Programs and Rates
If available dates below do not match up to your travel plans, please call us to see about creating your own custom school.
3 Day "Complete Game" School - Men, Women
The 3-Day "Complete Game" School is the ultimate school to get your game on the right path. The program runs from 8:30 - 4:00 daily and includes instruction on all aspects of the game including full swing, short game, problem lies, on course instruction. The "Complete Game" School provides each student with the tools, as well as the necessary time, for a more complete and detailed curriculum.
The Players School - A Golf 2.0 Initiative - Men, Women
3-Days instruction, including proper pre-round warm-up, on-course instruction and follow up practice tee instruction. Recommended for students with a handicap of 26 or less for men and 34 or less for women.
Lodging Package: $1904
2 Day Scoring School (Short Game) - Men, Women
One of the biggest differences between great players and average players is the short game. 65% of your game is generally played from 65 yards and in. With the use of TrackMan, you will learn your exact yardages for all of your wedges and how to gap them properly. Also, the Tomi Putting System will allow you to learn exactly what your deficiencies are in the putting stroke. This combined with instruction on all short game shots will lower your scores quickly.
Weekend Workshop - Men, Women
Since the inception of the Golf Academy, this has been the most popular golf school. This 3-day, half day program that is instructed by Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year, Henry Young, provides each student with a clear, concise blueprint for game improvement. This is the perfect school to work on your game and still have time to enjoy Michigan's Most Spectacular Golf Courses.
Beginner Golf School (NEW) - A Golf 2.0 Initiative - Men, Women, Juniors
The beginner golf school is a perfect, stress free way to introduce new golfers to the game. With the lowest student/teacher ratio in the industry at 2:1, it provides each student with ample time to ask questions and understand the key fundamentals. Also, there is one day of on-course play to explain etiquette and course management. By the end of the three days you will have the tools and confidence to become and efficient golfer.
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Couples Golf School - A Golf 2.0 Initiative - Men, Women
The Couples Golf School is a two-day program that entails 6 hours of instruction. Couples will enjoy learning and/or fine tuning their game together at one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America. The school covers important aspects and fundamentals of the full swing and short game.
Lodging Package: $1290 per couple
Ladies Golf School - A Golf 2.0 Initiative - Women
The popular program is back but is now under the Rick Smith & Jason Guss Golf Academy umbrella. Judy Mason returns to lead the school and will be joined by the expert instruction of Jason Guss and his staff. This school is a great value and maintains no higher than a 4:1 student to teacher ratio, often times even lower. All fundamentals are covered during the 3-day school. Video analysis and the latest training aids will be available to improve each and every lady's game. On course instruction is structured into one morning with specific stations giving you tips on common on course occurences.
Lodging Package: $649
* First timers are welcome at Alumni Schools. Alumni will receive a special gift if and when they bring at least 1 newcomer to the school.
Junior Development Program (JDP) - A Golf 2.0 Initiative - Juniors (Boys and Girls)
This award-winning junior development program is different from any other program around. It allows the student to have a personal instructor for five months. This program provides a platform for a junior golfer's continued development. The student will receive 4 hours of instruction per month for five months working on all aspects of the game. With the use of TrackMan Launch Monitor and Tomi Putting Systems, this program gives our students their own private golf academy with the latest technology to allow them to reach their goals. This program also allows the student to qualify for a chance to play in the year end, award winning, match play event versus junior golfers from the Boyne Academy....The Michigan Cup.
Check out the footage from the 2011 Michigan Cup by clicking the link below. Jason Guss' team of juniors prevailed 11 - 1 in 2011 and were victorious again in 2012. You could be on this team, but only if you sign up to transform your game with the JDP.
JDP Rate: $1299 with Jason Guss
JDP Rate: $799 with Gary Bissell
Click here to view footage from the 2011 Michigan Cup
Junior Elite Performance School - Juniors (Boys and Girls)
This 2-day Junior Performance School is perfect for the junior looking to elevate his/her game. With 3 hours of instruction in the morning and 2 hours of on-course instruction in the afternoon, it's perfect for understanding the proper fundamentals of all aspects of the game, as well as lowering scores. Also, with only a maximum of 3 students per instructor. The only junior elite school in northern Michigan with TrackMan and Tomi Putting Systems.
Lodging Package: $724
Junior Golf Camp - Juniors (Boys and Girls)
This 4-day Junior Camp is for the Junior Golfer looking to gain knowledge and skills in every facet of the game. In addition to the on the range and on the course lessons that your aspiring golfer will learn, they'll learn valuable lessons about playing at the next level from College Golf Coaches. Finally, they will be very well equipped to prepare for golf tournaments after this course as well. This golf camp is unique to any in the country in that it combines the latest in golf technology (TrackMan and TOMI) with Motivational Speakers and off course fun such as Snowboarding in the middle of Summer. Call us and ask us why this is the best school around.
Lodging Package: $999
New and Innovative Schools
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Collegiate Golf Preparation School - College Bound Men, Women, Juniors
This school is designed for juniors with a desire to play at the collegiate level. This two-day program will help students not only improve in the necessary areas to play college golf (mentally and with their raw skills) but also give insight into how to market themselves to college coaches. Juniors participating in this school will be put through the TrackMan combine and receive a follow up email from the instructors including their combine score results.
Mental Impact & On Course Development - Men, Women, Juniors
This school is for the golfer looking to lower scores through better practice habits, on course strategy and improved mental awareness. In this school, students will be focused less on golf swing fundamentals and more on how to lower scores through truly preparing and thinking like the best players in the world.
TOUR Performance School - Men, Ladies, Juniors
This school is designed for the player looking to get a PGA TOUR training experience. This school includes training in all areas including full swing, short game and mental game. Also included in the school will be an in depth club fitting and the TrackMan Combine. The TOUR Performance School combines world class instruction using V1 Pro Swing Analysis Software, TrackMan, TOMI as well as on course instruction. As a bonus for this school, all students will receive a full set (14 clubs) of golf clubs of your choice after your in depth club fitting. The clubs will be ordered on site and shipped to your home.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION - Men, Women, Juniors
TREETOPS RESORT INSTRUCTORS
The Rick Smith and Jason Guss Golf Academy offers a variety of options for corporate outings. Whether you choose to come to Treetops or arrange your outing elsewhere, we can customize a program for any size group and still provide the personal instruction we're known for. Depending on daily agenda and objective of your meeting/outing, the Rick Smith and Jason Guss Golf Academy can be a valued amenity to enhance your golfing experience.
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