Welcome to The Academy

Our team of Professionals are committed to providing diverse learning and development opportunities for all levels of the highest quality. We will ensure the development of all aspects of your game, focusing on your individual learning needs, leading to better performance and ultimately, a greater enjoyment of the game.

Lessons & Coaching

From private to group coaching sessions, we provide an organized approach to the development of you as a golfer ensuring you enjoy the process whilst getting the most from your golf.

Junior Programmes

Our Junior coaching programmes are designed to encourage skill development of all ages through a fun, safe environment.

Club Fitting Services

Being a consistent golfer begins with the right equipment. Our professional staff are certified, experienced fitters. We will assess your current playing performance and find the best performing equipment for you.

Technology & Club Fitting Services

Video Analysis

Provides high speed video with software that integrates the data from Trackman. It allows for live video and for video lessons to be recorded and emailed. All data is stored and changes can be referenced over time through video and launch monitor data.


is a launch monitor utilizing Doppler radar technology. Trackman provides vital information in the club fitting process. It can also be used to provide gapping reports on your clubs. Trackman has a variety of tools that can be used to enhance practice sessions. The Trackman Combine for example, is a 60-shot test designed to improve ball striking and provides relative handicap based on your score.

Meet the Team

Colin Starrett PGA Professional

Colin Starrett

Head Professional
Colin joined County Sligo in 2021 having previously been based at The Golf Ireland National Academy and Portmarnock Golf Club. He believes a good coach will help players become independent, so they are able to identify options and find solutions to the changing demands of the game.

Dermot Carroll

Assistant Professional
Dermot joined the team after beginning his career in St. Anne's Golf Club in Dublin. A keen player, and coaches many of The County Sligo members with a great reputation for his methods and advice.

Ben O'Dowd

Assistant Professional
Ben joined the team after beginning his golf career in Palmerstown house. He loves the challenge of helping golfers achieve their goals and reach their full potential on the course.