TRAINING GROUND OF CHAMPIONS
Welcome to GGGA!
The academy is only 35 minutes from one of the most visited cities in the world, Orlando, Florida. The Central Florida area is home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld and less than an hour from Florida’s east and west coast beaches. Considered the “tourist capital of the world,” the Orlando area offers an extensive variety of shops, restaurants and hotels. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is one of the busiest in the world and well equipped to receive our domestic and international students.
WHERE WE TRAIN
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy is headquartered at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey in the Hills, FL (about just 35 minutes from Orlando). Mission Inn boasts 36 holes of championship golf and GGGA’s own private training facility. Opened in 1917, El Campeón (“The Champion”) is one of the South’s vintage 18-hole golf courses. The 100-year-old El Campeón golf course at Mission Inn has been ranked the second-best golf course in the nation and the best in Florida for 2016 by Golf Advisor, the leading website community of reviewers.
At GGGA, our fitness trainers are TPI certified with degrees in Kinesiology or Exercise Science. Fitness training takes place both on and off the range at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. With the addition of the National Training Center (NTC) as a GGGA partner, juniors in our comprehensive programs experience fitness and performance training unparalleled at any other junior golf academy in the world. The training team at NTC work with many Olympic athletes and in partnership with GGGA golf specific fitness trainers, ensures that GGGA’s students reach new heights in their development.
GGGA has raised the bar one more notch, partnering with the luxurious Bella Collina Golf Club in Montverde, FL Bella Collina, located just 15 minutes from the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy housing and offices, is the home of GGGA’s Post Graduate Program. GGGA Post Graduate students will train at Bella Collina Monday through Friday, with Full-Time Junior Program students training at Bella Collina on a rotation during tournament preparation weeks. At the heart of this facility is an extraordinary 75,000-plus-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse where our Post-Graduate students enjoy a private membership and all of its privileges.
WHERE WE LIVE
GGGA’s luxurious condos are located in Clermont, Florida. Clermont has been chosen by the general public as the “2016 Best City in Central Florida to Live In” by the Orlando Business Journal. The choice was easy to move housing in 2014 to a more centralized location within 5 minutes of shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, a trampoline park, miniature golf and so much more!
Each two and three bedroom home is furnished with modern amenities and appliances including wireless internet, cable television, washers and dryers. Rooms are single or double occupancy with spacious arrangements including living and dining areas.GGGA offers limited rental of condos for students coming to train at the academy as well as families coming to visit boarding students. .
Some of our condos are occupied by our junior golf academy students who are overseen by GGGA house parents. These condos are less than 15 minutes from where our full-time students attend school at Montverde Academy and where our post graduate students train at Bella Collina.