Dang, I’ve written lots of articles on the best golf gifts in the past. I’ve always stuck to a budget of $50, $25, $20, and $10 though! We’ve really got some money to work with here. There are tons of great options for golf related items under $100. I’ve got so many ideas flowing through my mind that I better get them all out before I forget them.
Here are some of the things you should take into consideration before buying a gift for a golfer:
- How good are they? A gift for a newer golfer is sometimes going to be completely different than for a serious golfer. A new golfer will need a lot of basic equipment, but they don’t necessarily need or expect top of the line stuff. They don’t need an expensive club, because they might soon realize that they don’t like golf as much as they thought they did. A serious golfer is going to want more premium golf equipment and items. They will probably want Titleist Pro V1x golf balls, as opposed to cheaper golf balls that don’t perform as well.
- What do they need? If your gift recipient needs a golf bag, you can get them one under this budget. If they need a new driver, you can find a great value driver under $100. I’d suggest you ask them or ask someone else what exactly the golfers needs or has been asking for. That way, you can really fill a void in their golf equipment that they desperately want but might not want to buy themselves.
- What is the reason for the gift? Golf gifts should be one of three things: useful, necessary, or entertaining. There are some stupid golf products out there that really serve no purpose. Here are some examples of good golf gifts: a scorecard holder (useful), a new golf wedge (necessary), or a gift card to TopGolf (entertaining).
Below are the best golf related gifts that you can buy for under $100. Disclosure: I do get a small percentage of everything that you buy. I really appreciate you reading my articles, and I hope that I can help yourfind the perfect gift for your golf addict.
Best Gift for Serious Golfers: Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls
You can never go wrong with golf balls as a gift. For $100, you can actually afford to buy two dozen Titleist Pro V1x golf balls. These are the most popular golf balls among serious, competitive golfers. If you are buying for someone that takes golf very seriously, they will absolutely love these as a gift… no doubt about it!
I would not encourage you to buy these balls if you are buying for a new-ish golfer, though. These balls are the most expensive ones that you can buy. If you are going to give them to a beginner, they will definitely love them, but it would not be worth it in my opinion, because they would lose them pretty quickly.
These golf balls are the perfect mix between distance, feel, spin, and consistency. It’s the most trusted golf ball on the PGA Tour by a long shot. That should tell you everything that you need to know. If you want to go the extra mile, you can get these Titleist Pro V1x balls personalized for your golfer. One of my (more generous) friends did that for me, and it was probably the best golf gift that I have ever received. Click here if you are interested in other personalized golf gifts!
Best Gift for Newer Golfers: Titleist Velocity Golf Balls
If you are shopping around for a newer golfer, then Titleist Velocity golf balls are the perfect fit for them. Odds are, they want to hit the ball further. Everyone loves the Titleist brand, though, so this is the best mix between brand, results, and price tag.
The Velocity golf ball is meant to fly far.. that’s all! It’s not a super high quality golf ball when it comes to feel and spin. However, most high handicap golfers won’t be able to tell the difference, and it won’t impact their game in the slightest.
New golfers are typically focused on hitting the golf ball as long as possible anyway, so they will absolutely love this ball. Your wallet will like this pick as well, because it is about half as expensive as the Pro V1x listed above. If you want to stick to your $100 budget, you could get around 3-4 dozen of these golf balls if you wanted.
Analytical Golfer Gift: Game Golf Live Tracking
Tracking a round of golf after it’s over can be very beneficial. You can learn how far you are hitting your shots. You can learn where you are making mistakes. And you will have a lot of fun just reliving your round. For an analytical mind, this is the absolute best gift. It will give you lots of feedback and data to use if you want.
I’ve written a pretty in-depth article about the Game Golf Tracking System, so feel free to open the link and read it if you want.
Just know that it is the best value tracking system, it works super well, and nearly all golfers who have it wish that they had bought it sooner.
Safest Gift: Brand New Nike Polo Shirt
Everyone needs a few more golf shirts. I wear the same 4-5 golf shirts every time I play. I would love to add a couple new ones to my wardrobe, as I’m sure others would as well.
It’s hard to go wrong with a Nike golf polo, as they are soft, breathable, and stylish. My personal favorite is the Nike Victory Striped polo golf shirts, but choose whatever you think your golfer would like the most.
