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Golf Learning Center

Our learning center is all about you!

State-of-the-art technologies in conjunction with expert instructors are here to help you improve your game and learn lifelong skills to stay on top. This is the ultimate training for golf enthusiasts. South Florida is known as a golf destination and Banyan Cay Resort & Golf will exceed your expectations with its Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and Learning Center.

Our Golf Learning Center packages are designed with the perfect combination of Pro instruction, golf technology, practical application and equipment fitting that match any skill level and age range.

What are your goals? What is your skill level? Are you having fun?

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Director of Golf

Richard Leconche
Director of Golf
Early in Rich’s golf career, he managed multiple golf courses throughout Connecticut and then moved to Florida where he became an instructor at the PGA Golf Schools for PGA National Golf Club. From there he started Emerald Dunes Golf Club in West Palm Beach as the Head professional.

While at Emerald Dunes, he created two pilot programs: Hook a Kid on Golf and The Executive Women's Golf League. Both programs reached national acclaim and Leconche received teaching awards from U.S. Kids Golf in 2011 and was nominated for “Teacher of the Year “, in South Florida in 2012.

You might also recognize Leconche from his time on the ABC Network in West Palm Beach with his “Straight Down the Middle Golf Tips”. Leconche's golf, teaching and management skills have made him a sought after PGA Professional during his long career.

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Teaching Professional

Christi Dorece
Christi started her teaching career working for Jim McLean at Doral in Miami, Florida. With over 18 years of experience, she has been able to learn from several Top 100 Instructors. She traveled on the LPGA Tour caddying and coaching for two years seeing over 14 countries. She was a golf instructor at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida for four years as well as spending seven years at the Jim McLean Golf Schools. Christi taught at the Nike Junior Golf Camps and has volunteered at numerous Junior Clinics throughout South Florida.

Having worked with players on the LPGA, Symetra Tour, and various mini-tours, Christi has been actively involved in the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals for over 10 years. She has completed the new LPGA Teaching HER Certification as well as becoming a Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Certified Instructor. She continues to compete in professional events both in the LPGA section and National level and has a career low round of 65. Christi is looking forward to helping students learn more about the game of golf and most importantly to have fun!

Michelle McGann

Touring Pro

Michelle McGann
Touring Pro at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf
A true legend in women’s golf, Michelle McGann has been playing since age 7.  At the young age of 18 she qualified for the LPGA Tour and has been a staple to the sport since that day.

As a junior player McGann won the Florida State Junior Championship three times, U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and was named by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Rolex Junior Player of the Year.  During that same year McGann was named Rolex Junior First-Team All-American and ranked as the nations top amateur by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest.  Michelle McGann also captured the 1988 Doherty Cup Championship title and played in the U.S. Women’s Open and Boston Five Classic as an amateur.

McGann’s passion is her foundation to benefit diabetes called the Michelle McGann Fund. Over the years millions of children have been given the opportunity to receive medication, diabetic equipment, support and education about this disease.  McGann herself has suffered with this illness since childhood and began using an insulin pump in 1999.

Guest appearances and specialty clinics are available with Michelle McGann through the Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Learning Center.  Call for availability.

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Instruction Programs and Packages

Lessons

  • Individual Golf Lessons - designed to tailor instructions to your needs
    Member Lessons - $120 per hour
    Resort Guest Lessons - $150 per hour
  • Playing Lessons – play with the Pros and each hole will include a skill lesson
    Members Nine-Hole Lesson Package - $200
    Resort Guest Nine-Hole Lesson Package - $250
  • Six-Hour Lesson Package including full swing, short game and time on the course.
    Member Lesson Package - $600.00
    Resort Guest Lesson Package- $750.00


Clinic and Group Lessons

  • Daily Clinic – learn a skill every day and meet new players. A fun affordable way to learn.
    Member Clinic - $40.00
    Resort Guest Clinic- $50.00
  • Corporate Clinics – what better way to incentivize and develop your team members than a golf clinic.
    Minimum four students per clinic - $180.00 per hour and $40 per additional student over four.


Juniors Clinics and Lessons

  • Junior Clinics – Learn to Golf, Love the Game and Achieve a Lifelong Skill
    Junior Member Clinic- $25.00 per hour
    Junior Resort Guest Clinic- $35.00 per hour
  • Junior Lessons – For all skill levels and ages starting from 6 to 15 years of age (some restrictions apply – call for details)
    Junior Member Lesson - $60.00 per hour (10 years old and under)
    Junior Resort Guest Lesson - $75.00 per hour (10 years old and under)

    Junior Member Lesson - $80.00 per hour (11 years old through 15 years old)
    Junior Resort Guest Lesson - $95.00 per hour (11 years old through 15 years old)
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Learning Center Packages

Choose your option from a half-day tune up to a multi-day play and learn package

  • Half-Day Learning Center Package - $250.00 per person and includes three-hours of instruction and a meal of your choice. (alcohol not included)
  • Full-Day Learning Center Package - $500.00 per person and includes four-hours of instruction, two-hours of playing and a meal of your choice. (alcohol not included)
  • Two Full Days Learning Center Package - $1000 per person and includes different topic each day, video analysis of skills, full swing clinic, short game instruction, meal of your choice (alcohol not included) and equipment fitting plus exclusive deals on the latest golf equipment and apparel in the Banyan Cay Pro Shop
  • Three Full Days Learning Center Package - $1500 per person and includes different topic each day, video analysis of skills, full swing clinic, short game instruction, meal of your choice (alcohol not included) and equipment fitting plus exclusive deals on the latest golf equipment and apparel in the Banyan Cay Pro Shop


*Please note that only members and guests are eligible to play and participate in the Learning Center at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf.

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