The days of spending a fortune purchasing a complete set of golf clubs are long gone. However, what we are about to show is that not only can you get something for less than $300, but you can get top-quality names that can perform better than you ever thought possible.
Now, we know that chances are you are a beginner golfer who is looking at just being a bit more serious about their game, so the sets we are about to mention are going to be quite forgiving while also helping to add a bit more control over your shots. Our hope is that they can then make a serious difference to your overall game.
The first complete set we need to mention has to be the Callaway Strata Plus. Now, the very fact you can get a complete set of Callaway clubs for this kind of price is impressive as you do know you are buying quality clubs that will last for some time. However, we must stress that you need to go back to at least the 2018 model to get the set for under this price tag.
But now to the clubs, and first of all, the driver comes with a graphite shaft and it’s going to push your yardage that bit further than before thanks to how light it is. Also, as Callaway has targeted the beginner player with this range, it does mean it comes with larger sweet spots and is pretty forgiving as well.
The only downside with this set is the lack of sand wedge, but it’s easy to pick up one from elsewhere if you really want to add this to your set. In fact, the pitching wedge that is included in the Strata set is a really good alternative offering you enough of a loft angle to get that ball up in the air while also offering a great deal of control.
Overall, we love this set. Each club is pretty fantastic in its own right while the technology contained within the clubs does allow you to focus on other aspects knowing the clubs are taking care of you as much as they possibly can. However, as we said before, look for at least the 2018 version and not something closer to the present day. If you do that, then you won’t get it for below the $300 mark.
2) Wilson Ultra
Wilson is another name that has been around for some time, and they have been closely linked to producing quality complete sets of clubs at low prices. The Wilson Ultra complete set is going to come in under that $300 mark, and once you get your hands on them it will become clear as to why this has been one of the most popular complete sets for years.
As like the Strata, you don’t get a sand wedge but that’s not as big an issue as you may have thought. If you felt you really needed one in your bag, then Wilson does do sand wedges for under $50 is you look hard enough.
But why is this set so good? Well, what this set does is it offers you a strong foundation to build on with your game. The wood and hybrid has a low profile, and they are going to help to get that ball up into the air rather than you skimming it along the fairway. The irons that are in the set have a cavity back, and that’s going to be matched by the perimeter weight distribution which means you have irons that are seriously forgiving.
Overall, this set is pretty much perfect for the beginner. They feel well-balanced, help you get the ball off the ground, and have a fantastic sweet spot that will stop you stressing about needing to strike the ball square on with the face.
3) Best Value Option: Wilson Profile XLS (If You Can Find It)
As if having these sets for less than $300 isn’t already a bargain, how about we push things that little bit further by offering you another option that represents even better value?
For that, we are going to suggest the Wilson Men’s Profile XLS from 2015. Now, don’t allow that year to put you off as these clubs only cost barely above $300 when first released, so getting a used set a number of years later is going to bring that price down by a huge amount.
So, why do we think that they represent real value for money? Well, you get a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, irons through 5 to 9, sand wedge, and a putter, so everything you need. These are high-quality clubs that add in a huge amount of forgiveness for those off-center hits, and that is something you really need when paying under $300 for a set.
The driver is huge and comes with a 460cc head while the size of the sweet spot makes it the perfect driver for beginners. Also, the fairway wood has a higher loft angle than most, so it does help with getting it up off the ground, and if that’s not enough then the lower weight distribution also gives you even more of a helping hand.
Overall, we feel that this XLS set could pretty much be one of the best introductory sets for people who are merely trying to get to grips with the game of golf. They give you enough of a helping hand without doing all of the work for you allowing you to learn more about the game as you go along. Also, for under $300, they are well worth the money.
Getting a quality set of clubs for under $300 is actually a whole lot easier than you think, and we don’t mean only a brand name that nobody in the world has heard of. But how much emphasis do you place on brand names? Let us know your thoughts about that as well as the sets we have mentioned in the comments below.