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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 Cleveland golf instructors
Pasquale R.
John is the best! I came to John with absolutely 0 golf experience. With John’s help, my golf game improves with each lesson. He is extremely thorough in his instruction and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking out the game of golf!
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Thumbtack Customer
My experience with John Drumm as a golf instructor has been nothing but impressive and extremely beneficial to my game. John is an extremely nice man and goes out of his way to schedule lessons around my busy schedule (even scheduling one at the very last minute!). He always sends a prompt review of each lesson that we do to my email which goes over, in detail, what we accomplished during the lesson and what I need to be working on in my own golf training time. The emails usually include pictures and sometimes videos! I have already noticed improvements in my game after only a few lessons. I would most definitely recommend John to those of us who want or need to make big strides in their golf game.
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Brendan C.
Had a lesson with John today and he was fantastic. I couldn’t believe how much I learned and corrected in just one lesson. He studies your swing and shows you exactly how to correct it. By the end of the lesson I was hitting the ball so much better. I learned so much about the mechanics of golf and what I should be working on. This information will stick with me for the rest of my life. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Russ R.
I was a bit skeptical being my first time getting golf lessons but soon found out that John Zupan is the real deal. He's truly a professional that teaches basic fundamentals, Without fundamentals you'll not learn the procedure. In 3 lessons I've learned enough to play with my buddies and by using John's method I've improved enough on the course that I'm confident in my abilities. 5star rating.
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Jacob H.
John is an excellent golf instructor, even before we met we went over how our lessons would go and what we could work on before I showed up to the green. John is truly committed to teaching the fundamentals of the swing and quickly corrected some habits of mine. Our lesson was thorough, descriptive and easy for me being a first time student. It’s easy to learn from John and he takes his time with you. After our lesson John debriefs what we went over in a series of descriptive e-mails which was extremely helpful for me. This allows for the student to review information and practice. This experience has been excellent so far and John is a fantastic teacher, I highly recommend John to anyone trying to improve their golf game this summer and beyond
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Rob S.
John did such a great job rebuilding my swing literally from the ground up. I saw immediate improvement after one lesson. His calm demeanor and easy explanations made two hours pass by without me even realizing that we went past our originally scheduled time. You can tell that golf is his passion in life by the amount of work that he put into improving my swing. I was so excited when the lesson was over, I called three of my golfing buddies on the way home and told them about how great John is as a swing coach. I will definitely be scheduling time with him again.
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Bobby H.
John was wonderful. I feel like he really appeals to beginners up toward players trying to consistently break 80. He was punctual, pleasant and informative. John was able to hone in on 3-4 major factors/areas in one single lesson. He did this without feeling overwelming as well. Post lesson — John sent email recaps including pictures, habit reminders and an easy to read comprehensive summary. I would be shocked if there is a better value in the Cleveland area regarding golf lessons. I highly recommend his services. — Bobby
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Ian S.
I am new to golf and was having a hard time finding a golf coach who knows how to take beginners under their wing. I found John and I could not say anything but great things about him. He was very helpful, kind, and detailed in what he was teaching. Not only was he great at the range, he also follows up with VERY VERY VERY detailed emails about what you went over during the lesson. Also, he gives you homework to improve your game so that you are only getting better and not building up “rust” for the next time you see him. He looks out for you and provides amazing services for a price like no other. I look forward to continuing to work with John and level up my golf game. I have no complaints about him!
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Ryan M.
John is detail oriented and remarkably gifted in his ability to analyze a swing and maximize the productivity of your lesson. I showed up with (self taught) terrible habits and admittedly was embarrassed to play in front of my friends. In only 2 lessons with John, I saw a dramatic improvement in my swing and results. More importantly, John established a foundation for my golf game that I can build on for the next 30+ years, and that was no small order. I already am looking forward to my future lessons with John and highly encourage players of all skill sets reach out to John. You can be rest assured you are getting a best in class lesson with someone who is a born teacher and truly thoughtful person.
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Scott L.
It is unbelievable the amount of improvement that I was able to see in my swing after just one lesson with John. John was very thorough in his approach to analyzing my swing and I was able to see immediate results. He was very patient and I really liked how after the lesson we have a full debrief of everything we went over that day and then he sent a detailed email outlining everything once more. John is an outstanding golf instructor and I highly recommend him to anyone trying to take their game to the next level.
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Thumbtack Customer
Since I was young, I always knew I wanted to become a pretty good golfer, and after years of playing very casually and non-regularly, I decided to take it seriously and pursue some lessons. I am very lucky to have found John without going through others first. From completion of the first lesson I was already beginning to feel more confident in my game. John is great at breaking down every aspect of the golf swing and has a great eye at pinpointing areas of improvement. I have been going to John for about 2 months now, and plan on continuing for the foreseeable future. If you are looking for lessons, I highly recommend him.
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