Golf instruction is available in private or group lessons for children or adults. Everyone from beginners to competitive professionals may take lessons to learn the game or hone their skills. Introduction to golf, general improvement, driving, putting and iron play are common focus areas for lessons. Several factors affect the cost of golf lessons.
Well-known golf instructors, those with a record of producing winning competitors and those who have had success in their own golfing careers often charge higher rates than other golf instructors.
Most golf teachers have an hourly rate for one-on-one golf instruction that can vary based on their reputation, geographic location, training and expertise, and other factors. Always research a teacher to determine if their teaching style is the right fit for you. Here are some examples of hourly rates:
Golf instructors who offer private instruction to couples or two friends at the same time generally don’t double their hourly rate. Instead, the two-person rate typically includes an incremental cost increase. Here are some examples:
Many golf teachers offer golf lesson bundles. Purchasing a package increases the total upfront cost but lowers the per-lesson cost. This approach saves students money and ensures the teacher repeat business. Here’s package pricing from Thoughtless Golf:
Six one-hour individual sessions: $350—$10 savings
10 one-hour individual sessions: $550—$40 savings
Six one-and-a-half-hour couples’ sessions: $540—$40 savings
10 one-and-a-half-hour couples’ sessions: $800—$200 savings
Golf Mentorship offers $10 off per lesson when five or more lessons are purchased at one time.
Some instructors offer reduced rates for young golfers, while some charge the same hourly rate across the board. Toski-Battersby Golf Learning Center charges $75 per hour for junior golfers versus the $100 per hour standard rate.
Swing analysis also affects the cost of golf lessons. Many instructors include swing analysis in their one-on-one lessons, but some offer it as an additional, stand-alone service for golfers who only want help with their swing. For example, Turner Golf Instruction in McKinney, Texas, charges $40 for video analysis of a golfer’s swing.
Group golf lessons can be organized for friends, family and corporate events. Typically the golf instructor will have a minimum number of students per group and a set price per person. Group lessons are generally far less expensive per person than individual lessons. Toski-Battersby Golf Learning Center charges $25 per person for a minimum of four people for a one-hour group lesson.