Myrtle Beach Golf School at Wachesaw Plantation EastThe magnificent Wachesaw Plantation East is the site of our Myrtle Beach Golf School. Wachesaw is located in Murrells Inlet, a historic fishing village that rests on the Atlantic Ocean. Wachesaw Plantation East is a Clyde Johnston designed, championship 18 hole facility which has been styled in the time-honored fashion of the great Scottish links courses. You are surrounded by freshwater lakes and natural wetlands and the Scottish influence is in evidence with strategically placed bunkers, rolling fairways and traditional mounding. The moss-covered oaks provide a serene backdrop from the hustle-bustle of the everyday world. Learn More
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.
HotelEllington at Wachesaw Plantation East
The resort is 20 minutes from all the happenings in the main town of Myrtle Beach and its famous, “Grand Strand.” The Grand Strand is home to a host of restaurants, shops and theaters and 60 miles of spectacular, sandy white beaches. With all these fantastic options it is easy to see why this is the ideal location for your golf schools in Myrtle Beach.
Your golf school package includes accommodations at the on-site, Ellington Resort which is an Interval Five Star Resort.
You stay in a beautifully appointed 1 bedroom villa overlooking the golf course. The villas are spacious and tastefully decorated, have full kitchens, TV with DVD/VCR and a lovely living room area. Other on-site things to enjoy are walking/biking trails, outdoor pool and whirlpool and a weight and exercise room.
- Bird Golf students stay in a beautifully appointed 1 bedroom villa overlooking the golf course.
- Unlimited practice and play at the amazing course at Myrtle Beach Golf School at Wachesaw Plantation East
- 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
Myrtle Beach International Airport
How To Get There
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
1 Hour 45 Minutes
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 weather in Murrells Inlet, SC, is mild throughout the year with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s in winter to the mid-80s in summer. There is moderate rainfall year round with more precipitation in spring and summer months. The humidity level can get high at times, but generally stays at a comfortable level.
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.
You are surrounded by freshwater lakes and natural wetlands and the Scottish influence is in evidence with strategically placed bunkers, rolling fairways and traditional mounding. The moss-covered oaks provide a serene backdrop from the hustle-bustle of the everyday world.
Bird Golf schools students enjoy a superb private practice area and chipping and putting green to work on their new skills with PGA and LPGA instructors who have spent their careers mastering the game. Wachesaw Plantation East is the recipient of several awards and accolades, and was most recently, the 2007 Myrtle Beach, “Golf Course of the Year.” Wachesaw Plantation East was given Golf Digest’s prestigious, 4 star award in their “Places to Play” list and has been the host to the LPGA Tour on four occasions. LPGA superstar, Karrie Webb won both the 1987 and 1998 tournaments, the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classics.
Murrells Inlet is renowned as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” but there are 30 restaurants offering a variety of dining options. Other local activities include deep-sea fishing, ocean kayaking and parasailing. Another must visit are the Brookgreen Gardens, the world’s largest outdoor sculpture gardens.
Myrtle Beach is the perfect location for your golf school vacation. The resort is 20 minutes from all the happenings in the main town of Myrtle Beach and its famous, “Grand Strand.” The Grand Strand is home to a host of restaurants, shops and theaters and 60 miles of spectacular, sandy white beaches. With all these fantastic options it is easy to see why this is the ideal location for your golf schools in Myrtle Beach.