Shingle Creek Golf Academy

Where world-famous hospitality meets world-class golf

We are delighted to invite you to experience the wonders of our beautiful hotel, golf course, and top-notch amenities. But that’s not all – when it comes to enhancing your golf technique, we take a personalized approach that sets us apart. Located at the Shingle Creek Golf Club, the Shingle Creek Golf Academy is ready and eager to help you maximize your time on the green. Whether it’s assisting you with your grip, your swing, or your stance, our staff is dedicated to helping you make the most of the sport you love.

Individual Golf Lessons

We will analyze and improve your technique in a one-on-one setting. After all, the game of golf is personal — your training should be, also.

Golf Club Fittings

Looking for the best set possible? Our golf experts know how to measure and fit to help you achieve the best grip and natural swing.

Youth Golf Camps

We believe that golf is a rewarding sport for any age. For that reason, we offer golf training for children that will help them enjoy years of long yards and expert putts.

Adult/Corporate Golf Clinics

The ideal mix of business and pleasure as well as the perfect break from awkward team-building events.

Golf Range Memberships

Practice makes perfect, and our golf range memberships make practice affordable.

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At our academy, we believe that every golfer is unique, with their own strengths and areas for improvement. That’s why our dedicated team is committed to identifying your specific faults and providing you with tailored solutions. We go beyond generic advice and offer you specific feelings and drills to work on, ensuring that you can make significant progress in your technique and golf game. Our ultimate goal is to simplify your thought process and help you focus on the key feelings that will yield optimal results. We want you to not only understand what you’re doing wrong, but also grasp what you should be doing right. By empowering you with this knowledge, we equip you with the tools to fix any issues you may encounter on the course. We believe in the power of cause and effect. By helping you comprehend the relationship between your actions and their impact on your golf game, we enable you to make informed decisions and achieve consistent improvement. Join us at our academy and embark on a journey of self-discovery, skill enhancement, and golfing excellence. We can’t wait to guide you towards a better understanding of your game and witness your transformation into a more confident and proficient golfer.

Meet Our Instructor

Chris Spalla, Director of Instruction

Chris, a native of Chicago, IL, was introduced to golf at age five by his father. He decided to develop his eye for detail and passion for golf into a career, so he enrolled in the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, FL. Chris played in junior events over many years and studied marketing at Lewis University in IL. During this time, he realized instruction was his calling. “I have so much respect for the intricacies that make up the golf swing. When combined with the pleasure and satisfaction students experience during their lessons, I knew this is what I wanted to do!” says Chris.

Chris became a Callaway Master Club Fitter and a certified golf club repairer, which requires precision and experience. For six years, he trained with David Leadbetter and his master instructors. He efficiently assembles a better golf swing for any player, from beginner golfers to top touring professionals. In May 2014, Chris accepted the lead instructor position at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy at the Shingle Creek Golf Club. He excels in developing players of all ages and igniting their passion for the game; he gets particular enjoyment from the success his students achieve.

Today, Chris continues to inspire and help players reach their best technique at the Shingle Creek Golf Academy. This state-of-the-art facility provides a unique experience in developing every player’s game. Currently, he is loving his new role as a first-time father to his daughter, born in April 2021. When he isn’t working on his golf game, Chris enjoys attending concerts and festivals with his wife, Jess. He also teaches his rescue dog how to fetch chip shots in the backyard.

Please see our Academy Programs.

Please complete our Academy Questionnaire, and our staff will contact you to schedule your session!

or Call (407) 996-1559 or email to set up your appointment today.

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