Tuition Breaks & The Golf Academy

Tuition Breaks

Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa’s Devon Golf Academy offers a comprehensive guide to improve your game. Whether you want to break 100, 90 or 80 we offer an exceptionally high standard of coaching tailored to your skill level.

Whilst staying at the resort, players have an ideal and relaxed environment to hone their skills.
Practice facilities are available which include an 11 bay driving range, a large putting green situated directly in front of the clubhouse so that you can practice your putting and a variety of lengths of chip shots.

 A PGA Professional will be in touch with you prior to your stay to introduce himself and to discuss all your needs for the duration of your coaching and stay at the resort.

All tuition breaks include the following as standard:

  • -2 Nights Bed & Breakfast

-One 3-course Evening Meal

– 3 Days (4 hours) Tuition with our resident PGA Qualified Professional.

-Personalised notes, pictures, and training materials emailed to you.

-Unlimited use of the Dartmouth Course and 1 round on the Championship Course during the duration of your stay.

-Full use of the range and practice facilities at the resort.

– Full Club Hire during lessons.

-Access to The Dartmouth Spa Facilities.

Sample Tuition Break Itineraries

Beginner Sample ItineraryIntermediate Sample ItineraryAdvanced Sample Itinerary
Day One
On the afternoon of your arrival, you will be met by one of our resident coaches who will give you an overview of the three day course. This is followed by your first golf lesson which will include an assessment of your equipment, analysis of your swing and application of ‘the fundamentals of the golf swing’.

Day Two
The second day focus will be predominantly on the short game which for most golfers is an intimidating aspect of the game.

The two hour session will be conducted on the putting green focusing on ‘the art of putting and chipping’. By the end of the session the golfer will have a full understanding of the fundamentals of these two key golfing skills, what to look for when in and around the green, club selection and ‘best practice’ to get the most out of your practice sessions at home.

Day Three
The final day will focus on the further short game areas of pitching and bunker player. Both skills are classed as the ‘scoring areas’ of the game whereby rules of these shots, shot/club selection and application will be discussed.

The remainder of this session is spent in putting all the aspects of the three days together and gives the opportunity to play a few holes whilst looking at course management and to cover any underlying questions that you may have from any part of the course.
Day one
On the afternoon of your arrival you will be met by one of our resident coaches who will will give you an overview of the three day course. Your swing will then be assessed and recorded from different angles. Your swing will be broken down into separate images allowing the PGA Professional to highlight good areas and those that requirement improvement.

Day Two
Difficult lies and those troublesome shots are the focus of day 2's two hour session. Awkward lies such as ball above/below the feet, plugged lies in the bunker and high shots will be some of the shots covered. In addition to these areas, any areas of the short game the clients could be looked at.

Day Three
Your coach will spend some time examining your swing further and take your swing on a further stage to assist in its further development.

The remainder of day 3's session will be spent out on the course, putting into practice what has been learnt over the three days.
You will meet your PGA Professional coach who will carry out an initial evaluation of all aspects of your golf. This will lead to a personalised work programme and enable us to structure the course to your specific needs.

From here, day two and three will be derived and specific areas for improvement will be identified.

All items covered will be recorded and a work programme will be constructed enabling you to continue improving your game after your visit to the resort.

Tuition Break Prices

Midweek Tuition Break PricesWeekend Tuition Break Prices
May -September 2018£272May -September 2018£305
October 2018£254October 2018£270
November 2018£205November 2018£214
December 2018£200December 2018£211
January 2019£200January 2019£213
February 2019£205February 2019£217
March 2019£220March 2019£240

All prices displayed are per person and are based on two people sharing

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Individual Lessons

Book your 1 on 1 golf lesson with our Golf professional and take your game to the next level.

Individual LessonsPrice
One on one lesson (45min)£25
One on one hours lessons£35
4 x 45 minute lessons£85
6 x 45 minute lessons£115
90 minute on course lesson£55
18 Hole playing lessonPrice on request

To enquire further please call Rob Glazier on 01803 712 011 or email


About our Golf Professionals

Rob Glazier is the Head Professional at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club and has been involved in golf for over ten years. Rob has a wide range of experience in teaching all ages and abilities how to play golf.  Rob spent some time in America teaching children golf as part of Camp America Programme teaching over 1,500 children over a three year period.

Rob took up golf at the age of 12 and soon realised his vocation of becoming a golf professional. His dream was realised at the age of 17 when working with his long term coach Jamie Waugh whereby he reached handicap of 2.

Rob has extensive knowledge of the golf swing by achieving a degree with honours, first class Sports Science degree at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). His dissertation on Weight Distribution through the golf swing using a sand iron, seven iron and driver received a first and has given him a good basis to understand the scientific reasoning of how the golf swing works and the improvements that science can make in any one player’s golf swing. His philosophy is to guide the individual to a clear understanding of what they aspire to and to help build a plan of how they can their goals.

Rob has extensive developed an extensive knowledge of the golf swing and has had worked closely with a number of England Coaches including Rob Watts; a current England Boys Head Coach and European Tour coach who coaches Benn Barham, Tyrell Hatton (2014 European Tour Rookie of the Year), former 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke and has coached another European Tour winner Chris Wood.

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