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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 Willoughby golf instructors
Joe P.
Working with John was a great time and very helpful for my golf game. He was extremely understanding and insightful. I would recommend anyone to have a lesson with him!
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Michael M.
Best time I had learning and fixing my golf swing. He really simplifies want you need to fix on your swing so it was easy to understand. Highly recommend and will be returning for more lessons
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Stephen K.
I’m a beginner when it comes to golf, so I wanted to get the basics and fundamentals down. In my first lesson, John was extremely helpful with showing me proper grip, stance, and lower body movement to effectively hit the ball. He was very patient when I was struggling with some of the concepts, which I appreciated. I look forward in continuing to work with John to improve my golf game this season.
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Brian D.
John is a fantastic instructor. Once we got out to the range, I immediately started to learn the most critical points of improvement to my golf swing. He broke everything down into pieces and made it crisp and clear so that it was not an overwhelming amount of information. It gets as simple as Swing and Turn, Turn and Swing. Only a few hours after the face to face lesson, John had sent over feedback photos, breakdowns, elements to practice, as well as slow motion videos to review and reference. I give the experience 10/10 and highly recommend him to anyone interested in taking their swing and golf game to the next level. Look forward to the next meeting!
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Maria R.
John took extra time to ensure my boyfriend received the highest quality golf lesson he possibly could! John is an expert on strategy, technique, and making the student feel confident no matter what level of skill they have with easy to replicate at-home instructions to practice technique. I would highly recommend working with John if you’re looking for the best quality coach who is motivating and caring!
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