THE WORLD'S MOST PERSONALIZED HIGH-PERFORMANCE GOLF ACADEMY
In Golf and in Life - Results Matter.
We've developed a world-class development and training program that produces complete players. Our holistic approach incorporates the physical, mental and the technical side of training for competition. We prepare golfers for a successful college career, academically and athletically.
For over twenty years, we have worked with many of the top junior and amateur golfers in the world. You can see some of our results our Coaching Team has helped our golfers achieve on our Golf Program Results page.
Click below more information on our programs, weekly training options and camps:
Academy at a Glance
- Fully-accredited program for serious golfers
- World-class golf coaches
- Proven formula for elite athletic performance
- Integrated accredited honors school
- Full-time boarding & non-boarding training options
- College Prep Program
- 100% track record of college scholarships
- Enroll on a full-time or weekly basis
- Programs available every week of the year
- Located in Port St. Lucie, FL
RPS SYSTEMATIC GOLF TRAINING PROGRAM
Golf is a game of confidence. Confidence produces success.
Our world-class golf training program helps golfers from around the world become more confident and complete golfers. Our holistic developmental approach centers on the physical, mental and technical side of training for competition. We prepare young golfers for a successful college or professional career.
We implement time-tested, proven teaching techniques that produced many of the world’s best golfers. We believe that a student with an appreciation of sound fundamentals will have full trust and confidence in their game during the stress of competition. Our team of certified golf coaches are passionate about training and developing the whole student athlete into champions on and off the course.
We focus on building character, discipline, and self-esteem, traits that scale well into every aspect of life. Each student needs to face the inevitable adversity to fully understand the sacrifice and dedication required to develop into a greater golfer. At RPS, we embrace that adversity - it serves as the catalyst to reaching our highest goals.
Coaches Clive and RJ are exceptional. Together, they form a wonderful team. Their expertise, advice and endless patience have helped in my transformation into a much better golfer and student. Thank you!
Coach RJ always went above and beyond for me. He focused on more than just the technical components. His support & encouragement along with the training helped prepare me for the next stages in my career.
RPS Golf uses a simple systematic approach to improve your golf game. The coaches at RPS are great communicators and their step-by-step approach keeps me on a track to improve my golf on a daily basis.
World Class Golf Facilities
Our new 15- acre golf range has multiple hitting areas, 4 putting greens and multiple chipping/pitching/bunker greens providing numerous situational training opportunities for our elite golf students. We have also added an innovative 4 acre wedge range consisting of 5 specifically designed target greens dedicated to distance control and accuracy. The wedge range will provide distance control practice from 50 to 140 yards.
Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae Once you become part of the RPS Golf family you will also become junior member at the private Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course at Santa Lucia River Club. We are so fortunate this prestigious club is just walking distance from our front gates. The golf course offers championship golf with pristine playing conditions.
The golf course features luscious Bermuda fairways, Sea Isle Pas Palm Teeing grounds and well manicured TifEagle greens. To complement the par-72 championship golf course is a practice facility that includes a spacious practice range, sand bunkers and several practice greens to fine tune your chipping and putting.
Originally built in 1992, the course underwent a major renovation in 2006 personally directed by Jack Nicklaus which included the installation of new landscaping, replacing cart paths where required, as well as the addition of new bridges and bulkheads to enhance details and aesthetics of the course. The course reopened to rave reviews from the members, the press and most importantly, Jack.
The outstanding quality of the golf course makes it a top choice for golf outings, tournaments and events. The Club has hosted the following prestigious golf events:
- USGA Open Qualifying
- South Florida PGA Championships
- The Florida Junior Tour
- Florida State Golf Association Championships
- Florida Junior Tour Championships
- Numerous Mini-Tour Championships
Mental Training and Coaching
Bill Nelson is an acclaimed mental performance coach. For over twenty years, he's successfully worked with thousands of golfers, including those that have gone on to become PGA and LPGA Champions, US Open Champions, NCAA Champions, US Amateur and US Junior winners and Olympians. He's also coached some of the country's best collegiate teams that have gone on to win conference titles and ranked in the top ten nationally.
