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Golf Academy Weeks on the Costa Brava
November 2017
February & March 2018

Dream of playing better golf and having more fun?
Well now you can!

Whatever your current level of golf, if you can enjoying improving you will greatly improve your enjoyment of the wonderful game of golf.  We know the perfect place and the perfect Pro to help you have more fun practicing and more fun out on the course.  Spend a week at the PGA Catalunya resort on the Costa Brava with our affable Professional Lee Johnson and we can guarantee that you will come away knowing how to enjoy the game even more and primed for your best season ever.

Our Professional

Lee Johnson is a seasoned PGA Professional who brings a wealth of experience to his coaching.

From junior development coaching when he coached the likes of Paul Casey, Anthony Wall and Andrew Coltart (all of whom went on to Tour success) to individual tuition for thousands of men and women ranging from club golfers to Tour professionals, including Australian Brett Ogle and Scot Gary Orr.  Lee enjoys coaching all levels of golfers from his base at the Drift G.C. in Surrey.

“My simple objective is to help everyone I teach maximise their potential, knowing that improved swing competence will bring lower scores and greater enjoyment of this great game”.

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The Venue - PGA Catalunya

Quality coaching needs a quality venue.
The facilities at PGA Catalunya are undoubtedly amongst the best in Europe for teaching and practice; indeed it has won several awards for the exceptional detail in its design and layout. Add to this two tremendous courses the ‘Tour’ and the ‘Stadium’ - current host of the Spanish Open and frequent European Tour qualifying school venue, and you have a superb golf setting.

The five-star Camiral hotel on-site makes a luxurious and convenient home for the week with the range and first Tees within chipping distance.


For Winter 2018 we will be running six weeks in November, February and March.

November 2017

February 2018

March 2018

Coaching and play

The weeks will include five mornings of coaching and five afternoons play on the Stadium and Tour courses (details below).

Day off

Wednesday will be a full day off for sightseeing.

The Week's Schedule

The week is designed to be the perfect forerunner to the new golf season. With all aspects of your game covered, you can look forward to benefiting from Lee’s teaching experience and expertise, and getting 2017 off to the best possible start.

All tuition will be tailored to suit the capabilities of the individuals, whilst the group will be kept to a maximum of eight to allow Lee to deal with each participant on a personal level as well as in an a small group environment.

Coaching will take place on five days split into two 90-minute sessions, areas covered will include:


The importance of the correct set up with all clubs. The golf swing simplified – how to hit it straighter and further more consistently.

Short Game

Bunker play: basic principles plus dealing with awkward lies & stances, chip shots, lob shots and chip & run shots, from flat and sloping lies, Green reading, long and short putting, pitching.

The Mind Game

How to practice correctly.

Pre shot routines - The key to calmness, focus and consistency

Statistics - How simple performance analysis will lead you to correctly targeted tuition & constructive practice.


Practice drills, improvement shortcuts and even a few ‘tricks of the trade‘.


With two great courses to enjoy, 18 holes on either the Tour or Stadium course have been organised on each of the coaching days. Additional golf or practice on the other days is available on request.


The academy week comprises:

7 nights at the five-star Camiral Hotel

Buffet breakfasts

5 days coaching

5 rounds of golf

Free use of the practice facilities

Dinner on the first and last evenings (wines included)

Airport transfers*

Even a few prizes!


£1,190.00 per person
Single Supplement + £50.00 per night
*Small supplement if you prefer a hire-car

Training Aids

For practicing your new found skills once you are back at home we would recommend some of the wide selection of golf training aids available from Perfect My Golf - the UK's largest supplier of golf training aids to both Professionals and Amateurs - such as the renowned Orange Whip.

If there is a specific aid that Lee thinks will benefit your game he will advise you on its use and the benefits that it could bring to your game.

How to Book

To reserve your places all that is required is a £75.00 deposit per person.

