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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.

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.

Reviews for Raleigh golf instructors
Dario d.
Having sat out of Golf for a decade and recently having "played" a round of golf, I decide to invest some money into lessons instead of spending hours watching youtube clips and make adjustments to my mechanics without really understanding why or how. That's where Spencer comes in. He responded to me within 5 minutes of outreach and scheduled a time that worked for us. He took the time to learn about my goals, athletic background, and how much golf I've played to assess my level. Within the first 5 minutes I was taking my first few shots without a long intro and simple instructions. His tips were very direct and simple to prevent someone relatively new from overthinking the task at hand. Within the next 15 minutes, I was able to chip the ball and get some loft, something that I was never able to do before. He was able to make small tweaks to my swing without overloading me with information. We continued to work on the short game with different looks at the hole to work on small differences on stance, body posture, and swings to achieve the same results and account for the variabilities in terrain. In short, I was a little hesitant to pay but immediately decided to purchase a package. I highly recommend Spencer as a beginner golfer or as someone who wants to work on those nuances that easily get lost as we fall into bad habits.
Spencer Hensley School of GolfSpencer Hensley School of Golf
Ronnie W.
I have been playing golf for over forty years but over the last year my swing has become very inconsistent. The more I practiced the worse my swing got. I was embarrassing myself every time that I played so I sought professional help. I chose Spencer Hensley,PGA. After only two lessons, he helped me identify each fault in my swing and has helped me get a swing that will allow me to obtain more distance and better accuracy. He is very good at explaining the cause and effect relationship in the swing. Spence has gotten me excited about my game again!
Spencer Hensley School of GolfSpencer Hensley School of Golf
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