • Avatar Lex Sleeman ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great experience. The staff was great, and the Pro I worked with was awesome, friendly and very knowledgeable. The Pro contacted me before I traveled to Port St. Lucie, and I gave him information on what I wanted to cover while at the school. … More We got it done. I could not have had a better two days. If you want to improve your golf game…VIP golf academy will get it done.
  • Avatar Ari Zimmerman ★★★★★ a year ago
    Tom Tarsia has been an amazing and patient coach, and has truly transformed my game. I am so grateful to him and the whole VIP golf academy team, truly a great experience.
  • Avatar Marilyn Muller-Aberle ★★★★★ a year ago
    Learned more in the first hour of a 5 day week than I ever learned in all the lessons combined I have ever taken. It was truly a great experience and out professional really knew his business in addition to being an absolute delight. … More Will definitely do this again and highly recommend to anyone interested in real improvement in their golf.
  • Avatar Tim Eckberg ★★★★★ a year ago
    My wife and I selected the Myrtle Beach Golf Academy venue and opted for the three-day, 1:2 package. We received 4 hours of hands-on instruction, and a one-hour "working lunch" lunch with our Golf Pro, Frankie Bianco, each day. … More This proved to be the perfect amount of instruction and feedback for us. The first day was largely spent re-building my swing and introducing both of us to drills designed to produce more fundamentally sound golf swings. Day two emphasis was weighted toward the short game and more drills to improve technique. Day three instruction focused heavily on "managing the club-face" and using the knowledge we had accumulated to progress from a half swing-to-full swing shot. A few comments about our instructor, Frankie. We will book again with him the next time we need a lesson. He is a subject matter expert and straight shooter. He showed up on time every day, ready to go to work. Frankie doesn't waste time and he won't allow a student to continually hit poor shots without taking time out to address the underlying problem. Frankie furnished dozens of videos for my wife and I to review and reinforce what we need to do to continue to improve. Thanks to Frankie, my ball-striking is much more consistent, I've added 10 yards more distance to my irons and I no longer fear sand traps. My wife's game is also improving, notably her distance off the tee and on longer approach shots.
  • Avatar Tonya Cumbee ★★☆☆☆ a year ago
    I was so excited to attend VIP golf academy. After the first day I was hoping that the next day we could at least play one hole!I didn’t feel as though I improved at all. I stayed on the driving range for two days and honestly got bored.I … More was videoed only once, but not much conversation as to how to improve what I was doing wrong.I feel like my instructor wasn’t in sync with my level of play… pretty much a newbie.I didn’t get the excitement or motivation I had hoped for.I’m not any better than when I went:(.
  • Avatar Bill Bragman ★★★★★ a year ago
    Working with Earl was a great experience. His insight and knowledge of the game was fantastic. Earl took the time to really help correct a few things. I look forward to taking them on the course. My brother and I worked with Earl for 3 … More days. Definitely recommend VIP and Earl
  • Avatar Trudy Gillispie ★★★★★ a year ago
    My husband and I have been golfing for years with frustration, mostly on my part. Bill Presse was amazing!!! I never could figure out how to stay in the cylinder 😳. I now have it down thanks to Bill. So many amazing tips, help aids, … More explanations for adjustments that I believe are going to improve my game. Legacy golf and Tennis Club was beautiful and very friendly. The food was delicious.
  • Avatar Leif Fosse ★★★★★ a year ago
    I can’t say enough amazing things about this experience. Tom changed my game completely and I’m itching to go back. This was the best 5 days I’ve ever had on the course and I improved in ways that I never could have imagined. If I could … More give 10 stars I would. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Mike Cofer ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great experience with Tom Tarsia and VIP Golf. Feeling great about the upcoming season with the changes we worked on.
  • Avatar Jeff Johnson ★★★★★ a year ago
    PGA professional Butch Butler was great! Very knowledgeable of golf instruction and giving you tools to use when you get home to practice.ThanksJeff Johnson
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    My sons and I had a great time with Jeff. The lessons were very helpful and easy to understand. He kept things fun and simple and we all saw significant improvement right away with our swing and our game. I would go back to VIP again … More and I would definitely recommend it to others that need help with their game.
  • Avatar Dede ★★★★★ a year ago
    I truly enjoyed my three days at the VIP Academy. Tom was such a wonderful instructor. His knowledge and experience allowed him to quickly zero in on my particular golf issues/problems and offer solutions that worked. By the end of the … More three days, I was amazed by the improvement in not only my game but in my confidence. I would not hesitate to recommend VIP Golf Academy.
