Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735

Golf Lessons

Golf Experts

Whether you’re an accomplished player looking for pointers or someone new to the sport, the professional teaching staff at the Barton Creek Golf Academy can help you improve every facet of your game.

Brech Spradley, Director of Instruction PGA
  • Class A PGA Member
  • Recently named Lead Coach with the Golf Channel Academy, Brech is one of a select group to receive this designation.
  • Named Golf Digest Best Teachers In Texas 2013-2014 
  • Nominated Golf Magazine Top 100 in America 2013-2014 
  • GSEM, Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine 
  • Certified FlightScope Instructor (Dopplar Radar) 
  • Certified in 3-D Motion Analysis (K-Vest) 
  • Certified in Science & Motion (SAM putting) 
  • Certified TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Fitness Instructor 
  • Certified GolfPsych Instructor 
  • Former lead instructor of the Chuck Cook Golf Academy (Chuck Cook is recognized as the #5 instructor in the U.S. by Golf Digest) 
Garry Rippy, Academy Instructor PGA 
  • Quarter Century member of the PGA of America 
  • More than 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 more than 12 years 
  • Certified EyeLine Putting Instructor

Barbara Puett, Academy Instructor 
  • 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”
Dr. Erik Gnagy PhD, PGA - Mental Game Specialist
  • M.S. Applied Sports Psychology from CSU, Fullerton
  • PhD Behavior and Sports Performance from UT, Austin
  • Leading Expert in Descison making in Golf
  • Worked with PGA and Web.Com Tour Players on the Mental Game
  • Worked with National Teams and Junior Olympic Teams

Academy Courses

Omni Barton Creek Resort is the home of the Barton Creek Golf Academy, nestled into the rolling hills of the Fazio Canyons golf course. As one of the preeminent golf instruction schools in the state, players of all abilities are welcome to work with our experienced instructors. Using the latest technology to analyze and evaluate a player’s current game, our pros introduce new and proven golf techniques to help improve play.

For additional information call (512) 306-5805 or visit the Barton Creek Golf Academy

One-Day Golf School – $595

Our One-Day Golf program provides instruction to help you improve your game, while developing practice and play habits that will serve you well for the rest of your golfing career. Topics include full-swing, putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker tutorial. 

2017 Academy Dates: Spring – February 17, March 25, April 22, May 27       

Included: Barton Creek Golf Academy hat, group photo, lunch and refreshments.

Two-Day Golf School with Fazio Golf – $995

Two days of in-depth classes with our instructors will cover all aspects of the game. The Two-Day Golf School focuses topics including full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker, strategy, and on-course play. 

2017 Academy Dates: Spring – March 11-12, April 8-9, May 6-7

Included: Barton Creek Golf Academy tote bag, hat, notebook, group photo, lunch and refreshments.

Three-Day All-in-One School – $1,395

The All-in-One program features three full days of instruction, as our team of expert golf instructors focuses on full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker, strategy and on-course play.

2017 Academy Dates: Spring – March 3-5, March 24-26, April 21-23, May 19-21

Included: Barton Creek Golf Academy tote bag, hat, notebook, group photo, lunch and refreshments.
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students per session. 

Two-Day Short-Game Scoring School – $895

Does your short game need a hand? Let our staff of golf instructors review your game and utilize tried-and-true drills and help with situations to help you improve your putting, chipping, pitching, bunker and distance wedge techniques. Each student will receive a comprehensive wedge and putter fitting for enrolling. 

2017 Academy Dates: Spring – March 15-16, April 12-13, May 17-18 

Included: Barton Creek Golf Academy tote bag, hat, notebook, DVD, group photo, lunch and refreshments
Enrollment: Limited to 12 students per session.

Five Half-Day Junior Academy – $495

Our Junior Academy focuses on the players of tomorrow, with an introduction to the great game of golf, or advancement for those more experienced players. Geared toward players between 6 and 16 years old, classes are divided by age and experience level for five half-day coaching and analysis classes. Our expert golf instructors focus on all phases of the game, and the Academy features an intramural program and the chance to play on Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s championship courses. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. 

2017 Academy Dates: March 13-17 (Spring Break), June 19-23, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 31-Aug 4, August 14-18

Included: Barton Creek Golf Academy tote bag, notebook, group photo, lunch and refreshments
Enrollment:Limited to 15 students (ages 6 to 16) per session. 

Total Golf – $3,595 for 1 player; $2,395 for 2 players; $2,095 for 3 players; $1,895 for 4 players
The most intensive program offered at Barton Creek Golf Academy, this three-day program for one to four players is the serious golfer’s ultimate experience. Our expert team of instructors will review your playing style and compare it to those of the top players in the game. Opportunities for improvement are identified through a psychological test, and through assessments of physical, mental and biomedical fitness, equipment and products, and game strategy. A personalized program is developed by the expert staff, including a written assessment, video clip support, and film analysis showing everything from putting to full swing. At the completion of the program, put all that you’ve learned to the test as you play nine holes with your instructor on one of the championship courses at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

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Academy Services

For additional information on golf academy services, please call (512) 306-5805 or visit the Barton Creek Golf Academy

Putting School – $250 per person

The Putting School program teaches players methods to “read the greens”, using tips from the pros. As the putter is the club used most often, it pays to focus on putting skills, and our golf experts use workshops and time-tested drills to help you make improvements. Enrollment includes a personalized putter fitting analysis to determine the most advantageous putter for you. The class may be added to any program above, or taken separately. 

Individual Instruction – $100 per hour and up

The Barton Creek Golf Academy offers private instruction for golfers of all skill levels. 

Corporate Golf Clinics 

Customized schools for corporate outings, sales incentive awards and client entertainment may be arranged with our team of golf expert instructors. Programs can be developed to meet your needs and include players of all levels, whether as a stand-alone event or as part of a larger planned function.. For a perfect venue for corporate gatherings, head over to the Rock House at Fazio Canyons.

Video Instruction 

Compare your swing to the professional swing of your favorite players in our four-video hitting bay. Our state-of-the-art facility allows you to video your swing from down the line, in front, behind, and from above. 


This analysis tool uses three wireless sensors to provide an accurate swing analysis including visual and auditory feedback in real time. This interactive system provides feedback in one complete package using video and 3-D analysis, and real-time review.

SAM PuttLab 

This tool analyzes the 28 most important parameters of your putting stroke using ultrasound measurements, and provides a graphic report in a format that is easy to understand.This analytical training system will help you find the individual strengths and weaknesses of your putting game.

Professional Club Fitting 

Find the overall best club combination for your game using our FlightScope ball tracking technology and Callaway Optifit Cart. Utilizing learnings from Doppler radar and digital signal processing technology traditionally used to track ballistic projectiles in defense systems, these technologies may be adapted to improve your game.

Edel Putter Fitting 

Think a straight line is straight? Your eyes may tell you something different. More than 30 million variables affect how your eyes see a straight line. Our certified instructors review and analyze the most important of these variables and use that assessment to recommend the optimal putter. Learnings look at the perfect putter’s shape, length, lie, loft, line combination, offset, and weight.