Welcome to Ballantyne Golf Academy
with Dana Rader

Providing the Fundamentals for a Lifetime of Better Golf

Ballantyne Golf Academy, North Carolina’s only Golf Channel Academy, specializes in top quality golf programs for players of all skill levels. The School’s core curriculum is built on establishing a foundation–the fundamentals– for lasting results and a repeatable golf swing. In addition, students of all levels can benefit from proactive communication, effective education, use of the latest training aids and a personalized practice plan to address specific goals.

Experience award-winning instructors, customized programs and an all-inclusive training facility at Ballantyne Golf Academy. Powered by one of Golf Digest’s Top Instructors, Dana Rader, a team of certified LPGA and PGA instructors takes a student-centered approach to improving games of all levels. Learn More

EARLY BIRDIE SPECIAL: Save $100 on any Three-Day School in 2018 if you book by February 28, 2018.




  • Personalized instruction establishes strong fundamentals
  • Extensive programs for golfers ages 5 to 85+ across all playing levels: new golfers to low handicappers
  • Schools, camps, clinics, private and group private lessons, playing lessons, corporate events, team building
  • All-inclusive facility offers practice areas, all- weather, heated hitting bays, video analysis, club fitting, driving range, training aids and more
Our Programs

Committed to helping students improve their golf games and enjoy the sport more, Ballantyne Golf Academy, the Carolinas' only Golf Channel Academy, has the right instruction program for you.

Why Choose Us?

  • Consistently rated among the Top 25 Golf Schools in America by Golf Magazine.
  • Best teaching staff of certified LPGA and PGA award-winning instructors.
  • Best place to play with an 18-hole Championship golf course rated 4.5-Stars by Golf Digest.
  • Best place to stay with world-class accommodations at The Ballantyne Hotel.
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TPI Certified

Ballantyne Golf Academy offers Titleist Performance Assessment (TPI), a program for golfers who have an interest in improving their ball striking through an intense focus on individual movement patterns. During a session, our Certified Titleist Performance Institute golf professional will assess balance, stability and mobility as they relate to individual kinematic sequence. Specific exercises will be conducted to improve an individual’s game. Learn More

What Our Students Say…

My instructor was very patient and knowledgeable. I am grateful for the clinic and so is my golf game.

- DEBB29, Roanoke, VA

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