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Silverado sets Miller Golf 2-day schools


Napa, Calif. (March 29, 2019) – Silverado Resort and Spa announces the 2019 dates of the Johnny Miller Golf Academy’s (JMGA) two-day schools. Johnny Miller, co-owner of Silverado Resort and Spa, is known for his ability to hit his irons close and shoot very low scores. At the JMGA’s two-day schools, participants are taught the creativity, thinking and techniques that Johnny used to become one of the best players in the world.

Two-day schools start at $1,665 per person including lodging and meals. Two-day schools will be held on the following dates throughout 2019:

  • April 22-23
  • May 20-21
  • June 15-16
  • July 6-7
  • August 29-30
  • September 12-13
  • October 7-8
  • November 11-12

The Johnny Miller Golf Academy is run by our PGA Professional staff, including Tom Sims and Matt Dito, who have been trained by Johnny Miller himself. Tom Sims, Head Golf Professional at Silverado Resort and Spa, oversees the JMGA along with Andy Miller, one of Johnny's sons and a former PGA TOUR member.


The JMGA two-day school itinerary includes:

Day 1

  • Breakfast in The Grill
  • Introduction and Welcome to Academy and Instructors
  • Full Swing Work and Video Analysis
  • Short Game Stations
  • Lunch
  • On-course playing instruction
  • Review and Wrap-up
  • Unlimited play until dark if desired (on own)

Day 2

  • Breakfast in The Grill
  • Review from day one
  • On course playing instruction
  • Lunch
  • Practice Range, Short Game Stations and Johnny Miller 9-Shot Drill
  • Wrap up and review
  • Unlimited play until dark if desired (on own)

Silverado Resort and Spa is Napa Valley's only 36-hole golf resort. The 7,166-yard, par 72 North Course annually hosts the Safeway Open, while the 6,612-yard, par 72 South Course is a favorite among resort guests. Both courses were designed by Johnny Miller. In addition to two 18-hole, Silverado features 340 guest rooms, a full service Spa, 10 tennis courts and 10 swimming pools, all in close proximity to Napa Valley’s 540-plus wineries.
For more information, or to book a Johnny Miller Golf Academy reservation, call 707-257-5476 or visit

Silverado Resort and Spa
A California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa began its life as a private estate and was converted into a contemporary resort featuring 340 guest rooms, a 100,000-square foot of total conference space, two championship golf courses and on-site signature restaurant. Now owned by World Golf Hall of Fame member and lead NBC analyst Johnny Miller and partners, the resort recently underwent renovations to its North Course, resort rooms and event spaces. Surrounded by Napa Valley’s more than 540 wineries, the resort also features a 16,000 square foot spa, 10 secluded swimming pools, 10 tennis courts and other recreational offerings. Since 2014, Silverado has hosted the Safeway Open on its championship North Course. For more information on the resort or to make reservations, please visit or call 707-257-0200 or 800-532-0500.

About Troon
The golf operations at Silverado Resort and Spa are professionally managed by Troon Golf. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including managing 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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