Siena Golf Academy
Surrounding sandstone peaks create a distant wall that echoes the piercing sound of practice balls being hit above Siena Golf Academy’s all-grass driving range. Over the intermittent percussion of clubfaces striking their target, golfers will likely hear the instructional musings of instructor Tony Emma, who uses Siena Golf Academy’s range, practice green, short-game area, and championship-length course as the venue for lessons that cover all aspects of golf for players of all abilities. A PGA Class A member for 16 years, Tony strives to improve players’ ball-striking skills by studying video playback of each swing, which reveals any flaws in the golfer's motions as well as whether subjects have a future in the film industry. Players can tinker with their technique in private lessons held at the practice facilities or use a divot tool to pick Tony’s mind about course strategy and club selection during on-course playing lessons. In addition, the academy hosts small-group women’s-only clinics and short-game lessons.