Golf is extremely popular worldwide with many millions of people playing daily and new courses sprouting up on a regular basis. The career outlook for potential golf professionals is therefore positive. Due to the varied nature and types of golf professions, salaries can range anywhere from $25,000 to more than $150,000 annually. Professionals whose names are known either locally, nationally or even internationally will earn a significantly higher amount. Hourly lesson rates for these individuals can reach upwards of $250.