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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 Austin golf instructors
Kevin C.
Having my first lesson with Richie was the best decision I’ve made about my golf game. I never had the true fundamentals of form and that’s what we focused on during my session. His ability to teach as well as provide immediate feedback is unparalleled and I look forward to continuing to work with him.
RICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf InstructionRICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf Instruction
Kevin C.
Look no further you have found your teacher. Richie is an exceptional find. I am looking to build a quality foundation & am a beginner. During our first lesson he addressed the mechanics of a golf swing & the principles one must apply in order to achieve a solid ball strike. This helped connect quite a bit of the pieces I've struggled with prior to meeting Richie. The results were clear. By the end of the session I finally had a routine for addressing the ball & managed to hit a few 'lifetime best shots'. I'm well on my way to my near term goal & am looking forward to more time with Richie!
RICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf InstructionRICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf Instruction
Greg E.
I had a great first experience with Richie and definitely recommend him if you’re looking to refine your game! After a hiatus from the game, I picked it back up, but something seemed to be missing from my old swing. Motivated to get back into golf, I invested in a new set of irons and figured I would look into lessons to maximize that investment. Although we’re just getting started, Richie was immediately able to assess some key areas to work on to improve my swing and I am striking the ball more consistently with much less dispersion. If you’re looking to get into the game or just brush up on things, don’t hesitate to hire Richie!
RICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf InstructionRICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf Instruction
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