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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 Clearwater golf instructors
Thumbtack Customer
Although I'm only thru one lesson so far, I've been really impressed with how much care Michael puts into his teachings. Even though we had a torrential rain as we started our lesson and we only spent 20 min that far, he offered a solution for both of us to go to an indoor facility 25 minutes away just to really have an uninterrupted golf session and hence a great impression on my side. He is truly great not only as a pro golf teacher but as an individual who understands people who are struggling with their game and would do anything to improve their game! Tkx Mike for your professionalism and for not letting the rain wash away our first lesson!!! Big deal!!!
Mike Riso GolfMike Riso Golf
Thumbtack Customer
Review and help with current golf game. Mike really simplified my game. He provide very easy to learn and easy to practice tips on Putting Chipping and Short irons that I could easily work on and be ready to play and for review on my next lesson. Great Guy.
Mike Riso GolfMike Riso Golf
Thumbtack Customer
I live in Ireland and vacation in Florida occasionally. I played off 13 handicap ten years ago, but my game had gone downhill steadily every year since then and I currently play off 23. I had taken lessons on two previous occasions, but made no improvement. I had five lessons with Mike in August 2016 and I could feel an improvement immediately. He started with my putting and then with chipping and then moved to my longer irons, and after the fifth lesson I knew that my game was finally on the mend. I came home to Galway yesterday and played my first round of golf since the lessons. My average Stableford score over the last two years had been about 25 - 26 points each round, but today I scored 31, with jet lag. I can't wait for my next round of golf because I am convinced I will soon hit 36 pts and more, and finally see my handicap come down again. Mike is a wonderful instructor and I am grateful to him for the immediate improvement. I hope to see him again on my next trip to Florida. Pat Ward
Mike Riso GolfMike Riso Golf
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