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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.

Reviews for Mentor golf instructors
John V.
Very good instructor, detailed and defined. Breaks down your swing and shows how to make the right corrections you need. After one lesson I have a much greater understanding of the game and I did not even hit a golf ball! I have more confidence in my swing when I approach the ball. Looking forward to more lessons with John.
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Jeff B.
I met with John for the 1st time today. I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. It’s obvious to me that John is very passionate about teaching the game of golf. He focused on making very slight adjustment to my grip and giving me pointers on transitioning my knees and hips towards the hole before starting my downswing. He utilized photos and videos of me practicing what he was explaining as well as showing me what he was talking about. We were one on one with no distractions and I did not hit any golf balls today. He focused on my grip and swing. After one lesson I highly recommend John!!!
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Craig W.
John is extremely professional and experienced in his golf expertise. I would say I am a intermediate to advanced golfer having played regularly for the last 10 years, yet he was still able to teach me new things and adjust my initial grip and takeaway that will lead to much improved ball striking and consistency over time. I very much look forward to getting out on the range and trying to implement the improvements he has suggested. I watch several videos online for golf tips and lessons however being with an instructor like John in person is no comparison. He has a great way of explaining and demonstrating the training methods. The follow up emails John sent me on what we worked on were fantastic. There is a lot of information and having this as a reminder of what we did will help going forward.
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Today was my first golf lesson with John. I’ve never felt more confidence leaving a course/driving range. John allowed me to warm up as I was a few minutes late to the lesson. After that he wanted to see me hit some shots while he would video record my swing. He immediately noticed a few areas where I could improve and explained them to me in a way that was so easy to comprehend. John’s way of teaching is incredible. The comfort of my “new” swing and grip is awesome. I’ll have to keep practicing everyday to make it normal but I have no doubt my accuracy will keep improving as it did today. He takes the time to make you a better, more confident golfer and I couldn’t be more thankful to have found John. Highly recommend. Can’t wait for the next lesson!
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Pramod R.
I was happily surprised at the result of my hour lesson today! Let me explain: I thought I was doing it all correctly but not getting good results (slicing a lot). John found a few problems with his keen eye and videos. He fixed my gripping of club and the amount of pressure, fixed my posture, fixed my shoulder and hip stance. He helped with hip rotation. He used physics to explain a few principles of good swing! Overall very satisfied! I hit a few balls after he left and I was surprised that a few corrections he helped me with actually worked! He is very thorough, very patient and all qualities that make me recommend him as a great golf instructor to any level of golfers out there!!
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