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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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Richmond golf instructors
Adam S.
Great first lesson, really understood the keys to golf swing and helping me with small adjustments to increase consistency in my swing! Great person and equally good lesson!
The GofDocThe GofDoc
Thumbtack Customer
Margo is an awesome teacher, and I absolutely loved my first lesson with her. The lesson was the most helpful I've had, and she stayed for over an hour with me even in thirty-degree weather. I am looking forward to taking more lessons throughout the upcoming months. I am a beginner at golf, and Margo helped me with many parts of my overall swing and fundamentals.
The GofDocThe GofDoc
Thumbtack Customer
Margo "The GofDoc" is a wonderful instructor! From the moment we met I knew she had years of knowledge and expertise to share. And for a new student it was exactly what I needed in order to get up to speed quickly. She truly cares about her student's success and from the first lesson to the first time playing on the golf course her patience and instruction made my golf game experience extremely fun and enjoyable! Thank you Margo :)
The GofDocThe GofDoc
Thumbtack Customer
Margo is a knowledgeable sweetheart that worked patiently with me as I attempted to learn golf quickly in a crunch setting for an upcoming tournament. Having her as a coach made a huge difference to the way I played, even after just 3 lessons. She was very perceptive in reading all the the issues that needed correcting in my stance, swing, aim etc. and will be the only coach I go to ! She is I an excellent human being and I can't wait to work with her again! -Mudit
The GofDocThe GofDoc
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