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Eric MacCluen has 20 Years of Award Winning Golf Instruction
The Eric MacCluen Golf Academy is Innovative, Informative - and don't forget Fun - Golf Programs That Will Inspire Any Level of Adult or Junior Golfer to Improve Their Game!




Eric MacCluen Golf is located at the fabulous

Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, PA!

Applecross features the ONLY Nicklaus designed Championship golf course
in the area, state of the art Learning Center, oversized bentgrass practice tee,
20,000 sq ft. practice green, a unique par 3 19th hole, dedicated wedge area, and swimming and fitness amenities second to none. Applecross is a private Golf Club,
yet because of our unique relationship, our students will be able to continue to receive private, group and playing lessons. A host of special programs for Adults and Juniors are available for students of all ages and abilities including beginner instructional clinics, full and half day summer camp programs, short game schools, and half day schools for adults. Along with the Applecross team, Eric MacCluen Golf tirelessly strives to be the premier private facility for golf instruction in the area.

Special Membership opportunities are available to
Eric MacCluen Golf's student base!

PGA Professional,
Eric MacCluen
is a 2008 recipient of the
"Top 50 Master Kids Teacher"
award by U.S. Kids Golf.

Private Instruction with PGA Professional Eric MacCluen

Eric is now scheduling Private Lessons online. It only takes a few minutes to create your account. Once your account is created it's as simple as logging in, choosing the type of lesson you want, clicking on the date you would like, and choosing a time available that day to suit your schedule. It's fast and easy... you are just a few clicks away from booking your lesson online today!




The 2014-2015 Fall / Winter
Clinics are new and improved.

We have made improvements to our Adult and Junior Clinic programs for the 2014-2015 off-season so that you may work on that certain part of your game you wish to refine. Classes will now be specific to a particular area of the golf game such as full swing, chipping and putting, pitching and sand, and the new power class for juniors. Take these group lessons by the individual class or by multiple classes each month. You may now register and pre-pay for 4, 8 or 12 classes per month. You may now take any class at any time!

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Current registration forms are available here for print!

Click below for a PDF of the current registration form.

Click Here for the 2014-2015 Fall / Winter
Applecrosss Clinic Registration Form

Click Here for the 2014 Fall Applecross
Short Game League Registration Form

Click Here for the 2014 Fall Applecross
"Travel Golf" League Registration Form

Space may be limited in the off-season so please
also reserve your class spot online below.

Most golf programs are open to both
Applecross Members and Applecross Guests.


In the Spotlight...

Congrats, Rylie Heflin!

We are proud to let you know that on March 22-23rd, 10 year old Rylie Heflin who has worked with Eric MacCluen for 5 years, won the USKIDS Jekyll Island Cup at the Jekyll Island Golf Club in Ga. Rylie shot 76-76 152 for a two shot victory over kids from 10 different states. The amazing thing about this is due to our crazy winter, she hasn't seen a golf course in four months. Rylie is mature beyond her years. Her father Rob who was on the bag, said he couldn't believe how she handled herself under the pressure. On her last hole she hit from a fairway bunker about 100 yards out to a green with water all up the right side. Her smooth swing knocked the ball right in the middle of the green. Great stuff! Great future!

We Welcome A New instructor To The Applecross Golf Academy

Eric MacCluen Golf is excited to introduce Teaching Professional, Cathy Cook Russell, as the latest member of our dedicated and experienced teaching staff for the 2014 season. Cathy has chosen to join the Applecross Golf Academy to provide a special dimension of expertise in working with advanced players, women, girls, Little Linksters and, especially, families as their own “group”. Basing her instruction on the belief that all players are inherently built and equipped to “make a golf ball go”, Cathy works with players to understand their own uniqueness and how to integrate their personality into their “play” while experiencing fun ways to improve creativity in shot-making.  One of her favorite quotes is "Does this shot scare you? It shouldn’, let me show you how!” Her focus is working with all those who are hooked on golf or who want to be hooked on golf and is looking forward to the opportunity of helping the Applecross community with the “playing of the game” this season and beyond! Learn more about Cathy on the "instructors" and "private lessons" pages of the website. Schedule a lesson with her today!

Community Partner: United Sports

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce one of our Commuity Partners, United Sports Training Center. USTC is a 127,000 square-foot indoor, 60 acre outdoor sports complex with turf fields both inside and outside. Applecross Golf Academy holds classes at the facility at various times throughout the year. It is a great place for beginnners to learn to swing a club in a fun and safe environment. Ryan Altenburger, head of marketing would like you to know that "United Sports in Downingtown is proud to be a Community Partner with Applecross. Our upcoming winter season is full of youth and adult leagues and tournaments. We also have a variety of youth programs including birthday parties and In-Service Day Camps. Check out our Winter Newsletter and remember…Never Stop Playing!

Training with Dave Ostrow from FitGolf!

We are fortunate to have Dave on site two days a week. Dave Ostrow has been a physical therapist for over 22 years. He is regarded by many to be an expert in the golf fitness industry and has published numerous articles in PGA Magazine, Golf Illustrated, Advance Magazine, and newspapers across the US. David, a member of the Titleist Performance Institute’s Medical Advisory Board, has dedicated himself to the health and well-being of golfers. He will be taking appointments with our members and training some of our junior golfers both privately and in our junior golf fitness classes on Saturdays. Reach Dave at 484-947-1253.




Eric has taught Michaela Cavener from the age of 10 and is quite proud
of all her accomplishments in life and in golf...

"Eric is very unique in the fact that he can explain the golf swing to kids in a way that they can understand it. He uses a variety of tools to create different drills that are usually made of things that can be found around the house. The way he teaches is fun for kids... and his passion for kids is unlike any other. I will always be grateful to Eric MacCluen for inspiring my passion for golf and providing me the foundation I need to pursue my dreams."

~ Michaela Cavener, LPGA Futures Tour Professional



Thank you to Eric MacCluen Golf's Community Partners!


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