1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director

Harvey Penick Academy
Golf Clinic and Instruction

Why Choose Us

Excellent Instructors

Flexible Dates

Small Classes

The staff has over 70 years experience teaching in the Harvey Penick Golf Academy.   Director of Instruction, Jim Hopkins, was one of the original instructors who worked closely with Mr. Penick when the academy started.
We have a number of weekend dates available.  We also can accommodate almost any group if you have a different date in mind.
Go to the "About The Academy" page
for more details
There is always a 3 to 1 student to teacher ratio or better.  All academies are kept small so we can give each student as much individual attention as possible.

Improve Your Game at Our Texas Golf Academy

Harvey Penick Golf Academy
The Harvey Penick Golf Academy is a located in beautiful Austin, Texas. Our academy features the teaching philosophy of one of the greatest instructors of all time, Harvey Penick.  

From 1993 until 2009, the Penick Academy was held at Golfsmith and had well over 20,000 students attend. Now, under the leadership of Head Professional Jim Hopkins, it continues to help students increase their enjoyment of the great game of golf. Our goal is simple: provide the absolute best golf academy for all level of golfers. 
10th Anniversary Special!!
10% off all academies for all of 2020!
"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8:31-32

**All academy dates have been suspended until end of the Covid-19 shelter in place has been lifted.  Please contact me directly at 512-547-8106 for information on new dates.**

  1. ​​
    "My wife Dianna and I attended the Harvey Penick Golf Academy in early April.

    I'd just like to reiterate what an enjoyable time we had with Jim at the Academy. For once golf seemed like fun rather than hard work!

    Wolfdancer is a great course and Jim was a fine ambassador for not only the Academy but for Wolfdancer and the Hyatt facilities. He and the whole staff - from the bag drop, to the proshop, starters, staff in the restaurant and the guys who took care of us when we finished - provided Dianna and me with a first class experience and vacation.

    John R.

  2. "Shot 79 yesterday in the wind (lowest in quite a while) with birdies on 17 and 18. Thanks to you guys.  Believe it or not, Linda has been practicing every day with Lori. Thought I’d never see that, ever. Those two have been taking your instructions VERY seriously. 

    What a wonderful experience we all had with you and Dave. Can’t thank you enough for your patience, humor, and terrific instruction. You helped make the whole two days a happy memory we will keep forever."


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    "I know it's early...but I'll share the initial report from round one.
    Front nine, had to get an idea and start to trust what "chute" the ball was going to come out of.  Tended to keep aiming right and hit where I aimed without much draw.  43 Trusted that I'd start the ball more on-line on the back nine. Aimed more down the middle and at the pins. 35
    so...a promising 78 out of the gates.

    Hitting lots of sweet spots with my little half swings in practice.  Hope to keep it up and start taking dead aim!"

    Shane P.

Upcoming Classes

We are proud to announce that our academies will be held at Shadowglen Golf Club

just east of Austin, Texas.

  1. Short Game Academy
    April 8th
    Price $150 10 am to 1 pm
  2. 3 Day Academy
    May 30-June 1 (Sat - Mon)
    Price $995
  3. 3 Day Academy
    May 16-18 (Sat - Mon)
    Price $995
  4. 3 Day Academy
    Mar 27-29 FULL
    Price $995
  5. 3 Day Academy
    April 4-6 (Sat-Mon)
    Price $995
  6. 3 Day Academy
    April 18-20 (Sat-Mon)
    Price $995
Want To Know More?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message. We aim to reply within 24 hours.