  • Avatar Alison Antenucci ★★★★★ a year ago
    2 day golf clinic with excellent drills, discussion and play. Instructor was most helpful in giving individual attention to problem areas. Focus was to improve ball strike but also help with approach to improving play.2nd year attending … More and most satisfied again.
  • Avatar Ethan Morris ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Herb Moreland is a great instructor. He is knowledge of the game and the golf swing is a treasure! He immediately made MY swing better. He is kind, patient, and a joy to be around. I highly recommend Herb to any golfer looking to become … More a better player.
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    I went for the three day one on one with Tom, I enjoyed it very much, he did not try and change my whole golf swing, gave me a couple of tips to improve my swing which I will work on. I felt that I truly got my monies worth out of the … More trip and would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their golf game.
  • Avatar Becky Craig ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    It was an AMAZING experience! My golf pro was just that a pro! He was kind and patient and certainly knows the game of golf. Everyone communicated with me in a timely manner so I knew what was going on. I highly recommend! My golf game … More is soooooo much better. Thank you!
  • Avatar Mike S ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Fantastic experience! Prior to this school, I was struggling with my game to the point where I was ready to give it up. Tom’s teaching style and professionalism is second to none. He got me back on track, and excited about the game again. … More I would recommend this school to anyone.
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    I recently went to the VIP Golf Academy in Port St. Lucie, I would highly recommend the lessons to all levels of golfers. I worked with Craig while at the academy, he communicated every adjustment he made to my swing very thoroughly and … More gave me a plan to reach the goals I am striving for. The facilities at the academy are top notch, large grass driving range, practice par 3 course, multiple chipping greens, and large putting green. If you are looking to take your game further I would highly recommend the services at VIP Golf Academy.
  • Avatar Allan Beyda ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Wonderful and fun experienceBoth my wife and I learned a lot which we look forward to applying,Tom was great, patient, excellent instructor, and made the learning experience fun and painless.Highly recommend the program
  • Avatar Rex Naddeo ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Tom is the best. He has helped me improve with every aspect of my game.
  • Avatar robert maguire ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My wife and I had a 2-day lesson with Tom Tarsia. We had a tremendous experience. Tom is a terrific guy, and a knowledgeable and experienced teacher. He quickly diagnosed a couple of my swing flaws and had me hitting a baby draw by day … More 2. I took his advice to the range and am scoring much better. My wife also benefited tremendously from the experience. Tom’s staff is also very experienced and attentive.
  • Avatar Lisa McDonald ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Great Experience!My wife and I were trying to think of something to do during Covid. We are active people and like to be kept busy. When my wife said to me she was ready to give golf a serious try, a search for a PGA golf clinic landed … More us on VIP Golf Academy. Three days of uninterrupted coaching by pro Herb Moreland were far above expectation. After many years of golf, I was able to improve my game but more importantly my wife developed a true excitement for the sport. Our gracious hosts at VIP Academy went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our time in Port St. Lucie.Many thanks,Richard
  • Avatar Lester Butt ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Our teaching in professional in Sedona, Early, was terrific. He was professional but casual, instructive but not domineering, and was detailed but not overwhelming. In spite of decades of playing 'intuitive' golf, I finally … More have a short game template. Indeed, the first time out subsequent to our VIP Golf Academy experience, I chipped in twice and lowered by score but at least five shots. I was ecstatic with this relatively quick progress. A great experience all around for our group. Thanks Earl for everything. You're a mensch.
