Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years, we have received many questions about our golf school. We have assembled the following collection of questions and answers to help you quickly find the information you need.
- Is golf school expensive?
- How often should I return to golf school?
- What if it rains?
- What is the cancellation policy?
- Do you rent clubs?
- Do you do clubfitting?
- I’m a leftie. Can your teachers work with me?
- Can someone attend golf school who has never played golf?
- Do you have covered hitting areas?
- Can we play golf in the afternoon after golf school?
- How big are your golf classes?
- Who are your golf instructors?
- Can I attend your golf school as a single?
- Can I book an on-course playing lesson if I have not taken a previous golf lessons at your school?
- Is there a dress code?
If you have a question that’s not addressed here, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is golf school expensive?
Not at the Mel Sole Golf School! We don’t think you should have to pay $2000 and more for top quality golf instruction. For example, you’ll pay $999 (taxes included) for 3 nights fairway accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 2 rounds of golf, and the 3-day golf school program at our Pawleys Island SC golf school. Commuter school for 3 days is $495 – $595 year round.
“The investment of 3 days each year is a small price to pay for a game that lasts you a lifetime. The work you’ve done with me on my ball striking and short game skills has helped me to win Club Champion at both of my golf clubs.”
— Carol Conlin, Toronto CANADA
How often should I return to golf school?
Improving one’s golf game is an unending, on-going process. Our most successful students return 6-12 months after their last program. Golfers need to spend a few months practicing their prescribed drills to fully ingrain the changes before their next visit. When our “regulars” return, they refresh what they learned before and they also learn something new each time. After changes are monitored and tweaked, we move on to a new aspect of the game that needs improvement. There are always areas that need help from the Instructor, and the prescription of specific drills.
“I was a 27 handicap when I first came to your school 15 years ago. With each return visit, my handicap has fallen and is now below 10! And every time I go back to school, I learn something new.”
— Mike Pembroke, Newark DE
“I’ve attended the Mel Sole Golf School on 5 occasions, and I’ve lowered my index from the 8-10 range to the 4-5 range. I recommend this school and their methods highly, to all levels of golfer.”
— Dave Lee, Pinehurst NC
What if it rains?
Any golf school days missed due to weather will be rescheduled in the future for students, subject to availability. Every effort is made to schedule the missed time for the golfer while he/she is still in the vicinity. You will be credited for instructional time missed (no monetary refund.)
- With two weeks or more notice, a $100 fee per person applies to commuter school cancellations.
- If your reservation includes lodging & green fees, a $150 cancellation fee per person applies.
- For cancellations with less than two weeks notice, no refund is available.
- POSTPONE your date if an emergency arises for only a $25 per person admin. fee and your golf school credit is valid for 3 years.
The Mel Sole Golf School reserves the right to cancel/reschedule programs in rare and unusual circumstances, and is not responsible for any inconvenience or loss incurred as a result – full fees would be refundable or transferable to another date and/or school of your choice, subject to availability.
Do you do clubfitting?
We do clubfitting at our Myrtle Beach golf schools. We are certified Mizuno Performance Fitting System clubfitters.
Please notify the school prior to arrival that you will be interested in clubfitting so we can schedule some additional time. Clubs can be ordered and shipped to your home directly within 5 to 7 days. If you do not have clubs at all, the school will arrange a rental set while you are in school and then do the fitting while you are there. Read more about clubfitting »
I’m a leftie. Can your teachers work with me?
All of our golf instructors have plenty of experience working with left-handed players. Our “lefties” regularly report great results and renewed enthusiasm in their game.
Can someone attend golf school who has never played golf?
We welcome rank beginners. It’s great to begin golf with the correct fundamentals taught by professional teachers, instead of picking up bad habits while playing with well-meaning friends or family.
Do you have covered hitting areas?
At our golf schools in Myrtle Beach and Greenville SC we have overhead protection from rain. At our other golf schools, we work around any inclement weather by juggling the scheduling of outdoor activities with indoor video analysis, and other strategies. (see rain policy above)
How big are your golf classes?
We have 4 or fewer students in each class, for plenty of individual attention. At our Myrtle Beach SC headquarters, we may have 2 or 3 golf teachers conducting golf schools at the same time, but each PGA Instructor works exclusively with his or her own small group for the complete program.
Who are your golf instructors?
Our instructors are PGA or LPGA teachers with many years of teaching experience when they come to us. They are specially trained in the award-winning Mel Sole Golf School teaching philosophies and methods. See their individual bios.
Can I attend your golf school as a single?
Most definitely. You may attend and pay the regular ‘commuter’ rate, or, at our ‘resort’ sites like Ellicottville NY, you can buy a package.
Can I book an on-course playing lesson if I have not taken a previous golf lessons at your school?
We need to work with you for at least 1 hour in a private lesson before we will accompany you on a playing lesson. A previous range lesson reveals your level of skill, and your strengths and weaknesses, and prepares the Instructor to conduct an optimum on-course golf lesson.