Tim Cooke

Tim Cooke

Tim Cooke

Director of Instruction

Tim Cooke comes to The Sea Pines Resort from Hilton Head Island's Long Cove Club where he was director of instruction. Tim is cofounder of GOLFPREP - an elite junior training academy. He holds a master's degree in pedagogy from the University of Virginia. Tim was named the 2014 PGA "Teacher of the Year" (Carolinas Section). In 2009, Tim was awarded "Master Professional in Instruction" status by the PGA of America. Due to his work with junior golfers, he was recognized as a "U.S. Kids Top 50 Instructor" (2009). Tim has been named to Golf Digest's "Best Young Teachers" (2010 - 2015). Golf Digest also recognized him as one of the top teachers in South Carolina for 2013/2014 and 2015/2016. In 2015, Tim was selected as a Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional. In addition, Tim was selected among GOLF Magazine's "Top 100 Teachers in America" for 2017-2018. In the past four years alone, 22 juniors who have been coached by Tim have made the jump from junior to collegiate golf. Tim has also worked with, or is currently instructing, players on the Web.com, LPGA and PGA TOUR. Tim's instructional articles have been featured in Golf Illustrated and Golf Digest. He has additionally made several guest appearances on Golf Channel's "The Turn" as well as an instructional segment which ran this year on GolfChannel.com's "Weekly Fix." Tim has been living on Hilton Head for seven years and enjoying the Island with his wife Kara and their two children.


Individual Lesson Prices:

Adults: $175 per hour for
Juniors: $135 for one hour and $240 for two hours


"Tim has been an invaluable asset for my golf game. His knowledge of the golf swing and game are second to none. I'm glad I can call Tim both my swing coach and also a great friend."

- Chris Baker, Web.com TOUR member

"Tim Cooke is the best golf teacher one could hope to work with. A trip to Sea Pines to see him is best $ a golfer could spend!"

- Darian Ibrahim

"My wife Sarah and I traveled up to Hilton head to spend a weekend and work with Tim Cooke. I've been working with him for almost a year and he's led me to my best golf of my career. As for the Inn, we had a great time. The service was top notch and we can't wait to go back. Sea Pines Resort is awesome."

- Justin Hueber - TOUR player

Thank you so much for assisting me to improve my golf game beyond my wildest imagination!! I'm a HUGE Tim Cooke fan! And, I look forward to working with you this spring to continue my improvement on the game I've learned to love so much!

- Linda Maier - Private Coaching Sessions

Just wanted to thank you again for an awesome session on Tuesday. I had a great time working with the two of you and I am really looking forward to taking what I learned from you out onto the course for a few more rounds before the snow hits up here!

- David Soares - Full Swing Evaluation

Thank you for the 3-sessions of instruction while I was in Hilton Head. It amazes me that on 'day one' you were quick to identify that realigning my feet would make a world of difference in my game and get me smack dab in the center of the freeway - each time. You were right!! I appreciate your insights, clear direction and patience in working with me to improve my handicap. My experience with you has created greater confidence. Thank you. I am ready to return home and get out on the course.

- Wendy G. Surkis - Private Coaching Sessions

Golf Learning Center

98 N Sea Pines Dr

Hilton Head, SC

(843) 842-1487

GOLF DIGEST Golf Digest's "Editors' Choice Award" 2017 - "Best Resorts in the Americas"
Golf Magazine Platinum Award for Best Golf Resorts
GOLF MAGAZINE Platinum Winner in GOLF's Premier Resorts list 2016-2017
2017 GolfWeek's Best Resort Courses
GOLFWEEK Best Resort CourseHarbour Town Golf Links
GOLF INC. New Public Clubhouse of the Year 2016Harbour Town Clubhouse