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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

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

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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.


Director of Instruction

$140 (Doug Weaver)

Head Professional

$120 (PGA Class A Professional)

Assistant Professional

$110 (PGA Class A Professional)

Assistant Professional

$90 (PGA Apprentice)

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


MONDAYS\L 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


MONDAYS 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Full Swing



TUESDAYS\L 11:00 PM - 11:50 AM

Full Power & Distance Class

WEDNESDAYS\L 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


THURSDAYS\L 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Supervised Practice

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

Supervised Practice

SUNDAYS – Jones\L 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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

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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
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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
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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.

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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

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

Director of Instruction
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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

Director of Golf - George Fazio
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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

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

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 present.

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

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

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.​

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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.