Director of Golf and Development
Academy is Sir Nick Faldo’s first and only full time residential youth golf academy in the
United States and is on the campus of Grande Sports World in sunny
Arizona, located 45 minutes from the
Phoenix airport. The campus includes a $20 million athletic training complex and a state of the art 58,000 square foot performance center, world-class Faldo designed practice facilities, 7,545 yard golf course, dorm rooms, 16 classrooms, hotel, restaurants, banquet and
meeting space and is home to the nationally recognized Real Salt Lake – AZ residential soccer academy where over 70 students live year around, go to school and excel and achieve at the highest levels of youth soccer in America. In its third year of operation, every graduating senior has signed a professional contract or received a college scholarship.
Academy offers elite golf training using the Faldo method, as well as extensive personal development and college preparatory education to elite golfers ages 14 to 18 from around the world. The Faldo Series has more than 7,000 golfers competing in 30 countries and 40 events and boasts the World’s # 1 player, Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng among its past champions.
The Director of Golf and Development will work directly with 6-time Major Champion Nick Faldo and his team on training teaching professionals and certified teaching methods. The Director will be responsible for the entire golf academy operation which includes recruiting elite golfers from around the world into residency, build and operate a successful golf camp program, develop annual sales plans and budgets, manage the teaching staff, insure student athletes receive college scholarships, work directly with academic support staff to be familiar with NCAA compliance regulations and display outstanding leadership traits.