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Meet Our Experts

Learn from the best the area – and the world – have to offer

You don’t become the #1 Golf Resort in Texas without having the very best courses – and the very best instructors – in the state. In fact, while our four championship courses designed by the masters Fazio, Palmer and Crenshaw are certainly stars of the resort, the fifth star is the Barton Creek Golf Academy and its golf experts.

This remarkable golf school at the Fazio Canyons course offers complete analysis of your golf game utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, private lessons from accomplished golf instructors, plus onsite academy schools with instruction of technique drills designed by some of the most respected golf pros in the world.

  • Brech Spradley, Director of Instruction PGA

    Brech Spradley, Director of Instruction PGA

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    - Class A PGA Member
    - AMF Member - Instructor's Division
    - GSEB, authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine
    - Certified TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Fitness Instructor
    - Certified GolfPsych instructor
    - Certified in 3-D Motion Analysis (K-Vest)
    - Certified in Science & Motion (SAM putting)
                                                                       - Former lead instructor of the Chuck Cook Golf Academy(Chuck Cook
                                                                               is recognized as the #5 instructor in the US by Golf Digest) 

  • Barbara Puett, Academy Instructor

    Barbara Puett, Academy Instructor

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    - Co-author of Golf Etiquette, Golf Etiquette Revised, and A Woman’s 
            Own Golf Book
    - Austin American Statesman Golf Teacher of the Year, 1989
    - Former Women’s State Champion and Six-time Austin City Women’s 
            Champion
    - Contributing instructional editor to Women’s Golf Texas magazine
    - Speaker of the National Golf Foundation, “Strategy for Effective 
                                                                               Teaching”  

  • Garry Rippy, Academy Instructor PGA

    Garry Rippy, Academy Instructor PGA

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    - Quarter Century member of the PGA of America
    - Over 40 years experience teaching and playing competitive golf
    - Winner of numerous PGA section events including the STPGA Section 
            Senior Championship
    - Qualified for Champions TOUR Q-School Finals as well as three PGA 
            TOUR events
    - Head golf professional at the TPC at the Woodlands for over 12 years 

“I was impressed with the professionalism and graciousness by which the valet and the front desk staff attended to us.”

Alicia Brown