Our academy boasts over 1,200 sq.ft natural, covered practice area,
complete with greenside chipping bunkers.
We have state-of-the-art Trackman Technology available and
each lesson is with a certified PGA Pro.

Regatta Bay Golf Academy

Destin's One-of-a-Kind Golf Instruction Facility

Golf Lessons powered by PGA Pros and Trackman Technology! If your golf game needs improvement, sign up for a lesson with one of our award-winning PGA golf professionals. Our facility covers over 1,200 sq.ft of a natural grass practice, complete with greenside bunkers, putting, and short-game area. We also offer on-the-course training and video swing analysis powered by state-of-the-art Trackman technology. We can customize any lesson experience to meet your needs and help any student develop any and all aspects of their game.

Come out and try our Trackman software, the most powerful and accurate Launch Monitor ever built! It uses Dual Radar Technology – a radical transformation in the way radar technology is applied in golf today. It uses radar systems to obtain maximum data quality and allows us to present it to you in its purest form. Our PGA Pros can analyze and diagnose with fact-based confidence to develop all levels of talent.

We offer:

  • • One-on-One Hourly Lessons
  • • Full Swing Development Program
  • • Short Game Development Program
  • • Clinics for Groups of All Sizes
  • • Junior Golf Clinics
  • • Corporate Retreat Clinics
  • • Club Fitting and Equipment Services
  • • Video Swing Analysis by Trackman
  • • All lessons are from a certified PGA Pro
  • • All PGA Pros are trained in Trackman systems

* Trackman’s Dual Radar Technology is a significant milestone in the evolution of golf instruction, coaching, fitting, and entertainment.

One radar system tracks everything the club does before, during, and after impact – from commonly known parameters like Club Path and Face Angle to Swing Direction and Spin Loft. The other radar system tracks the full ball flight – from launch to landing and everything in between; including Launch Angle, Spin Rate and curvature.

Ball Speed

Face Angle

Ball Carry

Dynamic Loft

Club Path

Launch Angle

Attack Angle

Smash Factor

Club Speed

Spin Rate

This advancement in technology provides the perfect foundation for analysis and diagnosis. Conclusive data is delivered in an easy-to-understand format, empowering professionals to excel in their training routines.

Don’t guess what you can measure.

Pros using Trackman

How the Technology Works

Meet our PGA Pros

Mike Giammaresi

Michael is our Head Professional here at Regatta Bay and one of the most sought out teachers in Destin, FL. He is an accomplished player having played in a number of major USGA events. He was a nationally ranked collegiate player at the University of North Florida and started in the golf industry as a teaching professional in Tampa, Florida at the Rick Bradshaw/Jim Dent School of golf before transitioning to an assistant professional role at San Jose Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. During his tenure there, his student base consisted of players ranging from beginners to accomplished PGA professionals and tour players. Mike is a gifted teacher and his strong knowledge of the game and swing mechanics is complemented by his exceptional ability to communicate this understanding to his students. Michael is passionate in his teaching, and brings a wonderful personality to the Regatta Bay Team.

Chris Bruns

Chris graduated from College at Campbell University. He participated in Campbell’s Golf Management program and is a certified PGA Professional. Originally from upstate New York, Chris has completed internships at Irondequoit Country club, Enjoie Golf Club, and Lakewood Golf and Country Club in Tennessee. Chris has a passion for golf instruction for both juniors and adults alike. His extraordinary golf knowledge combined with his ability to explain the necessary fundamentals in a clear and concise manner is why he is a wonderful addition to the Regatta Bay Team.

Chris Speight

Originally from Blytheville Arkansas, Chris has been around golf his whole life. Growing up, Chris competed in the Arkansas State Golf Association and American Junior Golf Association. During his junior career he ranked as low as 26 in the world wide junior rankings. He went on to play division one golf at the University of Arkansas and University of Southern Mississippi. During his college years he won both individual and team titles, and competed for SEC and conference USA championships. After graduating, Chris turned to professional golf, competing on the Hooters Tour, Tight Lies Tour, Emerald Coast pro tour, Tar Heel Tour, as well as PGA and Nation Wide qualifiers. For the past ten years Chris, has used his skill and knowledge to help juniors and adults sharpen their craft. He has helped many juniors to find their spot playing at the college level, while also helping adults compete in local and club events. Chris is a certified TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) instructor, and is the Panhandle’s top Titleist club fitter. This expertise enables him to analyze a golfer’s body movements and give corrections with golf specific training exercises to help players get the most out of their game. In addition, Chris’s knowledge as a professional club fitter allows him to check all clubs to make sure they fit as far as loft, lie, and flex. This is vital to any golfer trying to get the most out of their game. Learn more at

To schedule a lesson or get more information call our
golf shop at 850.337.8080

Regatta Bay’s Tips from the Pros

Watch our Pros in action! There is a reason our Head Pro Mike Giammaresi is one of the most sought after teachers in Northwest Florida, here are some of his lesson videos. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and stay tuned for more!

iPerformance Center

Regatta Bay's partner in improving your golf game and overall health

iPerformance is located in Destin, Florida, next to #5 green, and offers a wide range of physical therapy services. They can help to optimize the quality of your movements and improve your performance and function. This is achieved through physical therapy, strength & conditioning, and massage therapy. iPerformance Center develops individualized plans to guide you through a comfortable program that is customized to your condition. All Regatta Bay members and academy customers receive a preferred rate. Visit their site

iPerformance is certified in the Nike 360 Golf Program, powered by the renowned Gray Institute. It focus on improving your body’s movement in 3 planes of motion which will carry over into your golf game. Read More

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