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Hilton Head Golf Academy & Instruction

Take your game to another level

Whether you need a hands-on guide to a better swing, or you just want to watch a true professional attack the course, you can find some of the Hilton Head’s top golf pros here. Doug Weaver, our Director of Instruction, has assembled a staff that not only makes instruction easy, but also incredibly fun. The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina is one of the most respected golf schools in the world and offers a variety of programs for golfers of all ages and all skill levels.

Book a golf lesson at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy with one of our professional golf instructors.

Doug Weaver

Director of Instruction
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Golf Digest South Carolina Top-Ten Instructor. Doug Weaver is a former PGA Tour Pro, US Open record holder and recent Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame member.

Clark Sinclair

Director of Golf - George Fazio
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Clark Sinclair has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1983 and has been teaching since 1986. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College.

Samm Wolfe

Head Professional - Arthur Hills
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Samm Wolfe has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1986 and a teaching professional since 1988. Entertaining and affable, Samm believes he can fix any broken golf swing - while you're having fun.

Edward Sires

Assistant Professional - Arthur Hills
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A Charleston, S.C., native, Edward Sires caddied for Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman in 1982 and 1983. He earned a Class A certificate from the PGA in 1997 and has taught the James Island High School Golf Team from 2002 to present.

Ed Brill

Golf Instructor - Robert Trent Jones
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Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Ed Brill received his golf training from Ferris State University. Ed is Titleist TP 1 Level 1 certified and specializes in Aimpoint Technology and V1 Video Technology.

George Spinella

1st Assistant/Golf Instructor- George Fazio
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George Spinella graduated from Siena College in 2003 and the San Diego Golf Academy in 2005. He is the 1st Assistant at the George Fazio Course and has been teaching with Palmetto Dunes since 2006.

Wes Lefebvre

1st Assistant/Golf Instructor- Robert Trent Jones

Wes has been a part of the Robert Trent Jones team since 2017 and first got into the golf industry after moving to Hilton Head Island from Slippery Rock, PA and attending the Professional Golfers Career College.

Michael Decker

Golf Instructor - Robert Trent Jones

​Michael is passionate about helping golfers improve their knowledge of the game and enjoys working with golfers of all ages and skill levels. ​He believes he can fix any swing and help any golfer reach their fullest potential.​

Put the Dunes in your hand

Download the free Palmetto Dunes Golf App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. It features GPS, yardages, tips and hole by hole information for all three courses. Book tee times, keep score and more.

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The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort operates one of the world’s finest golf academies. The Academy provides quality golf lessons, clinics and instruction for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Our teaching pros, some of whom are former PGA Tour professionals, provide hands-on instruction to golfers with proficiency and patience.