Regardless of their handicap, every golfer loves the game. Some love golf so much that they can get a little intense on the course.
Now I love the game as much as anyone, but I suck too much to throw my golf club when I miss my fourth putt. And if I got angry every time I teed off and hooked it into the weeds, forget the caddy- I’d need a therapist to follow me around.
Luckily, when it comes to choosing gifts for golfers, you can take a deep breath and relax. We’ve got that situation dealt with.
We’ve included gifts chosen by golfers for golfers- from personalized golf balls to a GPS watch designed to be their personal arm caddy.
So read on. We promise you’ll find some of the best gifts for your favorite golfer, by par.
Great Gifts for Golfers
Too much with the golf gear puns? I’ll quit. For now.
1. Golf Wardrobe Subscription Box
Golf is a little like the Oscars of sports. Whether it’s a runway or fairway, style matters almost as much as the game, which is why a clothes subscription box catered specifically to golfers makes so much sense.
Every month, members can expect to receive a shipment of brand name, seasonally appropriate apparel, including tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes, and more. Most items are chosen with versatility in mind and are suitable to wear from the links to wherever the day takes him.
All they need to do is take a short style quiz, and the stylists at Short Par 4 will curate a wardrobe based on the “persona’ your golfer identifies with most: Athletic, Loud & Wild, Traditional, or a little bit of everything. Your giftee then selects what he or she wants to keep and sends the rest back.
Memberships include the Fairway membership, Executive membership, and the Magnolia women’s membership. You can purchase gift cards for a three-month, six-month, or yearly subscription.
2. Garmin Approach S10 Golf Watch
A watch designed specifically to help navigate the course and perfect their game is an amazing gift idea for the serious golfer!
GPS technology finds the course they’re playing from and follows your golfer as they progress from hole to hole, providing details on hazards, doglegs, and yardage as well as sunrise and sunset times.
It’ll record scores and keep information on the round, including total distance played and total play time. He or she can even upload their scorecards to track the season’s progress and use the Garmin Golf app to compete in weekly tournaments and leaderboards with other golfers across the country.
3. Personalized Golf Tees & Carrying Bag
This set comes with twenty engraved tees and a soft drawstring bag. Each golf tee features his (or her) name and title as “King (or Queen) of the Green.” It would be a great one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer or retirement gift for the golfer who likes to stay organized. Plus, they won’t have to worry about anyone swiping their tees. Again.
4. Custom Photo Golf Balls
Another funny golf gift, or great groomsman’s gift! Each order comes in a set of three balls that can be personalized with text, a photo, or a combo of both. No more mixing up balls on the course! Which is a game-changer if you’ve got the better lie. Literally.
5. Monogrammed Golf Towel
Available in a wide array of colors- this fancy monogrammed golf towel makes any golfer look like they belong in the most exclusive of clubs. The crossed golf clubs, ball, and your avid golfer’s initials can be embroidered in your choice of thread color. It’s made from soft terry velour and features a grommet and hook to hang on your giftee’s golf bag.
6. Golf Bag Tag and Tee Holder
This engraved leather bag tag is customizable in so many ways, you can bet no one else at the pro shop will have one just like it. There are seven color choices, four choices for text placement on the tag, and you can opt for engraving in monogram style or font.
It’s also a tee holder with spaces for three tees, and features a pen loop so they’ll always have a pen handy to keep score!
7. Engraved Divot Tool and Ball Marker
Who knew a divot tool could look so classy? A must-have for every golfer, this magnetic two-in-one accessory can be customized with a name and initial in beautiful gold font. It’s also available in a set of five, making it the perfect gift for groomsmen or a group of old golfing buddies.
8. Personalized Leather Golf Glove
A comfy golf glove is another must-have on the course. This one is made from buttery Cabretta leather for ultimate snugness but with some give for comfort and mobility. It can be customized with your lucky recipient’s initials in gold foil, silver foil, or plain stamped.
9. Golf Ball Ice Cube Tray
Craft ice is here to stay, and this flexible silicone ice cube tray is up there on the list of clever ways to make it! It makes six perfectly-sized ice golf balls for your whiskey-loving golfer to serve up at parties, or for a solo beverage after a long day on the course.
We’re thinking it would make a fabulous host/hostess gift, but of course any reason is a good reason to raise a toast.
10. Golf Game Dartboard
A golf obsession doesn’t cease just because it’s rainy outside. Luckily, this gift for golfers takes on that age-old problem and provides a fun solution!
Handmade with pine, birch, and cork, this 23″ X 23″ square dartboard comes complete with three darts and features nine holes including water hazards and sand traps. A unique golf gift idea for Father’s day or a birthday, we envision it in a man cave, den, or office. Wherever it goes, no balls, clubs, or tee time are required!
