Treetops Golf Academy - One of Golf Magazine's "Top 25 Golf Schools in America" in Michigan's Most Spectacular Learning Environment!

          Better golf begins with better instruction. Search, but you won't find more experienced, highly-skilled instructors than those at Treetops. In fact, the Treetops Golf Academy is Michigan's only three-time, Top 25 golf school. 

          Treetopslessons.jpgThere are 3 variables that lead to playing better golf.  Great Instruction - we have it as evidenced by the litany of awards garnered by our intructors (click here to see); Cutting Edge Technology - No different than what ALL of the world's top players from every TOUR use including Rick Smith's stable of players; World Class Golf Experience - Not only do we provide a world class practice facility (for all seasons), but we provide 81 Spectacular holes to perfect your game.

Student Testimonial: "The quality of instruction was second to none.  The course content was perfect for my skill level.  I did not feel overwhelmed.  In fact, I left more excited about the game than ever, know I had some very doable improvements to work on."   

  Whether you're looking to enhance your full swing, hone your short game or get out on the course to put yourself in real golf situations, our instructors will help you maximize your skills, increase your confidence and lower your score.

Lessons and programs are booked through The Treetops Golf Academy.

Treetops Resort offers elegant accommodations, fine dining and spectacular golf on all five courses and can include these in any Academy program.

Continuity, Longevity, Reliability, Quality, Innovation

          These traits define the Rick Smith Golf Academy, one of America's best.  The Treetops Golf Academy is the oldest, continuously operated and most highly acclaimed golf school in Michigan.  Founded by Rick Smith and Henry Young, the Academy was established at Treetops in 1990 and has been under their expert guidance ever since. 

          From its inception, the over-riding philosophy of the Academy has been clear communication, quality instruction and individualized attention.  Regarding the latter, the Treetops Golf Academy was the only school in the nation to have a 2:1 student/teacher ratio in Golf Magazine's first "Top 25" ranking.Rick_and_Taylor350.jpg

Longevity - Established in 1990

Reliability - As new swing methods come and go, the same guiding principle of sound fundamentals tailored to each student define the Academy's approach now as in its first year of operation in 1990.

Quality - In Golf Magazine's bi-annual "Top 25 Golf Schools in America", the Treetops Golf Academy was one of a few in America and the ONLY school in the Midwest to receive the accolade 3 times.  In one issue when the rankings were placed in order, the Rick Smith Golf Academy placed 7th ahead of notable schools lead by David Leadbetter, Hank Haney, Jim McLean and Butch Harmon.  There are multiple factors in determining this award, but the major contributing factor is student feedback.  We're proud that our past students are our best marketing tool.

Innovation - This Academy has long been revered in the golf industry as THE place to learn from the best.  However, the world class instructors do not rest on their laurels.  Each year, they continue to learn more about innovative technology and teaching techniques that accelerate the learning process for all of our students.   

Student Testinomial: "Showing us what we were doing & what we should be doing by way of video was very effective.  The take home video that we can refer back to throughout the year was a big plus."


The Treetops 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 Golf Academy can be a valued amenity to enhance your golfing experience.

For more information or to reserve your golf instruction through The Treetops Golf Academy, click here now or please call  prompt 7, or dial the Treetops Golf Academy at 989-731-8485.

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