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Laguna Beach Golf Instructors

Browse these golf instructors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Laguna Beach.

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Jim Carson
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eugene P.
Verified review

Great energy, patient, and experienced teacher. Not just your average golf lesson. Jim Carson really tuned into my swing. Helped me correct bad habits and showed me the steps i need to take to improve my game. All around swell guy and great teacher:)

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty O.
Verified review

We were referred by a friend, my two doughter have been with Dave for over six month now, he is patient and work well with kids. He has very good teaching technique my kids always look forward to see him for golf lessons.

Ric Moore, PGA
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lois F.
Verified review

For the past 20 years I have taken dozens of lessons from golf pros in an attempt to not only improve but enjoy the game more as well (I suppose they go hand in hand). Rarely did I take a second lesson from any one of them. They just weren't helpful. Then I saw a flyer about a golf clinic that Ric was doing near my home and I decided to give it one more try. EUREKA! Ric has a special gift for taking each person where are they skill-wise and incrementally improving their skills. By the end of the 6th lesson I gained confidence and competence. Whereas before I wouldn't play with others who I didn't know out of embarrassment, now I can play with other intermediate players. I'll never be on the pro tour because I don't have a lot of natural talent, but thanks to Ric I do enjoy the game and have the tips and tools I need to play. Without hesitation I recommend Ric, and so does everyone else I've met who have taken lessons from him. On top of being a top notch coach he's a genuinely nice human being.

Top Pro
  • 43 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle L.
Verified review

My wife and I recently started taking lessons from Kati. We have had a very positive experience and she has already taught us a lot. I would highly recommend her for golf lessons. We bought a block of lessons from her and that seems to work best. We can build on our progress each time and our game keeps getting better after every lesson, plus its a better deal if you buy a block. We still have a lot more coming and we are both looking forward to getting better each time. Thanks Kati!

OC Golf & Fitness Coaching
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Rob E.
Verified review

My Daughter, whose 10 years old, had her 1st golf lesson and it well! Ron was very patient and informative. Looking forward to future lessons!

Golf Code 360 Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Doug G.
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I have been going to Jay on and off for golf lessons over the last couple of years. When I first started I literally could not hit the ball in the air. I learned enough to where in a couple of lessons I could not only hit solid golf shots, but I could also pick out what went wrong on the ones I didn't hit as well. Jay is a phenomenal instructor and incredibly patient with every level of golfer. His greatest asset, even greater than his personal knowledge and understanding of the swing, is his ability to convey that knowledge to a student. I could not have been more pleased by my results over the last couple of years.

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Paul Young PGA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ty I.
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I've been playing golf for about 6 years and i've had a couple teachers along the way. Paul has to be one of my favorites. He really knows his stuff and is really in tune with current golf instruction. He can pretty much eye ball the flaws you have and tweak you the right way in a matter of minutes. He also uses video using the V1 app to give you a good visual of what your flaws may be. I personally like Pauls teaching because we are always on the same page and he's super easy to work with. I was having problems with hooking and over drawing the ball and right off the bat he said lets try this ( one piece take-away, keep club head outside the hands, hinge) and voila! a beautiful high tight fade. This was in the first 10 minutes! To top it all off you can't beat his prices. I ended up getting a 6 lesson package to work on all aspects of my game. 3 lessons in and iv'e seen a big improvement in my game. Thanks Paul

  • 38 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Chi M.
Verified review

Coach Steve goes out of his way to make sure the kids have fun while practicing golf! His easy going style allows my kids to feel confident and learn without feeling stressed! He has been coaching my 3 kids for several years now- I love that the rates are so reasonable and their golf skills continue to improve! I love that they can be comfortable on a golf course- I think that will be very helpful for them in the future! I highly recommend Coach Steve! The CJs Mom, Corona

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Henry Brunton Golf Academy
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill A.
Verified review

We are thankful that our instructor, Gavin, has been very patient with us. We have been looking forward to our lessons.

  • 38 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fred V.
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Steve is great. Great instructor.. very knowledgeable about golf. Also I had fun. Steve made it fun. I have seen improvements, just after 1 lesson. I highly recommend Southern California golf schools. I can’t wait till my next lesson.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 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
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andre S.
Verified review

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat V.
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Have taken golf lessons here at Arroyo Seco from Joe Cano for a couple of years. The place is easy going and feels very personal and private even though it is a public course. Joe is terrific. He is deeply knowledgeable and has an entertaining style in which he uses analogies to make his point about one's swing - this helps a lot in retaining specifics in such a technical sport. Joe incorporates technology by recording your swing using cool mobile apps on his iPad that really let you see the mechanics of what you're doing and the progress you're making. I love this place and there are other instructors who also appear to be doing a great job, but Joe is awesome!

Robert D.
Verified review

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!

Skeeter Wright
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

A lot to write but all his students get a much better golf swing. He really knows what he is doing and i am playing the best golf of my life. I am lucky to have him as my instructor

Dan Monday PGA
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ted S.
Verified review

Dan is a great instructor. He understands the golf swing and communicates well. He helped me instantly.

GolfCode 360 Studios
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Dwight B.
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Max is an incredible teacher. He takes pride in what he does. He understands the mechanics of the golf swing. Max doesn’t use a bunch of mystical terms and gobbledygook like some golf instructors. He understands how the body works and the biomechanics behind the ideal swing and knows how to share that ideal with his clients. I like Max’s demeanor and relaxed approach. There are no smoke and mirrors — the swing Max teaches, if practiced, is repeatable and reliable under pressure. As a golfer, that is probably the most important thing: being able to develop a repeatable, reliable swing that holds up in pressure situations. I would recommend Max to anyone (except the guys in my regular foursome, because I don’t want them improving like I know they inevitably would if they started taking lessons from Max). Haha. Max is worth every penny.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Raegann C.
Verified review

Natalie is super friendly and patient, no matter your skill level. With only a couple lessons my confidence in my game has really risen!

Calvin Maranville Golf
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
About

-PGA Professional -I bring a fresh young outlook on how the game of golf is taught and learned. -I have years of experience with playing competative golf and what it takes to be great. -I am very passionate about helping people and love seeing them achieve their goals. -I have been teaching for about 4 years now and have worked at two different golf clubs, one of which I am currently at.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlie Z.
Verified review

Like most people, I've messed around with Golf since I was a kid but it was never something I really competed in. My go to sport was baseball. I played competitively through college, pitching for the Nationally renowned Cal State Fullerton Titans. After my baseball career wound down I spent the next decade plus focusing on family and career still playing golf every-once and a while. Normally a scramble at a work related function. It was always nice to get back onto a course, take in the scenery and pray to God that I didn't slice every shot off the course. Inevitably the slice would show it's ugly face and I'd feel like an idiot in front of colleagues, frustrated at the game of golf wondering how it's possible that I could be so bad hitting a stationary ball. Finally fed up with the game making a fool of me I decided to seek out professional help. After searching online I found Bill at the Temecula Valley Golf School. After reaching out and talking to Bill I was initially impressed with his people skills, his ability to speak "my language" and his confidence that "WE" could improve my golf game. My first day with Bill was embarrassing. I looked like I'd never played a sport in my life. Bill didn't flinch. Somehow his confidence carried over to me and I decided to sign up for the Membership Program; which is an incredible value. A couple months in my golf hack has quickly morphed to look much more like a golf swing. My swing has gotten easier, my distances are amazing, and my trajectory is getting consistently straighter. I now have confidence that becoming a legitimate...like scratch legitimate golfer, is well within reach. I'm grateful to have Bill in my corner.

Ruben's Golf
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danny R.
Verified review

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.

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.

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.

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