  • Avatar thomas donaghue ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I appreciate the opportunity to share my experience with VIP Academy in Linwood New Jersey. I meet the pro Tom Tarsia for a two day one-on-one training session.As a recently retired person I wanted to learn and employ the mechanics of … More playing golf to enjoy the game in my retirement years. The approach used by Tom was exactly what I was looking for. His emphasis on the "set up" process in preparing to swing a club was key in succeeding in hitting the ball.On the first day I was able to utilize the training methods provided with every club in my bag - from the wedge to the driver. I went home at the end of the day "excited" over the improvements that I saw in hitting the ball well using the mechanics learned.On day two the skills I learned on day one were visited and a few holes were played to cover strategies in playing the game.In summary I was very happy that I made the decision to use the VIP Academy to improve my game and my special thanks to Tom Tarsia for his professional guidance.Tom Donaghue
  • Avatar vnovacats ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Great Learning experience – Jeff was Great!My two buddies and I had a great learning experience with Jeff down at their Atlantic City location. As the three of us where all at different learning stages of the game, Jeff did a great job … More of meeting our instructional needs on an individual basis. I cannot tell you how much ball striking improvement I saw with my two buddies who never had lessons prior to our trip. As for me, a more seasoned player, Jeff was able to impart important short game and course management thinking into my game that I had never contemplated before. Not only was Jeff a great teacher, but he was also a fantastic host making us feel more than welcome at his Atlantic City club. Thanks Jeff and MVP for this first class experience. - Andy
  • Avatar Laura Bartholomew ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    It has been several years since my husband and I attended VIP Golf Academy. The instructor was excellent and explained everything clearly. Then he let us practice and corrected whatever we didn't do correctly. Afterwards, my husband … More noticed an immediate improvement in his iron play and his score dropped several strokes. It didn't seem to take for me; however, a few years later when I was busy trying to figure out what I was doing wrong, it all came back to me. I'm playing better now and enjoying the game more. Thank you VIP Golf Academy.
  • Avatar Keith O'Neale ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    VIP Golf is excellent for experienced golfers trying to take a couple strokes off their handicap as well for beginners just discovering the game. John Hughes is an excellent teacher that simplifies the game, gets to know his students and … More fits their swing to the game instead of teaching them an entirely new swing. He has helped me control my swing, tightened up my chipping and increased my putting accuracy. My girlfriend who just started playing the game, went from hitting the ball an average of 60 yards to an average of 160 yards. I recommend him highly.
  • Avatar Paul Calandra ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My wife Maureen and I visited VIP Golf for the third time in March. I have always received instruction from Tom Tarsia starting three years ago. Over the past 45 years I have been tutored by some of the best teachers of golf on the East … More Coast, Tom is one of the best. He works with your natural swing and suggests the smallest tweaks to bring it all together. His short game instruction and distance control helped me immensely, I wish I had that theory thirty years ago. We all know how difficult it can be to help your spouse with her golf swing, Tom had her swinging and connecting solidly and consistently in short order and has taken her game to a new level. Now she is asking me to go out with her and play a round. From the great service that Megan has given us, the attention to our schedule, to setting up accomodations, to arranging additional golf. A truly first class operation!
  • Avatar Ann Hoover ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a great experience in Orlando. My husband and I attended for two days. The professional was patient, a great communicator, and attentive to our separate skill levels.
  • Avatar Sharath Sharma ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    VIP Golf is a phenomenal place to improve your game. Tom Tarsia was excellent. My handicap fell to 18 after 5 days with Tom!
  • Avatar TKae Henningsen ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My husband and I went to the one in Florida and worked with Tom. He's the best! We had so much fun and learned several things about the game and Tom perfected our swings. We had individual training with Tom and was treated so nicely … More from the rest of the club staff. We want to go back every year since we had such a great time! I highly recommend this academy to help improve your all around game. After the academy I came back and shot my lowest round ever. So trust me it helps!! Can't wait to go back again next year and work with Tom!
  • Avatar John Reinke ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    One of the best instructions I ever received. The staff was very knowledgeable, instilled in me a ton of information that I was able to remember and take back to the golf course. Would do it again in a heart beat.
  • Avatar Stacey Miller (Realtor on the Road) ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Had the best two-day experience with VIP Golf Academy - ask for Fitz, he knows his stuff. I took several swings off my score after working with him. You won't regret investing in your golf game!
  • Avatar Tiffany Werner ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Highly recommend VIP golf. The VIP team is very accommodating to what your group would like to improve on for your game. The hospitality is top notch along with the facilities. Our group of 10-12 people have been to VIP twice. Make … More no mistake about it, they are the best in the business.
  • Avatar Curtis Hartman ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Year after year, a few days here get the rust off and help my shave a stroke or two off my scores. Most important, it is constantly and consistently fun. Except, perhaps for working on bunker shots. This is the ideal way to start a year's … More golf season.
