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Herndon Private Golf Instructors

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Feliza K.
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My first lesson was very worthwhile, quite different in a good way from golf lessons I had years ago. He started with the basics, really good foundational work. The lesson left me with the idea that I might really learn to play this game. The video clips that he took during the lesson afre very valuable to me for practicing and remembering what I learned.

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
James W.
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I have taken lessons from Ben for a few years now, and my handicap has continued to improve (get lower) with time. He has helped my understand what I need to work on to improve, given me drills, and helped me to be able to make adjustments on the golf course when I am not swinging well.

  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bob H.
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Chuck Doan worked with me on the driving range and on the course. He helped me understand the golf swing in simple terms and had me hitting the ball further and straighter in no time at all. Definitely enjoying my golf game much more than ever before

Swing the Club
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Larry R.
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I have taken the first of my four lessons and have dramatically improved my game, Kent spotted a flaw in my setup which cause a slice or fade. This one simple setup flaw was never muteness in all the articles and golf tips I have read. Wish I would have had this lesson years ago

Anthony Long Golf Academy
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Edward W.
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Anthony is a young upcoming PGA professional in the area that educated beyond his year. I have taken golf lesson for three other PGA pros in the area, Anthony has been the only instructor to effectively articulate swing methods and change in a way I can understand. He is very flexible and knowledgeable. He also recommends a set of clubs for me with the proper shafts and I have loved them ever since. I would recommend to anyone.

Bob Benning School of Golf
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kaleb H.
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We gave golf lessons to our 15-year old grandson for his birthday. Bob was so kind to him and was very helpful. His suggestions were easy to understand and helped his game; Kaleb was so pleased! Bob is a real gentleman, not only knows golf but is a kind and patient teacher. I recommend him highly!

Eisman Golf Academy
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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I desperately needed help with my short game. Jon quickly identified the problem and the solution that had eluded me all summer. He is knowledgeable and more importantly he can communicate that knowledge in an understandable way. Highly recommended.

Andrew Farrell
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Michael H.
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A proper golf swing is one of the most perplexing and frustrating tasks in sports. Andrew Farrell has an uncanny ability to help students if all ages and sizes comprehend, experience and see what it means to hit it solid. He has patience, which is key to the teaching experience. I’d recommend Andrew to anyone willing to learn how to play as he can enhance the range and on course experience with students.

Olney Golf Park
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nehal D.
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Jon is a great instructor. He is willing to cram the lessons with me to prep for the golf tourney which is exactly what I asked for. I have advanced well with him and would recommend him to others or services such as Thumbtack!

Norm Vacovsky Golf
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip M.
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Absolutely phenomenal!!! I am a beginner golfer with some experience (played several rounds of golf, been to the range a couple of times). He was extremely professional and easy to work with (coming from a beginner). His instruction completely changed my performance with just 1-hour of instruction. I will definitely be using him on a regular basis, he has my highest recommendation.


Scott Dickson is a local PGA Pro at Virginia Oaks golf course in Gainesville, Virginia. He has 12 years experience teaching juniors, seniors, ladies, and gentleman. Beginning golfers are also a specialty. Many lesson plans are available including a 3 lesson series, three one hour lessons that include 9 holes of play with the pro. All this for just $150.


Capital City Golf School is located at all three Golf DC locations, including East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek Golf Courses. We provide individual, semi-private and group lessons to all age groups 5 and above, including women only instruction and junior camps. With instructor availability 7 days per week, day and evening offerings, we are sure we can accommodate your golf needs. New classes start weekly, including Get Golf Ready for $99. If you have any questions, please check out our website and give us a call!


Marian Geist, an LPGA teaching and club professional member, offers golf lessons, golf schools, winter golf programs, and practice sessions to golfers.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Affordable, conveniently located, suits your skill level. Our instructors and myself work with tennis/golf players of all ages, because we recognize tennis/golf as a lifelong sport. Whether you are a beginner or experienced tennis or golf player, you will excel when working with one of our thoroughly screened instructors in the DMV area.


I love to do anything. Just hire me and you won't be disappointed. I'm great at what I do, but you have to pay me by the hour.


I offer golf lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced, from no handicap to around scratch. My expertise is in short games of 100 yards and in.

Q & A

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.

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