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Find a golf instructor near San Francisco, CA

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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 San Francisco golf instructors
Thumbtack Customer
Thorough golf teacher from the very first lesson - explains with video which is super helpful.
Masa Golf Burlingame  (Fremont/Oakland)Masa Golf Burlingame (Fremont/Oakland)
Justin L.
Prior to my first lesson, I had some experience in hitting the golf ball, but was never consistent. Masa initially adjusted my grip, taught me a routine and fixed my full swing stance. Just after one lesson, I could feel I became a lot more consistent and could hit the ball much further with accuracy. I would definitely recommend getting lessons from him.
Masa Golf Burlingame  (Fremont/Oakland)Masa Golf Burlingame (Fremont/Oakland)
Charles S.
I've been away from golf for 6 years and Masa was able to provide feedback and drills to get me back to the game I love. Masa is super responsive and flexible when it comes to scheduling. He is available for lessons in three different locations in the Bay Area. I highly recommend him!
Masa Golf Burlingame  (Fremont/Oakland)Masa Golf Burlingame (Fremont/Oakland)
Luke C.
Having never hit a golf ball before, I went straight to Masa to ensure I was not developing any bad habits from day 1. In 6 lessons, although I am still very much a beginner, I am hitting my irons with some form and consistency. His long term thinking and approach was exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend going to Masa to learn the basics, or if you have a fully developed swing, to seek his coaching. Thank you Masa
Masa Golf Burlingame  (Fremont/Oakland)Masa Golf Burlingame (Fremont/Oakland)
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