Golf News for Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | Instruction

Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort, California, offers summer golf instruction programs

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- For golfers seeking a summer golf program to fit their budget and lifestyle, Marriott Golf Academy, located at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort in Palm Desert, Calif., announced a full schedule of summer golf instructional programs. Available for golfers of all ages and skill levels, the highlight of summer programming is the $99 private lesson and round of golf on the Nick Faldo-designed 18-hole Championship golf course. Regularly priced at up to $225, this package includes a 1-hour private lesson conducted by a Marriott Golf Academy Certified Instructor, video swing analysis in the state-of-the-art air conditioned, indoor swing studio, and access to the popular online alumni clubhouse.

Special programming for junior golfers (ages 6-16) seeking a fun introduction to the game and/or the opportunity to enhance their skills, is available as part of the Junior Summer Golf Program at Marriott Golf Academy. Taught by Marriott Golf Academy's Certified Instructors, the curriculum incorporates short game development covering putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play; full swing development covering fundamentals, key swing moments, iron play and wood play; fun games; competitions, and more. Daily Sessions are available Monday through Thursday, and will be conducted through the end of August. In an effort to beat the heat, the junior program for boys and girls ages 6-10 will take place from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., and for boys and girls ages 11-16 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Junior clubs are available if needed, and all sessions guarantee a small student/instructor ratio.

The 2013 Summer Access Pass, which is available for just $99, allows local golfers to play the Nick Faldo-designed Championship golf course at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club through September 29, 2013, for just $30 per round. In addition, pass holders can take advantage of many other exciting offers, including:

• Discounted guest green fees for up to three golfers playing in their foursome.
• Complimentary all day access to the practice facility on day of play.
• 10 percent off merchandise purchases in the golf shop.
• 20 percent off instructional programs at the new Marriott Golf Academy
• And 10 percent off food and beverage on course (restrictions apply).

For information on summer programs at the Marriott Golf Academy located at Marriott's Shadow Ridge resort, please visit or call 760.674.2700.

About Marriott Golf Academy
With locations in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert, Calif., Marriott Golf Academy combines the world-class service and hospitality of Marriott with expert instructional programming. From low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage, to newcomers to the game seeking an introductory program that is matched to their needs, Marriott Golf Academy offers programs for the entire family, at two desirable Marriott Vacation Club destinations. For more information on all programs and packages offered by Marriott Golf Academy, golfers should call 855-642-2369, or visit

About Marriott Vacation Club
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