  • Avatar Gary Dukesherer ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Incredible breakthrough!The whole crew at VIP was top notch and had every detail for our corporate group taken care of from airport transfer to dinners to golf outings. Brad, Mike and Tom had us completely covered.As for my golf game and … More lessons..Tom has an amazing gift as a true teacher of the game. I’ve been playing for roughly 15yrs and never thought to get a lesson as I thought it wasn’t for me. So, approaching our corporate event I thought, maybe I’ll learn a couple things I’ll incorporate but if they break me down to do things completely different, it may not be for me. And I’ve previously succumb to the fact that I’m not that good, never breaking 100 and I’m good with that given the limited amount I play...what could 3 days really do at a corporate event.Man...I’ll tell you that I’m in complete amazement of how much I truly improved during the 3 days. Tom’s hands on approach and confidence building style really stuck a chord with me as he was as much invested to improving me as I was. He took my swing and was able to improve it with simple steps that did not leave me feeling like I had to start over from stretch but rather tweaking and adding technique. Technique that is so simple to remember and he also built my own awareness of my swing in order to correct when I don’t hit the ball like I should. I have never hit the ball as clean, as high, and as far as I’m doing now. Not to mention the driver that did not see a slice the complete time spent here...including playing 18 holes...putting the training into practice live.I cannot praise Tom’s coaching enough and now I’m so much more confident and will be working the mechanics consistently in order to reach my 1st goal of breaking 100...I’m well on my way!Gary
  • Avatar Jewel DeSisto ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I highly recommend this business! I was able to accomplish my goal! The confidence I obtained was more than I expected.Tom has a wonderful way of communicating what is necessary to get his students to understand the game of golf. His instructions … More were solid and effective.Very satisfying experience!
  • Avatar Jackie Thompson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    A wonderful and most promising experience. From the start John made me feel comfortable and relaxed with his friendly and accommodating nature. His knowledge is beyond believable accompanied by his sophisticated equipment. There is no … More limit to what I can learn from him, and already am seeing more distance, my top priority when we met days ago. Highly recommend VIP and John Hughes.
  • Avatar Steve Polakowski ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Unbelievably good! My experience from the first call to Megan to the final minutes with Tom Tarsia was absolutely second to none!Tom has a special talent in seeing your faults and weakness. His ability to teach you all aspects of the … More game in uncanny! Completely and fully satisfied. I was ready to quit the game and now I cant wait to play. Thank you Tom and VIP!
  • Avatar Debbie Laverell ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Excellent experience and teaching - we really learned a lot and I highly recommend them
  • Avatar G Red ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Exactly what I was looking for. A Senior Golf Professional who could teach a senior better golf.
  • Avatar Hani Kassab ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    My brother and I had a great experience with Tom and would suggest VIP to anyone looking to improve there golf game
  • Avatar Brent D ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Jack Gibson enabled large improvements in my swing as well as my wife’s swing! Very simple to understand messages and he had great patience!We would highly recommend JackBrent and Tanya Davis
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    My husband and I took lessons from Jack and found his specific knowledge of the game as well as his attention to detail, greatly improved both of our swings. A very rewarding experience. We'll certainly be back for a refresher class … More with Jack.
  • Avatar Everett Prewitt ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Was especially helpful in straightening out my drive, making better contact, and developing a better putting game.
  • Avatar Len Nakashimada ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    We attended a 3 day golf school with Ken Zimet as the teaching pro. Ken was very patient, polite, accommodating, and knowledgeable. He provided us with drills that helped correct our issues, he recorded video on his iPhone that showed … More our swings and he provided expert advice. He really cared about making us better golfers. We had a lot of issues when we started the school and when we finished with Ken, my wife and I are very pleased with the results. We look forward to working on what he taught us and playing at a higher level. The facilities at Ocotillo Golf Course were first class and we would highly recommend VIP Golf Academy and Ken Zimet.
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    Tom is an excellent instructor. He has a great ability to make you understand what he is teaching. Thank you for restoring my confidence.
  • Avatar Mary Anne Rooney ★★★★ 5 years ago
    Great experience! Saw immediate improvement in my swing and confidence.
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    I went in barely knowing how to hit the ball, now I'm swinging like an expert!
  • Avatar Nash Turner ★★★★★ 7 years ago
    Still new to the golf game, but the folks at VIP Golf Academy are doing a great job of starting me off right.
  • Avatar Andre Constantin ★★★★★ 7 years ago
    Perfect!Great teaching by pleasant people in a superb location.You won't beleive the impact on your game.I'll do it again next year, that's for sure!
  • Avatar Michael Desantis ★★★★★ 7 years ago
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