Golf Magazine Names Ritson-Sole Golf School One Of The Top 25 Golf Schools In America

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Golf School, Headquartered At Pawleys Plantation, Has Consistently Maintained Its Reputation Of Providing Quality Instruction At An Affordable Price

The Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School was once again named one of the "Top 25 Golf Schools In America" by Golf Magazine. The results can be found in the magazine's November issue. According to Golf Magazine, "This group has done it longer and better than any school."

"We are honored to be recognized once again as one of the best golf schools in the country," said Mel Sole, owner and director of instruction. "I am pleased to see that Golf Magazine included tuition rates for each school, so people can see that they don't have to pay thousands for top quality instruction. Our goal is to grow the game of golf by offering a first-class experience that many golfers can afford. By offering rates considerably lower than most of our competitors, we truly offer students a great value."

The Ritson-Sole Golf School is headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. The deluxe accommodations, clubhouse, restaurants, and the beautiful and challenging Jack Nicklaus signature course, provide a fabulous vacation for the golfer attending the academy.

Other Ritson-Sole Golf School locations include Conyers, Ga. (Atlanta); Blue Springs Mo., (Kansas City); Greenville S.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Ellicottville N.Y.; and Malinalco, Mexico.

About The Ritson-Sole Golf School

The Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School provides personalized instruction for all golfers from beginner to advanced, and also specializes in working with corporate clients. One of only 10 academies to remain on Golf Magazine's prestigious "Top 25 Golf Schools" list since the ranking debuted in 1999, the school has consistently been rated by national golf and travel magazines as one of the best golf schools in the United States.

For more information on the Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School contact the school at (800) 624-4653 or visit their Web site at

About Pawleys Plantation

Pawleys Plantation, a 582-acre resort and golf course community in Pawleys Island, S.C., is nestled among moss-draped oaks, natural wetlands and salt marshes. Pawleys Plantation is the South Carolina Lowcountry's finest property providing visitors first-class accommodations and amenities, an award winning Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, catering, and an elegant 4,500 square foot ballroom, perfect for banquets.

Pawleys Plantation has been recognized as one of South Carolina's best sites for corporate meetings, private vacations and golf getaways. It also offers one of the Grand Strand's premier meeting facilities, a 6,500 square foot conference center. It was named "one of the most underrated golf resorts" in the Southeastern United States by readers of Travel + Leisure Golf magazine. Readers of Meetings South magazine judged it "Best of the South," one of the top 15 meeting facilities in the Southern U.S., Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula. And, Pawleys Plantation's signature Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is rated a four star facility in Fodor's Golf Digest Best Places To Play guide.

Conveniently located near a wide variety of cultural and recreational amenities, Pawleys Plantation is approximately one hour from Charleston, S.C., a city well known for its Southern grace and charm; the historic port of Georgetown, S.C., is less than 15 minutes south on U.S. 17. More than 100 golf courses and 1,000 restaurants are in nearby Myrtle Beach.

More information is available online at or by calling Pawleys Plantation at (800) 367-9959.


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