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Gurnee Private Golf Instructors

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Brendan Doyle Golf
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew R.
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Brendan is great! He stays very involved, stays intense, is very positive, and really hammers home the point(s) of the lesson. I was looking for a golf instructor/coach and found a good one. He is very knowledgeable and uses his training aids purposefully. I will continue to work with Brendan and am very confident that my game will get to where I want it to be with his help.

Emily Brown Golf
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kurt U.
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I have taken lessons from golf instructors before. No one has helped me as much as Emily did. She has a way of communicating the information to you in a clear, concise manner that is easy to comprehend and implement. I thought the quality of the lesson was easily worth the price, I have made that back plus more in games with my buddies.

Richard's Golf Instruction
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Faizeen K.
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I've worked with golf pros in the past. Most of the time, they take a video of your swing, gives you a swing analysis, from the 1 swing you took and he/she recorded, makes a couple of corrections, watches you hit a perfect ball or two and then you leave feeling great. And then sure enough, next time out, your swing falls apart and you feel frustrated all over again. Not Rich. He watched swing after swing for 150 balls. Made corrections. Watch it fall apart, made a different correction. Watch it fall apart. Made a different correction. He was easy to schedule time with. Was on time, stayed longer and met the goal: how to help me find a swing I want to make consistently. I won't know if he's a miracle worker till I get a lot more work with him, but I can tell you that I will be working with him again and am looking forward to it.

Crusan Golf Academy
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris K.
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Kevin identified the issues I was having with my swing immediately and implemented simple instructions to correct it. Outstanding results.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stewart H.
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I started working with Marty Evans this past January in the off season. In 2014 at 60 years young, I had my best year in golf dropping 5 shots off my handicap to 4.4 index. But my ball striking was inconsistent so I decided to try the Catalyst Golf Performance. Marty quickly identified why I was inconsistent and we started an exercise program and drills to improve. This year my play has been more consistent and highly recommend Marty to anyone who wants to improve their game.

Lloyd Higley Golf
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Molly C.
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Lloyd is an incredible instructor. I had never played before and within 4 lessons I’m playing 18 and getting asked at the range if I played for my HS team ( definitely did not :) . He’s always willing to help, always reachable & flexible, and wants to see you succeed. I’ve seen him train athletic, not athletic , men, women, beginners and advanced. He’s great and fun to learn from.


We offer indoor golf instruction in a climate controlled setting. Students hit into a state of the art simulator and receive statistical and video analysis. Instructors can use statistical information to make the most of the adjustability in modern drivers and fairway metals. Shot performance can be measured to recommend adjustments to irons for optimum accuracy.


I provide teaching professional for all levels. I specialize in small groups, starting at age 5 and women. I am experienced in club fitting, golf repair and selling old equipment.


I have been a golf instructor for 3 years. I teach many levels of players. I provide private lessons upon request. I can travel to customers.


I've been playing and winning at many sports for 30 years. I have great knowledge in the fundamentals of tennis, golf, swimming and baseball (pitching). Recreational and beginner- and intermediate-skilled players who want to get better are welcome.


I conduct golf lessons and clinics with groups and individuals. I work with beginners to professionals on all aspects of the game.


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Q & A

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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.

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