As you probably know, the Myrtle Beach area is one of the world’s foremost golf destinations, with some 100 golf courses located along the Grand Strand, a region featuring a 60-mile stretch of Atlantic coastline.
And what does most every golf course have? That’s right: at least one (and sometimes more than one) teaching pro on hand, ready and willing to work with golfers of all ages and abilities.
Dozens of golf courses means dozens of pros with centuries of collective experience taking uncertain golfers and giving them the tools to shave valuable strokes off their handicaps. Here are three instructors based in the Myrtle Beach area who get our highest recommendation.
A PGA Master Professional, Brad Redding is based out of International Club in Murrells Inlet. Both an excellent observer of the most minute details of a player’s swing and a terrific communicator, he was named PGA Teacher of the Year six times in Tennessee before moving to Myrtle Beach. He has appeared on Golf Channel a number of times throughout the years, on its “Golf Academy Live” and “Your Game Night” programs. This renown, coupled with his legion of loyal pupils, has helped him become a fixture on GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers” list.
Steve Dresser/Steve Dresser Golf School
The Pawleys Island area of the Grand Strand is home to some of the best golf courses in South Carolina. One of our favorites is True Blue Golf Club, a Mike Strantz-designed gem. The course’s excellent facilities are the domain of Steve Dresser and the Steve Dresser Golf School. Dresser and his seven staff members give both individual and group lessons on the back side of True Blue’s huge, meandering practice facility. With multiple greens in range of the main tee area, as well as a comprehensive short-game practice area, students can work on shots of any length and shape as they seek lower scores. For groups, the Steve Dresser Golf School ensures a student-to-instructor ratio of 3-to-1 or better.
Alasdair Dyer/Dyer Golf Academy
Barefoot Resort is one of Myrtle Beach’s top golf facilities, with four highly-ranked courses by Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Davis Love III and Pete Dye. Alasdair Dyer has been at Barefoot for nearly a decade, hailing originally from Sussex, England. He is an accomplished player in his own right, so he knows what it takes to play golf at the highest possible levels. He and three other staff members pride themselves on giving personal attention to students ranging from beginners to PGA, LPGA and European Tour players.
Bottom line: Myrtle Beach has so much more than great golf courses — it is home to a number of men and women who devote their lives to helping you become the best golfer you can be.