Under the direction of Founder and Principal Dana Rader, who is ranked by Golf Digest as the 2015-2016 #1 teacher in North Carolina, (shown center) the Acadmey’s philosophy is based on building the fundamentals for a repeatable golf swing and lasting results. Students benefit from proactive communication, effective education and training aids and a personalized practice plan that addresses specific goals.
In addition to its convenient location on an 18-hole championship golf course, the Academy features a premier training facility with 20 spot private range, covered hitting bays, indoor training room, three practice greens and a greenside bunker. Ballantyne Golf Academy also offers the industry’s top rated V-1 Pro Video Software Analysis and online swing analysis, with an iPhone app. Scheduled custom club fitting/repair services with Zelocity Radar and FlightScope® further reinforce the Academy’s ability to provide the best training to its students.
The Academy offers full programs for golfers of all skills and ages, complemented by a comprehensive facility designed with the student in mind. With its personal teaching approach, low student-teacher ratio and web-based video technology, the School builds relationships for a “Lifetime of Better Golf.”
- Two and Three-Day Schools
- Stay and Play Packages
- New Golfer Programs
- Women’s Programs
- Pee Wee, Junior and High School Programs
- Corporate Events
- Group and Private Instruction
- Mental Management Program (with Dana Rader or Julie Cole, by invitation)
- Club Fitting and repair
The Ballantyne Golf Academy has assembled an award-winning team of certified LPGA and PGA instructors, including Julie Cole, former LPGA Tour Player and currently ranked #12 “Best Teachers in Your State” by Golf Digest.
Hours of Operation:
Ballantyne Golf Academy, a Golf Channel Academy, is open year round. We offer scheduled programs for Adults, Juniors and Corporate Events from March 1- October 31. Corporate Events (Tuesday-Friday) may be held from March through mid-November. Private/Group Private lessons are given year round, and custom classes may be scheduled year round (conditions permitting in Winter) for 3+ students, with the caveat that some training may be held indoors or under the covered hitting bay. Rain gear is suggested all year! Lessons and programs may be temporarily halted/delayed by lightning alerts and will be cancelled only in the event of severe weather. Read our cancellation policy here.
In-Season hours: March 1- October 31
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm (Last private lesson begins 5:00pm, unless previously arranged with instructor)
Winter hours: November 1- February 28/29
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm (Last lesson begins 4:00pm)