The Ballantyne Golf Academy specializes in women’s programs. Each school has been developed by Dana Rader and Julie Cole who have 50+ years of combined experience teaching all levels of women golfers. All the programs for women have been designed to place each participant in a class that matches her skill level and comfort for learning. We take the intimidation out of learning and playing on the golf course. Each player is helped with the transition from the range to the golf course. From touring professionals to new golfers, Ballantyne Golf Academy has a program that can be tailored to any golfer.
To date, over 5,500 new golfers have taken the Women’s Beginner course that Julie Cole started in 1992. It is a time tested program that has resulted in new golfers learning to love the game, experience a great sense of accomplishment, and develop the confidence to play on the golf course, with an understanding of the rules and etiquette.
The Women’s-Only Three Day Golf School is one of our premier all-inclusive schools. Stay & Play packages are available at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne and the Ballantyne Hotel. The golf school is situated between the two hotels.
Additional (non package) accommodations are available. Ask for the non-package “Dana Rader Rate” at Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne or Courtyard Charlotte Ballantyne (Marriott)—both located minutes away in Ballantyne Corporate Park.
The Three Day School is taught by our LPGA and PGA Certified instructors and tailored to women’s interests and needs. On-course instruction is included to utilize the skills learned on the driving range and short game area, and also to answer specific on-course questions that you may have.
After class on Day 1 and Day 2, complimentary golf is included on a space available basis at the Golf Club at Ballantyne, located next to the golf school. Your instructor will arrange golf with the Pro Shop. If you elect to book a specific tee time, you would call the Golf Club at Ballantyne Pro Shop and pay a greens fee for your round. Or, take advantage of the hotel’s Full Service Spa to relax after your day at golf school. Spa appointments would be made by you and paid for separately at the Spa.
The beautiful Golf Club at Ballantyne golf course has been selected as a women-friendly course with 2 sets of forward tees from which to choose. The course combines rolling hills, beautiful landscape and hole layouts for all skill levels.