Founders Group International Returns Prestigious Golf School To Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

The Mel Sole Golf School, which regularly earns unanimous 5 star ratings on TripAdvisor and is annually named one of GOLF Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools in the U.S., is returning to the Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. It is expected to reopen on July 1, 2017 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course facility, which is located on the south end of the Grand Strand and owned by Founders Group International (FGI).

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Golf Instructor Mel Sole has a long history with Pawleys Plantation. The Mel Sole Golf School opened at Pawleys Plantation in 1991 and successfully operated until 2016. For the past year the school has been at Tupelo Bay Golf Center in Garden City, S.C.

Positive feedback from students of all ages and skill levels has resulted in Mel Sole Golf School receiving four of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence awards since 2012. Golfers who attend the Mel Sole Golf School testify to seeing serious improvement in their short games and increased distance off the tee. A number of students have also gone on to receive college golf scholarships.

“FGI is delighted that Mel will be returning the headquarters facility for his national and international schools to Pawleys Plantation,” said Steve Mays, acting president of Founders Group International. “The return of Mel’s widely-respected school to one of our premier courses, Pawleys Plantation, is part of FGI’s continuing efforts to offer the best golf experiences along the Grand Strand.”

Pawleys Plantation is nestled in a tranquil area on the south end of the Grand Strand. It has been rated a four star facility in Fodor’s Golf Digest Best Places To Play guide. This championship-style course boasts 200-year-old oak trees, a picturesque landscape, and manageable challenges for golfers of any level.

“Golf is my passion and I’m grateful to be able to teach at such a prestigious course,” said Mel Sole, founder of Mel Sole Golf School. “Along with having a championship golf course for golfers to practice on, the Pawleys Plantation training facility has everything we need to provide the best service.”

Mel Sole has taught many notable golfers, including Jim Valvano, ESPN commentator John Saunders, an Olympic Golf Medalist (from Germany), and World Champion Billiard Player and Hall-of-Famer Ewa Mataya Laurance.

The Mel Sole Golf School is known for its small class sizes with a maximum of four students per class. Its affordable rates are among the lowest of the Top 25 golf schools in America. More information about the Mel Sole Golf School is available online at or by calling 800-624-4653.