Myrtle Beach Golf Course, Pawleys Plantation, Extends "Best Ever Golf School Package" Due To Popular Demand

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Golf Magazine Says On-site Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School Is One Of Golf's Best Values Among The Top 5 Of America's Best 25 Golf Schools

Due to popular demand, Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C., has extended its "Best Ever Golf School Package" through May 18, 2009. The package combines deluxe accommodations, golf on Pawleys Plantation's award-winning Jack Nicklaus-designed course, daily breakfast, and three-days of golf school at the on-site Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School, which is currently ranked one of the top five golf schools in America.

The rates for the "Best Ever Golf School Package" range from $799 to $999 per person, according to season. The package, based on double occupancy, includes three nights accommodations in a luxurious one-bedroom suite, two rounds of golf with carts on Pawleys Plantation's signature Jack Nicklaus course, three breakfasts, and three-days of golf instruction at the highly acclaimed, on-site Ritson-Sole Golf School, known for offering top quality instruction at an affordable price.

"This package is one of the most popular ever offered by Pawleys Plantation," said Jann Walker, director of marketing at Pawleys Plantation. Golfers have really responded to the philosophy of our golf school [with emphasis on proven fundamentals] and Mel's commitment to offering top-notch instruction at reasonable rates. Mel's goal is to grow the game of golf. Game improvement equals player retention. People shouldn't have to pay high prices for top quality instruction because that makes learning the game and game improvement unaffordable for many middle-income people. So Mel breaks down this barrier by offering a first class golf experience at a price most people can afford."

Pawleys Plantation's on-site golf school has several instructors including owner and Golf Magazine Top Teacher, Mel Sole. Class size is limited to four students to ensure plenty of individual attention. Unlike most golf schools, students are not moved to different instructors for chipping, putting, iron play, etc. Each class stays with its own instructor throughout all parts of the full swing and short game, and the resulting rapport and continuity means maximum improvement.

"We are pleased to team up with the Ritson-Sole golf school to offer the 'Best Ever Golf School Package,'" said Jann Walker, director of marketing at Pawleys Plantation. "Golf Magazine has consistently reported that the Ritson-Sole Golf School is one of the best values among America's top schools. This special package delivers an even greater value. At other top 25 schools, students would pay three to four times as much. Partner that with our award-winning Jack Nicklaus signature course and you have a golf package that truly lives up to its name."

Additional information is available at http://www.pawleysplantation.com or by calling Pawleys Plantation at (800) 367-9959. More information on the Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School is available by calling (800) 624-4653 or online at http://www.ritson-sole.com.

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. In 2006, 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. Golf Digest has applauded Pawleys Plantation's "spacious and private villa accommodations … along with fine clubhouse dining and after-round relaxation in the Palmetto Pub." Black Meetings & Tourism magazine reported, "Pawleys Plantation is the ideal destination [for those] in search of a tranquil meeting site, and golfers seeking an upscale resort experience." 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 http://www.pawleysplantation.com or by calling Pawleys Plantation at (800) 367-9959.

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