Golf Academy

The Pine Needles Golf Academy is designed to improve golf skills and educate golfers on the fundamentals of the game. Our PGA and LPGA Instructors teach you all aspects of golf: putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, course management, fitness and stretching. There’s no better place to learn than Pine Needles Golf Academy.

For more information about Golf Academy, call 800.290.8815 to speak to our reservation professionals, or complete the registration inquiry formOur reservation professionals will respond to all inquiries during business hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. excluding major holidays.


2018 Golf Academy Dates:

March Dates
Thursday, March 22 – Saturday, March 24 Single: $2025 Double: $1875
Monday, March 26 – Wednesday, March 28 Single: $2025 Double: $1875
April Dates
Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 7 Single: $2275 Double: $2125
Monday, April 9 – Wednesday, April 11 Single: $2275 Double: $2125
Monday, April 16 – Wednesday, April 18 Single: $2275 Double: $2125
Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28 Single: $2275 Double: $2125
May Dates
Monday, May 14 – Wednesday, May 16 Single: $2175 Double: $2025
Thursday, May 17 – Saturday, May 19 Single: $2175 Double: $2025
June Dates
Thursday, June 7 – Saturday, June 9 Single: $1725 Double: $1575
September Dates
Thursday, Sept. 13 – Saturday, Sept. 15 Single: $1825 Double: $1675
Monday, Sept. 17 – Wednesday, Sept. 19 Single: $1825 Double: $1675  
Thursday, Sept. 20 – Saturday, Sept. 22 Single: $1825 Double: $1675
October Dates
Thursday, Oct. 11 – Saturday, Oct. 13 Single: $1825 Double: $1675
Monday, Oct. 22 – Wednesday, Oct. 24 Single: $1825 Double: $1675
Rates above include all gratuities and service charges. Taxes are additional.
Note: Early arrival is available for all golf schools.

The Instructors

Our tradition of instruction dates back to 1959 when Pine Needles Golf Academy founder Peggy Kirk Bell started one of the country’s first golf schools. An LPGA Master Teacher, a member of the Carolinas’ Golf Hall of Fame, and the first woman inducted into Golf Magazine’s Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, Bell’s aim was to strike the perfect balance between learning golf, playing golf and relaxing in the company of friends. Her easy approach to instruction lives on in every class we conduct.

Our instructors include not just Class A PGA professionals, but former PGA and LPGA TOUR champions. Director of Instruction Pat McGowan was named Rookie of the Year after joining the PGA TOUR in 1978. Lead Teaching Instructor Donna Andrews won six times on the LPGA TOUR, including the Nabisco Dinah Shore in 1994. She won the Virginia State Amateur Championship five times and the North and South Amateur twice. And, in 2017, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame.

The Facilities

Pine Needles Golf Academy offers one of the most outstanding teaching facilities in America. More than
20 acres are dedicated to private instruction, with 80 hitting stations, four practice greens, five bunkers and a unique four-hole loop course. Overlooking our expansive practice area, the Academy building offers state-of-the-art technology to help you improve every aspect of your game. From video analysis to range drills to on-course instruction, we’ll identify your strengths and weaknesses and work one-on-one with you to improve your putting, chipping, pitching and full swing.

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