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Golf Learning Center

The Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Learning Center is all about you!

State-of-the-art technologies in conjunction with expert instructors are here to help you improve your game and learn lifelong skills to stay on top. This is the ultimate training for golf enthusiasts. South Florida is known as a golf destination and Banyan Cay Resort & Golf will exceed your expectations with its Signature Jack Nicklaus Design Course and Learning Center.

Our Golf Learning Center packages are designed with the perfect combination of Pro instruction, golf technology, practical application and equipment fitting that match any skill level and age range.

What are your goals? What is your skill level? Are you having fun?

Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, West Palm Beach, FL

Director of Golf

Richard Leconche
Director of Golf
Early in Rich’s golf career, he managed multiple golf courses throughout Connecticut and then moved to Florida where he became an instructor at the PGA Golf Schools for PGA National Golf Club. From there he started Emerald Dunes Golf Club in West Palm Beach as the Head professional.

While at Emerald Dunes, he created two pilot programs: Hook a Kid on Golf and The Executive Women's Golf League. Both programs reached national acclaim and Leconche received teaching awards from U.S. Kids Golf in 2011 and was nominated for “Teacher of the Year “, in South Florida in 2012.

You might also recognize Leconche from his time on the ABC Network in West Palm Beach with his “Straight Down the Middle Golf Tips”. Leconche's golf, teaching and management skills have made him a sought after PGA Professional during his long career.

Dave Pesacov

Golf Pro

Dave Pesacov
Teaching Pro At Banyan Cay Resort & Golf
Dave Pesacov has been a distinctive class “A” PGA member since 1993 and President of Country Club Teaching Professionals organization since 2001. As a professional instructor for more than 20 years at some of the finest golf facilities in the country including many golf clubs in South Florida plus over 30 years of playing experience both professionally and amateur events, Dave brings his background as a player and instructor to help players of all levels. With over 100 hours of PGA education including swing analysis and club fitting, he is the perfect choice to increase your skill level and help you enjoy the game.

Pesacov won the both the Florida Amateur and Palm Beach County Amateur titles, qualifying for three U.S. Amateur Championships and played as a member of the Golf Team at the University of North Carolina. Each experience has helped mold him into the instructor he is today.

Whether you’re a beginner to advanced player, from a simple tip to a complete building of a golf swing, your game will be improved

Michelle McGann

Touring Pro

Michelle McGann
Touring Pro at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf
A true legend in women’s golf, Michelle McGann has been playing since age 7.  At the young age of 18 she qualified for the LPGA Tour and has been a staple to the sport since that day.

As a junior player McGann won the Florida State Junior Championship three times, U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and was named by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Rolex Junior Player of the Year.  During that same year McGann was named Rolex Junior First-Team All-American and ranked as the nations top amateur by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest.  Michelle McGann also captured the 1988 Doherty Cup Championship title and played in the U.S. Women’s Open and Boston Five Classic as an amateur.

McGann’s passion is her foundation to benefit diabetes called the Michelle McGann Fund.  Over the years millions of children have been given the opportunity to receive medication, diabetic equipment, support and education about this disease.  McGann herself has suffered with this illness since childhood and began using an insulin pump in 1999.

Guest appearances and specialty clinics are available with Michelle McGann through the Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Learning Center.  Call for availability.

Make sure to watch McGann on the 2017 Legends Tour.

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Golf Clinics

Our golf clinics include:

  • Individual golf lessons - designed to tailor instructions to your needs
  • Playing lessons - play with the Pros and each hole will include a skill lesson
  • Advanced lessons - packages and programs suited to your game and instructional needs
  • Group lessons - great for families, team building events, groomsmen outings and skill-level enhancement
  • Corporate clinics - what better way to incentivize and develop your team members than a golf outing
  • Short game clinics - developed to help your control and accuracy on the greens
  • Junior clinics - it's all about fun. Learn to golf, love the game and achieve a lifelong skill
  • Junior lessons - for all skill levels and ages from 6 to 16 years (some restrictions apply, call for details)

Golf course

Learning Center Packages

You design what your golf package will include.

Options include:

  • Lessons
  • Playing lessons
  • Analysis with state-of-the-art golf technology
  • Equipment fittings
  • Wellness center treatments and programs
  • Dining options including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lodging
  • Recreation package offering all of the above, plus exclusive deals on the latest golf equipment and apparel


Please note that only members and guests are eligible to play and participate in the Learning Center at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Club.

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