Sabbatical year, Gap Year, Long stay: Language PLUS Golf
Learning a language while improving your golf swing is now possible. ESL - Language Studies Abroad offers original programmes to combine language classes with golfing lessons at the driving range or on stunning courses with the expert guidance of professional instructors.
The Language PLUS Golf programme balances language lessons tailored to your specific goals with golf lessons supervised by local instructors. After the language classes, go golfing and hone your skills on some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Please note that, in many destinations, it's also possible to book a round of golf in a local club once on-site.
Southport Golf Club
Located in southwest England, Devon is hailed as the “English Riviera” because of its exceptionally mild climate throughout the year. ESL offers English courses for executives in the small village of East Budleigh. The training centre was founded in 1988 in an 18th-century manor. Golf lessons take place at the beautiful Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club, formerly owned by Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell.
Two hours from London, Portsmouth is a seaside town rich in art and history. Its harbour served as a starting point for the Normandy landings and is still home to the HMS Victory. Charles Dickens was born here, and the waterfront inspired Conan Doyle’s first stories. On the “green” side of things, the town offers no less than four golf courses. The golf lessons included in the English PLUS Golf course take place on two 18-hole courses.
At the other end of the world, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast attracts more than just surfers. More than 20 different courses offer plenty of opportunities to practise golf within 25 minutes of Surfers Paradise by car. The English PLUS Golf programme includes two golf lessons per week at Southport Golf Club, located ten minutes from the school.
The magical town of Queenstown has drawn adventurers, gold hunters, movie directors, wine lovers and Hollywood superstars for centuries. Set in a majestic setting on the Wakatipu peninsula, Queenstown Golf Club is certainly one of the most picturesque in the world.