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Marriott Vacation Club today introduced the new Marriott Golf Academy℠
April 24th 2013 -


Marriott Vacation Club resorts in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert Calif.,

Become Home to New Golf School


ORLANDO, Fla. – April 24, 2013…Marriott Vacation Club today introduced the new Marriott Golf Academy, with locations at Marriott’s Grande Vista resort in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort in Palm Desert, Calif. Formerly the Faldo Golf Institute, the new Marriott Golf Academy debuts on May 1st, with special introductory pricing and packages for 2- and 3-day golf schools and 3-hour sessions through September 30, 2013.


Marriott Golf Academy offers a wide range of expert instructional programming for golfers of all skills levels, from low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage to newcomers seeking an introductory golf experience that is matched to their needs. Among the Academy’s premier golf school programs are 2- and 3-day golf schools, 3-hour full swing & short game sessions, private lessons, on-course instruction, corporate programs, junior programs and a selection of programs and services from the ClubFitter’s Workshop™, an important complement to any golf instructional experience.


Located in highly desirable golf destinations, Marriott Golf Academy is based at two acclaimed Marriott Vacation Club resorts, offering spacious and luxurious one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, fully equipped with all the comforts of home and complemented by an assortment of on-site amenities and activities for golf groups, couples or the entire family.


The Orlando based location, adjacent to Marriott’s Grande Vista resort, boasts a 35-acre instructional facility offering full swing and short game areas, a 9-hole golf course, Swing Analysis Studio, Club Fitter’s Workshop™, and is adjacent to Marriott’s Grande Pines Golf Club, which provides the perfect 18-hole championship golf experience for students. The Marriott Golf Academy, located just minutes away from the family attractions exclusive to Orlando, serves as the ultimate family vacation destination.


 Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort is located in the scenic Coachella Valley, a popular international destination for golf aficionados set against the beautiful backdrop of the snow-capped Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert, Calif.  The golf resort, which boasts acclaimed luxury villa accommodations and unmatched amenities for the whole family, is complemented by a world-class practice facility, a state-of-the-art swing studio, Club Fitter’s Workshop™ and an 18-hole championship golf course.  This beautiful and peaceful valley is often referred to as the “golf capital of the world” because of its ideal playing conditions and abundance of courses. 


“The new Marriott Golf Academy offers a memorable golf instructional experience at two of the finest resort destinations in the world,” said Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf. “The certified golf instructors are truly experts at tailoring a program to ensure students are learning at a pace suitable to their game.”


The Clubfitter’s Workshop™ at each location is equipped with Trackman® -- the most advanced launch monitor, swing analysis technology and software program in the industry. Recognized among America’s 100 Best Clubfitters, the renowned Clubfitter’s Workshop™ offers golfers a dynamic club fitting experience to ensure students are properly fit with equipment that will help optimize their performance.
The Alumni Clubhouse, a popular web-based resource center, is available for all golf school attendees.  The Alumni Clubhouse enables golfers to communicate with their school instructors, review lessons, view video-swing analysis and study archives of their game-improvement history.  Moreover, golf school attendees can access a complete library of video drills designed to support each student's game improvement plan, at their desired pace.