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The 30 Best Golf Gifts, From an Electric Caddy to the Perfect Putter

These gifts will make anyone golf-obsessed smile.

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The holiday season is upon us, and as that classic Andy Williams song declares, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” This means gift-giving is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. The weather may not be conducive for golf—not for those who live north of the 38th parallel, anyway—but this shouldn’t imply that the  avid golfer on your list isn’t still looking for the latest and greatest gear to enhance their future rounds.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 30 of the best golf gifts that are certain to satisfy pros and hobbyists alike. So, if you’re in need of ideas for the person who loves to walk the course, we have shoes, lightweight bags, Art Deco-styled push carts and technologically-advanced electric carts that will put an extra pep in their step. If the primary contents of their golf bags are in need of an upgrade, we have surefire club recommendations: new drivers, wedges and flat sticks that’ll help with those testy 6-foot putts. And if they’re looking for something to enhance their wardrobe, we have stylish and comfortable clothing options from established golf apparel brands and fresh new companies—including pieces that will bring a dose of warmth and comfort to any cold-weather round.

In other words, delight the passionate golfer in your life this holiday season with the following list of eye-catching, effective and influential gifts below. 

Payntr X 002 LE Spikeless Golf Shoes 

British brand Payntr has its roots in cricket, but the company recently unveiled its first golf shoes. Its top of the line model, the X 002 LE, is equipped with a molded ortholite foodbed that maintains the shoe’s comfort, fit and cushioning from first wearing to last round. The water-resistant shoe also features a graphite propulsion plate that improves how golfers interact and gain power and energy from turf interaction. Don’t overlook the brand’s golf gloves, either. They’re among the best-fitting examples on the market.

Buy Now on Paynter Golf: $190

Adidas Codechaos 22 BOA Spikeless Golf Shoes

Adidas has clearly gone all in on the BOA, a laces-alternative closure system. And the brand’s latest model to feature it, the Codechaos 22 BOA, is unequivocally its best yet. With a zipper-based covering on the top foot (where laces would otherwise be positioned), the shoe sports a futuristic look. This may be off-putting to golfing traditionalists, but if they appreciate something unmistakably athletic in both look and construction, the Codechaos is the cream of the crop. That’s an important distinction, because too many golf shoes feel flat or boxy. The Codechaos, on the other hand, is designed so that the user’s weight is shifted slightly forward, putting the golfer in a better playing position.

Buy Now on Adidas: $200

 Peter Millar Suede Short Bomber

A timeless bomber style reimagined with luxurious details, this standout jacket is crafted in Europe from fine grained calf suede that’s soft, supple and beautifully textured. Lightly insulated, it’s finished with a wool lining and custom hardware.

Buy Now on Peter Millar: $1,998

Walker Trolley Cape 1.5

Walker Trolley Cape 15

Up until now, discerning golfers who like to walk the course and use a push cart have been relegated to three-wheeled devices that typically lack both style and quality craftsmanship. The Walker Trolley Cape 1.5 solves all of those problems. Inspired by classical industrial designs from the 1920s and ’30s—largely Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts—as well as more modern, retro-inspired bicycles, the Cape 1.5 is made of anodized aluminum, it features leather and waxed canvas accents, and it collapses just enough to easily fit in the trunk of most cars.

Buy Now on Walker Trolleys: $359

Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor

Serious golf practice these days requires real-time data of a golfer’s swing and the resulting shot. Full Swing’s first foray into the launch monitor space, the Full Swing KIT, is the byproduct of a partnership with Tiger Woods, which is why the device excels. The user interface is intuitive, the data display can be easily customized to show four key metrics (out of 16 total) or a single data point, and high-resolution video of each swing is captured in slow motion for further analysis.

Buy Now on World Wide Golf Shops: $4,999

Stewart Golf Q Follow Motorized Golf Cart

Aside from the playing advice, shot recommendations and green-reading that a caddie typically provides, a round of golf played with a looper, as they’re affectionately known, is equally enjoyable for golfers who get to walk the course without their clubs in tow. Fortunately, that’s a service that Stewart Golf’s Q Follow motorized cart provides with every round. Utilizing a Bluetooth-powered handset—which also doubles as a manually operated remote control, when necessary—the Q Follow does exactly that: it follows the handset around the course, stopping once the device is in close proximity to the cart. With a 50-meter range, the “follow” function allows players to walk at their normal pace (don’t worry, the cart will catch up). And with a new frame design, the cart even folds compactly for easy transportation to and from the course.

