Golf School Reviews

It’s Unanimous: We’re Rated 5 Stars in Every TripAdvisor Review!

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Mel Sole Golf School-- The Best Value You Will Find

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We just returned home from our first golf vacation as a family. My two sons (14 & 12), my wife, and I attended a Mel Sole 3 day golf school in Myrtle Beach, SC. As this was my first time attending a...

Posted: Sunday, April 20 2014, 12:47 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Polish and clean lesson

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mel and Rose are the best. Mel worked with my son and I because we were needed a tune up. Mel had our swings back in action within a half and hour. Mel makes it easy to understand and learn what to...

Posted: Tuesday, April 15 2014, 10:33 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Mel Sole Golf School, A Must If You Want To Improve Your Game

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My husband and I just returned from Mel Sole's 3 day golf school. WOW, what an experience!! We are from New York and our course doesn't even open until Saturday, so we have been practicing what we...

Posted: Friday, April 11 2014, 3:11 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Great Golf School for all levels of golfers

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My husband and I recently attended the 3-day Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Island. As a fairly new golfer, I was nervous about attending my first golf school. However, those nerves went away after...

Posted: Tuesday, April 8 2014, 4:34 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Improve your game by attendiing The Mel Sole Golf School

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recently attended a 3-day Mel Sole Golf School at Pawley Plantation in South Carolina. The Mel Sole Staff, Rosemary and Sharon were wonderful. They provided detailed information and coordinated my...

Posted: Tuesday, April 8 2014, 2:02 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Highly recommended

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My son (21), daughter (16) and I (way over 40) just returned from spring break with Mel. My daughter and I were here two years ago and liked it so much, there was no question about going anywhere...

Posted: Monday, April 7 2014, 3:03 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Vince D. First golf school , found the best, look no further

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had the privilege of taking the 3 day golf school with Mel Sole this week. The sessions were a great mix of instruction on all parts of the game. There was immediate feedback with video analysis,...

Posted: Friday, April 4 2014, 2:48 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


My first golf school

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is without reservation that I recommend the Mel Sole golf school; it was my first and won't be my last. Everything about Mel's school is top-notch; great instruction, listening to each golfer and...

Posted: Sunday, March 30 2014, 4:26 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Learning as a family - Good Practice Habits = Good Family Golf

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mel Sole golf school was simply amazing. As parents of 5 children we took our two youngest who are boys ages 15 and 9 out of the harsh Nebraska winter to sharpen our golf skills for the upcoming...

Posted: Sunday, March 30 2014, 3:40 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


I had high expectations- and they were exceeded...

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Going into the school I had high hopes. With all fives across the board, I expected an excellent experience. Though the price is much lower than other schools, how could all of these reviewers be...

Posted: Monday, March 24 2014, 5:52 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed

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3 Day Golf School

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I took my 12 year old son to the Mel Sol Golf School over his Spring Break in March to get him ready for the middle school golf season. We both had an excellent experience. James did a great job...

Posted: Friday, April 11 2014, 6:05 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Wife's First Time!

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We are staying in Myrtle Beach this week and my wife decided she finally wanted to bite the bullet and be introduced to golf - valuing our friendship and my marriage, I declined to give her that first...

Posted: Thursday, April 10 2014, 10:22 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Excellent Golf School

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We LOVED this school - we will definately go again next year- had an outstanding instructor, He identified our issues and corrected them easily, gave us so many useful techniques. We would recommend...

Posted: Tuesday, March 25 2014, 1:02 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


David is the best!

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

David was awesome! He is very patient and attentive. He fixed in 3 days faults I've been working on for years. Highly recommend for adult and youth teaching.

Posted: Friday, March 21 2014, 9:44 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Mel Sole Golf School - Mrytle Beach SC

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I attended two clinics and had two private lessons with David Olberding at the Mel Sole Golf School in Myrtle Beach. Dave is the consummate instructor and quickly identified the major flaws in my...

Posted: Thursday, January 2 2014, 7:51 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Great Golf Instruction

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I attended two separate one day golf schools with David Olberding at the Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach) facility and it has made a tremendous improvement in my game. We worked on full swing and...

Posted: Saturday, November 2 2013, 12:45 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Jim Arbogast and the Mel Sole approach to teaching golf is outstanding

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My 8 year old son and I just attended a 30-day golf school taught by Jim Arbogast. I have to say it was one of the best experiences we have had together. Jim was so patient with us (given we are...

Posted: Monday, September 2 2013, 7:53 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


3-Day Golf School with Jim Arbogast

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My 11 year old son and I just attended your 3-day golf school. I've been playing for about 5 years now, taken several lessons and my son is in his first year of playing. This was by far the best...

Posted: Sunday, September 1 2013, 9:29 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Incredible instructor with great knowledge of the game.

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We knew David from Atlanta Ga because he was the one who taught my then 7-year old daughter her swing and he helped to develop one of the best swings you'll see in anyone much less a child. David...

Posted: Saturday, August 17 2013, 3:55 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Dave and the Mel Sole teaching approach are amazing!

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dave was excellent, I learned a ton. I'm a beginner, and now feel like I could go out on the course and not be an embarrassment - actually hit some good shots! I've still got a ways to go, but Dave...

Posted: Thursday, July 25 2013, 10:11 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed

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Best round ever!

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I attended a 3 day golf school with Jennifer in Greenville. While at the school I could see a difference in how I hit the ball and more than that I understood why I lost my swing... Jennifer's...

Posted: Saturday, September 28 2013, 1:55 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School - Day School Feed


My WONDERFUL Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School Experience March 2013

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Son and I were in Greenville, SC for the 3 day school in March 2013. After each day of training we played a round at the Furman golf course, for fun AND to practice what we were taught. But what I...

Posted: Wednesday, April 17 2013, 10:39 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School - Day School Feed


What a great experience!!!

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I attended a one-day school at the Greenville, SC location and I'm going back. My instructor, Jennifer Shillington, immediately started the lesson and was a professional from the beginning. She was...

Posted: Wednesday, January 27 2010, 3:09 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School - Day School Feed

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The Love of the Game

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was three days that changed my life! James' instruction brought back to me the love and passion to play golf for the rest of my life. I have played golf since I was three. It has been something...

My coach and I 

Posted: Thursday, August 1 2013, 3:30 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Great Golf School

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spent 3 days with James Arbogast in Ellicottvile and was lucky enough to only have 1 other person in our group, so essentially it was private lessons for the 3 days. James was able to help me almost...

Posted: Monday, July 22 2013, 6:27 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Just loved it and had a great time

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

The three day golf school in Ellicottville, NY is just great. It addresses all aspects of the golf game and especially the video and drills will be very helpful at home to reinforce the lessons...

Posted: Sunday, June 30 2013, 3:48 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Learned and Laughed

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just spent 3 days with James Arbogast at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. I was lucky in that there was only one other student with me for the 3 days so essentially we received a private lesson. ...

Posted: Saturday, June 29 2013, 1:52 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Awesome experience!

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pat was amazing. After observing just a few swings he was able to dissect our swings and give us simple drills that helped us begin correcting our swings. At the end of the first day our initial...

Posted: Saturday, June 30 2012, 1:08 am | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed


Highly recommended Golf School

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just took the 3 day lesson at the Holiday Valley, NY school with Pat Hofmann. I wish I had done this several years ago. Pat is a great instructor and made the 3 days very enjoyable. I highly recommend...

Posted: Tuesday, July 20 2010, 3:36 pm | Source: TripAdvisor Reviews - Mel Sole Golf School Feed

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