Golf News for Friday, November 4, 2005 | Instruction

Golf school Golf Made Simple expands to San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Golf Made Simple has announced the expansion of their nationally recognized Golf School to the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino in San Diego, California.

Golf Made Simple is led by the highly acclaimed PGA professional, Marc Solomon with locations in St. Augustine and Amelia Island, FL, Santa Barbara, and now San Diego, CA.

“We are very excited to have Golf Made Simple join the Barona family,” said Phil Swinford, PGA Professional and Hotel Sales Manager for Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. “The program’s uniquely simple instruction style fits with our own mission to focus on an enjoyable and stress free visit for our guests. Given the diversity and global draw of Golf Made Simple we are looking forward to meeting new golfers from all around the globe.”

Golf Made Simple is excited about their new partnership with the gorgeous, award-winning Barona Creek Golf Club, located at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. “This resort mirrors our philosophy – great entertainment, great resort, great weather, outstanding golf course – and combine that with Golf Made Simple – well, if that doesn’t get you excited, nothing will” comments Golf Made Simple founder, Marc Solomon. “Barona Creek Golf Club’s commitment to quality is reinforced by numerous awards including being named the 3rd Best Resort Course in California by GolfWeek magazine. Other recognitions include being named in their Top 20 resort courses in America, Top 100 Golf Courses built since 1960 and ranked #5 in California just behind Pebble Beach.”

“Our students will be challenged by this course,” remarks Solomon. “We will have to amp up their skill set and teach them how to make what we call a ‘PLAN.’ This PLAN entails creating an overall strategy which is crucial to playing any golf course, and our program at Barona Creek Golf Club will literally help send this message home with our students!”

Barona Creek Golf Club is known for a layout that demands correct placement off the tee, strategic approach shots and precise green reading over its challenging, though beautiful terrain. “Those who attempt to turbo-blast the ball on every shot will fall victim to something called lost-ball disease,” joked GolfWeek writer James Achenbach when speaking about Barona Creek.

Golf Made Simple will be kicking off the San Diego location starting January 6th. Reservations are now being taken for classes which are limited to only four students per class to allow for individualized instruction. Rates for the program start at $1,257 for a three day class and include accommodations at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. Available dates in January include the 6th-8th, 9th-11th, 13th-15th, 16th-18th, 20th-22nd, 23rd-25th and 27th-29th.
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

Barona Creek Golf Club blends beautifully with the natural landscape of San Diego’s rolling foothills, while offering a challenging golf experience for players of all levels. Located in the city famed for having the best climate in the United States, Barona’s greatness doesn’t end at its golf course. Owned and operated by the Barona Band of Mission Indians, this multi-faceted resort is equipped with everything a Golf Made Simple student could need for lodging and entertainment. An elegant hotel, excellent restaurants, a relaxing spa, and even a 310,000 square-foot casino, are all situated on the property of this ranch-themed resort. For more information please visit

About Golf Made Simple
The philosophy of Golf Made Simple is what you would expect - simple. Prior to Golf Made Simple, most golfers have 13 different swings for the 13 woods and irons in their bag, which is complicated to keep consistent. When each Golf Made Simple student returns home to practice the skills they learned on the course, they have one swing for those same 13 clubs.

“92% of golfers who come to Golf Made Simple looking to break 90 for the first time have been successful in reaching their goal!”

The nationally recognized PGA professional, Marc Solomon and his staff, lead four person classes for a customized experience. Students can take 3, 5 and 7-day classes in St. Augustine, FL, Amelia Island, FL, Santa Barbara, CA and San Diego, CA. Their Instructor For Life program guarantees that each student can always contact their instructor for free customized advice, tips, drills and exercises - for life. It’s Golf Made Simple.

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