Hilton Head Island Golf School
Palmetto Hall Plantation is home to not one, but two, Carolina classics and is the perfect location for your Hilton Head Island golf school. When the Arthur Hills course debuted in 1991 it was immediately hailed as a classic by Golf Digest Magazine, who named it one of the best 10 New Courses. In the intervening years the Hills course has received a great many other accolades including a perennial 4-star rating from Golf Digest. The Robert Cupp course is a stunningly original design that will be a test for the best players while still being very playable for higher handicappers. The Cupp course redefines conventional golf course architecture with its straight lines, unusual shapes and unique bunkering. Both courses also enjoy the distinction of being Audubon International certified.Learn More
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Dates & Price
We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.
1 on 1 Instruction
2 on 1 Instruction – Buddy Package
2 on 1 Instruction – Champions Package
Day To Day
01 On The Range
Start your day on the range establishing your individual goals for your golf school. You will baseline your current swing with swing video analysis before you move into your applicable swing drills, customized specifically for your own game.
02 On the Greens
Your instructor will help you understand the fundamentals of the putting stroke using a variety of aiming tools and techniques. Your instructor will help you understand distance and direction control and help you brush up on proper green reading techniques.
03 Pitching and Chipping
Focus on your short game by beginning with proper set up and approach to the ball and the green. Your instructor will evaluate your chipping and pitching alignment and help you make repeatable, proper contact with the golf ball. Most of your short game will come down to club selection. Your instructor will help you understand how each club selection leads to trajectory control, distance control, loft/lie angle selection and understanding different lies.
04 Bunker Game
An area many golfers struggle with is the sand game. You and your instructor will work through bunker shots, both greenside and fairway bunkers. Golf shots out of poor lies will only improve with practicing each bunker scenario.
05 Playing Lessons
Afternoons are all about taking “your game” to the course. This includes playing within yourself, developing a consistent routine, and reinforcing swing changes.
We don’t just show our students how to hit the ball better on the driving range…we play with them each day of their school. How often has someone taken a golf lesson only to go to the course and ‘lose’ everything that they just learned? We know that the most important part of changing is trust. It is that trust in something new that we abandon when it matters most; on the course. Playing lessons allow us to observe ‘how’ a person plays, both in thought and mechanics and then to show them how various intangibles like lie, wind, pin placement, and course condition affect each shot. We teach them how vital course management can be. It is also essential to show students how important it is to play ‘in your personality” and to play “within yourself”.
End your round post-game analysis.
06 The Mental Game
Mentally, golf can be more than a little demanding. Consistent performance on the course requires a mental approach that is effective for a casual weekend round or a high-pressure tournament. We teach students how to think like pros. We coach a mental program that allows for thinking clearly on the golf course. In addition to our one-on-one concept, we focus on the mental side of the game. This singular approach allows us to show our students how to take their game and swing from the driving range to the golf course…where it really matters.
HotelWestin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
You stay at the adjacent Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, a luxury hotel immersed in the vivid natural beauty of the Carolina coast. You are immediately in awe of the unobstructed views of the Atlantic and the spectacular beach that sprawls out before you.
Your golf school package includes a beautifully appointed upgraded Grand Deluxe Ocean View room that has the luxurious amenities associated with the Westin brand.
The room features a private balcony to enjoy the spectacular skylines over the coast and the world renowned Heavenly ® bed, crisp sheets, plush blankets and the softest of pillows. Room features include a rain shower, upscale bath amenities, plush towels, 55-inch HDTV with connectivity to your favorite apps, coffee maker with Starbucks coffee, mini fridge and 24 hour room service.
- Bird Golf students stay in a beautifully appointed Deluxe room
- Unlimited practice and play at the amazing course at Hilton Head Island Golf School
- Player evaluation
- “Clear Key” analysis
- Lunch with your PGA/LPGA professional each day
- The ultimate golf learning experience®, with 18, 24, or 30 hours instruction with your Bird Golf Academy Professional
- All taxes are included
What’s not Included
What’s not Included
- Golf Balls and Tees
- Golf Clubs, however, rental clubs are available through our golf course partners
- Airfare and transportation to and from the golf school locations
- Personal items purchased during the golf school
- Additional golf rounds before or after your school days
- Golf Rounds for other members of your party, not in your golf school
- Instructor gratuities are not expected but always appreciated. If you would like to leave a gratuity for your instructor, $75-$100 per day is customary.
