Pinehurst Golf Academy

There’s no more perfect setting to improve your game than Pinehurst. And no golf school is more equipped to teach and inspire than Pinehurst’s award-winning Golf Academy. With a guaranteed student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1, you’ll receive plenty of personal attention.

We offer weekend and week-long schools as well as junior and parent/child academies. Discover what each school has to offer.

Pinehurst Director of Instruction Eric Alpenfels has an easy drill to help you eliminate 3-putts and make more of those stressful 3- and 4-footers:


Get help honing your golf game with these fun challenge cards.

Each of the 52 playing cards contains a different challenge, with four different levels for golfers of all handicaps, to test and help develop shots on and just off the green.

The cards are available in both short game and long game versions for $12 each.


Our Schools

The Pinehurst Golf Academy offers a unique blend of situational practice and on-course instruction. Students enjoy a round of golf each day, so after working on your skills on the practice range, you’ll have the chance to test what you’ve...

Our Instructors

Eric Alpenfels Leading The Pinehurst Golf Academy is Eric Alpenfels, a Class A PGA of America professional who has been a part of the Pinehurst family since 1985. As Director of Golf Instruction, Eric is involved in daily instruction with...

Corporate Programs

Our corporate golf schools can be tailored to suit your business needs whether you want to reward, motivate or educate. We offer on-course teambuilding activities, etiquette classes, midnight putting contests and seminars. Golf teaches important leadership skills: how to plan...

Golf Academy FAQs

Are hotel accommodations included in the price? Yes, we block rooms in the Carolina or Holly Inn and your room is included. Can we play Pinehurst No.2? Play on No.2 is not included in our golf schools. However, you may...

Success Stories

Graduates of The Pinehurst Golf Academy often see dramatic improvements in their game. And we never get tired of hearing about them.

Aim Big to Miss Small and Eliminate 3-putts

Fix Your Slice With These Simple Moves

This Simple Drill Will Get You More Distance

Our Instructors

Our seasoned team of instructors will not only help you improve your game, they’ll also ensure you have some fun doing it.

Our Schools

Alumni School

Alumni can continue to improve their game and review techniques learned at their previous school with three days of intensive instruction.

Evergreen Weekend School

Take advantage of our best rates of the year with our Evergreen Weekend Schools.

Junior School

This is a great way to introduce your child to the game or help them take their games to the next level.

Parent/Child School

For a few select weekends during the summer, one junior golfer (ages 9 to 17) and a parent can enjoy all the Golf Academy has to offer.

Short-Game School

Our newest school focuses solely on your short game with three days of instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.

Weekday School

Our week-long schools include five rounds of golf (including a round on arrival) and four days of instruction, resort accommodations and all meals.

Weekend School

If you don’t have a full week to spare, our weekend schools pack in plenty of golf and quality instruction.

Learn More About The Golf Academy

866-245-4105 – or – Contact Us