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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What makes a good golf instructor?

A good golf instructor is someone who has the playing skill you’d like to achieve, is qualified to teach golf, and is someone you can get along with. Some experts recommend you only take golf lessons from coaches with active accreditation from reputable associations such as the PGA, LPGA, or similar organizations that focus on continuing education. You’ll be spending hours out on the green with the pro during lessons, so a good rapport, strong communication and the right personality fit are key. A proven track record is also important. Read reviews from their current and former students to make sure they have helped people achieve their golfing goals, and always ask about the instructor’s experience before signing on for lessons. Years of providing lessons can contribute to a deeper understanding of how to teach the sport. Just because your friend or partner is great at golf doesn’t mean they’ll give good golf lessons. Invest in a professional golf instructor who knows how to teach the sport from short game to full swing.

What age should you start golf lessons?

Golf lessons for kids can start as early as age four or five. They’re too young for formal training, but you can keep them interested and engaged and give them a feel for the game. U.S. Kids Golf recommends starting formal training for junior golfers at six years old. It’s important for young golfers to swing clubs that are the right length and weight for their body; U.S. Kids Golf provides a fitting guide.

Golf lessons for kids, especially young kids, should be about encouraging success rather than correcting mistakes, according to U.S. Kids Golf. If you want your child to love golf for life, you want their early experiences to be positive. Golf lessons for kids are less expensive than golf lessons for adults. A monthly rate (including four lessons) for group golf lessons for kids may average $100. Semi-private golf lessons for kids may range from $150 to $200 per month. Location and instructor reputation can also affect cost. Often, discounts are provided when multiple months are purchased at one time.

How much are golf lessons?

Golf lessons are a great way to break into the sport or take your golf game to a new level. The national average cost for golf lessons is $50-$60, but prices will vary based on what type of lessons you want. The most expensive golf lessons will be private instruction with top-tier coaches. These are golf instructors who have held high professional ranking and have a good reputation. Regardless of who is teaching, private instruction is always more costly than couples’ lessons or small group lessons (usually up to four people). Teachers often offer a lower price per lesson when you buy a package of several lessons at one time. Here are some examples of average golf lesson costs:

  • Individual lessons:
    • Standard pricing for 60-minute private lesson: $60.
    • 60-minute lesson with renowned golf coach: $100.
  • Couples’ lessons:
    • Standard pricing for 90-minute duo lesson: $100.
    • 60-minute lesson with renowned golf coach: $125.
  • Golf lesson package pricing:
    • Purchase six individual lessons at one time and save $10.
    • Purchase 10 individual lessons at one time and save $40.
    • Purchase six couples’ lessons at one time and save $40.
    • Purchase 10 couples’ lessons at one time and save $200.
Reviews for Goodyear golf instructors
Tyler A.
I took my very first golf lesson with James as a total beginner. He explained things in a way that's easy to remember and made sure that he left me with the tools to get better on my own. I appreciated that James didn't try and sell me on some "proprietary beginner system", but instead tried to instill some basic fundamentals that I can take with me whether I book another lesson with him or not (I will be btw, and you should too). Tldr: nice guy, easy to follow instructions, not pushy with the follow-up lessons. Would definitely recommend.
J. A. Golf InstructionJ. A. Golf Instruction
Stan S.
I contacted Thumbtack and was looking for a golf instructor who was close by, James contacted me within a few minutes and we arranged to meet the next morning. James was right on time and took the time to listen to what I thought was going on with my golf game and what I was looking for in the area of improvement, which was my driver. James had me hit a few shots with irons and my driver and pointed out a few fixes in my swing and gave me a drill to do every time I set up to the driver. I went out on the course today and used the drill and hit 10 out of 14 fairways, it would have been 14 of 14 if I had remembered what he told me to do, other than the drill. James is not the type of instructor who has one swing he teaches each person, he uses the swing that the golfer has and improves it, not changing it entirely. This was very effective for me! I have already set up the next lesson and am looking forward to improving my overall game.
J. A. Golf InstructionJ. A. Golf Instruction
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