The Jim McLean Junior Academy is located in the heart of Dallas-Ft. Worth, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Students will have the opportunity to experience many of the DFW attractions. In addition to the numerous cultural benefits, the area has proven to be ideal for professional golf development and residency.
Current PGA and LPGA players that reside in DFW include Anthony Kim, Hunter Mahan, Y.E. Yang, Rory Sabbatini, Jason Day, Chad Campbell, Angela Stanford, and many more. The area was also home to legendary golfers Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Jackie Burke, and Jimmy Demaret.
The DFW area boasts over 200 golf courses and annually hosts two PGA TOUR events: the Crowne Plaza Colonial Invitational and the HP Byron Nelson Classic. The DFW Metro-plex also features all of the attractions and amenities one would expect from a super city.
Dallas is an ultra modern and sophisticated city that attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations.
DFW International Airport is the world’s third busiest airport, offering nearly 1,800 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 134 domestic and 37 international destinations worldwide. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown.
Throughout the city, the students can enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five star restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true “taste” of the Dallas difference.
Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2009, 25 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, JCPenney and Texas Instruments. Dallas/Fort Worth is ranked fifth among metropolitan areas for Fortune 500 companies.
Fort Worth is filled with a unique mix of attractions for students — from cowboys to culture, from sports to shopping. Explore the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class Cultural District, downtown’s dazzling Sundance Square, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Motor Speedway, and so much more.
Fort Worth offers plenty of activities and attractions including Bass Performance Hall, the Kimbell Art Museum, interactive exhibits at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and many parks and gardens.
Ft. Worth also provides a major-league selection of sporting events. NASCAR and Indy Car racing at the Texas Motor Speedway, college sports at Texas Christian University, and the Bell Helicopter Ft. Worth Armed Forces Bowl.
Arlington, Texas is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington has over forty-five years of family fun and entertainment. Arlington is the new home to the Dallas Cowboys and the $1.15 billion dollar Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, Six Flags over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, and much more.