Buy Now on Golf: $2,899

Stitch SL2 Golf Bag

Stitch SL2 Golf Bag

The SL2 bag by Stitch guarantees a comfortable walking round thanks to its proprietary synthetic fabric that provides a lighter alternative to leather without sacrificing any of the durability. The bag weighs less than five pounds empty and less than 23 pounds with a full set of clubs. Most notably, the bag’s sleek and compact shape makes it a breeze to carry. Its pockets are streamlined—so much so that it can be challenging to store bulkier items—but if you’re looking for a no-nonsense, comfortable carry bag for an easy walking round, the SL2 is the way to go.

Buy Now on Stitch Golf: $388

Bushnell Pro XE Rangefinder

Not all laser-guided rangefinders are the same, especially when you factor in their ability to accurately adjust for slope and other environmental conditions. Bushnell’s Pro XE is the unequivocal leader in the category, since the device not only accounts for elevation change—using an advanced slope algorithm—but also factors in altitude and ambient temperature. Those may sound like trivial details, but they can be the difference between landing your shot on the green or in a hazard.

Buy Now on Bushnell: $600

Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RX Golf Balls

The majority of the players on tour may be teeing up Titleist balls, but Bridgestone’s lineup can go drive for drive and wedge shot for wedge shot with golf’s leading ball manufacturer. The fact that the winningest player of our generation trusts Bridgestone speaks volumes of the brand’s top-of-the-line tour balls. In fact, rumor has it that Tiger’s balls have always been made by Bridgestone—they were just stamped with a Swoosh during the years when Nike was still making golf equipment.

Buy Now on Golf Galaxy: $50

Radmor Five-O Knit Pants 

Golf pants and shorts are all basically the same, right? Not necessarily. The Five-O Knit pants from Radmor are distinctive for their soft blend of cotton and elastane, which feel just like your favorite pair of sweatpants. The difference, of course, is that these articles sport the cut and fit of a classic pair of golf pants. It’s the best of both worlds—ultimate comfort with a timeless aesthetic that stays true to traditional golf styling.

Buy Now on Radmor: $128

Seamus Irish National Tartan Golf Head Covers

Nothing adds a bit of personality to a golf bag quite like specialized head covers, and Seamus Golf in Oregon produces some of the best. Their flagship handmade head covers are crafted from wool sourced from local mills throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as the United Kingdom, and they’re available in a number of classic (and avant-garde) motifs, including Scottish and Irish tartans.

Buy Now on Seamus: $75

PXG 0311 Gen5 Driver

PXG 0311 Gen5 Driver

When PXG burst onto the scene several years ago, the revolutionary equipment brand shook up the golf equipment space. The Arizona company’s irons immediately captured everyone’s attention, but PXG’s woods—specifically its driver—couldn’t quite live up to the expectations that the brand’s irons had established. All of that has changed with PXG’s Gen 5 Driver, a club that features a carbon-fiber crown and a high-strength titanium alloy face that’s engineered with variable thickness. That not only reduces mass but also promotes faster ball speeds.

Buy Now on Amazon: $299

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Wedges

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Wedges

Based on its advertising campaigns, TaylorMade might have you believe that it only specializes in drivers and fairway woods—long-hitting ones at that. But the brand’s most recent lineup of Milled Grind 3 Wedges are world class. Available in six lofts (from 50 degrees up to 60 degrees) and in seven different degrees of bounce, these wedges not only provide great distance on full shots, they also offer exceptional feel and spin for every conceivable shot around the green.

Buy Now on TaylorMade: $180

Club Fitting with Club Champion

Club Fitting with Club Champion

There is a plethora of great performing irons on the market these days and like every golf club category, what works well for one player may not fit another golfer’s swing. For that reason, it’s imperative that golfers are custom fit for their clubs. It’s the only way to assure that they’ll play their best possible golf. With more than 100 locations in the US and Canada, Club Champion is a leader in the industry. The company’s fitters have access to all of the latest models from every major club manufacturer, not to mention specialized shafts from 17 of the world’s best brands. Iron fittings cost $175, though a full-bag fitting is only $400.

Buy Now on Club Champion: From $175

Makefield V-S Putter

Makefield V S Putter

With an aesthetic that resembles a stealth jet, the V-S Putter from Makefield, a start-up golf company outside of Philadelphia, is noteworthy less for its look from a stylish perspective but more from a performance standpoint. Designed around three fuselage that hold cylindrical weights of various mass (one out near the toe, one at the center of the clubface and one near the heel), the putter provides considerable forgiveness. The location of those weighted sections also allows the putter to transfer energy to the ball at its equator, which promotes a truer roll from the moment of impact.

