Mel Sole Golf School
Mel Sole Golf School
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
Golf School operating year round at Pawleys Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. 3-day schools, 1 and 2-day programs, private lessons, and 2-hour group clinics. For all skill levels. Parent/Child Programs also available. Stay & play on-site with our 'Best Ever Golf School' package or attend as a Commuter Student. Computerized video analysis and personal take-home video via CD or email. A GOLF Magazine "TOP 25 USA Golf Schools" since 1991.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Mike T
    2 contributions
    Outstanding Teacher
    Mel Sole is an outstanding teacher and instructor. I completed his three-day school today. He quickly identified my major flaw (over the top swing) and provided several drills to help me correct it. He used video analysis and hands -on instruction to help me and the other students. He is very knowledgeable and patient. The facility at Pawley’s Plantation on Pawley Island is first-rate. He provided numerous tips and drills to help with overall swing, chipping, pitching, putting, and bunker play. An outstanding experience that, with a lot of practice, will help my game. Take his course, it’s awesome.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 15, 2023
  • Justin M
    Naperville, Illinois5 contributions
    Great Golf School
    Completed a 3 day golf school with Mel and loved it. Mel understands how 'you learn' and tailors his method to your learning style. Whether you a are a new player or near scratch, his knowledge is vast and will help your game. You get plenty of 1-1 with Mel and he touches all facets of the game: mental, irons, chipping/pitching, sand and putting. Would absolutely recommend!
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 19, 2023
  • Dave D
    1 contribution
    Mel Sole Golf School
    Mel is very knowledgeable and insightful. If you listen carefully and practice what he offers your game will improve. Resist the temptation to return to your old habits and keep Mel in your head as you practice and play. You'll see positive results if you are open to the instruction and take it to the course and range. It's comforting to approach a shot believing you can pull it off; I still hit poor shots but unlike in the past, I now begin with the belief that I will hit a solid one.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 26, 2023
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Terry F
2 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Mel Sole is an amazing golf instructor. He is talented, patient, funny ( so many golf stories), and has completely improved how my husband and I play golf. He covered every aspect of our game- course management, drive, mid irons, pitching, chipping, putting. Also gave us great drills to take home to continue improving our game. Just go- you won't regret.
Written November 29, 2023
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Dave D
1 contribution
Jul. 2023 • Solo
Mel is very knowledgeable and insightful. If you listen carefully and practice what he offers your game will improve. Resist the temptation to return to your old habits and keep Mel in your head as you practice and play. You'll see positive results if you are open to the instruction and take it to the course and range. It's comforting to approach a shot believing you can pull it off; I still hit poor shots but unlike in the past, I now begin with the belief that I will hit a solid one.
Written July 26, 2023
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Justin M
Naperville, IL5 contributions
Feb. 2023
Completed a 3 day golf school with Mel and loved it. Mel understands how 'you learn' and tailors his method to your learning style. Whether you a are a new player or near scratch, his knowledge is vast and will help your game. You get plenty of 1-1 with Mel and he touches all facets of the game: mental, irons, chipping/pitching, sand and putting. Would absolutely recommend!
Written February 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mike T
2 contributions
Feb. 2023
Mel Sole is an outstanding teacher and instructor. I completed his three-day school today. He quickly identified my major flaw (over the top swing) and provided several drills to help me correct it. He used video analysis and hands -on instruction to help me and the other students. He is very knowledgeable and patient. The facility at Pawley’s Plantation on Pawley Island is first-rate. He provided numerous tips and drills to help with overall swing, chipping, pitching, putting, and bunker play. An outstanding experience that, with a lot of practice, will help my game. Take his course, it’s awesome.
Written February 15, 2023
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Randall N
Columbus, OH1 contribution
Jul. 2022
I recently took private lessons from David at Mel Sole Golf School. I have been playing golf for about 25 years and have averaged 2-4 lessons each of those years with other instructors. David almost immediately identified an imperfection in my swing which has had the largest positive impact in my game compared to any previous lessons. He has made golf fun for me again!
Written August 15, 2022
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992jn1234
New York City, NY6 contributions
May 2022
My recent visit to Mel Sole Golf School in Pawleys Island was everything i hoped for. David Olberding was my instructor and he was great. The instructions and information were clear and tailored for me. The technology is first rate and the video emails they send you each day allow you to go back after you leave and brush up on your technique. The room accomadations were perfect. My wife (not a golfer) came with me and she was able to stay busy on the Pawleys complex and in the general area there is lots to do. I look forward
Written May 22, 2022
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tfurber
Terra Ceia, FL9 contributions
Apr. 2022
This is the second time my husband and I have attended the three day golf school and were so excited by our improvements that we signed up for another 3 day class! We hadn't played golf in 10 years and badly needed lessons. David Olberding was our amazing golf instructor. His experience, patience and style of teaching made it easy to pick up the correct way to swing, and not chicken wing. His demeanor made everyone in class feel comfortable and ready to learn. We're both back to completely enjoying our golf game and have more confidence being on the course. Thanks Mel and David!
Written May 2, 2022
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Trip703682
3 contributions
Apr. 2022
It is a comprehensive golf lesson when done over three days, three hours each day. Mel is professional and has some great stories to share. He individualizes the course to fit the student's golf ability. I learned about myself, my sisters, and my golf game. It was fun, challenging, and filled with tips for a more successful game.
Written April 24, 2022
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Barbara S
3 contributions
Mar. 2022
I attended the 3-day golf school taught by Mel Sole, and it was a fantastic experience! It was fun, informative, instructive, and an over-all enjoyable experience. Mel has a wonderful teaching style, and reinforces the good as he works on those areas that are weak. I never felt like the mediocre golfer I am, and came home feeling inspired and motivated to practice the drills he teaches and to improve my game. I highly encourage golfers at any level to take the time to attend this school. You won't be sorry!
Written April 7, 2022
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Nadine B
2 contributions
Feb. 2022
If you like "chicken wings" do not come to Mel's school! He is the expert on removing chicken wings from your stroke! After three days of hands on lessons, our strokes and form were significantly improved. Book in advance to have Mel as instructor for three days, and add on 18 hole options for afternoon play.
The accommodations and location were spot on. Mel customized instruction for each of us. The video lessons will be an excellent resource for after we return home.
PS Lots of local restaurants have chicken wings if you still want them.
Written March 7, 2022
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Mel Sole Golf School is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.