Pawleys Island Golf School Rates #1 With TripAdvisor

The Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation has been receiving accolades from the golf & travel industries since 1991. GOLF Magazine rated it in the TOP 5 of their Best 25 USA Golf Schools in 2005, and in their latest rankings they say “Ritson-Sole has done it longer and better than any school in the nation.”

Now, the venerable has rated this academy #1 of 13 attractions in Pawleys Island, S.C. This is due to an unprecedented 29 out of 29 5-star reviews by golfers across the USA and Canada.

Golfers are expressing satisfaction with game improvement, but they are also responding to the reasonable rates featured for top-notch instruction.

“All of us who love golf talk about growing the game,” says Mel Sole, owner and director of instruction for the Ritson-Sole academy. “But golf can be an expensive sport, and it’s not easy to master the skills needed to enjoy the game. Game improvement equals player retention, and we need to provide high-quality instruction at a price most people can afford. That’s why our tuition is less than half of my top competitors.”

Golf school packages are available which include on-site accommodations lining the fairways of the award-winning Jack Nicklaus signature course, Pawleys Plantation, plus breakfast and green fees. New for fall 2011 is a specially-priced “Couples Package.” What’s more, singles pay the same package price as those booking double occupancy.

Teaching principles were designed by Mel Sole, former South African PGA Tour Player and GOLF Magazine/Golf Digest “Top Teacher,” along with Phil Ritson, former coach to Gary Player and mentor to David Leadbetter.

The school caters to all golfer levels from beginner to advanced, and also works with corporate clients. Three-day schools are most popular, but the academy also offers parent/child programs, private hourly lessons, and a one- to two-hour group clinic for just $35 per person.

More information is available at or by calling the golf school at 800-624-4653.

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