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Harvey Penick Academy
Golf Clinic and Instruction

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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.
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. 
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? 
He is not here; he has risen!"." 
Luke 24: 5-6

Testimonials


  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."


    Bruce



  3. ​​

    "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  Wolfdancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort just east of Austin, Texas.


  1. Short Game Academy
    June 12
    Price $199 9am to Noon
  2. 3 Day Academy
    May 17-19
    Price $995
  3. 3 Day Academy
    May 3-5
    Price $995
  4. 3 Day Academy
    June 7-9
    Price $995
  5. 3 Day Academy
    June 28-30
    Price $995
  6. 3 Day Academy
    July 12-14
    Price $995
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