Vacation season is nearly here, and with it comes a resurgence of spring and summer sports. Golf is a highly popular vacation activity, and in some people it sparks a lifelong passion. However, golf is, as sports go, one of the most accessory-heavy hobbies you can undertake.
Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been playing for years but you want to improve your game, Amazon has you covered. We’ve rounded up twelve great options for golf enthusiasts of any skill level, from apparel to gear.
Gear for beginners
1. A highly rated golf shirt
Playing golf requires lots of time spent outdoors, so it’s important to have proper clothes for the occasion. There are plenty of great options out there, but this golf shirt from Under Armour, made with moisture-wicking fabric and a breathable design, is a reviewer favorite. With over 27,000 five-star reviews, this classic polo comes in over 86 colors, and it also comes in a wide size range, from XS to 4X tall.
2. A set of standard golf balls
At minimum, golfing requires two things: clubs and golf balls. These Callaway Golf Balls have over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, and come in a pack of 12, with six available colors such as classic white, as well as fun neon colors, including hot pink and bright yellow.
3. A well-reviewed packet of tees
Tee up! This set of 135 driver-specific golf tees is one of Amazon’s best-reviewed golf tee sets, with over 8,500 five-star reviews. Several people noted that these tees actually helped them improve their golf game, since the longer length meant they could adjust the tees to exactly where they wanted. As a bonus, they’re also quite cheap.
4. A YETI tumbler
Newcomers to golf might be surprised by how much time you’ll actually spend out in the sun, especially if you’re playing while on vacation. Staying hydrated is essential, and this YETI tumbler is a perfect on-the-go water bottle or to-go cup. It comes in 30 different colors, and is double-wall insulated to prevent temperature changes.
Gear for hobbyists
5. A set of lower-priced clubs
As noted, clubs are also essential, but they can be a bit expensive, to the point that you may not want to even invest in your own set until you’ve decided that golf is truly the sport for you. Whether you’re looking to get your kids into golf or get yourself prepared to embrace your new hobby, these golf club sets are on the lower end of the golf-club-price scale (by quite a bit in the case of the junior set) and also come recommended by thousands of reviewers. Each set comes with at least seven clubs, a bag with a stand, and some of the sets include club covers. You can also select whether you want right- or left-handed clubs.
6. A practice net for home use
Looking to improve your game off the golf course? Consider investing in a golf practice net, which will allow you to practice your golf game from the comfort of your backyard (or even indoors, though we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that for safety reasons). This net is 10 by 7 feet, and comes with a hitting mat with three different kinds of turf so you can nail down your form.
7. A fancier set of golf balls
If you’ve started pouring a little bit of time into your golf hobby, you may want to upgrade your existing gear, including your golf balls. These highly reviewed golf balls from Titleist come in packs of 12 and are designed for longer-distance travel and increased drop-and-stop control, with a softer feel.
8. A ball cap for all-day wear
If your golf hobby starts to extend beyond vacation and into weekly practice, you may want to keep yourself protected from the sun while on the course. This simple ball cap from Under Armour comes in 56 different colors and styles, and is available in sizes XS to XXL. It’s crafted with microthread fabric for breathability and stretch, and also comes with a sweatband to wick away moisture.
Gear for long-time players
9. Our favorite golf watch
There’s plenty of golf-related tech out there, and if you’ve been on the lookout for a wearable bit of technology to improve your golf game or golf experience, look no further. The Garmin S12 golf watch topped our roundup of the best golf watches thanks to its long battery life, lightweight design, and accurate GPS tracking and capability.
10. The best golf rangefinder
With an 800-yard range and a useful external LCD display, the Callaway EZ Laser Rangefinger topped our list of the best rangefinders for golf. The name-brand product comes with smart features; there were some reviewers that noted the battery drain from the features could be an issue, but for the most part the reviews we found were overwhelmingly positive.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.