Buying golf clubs for girls doesn’t have to be as hard as you think it might be. When it comes to the results of the golf shots, there is a not a huge difference in quality between brands at all. The highest end brand is going to perform nearly the same as a lower budget brand.
Why is that? Most girls (same with boys!) don’t generate enough club head speed to make a large enough difference in the golf shots between different sets of golf clubs. For that reason, we need to focus primarily on what is important: how long they will last, the ideal height for the set of clubs, the overall appearance of the clubs, and your budget.
The four important things when buying a set of golf clubs for girls:
- How long they will last. This is actually a very important factor. For one, if you buy a super cheap set, the clubs might break very easily, as they are made with cheaper, lower quality materials. Secondly, you want a set that you will be able to pass down to someone else when your girl outgrows the set. I’ve found that popular brands (U.S. Kids & Wilson) will last much longer than off brands or lower end brands. This is because they have a reputation that they have to uphold within the golf industry. If they manufacture low quality sets, the word will get out and they will waste all of their marketing efforts.
- The ideal height for the set of clubs. When it comes to a girl learning to play golf, the first mistake would be to buy a set that is either far too long or short for them. When young girls learn to play with clubs that are not suited for them, they will develop bad habits from the start. Habits that will take a long time (and maybe money) to fix. Instead, make sure that the set of clubs that you buy them is perfectly suited for them. When I say “perfectly suited”, I really mean a length of clubs that will allow them to grow a bit (which they will) and still be able to swing the clubs comfortably. If you get clubs that are suited for their height now, then they might outgrow them in half a year. Therefore, I recommend getting a set that is meant for girls 1-2 inches taller than they are now. That way, they can use them for a long period of time. Most of these complete sets have multiple different length options, so make sure you make the right pick.
- The overall appearance. If you know your kid, you know that they won’t want to play with or use something if it is in a color that they don’t like. A bad way to get your child interested in this great game would be to buy a set of clubs and a bag that are yellow, when yellow is their least favorite color. You may think I am kidding, but I think we both know it is true deep down. So make sure they will like the overall appearance of the clubs and bag.
- Budget. Hey, I get it. If you don’t want to spend much money on clubs, then you don’t want to waste your time looking at clubs on the higher end of the market. This entire website is (primarily) focused on saving money on golf, so I’ll list the cheapest and best value options to save you some money as well. I won’t recommend crappy clubs, because that will be a waste of money. But I will recommend some great clubs for the money, which I highly recommend you look into. But, hey, if you want to buy the best of the best, I’ll help you out there as well.
So now we know the four important things to look for when purchasing girls’ golf clubs. Now (after some bonus tips) we can get into the best girl’s golf club sets that you can buy, depending on your budget. Like I mentioned above, most of these sets have multiple different size options based on a girl’s height. Pick an option suited for girls 1-2 inches taller than the girl you buying for. That will allow her to grow into the set and use it for multiple years. Then, when she outgrows it, you can pass it down to someone else, assuming that you bought a decent quality set.
Bonus tips before we get into the best clubs for girls:
- Let your girl carry her own clubs. I’ve taught junior golfers for many years now, and I see the majority of dads carrying their girl’s golf bags. The bags are not heavy in any way, so it doesn’t make sense to me why this always happens. In my opinion, girls that are playing golf should be carrying their own bag. The head pro and I were always impressed when a girl came into lessons with her bag all strapped up all by herself.
- Teach your daughter/granddaughter to clean her clubs. After a round or lesson, clubs need to be cleaned. It will teach them discipline and result in the clubs lasting as long as possible. It’s as simple as buying a cheap brush or just taking them home and cleaning them with some water and an old toothbrush.
- Let them have fun. Girls will never want to play golf again unless they have fun. Don’t be hard on them in any way. Congratulate them on any kind of progress or on any good shots (for them) that they hit. Encourage them in every way possible, and be patient if they are not learning as quickly as you’d like. Do it right, and it could pay off with a college scholarship down the road 🙂
The Cheapest Girls Golf Clubs That I’d Recommend: Golf Girl Set
Alright, let’s be upfront and honest here. I don’t normally like recommending cheap, pink, girly golf clubs like this Golf Girls Set. However, if your girl is a brand new golfer, this is a decent set for her. It is made much cheaper than other girl’s golf club sets, so just know that going in to it. It includes a driver, three irons, and a putter. So she will be able to do practically anything that she needs to when starting out.
If you want a set that you can pass down after your girl grows out of it, then this is not the set for you. This set will most likely break pretty easily, even with slow swing speeds. However, it will get the job done if you just want to introduce the game to your daughter/granddaughter in a fun way.
There is a set for ages 4-8 and a set for ages 8-12. If your child is a little taller than average for her age, consider going the longer route to make sure she doesn’t grow out of the clubs so soon.
For under $100, this is the cheapest set of clubs that I would recommend for girls that are brand new to golf.
The Best Value Golf Set for Girls: Wilson Profile Set
If you want the best value for your money, then this set of Wilson Profile Girl’s Set is perfect. Wilson is a great brand, especially when it comes to putting together complete sets of clubs for all types of golfers. Compared to the cheaper set above, this set includes a hybrid and a wedge, which is great if your girl wants the learn the game properly and eventually become a decent golfer.
This set is a little bit less expensive than the “best overall” set that I talk about below. However, I think that this set is the best bang for your buck. Wilson always produces high quality sets that last a long time. And then bring in the fact that this set is going to be used by young girls, and you can guarantee that it can be passed down to someone else later on if taken care of properly.
Most girls really like the color and design of these clubs, which is a huge plus. They are very popular at the golf academy where I teach kids.
Best Overall Girls Golf Clubs: U.S. Kids Golf Sets
If you want the cream of the crop, you’ve got to get a set of US Kids Golf Clubs for girls. They are by far the highest quality clubs that you can buy, and they don’t even cost as much as you might think. US Kids has an insanely good reputation in the golf industry, as they don’t take advantage of the monopoly that they have over kids golf.
US Kids has lots of different sized sets so that you can determine which is best for your child. Like I mentioned before, get a set that is one size bigger than is recommended for them. For example, if your kid is 49 inches tall, then I would recommend the 51″ set of clubs for her. This will greatly extend the period that they can use it. Considering the quality of these clubs, your child will definitely want to use them for as long as possible.
These are by far the most popular brand of clubs for girls that take golf somewhat seriously. They will perform better than any clubs, and they are made with the same materials and weighting as premium golf clubs on the market.
They don’t cost a whole lot more than the best value set, which is incredible considering how high quality these clubs are. All girls and their parents have absolutely loved US Kids golf clubs when they buy them. Of the 20-30 kids that use these sets, I can’t think of a single club breaking or not performing as it should in all of my years of teaching.
If you have any questions at all about which golf club set you should buy, please ask in the comments below!