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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 Tempe golf instructors
Callie S.
My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Patrick when we were looking for a last minute golf lesson in Arizona. It was the best decision we made during our vacation. Patrick took advantage of every minute he had with us in order to enhance our golf skills and knowledge. Patrick was early to the lesson and stayed over time. He provided daily strength drills to do at home to better our golf game. He watched every hit and provided valuable feedback in a way that we could understand and improve our game. For example, my boyfriend used to play baseball, so Patrick applied baseball terms to help his golf coordination. Even though we live in Chicago, Patrick offered to be our direct contact if we have any golf questions. We are so happy we reached out to Patrick, and we believe our golf game is 100x better just after 2 sessions with him.
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Thumbtack Customer
My husband reached out to Frank for beginner lessons for me as a Christmas gift. I have never played golf before and until today, I wasn't sure if I would even like it. My overall goal is to be able to hang out with my husband, get outside, and play a sport we both really enjoy. My first lesson was this morning and I haven't stopped thinking about it since! Everything Frank described, demonstrated and guided me through was simple and most importantly enjoyable. I can't wait for my next lesson and am excited to see where Frank can guide my golf game to!
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Charlie C.
In just one hour Gregg transformed my golf swing from hitting the ball anywhere but straight to hitting shots I never thought I could have hit. He was very clear and helped relate golf to other parts of my life so that I can understand the objective of my swing. I am already planning on at least two more lessons with Gregg and I would recommend him to anyone that wants to fix/work on their swing. Great instructor!
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