Simply contact Golf Par Excellence on : 01737 21 18 18 or

Or Lee Johnson on: 07740 07 20 00 or e-mail:


Golf Par Excellence is an ATOL-bonded Tour Operator (with twenty years experience!) so can book your flights for you: full payment will be required along with your deposit, please.
Alternatively, if you prefer to book your own flights, just let us know your arrival and departure times.

PGA Catalunya - the golf courses

PGA Catalunya Stadium golf course PGA Catalunya - Stadium   Architect: N. Coles & A. Gallardo.  18 holes: 6,588m: par 72.

A spectacular and challenging course designed with European Tour events in mind.  From the elevated Clubhouse the course descends through dense pines to the lakes of the lower section where the intricate and extensive water features come into play.  A beautiful challenge for all abilities - not least the Pros in the Spanish Open!

PGA Catalunya - Tour PGA Catalunya - Tour   Architect: N. Coles & A. Gallardo.  18 holes: 5,901m: par 72.

Younger, shorter and slightly easier than the Stadium course. The Tour course is the ideal venue to hone your game before taking on the myriad dangers of its big brother: the Stadium course.  By no means a pushover though, with thick pine forest on the front nine and plenty of water about on the back nine.  Quite hilly, so consider a buggy, especially during the warmer months.

The Camiral Hotel***** at PGA Catalunya

Camiral Hotel*****

A strikingly modern construction that dominates the skyline above the two tremendous courses at PGA Catalunya. The hotel was constructed to attract both golfers and business clientele (hence its conference centre) so has quite a mixed residency during the week.

For golfers the location is excellent, two courses and superb practice facilities on your doorstep, plus it is close to the main Barcelona – Girona arterial route so swiftly accessed from either airport.

The hotel is modern throughout, bedrooms are well designed with extended sitting areas and balconies looking out over the central pool.  There is also a small indoor pool and spa area, albeit curiously positioned amidst the business centre?!?

If you feel the need to dine off campus, we can recommend some excellent restaurants in the villages around or an evening in Girona or Barcelona is very feasible, either in your own car or by taxi.

The Costa Brava and Barcelona

Golf holidays on the Costa Brava have an awful lot to offer the holiday golfer.  First and foremost is the quality and quantity of golf courses on the Costa Brava (or Catalunya/Catalonia).

The second attraction of the Costa Brava is the beautiful countryside and spectacular coastline: dense pine forests meeting rocky cliffs and sandy bays in a cacophony of greens, golds and blues. It is very different from other parts of Spain that you may have visited.

Pals on the Costa Brava
Costa Brava market

The majority of the Costa Brava coast has not been spoilt by over-development (compare and contrast with the Costa del Sol).  Here, the towns date back to well before the Spanish building boom of the 1960's and the little fishing villages like Calella de Palafrugell are an absolute delight for wandering twixt their whitewashed houses.


Without a doubt, the Costa Brava is one of the finest golfing destinations for discerning golfers who would like a taste of the real Spain.

With a full day off from golf tuition on Wednesday there will be ample time to enjoy the sights, sounds, food and wine of the Costa Brava!

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Available Places

Week 1 - 2 places left
12th Feb - 19th Feb

Week 2 - 5 places left
19th Feb - 26th Feb


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2017 Golf Academy


Student Comments

“What a wonderful week and exceptional group of people."
Jon K. - Surrey

"I never knew golf could be so much fun.  Lee is a wonderful Pro (and very nice guy), so patient and knowledgeable."
Adrian P. - Glasgow

"Genuinely never hit it better, quite amazing. Thank You.”
James C. - Rusper GC

“My chipping & putting have improved 100% after my lesson, thank you so much”
Edna G. - Coombe Hill GC

“Loved your chipping lesson … so simple yet so effective.”
Iain M. - Largs GC

“Lee is a very supportive coach whose experience and positivity is an asset to any golfer.”
Liza N. - LPGA Pro


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