Rick Smith Golf Academy to Open at Trump National Doral

MIAMI, FL (July 27, 2017) Trump National Doral® Miami today announced a new partnership with The Rick Smith Golf Academy. Recognized as one of the top golf schools in the U.S., Smith’s elite team will bring world-class instruction to South Florida’s premier golf destination. Serving golfers of all abilities, including resort guests, club members and the public, the academy will provide a wide range of offerings: private lessons, multi-day golf schools, small group clinics, on-course playing lessons, video analysis and juniors programming. The Rick Smith Golf Academy will move into the former site of the Jim McLean Golf School effective August X.

Rick Smith has achieved great success in the golf industry as a teacher, designer and communicator. His skills as a great teacher have afforded Smith the opportunity to coach some of the most accomplished golfers in the world who have collectively won 8 major golf championships including Phil Mickelson, Lee Janzen, Rocco Mediate and Jack Nicklaus. Rick has also hosted his own golf instructional television programs and done color commentary which have aired on Golf Channel, ESPN, TSN, and Fox Sports.

“We are delighted to welcome Rick and his team to Doral,” said Executive Vice President Eric Trump. “This new partnership will raise the bar not only for the resort, Trump Hotels and Trump Golf but also for the sport, furthering the skills of experienced golfers while bringing new interest and entrants into the world of golf.”

“In my career, I have been fortunate to travel and teach around the world. The opportunity to call Trump National Doral the home of my flagship academy moving forward is an honor. My staff and I will take this academy to the next level with world-class service and instructional offerings at this amazing facility.”

“Rick and his staff are the ideal fit for our vision: to be the world’s pre-eminent golf resort,” said Trump National Doral Golf General Manager Darrin Helfrick. “The academy’s award-winning instruction perfectly complements our company mission: ‘Never Settle.’”

Home to the iconic Blue Monster, the Red Tiger, the Golden Palm and the Silver Fox, Trump National Doral boasts some of the game’s most challenging courses while offering picturesque views of South Florida. Rounding out the resort’s golf offerings are a state-of-the-art LED practice facility for both day and evening use, a cutting-edge True Spec custom club-fitting lab, a 7,000-square-foot golf shop and a private members’ clubhouse.

For resort information or reservations, please call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visit http://www.trumpnationaldoral.com.

For more information on The Rick Smith Golf Academy, visit http://www.ricksmith.com.