Award-Winning Custom Golf Schools

"The Mike Bender Golf Academy's highly trained staff provides off-the-charts attention to small groups." - GOLF Magazine

The Mike Bender Golf Academy offers completely customized programs taught by two National Teachers of the Year using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and unique proven training methods used by multiple major champions. It doesn't get any better than this.

Named among the Top 25 Golf Schools in America by Golf Magazine, the Mike Bender Golf Academy would be pleased to create one of our fully-customized instruction programs for you or your group on the dates of your choice.

Our academy is focused on providing the highest quality instructors and proven techniques that improve your skills and your enjoyment of the game. Most of our guests choose two to four hours of instruction each day. Instruction normally takes place in the mornings followed by lunch and then golf in the afternoons. Some students choose to add additional instruction after playing each day. Our instructors are also available to observe your play on the course. Your schedule is completely up to you and is fully customizable to your needs.

All of our custom golf school programs include:
•    All instruction fees with one of the most talented teaching staffs in America.
•    All range balls and the use of our state-of-the-art practice facilities including our world famous MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment.
•    A Mike Bender Golf Academy Instructional Notebook.
•    A Digital Video Swing Analysis.
•    Green fees and cart fees (if you choose to play golf).
•    Welcome gifts.
•    Lunch each day at Magnolia Plantation.

The Mike Bender Golf Academy's fully-customized programs are unique among the game's top academies. To better understand your needs we have developed a short survey below. When you complete the survey, the results will be forwarded to our golf school manager who will contact you to answer your questions and to build the perfect golf school experience for your needs and budget.


To provide some direction as to what is available we have designed samples of four types of schools for your review. There are ½-day, full-day, two- and three-day school samples available below with an itinerary and corresponding pricing.


Additional Options: If you choose one of the sample packages you may add special options. Some are already included in our longer-length programs, but you are welcome to add others if they fit your needs. We will provide you with a new itinerary and pricing that includes all options below that you
choose to add to your customized golf school experience.

•    Comprehensive Short Game Test
•    TrackMan Shot Analysis Computer
•    Nike Club Fitting
•    SAM Putt Lab
•    Coutour Putter Fitting
•    Fitness Analysis

The Mike Bender Golf School is located at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club, one of the most challenging courses in the Greater Orlando area. Besides our beautiful home course at Magnolia Plantation, we have access to a variety of other top courses in the Orlando area where we can provide you with tee times.

Accommodations are not included in our pricing, but we have more than half-a-dozen excellent hotel options within three miles of our academy including Westin, Marriott, Hyatt Place and Hampton Inn. We also have some of the finest restaurants in the Orlando area right here in Lake Mary at every price point including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Fishbones and Dexter's. We are located just 45 minutes from Walt Disney World and Daytona Beach.

We are here to make your time at the Mike Bender Golf Academy the best golfing experience you’ve ever had. Please let us know if you would like to create a unique, personalized golf school for you or your group and we will build the perfect itinerary and learning environment for your visit.


Nearby Accommodations
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What recent students had to say about their golf school experience:

"The two days I spent at the Mike Bender Golf Academy were the best I've EVER spent learning to make a good golf swing. Cheryl is a consummate professional and by far, the best golf instructor I've ever had. The Bender Academy is first rate all the way, and I have recommended it to others already. For the first time in many years, I feel confident that I will be able to acquire a decent golf swing and I have the Bender Academy to thank for that."
- D. Hupp

"I am a 13 handicap golfer, who has taken lessons with various instructors all over the country.  After a recent three-day golf school at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, I can safely say I received the best instruction of my career.  Mike and Cheryl are top-notch instructors whose practical, technical and personal approach to the game has left me with an increased knowledge of the swing and has led to an established practice plan that will surely lead to the improvement I've been searching for. 
     I couldn't be more happy with my time spent at the Mike Bender Golf Academy and I would recommend them to anyone interested in improving their game."
- T. Teberg