Play Golf in Palmetto, FL
The Golf Academy at Terra Ceia Country Club features two master teaching professionals ready to help you play golf in Palmetto, FL. Director of Instruction Jacques Panet-Raymond is well-known for his expertise in assessing swing flaws, causes, corrections, and training procedures to take your game to the next level. Not only can you get the golf clubs, putters, balls, and cart you need at our club, but also the training you need to excel at the game.
Whether you are a raw beginner and have never played before or you’re a Tour Player, Jacques has the experience working with players of every ability level to properly teach and guide you in a way that you will understand. His fees are the same whether you are on the course in a playing lesson or utilizing his video analysis services. Improve your golf game at our country club.
Terra Ceia Bay Golf Academy – Junior Programs, Clinics, Private Lessons, Playing Lessons, Video Analysis - $125 per Hour or 50% off for a Series of Eight Lessons.
Hole # 1 The Starter
This hole has a short carry off the tee to a mounted Fairway and an approach to a narrow green breaking from left to right.
Hole # 2 Carter's Revenge
This 150-yard part 3 requires an accurate tee shot to miss the trees overhanging The Tee Box and to carry the water and bunker fronting this sloped green. A par here is a good score!
Hole # 3 The Lakeside
The Spar four features a bending Water's Edge on the left and out of bounds right with an approach to the flattest green on the course.
Hole # 4 The Gauntlet
This slight dog leg left may be the toughest Challenge on the course. It requires an accurate tee shot over water while avoiding a large Oak tree, out of bounds right and a beautiful Lake on the left. The narrow Fairway makes be the tee shot key here.
Hole # 5 Twin Towers
This tricky par 4 requires an accurate lay up off the tee between 180 to 200 yards that must land between two Towering Oaks and staying short of the water hazard fronting the difficult green.
Hole # 6 Gazebo
This Par 3 can measure up to 185 yards with a demand carry just short of the green. The gazebo offers a pretty backdrop to this monster!
Hole # 7 OB Alley
This 195 yard Par 3 is tight with Out of Bounds on both sides, and a severe green sloping right to left. Oh..and the wind is predominantly in your face.
Hole # 8 Guaranteed Skin
This 205 yard Par 3 demands a solidly struck tee shot to carry the water close to the green. With OB long, trees right and sand left there isn't much room for error.
Hole # 9 Risk Reward
This drivable Par 4 offers an opportunity to putting for an eagle but a ball long or right is out of bounds and a ball short presents a long bunker shot.
Hole # 10 Road Hole
Another difficult Par 3 to a small green. OB left and the road right require an accurate shot that avoids the lone Palm Tree acting as a defender.
Hole # 11 The Bay Hole
This Par 3 over water is the shortest hole on the course. A high approach with a short iron needs to negotiate the winds above the Mangroves on the edge of the Bay.
Hole # 12 Stumpy's Stamp
This Par 4 requires an accurate tee ball and approach to the smallest green on the course.
Hole # 13 The Creek
A short Par 3 over a creek that offers difficulty with a small green and OB left and long.
Hole # 14 Mounds
A tight Par 3 with mounds in front, a soft apron, and a sneaky quick green. OB creeps up on both sides so keep it straight!
Hole # 15 The Oak
A huge Oak Tree seems out of place as an obstacle but adds significant challenge to this short dogleg right..Big hitters can go after the green but bring OB into play on the driving range. It's best to play smart here and take enough loft to get your drive into play.
Hole # 16 Pool Side
A lengthy Par 3 of 236 yards where the back tees are usually shortened to 170. This hole has water, OB, mounds, a small narrow green, and plays into the prevailing wind off of the Bay.
Hole # 17 Tear Drop
This short Par 3 offers a Tear Drop shaped green making it difficult to get it close on a back pin!
Hole # 18 Homeward
This short par-4 offers risk-reward with water right and out of bounds left. Great opportunity to finish your round with a birdie!
PGA Master Professional: Jacques Panet-Raymond
Jacques is a 25-year member of the PGA and has acquired the highest status (Top 1.5%) among his peers as one of the few Certified Master Professionals in the world. His ability to immediately assess, diagnose, and prescribe corrections is evident within minutes of your first lesson.
Jacques has trained with several of the top instructors in the world, including Harmon, Leadbetter, Haney, and McLain, to name a few. He is a Top 50 Teacher for Kids and has been a three-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. He is an Advisory Member for SNAG Golf and was teaching in schools five years before the PGA came out with their Golf in Schools Program, which he consulted on.
As a former player, Jacques has qualified and played in the National CPC three time, and has won 23 PGA-sanctioned events, including the Sankaty Head Invitational in 2004. It is rare when you can find a quality instructor who has the ability to play the game at a high level. Jacques has also written several articles for magazines and has been featured in 63 instructional segments on TV.
*Scholarships Available as well as Discounts for All Club Members, Residents, & Guests (Up to 40% Off)
Private lessons ($75) or clinics ($20-40) are based on a scale for different ages, groups sizes, and abilities.
Terra Ceia is the first and only site in Florida to utilize this innovative junior program. This is an 8-week session ($425) designed to get the kids on the course and scoring. Any junior starts from 25 yards from the hole and once they shoot 36 for 9 holes they back up to 50, 100, 150, 200, and then regular tees. These kids learn early on the importance of short game and scoring while also gaining an understanding of the pressure of an eagle or birdie putt.
This creates a fun environment for the kids as they participate in three affordable sessions per week for eight weeks. One day for instruction, one day for supervised practice, and one day on the course attempting to qualify. Small classes and varying tee lengths ensure that no one is held back from their scoring potential.
Christian Junior Golf Academy
These sessions ($10/Session) are basically free except for the $10 that covers the range balls. Any junior can attend knowing that character, morals, and Christian values will be shared at any time. This is a summer program and limited in size. All candidates are subject to review. Call Jacques for more information and registration procedures at (941) 932-6090.
Contact us to start enjoying the great game of golf on our amazing course in Palmetto, Florida.