Golf Tuition Holidays with Stuart Smith PGA Professional

Golf de la Luz work in partnership with The Stuart Smith Golf Academy to offer high quality residential golf tuition holidays in Spain and Portugal.

Stuart has over 20 years professional coaching experience and uses every part of it in making sure that he delivers a beneficial lesson to you each and every time.

Stuart has spent the last 12 years focusing on the short game and has now established himself as one of the leading short game coaches.

His book "7 Steps To Heavenly Chipping" and 2 training aids designed by Stuart are currently being sold throughout Europe, USA & Canada.  The "Putt Easy" is under the Odyssey brand and the "Connect Easy" strap is branded Callaway. 

So, don't miss out on a chance to transform your short game, as well as having a great time with other golfers at fantastic venues just like many other golfers already have:

"Fabulous trip, impressive golf course, and it was great seeing old friends and making new ones. Lots and lots of laughs !!! Well done Stuart."
"Great golfing holiday! First timers on one of Stuart's "short game" improvement holidays and came away with so much more understanding of all aspects of chipping, pitching and putting! Couldn't wait to get out and put into practice what we had worked on."

See below for details of Stuart Smith Golf Academy residential tuition breaks which cater for all ages and standards of golfer, so why not contact Stuart now on 07766 733560 or email to discuss your requirements?

Upcoming residential tuition breaks are as follows:


Islantilla Golf Resort - Costa de la Luz, Spain, 2nd - 9th October 2018 

Contact Stuart on 07766 733560 or email

  • TWIN - £995
  • SINGLE - £1125

(price might change due to exchange rate or flight increase)

Price includes:
  • 2nd October 2018 BA2696 - 13.25 Gatwick - 16.15 Faro
  • 9th October 2018 BA2695- 12.35 Faro - 15.30 Gatwick
  • 7 nights half board staying at the Islantilla 4 star hotel
  • 5 rounds of golf
  • Unlimited range balls and use of the practice facilities 
  • All tuition, both on course and short game
  • Transfers in Spain
  • Golf bag in hold and one 20kg cabin bag
Stuart says: "The Islantilla Golf Resort Hotel enjoys one of the best golf courses of Huelva, and only a 40 minute transfer from Faro. 
27 holes surrounded by typical landscapes of Costa de la Luz and 3 golf circuits available of 9 holes each. 
This was host to the Turespana Masters in 1995, and in 2000 it was listed as one of the 100 best golf courses in Europe by the magazine Golf Digest.  
The Islantilla Golf Resort is a 4-star hotel located in Islantilla, between Isla Cristina and the marshlands of Piedras river, offering a 27-hole golf course with extensive practice facilities.
On this trip I will be focusing on improving your short game shot selection when out playing which is so important to you improving. 
I will also help you to execute your short game shots better, and give you a better understanding of how the ball will react. 
With improvement in those areas you will be sure to see an improvement in your scores."
The first two days will see you split into two groups - Group A and Group B - with the following schedule:

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
  • Group A - 9.00, 9.10, 9.20am playing 18 holes
  • Group B - full days tuition on all 4 areas of the short game
Thursday 4th October 2018
  • Group B- 9.00, 9.10, 9.20am playing 18 holes
  • Group A - full days tuition on all 4 areas of the short game
"The next four days will see the group back as a whole for tee off times, but you will only be playing with golfers who were in your group on the first two days. 
This will allow me to spend an equal time improving you, when out playing. 
Your front and back nines will be very different, with you playing a Texas Scramble format on the nine holes where you will be receiving tuition, and playing you own ball for the other nine. 
Tee times will be from 9.30am daily.
On your tuition nine holes, I will be working with you to improve your shot selection, club selection, landing zone, setup, and of course.......the result."
Friday 5th October 2018 - Group A - 9.00, 9.10, 9.20 Group B - 
  • Group A - Texas Scramble front nine, own ball back nine 9.00, 9.10, 9.20
  • Group B - Own ball front nine, Texas Scramble back nine 10.30, 10.40, 10.50
Saturday 6th October 2018
  • Group B - Texas Scramble front nine, own ball back nine 9.00, 9.10, 9.20
  • Group A - Own ball front nine, Texas Scramble back nine 9.30, 9.40, 9.50
Sunday 7th October 2018
  • Group A - Texas Scramble front nine, own ball back nine 8.50, 9.00, 9.10
  • Group B - Own ball front nine, Texas Scramble back nine 9.20, 9.30, 9.40
Monday 8th October 2018
  • Group B - Texas Scramble front nine, own ball back nine 10.30, 10.38, 10.46
  • Group A - Own ball front nine, Texas Scramble back nine 10.54, 11.02, 11.10
What you can expect to come back from this trip with, is a sound knowledge of setup and technique for the short game shots, but more importantly the ability to correctly assess and pick the right shot each time, which in turn you will you a greater chance of executing each time, and getting the result you desire.
A £150pp deposit is needed to reserve your booking.  
Contact Stuart on 07766 733560 or email

5* Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, 2nd – 9th February 2019

  • Twin £1095pp 
  • Single £1395pp
(flights and transfers are not included)
  • 7 nights at Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel 5* Fuerteventura half board
  • Unlimited Golf at Fuerteventura GC including trolleys
  • 1 range token each day
  • All tuition
The course does not offer electric trollies but do have buggies and I would need to know ASAP if you require one.
Stuart says "This is an ideal location for the time of year with temperatures of around 23 degrees, making this perfect for golf just as it was in February 2018.
For this trip I have priced up staying at the Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel 5* as the course is on site and is one of only three 5 star hotels on the island. 
The prices do reflect this, but I can ask for a price if you wish to stay at the Elba Carlota 4* as this will be a cheaper option (just have to use the courtesy bus to get to the course).
I have not included flights or transfers in the price, as this will add approx £100 per person above what you can get flights and a taxi for (hotel is 10 mins €15 in taxi). 
I have looked at potential flights and you can fly from either Stansted or Gatwick on the 2nd February and the price starts from £116pp return.
This week will be all about how to Shoot Lower Scores, and for that to happen you will be working on the key areas in your game, which are Alignment, Driving and 80-50 yards and in; improve these and your scores WILL improve."
All tuition will commence before play and you will be split into two groups of 12. One group having the lesson 9-10am and the other group 10-11am.
SATURDAY 2nd February 2019
Fly out to Fuerteventura and if you arrive in time play 9 holes.
SUNDAY 3rd February 2019
ALIGNMENT – I am going to make you work in pairs so that you can check each other constantly (and whilst playing), to make sure you are aimed correctly. I am going to give you a routine that IF you stick to it then you will see an improvement in all your shots when playing.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Texas Scramble which will allow you all to have your alignment check whilst out playing.
MONDAY 4th February 2019
DRIVING – Going to work on improving your impact position for this club which will help with distance and accuracy (you can’t win a game from the trees!) and extra distance is always welcomed.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Social game.
TUESDAY 5th February 2019
PITCHING – Here you will learn the correct set up and very simple technique that is required to make this part of your game stronger and a game changer.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Greensomes, men partnering men and ladies with ladies. Again this will allow you to check each other’s ALIGNMENT.
WEDNESDAY 6th February 2019
CHIPPING – A quick check on set up before going in landing zones. What they are, where they need to be, how much run you get etc. An understanding of landing zones will transform your chipping, giving you much more success from around the green.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Social game.
THURSDAY 6th February 2019
CHIPPING – You will learn what the 7 Steps To Heavenly Chipping are, and in turn then be able to decide which is the correct way to play every chip. The ability to make a correct shot assessment is vital in playing a successful shot.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Texas Scramble, again another chance to have your alignment checked.
FRIDAY 7th February 2019
PUTTING – We will focus and achieving a pure roll on the ball each time you strike a putt and pace control. Pace control is way more important than line when putting.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Social game.
SATURDAY 8th February 2019
ALIGNMENT – Going to go over this vital part again and answer any issues you may have found during the week.
Tee Off 18 holes from 11am – Pairs Texas Scramble, and yes once again a great opportunity for you to have your alignment checked whilst playing.
SUNDAY 9th February 2019
Fly home
Fuerteventura Golf Club is the first 18 hole golf course in Fuerteventura, Canaries, and hosted the Spanish Open tournament in 2004.
It is one of the most outstanding in the fortunate islands, designed by the renowned Juan Catarineu.
This unique complex offers an exceptional practice area, driving range with more than 50 positions, 800m2 green putting, green approach, bunker and Pro Shop store.
Here are the links for hotel and course: and
A £150 deposit per person is required to confirm your place, and there are ONLY 24 golfer spots available.
Contact Stuart on 07766 733560 or email
Please note that all bookings for tuition holidays are made directly with Stuart and are not covered by the usual TRIP Financial Failure scheme unlike bookings made directly with Golf de la Luz.



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Golf de la Luz was incorporated in February 2004 following a brief golfing holiday in the Costa de la Luz (Huelva region) in late 2003 where an opportunity arose to develop a destination-specific golf travel company for that region in particular. In the years since then we have grown to become the leading golf travel specialist to the Costa de la Luz in addition to offering golf holidays in other regions of Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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