In addition to world-class Nicklaus Design golf courses, greater Cancun is now home to three state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf facilities. Each location features Nicklaus Academy professional instructors that have been trained by Mike Malaska, Director of Instruction at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club and recipient of this year's PGA Teacher of the Year Award, as to the proven Nicklaus philosophy and system.
Nicklaus Travel offers a variety of Cancun golf packages including all-inclusive resort stays at your choice of six Palace Resorts locations paired together with Nicklaus Academy experiences and/or golf at top rated Cancun courses. With these great promotions you'll enjoy all-inclusive dining, drinks, entertainment, tours, and so much more - plus you'll have the golden opportunity to better your game under the guidance of Nicklaus Academy-certified instructors and professionals.
Moon Palace Spa & Golf Resort, home to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, features a special indoor Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studio that incorporates a fully integrated Nicklaus Academy analysis package of high-speed video, pressure/balance mat and launch monitor with the addition of a full golf simulator. The Coaching Studio is fully self-contained inside the Moon Palace clubhouse / pro shop and also features a TOMI putting lab. The Moon Palace Nicklaus Academy will accommodate private instruction, club fitting as well as an indoor golf experience with the full simulator.
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Riviera Cancun and the Playacar Golf Club located in Playa de Carmen both feature indoor Nicklaus Coaching Studios as well by capturing video from two views for analysis in the Nicklaus Academy analysis software. The unique indoor locations at each of the properties provide year round instruction regardless of the weather or lighting conditions.
Each facility also feature expansive outdoor driving ranges with both natural and artificial turf tee-lines and well-designed short game areas that are ideal for private and group instruction programs.
For resort guests that are new to golf or want to fine-tune certain aspects of their overall game, "Welcome to Golf" is perfect Nicklaus Academies program. A 2-hour group clinic (4:1 student/teacher ratio) that introduces "never-evers" to the game of golf in a fun and non-intimidating manor, this clinic covers the fundamentals that are the basis for the Nicklaus Philosophy.
The "Short Game & Scoring Clinic" is another 2-hour group clinic that focuses the students' attention on shots hit from 100 yards and in. From proper impact and alignment to distance control, accuracy, and proper club selection, instructors work with students to shave strokes off their score.
The "Nicklaus Driving School" rounds out the group offering by focusing on getting the most of the students' ability off the tee. Students' distance, accuracy, and consistency are improved, as they gain a better understanding of how to properly deliver the clubhead efficiently to the ball.
Additional instruction options including private sessions, on-course playing lessons, corporate group and clinics, special junior camps, and custom club fittings are also available.