Welcome to the Nicklaus Academy at Finca Cortesin. As the World-wide Director of Instruction for Nicklaus Academies, I am confident you will find your time at the Academy both enjoyable and beneficial to your golf game.

Over the course of the past 25 years, we have continued to refine our comprehensive curriculum as we learn more about the human body and how it functions with the golf swing. We have also adapted our methods based on the many ongoing advancements in the equipment used to play the game. And we have incorporated all of the latest analysis and training technologies that help to speed up the learning process – regardless of your ability.

At the core of our philosophy are the basic fundamentals that formed Mr. Nicklaus’ successful playing career that includes 18-Major Championships; how to properly deliver the club to the golf ball in such a way to start it down its intended target line, and then how to control the trajectory and distance the golf ball travels. Once we begin to improve your ability to apply the club face to the back of the ball properly and with consistency, this great game of golf will become more enjoyable – and isn’t that what we all strive for?

I hope you enjoy your time at the Nicklaus Academy. Our Director of Instruction at Finca Cortesin, Ricardo Jimenez Eliaeson, is one of our best and most successful instructors within our global system of Academies. You are in excellent hands whether with Ricardo or one of the other qualified instructors at Finca Cortesin.

And always remember, golf is ‘a game’ – and enjoy it as such.

Best regards,

Mike Malaska

2011 PGA of America National Teacher of the Year

World-wide Director of Instruction – Nicklaus Academies


They say the game of golf is like life,
but don't believe them.
Golf is much more complicated.

Jack Nicklaus


Ricardo Jimenez Eliaeson - Director of Instruction


-  Master and Player Member of the Spanish PGA.

-  PGA of Spain Board Member

-  Tutor PGA,s of Europe

-  Tutor Spanish National Instructors School

-  Certified Director of Instruction of Nicklaus Academy Finca Cortesin.

-  TPI Coach 2


Ricardo's experience extends to coaching pros and beginners alike. Results are achieved when the communication between the Instructor and the student is fluid and constant that why he takes care of how to communicate the information. Speaks Spanish, English and Swedish.


Ruben Holgado – Instructor


-  Sport Technic in Golf Level 1 Certificate,

-  Member and Player of the Spanish PGA

-  TPI Coach 2 and TPI Junior 3.

-  Certified Instructor of Nicklaus Academy Finca Cortesin


Simple but straight forward in the transmission of his message to the Student. His knowledge permits him improve the Student in short time.Very patience with beginners and kids making them be comfortable from the very beginning.



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