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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 Charlotte golf instructors
Morgan B.
I bought my boyfriend, Robert, golf lessons as a birthday gift. Blair was awesome! Robert really enjoyed his lessons and has played golf just about every weekend since! Highly recommend!
BlairSmithGolfBlairSmithGolf
John M.
Brad takes the extra time to go above and beyond. You can tell he truly enjoys what he does and shares his passion of golf with the person he is teaching. I’ve been golfing casually since I was young and I learned a great deal in just the first lesson. Strongly recommend.
Brad VistainBrad Vistain
Micheal L.
My lesson with Jay was invaluable. He highlighted some weakness that needed to be fixed and offered drills for those exact weaknesses. Jay also provided General golf answers for questions I had about club selection to fit my frame and course tips. I will continue lessons and recommend friends and family.
Jay Reid School of GolfJay Reid School of Golf
Anthony C.
Great first lesson with Brad. As a beginner, Brad spent time breaking down the fundamentals and listening to what I was hoping to achieve from the lesson. Spending extra time with me without charging me shows he cares about results and value. Ended up booking a package with Brad and hope to continue to improve my overall game with his help. UPDATE - 3 months into a lesson package with Brad I've improved my game quite a bit. During a playing lesson with Brad recently I holed out for an eagle and we now refer to the club I used as "The Eagle". As I finish up my package I'm glad I chose Brad to help kickstart my golf game.
Brad VistainBrad Vistain
Nick G.
I’ve been playing golf for a while but I’ve never had a lesson. That created a lot of bad habits and those habits led to very frustrating times on the course. With Brad, we reset everything with my grip and alignment and now my confidence is back up when I approach the ball. I started off with a small package and just order a larger package so we can start advancing my game. Brad is great for beginners!
Brad VistainBrad Vistain
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