The Rob Akins Golf Academy



The Rob Akins Golf Academy is a Learning Center for all levels of golfers from beginner to tour players and junior golfers.



At the Academy, students have access to world-class teaching facilities that include:
  • JC Video swing analysis technology
  • TrackMan launch monitors
  • Plasma TV monitors 
  • State-of-the-art cameras: face-on and down-the-line
  • Climate controlled bays that afford students the opportunity to practice no-matter weather conditions and always out onto our full length grass range
   
Students also utilize Spring Creek Ranch's unparalleled practice facilities including:
  • Zoysia range tees for students to take lessons outdoors 
  • Range targets include full size greens with green-side bunkers at various distances
  • A pitching range to sand greens: 100 to 20 yard targets
  • 3 additional chipping ranges which include undulating manicured greens and green-side bunkers
  • 6 total practice putting greens
 
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Meet The Staff

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Rob Akins, PGA
Director of Instruction
Top 50 Golf Digest Instructor
2011 PGA Chapter and Section Teacher of the Year


Rob Akins has been consecutively voted one of the Top 50 Golf Instructors in America and has been recognized by popular golf publications including Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Currently Rob is ranked 22nd  amongst Golf Digest Top 50 teachers.
Rob grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and began golfing at the age of seven. By the time he turned fifteen Rob was already teaching for Shreveport Parks and Recreation in Shreveport, LA. Rob went on to Louisiana Tech on a golf scholarship from 1983-1987. Following college, Rob turned pro in 1987 and taught at two different private clubs in Birmingham, AL. In 1989 he moved to Memphis, TN and began instruction in the Mid South. In 2000 Rob became the Director of Instruction at Spring Creek Ranch. Throughout his career Rob has mentored and taught PGA Tour Players that have collectively won three Majors, Seventeen Tour events, one national amateur championship and four state amateur championships. He has also mentored aspiring Junior players to collegiate careers. Today, Rob continues to teach professionals and nonprofessionals at the Rob Akins Golf Academy at Spring Creek Ranch. A life long dream realized, the Academy will further help Rob and his students to reach their golfing dreams. In Rob's  free-time he enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking and is married with three boys.

Career Highlights
  • Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher since 2001
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 1999
  • Four time PGA West TN Chapter Teacher of the Year
  • Two Time Tennessee PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Led PGA Tour Players to over 15 Tour Victories, 2 Major Championships and 1 US Amateur Championship
  • Currently writes for Golf Digest as Teaching Advisor
  • Currently writes for Athlon Sports and is creator of the "Elite 8"
  • Host of the Gurus of Golf: The largest teaching event in the United States for the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN