Welcome to the Lake Jovita Golf Academy.

Enjoy expert instruction and clinics on two of the finest golf courses in Florida.

Special Events coming up: 

The AimPoint-Edel Course & Custom Fitting. FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

LJ 2016 Feb AimPoint Clinic Learn how to read greens and predict the amount of any breaking putt on any green.  For Express Level 1 & 2 members, to be held Thursday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hands-on instruction with just 8 students per class.  Cost is $200 per person.  Want to know more?  Click on the links below:

What is AimPoint Green Reading

Why see an AimPoint Certified Professional?

Ranked 3rd in the world talks about AimPoint

LJ 2016 Edel fitting

Join Edel Golf Master Fitter Scott Sikorski, PGA, on Thurday, March 31. If you take your aim seriously, then you won’t want to miss this event.  Edel crafts custom clubs that help you improve aim, speed control, and overall performance with your putter, wedges and irons.

To learn more about Edel’s custom fitting events, visit

Want to know more about Edel Golf?  Click here.

Contact Pete Dooley to sign up for either today. at 508-332-0275.

The Croker-Dooley Golf School:

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During the dates of February 5th to February 7th, we are running an incredible 3 day golf school where you will learn how to get rid of the inconsistent shots that ruin your golf game. What you will learn are ground breaking mind training and golf techniques using a hot new product called the FocusBand to help bring your game into a free state of mind when playing on the golf course. This course is only for those people who really want to improve and understand their game to a new level both physically and mentally. It does not matter whether you are a beginner or experienced player to participate in the school.

Sign up today by calling Pete Dooley at 508-332-0275.

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Dr. Wright runs his Golf Schools at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California as well as at selection national and international locations.  He’ll be coming to Lake Jovita on March 5th and 6th to teach players about his research in biomechanics and how it can help improve your balance and swing.  Dr. Wright is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor, a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School, a Golf Digest Top Teacher and has been PGA Teacher of the Year for Southern California twice, so this event is not to be missed.  Fee is $595 for one day or $1095 for both days.  Want to know more?  Click on the links below:



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Juniors (5- 16 yrs)

3o minutes:  $35
Series of 6: $175
60 minutes:$65
Series of 6: $325


3o minutes: $40
Series of 6: $200
60 minutes: $75
Series of 6: $375
Playing Lessons: $90 hr.

6o minute lesson & playing lessons include video analysis


2-3 Students (to be divided by number of attendees)
60 minutes: $90
Series of 6: $450

Video analysis included

Contact: Pete Dooley, Director of instruction, to schedule a lesson or book a clinic.
Direct: 508-332-0275

*Discounted rates for Lake Jovita Members

Junior Programs:

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At the Lake Jovita Golf Academy, we are committed to the improvement of our juniors’ golf skills. We instill, proper etiquette, rules of golf and life skills. Today’s juniors are tomorrows champions, whether they pursue golf at High School, College or Professionally. The skills they develop and hone with us will be applicable down the road in all walks of life, while making great friends along the way.

  • 10 a.m. Saturday Junior Clinics, ages 5 and up, $10 – Clubs available.
  • Summer Camps
  • Winter Camps
  • Spring Break Camps
  • After School Programs
  • Private Lessons
  • Team Camps ( grade school and high school)

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Sign up NOW for Spring Break Junior Golf Camp.

Help players ages 5 – 14 focus on golf and athletic during Spring Break week, which will lead to long-term player development in both competitive and social arenas.  Spring Break Camp is from Monday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click on the pdf below to print and fill out your child’s registration.

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Summer Camps are also signing up for junior players now.

Camps #1 and #2 feature golf, tennis, swimming, and outdoor games with lunch provided.  The 3-day and 4-day Junior Golf Schools will focus on putting, chipping, full swing, sand play, course management, rules of golf, and golf etiquette. Lunch is provided each day, and each day ends with a refreshing swim at the Lake Jovita Swim Center.  Here are the rates for all summer camps:

Camp #1 – June 13th – 16th & Camp #2 – July 18th– 21st        

Public- $345

Member $310

8 am- 2pm

Ages 5 & up

3-Day Junior Golf School – June 28th – 30th          

Public $295

Members $275

4-Day Junior Golf School – June 28th – 30th

8am- 2pm

Ages 5 and up

Aug. 2nd -5th

Public $345

Member $310

Private Instruction:

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It is our commitment to help you with your game. From the beginner to the experienced golfer. Maybe you are trying to make the high school team, win your Club Championship, play at college, play the mini tours or play on The Big Stage. Lake Jovita Golf Academy is the place for you to get there. We will design a custom plan to help you meet your personal goals.

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Pete and his staff are dedicated to your improvement. Swing fads, theories and the latest teaching methods change continually. We believe in teaching you how to learn a swing that fits you based on sound fundamentals and educate you to learn the necessary steps so you may fulfill your goals.

A private lesson includes:

  • Interview– understanding of the client’s needs, time commitment to practice, personal injuries, help you meet your goals.
  • Evaluation-V1 video for swing analysis, equipment evaluation, fitness assessment.
  • Action Plan– Deign a custom program for you to practice. Personalized drills for home and office. Email swing videos. Equipment recommendations if needed. Coaching Feedback.


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Customize to fit your needs.
1/2 day * full day * stay n play package


Lake Jovita offers a 36 hole lay out for some of the finest golf in Florida. We are host to U.S open qualifiers, collegiate events and FSGA events.  Check with our scheduled clinics or book a custom one of your one.

Junior (Ages 5-12)
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Customize for your event- clinics and rounds of golf.  Stay-n-play packages available.
*½ day * full day * more than a day

Short Game School- Fastest way to lower scores!

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Students are tested in 6 areas for a score in each category from 100 yards and in. Then an overall short game handicap is established. Areas tested and instructed on are: short putts, long putts, chipping, pitching, wedge play and sand shots.

We can then determine your areas that need attention and design a practice plan for you.

  • ½ day $300 – lunch included *putting, chipping & pitching only
  • Full Day $550- lunch, cocktails & light fare
  • 3 day- $1200 *stay n play packages available

Meet The Instructor, Pete Dooley

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Born: Nantucket, MA, USA.
Children: Ian & Molly Dooley
Education: Nantucket High School, Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management

Professional Certifications: Associate Impact Zone Instructor, Croker Golf System Coach, First Tee Instructor, Adaptive Instruction Instructor/PGA for The Wounded Warriors.

Currently: Director of Instruction at Lake Jovita G&CC; First Tee Lead Coach Lake Jovita G&CC, Golf Squad Coach (Pasco County Schools)

Teaching Philosophy – To teach, grow & promote the great game of golf utilizing mind, body, swing and modern equipment through practical teaching, best suited for that individual.

Personal Blueprint – Everyone moves and learns a little differently and may have personal injuries or restrictions. I have taken the time to study how the body best moves in the golf swing and how I can personalize sound methods so you can develop the best swing for you to train and practice properly. I want you to own your swing!

“The sole purpose of the golf swing is to produce a correct, repetitive impact and the method employed is of no significance as long as it is repetitive”
With me as your skills coach I will help you become your own best teacher so you can play your best golf possible.
Golf is a lot like life. It can be difficult at times. Let’s enjoy the journey and most importantly,


Contact: Pete Dooley, Director of Instruction for more information.
Direct: 508- 332 -0275
Email: pfdltd@gmail.com

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