The 30 best golf gifts for Christmas and the holidays
This holiday season, instead of spending hours scouring dozens of websites or hoofing it to multiple stores to find the perfect gift for your favorite golfer, spend some time perusing our list instead. The 30 items featured here have been meticulously compiled by GOLF’s editors to delight anyone who loves the game.
And if you need additional inspiration, check out our “Best Of” lists before you shop:
Golf Pants | Golf Socks | Stand Bags | Spiked Shoes | Spikeless Shoes | Rain Jackets | Headcovers | Golf Polos | Golf Belts | Custom Ball Stamps | Scorecard Holders | Golf Shorts | Divot Repair Tools | Training Aids | Lightweight Bags | Putter Grips | Grips | Practice Aids | Rangefinders |
Watch the savings add up when you purchase Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors and the SuperStroke Putter Grip Accessory in one bundle! The Smart Sensors are fully automatic shot trackers that embed into the end of your club’s grips. Data is fed to the Arccos Caddie app to track your shots and give you real-time “plays like” distances. The SuperStroke Putter Grip Accessory enables the same tracking technology on your putter, when used in conjunction with a SuperStroke grip.
Timbers Kiawah & Peter Millar
Not only does this collaboration between Peter Millar and Timbers Kiawah’s Ocean Club & Residences look incredible cool, proceeds from the bike’s sale will go to a great cause: Kiawah’s Turtle Patrol program, to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of endangered sea turtles that nest every year on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island.
The Whoop band optical monitor collects health-related variables 100 times per second, and then offers suggestions on how to keep the tank full instead of burning out.
Built for golfers who want way more than just accurate yardages, the Approach S60 can tell you actual distance, “PlaysLike” distance that factors in elevation changes, and, when paired with Garmin’s TruSwing swing analyzer, it can help you track your swing speed and club path angles. It’s 1.2-inch display is easily viewable in the bright sun, and QuickFit bands make it easy to swap in bands of different color. Of course, you can also sync the Approach S60 with your phone to receive text messages, calls, emails and other alerts. It’s also preloaded with activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming and more.
Your techie will take his or her photography (and Instagram) game to the next level with the Nikon Z 50. This small-but-fierce mirrorless shooter features a slim, sleek, rugged design ready-made to log countless miles and vistas. It has a focal-plane, phase-detection AF sensor that captures images in staggering detail, even in changing light. And ’grammers will more than “like” sharable stills and videos that capture the essence of the experience at hand. The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interface with Nikon’s SnapBridge smartphone app for easily transferring pics and vids. Plus, the app converts your phone into a remote monitor for mirroring what the Z 50 sees.
Live View Pro
Pocket Golf Studio
A futuristic image transponder, Live View Pro delivers video from key down-the-line and face-on swing angles to your tablet or heads-up visor display for real-time position checks and swing practice. The digital mirroring is like having eyes in the back of your hat.
Pro 3L 2.0 rain jacket
Lite Stand Bag
The Vessel Lite has a clean, sophisticated look, coupled with a feather-light 4.25 lb. profile. The tech is in the materials: carbon fiber legs, YKK water-resistant zippers and premium nylon twill.
Roller Duffle Bag
This handsome airport companion offers a handful of features (a wraparound, drop-the-top zipper is chief among them) that make this a go-to bag for frequent travelers.
Mobile Launch Monitor
This affordable mobile launch monitor transforms a smartphone into a professional-grade machine. The nifty docking station-like device tracks nine critical club and ball measurements to help dial in an optimal launch angle with every club in the bag.
Cook Pines Sunglasses
These polarized sunglasses from ooze cool. The look is traditional aviator, but the style is pure Maui Jim. A deep lens height means never having to look under the rims when addressing the ball.
Available in three sizes and 23 colors, the Tour player-preferred brand features a collapsible design that accommodates any club up to 47 inches, with ample room for additional gear.
Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Dial in one of 11 different levels of noise cancellation to amplify the things you want to hear and tune out the things you don’t. A four-microphone system provides next-level voice isolation as well.
Fescue Project Sunday Bag
The Seamus Fescue Project Woodland Camo is for the golfer who wants to stand out with a unique, functional, conversation-starting golf bag. Inspired by the colors of native grasses and the rugged nature of links courses, this retro single-strap bag is seven inches in diameter and can hold a full set of 14, but it’s best-suited to carry a more limited set. The bag’s leather accents start aging and darkening almost immediately, offering a weathered vibe, while the pops of orange make it feel young and fresh. Weighing just over two pounds, it is designed with one zippered pocket, one scorecard slip pocket, an elastic-topped pocket, and bungee straps that are perfect for holding a towel or a layering piece. These bags are made by hand in Oregon, making them each a one-of-a-kind.
