Leadbetter Returns to Hawaii


CHAMPIONSGATE, FL, November 18, 2020 – Leadbetter Golf Academies (LGA) is proud to announce the addition of Leadbetter Golf Academy Maui to our global network of academies. Spearheaded by Leadbetter Instructors Eddie and Renee Lee, Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA) Maui is set to officially open its doors January 2, 2021 at The Dunes of Maui Lani.

PGA professional Eddie Lee, a Top 5 instructor in the State of Hawaii on Golf Digest’s Best in State 2019-2020 rankings, has been a pivotal member in the development of Hawaiian golf instruction. Originally from San Bruno, California, Eddie began his career in Hawaii at Kapalua in 1991. After moving to Wailea in 1996, Eddie served as Director of Instruction at Maui’s Wailea Golf Club for 23 years and most recently was Director of Instruction at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai before he transitioned to The Dunes at Maui Lani. Renee Lee, also a PGA and Leadbetter certified golf instructor, has made an equally noteworthy impact on the island as Hawaii’s Junior Golf Leader selected by the Aloha Section PGA.

The Dunes of Maui Lani is the only links course on the island, built on remains of two volcanoes

As Hawaii’s only LGA location, Eddie Lee and The Dunes of Maui Lani Director of Golf Scott Reinhart’s vision is to strengthen golf participation in the state and give back to instructors by developing a ‘golf hub’ for world-class instruction and aspiring instructors to learn and master their profession.

“We will want to train about five or six assistant teaching professionals about the Leadbetter philosophy.” Eddie believes the academy will be a steppingstone for instructors to establish their brand and advance their careers in instruction. “At LGA Maui our team of instructors will offer world-class coaching to golfers of all abilities, including a special Leadbetter Kids program designed to introduce more children to this great game.”  

“We are very pleased to expand our global network of Academies especially in Maui where we have had so much success in the past. The Dunes of Maui Lani provides the ideal facility for teaching golf. Most importantly, we are delighted to continue supporting our Leadbetter Instructors Eddie and Renee Lee, who have developed their careers with us and are now helping to ensure their knowledge is passed onto the next generation of top teachers.” says Golfzon Leadbetter CEO, Benedict Riches. 

Located minutes from the Kahului airport, The Dunes of Maui Lani is the only golf course in Hawaii built on a natural dune terrain providing a unique links golf experience. Running parallel to the Iao Mountains, it is rated one of the toughest courses in Hawaii, and a perfect challenge for top amateurs in the ‘Aloha State.’

“I have had a long association with golf in beautiful Hawaii throughout the years. Having been Michelle Wie’s coach since she was a teenager and running a Leadbetter Golf Academy in Maui for many years, I have spent a lot of time in one of the most beautiful golf destinations on earth. We are so excited to be returning to Maui and setting up an Academy at The Dunes of Maui Lani headed up by our dream team professionals, Eddie and Renee Lee. Their experience teaching and coaching players of all levels is second to none, and I hope you come and visit us soon for a real learning experience. A hui kaua,” said David Leadbetter.