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The Perfect East Coast Site For Your School

When you dream of a golf vacation, it usually features courses near ocean waves located in California or Florida. Or maybe Arizona or Georgia. But you won’t often find yourself in New Jersey, especially in the vicinity of Atlantic City. In these instances, your dreams don’t mirror reality because Bird Golf Academy trains students just 10 miles outside Atlantic City at the charming Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Yes, leveling up your game can be done in a state that suffers through winter, and you’ll be surprised at the beauty you’ll find.

Set in the belly of Reed’s Bay, the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club provides views of the ocean between a majestic forest of pines. With a Bird Golf school vacation, you’ll work with one of Bird Golf’s amazing teachers and your package includes 6 hours of instruction each day, breakfast and lunch. Your time on the course is unlimited and resort lodging is included. If you live in the Northeast and have a mission to upgrade your game, New Jersey is a prime location to get started.

New Jersey’s most famous course might be Baltrusol Golf Club, home to several U.S. Opens and four PGA Championships (Seaview also hosted the 1944 PGA Championship). But it’s not all New Jersey has to offer. Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club features championship-level courses as well, including one designed by the legendary Donald Ross. The Bay Course (the site the annual LPGA Shoprite Classic) forces you to confront the wind as you play along the edge of Reed’s Bay, fighting to hit the tiny greens. If you want a challenge, Ross’s Bay Course will provide it.

Meanwhile, the Pines Course takes you back in time to the woodlands of the surrounding area. Designing by Toomey and Flynn in 1929, the Pines Course has a different style than the Bay Course with narrower fairways. Unique challenges abound thanks to the contrasting courses, so you’ll be thankful for the coaching you receive from your teacher. Golfers who take trips to Seaview never leave without taking their games to a new level.

The resort itself has a regal vibe thanks to visits from former President Dwight Eisenhower and other dignitaries. Guests will enjoy accommodations with a combination of old school charm and modern amenities and two great dining options. Rooms have TVs, premium coffee, and free Wi-Fi. The Red Door Spa has treatments for both men and women and the resort has three restaurants with a diversity of food selections.

Outside of the resort, the bright lights of Atlantic City are only a 20 minute drive up the road. Many casinos have been shut down, but the most vibrant ones have survived. The Borgata, Tropicana, and Golden Nugget can scratch your betting itch, but also give you a good show if gambling isn’t your thing. In 2018, Atlantic City venues will host comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan. and Kevin Hart, along with musical acts like Jackson Browne, Kings of Leon, and Kenny Loggins. You’ll also find the world famous boardwalk along the beaches of Atlantic City, home to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Tequila Bar and Philly cheesesteak shop Tony Luke’s. If you’ve never had a cheesesteak (and if you live outside the Northeast, you haven’t), be sure to try the region’s most famous snack food.

Bird Golf Academy at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club is the perfect Summer destination for your golf school. You’ll train on the region’s most magnificent golf courses during the day and enjoy the amenities of the resort (or nightlife of Atlantic City) in the evening. It’s a one-of-a-kind golf trip that players up north don’t need a plane to reach. Visit birdgolf.com for more information about this experience.