Harvey Penick Academy
Golf Clinics and Instruction
Harvey Penick Academy is set right in the heart of the scenic Texas wilderness at the award-winning Wolfdancer Golf Club outside of Austin. Welcoming players of all ages and skill levels in an intimate group setting, the academy offers back-to-basics programming firmly rooted in the values and methodology of one of the greatest golf instructors of all time, Harvey Penick. The academy’s goal: to help you enjoy the game of golf more and improve the swing you came with.
Available clinics include one-day, two-day, or three-day clinics as well as hourly group rates for four or more, all of which are led by Director of Instruction Jim Hopkins, and academy pros David Kuhlman and Woody Arnold.
Harvey Penick’s grounded, no-frills approach to instruction resonated with the World Golf Hall of Fame players he coached—including Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Betsy Rawls—as well as the amateur players who took lessons through the academy, which launched in 1993, just two years before Penick’s passing. His legend lives on through his books, his students and the academy itself, which has served more than 20,000 golfers since its founding.
To learn more or book you clinic, call 512-547-8106.
About the Academy
- All ages and skill levels
- Includes instruction, course play and lunches
- Small class sizes of one to three students with a maximum student-instructor ratio of three to one
- Full-day clinics include three hours of morning instruction, nine holes of play and additional instruction in the afternoon
- Corporate group clinics of four or more are available at an hourly rate from two to three hours with class sizes ranging from 10 to 12 (with a maximum student-instructor ratio of five to one)
All academy fees include golf instruction and greens fees for course play, a take-home manual, video analysis, professional club fitting and lunch each day. Lodging is not included in the price; however, a special room discount is available to students at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa.
One-, two- or three-day clinics:
- One-Day Academy - $395
- Two-Day Academy - $795
- Three-Day Academy - $995
Looking for something a little more intimate? Call 512-547-8106 for special rates and dates for groups of four or more. Our academies are personalized, and we can accommodate most requests.
The Academy: Day One
Day One begins at 8 a.m. at the Wolfdancer Clubhouse with registration and introductions, followed by an in-depth discussion about the fundamentals of golf and how they relate to everything you do on the course. The rest of the morning is dedicated to your short game with an emphasis on chipping and pitching on our pristine practice green.
After lunch, you will spend about two hours on the range, working on your full swing with short irons to start the process of building good swing mechanics. An instructor will also review your swing using video analysis. The day will wrap up with a discussion about club fitting and how it affects your swing. Afterward, students are welcome to continue practicing on the range or to go play few holes on the course.
The Academy: Day Two
Day Two starts with renewed focus on the short game – this time with an emphasis on putting and bunker play. After lunch, we will head to the driving range for more full swing instruction and additional fine-tuning with video analysis. Throughout the afternoon, the focus will be on mid to long irons, fairway woods and hybrids as well as the driver. Once the session is over, students will again have the option to continue practicing on the range or to go play few holes on the course.
The Academy: Day Three
Day Three kicks off on the course with comprehensive instruction on strategy, course management, decision-making, rules, unique course conditions and maintaining focus during play. After lunch, your instructor will provide a review of everything you have learned during the academy. He’ll also work with you on any areas of your game that you or he feel need some extra attention. This is also a great time to take a good look at your equipment and get custom fit, if you require it.
One-day academies are held on the first day of each date range. All date ranges are Friday–Sunday unless otherwise specified.
- May 5-7, 11-13, 26-28
- June 2-4, 9-11, 15-17, 30-July 2
- July 6-8, July 21-23
Is there a better date that works for you? Call 512-547-8106 for special rates and dates for groups of four or more.