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Myrtle Beach Golf School at Pawleys Plantation

Established in 1990, this school for golfers of all ages and abilities operates year round. Our host golf course is Pawleys Plantation, an award winning Jack Nicklaus Signature design set among the salt marshes and giant live oaks of the Carolina lowcountry.

You can stay on-site on a golf school package, or attend school as a "commuter" student. 3-day schools start every Monday and Thursday, and include instruction on all aspects of your long and short game, utilizing the appropriate practice areas. One and two day schools and private golf lessons are booked subject to availability.

  • Maximum class size is 4 students per instructor.
  • Instruction takes place at the learning center each morning from 9:00am to 12:30pm, or you can choose the afternoon class, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

Included with the 3 day schools is a program on the mental aspects of golf developed by one of the leading sports psychologists, which has had exciting results for our students. We use the latest in computerized teaching equipment to diagnose swing problems and to monitor results. Your personal take-home drill tape is provided for follow up practice.

Golf Instructors

Mel Sole

Mel Sole has once again been named a "Top Teacher in the USA" by GOLF Magazine (February '05 issue).

Former South African PGA Tour player Mel Sole is regarded by Phil Ritson as "possibly the best teacher I've ever come across".

Mel has over 30 years of teaching experience gained internationally in South Africa, Canada and the USA. His unique approach to the mental side of golf has produced amazing results for golfers who have struggled for years. Mel's diversified roster of clients includes stars in professional sports, CEO's of Fortune 500 Companies, and many more golfers of all ages and skill levels.

GOLF Magazine consistently ranks Mel as one of the "Top Teachers in North America." Mel is a teaching editor with GOLF TIPS Magazine and is the author of the book, Golf Step-by-Step. Mel's lessons have been featured in Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

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Patrick Hofmann

A distinguished Class A PGA Teaching Professional, Pat has 30 years of combined golf experience as a playing professional and instructor of the game. He brings a vast knowledge of teaching and playing expertise to the Mel Sole Golf School. His simple, fundamental techniques have helped thousands of golfers at all levels. Several junior, collegiate and club champions are listed among those students who have had great success working with Pat.

Included among Pat's special achievements:

  • Low Pro winner in over a dozen Carolinas PGA Pro-ams.
  • Top 10 finisher in numerous Carolinas PGA events.
  • Nike Tour playing experience.
  • Author of golf instructional articles for Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach magazines.
  • Students achievements have ranged from Woman's U.S. Open contestants to a 3 time club champion.

We're pleased to have this talented and enthusiastic instructor on our teaching staff.

Tim Calcagno

Tim Calcagno is a Class A PGA Pro with 25 years of teaching experience. Tim enjoyed a stellar playing career as a junior and amateur at state and national level. Tim also played several Mini Tour and PGA events.

Teaching became a passion while he studied with Dr. Bob Rotella, David Leadbetter, Hank Haney, Jim Flick and other noted golf coaches and sports psychologists. Tim's roster of students range from beginner golfers to PGA and LPGA players. Several of his junior and amateur students have become champions and some have attained college scholarships.

The enjoyment Tim feels when helping golfers make progress and reach their potential make him an outstanding instructor, and an asset to the Mel Sole Golf School.

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

Pawleys Plantation Golf Course
Highway 17, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585.
(30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach)

Pawleys Plantation is a world class golf and resort community built on the site of a former plantation and set amongst 582 acres of natural wetlands, salt marshes and live oaks. The award winning 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is the centerpiece of Pawleys Plantation's golf amenities. The par 72 layout winds through hardwood and pine forests, and along the saltwater marsh dividing Pawleys Island from the mainland. The front nine of Pawleys Plantation features tree-lined fairways and beautiful lakes, while the back nine delivers spectacular views of the salt marsh from six different holes. The course has five sets of tees to challenge all levels. Pawleys Plantation is one of the finest Myrtle Beach golf courses.

Situated along the fairways of the scenic Jack Nicklaus Course are our luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. These private villas feature fully equipped kitchens, living room/dining room areas and screened porches overlooking the course.

Their award winning chef prepares casual meals daily in the grille room and elegant dinners in the dining room. The ante-bellum style clubhouse also houses our fully stocked pro shop. Other amenities include tennis courts and swimming pools.

Pawleys Plantation is what low-country living has always been, "casual elegance" with an accent on a time when life was simple and unhurried.

The Myrtle Beach Jetport is a 30 minute drive north and is served by US Airways, Delta, Vanguard, Spirit Air, Air Tran and Continental. Charleston International Airport is 1 hour 15 mins south and is served by US Airways, Delta, United and Continental.

Corporate, Incentive, and Conference Groups Receive Special Attention

  • On-site meeting facilities can accommodate corporate groups of up to 300 people
  • Group registration desk
  • Conference Services staff
  • Menu planning available with chef
  • Full service business center and executive boardroom

Golf School Rates

Myrtle Beach Golf School Rates

Cancellation policy: Deposit less $50 per person administration fee is refundable up to 30 days prior to start of school starting date. 14 to 30 days prior to school - loss of deposit. Less than 14 days - loss of full amount - unless school can be filled before commencement.  The Mel Sole Golf School reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs as required by unusual circumstances and is not responsible for any loss or inconvenience incurred as a result.  On such occasions, fees are refundable or transferable to another date and/or school location of your choice subject to availability.

To make a reservation call 1-800-544-8727 or click here.

Call Us Toll Free: 1-800-544-8727
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