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Golf Lessons on Hilton Head Island

Brush up your skills or learn some new ones

The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy 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.

Doug Weaver

Director of Instruction, Hilton Head Golf Academy
  • Ranked amoung Best 2019 PGA Teachers in S.C. by Golf Digest
  • 2019 “Player of the Year” for the CPGA’s Lowcountry Area
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Free demos every Monday

“Where Does the Power Come From?”

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!

Nothing beats a private lesson

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.


Assistant Professional

$70 (PGA Apprentice)

Head Professional

$90 (PGA Class A Professional)

Director of Instruction

$120 (Doug Weaver)

Extra Person

add $20

Call us to schedule a private lesson (866) 455-6890

Learn something new every day

The Academy presents a daily golf clinic at the Robert Trent Jones Course, featuring special instruction on the stroke of the day. With a student-instructor ratio of 6:1, 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.

Sorry, clinics and instructional programs are currently unavailable until further notice. Private lessons for individuals and small groups are available.

Daily Clinic Schedule Overview


Robert Trent Jones Course (Reservation Required)


$30 per person for each clinic


 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


MONDAYS 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Full Swing

 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


 11:00 PM - 11:50 AM

Full Power & Distance Class

 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Supervised Practice

SATURDAYS - Hills 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Supervised Practice

 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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

To make a reservation for private instruction:

Schools and programs

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

One day schools

$99 per person

Multiple one-day school options for players of all skill levels.

Two day schools

$595 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

$1,295 per student or $2,200 per school
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

$1,300 per school
The Family Golf Class 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.

Ladies programs

$99 per person
​Ladies only class focusing on the basic shots and mechanics of golf.

Beginner golf

$30 per person
Introductory course covering mechanics, rules and the etiquette of the game.

Reserve your spot today

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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

Recent reviews

My new favorite golf pro....Doug Weaver!
Was lucky to find Doug last November for lessons....I was so impressed with him I'm still taking weekly lessons. He has helped me slow my swing, engage my hips and stop trying to kill the ball! Last week I shot my best round ever. Feeling very encouraged!

Outstanding Golf Academy
We drove south from Washington DC to Palmetto Dunes just to attend Doug Weaver’s 3-day golf academy: it was well worth the time and effort! Doug is an outstanding and very patient golf instructor. This was truly a once in a lifetime learning experience. Additionally, my wife and I feel we have a new friend and a coach for life! We will return!

We visited Hilton Head for a week and spent 70% of our time playing golf. By far the best experience was playing the Palmetto Dunes courses. This positive experience was highlighted by the golf clinics at PD in which my wife and I took lessons or attended the daily clinics. Over our 6 days we took lessons with Doug Weaver, Ed Brill and Edward Sires. Each instructor was fantastic with exceptional teaching skills and each worked with us individually and in groups. The clinics focused on a range of skill sets but they would tailor to the groups ability and/or a persons area of focus. Bottom line is very affordable pricing for highly experienced instruction tailored to both mine and my wife’s needs. My wife who has just started playing golf raved about the ladies clinic. Thanks to Doug, Ed and Edward, we’ll certainly be back.

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Exclusive golf instruction 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 free club fitting, video analysis, special discounts on resort activities and more!

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The school year calendar

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