Some of the universities that Bill has worked with:
- University of Southern California
- Mississippi State
- Southern Mississippi
- University of Michigan
- South Carolina
- University of Tennessee
- Texas A&M
We've partnered with ForeCollegeGolf and Under Par Consulting to assist our students in college placement.
They assist our junior golfers who aspire to play collegiately or professionally with personalized consulting and player development services. Competitive junior golf and the collegiate placement system has changed dramatically in the past few years and our goal is to partner with top companies in the industry is to give our students an "unfair" advantage.
Since 2010, 100% of students have received an athletic and/or academic scholarship!
When deciding on a golf academy, the key element is the coach-student relationship. I would have full confidence having Clive teach my kids and knowing they're in the right environment to learn, grow and flourish under his tutelage.
A Letter from Gary Gilchrist
My name is Gary Gilchrist I have run and owned my own junior academies for 3 decades. It has been my passion to support junior golfers and their families to inspire them to be the best student athletes focusing on a personal improvement plan. I have seen many juniors achieve great results both on the golf course and in school which many went to great colleges in the US.
I worked side-by-side with Clive McCann for many years. As one of my lead instructors, he was instrumental in teaching and coaching students towards their goals of playing high-level, competitive golf.
I have a lot of respect for Clive as a coach and as a person. I would recommend him to any family looking to develop their son or daughter. His greatest quality is his love for the game and his caring nature towards the students. He has been around the game for years and has learned from the best players and teachers in the golf business. His experience and knowledge is invaluable to those students that are fortunate to spend time in his presence. He has had students win at all levels of the game.
When you decide to go to a junior academy the key element is the relationship between coach and student. I would have full-confidence to have Clive teach my daughter and son and know they are in the right environment to learn, grow and flourish under his tutelage.
I hope you make the choice and allow Clive to coach your son or daughter in this great game called golf.
Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2012-2020
Golf Digest Top 50 Best Teachers in America 2011-2019.
What programs do we offer?
In addition to our Full-time Golf Academy, we offer Short-Time Programs (6 weeks or less), Holiday, Winter and Summer Camps.
What is the time frame for the Full-time Golf Program?
Our full-time program follows the school calendar and goes from August to May.
How many days a week do the golf students practice per week?
How many days a week do the golf students have golf fitness training?
What golf course does the academy use for on course training?
When you become a full- time golf academy student/athlete you’ll also become a junior member at the private Jack Nicklaus Santa Lucia River Club. SLRC is where all our on-course training happens.
Where are the golf practice facilities located?
All the golf practice facilities are located within the Sandpiper Bay Resort where the academy is located. The private Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at the Santa Lucia River Club is located within walking distance of the front gate of the resort and is where we do our on-course training.
What does the competition schedule look like?
The competition schedule really depends on each student’s development level, but in general it’s about 2 tournament per month.
What does the training for weekly camps consist of?
Weekly camps consist of 3 hours of golf training in the morning followed by 9 holes of golf in the afternoon. Camp also includes 3 hours of golf fitness per week.
Check-in is on Sunday afternoon and check-out is Saturday morning.
What does full-time tuition cost?
The annual fee for our golf academy, which encompasses both all athletic tuition, boarding and academic costs is $69,500. This includes a junior membership at the Santa Lucia River Club.
We are committed to fostering talent and may be offer a range of financial payment options and scholarships.
What does the recruiting process look like?
Coach Clive is a highly experienced coach who employs a wide range of drills, training aids & technology. They gave me a personalized plan to coach myself and feel confident & more self- sufficient.
The coaches at RPS taught me so many lessons that have helped me in all areas of my life. I'm thankful to have been a part of the academy and for how it helped me to become the player and person I am today.
RPS gave me the tools to succeed in life, in friendships and in college. Relationships and memories that I’ll cherish forever. Because of them I won 5 times my senior year and signed with a D1 university.
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