Bushnell’s newest rangefinder, the Pro XE, features new tactile clues that alert you when the device locks onto the flagstick by pulsing and vibrating. This way you know you’re getting the exact yardage every time. The slope-switch technology is easy to clip on and off to abide by USGA rules.
A push cart needs to be lightweight and sturdy—and fit in your trunk. This fills the bill and then some. It’s built to last, comes with a variety of add-on accessories and folds up into a tight, little portable unit.
Hooded Cashmere Sweater
The hoodie may not always be considered appropriate golf wear, but when it comes from Ralph Lauren, you can make an exception. The RLX line is one of the most stylish in the game, and their Hooded Cashmere Sweater is a great example of why. It’s lightweight, washable and amazingly handsome.
If you’re an avid golfer, you know how beautiful the sport can be. It’s a passion and a lifestyle—but it can cause constant aches and pain, especially in the lower back. Enter the Theragun G3. It’s a handheld machine that releases muscle tension and tightness by generating rapid, repetitive percussions to stimulate blood flow. This kind of stimulation can also activate tired muscles and improve range of motion, making a 30-second Theragun session a perfect addition to your pre-round or pre-range routine. The Theragun G3 comes with four attachments that target area-specific relief (the “dampener” is for tender areas near bones, the “thumb” is for your lower back, the “cone” is for pinpoint muscle treatment, and the “standard ball” is for overall use), and the Theragun app smartly explains the many ways you can use it to feel your best.
Golf Ball Glasses
This fun set of two glasses can help you create a 19th hole in your own home. The glasses hold 10 ounces and are wide enough to accommodate a 2.5 inch ice cube.
Intercoastal Performance Pant
Moisture-wickin, UV-protective and two-way stretch fabric make these pants both stylish and comfortable. Five-pocket styling makes them an appealing option for wear both on and off the course.
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
This quick read is chock-full of well-worn wisdom and down-home insights. Upon completion, any golfer will not only play better but enjoy the game more.
Golf Training Aid
The Orange Whip
This amazingly simple design — weighted orange ball and a super-flexible shaft — is great for pre-round warm ups and general rhythm work. Not only will your balance improve, so will your flexibility.
A hidden traction outsole provides grip and stability in a streetwear-ready package. And not only are these babies waterproof, they make transitioning from your day-to-day to your golf shoes a cinch because, well, you don’t have to.
Coast Highway Classic
This soft, highly-rated and universally flattering 100 percent Supima cotton polo’s inclusion of a front button-flap and three-button placket perfectly toes the line between retro-chic and just plain cool. Available in nine colors.
Bourbon Wool Adjustable Wool Cap
Composed of lightweight wool flannel fabric, this unique hat is not only warm, it’s a conversation-starter. Available in four earthy tones, the hat also features a suede adjustable backstrap.
Apple’s AirPods automatically connect to your Apple devices — even Siri! Plus, they charge while in the case via a Lightning connector.
This versatile jacket looks just as cool off the golf course as it does on. Primaloft fill quilting on the front keeps you warm while polyester and spandex sleeves enable you to be flexible throughout your swing.
The one-of-a-kind tools are handcrafted from hickory and are made-to-order. You can get a tool carved into whatever you like (provided the designer can pull it off). Typically, Claret Dreamer divot tools only have one wooden prong, so they won’t perform as well as some higher-tech models. But if you don’t mind paying a little more, one of these custom tools can add a touch of class to your game and, at the very least, provide you with something to talk about with your playing partner. You can find them for sale around the internet, but for a Claret Dreamer tool of your own, email their designer, Tim Alpaugh, at [email protected]
Designed in London and made in Italy, Royal Albartross’ hip, high-end kicks are for purists and style hounds alike, and look killer on the course as well as at the 19th hole.
Your sartorial swinger will love Beltology, the makers of inventive belts handcrafted in NYC. Their signature woven design is hole-free, meaning the prong inserts wherever is comfortable, providing the perfect fit. The belts stretch up to 15 percent, so they’ll follow all twists, turns and torques on the tee box.
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