Featured Academy: LGA Crystal Springs
LGA Crystal Springs
The Leadbetter Golf Academy, opened in May of 2011 at the beautiful Crystal Springs Resort, is the primary base of operations in the Northeast United States. Led by Senior Instructor Tom Reynolds, LGA Crystal Springs offers a wide range of game improvement programs and experiences designed by David Leadbetter himself, including private lessons, golf schools, junior programs and our new Play Better Experience.
Intended for players seeking the ultimate golf getaway, the Play Better Experience is a highly intensive two-day game improvement program featuring more than 10 hours of instruction on both technique and on-course strategy.
Another recent addition, the Leadbetter Kids program run by LGA’s Mary Beth Kohberger is based on David’s holistic approach to golf instruction and taught through an experiential learning environment. Juniors learn physical, mental and social skills through activity stations focused on establishing golf fundamentals and life skills.
Participants of the Leadbetter Kids Spring League are grouped with other golfers their age and have the opportunity to sharpen their scoring and competition skills during weekly matches at the Robert Trent Jones-designed Minerals Golf Club. Summer camps are also offered for children ages 7-16, with a limited number of spots available to allow for an individualized experience for each student.
Instructors at this Academy
Golf Magazine Top 100 and Leadbetter’s current Director of Instruction, Sean Hogan has worked alongside David with PGA and LPGA winners including Patrick Reed, Lee Westwood, Lydia Ko and Suzann Petersen.
Tom fell in love with golf at 14 and became a full-time instructor with David Glenz Golf Academy in 2005 after playing for Wilkes University. A Leadbetter Instructor since 2011, Tom is now Director of Instruction at LGA Crystal Springs.
Mary Beth has more than 30 years of experience as a golf instructor and holds status with the PGA, U.S. Kids Golf and W.I.T.S. She has been named a top 100 golf instructor and top 50 kids coach in the United States.
Where to Stay
This serene dream for the young at heart comes complete with an adventurous twist
Whether you’re looking for adventure or need a serene escape, Minerals Hotel is the ideal choice for families and the young at heart. Come discover our extraordinary oasis set deep in the mountains of the Appalachian Valley.
Grand Cascades Lodge
NYC’s closest four-diamond luxury resort, this is the ultimate Adirondack-inspired escape
Grand Cascades Lodge provides guests an organic mind-body connection with the outdoors through the use of natural materials and light, with the Kittatinny Mountain Range providing an immaculate backdrop. Unquestionably the finest property in the region, this Adirondack-style lodge sets the stage for the perfect harmony of luxury and nature’s bounty, creating a four-star escape like no other.
Things to Do
Places to Eat
The four-star crown jewel of Crystal Springs showcases the best of New Jersey’s bountiful farms and artisan producers
The newly renovated, constantly evolving Restaurant Latour reflects a unique connection to our pristine natural surroundings, bringing the woods indoors in a stunning new room full of natural finishings with panoramic mountain views.
Italian-inspired casual dining with indoor/outdoor seating
Tuscan-inspired cuisine with fresh, local ingredients paired with a true Italian wine list. The Springs Bistro offers a casual menu featuring tasty items to share, delicious starters and exceptional pizza. Extensive wine and cocktail menu. Outdoor patio dining available in summer months.
The Wine Cellar
Award-winning wine cellar with inventory 50 years in the making
The Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs Resort is an architectural marvel, encompassing nine interconnected chambers which house one of the world’s premier wine collections. With more than 6,000 labels in its leather-bound list, the Wine Cellar has won countless awards, including the Wine Spectator Grand Award every year since 2006.
The Ultimate Golf Getaway
Nestled in the heart of the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, you’ll find four seasons of extraordinary less than an hour from New York City at the Crystal Springs Resort.