The average cost for golf lessons is $55 per hour. Hiring a golf instructor to teach you to play the golf, you will likely spend between $30 and $70 on each lesson. The price of golf lessons can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local golf instructors or get free estimates from teachers near you.
Whether you need to brush up your golf skills or start from scratch, lessons will cost you about $40 an hour and higher, depending on the skill of the instructor. Many parents encourage their kids to learn the sport because of the business connections it can give them down the road or because they want a sports scholarship, while others take it up as a gentler form of exercise after experiencing health difficulties.
The cost of golf lessons is based on a number of factors, including the location and the instructor’s years of teaching, level of knowledge, and expertise. Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and some sample prices as follows: Brooklyn Greens in Queens, NY, offers lessons that start at $125/hour; Phillips Golf Academy in Austin, TX, charges $55-80/hour with the first lesson free; Roger Masterson in Orlando, FL, asks for $90/hour or $300 for a 4-lesson series, and JB Sports in North Royalton, OH, charges $40/hour.
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Individual golf lessons are the optimal choice, because the golf teacher can tailor a plan to fit the student’s skill level and goals. It’s best to know your goal going in so the instructor can plan the steps needed to get you there, be that improvements in your swing, cardiac rehabilitation, or a spot in the PGA.
Most golfing facilities offer group rates, thus lowering the cost per person. Don Emerick of Carlsbad, CA, for example, teaches groups of four children or more for $80/4 lessons, while David Curtis offers $25 golf clinics at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort in Cathedral City, CA.
Some golf instructors learned from golf professionals and have many awards and certificates to their names, while others are mostly self-taught and have a gift for teaching. Most teachers are PGA certified and many have competed in national PGA professional championships.
It’s unusual to find a golf instructor who doesn’t offer a golfing lesson package, because taking a series of lessons brings so much improvement to your game. Lesson packages usually range in number from three to ten lessons. As an example, Top Dawgs Golf Academy in Honolulu, HI, charges $255/3 x 1hr lessons; $375/5 x 1hr lessons; and $200/5 x 1hr lessons for junior players. Jordan Lintz in Milford, CT, charges $520/5 x 1hr classes and $400 for the junior package with the same hours.
Some golf instructors have more experience to offer when it comes to particular reasons for taking up golf, such as: Dennis Murray in Parker, CO, who is “certified in Adaptive Golf Instruction for individuals such as Wounded Warriors and others that have physical challenges and disabilities.” Prices start at $40/45 minutes with the option to do a comprehensive game improvement 10-hour program for $800. Kati Biszantz LPGA Golf Pro of Hemet, CA, a top pro golfers’ coach for decades, now prefers teaching “beginners, juniors, and weekend golfers,” because she finds the challenge greater. Her junior rate is always $30/half hour or $150/6 lessons, while adult lessons start at $35/half hour.
While most golf instructors prefer to meet their students at a golfing center or driving range, some will give in-between classes on Skype, which usually involve checking a student’s swing practice or going over instructional video taken during a previous class. Some instructors are willing to travel, adding an extra charge for travel of approx. $15-20.
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