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Golf Lessons, School & Academy on Hilton Head Island

Brush up your skills or learn some new ones

The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina is one of the most respected golf schools in the world. Featuring lessons, clinics and one-on-one golf instruction from former PGA Tour professionals and professional instructors, the Academy offers a variety of programs for golfers of all ages and all skill levels. Doug Weaver, our Director of Instruction, has assembled a staff that not only makes instruction easy, but also incredibly fun. Palmetto Dunes Resort offers three unique Hilton Head, South Carolina championship courses to choose from; Robert Trent Jones Course, George Fazio Course, and Arthur Hills Course.

Doug Weaver

Doug Weaver

Director of Instruction, Hilton Head Golf Academy
  • Ranked among Best 2019 PGA Teachers in S.C. by Golf Digest

  • 2019 “Player of the Year” for the CPGA’s Lowcountry Area

Learn something new every day

The Academy presents a daily golf clinic at the Robert Trent Jones and Arthur Hills Golf Courses, featuring special instruction on the stroke of the day. With a student-instructor ratio of 5:1, you can be sure to get the individual attention you need from one of Hilton Head’s leading golf pros. The Daily Clinic is for golfers 12 and older.

Daily Clinic Schedule Overview


Robert Trent Jones and Arthur Hills Golf Courses (Reservation Required)


$50 per person for each clinic


MONDAYS- Jones 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Full Swing

TUESDAYS - Hills & FRIDAYS - Jones 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Ladies Only

WEDNESDAYS- Jones 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM


THURSDAYS - Hills 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

*Daily Clinics location is subject to changes. Please confirm when making reservations.

Golf Demo at the Jones course

Free demos every Monday

“Where Does the Power Come From?”
MONDAYS; 4 - 4:50 p.m.

Join us every Monday for a free golf clinic & demonstration at the Jones Course from Doug Weaver and his staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and appropriate for all skill levels. And there’s a prize every week for a lucky attendee. You might even win a free lesson from a PGA Tour veteran!

Private customized golf lessons from Hilton Head Island's Top Pros

If you’re serious about improving your game, a private lesson with one of our pros is the best way to lower those strokes. One-on-one lessons are 50 minutes, and are the fastest way to focus on your individual needs.


Director of Instruction

$140 (Doug Weaver)

Head Professional

$130 (PGA Class A Professional)

Assistant Professional

$110 (PGA Class A Professional)

Assistant Professional

$90 (PGA Associate)

Extra Person

add $20

Meet our Pros

Whether you need a hands-on guide to a better swing, or you just want to watch a true professional attack the course, you can find some of the Hilton Head’s top golf pros here.

Doug Weaver

Doug Weaver

Director of Instruction

Golf Digest South Carolina Top-Ten Instructor. Doug Weaver is a former PGA Tour Pro, US Open record holder and recent Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame member.

Clark Sinclair

Clark Sinclair

Director of Golf - George Fazio

Clark Sinclair has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1983 and has been teaching since 1986. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College.

Samm Wolfe

Samm Wolfe

Head Professional - Arthur Hills

Samm Wolfe has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1986 and a teaching professional since 1988. Entertaining and affable, Samm believes he can fix any broken golf swing - while you're having fun.

Edward Sires

Edward Sires

Assistant Professional - Arthur Hills

A Charleston, S.C., native, Edward Sires caddied for Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman in 1982 and 1983. He earned a Class A certificate from the PGA in 1997 and has taught the James Island High School Golf Team from 2002 to 2006.

Ed Brill

Ed Brill

Golf Instructor - Robert Trent Jones

Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Ed Brill received his golf training from Ferris State University. Ed is Titleist TP 1 Level 1 certified and specializes in Aimpoint Technology and V1 Video Technology.

George Spinella

George Spinella

1st Assistant/Golf Instructor - George Fazio

George Spinella graduated from Siena College in 2003 and the San Diego Golf Academy in 2005. He is the 1st Assistant at the George Fazio Course and has been teaching with Palmetto Dunes since 2006.

Michael Decker

Michael Decker

Golf Instructor - Robert Trent Jones

​Michael is passionate about helping golfers improve their knowledge of the game and enjoys working with golfers of all ages and skill levels. ​He believes he can fix any swing and help any golfer reach their fullest potential.​

Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

Golf Instructor - George Fazio

Tim started in the Golf business as a second career in 2008. He graduated Professional Golfers Career College in 2010 and came to Palmetto Dunes in 2012. Tim has been an avid golfer for 3 decades and has always had a passion for the game.

Sean Ritter

Golf Instructor - Robert Trent Jones

Sean Ritter graduated from the Professional Golfers Career College in Bluffton, SC with honors and is originally from Charlotte, NC. After his graduation, Sean was further mentored and tutored under the award-winning Palmetto Dunes, Golf Academy staff.

Schools and programs

The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers a wide range of focused instructional programs and specialized schools for helping you improve your swing and perfect your putt.

Two day schools

$750 per student

This school is great for new golfers who want to be introduced to the game, or advanced players who may need a refresher course.

Three day schools for all skill levels

$1,690 per student

The Three-Day Schools are very popular because of the extra time built into the program to process what students learn during the instructional periods.

Family programs

$1,690 per family

The Family Golf School is a custom program of golf instruction designed to fit a family's needs and skill level. The schedule is flexible, allowing time for other vacation activities.

Junior programs


Rip your drive and sharpen your putting with the acclaimed Junior Programs. Perfect for beginners or experienced players.

Sand Clinic


Learn the sand fundamentals. This is the easiest shot in golf when executed correctly. Learn why the pros would rather be in the sand trap than in the rough. 5:1 ratio. Reservations required.

Advanced Wedge Play

Make short approach shots the strongest part of your game!

Playing Lessons

2 hour minimum private lesson fee

Play with the Pro & learn as you go. Videos, photos & instruction notes are included. Also available over multiple days.

Mental Golf Workshop

Learn how the best players think and focus

Call to schedule a custom school or program: (866) 455-6890
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Experience the V-One Digital Coaching System

Whether you're on the course or at the practice range with our teaching staff, we can record your swing using the V-One Digital Coaching System. Our instructors can help you improve your golf swing by analyzing it and/or comparing it side-by-side to V1 Golf’s library of Tour Professionals.

To schedule call (866) 455-6890
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Exclusive golf instruction stay & play package

The Golf Academy Package. Enjoy two full days of golf instruction and play led by PGA-certified instructors, four days and three nights at a resort villa, with video analysis, special discounts on resort activities and more!

The school year calendar

There’s a class or demo for virtually any level player to help improve your game.