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At The Punta Mita Golf Academy we will only modify and shape your existing foundation in order to show you what you have the ability to accomplish on the golf course. We DO NOT believe in teaching the same swing model to everyone, but rather one that is unique to each individual based on their current needs, ability level, and overall desire. Working in this manner helps to make your practice time as “painless” as possible and accelerates your learning curve. We want you to get as much out of each of your coaching sessions as you can.

We will analyze your swing and work towards a model that allows you to integrate your body and the club shaft into a motion that you can replicate time and again so you can have ball strike consistency on the course. Coaching that focuses on how to wedge it

close, pitch, chip and putt will tighten up your short game. This and a solid putting stroke can usually make up for any ball strike anomalies once you learn to manage your shots on the course.

Course management is learning how to coordinate the above fundamentals, so you always hit the highest percentage shot based on the needs of your game. With the proper coaching in this area, you can learn how to choose your shots wisely so you can become a better player almost instantly. Our goal is to help you improve these “master fundamentals” and to teach you how to integrate them into your game so you can have more fun on the golf course.

Remember it’s a game… not a death march so let us give you the tools you need to enjoy it.


Globally Recognized Experts + World-Class Facilities = Your Next Game Improvement Experience:

“Our Punta Mita Academy staff and resident instructors have created lasting relationships with hundreds of golfers—and look forward to helping you find the next level of your golf game.

John McIntyre – Director of Golf, Punta Mita Golf Club.

The Punta Mita Golf Academy offers many programs for overall game improvement for players of any level or age.


Guest Golf Intructors Program

Jean Van de Velde

Acclaimed European and PGA Tour Professional Jean Van De Velde recently took up permanent residence in the Banderas Bay and has joined our team as a resident instructor and Punta Mita ambassador. Jean will be offering a full suite of lessons to members and guests, according to his available schedule.


  • 1hr lesson Punta Mita Members: $280 USD ++*
  • 1hr lesson Guests: $350 USD ++*
  • 5 lessons:  $1,250 USD ++*
  • 10 lessons: $2,250 USD ++*
  • 20 lessons: $4,000 USD ++*

Lessons packages expires May 15th 2022.

*Subject to 16% Tax + 10% service charge

Marius Filmalter

Expert and creator of the SAMPutt lab, Marius Filmalter, made Puerto Vallarta his permanent residence. Marius will also be available for short game, putting, and full swing lessons as his schedule allows.


1hr lesson:  $200 USD ++*

Playing lesson: $250 USD ++*

*Subject to 16% Tax + 10% service charge

For tailored lessons packages or special program requests, please contact Director of Golf John McIntyre at

To reserve your classes, reach out to the Punta Mita Golf Club Proshop – 329 291 5590 or email

Specialty Instruction

Putter Lab

If you struggle on the greens then you must step into Punta Mita’s exclusive Putter Lab. This one hour program uses our putting launch monitor, the SAM Puttlab computer, and a fitting protocol helping us to audit your ability to read grees, “feel” the correct speed,improve the quality of your stroke mechanics and improive the roll of the ball itself. Improving some or all of these things will help you become a better putter for the long term.

$200 Members / $250 Guests

Video Club

Are you the “do it yourself” type of golfer , you know , the person who always hits balls and works on their game but never gets around to taking a lesson? If this sounds like you then our “Video Club “ is the program you need to keep you on the right track. You may come in at any time and film you swing to be viewed in slow motion / frame by frame, you can ssompare it to Touring Professionals or even your past swings saved on our hard drive for instant review.

This program includes : 15 minute video analysis of your swing , Emailed Screencast, and a Question / Answer session with Golf Academy Instructor

$350 Members Only