11. I’d Rather Be Golfing Socks
Novelty socks are always a great gift, especially for the golfer who likes to stay stylish both on the course and off. When they’re not teeing off and chipping out of sand traps (hopefully not that often) they can put up their feet and relax while sending the message loud and clear- they’d much rather be golfing.
These neat socks are a comfy elastic/spandex/cotton blend and will hold up to plenty of washes and wears.
12. Back Nine T-Shirt
This cute t-shirt lays out a common lament for us all: sometimes Sunday afternoon comes too early. This pre-shrunk poly/cotton blend piece of golf clothing comes in unisex sizes S to 2XL and in your choice of green or dark grey (the print stays yellow). A great gift for anyone who loves golfing, relaxing weekends, and stayin’ comfy.
The weekend ain’t over ’till it’s over. Or until you’re on the tail end of a great game on Sunday. Boooo.
13. Golf Course Push Pin Map
Offering a great visual representation of the golf courses of the U.S., this great piece of wall art is made from sturdy canvas with foam backing so your fave golf lover can use push pins to mark the courses they’ve already played, or the courses they’re daydreaming about and have yet to conquer.
The numbered flags marking each public or private course on the map (over 200!) correspond to numbers in the legend that list their names. Great for birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas gift, or as a fantastic bucket-list retirement gift! The piece comes ready to hang and can be personalized with their name in the legend to make it truly unique.
14. Golf Clubs Cufflinks
For the golfer who likes to stay fancy off the course, too. Shiny, rhodium-plated cufflinks featuring golf bags complete with clubs will keep him looking sharp!
You have the option to gift them in a linen pouch, a plain black box, or a specialty engraved chrome box with a personal message to let them know how much you care. Choose between three font styles for your message.
15. Personalized Golf Necklace
For her! This solid sterling silver pendant features an adorable golf bag, a freshwater pearl, and a disc engraved with her initial. If you like, you may choose to include a Swarovski crystal birthstone instead of the pearl to customize it even more.
The chain is sterling silver and comes in 16, 18 or 20-inch lengths. The folks at Shiny Little Blessings will gift wrap the necklace for you and include a small card printed with your message to the golf-loving lady.
16. Golf Ball Stud Earrings
These cute little handmade stud earrings might look simple and understated from afar, but take a closer look and you’ll see they’re tiny dimpled golf balls set into stainless steel! They’re so delicate, we’re thinking they would make a great Christmas, birthday, or congratulatory golf gift for the younger golfer in your life.
17. Golf Drinking Game
This neat tabletop game would look perfect in your golfer’s den, office, or bar in the man cave! Take a putt, then once it’s sunk, take a shot based on the directions on the side of the shot glass caddy.
Depending upon how many strokes it took to sink the putt, players will have to assign a shot for someone else, take a shot themselves, instruct everyone to take a shot, and more. Apparently, it won’t take long for everyone involved to get “into the spirit” of the game. So to speak.
The set comes complete with two tiny putters, metal balls, a felt-covered game board, a bag of sand (there’s even a sand trap hazard!), and six shot glasses.
18. “I’d Rather Be Playing Golf” Cushion Cover
This fun cushion cover is handmade from quality linen, and would look fabulous on a cozy chair or loveseat! Printed with crossed clubs, a little ball, a patch of green, and the message “I’d rather be playing golf,” it’s the perfect gift for the golf enthusiast!
Note: this is just the linen cushion cover, no padding is included, so you’ll have to choose your own stuffing.
19. Storage Rack For The Organized Golfer
Every golf aficionado needs one of these in the garage. It’ll help keep their bags, balls, shoes, towels, anything else they bring home from the course neat, tidy, and ready to go next weekend.
The top shelf features a mesh enclosure, perfect for keeping golf balls in check (and out from underneath everything). The bottom shelf is designed to keep dirt and turf from well-worn golf shoes off the carpets! The main rack will easily hold two medium or large bags with their clubs.
Play A Round For Me, Will Ya?
I found myself gazing distractedly out the window from my desk while writing this post today. The winter weather of early 2021 has made sure none of us can even don a cozy sweater and get out to hit a few at the driving range, much less take a leisurely Saturday afternoon to play 18 holes. (I’m an afternoon golfer, mornings aren’t my favorite. As I said, I’m very *casual* about my game.)
Regardless of your weather situation, we hope you’ve been able to find a great golf gift from our list that your fave golfer will appreciate! Luckily, springtime is on its way.
Pebble Beach, here we come.