Napa Golf School at Silverado ResortHome to the PGA Tour’s Fortinet Championship every September & nestled in the heart of California’s scenic Napa Valley, Silverado Resort and Golf Course is a premier destination for travelers seeking a luxurious retreat surrounded by natural beauty. This sprawling resort offers a wide range of accommodations, from spacious guest rooms to private cottages and suites, all designed to provide the utmost in comfort and relaxation. With two championship golf courses, a world-class spa, and a variety of dining options featuring locally sourced cuisine, Silverado Resort and Golf Course is the ideal destination for golfers, spa-goers, and wine enthusiasts alike. Learn More
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Dates & Price
We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.
1 on 1 Instruction
2 On 1 Instruction - Buddy Package
2 On 1 Instruction - Champions Package
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Day To Day
01 On The Range
Start your day on the range establishing your individual goals for your golf school. You will baseline your current swing with swing video analysis before you move into your applicable swing drills, customized specifically for your own game.
02 On the Greens
Your instructor will help you understand the fundamentals of the putting stroke using a variety of aiming tools and techniques. Your instructor will help you understand distance and direction control and help you brush up on proper green reading techniques.
03 Pitching and Chipping
Focus on your short game by beginning with proper set up and approach to the ball and the green. Your instructor will evaluate your chipping and pitching alignment and help you make repeatable, proper contact with the golf ball. Most of your short game will come down to club selection. Your instructor will help you understand how each club selection leads to trajectory control, distance control, loft/lie angle selection and understanding different lies.
04 Bunker Game
An area many golfers struggle with is the sand game. You and your instructor will work through bunker shots, both greenside and fairway bunkers. Golf shots out of poor lies will only improve with practicing each bunker scenario.
05 Playing Lessons
Afternoons are all about taking “your game” to the course. This includes playing within yourself, developing a consistent routine, and reinforcing swing changes.
We don’t just show our students how to hit the ball better on the driving range…we play with them each day of their school. How often has someone taken a golf lesson only to go to the course and ‘lose’ everything that they just learned? We know that the most important part of changing is trust. It is that trust in something new that we abandon when it matters most; on the course. Playing lessons allow us to observe ‘how’ a person plays, both in thought and mechanics and then to show them how various intangibles like lie, wind, pin placement, and course condition affect each shot. We teach them how vital course management can be. It is also essential to show students how important it is to play ‘in your personality” and to play “within yourself”.
End your round post-game analysis.
06 The Mental Game
Mentally, golf can be more than a little demanding. Consistent performance on the course requires a mental approach that is effective for a casual weekend round or a high-pressure tournament. We teach students how to think like pros. We coach a mental program that allows for thinking clearly on the golf course. In addition to our one-on-one concept, we focus on the mental side of the game. This singular approach allows us to show our students how to take their game and swing from the driving range to the golf course…where it really matters.
Silverado Resort and Golf Course is an idyllic retreat that offers a range of luxurious accommodations for travelers seeking the perfect blend of relaxation and sophistication. During your golf school, you will stay in an elegant Cottage Resort Guest Room, designed with comfort and style in mind. The accommodations feature a blend of contemporary furnishings and classic décor, creating an ambiance that is both refined and inviting.
Welcome to Silverado Resort, offering a well-balanced taste of Wine Country - where the best of everything is found in one unforgettable place.
At Silverado Resort, golf students can unwind in luxurious accommodations featuring a blend of contemporary furnishings and classic décor, equipped with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and premium bedding.
- Students enjoy the beautifully appointed, Cottage Resort King Guest Room at Napa’s Silverado Resort. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and premium bedding, ensuring that guests have everything they need for a comfortable stay.