Buy Now on Makefield: $400

Honma Beres Aizu Ladies Golf Clubs

For golfers who value beauty as much as performance, Honma’s Beres Aizu lineup delivers equally on both fronts. The fairway woods and hybrids feature thin, flexible faces; low center-of-gravity weight distribution; and a thin crown design to assist in faster swing speeds, higher-launching shot trajectories and draw-biased forgiveness. The irons, meanwhile, feature similar technology for strong carry distances and high-launching shots. All of the clubs are accented with red and gold accents that depict traditional Aizu paintings, which are intertwined with Japanese heritage dating back to the late 16th century.

Buy Now on Honma: $5,000

Kjus Gemini Jacket

Avid golfers aren’t deterred by winter. If courses are open, the most enthusiastic players will gladly traverse the fairways—but they’ll need the right gear to do so comfortably. That’s where the Gemini jacket from Kjus comes in. Founded by Olympic and World Champion alpine skier Lasse Kjus, the brand’s golf apparel features the same advanced, synthetic material, treated with a water-repellent finish, that keeps skiers warm on the trails. In addition, this lightweight and streamlined jacket is reversible. When the dark-colored side is worn out, the garment absorbs ambient heat, pulling it closer to the golfer’s body.

Buy Now on Kjus: $549

G-Tech 3.0 Hand Pouches

While it’s important to keep your body warm on the course during a winter round, it’s even more crucial that your hands stay warm. If you’ve ever thinly hit an iron shot in the cold—especially with frigid hands—you know that the tingling sensation that overtakes your fingers can last a long time. Fortunately, G-Tech’s heated pouches render those experiences a thing of the past. With an outer shell made from a water-resistant material, these pouches are lined with a down-alternative, polyfill material, but the real heating power is generated from a rod-shaped device—essentially a cylindrical heating pad—powered by a lithium polymer battery. When the device is turned on, golfers grip the rod inside the pouch, which quickly transfers heat to the skin.

Buy Now on GTech: $175

Ray-Ban Gold Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator

Sure, the majority of sunglasses worn on the golf course are sporty or athletic in nature, but who ever said style with an edge was out of place on the fairways and greens? If that mantra rings true for the avid golfer on your list, consider picking them up a pair of Ray-Ban’s new aviators—shades that bring a fresh makeover to that classic style, circa 1937. Offered in a range of color combinations, the reborn sunglasses are equipped with Chromance crystal lenses and feature engraved frames and a double bridge. Now, in your quest to swing like McIlroy, you’ll look like Maverick, which we think is pretty cool.

Buy Now on Ray-Ban: $248

Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood

The newest lineup of fairway woods from Titleist, the TSR metalwoods, all feature improved center of gravity (CG) design, where the CG is positioned lower and face centered. This promotes more forgiveness, fast ball speeds and high-launching shots. The three models in this lineup are also designed for specific players and specific uses. The TSR2, for example, is your do-it-all fairway wood with adjustable swing weight and a fixed CG location. The TSR3, by contrast, features a 5-position adjustable CG system and is engineered to produce low-spinning shots. And then there’s the TSR2+, a fairway wood inspired by requests made by Titleist’s tour players. It features a larger profile with a taller face, and is intended to offer more length and accuracy, especially when played off the tee.

Buy Now on Titleist: $349

Royal Albartross Richmond Golf Shoe

When Royal Albartross debuted more than a decade ago, the London-based footwear brand did so with a collection of classic brogues. Although eye-catching—thanks to their bold-patterned fabrics and distinct colorways—the shoes were remarkably heavy. Today, the brand has embraced the athleisure movement. Case in point: Its Richmond shoe is one that transitions seamlessly from the fairway to a night out on the town. Inspired by the aesthetic of classic European driving moccasins, this hybrid style is crafted in Portugal from high-quality Italian leather.

Buy Now on Albatross: $240

Indi Golf ATK C-Grind Club

If you’ve ever watched the pros on TV and wished you could hit a pitch shot that spun back toward the hole, or yearned to splash a ball out of a greenside bunker and watch it take one hop and stop, you’re not alone. The engineers at Indi Golf recognize the disparity between elite tour players and the average amateur, which is why their ATK C-Grind can be made with non-conforming box groves, which impart maximum spin. This means the clubs are illegal for tournament play. But they’re a godsend for mid- to high-handicappers who never plan on playing championship golf and are simply looking to hit better shots during their weekend rounds.

