How much do golf lessons cost?

Average cost in 20149: $60 See National


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The average cost for a golf instructor is $60. You are likely to spend between $35 and $100 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated May 1st, 2017

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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.

Teacher reputation

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.

Individual lessons

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:

Couples lessons

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.

Junior golfers

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

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 lessons

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.

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Fairways to Health

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.

Golf Mentorship

Great golf lessons at a most reasonable price. Thanks to Kenneth I am much better golfer. I won't be making the tour anytime soon, but it's nice knowing the fundamentals of the game and finally knowing why the ball flies how and where it does. Since I started playing I was told my baseball swing would kill my golf game, turns out that all it needed was some adjustment. Now I just feel more comfortable and mishits are beginning to decline as I work on the fundamentals I learned from Kenneth. Only negative is: My girlfriend took lessons with me and kicks my ass on the course. :) Kenneth, Thank You sir, we'll need to golf together soon - you're a hell of a nice guy.

Cause & Effect Golf

Gregg has been everything a novice golfer could want. He's patient, articulate and able to break down a golf swing in simple, understandable terms. I'm having success and I'm having fun. His fees are reasonable - and worth every penny.