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Simon Cooke

Simon Cooke

Golf Instructor

Simon Cooke

 

Simon Cooke is the newest member of The Golf Learning Center team at The Sea Pines Resort. He brings 17 years of experience as a golf professional. His teaching career follows a successful career as a touring golf professional where he trained under David Leadbetter and competed on the PGA TOUR, Nationwide Tour, Canadian Tour, South African Tour, amongst others, and had three professional wins. Having won at all levels of golf, his combination of playing knowledge and understanding of the swing, separates him from the average golf instructor.

A graduate of the University of Virginia ('96), he earned All-American status three times, was named 1996 ACC Player of the Year and recently received the distinction of being named one of the 50 Best Golfers in the History of the ACC.

Simon cofounded the junior training academy GOLFPREP and now runs the daily operation of The Sea Pines Resort Elite Junior Golf Academy. Simon enjoys working on all aspects of the game with guests; however, Simon is also known in the Lowcountry as the "Short Game Specialist" due to his extensive work with the SAM PuttLab and wedge play mastery.

When he is not sharing his passion for golf, Simon enjoys spending time with his wife Margaret, kayaking, and playing guitar.


INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS LEAD BY SIMON COOKE


Individual Lesson Prices:

$125 per hour for adults
$100 per hour for juniors


PLAYER TESTIMONIALS

"I think this is great. Really easy to use. I like this one a lot. Thanks for everything yesterday. Was a great lesson. I really feel like I am making progress and improving. Exciting for me"

- Gerry Pascale, TRACKMAN GOLF - HD SCREENCAST

"Just wanted to let you know that I had a significant improvement in my game this past Tuesday. It was really remarkable that those few changes made such a big difference. Also want to let you know that I gave your email to our neighbor here. Again, very grateful."

- Karen Farkas

"That lesson with you was the best part of my trip. Thanks again."

- Phil Pizziconi - Private Instruction

"Again, thank you for sharing your time, and your great expertise with me!! Last night, my club had a nine-hole team tournament and relying greatly on your lesson, I shot a personal best of two over. Pretty special experience and wanted to share it with you."

- John Durst - Short Game School

"Finally got to download the lessons today. I cannot believe the difference in my swing once I can get my weight on the left side. I saw the side by side movies, it's just incredible. Played Harbor Town links last week the day after our lesson. All the wedges were just about dead on. too bad I could drive the ball off the Tee. Shot 100 with 3 or 4 pars. Lots of fun. Thanks. I was deadly from 100yds out."

- Bob Sorin - Short Game School

"Everything I learned from the lesson clicked very well, and I'm hitting the ball better and more consistently. I shot a 98 on Saturday at Golden Bear including a 47 on the back (first time breaking 100). I had 6 bogeys and a par on my last nine holes. Thanks for all the help this summer - glad to see all the hard work paying off."

- David Suntup - Private Instruction

Golf Learning Center

98 N Sea Pines Dr

Hilton Head, SC

(843) 842-1487

A Legendary Golf Experience

Play all of The Sea Pines Resort's three premier courses-each with its own signature character and designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Take advantage of our unique forecaddie program, through which foursomes enjoy the dedicated attention of an experienced forecaddie, and be sure to review our selection of Hilton Head golf packages, which include luxury accommodations at Hilton Head Island's luxury hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town.

For further convenience, leave your clubs at home and enjoy our top-of-the-line Titleist rental golf clubs, complete with a complimentary sleeve of golf balls.

Call to Book 1.800.732.7463

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Improve Your Game

Whether you're an experienced player or a true novice, our professional instructors at the Golf Learning Center will help you take your game to the next level.

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Improve Your Game

Club Fitting
Fitness

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

Seapines Resort
Seapines Resort

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

GOLF DIGESTGolf Digest's "Editors' Choice Award" 2017 - "Best Resorts in the Americas"
Golf Magazine Platinum Award for Best Golf Resorts
GOLF MAGAZINEPlatinum Winner in GOLF's Premier Resorts list 2016-2017
2017 GolfWeek's Best Resort Courses
GOLFWEEKBest Resort CourseHarbour Town Golf Links
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)"National Course of the Year Award"Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III
GOLF DIGESTGolf Digest's "Editors' Choice Award" 2017 - "Best Resorts in the Americas"
Golf Magazine Platinum Award for Best Golf Resorts
GOLF MAGAZINEPlatinum Winner in GOLF's Premier Resorts list 2016-2017
2017 GolfWeek's Best Resort Courses
GOLFWEEKBest Resort CourseHarbour Town Golf Links
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)"National Course of the Year Award"Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III
TRAVEL + LEISURERanked among the "The Top 100 Hotels in the World" and No. 5 among "The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the South" in Travel + Leisure's 2017 World's Best Awards List
AAA Four Diamond Award
AAAFour Diamond Award The Inn & Club at Harbour Town
Forbes Travel Guide - Four Star Award
FORBES TRAVEL GUIDEFour Star AwardThe Inn & Club at Harbour Town
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TRIPADVISORNo. 1 Hotel on Hilton Head IslandThe Inn & Club at Harbour Town
GOLF DIGESTGolf Digest's "Editors' Choice Award" 2017 - "Best Resorts in the Americas"
Golf Magazine Platinum Award for Best Golf Resorts
GOLF MAGAZINEPlatinum Winner in GOLF's Premier Resorts list 2016-2017
2017 GolfWeek's Best Resort Courses
GOLFWEEKBest Resort CourseHarbour Town Golf Links
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)"National Course of the Year Award"Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III

Improve Your Game

Club Fitting
Fitness

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

Seapines Resort
Seapines Resort

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

A Legendary Golf Experience

Play all of The Sea Pines Resort's three premier courses-each with its own signature character and designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Take advantage of our unique forecaddie program, through which foursomes enjoy the dedicated attention of an experienced forecaddie, and be sure to review our selection of Hilton Head golf packages, which include luxury accommodations at Hilton Head Island's luxury hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town.

For further convenience, leave your clubs at home and enjoy our top-of-the-line Titleist rental golf clubs, complete with a complimentary sleeve of golf balls.

Call to Book 1.800.732.7463

improve-your-game-bg-filter

Improve Your Game

Whether you're an experienced player or a true novice, our professional instructors at the Golf Learning Center will help you take your game to the next level.

improve-your-game