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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 Phoenix golf instructors
Andy m.
A very new to the game of golf. James was able to break it down in way that made sense to me. He very knowledgeable of the science of the golf swing. I feel much more confident in my abilities and can’t wait for my next lesson
James Gordon, PGAJames Gordon, PGA
Thumbtack Customer
Kelli is a great instructor! I was an absolute beginner and she had me feeling comfortable swinging the club in no time! I had a company scramble tournament after 5 lessons and even though I was golfing with 3 others that have been golfing for years, we used multiple shots of mine! I will be practicing what she has taught me then back for more lessons.
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Gundega K.
I just took my first few lessons with my instructor, Greg. The lessons went fantastic! Greg has a nice approach sharing and training golf techniques. He is very knowledgeable, helpful and very patient.
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Thumbtack Customer
I worked with Gregg for over an hour today and he seriously got my golf swing back on track. I've been swinging the wrong way for years and after our lesson today, I am seeing the positive results of his instruction. I plan on working with Gregg for many more lessons. I highly recommend Gregg to anyone that would like to improve their swing and golf game. Thanks Gregg!
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Tom M.
Great initial lesson from Gregg! He was able to make recommendations and provide instruction that was spot on. He was not quick to judge, and provided insights I was not aware of in my golf swing!
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Dylan A.
This man is changing lives!! Well, golf game that is, but some consider that life, like myself. The value he gives for his pricing is unmatched, I will be continuing lessons with Parfection for the foreseeable future! If you want to improve your golf game give Pat a call! He knows what he is talking about and in one session my swing improved 100%!
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Thumbtack Customer
Great in communicating what he wants you to do in a golf swing and why. Keeps things simple so that you are able to grasp it right away. Learned a lot in one lesson and will do it again.
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Charles G.
Just had my first lesson but was excellent and very impressed by his approach. I recommend anyone who feels like they don’t understand how a golf swing is supposed to feel try him out!
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Darren V.
I took my first lesson with James this past Sunday. James was very professional in how he communicated his philosophy of golf, and how the lesson would apply to me. He took the time to get to understand a little about me in order to help with how he would approach the lesson. By the end of my hour lesson, I left with tools that helped me see instant results in the quality of my swing, and contact with the ball! I will definitely be continuing my lessons with James.
James Gordon, PGAJames Gordon, PGA
Thumbtack Customer
I got my boyfriend golf lessons with Frank as a gift. He is having a really fun time and is learning all kinds of new things. Frank is great at making people feel more comfortable on the course. Definitely worth it!
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Thumbtack Customer
Gregg is great. He is very good at communicating his ideas on the golf swing. If you don't get it, he will try something different until you do. After two lessons, I am hitting the ball better than ever.
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Thumbtack Customer
I arranged golf lessons as a gift to my husband, and he has learned so much from Nibby. Nibby went above and beyond teaching him the basics. He shared his experience with different clubs and even let my husband borrow a driver until his next lesson so he could get the feel of using a good club. Great teacher!!!!!
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Gabriela E.
My husband and his best friend learned so much from Frank and appreciated his teaching style. Fairly new to golf, Frank was funny, knew what he was talking about, and was able to make their lesson both a fun and educational experience. Would highly recommend.
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Thumbtack Customer
I just started working with Thom at Glen Lakes golf course. Thom is very straight forward with his lessons and explains what the reason is for each drill. The first two lesson have gone so well that i signed up for a long series with him. I left one star off because i still have to get through the long series. i have to make him work for something.
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Richard J.
James is polite and patient. He gives his instruction in a positive manner and makes corrections as suggestions. He has good knowledge of the golf swing and is able to convey it in a manner that I can understand. After 1 lesson I was able to hit a 7 iron consistently straight with some distance. I have signed up for 4 more lessons with James. I would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn the game or get back into the game like I have.
James Gordon, PGAJames Gordon, PGA
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking for a golf instructor in Phoenix area and was contacted by Nibby Musso. The price was right (very reasonable and worth every penny)so I began lessons with him. He was professional and very patient. He was extremely thorough and when I was discouraged he encouraged me to hang in there. I would personally refer anyone to Nibby. He is by far the best
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Justin B.
In my first lesson James and I discussed the mental side of the game at length while he also helped me with my swing. He not only breaks the swing down in a way that makes it seem simple, but the game of golf as a whole. We talked through how we approach certain shots and how to handle certain holes. It was a great experience and I’ll be coming back for more!
James Gordon, PGAJames Gordon, PGA
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