GOLFZON Leadbetter Unveils New Golf Academy World Headquarters Near Orlando

January 30, 2020


(CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla.) – The GOLFZON David Leadbetter Golf Academies – a network of 40 global golf academies founded by acclaimed instructor David Leadbetter – proudly unveils its new world headquarters at ChampionsGate Golf Club.

Located outside Orlando and minutes from Disney World, the half million-dollar renovation to the original complex was designed by Leadbetter himself to provide students and coaches with arguably the finest golf academy in the world. Inspired by many of the greatest minds in golf, key features include:

  • Indoor GOLFZON simulator room
  • Outdoor practice range with covered hitting bay
  • Four-acre short game area with two 16,000 sq. ft. putting greens and two 8,000 sq. ft. chipping greens
  • Exclusive access to two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole practice course
  • Biomechanics and Golf Performance Studio with equipment from Technogym
  • Inrange precision golf ball tracking system
  • Odyssey Putting Studio
  • SAM PuttLab analysis and training software
  • New Callaway Golf clubs
Grand Opening of GOLFZON Leadbetter Academy World Headquarters

“The GOLFZON David Leadbetter Golf Academy – ChampionsGate is the crown jewel in our portfolio of facilities,” says Ben Riches, CEO of David Leadbetter Golf. “Our gleaming new headquarters will provide the finest individual and group lesson programs, junior golf camps, full-time academy offerings and other elite instructional needs for years to come.”

David Leadbetter provides instruction in the new GOLFZON simulator room

Building on Leadbetter’s 40-plus years of teaching experience, including 26 major championship winners, the Leadbetter Golf University was also unveiled as the first online platform to encompass every aspect of golf instruction. This digital offering provides instructors with a pathway to further their education and development through micro and specialized courses recognized by the PGA of America. Segmented into four categories (mental, physical, technical, juniors), featured courses include:

  • My Evolution of the Golf Swing by David Leadbetter
  • Applied Biomechanics by JJ Rivet
  • The Only Way to Win by Jim Loehr
  • Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf Program by Ernie Els
  • Youth Development – A Champions Athlete by Leadbetter Golf Academy staff
David Leadbetter visits GOLFZON’s headquarters in Seoul

“Our physical and digital academies are inclusive of all skill and age levels for those who seek to become better players,” said David Leadbetter, founder of the GOLFZON David Leadbetter Golf Academies. “Whether playing competitively, as a team-building activity or simply for fun, our unparalleled ChampionsGate facility and Leadbetter Golf University offer a dedicated route to success for students and coaches alike.”

Additional videos will be added from industry experts in the coming months. Register here for your free courses!

For more information, call 407.787.3330 or email info@leadbetter.com.

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About David Leadbetter Golf

In 1983, when the doors to the very first Leadbetter Golf Academy opened, the golf world’s view of instruction changed forever. David’s swing philosophies and teaching methods revolutionized the way people thought about instruction itself. David continues to push the boundaries of golf instruction with the A Swing, the most significant change to golf instruction in years.

Today, with over 40 academies across the globe, The Leadbetter Golf Academy and its network of elite instructors continue David’s tradition of innovation and excellence by bringing premier golf instruction to players of all ages and abilities.

The Leadbetter Golf Academies offer a holistic approach to golf instruction that incorporates swing analysis, course management, mental preparation and physical conditioning. Our facilities provide the ideal setting for golfers to train and hone their abilities.

The facilities at The Leadbetter Golf Academies include putting labs, golf simulators, force plate analysis, indoor hitting bays, club fitting, performance training center and numerous outdoor teaching facilities and practice areas.


Founded in 2000 in South Korea, GOLFZON has been named “Best Simulator” by Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards from 2017 – 2019. With the largest industry market share, more than 57 million rounds are played on GOLFZON simulators in 46 countries annually across 5,000 global sites. GOLFZON Live Festival (GLF) is a unique online service that provides all users worldwide the chance to participate in global simulator tournaments. In addition, GOLFZON’s cutting-edge sensor technology is internationally recognized as the official training systems of the National Golf Teams of China, Korea and Taiwan.