Mission Inn Golf Academies

Where your game can only get better.

Our world-class instruction is not about identifying problems, it's about fixing them forever.

Renowned golf courses paired with award-winning instructors to deliver private and group instructions that really make a difference.

What Do You Want to Focus On?

  • Focus and mental agility
  • Short game
  • Long game
  • Fitness and strength
  • Group clinics

Our instruction can be customized to your needs. From our 6 hour, 2-day programs to our comprehensive 5 day programs, you will benefit from private or semi-private instruction, equipment assessment, personal instruction, digital swing analysis and much more.

More Details

Bird Golf Academy

The Bird Golf Academy is the dream of Jay Ewing, founder, owner, and Director of Instruction. Jay’s vision is the result of more than 20 years as a golf professional. Jay’s teaching background working with juniors has been extensive, as it is with players of all skill levels. An author of two books, Jay founded The Bird Golf Academy in 1999 and has run successful programs at Mission Inn ever since. Primary focus is on one/two student to one teacher ratio resulting in personalized instruction.


Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

Mission Inn Resort is proud to be the home of the world's premier junior golf Academy - The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. GGGA was founded and is led by Gary Gilchrist, a world-renowned teacher recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Gilchrist has taught many of the best juniors and professionals in the game including: Michelle Wie, Yani Tseng, Charles Howell III, Peter Hanson, Morgan Pressel, Suzann Pettersen and many more. This internationally known golf academy runs a year round teaching academy with programs for juniors, adults, amateurs and professionals. "The Stay. Play. & Train." package with either 3 & 5 day options offers world class, elite golf training with golf and accommodations here at Mission Inn Resort. GGGA also features a full-time boarding junior golf program, summer and year-round golf camps, private lessons and mental training. The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy approaches player instruction differently by presenting a development program that enables student's to build on their progress day after day versus the traditional lesson. Students truly learn to train like champions.


The Schematic Golf System is the first patented motion training system that maintains and builds mathematically perfect golf swings in all aspects of the body and club to zero degrees. Produces ball flight to zero degrees from start to finish. Arrange for individual private or unlimited annual golf instructions.

Schematic Golf with Gary Anderson - 25 years on site at Mission Inn.


Individual hourly golf lessons with Mission Inn pro staff:

Adult instruction $45 per half hour / $70 per hour
Junior instruction $35 per hour (ages 11-17)
$25 per hour (ages 3-10)

On course playing lessons are also available by appointment.

Contact Pro Shop

  • Call: 352.324.3885 or 407.886.6000 (toll free in the Orlando area).
  • Email:

For more information, or to book a program, please call 352.324.3885 or 407.886.6000 (toll free in the Orlando area). You can also email .

"Golf is a passion, an obsession, a romance, a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand and water."

~ Bob Ryan, American sportswriter