The Pine Needles Golf Academy embodies a tradition of superior instruction that dates back more than 50 years. Our curriculum was designed to enhance every aspect of the game from putting, chipping, pitching and full swing to course management, fitness and stretching. You’ll work one-on-one with our expert instructors to identify your strengths and weaknesses and improve your skill level. From time-tested teaching methods to modern video swing analysis, our unique approach is proven to advance your game.

For more information about Golf Academy, call 800.290.8815 or register here


March Dates
Sunday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 8
Sunday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 15
Sunday, March 19 – Wednesday, March 22
Sunday, March 26 – Wednesday, March 29
$2,345 *SOLD OUT*
$2,345 *SOLD OUT*
$2,345 *SOLD OUT*
$2,345 *SOLD OUT*
$2,145 *SOLD OUT*
$2,145 *SOLD OUT*
$2,145 *SOLD OUT*
$2,145 *SOLD OUT*
April Dates
Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13
Sunday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 26

$2,445 *SOLD OUT*
$2,445 *SOLD OUT*

$2,245 *SOLD OUT*
$2,245 *SOLD OUT*
June Dates
Sunday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 7



Sunday to Wednesday Golf Academy rates include: 3 nights’ room accommodations at Pine Needles, up to 4 rounds of golf (Sunday-Wednesday), 12 hours of on-tee instruction, 4 hours of on-course instruction, all meals (starting with dinner on arrival and ending with lunch on departure) and Cocktails prior to dinner on Monday evening.

Rates include all gratuities, taxes and service charges.

Note: Golf Academies begin at 8:30 AM on Monday.  Early arrival or stayover rates are available, based on availability.


At Pine Needles, we’ve crafted the perfect learning environment to bolster your improvement in every way. Our private instruction facilities include The Learning Center, outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, and a dedicated 20 acres, complete with 80 hitting stations, four expansive practice greens, five bunkers and a unique four-hole loop course.

The Loop
Located on the far side of the historic driving range at Pine Needles, our four-hole practice loop will challenge your short game. Known simply as The Loop, this short course features three par 3s and a short par 4, aptly named The Strait, The Wee, The Gibraltar and The Postage Stamp. The greens were restored in 2017 and feature a new strain of zoysia grass, which provides an impeccable putting surface. Access to The Loop is on a first-come, first-served basis. So grab your putter, wedge and friends, and enjoy The Loop with our compliments.


At Pine Needles, you’ll learn from the best. Led by Director of Instruction Pat McGowan, who was named Rookie of the Year after joining the PGA TOUR in 1978, our team of instructors includes not only Class A PGA professionals, but also former PGA and LPGA champions.


When Pine Needles Golf Academy founder and LPGA charter member Peggy Kirk Bell started our golf school, her goal was to strike the perfect balance between learning golf, playing golf and relaxing in the company of friends.

Today, her easy approach to instruction lives on in every program we offer: