Golf is one of the most popular past times in Britain and there are a whole host of incredible accessories and gadgets for golfers on the market, but it can be a bit intimidating to scroll through the huge variety of golfing gifts available.
Never fear! We’ve done the hard work for you and found the very best gifts for golf lovers!
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- Walking Tour of St Andrews Old Course
- Personalised Golf Glove
- Putting Practice Machine
- Print of St Andrews & Original Rules
- Personalised Leather Scorecard Holder
- Golf Driving Net
- Chocolate Golf Balls
- 3 Hour Coaching Session at St Andrews
- Golf Tee Holder
- Scratch Off UK Golf Course ‘Collector’ Map
- Pro Golf Putting Mat
- Personalised Golf Place Marker
- ‘Orange Whip’ Golf Swing Training Aid
- Fun ‘Evolution of Man’ T-shirt
- Funny Golf Socks
- Smart Golf Game Simulator
‘Putt’ down what you’re doing and swing into our guide to…
16 of the very best and most unusual gifts for golfers
1. Walking Tour of St Andrews Old Course
Golf has been played at St Andrews for over 600 years – meaning it’s thought of as the most famous golf course in the world!
A wonderful gift for any golf lover is a guided walk of the old course at St Andrews. Honestly, they’ll love it.
This isn’t ‘just a walk on a golf course’. It’s like a pilgrimage all golf fans have to make at least once in their lives.
An expert takes small groups around the course, allowing visitors to get a real idea of what it feels like to play the course and giving a glimpse into the history of golf.
What’s more you can then use your ticket from the guided walk to claim 50% off entry into the British Golf Museum, meaning you can spend a whole day immersed in golfing history.
Walking tours start at just £12.50 per person. Find out more here: https://www.standrews.com/relax/guided-walks-of-the-old-course
Of course there is the small matter of having to get yourself up to Fife in Scotland… so why not make a real occasion of it and stay over in the famous Old Course hotel? https://www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk/
2. Stylish Personalised Golf Glove
For those who like to look their best on the golf course this personalised golf glove is the perfect gift!
You can buy either left or right handed gloves (depending on if they play left or right-handed) and can choose to have it embossed with your golf-fan’s initials. And it’s available for both men and women too.
3. Putting Practice
Putting is a real skill and it takes a lot of practise to get really good (as, no doubt, your golf-lover constantly tells you!) so this PGA Tour Pure Putt would make a really fun and useful gift for golfers keen to improve their game.
- Battery operated return mechanism
- Real golf ball with alignment arrows
- FREE PGA TOUR training DVD
- Guide flag
- Sturdy plastic design with felt grass effect
It’s small enough so they can take it with them to the office, the back garden or even the hallway for a bit of extra practice. Soon enough they’ll be a regular Jordan Spieth (trust us, this name will mean something to them!).
It automatically returns your ball, so no annoying, back-busting bending down to retrieve the ball for another go!
4. Print of St Andrews plus the Original Rules
This beautiful print of the Old Course at St Andrews (the home of golf!) would brighten up the wall of any golfer’s house.
“If your ball comes among watter, or any wattery filth, you are at liberty to take out your ball”.
Seriously, these are in the original rules. Check out the full, hilariously archaic list.
You can choose to have it framed or not and even have it personalised for that extra special touch.
5. Personalised leather scorecard holder
This lovely leather scorecard holder will make sure your golf fan can keep their scorecards clean and dry as they wander around the course.
Keeping score is an essential part of the game of golf (as well as the odd bit of ‘creative accounting’ when they count the number of strokes played!) so having something to remember you, their loved one, by as they note down another quadruple bogey (again, this will mean something to them. It has nothing to do with noses or snot but it’s not good).
The soft leather can be personalised with initials or a full name and has the outline of a golfer embossed on the front.
6. Golf Hitting Net
This is such a fun present for a golf lover! A hitting net for the garden so they can practise their swing even when space is in short supply.
- THE QUICKPLAY MEGA NET – Super large 12x9’ ultra-portable sports net.
- 3in1 GOLF PRACTICE NET, FOOTBALL GOAL & BALL STOP NET – This high-quality knotless power-drain net will take the power out of any golf shot. It can also be used as a boundary net and features a detachable football goal target making it a must have sports netting for the garden.
- 90 SECOND SET-UP and even faster pack-away! The Mega Net is made with QUICKPLAY's unique pre-attached pole system for fast and easy set-up - no need for an instruction manual.
- EASILY STORE AWAY– The Mega Net packs down into its own slim carry bag with handy shoulder strap, making this net easy to carry and store away.
- QUALITY – Unrivalled free 2 year parts warranty from a company that prides itself on customer service. Designed in the UK by football players, for football players and used by families, coaches and training camps around the world.
Driving in golf (a.k.a. whacking it as far as you can down the course, hopefully towards the hole!) is the show-boating bit of golf. Being able to clobber that little white dimpled ball a long way is good kudos points on the golf course for your golf aficionado.
So… giving them a means to practice in the privacy of the garden, garage or basement is a surefire way to win you some kudos points with your in-house golf nut.
Another good things is it folds away into a neat and small package, so they can carry it around with them (and put it away when not in use!). This also makes it easy for them to bring with them on a holiday or business trip when they need to ‘whack a few balls’ to unwind after a long day.
If you want a few names to ‘name drop’ when giving this gift, tell them it’ll help them be more like Rory McIlroy or a Henrik Stenson (golfers famous for their driving power and accuracy!).
7. Chocolate golf balls
What’s not to love about combining delicious chocolate with your favourite sport in the shape of these tasty chocolate golf balls?
8. 3 Hour Golfing Academy Coaching Session at St Andrews
All golfers from beginners to the most advanced would benefit from some one-on-one coaching from a Golf Academy coach and this gift is the gold-standard… as the coaching takes place at the home of golf: St Andrews!
You can choose to have the session in one block or break it onto three hour-long sessions.
The coach will take you through any aspect of the game you choose and use special video analysis to provide a real tailor-made experience.
9. Golf Tee Holder
Are they always losing their golf tees? And dropping a small fortune on replacements?
10. Scratch-off UK golf Course Map
This cool printed map of the UK has 100 top golf courses pinpointed on the map which can then be scratched off every time you visit one.
This great gift for a true golfer could inspire them to seek out new courses they have never tried before, setting a real challenge! Maybe even a lifetime (or retirement) goal?
If they’re not that active as a player any more, this could be used to mark off visits to the site of famous golfing moments?
See the spot where Seve Ballesteros did his famous ‘jig’ (St Andrews); where Jean van de Velde infamously threw away victory at The Open (Carnoustie); where Tiger Woods shed those famous tears (Hoylake). Or, if their memory goes back far enough, ‘The Duel in the Sun’ – Jack Nicklaus versus Tom Watson (Turnberry).
11. PuttOut Pro Golf Putting Mat
If the putting practice machine (above) is not quite right for your golf lover (putting on the hall carpet isn’t quite like a real golf course green) then this may be the perfect answer.
- For any golfer a home putting set-up is an essential training tool, and the PuttOut Putting Mat makes practice enjoyable, effective and easy to fit into your day wherever you are.
- Constructed with a durable, heavy-rubber backing to allow the mat to lie smooth and flat on any surface, easily roll the mat away and into the compact carry bag for practice on the go.
- The high quality cut-pile surface is designed to accurately replicate a medium-to-fast green, with a stim meter reading of 10.
- Printed alignment guides, target points and distance markings which allow you to practice with just a putter and a ball.
- The putting mat is compatible with any flat putting cup, but for best results use with the revolutionary PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer for the ultimate putting practice set-up.
This high-quality putting mat has a strong rubber backing meaning it can make a slip-free and smooth surface wherever you are for putting practise. Any area can quickly become the perfect putting surface to practice on.
The mat rolls up nice and small and can be stashed away in a handy carry bag.
12. Personalised golf place-marker
A key part of a round of golf is marking your ball. Players usually take it in turns to play a stroke, often by whomever is furthest from the hole. Most amateur players will mark their ball with a coin or plastic counter or whatever comes to hand.
Make your golf fan the envy of the fairways with their own personalised markers.
This lovely set comes with a divot remover and three personalised golf place-markers all in a fancy gift box.
Made from solid metal the initials of your choice can be embossed on the markers to ensure they never lose their ball’s place.
13. Orange Whip Golf Swing Training Aid
For super serious golfers this Orange Whip training aid would make the ideal gift. Using special counter-weights the trainer allows the golfer to work on their flexibility, swing and balance – all key ingredients for the elusive ‘perfect golf swing’.
- THE ORIGINAL #1 RATED GOLF TRAINING AID - Don't settle for imitations. The Orange Whip has been voted #1 Teaching and Training aid by PGA and LPGA Professionals for a reason: it's simply the best.
- PATENTED COUNTERWEIGHT SYSTEM - The Orange Whip Trainer increases your flexibility and strengthens your golf muscles through its proprietary weighted and counterweighted system. There's nothing like it! Improve your range of motion while avoiding injury. Strengthen your swing power while maintaining control.
- SIMULATES ATHLETIC SWING - The proprietary flexible shaft coordinates the rhythm between your arms, upper body, and lower body. Swing over and over to develop your own tempo and balanced swing for consistent shots on the golf course.
- INSTANT FEEDBACK - Any wobble in your swing indicates a need to improve tempo and balance. Receive instant feedback with each swing!
- PREMIUM QUALITY - The difference is in quality you can feel. Handmade in the USA with American parts. Features a patented flexible shaft and counterweighted system. Built for endurance and comes with 2-year manufacture's warranty!
This training aid is rated as the number one golf practice device by the PGA (The Professional Golfers’ Association) so it’s sure to impress. Hand-made in the USA and with a 2-year warranty this would make a wonderful present for an active golfer, hoping to improve their game.
14. Fun ‘Evolution of Man’ Golf T-Shirt
T-shirts always make a great gift and this golfing tee is no exception!
It comes in three colours – black, white or grey and is suitable for men or women.
15. Funny Golf socks
If you’re all out of ideas and none of the above (or the doozie below) tickles your fancy, you can always get them socks. Everyone always needs socks.
And if they’re a real golf aficionado, then some of these fun golf-themed socks will go down a treat.
Whether they want to strut their stuff on the fairways or just settle down in front of The Masters on the tele (and tell everyone off for “Talking too loud!” or “Blocking the screen!”) there’s something that’s bound to appeal.
16. PhiGolf WGT Edition 2019 Mobile and Home Smart Golf Game Simulator
Not saying I was saving the best until last but… check out this incredible golfing simulator game!
- Phi Golf wgt Edition is an entertaining Golf game where you control the gameplay with your real Golf swing. Made up of a state-of-the-art sensor and swing stick allowing you to play a round of golf at home or in the office, Phi Golf is portable and easy-to-set up wherever you are with the gameplay taking place on 2 amazing apps
- Download the popular WGT Golf app to your smartphone or tablet and play on breath-taking photorealistic simulations of world famous golf courses including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Pinehurst and Celtic Manor. Good to know: On the WGT Golf app you will have automatic access to the Wolf Creek course and a two dollar per month subscription is required for access to the full 19 courses plus 5 best-of short courses.
- Download and play on the bonus Phi Golf app which has 7 different game modes including stroke play, nearest-to-the-hole and longest drive For hours of fun with friends and family. Good to know: you will have automatic full access to all games and play modes on the Phi Golf app
- Easy-to-use and set-up with quick-start video instructions available on YouTube. This is the perfect introduction to Golf and a fun way to enjoy the game wherever you are.
- Enjoy the breath-taking graphics of wgt on a bigger screen by following Your smartphone Instructions for screen Mirroring to a smart TV (devices vary, please refer to your own Device settings for screen Mirroring capabilities)
Simply download the app and then you can chose to virtually play simulations of world-famous courses around the world including Pebble Beach, Celtic Manor and St Andrews.
You can link the app up to your TV so you get the full-screen experience of playing world-famous courses. You can play by yourself or with friends, allowing you to practise your swing from the comfort of your own home.
Last update on 2021-09-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API