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Located at the award winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, North San Diego County, Kip Puterbaugh’s Aviara Golf Academy is the premier golf school in Southern California. It is the longest running golf school in the Western United States with the most consistent staff with over 100 total years of experience teaching both adult and junior golfers!

The Aviara Golf Academy opened in 1991 at the Arnold Palmer designed Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, CA, 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego. The experience, dedication and longevity of his talented staff of 5 full time Master Instructors is unparalled in the golf industry. Kip began teaching in 1972 and joined by Wayne Searle they opened the Academy in 1991. Master Instructors Ken Green joined in 1994, Bruce Nakamura in 1995, Bob Knee in 1995 and Grant Halverson in 1999. Working together through the years they’ve developed a curriculum that gives the golfer of any skill level the best chance to improve their game.

Golf Digest has honored our staff with their survey of the Top Teachers in California by placing 5 of our teachers in the top 26 of the state. We are one of only three schools worldwide graded by Golf Magazine at a Gold Medallion resort that has a Top 100 Teacher and a Top 25 Golf School.

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Jihee finished her yearly visit to prepare for the 2018 JLPGA tour after winning a major last year we are hoping for great things this season! #womenwithdrive #aviaragolfclub #golfswing #jlpga #lpga @puterbaughgolf
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18th hole. You can’t beat the weather year round here or this Arnold Palmer designed golf course here at our golf school. Get your sticks and let’s play! #aviara #carlsbad #golfschool #aviaragolfclub #golf @puterbaughgolf
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Will be fun to watch this guy tee it up again! #tigerwoods #bomb #golf #LAOpen
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Kip Puterbaugh's Golf Academy at Aviara
Jihee Lee’s Swing = Pure. 5 wins on the JLPGA since working with Kip. Wishing her a great 2018 season! #jlpga #parkhyattaviara #golfswing #onoffgolf #titleist
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Thank you Dr Jill Narlock for being the most thorough Chiro I’ve ever met. Diagnosed my leg length difference and now I can enjoy golf again 🏌️‍♂️👏🏻
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Gears Performance Center
Testing out the new M3 and M4 at the Gears Performance Center today. #deep #straight #golf #aviara #gearsperformancecenter #taylormadegolf
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Kip Puterbaugh's Golf Academy at Aviara
Grant Halverson’s 40 yard Low Spinner, this was the 2nd take. One of the coolest shots to watch, it’s even cooler when you can do it 😎#spin #lowspinner #golf #aviara #parkhyattaviara #parkhyatt #aviaragolfacademy #pro #pga #geazy #cool #sick #dope
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Equinox La Costa
You know that feeling you get when you haven’t worked out for awhile, where you realize “wow, I haven’t used those muscles in awhile!” That’s the same feeling you get when you start making a better golf swing, because you haven’t used those muscles for awhile! #workout #strong #golf #motivation
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Hard work pays off, this girl wins the biggest swing change in one hour award. Both these swings are at full speed. #change #solution #golf #aviara #collegeathlete #aviaragolfacademy #aviaragolfclub #student
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Kip Puterbaugh's Golf Academy at Aviara
Longest Running Golf School on the West Coast and located in beautiful San Diego, CA. You have questions, we have solutions. #halloffame #toprated #golf #sandiego #california #academy #school #resort #vacation #workhardplayhard #makeithappen
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Pebble Beach, California
Just found this photo today, Kip and Mr. Murray at Pebble Beach...Don’t pretend like you didn’t start thinking caddy shack...Cinderella story, out of nowhere, former greenskeeper, now about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac- it's in the hole! It's in the hole! #golf #pebblebeach #celebrity #holeinone #augusta #swing #aviara #aviararesort #aviaragolfclub #instructor
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Kip Puterbaugh's Golf Academy at Aviara
Congrats to Lauren for her 2nd place finish in the FCH National Championship! #aviara #futurechampions #nationalchampionship
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To the most interesting man in golf. Happy Birthday Miguel Anjel Jimenez. #golf
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Kip Puterbaugh's Golf Academy at Aviara
2018 watch out for this girl!
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Find more of Kip’s Tip articles on our website www.aviaragolfacademy.com. #golf #golflife #golfstagram #parkhyatt #aviara #carlsbad #california @aviaragolfacademy
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Gift certificates available via email! #scga #aviara #parkhyatt #carlsbad #sandiego #instagolf #golf #california #summercamp #callawaygolf #gearsperformancecenter #womenwithdrive #womensgolf #ajga #lpgatour #pgatour #juniorgolfcamp #juniorgolflist #golfinphoenix #ladygolfers #lajolla #delmar #tigermom #ranchosantafe #palosverdesgolfclub #palosverdes #womensgolfjournal #scpga #sandiegogolf #instagolf


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