Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do we do if it rains?

A: If it is raining during your lesson at Golden Ridge, then the lesson will conduct as scheduled because there are covered stations. Please see policies regarding rain days for the winter golf school under the policies section.

Q: What if my spouse wants to come with me but not take the school?

A: Your spouse is more than welcome to accompany you for the trip and enjoy the beautiful beach and other amenities offered. Additional accommodations may be necessary at an additional cost.

Q: What if I have to cancel?

A: Please refer to the “Policies” section for cancellation policies

Q: Is there a dress code?

A: The dress code at most facilities requires a collared golf shirt, knee length shorts or golf slacks, and soft spikes. Typically no T-shirts or jeans are allowed. Women do not need a collared shirt.

Q: What equipment do I need?

A: You will need golf clubs (clubs can be provided with prior notice), golf shoes, golf balls, tees, and extra clothing in case of inclement or cold weather.

Q: What currency do I pay in, and are taxes included?

A: All payments are to be made in Canadian funds, all taxes including HST are included.

Q: Will I need a rental car at the school?

A: Rental car is your option. We recommend that you rent a car. There are many activities to do in Panama City Beach and Orlando at night (fine restaurants, shopping, and night life). Transportation can be provided at an additional cost.

Q: What days of the week is the school offered?

A: The school is offered to start on any day of the week, based on availability.

Q: Typically what time of year is this winter school offered?

A: This school is offered from January 1st thru April 15th

Q: Does my skill level matter?

A: Whether you are attending the winter school or taking a private lesson, your prior skill level does not matter. Gord works with both beginners and tour players with a lifetime of experience.

Q: Why should I attend this school over the other ones?

A: This school is unique in that the ratio of instructor to student is very small, with a maximum of 4:1. Also, CPGA certified instructor, Gord Burns, is a veteran of the Canadian Tour where he competed amongst some of the best players in the world for more than 5 years. Also, Gord had the privilege of learning from some of the world’s top instructors. The knowledge gained from his experiences is evidenced by his ever loyal and growing student base.