- Unlimited practice and play at Silverado
- Player evaluation
- “Clear Key” analysis
- Lunch with your PGA/LPGA professional each day
- The ultimate golf learning experience®, with 18, 24, or 30 hours instruction with your Bird Golf Academy Professional
- All taxes are included
What's not Included
What's not Included
- Golf Balls and Tees
- Golf Clubs, however rental clubs are available through our golf course partners
- Airfare and transportation to and from the golf school locations
- Personal items purchased during the golf school
- Additional golf rounds before or after your school days
- Golf Rounds for other members of your party, not in your golf school
- Instructor gratuities are not expected, but always appreciated. If you would like to leave a gratuity for your instructor, $75-$100 per day is customary.
How To Get There
1 hour 15 min
San Francisco Airport
1 hour 20 min
Sacramento International Airport
1 hour 15 min
Planning For Your Trip
1 Packing and Weather
Napa, CA typically experiences a Mediterranean climate, with warm and dry summers and mild and wet winters. During the summer months of June through September, temperatures typically range from the mid-80s to low 90s during the day and cool down to the 50s and 60s at night. Check the Weather
The winter months of December through February are cooler, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to low 60s Fahrenheit during the day .
2 Ready to book?
To book your golf school, you can call us at 877-4-BIRDGO to speak with a booking specialist. Your booking will be finalized once your deposit of $500 per golfer is paid at the time of booking. If you reserve your school less than 30 days prior to the first day of school, the full balance will be due at the time of booking. Once your school is booked and your lodging is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your school, and a player profile to be filled out and returned.
3 What happens once I book?
Once your golf school is booked, you will receive a confirmation email along with a player profile to be filled out and returned prior to your school start date. The night prior to yourfirst day of school, your instructor will call you and let you know the meet up location and time for your golf school.
4 What if I have to cancel my trip?
Our student-first cancellation policy makes it as easy as possible to change your golf school. Even in uncertain times, you can rely on us to provide flexibility so you can book your trip with confidence.
You can always take a mulligan on your golf school in the occasion life events get in the way. If you need to take a future school credit with us, there is no expiration and you can redeem your credit on any golf school location, even if it is different from your original booking. As long as you don’t quit the game of golf, your credit will always be redeemable.
We want to make it as easy as possible to change your golf school to fit your schedule. Have a question? Give us a call, 877- 424-7346.
5 General FAQs
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific school.
Located on 300 picturesque acres and surrounded by more than 400 wineries, Silverado Resort is conveniently located between San Francisco and Sacramento. The resort, a 150-year-old landmark in Napa Valley, began as a private estate and now features over 100 guest rooms, 225 plus suites, two Championship golf courses, three outdoor swimming pools, nine recently resurfaced Plexipave tennis courts, a 16,000 square-foot spa and fitness center along with the Grill restaurant, Mansion Bar and 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and activity space.
Silverado’s two golf courses are open to members and guests lodging with us. Our North Course challenges experienced golfers with a fair share of obstacles. Our more popular South Course accommodates golfers preferring easier going action. Redesigned by PGA Hall-of-Famer Johnny Miller, choose the one most appealing to you. Either way, you’ll enjoy seeing your ball sail through the California skies.
Play where the Pros play! Silverado plays host to the PGA tour’s season-opening event- the Fortinet Championship. Played every September, the tournament is played over four days and features a field of 156 players competing for a purse of over $7 million. Many top-ranked golfers have competed in the Fortinet Championship over the years, including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Justin Thomas. You will have the opportunity to play the same golf course as many of the game’s greatest players!
And of course, you are in Napa; America’s wine country. Hopefully your schedule allows you to stay an extra day or two and tour the famous wineries in the area but there are also a host of other great activities to enjoy. See the magnificent Napa Valley by air-private helicopter tours and balloon rides are available, and the area has wonderful hiking and biking trails. For a trip back in time, take a ride on the famous, Napa Valley Wine Train, whose railway cars are restored to their original splendor with polished mahogany, brass and etched glass. A champagne brunch, gourmet lunch or full-course dinners are offered.
All of Bird Golf’s students agree, that Napa is the ideal venue for their golf school vacation. It will be memorable.