The enthusiastic staff of professional golf instructors at the Ibis Golf Academy is led by a rare talent, PGA Director of Instruction Martin Hall. A four-foot missed putt in 1977 at the European Tour Qualifying School changed Martin’s life forever. The miss excluded him from getting his Tour card but led him to a storied career in teaching the game he loves.
Martin has been the Director of Golf Instruction at The Club at Ibis since 1998. Golf Digest continually recognizes him as a top 10 instructor worldwide. In 2011, he began hosting a weekly program on the Golf Channel, aptly called School of Golf, that continues to this day after more than 350 episodes. His impressive resume also includes coaching a major champion and producing instructional videos that are distributed worldwide. “There is truly no other place I’d rather be than on the range teaching at Ibis,” Martin says.
Every day at The Club at Ibis offers championship golf on one of three Nicklaus family-designed courses and a top-tier, 20-acre practice facility to fine-tune your game. Ibis’s practice tee-box covers 144,000 square feet, the double-sided driving range is covered in Seashore Paspalum to provide a superior hitting surface. Three short game areas and a Golf Equipment Fitting Studio anchor the corners of the range. The Fitting Studio features equipment from all of the major manufacturers and showcases the latest technology from Flight Scope and SAM Putting Lab. The Studio contains both covered indoor and outdoor hitting bays and is manned by Ibis instructional staff.
Game On with TopTracer!
We are the first Club in Florida to feature TopTracer Range technology on our Driving Range to provide a fun, engaging, tech-driven experience. TopTracer Range delivers the same ball-tracking technology that traces the shots of the game’s best players on TV. It redefines the driving range experience - from a functional training day to an exciting experience for everyone. The technology provides instant shot replays and statistical feedback on your phone, which allows players to make swing adjustments and immediately see the impact on their golf shot. Or, spice up your practice session with skill based games with modes suitable for all ages and levels. Just download the app and enjoy!