Golf Schools and Academies

Golf Schools and Academies

Golf Schools and Academies represent extended learning and training programs that are offered throughout the year and include elements of nutrition, sport specific fitness, and integration of technology like launch monitors, 3D movement and club fitting into coaching.  Many golf schools and academies offer year round training and indoor locations to encourage complete golfer development in an otherwise seasonal climate.

ExperienceGolf at CommonGround Learning Center


​Led by Top 50 LPGA instructor Elena King and her staff, ExperienceGolf will now be developing and delivering all junior golf programs at CommonGround Learning Center.
At ExperienceGolf, we have coached high school and collegiate players to state and national championships. We have introduced kids to the pleasures and enjoyment of the game while instilling a sense of accomplishment along the way.  Starting at an early age with the Golf in Schools program all the way through college, ExperienceGolf can support you in ALL ways to grow and succeed in competitive golf or to just learn the game for a lifetime.

We offer:

  • Proper swing techniques for improved accuracy and distance
  • Tools for transforming your thoughts and building emotional resilience
  • Course management strategies for a competitive advantage
  • VISION54 skills and tools for ON course performance
  • Equipment evaluation and fitting to maximize your potential
  • Fitness evaluation and training programs to build strength and flexibility
  • Etiquette and sportsmanship advice
  • College video and resume building
  • Tournament scheduling guidance

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Jake's Academy

Dedication to youth development has been at the heart of Jakes Academy programing since it's inception. With golf as it's centerpiece, junior golfers from around the metro area have been encouraged to develop their full creative potential through the wonderful lessons of golf. Youth from many different demographics have consistently trained to become top-level golfers, with a majority of  graduates moving on to play golf at the collegiate level receiving scholarships. Many of these participants joined the program with little or no internal belief to play golf beyond high school. The program helped them prove otherwise, for when hope is encouraged, people can achieve beyond all limitations.  The coaching team's background and accomplishments include:

  • 1981 Colorado State High School Champion
  • 1982 National High School All – America
  • Collegiate All-America 1987 (University of Texas-El Paso)
  • 1988 -89 South African Sunshine Tour
  • 1988 US Open (The Country Club)
  • 1992-1998 Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Head Instructor (Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa FL – Oasis Resort, Mesquite NV)
  • 2000-2002 Bear Creek GC  (Denver, CO) Director of instruction
  • 2003-Present Founder/Owner, Jakes Academy/Jake’s Place
  • 1997- Present Class A Member PGA of America
  • Voted top 10 instructors in CO by Golf Digest
  • Featured in The Pro’s Secret with Bob Proctor and Brad Brewer (see video at   Password: proctor)
  • Certified Harold Swash Putting Instructor (1 of 2 in US)
  • Member Titleist Professional Staff

Jakes Academy is an environment where junior golfers engage with like-minded individuals and learn from premier golf teachers how to be successful in the game of golf.  Learn more.


MetaGolf Learning Center

The MetaGolf Learning Center is a highly-regarded golf academy in Colorado, encompassing a staff of elite instructors who teach some of Colorado’s top junior and collegiate golfers, as well as many other juniors of all ages and abilities.  The backgrounds of MetaGolf’s Staff include:

  • Teaching 11 collegiate golfers who currently play on either the Men’s / Women’s Golf Teams at CSU, CU, DU, CCU, and UCCS.
  • Student wins at every junior level, multiple individual and team state champions, NCAA All-Americans, Canadian Tour Members, US Open Qualifiers, Web.Com Members, and 3 PGA Tour Members
  • High School Golf Coaches for the Valor High School Boys and Girls Golf Teams, winning 5 State Championships and the JeffCo 4a High School Coach of the Year Award
  • A staff who has taught for renowned instructors Jim Mclean, Mike McGetrick, Peter Kostis, Stan Utley, holds multiple TPI Institute Fitness Certifications, Club-fitting Certifications, Aimpoint Green Reading Certifications, PGA of America Class-A Professionals, authors of numerous publications and instruction books, and 5 years as a collegiate golf coach.
  • A staff who has personally competed at every level from junior to professional, their highlights include competing collegiately, playing on multiple mini-tours, qualifying for national professional events, competing in multiple Q-Schools, and making the cut in the US Open.

MetaGolf is committed to being a top golf performance center in Colorado through taking a holistic approach to golfer development by improving the mind, body, technique, and equipment.  MetaGolf’s programs consist of multiple options for juniors, some being individual, some group, some casual, and some comprehensive.  To learn more about MetaGolf and their programs, feel free to give them a call at 303-799-0870, or visit their website at    

Trent Wearner Golf Academy


The Trent Wearner Golf Academy has a comprehensive, multi-level and multi-age player development program, which is designed to develop good fundamentals, sound golf swings, improve all skills and ensure the golfer can transition their skills to the course. While Junior programs around town consist of 6, 8, or even 10 kids in a group and unfortunately try to all students into a one-size-fits-all approach, ours have a max of 4 students and we tailor the coaching to the individual, so we connect with ALL the juniors. Our coaching and programs empower the junior instead of making the junior dependent on the coach. Because of this, our nationally recognized coaches have earned recognition unlike any other academy coaches in Colorado ( view at the bottom ), and our programs are of the highest quality in Colorado. 

Nothing speaks louder than our unrivaled student accomplishments: Having coached 22 High School Individual State Champions, 12 High School Team State Titles, 17 juniors who have represented Colorado in the prestigious Junior America's Cup, over 120 students playing or having played college golf, and 38 students have qualified for National USGA events, Trent Wearner Golf is recognized as the most sought-after junior golf center in the region. JOIN THE TRADITION!

In addition to our unparalleled student accomplishments, it's also our staff's level of knowledge, outstanding swing coaching, communication skills, experience and unmatched dedication that sets Trent Wearner Golf apart and that has established this academy as the place to take quality golf coaching. You can be assured your junior golfer will have a quality-driven experience in a professional, empowering environment that is structured around sound improvement. Click here for information on Junior Private Coaching or here for Group Junior Programs.

  • #1 Rated Golf Course Teacher in Colorado – Golf Digest 
  • Top 25 Elite Junior Coaches – FCG Tour
  • Three-time PGA Teacher of the Year - CO PGA 
  • Three-time Youth & Development Award winner - CO PGA
  • Top 50 Coach in the World - Operation 36
  • Best Teachers in State List since 2005– Golf Digest
  • PGA & LPGA Coaches