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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Surprise golf instructors
Amy B.
Took my first golf lesson with James today, and I was extremely impressed. He was professional, and taught me the basics of golf... starting with contact. I enjoyed the lesson, and can’t wait until lesson two.
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Derek J.
I had a great golf lesson with James. He is very informative. Ive played golf for a year and I wish I had met with him earlier. I definitely will be back for more lessons.
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Andre G.
I really liked my first golf lesson with James. He's not there to reinvent your swing but to work with you and maximize what you already have. Booked 4 more lessons!
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Randy B.
Had my first lesson with James yesterday. He listened as I explained my driving difficulties and quickly put a plan together for practicing that is designed to carry over to the golf course. Definitely will go back for more lessons in a couple weeks or so.
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John h.
Great experience! I have been playing golf for years but I learned some fundamentals on day one that improved my ball striking right away. Looking forward to more lessons.
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William R.
James is awesome. Tonya is learning so much and he’s getting me involved to make sure she practices certain techniques between lessons. Very personable. If you want the mental game as well as the pure motion of golf, do yourself a favor and get a lesson from James👍
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Brian D.
I've been playing for 30+ years and never took a lesson, so I have a lot of muscle memory that needs to be tweaked. James is very patient and and gave me some great tips and homework to do until our next lesson. I love golf and I'm very excited to take my game to the next level. I feel lucky to have found him on Thumbtack. If you've ever thought about taking a lesson, I highly recommend James!
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Norman B.
I have been playing golf for over 30 years and have had several lessons to correct numerous flaws with my swing. I chose to take a lesson from James and so far, I am both happy and excited with the results. James impressed me most by stating that he was more a coach than an instructor and that he was not going to recreate the wheel with my swing but instead build on my strengths to improve my game. I saw results after the first lesson and I am anxious to see what the future lessons will bring. I highly suggest giving James a chance to help your game out.
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James T.
The most progress I have made in my golf swing have been the result of my lessons with James. I have had four sessions with him spanning over the last 2 years and I have more takeaways each time we meet on how to continue improving. Looking forward to my continued work with him!
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Chris n.
Very glad that I Came across James! I’ve never had any golf lessons before in the past so it was my first but it was everything I could’ve hoped for. I walked in with a problem and left with a solution and drills on how to kick the bad habits. I’d definitely recommend his instruction, my dad and I will definitely utilize him for game improvement in the future !
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Michael G.
I searched on-line for a golf professional to help me with my swing and to correct a bad slice I've developed. I did not know what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. I came across James profile and decided to give him a try. Boy was I glad I did, after my first lesson I noticed a great improvement in how I swing the club. I will be working with him for a few more weeks and I can't wait to get back out on the course and apply the things James has taught me. I highly recommend James.
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Bryan V.
I’ve been golfing for 5 years now and I’ve been too stubborn to learn how to correct or adjust my swing to obtain better results. I obviously need the help when I’m consistently shooting 18-20 over par. I came to James and asked him that he help me become a consistent ball striker with my irons. This is where all of my trouble comes from. In my first lesson, James identified some areas of improvement and was able to easily explain to me the cause and effect of what I was doing. At the end of my FIRST LESSON, I was striking the ball consistently and with ease. James is very personable and easy to talk to. In addition to that, he allows you to explain what your feeling and rather than correct it, he likes to make small adjustments. He won’t reinvent the wheel, he’ll just improve it. I’ve already booked my next lesson, as I’m excited to work on the things he’s shown me in addition to other parts of my game. I highly recommend meeting with James!
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