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  • 43 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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I started my golf lessons with Kati. I developed over 18 months some bad habits with my swing and stance. Bada- bing! My first lesson Kati broke down in simple terms what I needed to change. I seen immediate results in my practice time and on the course. I look forward to the rest of my lessons with her.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Austen L.
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Hi, my name is Austen and I'm a senior in high school and I'm currently on the high school golf team. I'm one of Lee's students and I've been working with him for about five months now. I can surely say that I have seen a significant difference in my golf game, and I've been playing for twelve years! Lee has given me excellent playing tips and lessons and now I'm saving at least 6-10 strokes per round! Lee is an excellent coach all around and I surely recommend working with him!

DB Barger
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andre S.
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Bret helped me improve my golf game tremendously. Previous to tutoring with Bret I was a complete novice to golf. After a couple of lessons with Bret my golf game improved tremendously. Bret was patient and consultative during the training, and never felt under pressure with Bret. Highly recommend training with him.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joe P.
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Never ever stepping foot on a Golf Course before,Brian made it very easy to learn the Basics and Fundamentals of Golf. Just a couple of more lessons i'll be on my way competing with friends and family on the Golf Course. And this is coming from a Sicilian. I highly recomend Brian 10 stars.

  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Lisa S.
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It was about a year ago when I decided I needed something new in my life and considered taking up golf. I have known Christy Erb for a few years, and she had often mentioned to me that I should take golf lessons with her, give it a try, so the decision was made and I started my lessons with Christy and in truth, had no idea what I was in for… Golf, as many know (and remind me) is an unforgiving game – filled with inconsistencies, unpredictable outcomes and requires a physical form that is unlike any other sport, in other words, you can’t simply just walk up to the little white ball and hit it, because that doesn’t work. Not like Frisbee or football, hitting that white ball with a long club can be the most frustrating act and without any means to an end. When I began my lessons with Christy, I slowly started to realize that this was going to be the challenge of a lifetime, yet Christy has been there to guide me, patiently, where her lessons, starting from the more basic moves of the grip to progression of changes in the swing and stance, are conveyed with clarity, good humor and encouragement. I could be having the worst day with my lessons, where nothing is connecting, and Christy will find that one bright spot in an otherwise dark lesson and help me put it back into perspective. Very encouraging, supportive, just what a student needs.

Tim Parun Golf
from 4 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Debra L.
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Tim is a great teacher. I came to him as a true beginner in golf and now play on a weekly basis 4 years later. From the basics of my the stance and grip to tools and techniques to practice away from the ball, his advice has grown with my game and I always benefit greatly having a lesson with him. Tim always brings it all back to my swing thought, allowing me to simplify my game. He's a very positive and energetic teacher. I highly recommend Tim Parun if you want to get out of your head and into the game with great results.

Robert D.
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Jeff is an outstanding golf instructor. Even more amaxing is that he offers great tips on health and conditioning pertinent to golf goals. His position and advice as a Life Coach is extremely consistent and accurate. He is a great find!

Mission Trails Golf Academy
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Michelle M.
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From day 1, Pat has given me great tools and goals to work towards. These are things I can also practice on my own in between lessons. I would definitely recommend him and his classes.

  • 7 years in business
Steven K.
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Ryan is one of the best golf instructors around. For his age he is unbelievable. My short game woes were solved by Ryan after just a few lessons. I went from a 11 index to a 2 in less than a year with Ryan's help.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Knowledgeable, with the ability to explain and correct aspects of your golf game that you would like to change. Tailors lessons to suit your needs, which produces immediate results.

Tony Sotornik
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Rose K.
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Tony is wise beyond his years and truly knows how to improve your golf game. He uses his expertise, humor, and skill to make each lesson an enjoyable experience!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kit C.
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As a collegiate golfer trying to improve my game and fix my swing, Gary has been more than helpful and professional in helping me with my goals. He is a professional in his craft from the moment you first speak to the first lesson and onward. My game is steadily improving in a very short period of time thanks to Gary, and he's really helped me regain lost distance. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone, beginners and competitors alike.

Mark Mittlehauser, PGA
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rolando R.
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Mark was a true professional from beginning to end. In the amount time spent with him, I felt I learned alot. He made learning fun! I feel he established a foundation for to start off at. I will highly recommend to friends and will pursue more lessons from him. Thanks Mark.

Ruben's Golf
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danny R.
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As a non golfer (played many years ago with no lessons) I wanted to get some help with the basics. Searching all over SD luckily found Ruben via Thumbtack. Very responsive and knowledgeable to all my questions. Ruben advised me on what the instructions were to get started. Very straight forward approach. It has been month of lessons about 1 hour 1/2 and I only have positive results to report. No intimidation as novice I have found. Ruben does not let you slide on what your doing wrong his comments are positive, very useful and he knows how to help you correct your putting to driving to understanding the game of golf. I really look forward to the sessions now and only can say to those that want to improve or a wanna be golfer like myself take his class you will not be disappointed. Kudos Ruben your a great teacher who understands how to keep me interested in wanting to play the game of golf.


I offer golf instruction, golf fitness, golf movement screens and assessments. Also, I offer rehabilitation work for injury in order to get back into golf and maintain that ability pain free, without drugs. I work along side other fitness professionals and physical therapists. Our team of professional work together to bring the customer great outcome.


I am an avid golfer who wants to help beginners into the game. I am dedicated to get you out on the course as soon as possible.


We offer the following services: - Golf course - We are an 18-hole golf course located along the coast in San Clemente. It is a par-72 course that plays about 6,400. It is draped through the canyons of the Shorecliffs community. We are "Where the Best Greens in the County, Meet the Best Climate in the World!" - Golf lessons and instruction - We offer lessons for all types of golfers. Bill Collins is our head professional. We have junior golf camps in the summer that are a huge hit with the kids and adults! - Banquets - We are pleased to have renowned banquet chef John Kelley working for us, and he will make any event one to remember. We offer parties from 20 to 200 people.



We provide training of the swing. We teach the execution with rhythm, balance and tempo. We teach the fundamental elements of movement. We are using biomechanics training and science of kinesiology.


If I don't help your game and help you understand golf mentally and physically, I do it free of charge.


I utilize functional screening to determine what physical characteristics are limiting your ability to improve your golf swing and inevitably, lower your score. I teach you to drive the ball to the moon.

Q & A

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.
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