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#MakeGolfCool Spotlight: Paradise Valley’s Fairfield Golf Academy

As an industry leader for player development, we’re proud to highlight our facilities and teams from coast to coast who are going above and beyond to inspire a love and passion for golf in others and using the game to positively impact their local communities.

In 2020, Paradise Valley Golf Course (Fairfield, Calif.) launched the Fairfield Golf Academy (FGA), a revised and expanded teaching program that offers more than just private golf lessons. Led by Director of Instruction Ariel Caro, the FGA offers a diverse catalog of programming for golfers from all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.

The FGA practice facility amenities include:

  • Award-winning practice facility: Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Practice Facility
  • Lighted driving range with 30 bays (Friday – Sunday feature grass tees)
  • Dedicated teaching area that is partially covered and includes 10 teaching bays
  • Bunker and chipping practice area
  • Large putting green
  • TrackMan Launch Monitor
  • Golf Performance Center for custom club fitting


  • Weekly and month-long clinics that offer programs for juniors and adults of all skill levels
  • Introduction to golf – teach basic mechanics and golf etiquette
  • Clinics that incorporate working through all the clubs in the bag
  • Clinics that focus on specific aspects of the game: driver/woods, irons, chipping, and putting
  • On-course playing clinics
  • Social clinics that encourage golfers to bring a friend
  • Men’s weekly one-hour group lesson
  • Women’s weekly one-hour group lesson
  • KemperSports Player Development Month – offer a complimentary 15-minute introduction to golf lessons
  • Leagues
  • Ladies Six-Hole Social League – retention program for ladies who have progressed through FGA programs/clinics
  • PGA Jr. League – an introduction to competitive golf and available for junior golfers that have some golf experience

To read more about the impact the FGA is having on the local community, check out this feature from the Golf Range Association of America.

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