Southwest Florida at Old Corkscrew Golf ClubOld Corkscrew is designed by the legendary, Jack Nicklaus and may well be one of his finest course designs of the hundreds of courses that he has designed around the world. The Nicklaus Signature design, Par 72 layout, blends perfectly into the surrounding environment. Since Old Corkscrew is not part of a real estate development, the course is a “stand alone” golf facility and the perfect location for your South Florida golf school experience. The course meanders through the magnificent oak, pine and cypress trees that frame the facility and Mr. Nicklaus has brilliantly crafted his course design to blend seamlessly into the natural landscape. Learn More
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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.
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Coconut Point is a superb luxury hotel that overlooks the breathtaking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. Coconut Point offers and an array of on-site amenities including indulgent treatments at the highly acclaimed Stillwater Spa. Stillwater Spa is a centerpiece of the resort and is surrounded by aquatic sanctuaries and wilderness preserves. The Spa embraces a distinctive philosophy of therapies and offers a variety of treatments.
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Bird Golf Academy students enjoy private and pristine practice facilities to hone their new skills. The incredible Clubhouse which features a superb golf shop is also where our students enjoy the remarkable creations of Chef Everaldo Merlo and his staff for their dining options.
- Bird Golf Academy students relax and unwind after their instruction in a beautifully appointed guest room with breathtaking views from your private balcony.
- Unlimited practice and play at the amazing course at Old Corkscrew.
- 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
Southwest Florida International Airport /Ft. Myers Airport (RSW)
Planning For Your Trip
1 Packing and Weather
Weather is important to consider when deciding what to pack for a golf school. We want you to have the right gear when you need it most. The weather in Estero, FL is usually warm year-round. The hottest months are June through September, when temperatures often reach the mid-90s. During the cooler months of December through March, temperatures generally range between the high 50s to low 70s. May and October bring a mix of warmer and cooler days, with temperatures averaging in the mid-80s. Rainfall is highest from May to September and lowest from December to February.
Please check the weather of your destination before you leave and be sure to be prepared for all possible conditions with the right gear – this includes bringing removable layers, sun protection, rain gear, vest or wind jacket. Check the Weather
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 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.
5 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.
The Nicklaus Signature design, Par 72 layout, blends perfectly into the surrounding environment. Since Old Corkscrew is not part of a real estate development, the course is a “stand alone” golf facility and the perfect location for your South Florida golf school experience. The course meanders through the magnificent oak, pine and cypress trees that frame the facility and Mr. Nicklaus has brilliantly crafted his course design to blend seamlessly into the natural landscape.
Although a new facility, Old Corkscrew has already been the recipient of several prestigious awards including being named one of “America’s Best New Courses” by Golf Digest Magazine in 2007 and being named “2008 Florida Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association. In addition to those mot prestigious awards, Old Corkscrew was named Southwest Florida’s #1 “Best Course Near You” by Golf Magazine in 2008, and is Audubon Certified having earned their “silver Signature Sanctuary” designation.
Our students stay at the nearby Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Coconut Point is a superb luxury hotel that overlooks the breathtaking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. Coconut Point offers and an array of on-site amenities including indulgent treatments at the highly acclaimed Stillwater Spa. Stillwater Spa is a centerpiece of the resort and is surrounded by aquatic sanctuaries and wilderness preserves. The Spa embraces a distinctive philosophy of therapies and offers a variety of treatments.
Coconut Point features several dining options with something for every palate. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant Tanglewood’s where wrought iron railings and verdant gardens overlooking the grand water feature create an idyllic setting, offers a variety of comfort foods with an exciting twist. Jutting out into the water, Tarpon Bay restaurant boasts a delectable variety of exceptional seafood creations in a relaxed “Beach Cottage” setting.
Bird Golf Academy students relax and unwind after their instruction in a beautifully appointed guest room with breathtaking views from your private balcony. Each guestroom has a generous work table, luxurious bath with marble accompaniments, plush bedding and linens, refrigerator, Wi-Fi and internet.
The 5,000 square foot Adventure Pool features a 140 foot corkscrew water slide leading to our expansive lagoon style pool. There are a host of nearby of attractions to enjoy: shopping, museums, water parks or a tour of the world famous Everglades. Since you are surrounded by some of the best beaches and oceans in the USA, myriad water activities are to be enjoyed including Scuba diving, Deep Sea fishing, Parasailing and water skiing.