Buy Now on Indi Golf: $170

Ecco Golf Biom G5 Women’s Golf Shoe

Women golfers haven’t had it easy over the years, especially in regards to footwear. If a woman’s golf shoe wasn’t drowned in pinks and purples it was accented with tassels or other frills that were overtly feminine. Ecco has found just the right balance with its Biom G5 Women’s Golf Shoe ($270), which feature the BOA Fit System, GORE-TEX waterproof protection, and the brand’s Natural Motion technology, which promotes a foot’s natural movement during the swing while still offering support and stability. The colorways are discreetly geared toward women—including a special edition created by LPGA champion Lydia Ko, which features hibiscus flower and silver fern motifs (a nod to her native South Korea and New Zealand, the country where she grew up)—and they bring just the right amount of femininity to the course.

Buy Now on Ecco: $270

PXG 0317 ST Blades

When PXG debuted in 2015, the brand largely focused on creating game-improvement irons that didn’t look like game-improvement clubs. More recently, the brand unveiled a new series of bladed irons that are triple forged from soft carbon steel and then CNC milled to precise specifications.The 0317 ST blades are crafted for exceptional players who are looking for compact club heads with a sleek aesthetic and minimal offset—characteristics that allow them to shape shots with confidence and creativity.

Buy Now on PXG: $199

LagShot Golf Swing Trainer

The LagShot Golf swing trainer not only helps golfers find a balanced tempo for their swings, it does so while actually hitting golf balls. That’s a key factor, since a golfer’s practice swing is often different from attempting to hit a shot. This also means that golfers can evaluate the actual shots that they hit with the LagShot trainer.

Buy Now on LagShot: $299

The Breaking Ball Putting Mat

Putting at home on a training mat has always been limited to practicing straight-line speed and accuracy—until now. Piers Ward and Andy Proudman—the PGA coaches behind Me and My Golf—have recently created a line of training aids, the most notable of which is the Breaking Ball putting mat, which utilizes three weighted golf balls that replicate slight-, medium-, and heavy-breaking putts. Although the training aid may not replicate the way a green’s side-slope impacts the overall speed of a putt (it’s still a flat mat, after all), it does succeed in conditioning golfers to be more comfortable hitting putts that break to the right or the left. The balls also successfully replicate the way a breaking putt curves harder as it loses speed.

Buy Now on Amazon: $170

GolfForever Training Aid

Fitness and golf are more strongly intertwined today than ever before. At every level of the game, golfers have learned that strength, agility and flexibility are key attributes to playing their best possible golf. Professionals may have dedicated coaches and performance centers to train, but amateurs who are looking to strengthen their cores, improve their balance and quicken their swings can do so with the GolfForever swing trainer. Comprised of an asymmetrical bar, weighted ball attachments and a 15-pound latex training cord, the device can be used in a number of ways to build strength and speed. And it comes with a free month-long trial of guided workout videos.

Buy Now on GolfForever: $200

Stix Golf Clubs

When you’re first learning to play, buying clubs that are sold as a complete set is an efficient way to check the equipment box without investing too much. Once you’re hooked, however, you’ll likely find that your abilities quickly outgrow those introductory clubs. Up until recently, your only recourse in that scenario was to upgrade your bag piece by piece—which not only gets expensive, but can also be intimidating for a novice player. Fortunately, Stix offers another solution with 14-club sets that are suitable for the vast majority of amateur players. Most golfers will find that each club in the bag performs admirably; however, players with fast swing speeds may find the driver difficult to control, even when it’s equipped with a stiff shaft.

Buy Now on Stix: $849

Bushnell Wingman

If the avid golfer on your shopping list takes a casual approach to the game and enjoys playing a round while a soundtrack of his or her favorite tunes plays continuously in the background, then the Bushnell Golf Wingman is a can’t-miss gift. The Wingman is a GPS-aided, distance-measuring device that doubles as a portable Bluetooth speaker. Through app connectivity, it can play your tunes and also audibly provides accurate distances to the front, middle and backs of greens at more than 36,000 courses. A rechargeable lithium ion battery powers the Wingman for up to 10 hours, not to mention other devices through the device’s built-in USB port.

Buy Now on Bushnell: $100

FootJoy Premiere Series Golf Shoes

Each model in FootJoy’s Premiere Series golf shoes boasts an aesthetic that is intended to reflect the past, yet each is designed to provide exceptional performance—utilizing contemporary materials and technology—that meets the standards of today’s discerning golfer. Constructed of supple leathers and ultra-lightweight synthetic materials, each Premiere Series model features a VersaTrax outsole, which is defined by an anti-channeling tread pattern that firmly grips the terrain, no matter a golfer’s stance. Most notably, the Packard and Tarlow models can be customized for $250, allowing customers to choose base colors and materials, and then personalize the saddle and accent areas of the shoe by selecting from 75 different patterned and textured materials.

Buy Now on FootJoy: From $200

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