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Dana Rader Golf School

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Address: 13404 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC 28277
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+1 704-542-7635

Treat yourself to an extraordinary golf experience at a Golf Magazine Top...

Treat yourself to an extraordinary golf experience at a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in America! Dana Rader Golf School, a Golf Channel Academy, is a must for all those who wish to break 100, 90 or 80 or have always wanted to learn how to play. Year-round private lessons (Tues-Sat outdoors and indoors ) and Club Fitting (Wed-Sat outdoors). March-October: Adult co-ed and Women's Only Two and Three Day Schools, Short Game, Long Game, Get Golf Ready, New2Golf, Women's Beginner(Fri-Sun or midweek), Pee Wee (5-8), Junior (9-12) and High School (13-18) Camps/Clinics (Mon-Thurs), USGA*LPGA Girls Golf (7-17) (Fridays March-Aug, Sept-Oct) and Corporate Events (Tues-Fri). Located on the grounds the prestigious Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, its award-winning team of certified LPGA and PGA instructors, exceptional teaching approach, unmatched facilities, indoor training room and covered hitting bays, and use of the latest state-of-the-art technological equipment make it the best golf teaching and practice facility in the state. The physical address for the golf school is 13404 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte NC 28277.

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Had an extra day to kill in Charlotte and decided to take a lesson with Drew. He spotted a major flaw in my swing in about 2 minutes, and we spent the next hour fixing it and... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2015
Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

Had an extra day to kill in Charlotte and decided to take a lesson with Drew. He spotted a major flaw in my swing in about 2 minutes, and we spent the next hour fixing it and getting me comfortable with the new mechanics. Can't say enough about how professional, patient, and enthusiastic Drew was as an instructor. He obviously... More 

Thank Wineaux68
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I am updating my review after the experience that I had. If you wish to read the review I wrote regarding the golf school, the original note is below (along with the golf school's answer). Since actually talking to the school my experience has been wonderful. Steve Bogdanoff was incredibly resourceful and very knowledgeable about the clubs I was interested... More 

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danaradergolfschool, Director of Sales at Dana Rader Golf School, responded to this review

Adam, Thank you for your updated review. We're glad you were able to come by to meet Steve Bogdanoff for a club check and that your questions regarding your wedges were answered fully. Newer staff are being trained re: club fitting and know to find the answer or take a message if a similar situation arises. Small world-you and Steve... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I used Dana Rader Golf School for a team building event at the end of the first day of a two day meeting. From the planning stage through the actual event itself, the staff was top notch. We had a very diverse set of skill levels in the group ... from individuals that "never held a golf club before" through... More 

Thank Maureen L
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Drew Kiger is a first class instructor and I highly recommend him. He not only helps improve your golf game but he also helps you gain a TON of confidence when you leave. The facility is top-rated with professional instructors. I wouldn't look anywhere else! Their 4-day package will have you shooting lower scores immediately! Thanks again Drew, I honestly... More 

Thank Kevin F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is by far the best thing that I have ever done for my game. The entire school is run extremely well with some of the most incredible instructors. They have the best practice facility, staff, and professional environment and it's really made such an incredible difference in my game and my enjoyment of golf. Drew Kiger is amazing and... More 

Thank jumpshoot
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I am a relatively new golfer, who needed help to improve my game – to be more consistent and lower my handicap. Dana Rader Golf School is a top-rated instructional facility. For 15 hours over three days, I worked in a small group with one instructor. While it was in a group, the instruction was customized to what I needed.... More 

Thank Michael G
Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Small group instruction (no more than 4) and a good mix of practice stations and time on course with instructor. Instructors are passionate about golf, well-trained and good at what they do, teach. I went to the three day school. The day is well-paced and you have the opportunity to play as many holes as you wish after the day's... More 

Thank DeborahDeb2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

This was my first ever golf lesson and I was not disappointed. This class last for a total of six hours over two days. I thought the pricing was not bad ($200) for the six hours. We were broken out into groups of five or less. About an hour of the time is in the classroom looking at video and... More 

Thank TravelingDishman
Flemington, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

After looking at a dozen plus academies, I choosed the Dana Rader Academy and was not disappointed. On course playing before all three days is helpful. My coach Juile was awesome. The staff is amazing. Ballantiyne golf course is great. They film your swing but don't try to break you down and rebuild it. Great 3 days. I would recommend... More 

Thank tyrone P
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Excellent instruction especially fundamentals and short game. Instructors are awesome. Facilities are first rate and three day school is the perfect length.

Thank Richard R

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