As one of the premier golf resorts in the nation, our goal is to provide the highest quality golf instruction in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere at our Golf Academy—recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America.
Since all players come with different levels of flexibility, body styles and athletic abilities, our approach is to teach students the fundamentals and techniques that enhance their natural ability to strike the golf ball, no matter what their level of play. There are specific positions that all good players possess and it is important to identify each player’s tendency and implement the proper drills and strategies to eliminate their tendency. This style of teaching allows us to provide first-class instruction in a state-of-the-art setting and encourages our students to reach their maximum playing potential.
Chris George, PGA is the Director of Instruction at the Golf Academy. A Richmond native, Chris is one of the most accomplished coaches in the Mid-Atlantic region. He was voted the No. 1 instructor for Virginia in Golf Digest’s rankings of the Best Teachers in Your State, and was also recognized by the PGA as the Middle Atlantic Section Teacher of the Year. Among Chris’ many other accomplishments, he was named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teacher and was selected as a Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional.
Chris has additionally been honored as a Top 100 Fitter (Northeast Division) by TaylorMade and is certified as a custom fitter by Cleveland, Mizuno, Nike and Ping as well as being named a K-Vest Level I Certified Professional.
Named as one of the inaugural instructors of the Golf Channel Academy, Chris is among the first 40 of the game’s most influential and recognizable teachers to establish a dedicated network of instruction facilities with the active support of Golf Channel. You can view a variety of free instructional videos from Chris as part of The Pro Knows series here.