How To Get There
Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
Planning For Your Trip
1 Packing and Weather
Weather is important to consider when deciding what to pack for a golf school. We want you to have the right gear when you need it most. The Hilton Head area of South Carolina experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. In the winter, temperatures average in the 50s and 60s, while in the spring they warm up to the 70s and 80s. Summers are typically hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching into the 90s. Fall is pleasant, with cooler temperatures in the 70s and occasional rainshowers.
Please check the weather of your destination before you leave and be sure to be prepared for all possible conditions with the right gear – this includes bringing removable layers, sun protection, rain gear, vest or wind jacket. Check the Weather
2 Ready to book?
To book your golf school, you can call us at 877-4-BIRDGO to speak with a booking specialist. Your booking will be finalized once your deposit of $500 per golfer is paid at the time of booking. If you reserve your school less than 30 days prior to the first day of school, the full balance will be due at the time of booking. Once your school is booked and your lodging is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your school, and a player profile to be filled out and returned.
3 What happens once I book?
Once your golf school is booked, you will receive a confirmation email along with a player profile to be filled out and returned prior to your school start date. The night prior to yourfirst day of school, your instructor will call you and let you know the meet up location and time for your golf school.
4 General FAQs
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific school.
5 What if I have to cancel my trip?
Our student-first cancellation policy makes it as easy as possible to change your golf school. Even in uncertain times, you can rely on us to provide flexibility so you can book your trip with confidence.
You can always take a mulligan on your golf school in the occasion life events get in the way. If you need to take a future school credit with us, there is no expiration and you can redeem your credit on any golf school location, even if it is different from your original booking. As long as you don’t quit the game of golf, your credit will always be redeemable.
We want to make it as easy as possible to change your golf school to fit your schedule. Have a question? Give us a call, 877- 424-7346.
6 More Information
The Robert Cupp course is a stunningly original design that will be a test for the best players while still being very playable for higher handicappers. The Cupp course redefines conventional golf course architecture with its straight lines, unusual shapes and unique bunkering. Both courses also enjoy the distinction of being Audubon International certified.
The beautiful, stately Clubhouse offers all the amenities of a private club and exudes a true Southern charm and elegance www.palmettohallcc.com Enjoy the culinary delights Baird’s Pub where the head chef has thoughtfully created an elegant menu that reflects the cuisine of the area. The Lowcountry themed menu features many of the locally sourced ingredients prepared fresh each day.
Your golf school package includes a beautifully appointed upgraded Grand Deluxe Ocean View room that has the luxurious amenities associated with the Westin brand. The room features a private balcony to enjoy the spectacular skylines over the coast and the world renowned Heavenly ® bed, crisp sheets, plush blankets and the softest of pillows. Room features include a rain shower, upscale bath amenities, plush towels, 55-inch HDTV with connectivity to your favorite apps, coffee maker with Starbucks coffee, mini fridge and 24 hour room service.
There are 4 dining options to choose from on property, with each one offering a distinct and locally sourced menu and welcoming atmosphere. View 32 gives guests an array of delicious causal fare with incredible ocean views while the Carolina Room offers a Lowcountry-inspired “farm and sea to table” menu with an extensive wine list.
Nestled amidst lush gardens, tranquil lagoons and tree lined paths, the Heavenly Spa by Westin is a true island retreat offering a complete menu of treatments and massages that incorporate the region’s herbs, minerals and customs. The WestinWORKOUT ® Fitness Studio is an extensive fitness center with a backdrop of the dunes and comprehensive selection of exercise activities, including Peloton bikes.
There are three invigorating oceanfront swimming pools, complete with luxurious loungers and chairs (you can also rent private cabanas both poolside and oceanfront that come with TV, ceiling fan, a small fridge and service from the poolside bar and grill).
And then there is the beach. What could be more perfect after an amazing day of learning with Bird Golf than a glorious sunset stretching across the panorama of the Atlantic?
Palmetto Hall Plantation and The Westin are the perfect venue for a memorable beach vacation and your Hilton Head Island golf school.