With a budget of $100, I’d consider buying a couple polos in different colors. I would say just basic advice would be to get a blue one and a white one, as those go with nearly all pants/belt combos. Check out my other articles on golf fashion and etiquette if this interests you.
Best Gift for Addicts: Putting Green for Their Home
Don’t discount the amount of fun that someone can have with a putting green in their house. The Grassroots putting green has probably been the best $50 that I have ever spent in my life to be honest with you. Here is a larger guide to picking the best putting green/mat for a house.
My friends and I use mine way more than I ever would have imagined. We have competitions. We practice our putting strokes. We put a few dollars on the line. We become better putters. So many benefits, I could go on forever.
If you are buying a gift for an addict, this is the one to get. They will spend hours practicing their putting. Unlike most putting greens, this one has three separate, real holes. So a golfer can go to different targets each time, and the ball will actually fall into a hole if it goes in. Most other putting greens are only one cup, and not all of them have an actual hole in the mat like this one does.
Warning: if you are buying this gift for your son/husband, they might become very unattached to your family. They will be so mesmerized with their putting green that they will miss family dinners and completely forget about priorities such as school and work. I’m speaking from experience here, trust me 🙂
Greatest Golf Club Gift: Brand New Cleveland Wedge
Golf wedges are something that people need to replace more often than they actually do. After a hundred rounds or so and lots of practice on the range, grooves are simply worn down and need to be replaced with new wedges. However, hardly anyone does it, because they hate spending the money.
With $100 to spend, this is the best option if you want to buy them a golf club. Cleveland wedges are the best on the market (with Titleist Vokey close behind). I would ask your golfer what loft wedges they need (example: 50,52,54,56,58,60) or ask someone else to check their bag and tell you if you want to surprise them. If you want to save some money, buy the RTX 588 2.0 wedge. If you want the latest and greatest wedge, you’ll need to get a RTX-3 wedge.
Golf Bag Under $100: TaylorMade 5.0 Stand Bag
Everyone needs a golf bag. If your gift recipient currently doesn’t have one, or if they have a crappy no name golf bag that looks old and heavy, you should get them a new, name brand, lightweight golf bag.
I would recommend the TaylorMade 2017 5.0 Stand bag. It is super lightweight, will hold everything they will need, and it comes in lots of different colors. Better yet, it will come in right around your budget.
Here is a more in depth description of the TaylorMade golf bag if you are interested.
Necessary Equipment Gift: Set of Three Callaway Leather Golf Gloves
Golf gloves are an absolute necessity for the majority of golfers. They allow you to hold on to the club easier, and they keep you from getting blisters on your hands too. The best golf gloves are made by FootJoy. However, this three pack of golf gloves by Callaway is the perfect gift option. You could even get 2-3 packs and stay under budget if you wanted.
Callaway Leather golf gloves are about as high quality as you can get. They are the same as the higher end gloves that cost upwards of $25 each. They are sometimes sold at Costco for a pretty low price, so check that out if you have one near you (and if you are a member). If you are interested in getting another necessary golf accessory, see my article on the best golf accessories that every golfer will eventually need.
The “I Wear Tennis Shoes to Golf” Gift: Brand New Adidas Golf Shoes
Golf shoes are another great gift item. If you know that your gift recipient doesn’t own a pair or is wearing a worn out, dirty pair, golf shoes are a great option for them. Adidas golf shoes is my personal favorite brand. They offer high quality, attractive golf shoes at a steep discount compared to FootJoy and other brands. They have tons of different designs too.
Some of their pairs cost around $50, but Adidas has many pairs in the $80-$100 range that look very professional and more expensive than they really are. My favorite model under $100 would be the Adipower S Boost golf shoes. They are a great mix between tennis shoes and golf shoes. They are super comfortable and attractive in my opinion.
The “Golf Gadget” Gift: GolfBuddy Voice GPS
When it comes to golf gadgets, the GolfBuddy Voice GPS is probably your best pick under $100. I’ve written a very in depth explanation of GolfBuddy Voice GPS here if you want to read it. Otherwise, I’ll give you a quick run down:
- it will tell you the distance from where the golfer is standing to the center of the green (main benefit)
- it offers a lot of different settings (no voice, volume changes, front/back of green)
- it is very easy to use and setup
- the battery life is much longer than other GPS, as it doesn’t require much battery to use each round
- it can clip to belts, hats, etc.
- it’s the most popular and one of the highest rated GPS systems in golf
- it’s under $100