arlen bento jr.
COACH BENTO DEVELOPS GOLFERS
Arlen Bento Jr. is an award-winning golf coach and world-recognized “Top 100” golf instructor. He is the former Head Golf Professional at the PGA Country Club in PGA Village Florida and Director of Golf / General Manager at Eagle Marsh Golf Club in Jensen Beach Florida.
He offers golf lessons, golf instruction, golf schools and operates his own Golf Academy in Port St. Lucie Florida (Arlen Bento Jr. Golf Academy) at the Saints Golf Course. He owns and operates his own indoor golf center in Stuart, Florida (Arlen Bento Jr. Golf Lessons).
Port St. Lucie & Stuart Florida are located on the East Coast of Florida, known as the “Treasure Coast,” the area is known for great golf and great weather. Port St. Lucie is located in St. Lucie County and was voted one of the “Top Golf Places” to live in the USA. Stuart is located in Martin County, home to 60+ PGA Tour Players including Tiger Woods and many others.
The Golf Academy at the Saints Golf Couse is only 15 minutes north of Stuart in Port St. Lucie. The world famous Club Med Resort in Port St. Lucie is only a few miles away from the Golf Academy. Orlando is 2 hours away to the North and Miami is 2 hours away to the South.
Coach Bento’s indoor golf center is minutes away from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound from the south and Palm City, Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce to the north. The indoor golf center is 45 minutes north from the Palm Beach International Airport.
Coach Bento has multiple national golf awards to his credit including two Golf Digest “4 Star” Awards and a “Service Ace” Award from Golf Shop Operations Magazine.
Coach Bento has been helping golfers of all levels with improving their golf games for 20+ years. He is a multiple-time high school golf coach of the year and has helped developed some of the best junior players in his area. Many of his players have received college golf scholarships to NCAA Division 1 schools like Stanford, Duke, LSU, Alabama, New Mexico, Connecticut, Houston, Siena, Gardner Webb & many others.
MORE BACKGROUND ON COACH BENTO
Coach Bento is originally from Hilo, Hawaii. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii where he was a Tournament Golfer, NCAA Division I Varsity Basketball Player, Student Government Senator and Presidents Athletic Council member.
He was awarded the Western Athletic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete Award in 1991 after finishing his degree in Political Science, Economics and Speech Communication. He worked with in the University of Hawaii Athletic Sports Marketing Department while he took graduate classes in Business Administration.
During his college years, Coach Bento was a very competitive amateur golfer and he played in many top Hawaii amateur tournaments. After the completion of his graduate program scholarship, he decided to turn professional and began working at the prestigious Oahu Country Club in Honolulu, where he would later become a member.
Coach Bento earned his PGA Class “A” Membership at Barbers Point Golf Club in Ewa Beach, while playing professional golf in all the major Hawaii Golf Professional Tournaments.
In 1994 he traveled across the country as a fully sponsored Professional Tournament Player from California to Florida.
In 1995 after finishing a full season as a Professional Tournament Player he settled in Port St. Lucie Florida and started his career as a Golf Professional & Golf Coach.
In 1996 he became the Head Golf Professional at the St. Lucie West PGA Country Club in PGA Village. At the St. Lucie West PGA Country Club his golf operation won multiple prestigious awards from Golf Digest & Golf Shop Operations. Many of his young players that he was coaching developed into top area high school players, two of whom became professional players in Asia.
Coach Bento moved to Jensen Beach as the Director of Golf / General Manager of Eagle Marsh Golf Club in 1999, where he started his first Golf Academy working with some of the best young players in the area, one of which would go on to be a PGA Tour Player and another who became an NCAA First Team All American & NCAA record holder.
In 2004 he opened his first stand alone Golf Academy at the Monterey Point Golf Center in Stuart. It was at his Academy that he started to develop more top high school players and a young group of players that would become his first high school golf team at the Pine School.
From 2006 until 2016 Coach Bento developed one of the Top High School Golf Programs in the State of Florida at the Pine School, winning multiple Coach of the Year awards and numerous tournament championships. Many of his players developed into NCAA Division I players and professional players. His teams were sub 300 score programs, comparable to many college programs at demanding golf courses.
The Pine School won its first boys District Championship in 2009 and finished either first or second in the competitive district for eight straight years with his teams playing in two state boys’ championships and one state girl’s championship. Coach Bento has coached numerous all area boy players including multiple player’s of the year and the girls Florida State player of the year and the boys Florida State player of the year. His competitive varsity record for the boys program was an astonishing (123-34) and he has coached 27 all area players, 3 all area players of the year, 2 state players of the year and 2 state champions.
When Coach Bento started the program at the Pine School he had only one senior player and seven middle school players ranging from 5th to 8th grade. That first team went 6-6 in matches against Varsity competition. Bento developed the High School program by developing the Middle School program. I was not unusual for him to have 20-24 Middle School players participating in golf, developing into Varsity players.
At the Middle School level Coach Bento’s teams had incredible success playing matches against other schools in the area.
His Middle School teams during one four year stretch won (58) straight golf matches with one of his teams scoring a record -7 under par in a 9 hole match as a team, a record that will probably never be broken. For his career as a Coach, Bento had a Middle School golf record of (94-18) including (5) TCAC Team Championships, (1) MCAC Team Championship (3) Runner Up Titles and (2) 3rd place finishes.
In 2015 Coach Bento opened his Indoor Golf Learning Center in Stuart Florida and created his own college golf recruiting service for high school players that wanted to play golf in college.
In 2016, Coach Bento was recognized as one of the “Top 100” Golf Instructors in the World by the World Golf Teaching Federation that has over 40,000 members in 40 countries. He was invited to speak in Beijing China at the China International Golf Teaching Summit.
In 2019 Coach Bento opened his Golf Academy at the Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie and launched his Bento Golf Method program and Shoot Par Now Golf Academy.
WHAT TYPE OF PLAYER DO YOU WANT TO BE?
Did you know that there are two types of golf players?
Recreational players and golfers!
Recreational players play golf and think they know how to play.
Golfers play golf and they know how to play.
The difference? Knowledge! We want to teach you how to be a golfer!
If you are tired at struggling with your golf game, making poor contact, losing distance, tired of slicing, miss hits, fat shots, thin shots, losing golf balls, chili dips, shanks, 3 putts – WE CAN HELP!
You’re not hopeless – you just need some coaching!
Golf lessons for men, golf lessons for women, golf lessons for seniors & golf lessons for juniors.
Whether you just want to hit the ball to play in a social tournament or you want to win a club championship – WE CAN HELP!
Arlen Bento Jr. has been helping players get better at golf for 20+ years. He has created a complete learning system that will change the way you play. This system has helped develop many high caliber players including professional players, college All-Americans, college national champions, high school state champions & more!
The beauty of this learning system is that it works for everyone and has helped hundreds of recreational players become golfers. Real golfers that are good at golf, with real results and improvement.