Westwood to open La Manga academy

First junior club outside the UK for world number one

Tue, 21 Dec 2010

Westwood to open La Manga academy

Lee Westwood is to open his first overseas junior golf academy next summer at the five-star La Manga Club resort in Spain.

La Manga Club is already a very popular venue for families and the new Westwood Academy will add significant appeal for parents whose children want to learn what it takes to become the world’s finest golfer.

The academy operates between August 1-5 and 8-12 and children will take part in a dedicated instructional programme – designed by the world number one himself – covering all aspects of the game with prizes and gifts for all attendees.

The academies will run for two hours per day and will be open to boys and girls in two different age groups – seven to 11 years and 12-16 years.

The new venture has been set up in conjunction with Activate Sport, an organisation which provides quality sport and activity instruction to boys and girls across the UK.

“I am delighted to be working with La Manga Club on my first academy outside of the UK,” commented Westwood.

“I hope the principles that have helped me to rise to the top of the game will be a source of great benefit and encouragement to young players both on and off the golf course.”

The announcement of the Westwood Academy further enhances La Manga Club’s new 2011 ‘Love Life’ guest experience programme, which will feature a host of inspirational cultural, sporting, gastronomic and family activities. 

Other ‘Love Life’ offerings will include cycling and triathlon retreats, detox and well-being breaks, fitness camps and an extended range of Funlandia family activities.

La Manga Club boasts unrivalled facilities as a sport and leisure resort including three 18-hole championship courses, a 28-court tennis centre and a 2,000 square-metre spa complex. It also offers the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses, more than 20 bars and restaurants and great entertainment for children.

Five-day academy courses will cost €250 for guests staying at the five-star La Manga Club hotel or four-star Las Lomas apartments or €300 for general resort guests.

Visit the La Manga Club website for more information and to book.