There are TONS of golf club sets on the market for women. And yes, I do mean tons of them.
Most of them are off branded clubs that simply suck. They break easily, they don’t hit the ball far, and they don’t perform well in general. Off brands like Aspire, Precision, TopFlite, Ram, Confidence, Palm Springs are not worth buying… ever!
If you are like me, you do a lot of research into the highest quality products that you buy. Golf clubs are no exception. There are high quality clubs (like the ones that we’ll talk about in this article), and there are low quality clubs (like the off brand sets that I discussed earlier).
The Three Brands to Stick With
If you want the best of the best in women’s golf club sets, you need to stick with the following brands: Cobra, TaylorMade, and Callaway. No exception. These three brands are tried and true. They offer incredible clubs at fair prices (considering the quality) and offer great customer service.
These sets that we’re going to talk about are on the upper end of the price range, and for good reason. However, consider this: these clubs will last you far longer. If you get 10 years of use out of these clubs, then you are better off spending 5x more than a set that costs you just $200 and only lasts 1 year. If a $1,000 set lasts you 10 years, you’d only be spending $100 on your golf clubs, if that helps put it into perspective.
Also, these sets hold their value 10x better than an offbrand set of women’s clubs. If you buy a set for $1,000, use it for 5 years, and then sell it for $500, you get half of your money back. If you spend $200 on a cheap set, you won’t be able to sell it for more than $20 or $30, because people don’t want cheap, used clubs.
So, these are some of the highest quality complete sets of golf clubs that we recommend for women, as long as you can afford them.
If you can afford the best of the best, check out the TaylorMade Kalea Ultralite complete set. TaylorMade’s Kalea, Callaway’s Solaire, and Cobra’s F-Max complete sets have been fighting for the #1 spot in women’s complete sets for the last few years. Pricewise, TaylorMade’s Kalea is the most expensive, but it’s also the highest quality set in our opinion.
Take the latest premium, game improvement TaylorMade clubs (their latest driver, woods, hybrid, irons, wedges, putter, etc), put them in the same bag, put the name “Kalea” on it, and that’s what this is. Super high quality across the aboard with no clear weaknesses.
On top of that, it’s a very appealing looking set of clubs. I’m a big fan of the color scheme, and most women would agree. The carry bag is a little oversized than I would have expected. As long as you are riding, you probably won’t mind. However, if you are a big walker when playing, then you may want to consider getting another set (or just buying a lighter weight carry bag separately). Most female golfers have a push cart anyway, so the few extra pounds probably won’t make a difference honestly.
The name of the game with the TaylorMade Kalea Ultralite women’s set is forgiveness and speed.
- Forgiveness: The clubs are oversized, with lots of perimeter weighting, and super low centers of gravity. This pair results in big sweet spots and higher launch at impact.
- Speed: The club heads and shafts are super light (hence the name Ultralite) to help you generate more club head speed. Also, the driver, woods, and hybrids have a speed pocket to increase ball speeds.
Now, you can go ahead and buy just the driver on its own, and that is a seriously good club to have in your arsenal, but why stop there? Instead, we recommend the complete set thanks to the difference it’s capable of making.
The main focus with this set is that they are seriously lightweight which is blended with a lower center of gravity that makes these clubs so forgiving. Also, they have changed the loft angle, so the ball is going to get up in the air quicker than before which means improved distance as well as everything else.
This set is also available in both left and right hand, so no need for you to miss out on anything. The only downside that we can see is that there’s no putter, but we are talking about sets that are forgiving, so you can easily pick up a putter from elsewhere.
Cobra has been making huge strides when it comes to high quality golf clubs for women. The Cobra F-Max Superlite women’s clubs are designed to be… you guessed it… super light! Less weight results in more speed, which results in more distance.
This set should also be called Superforgiving. Huge sweet spots, lots of offset, and tons of perimeter weighting all give you the extra forgiveness that beginner and intermediate women golfers need. After all, you will be missing the sweet spot just about EVERY SINGLE TIME, realistically.
As with the Kalea set mentioned above, you can also pick up the F-Max driver on its own, but we still recommend the complete set because the technology that makes the driver so good is going to also appear in the other clubs. In other words, we feel that with this Cobra set, you can let go with your swing knowing the clubs are more than capable of helping you out.
This particular set comes with an offset driver, woods, a hybrid, irons, wedge and putter, so everything is included. The extra offset on the clubs gives you higher chances of squaring up the club faces at impact, as opposed to leaving the club face open.
Callaway is a known name that you can undoubtedly trust when it comes to producing quality clubs, and the Solaire complete set is no different. Here, you get not only the driver, but a 3-wood, 2 different hybrids and a selection of irons and wedges. Oh, and they throw in a high quality putter and bag as well.
The Callaway Solaire complete set is basically just the top women’s game improvement golf clubs released from Callaway, all with the same branding & color scheme, thrown in a bag. Overall, a great mix of price, distance, and forgiveness.
What Callaway has done with this set is to make sure the weight is pushed backwards and to the perimeter. This results in higher launch, more forgiving, and larger sweet spots in general. It also prevents as much twisting of the club face as possible.
Although complete sets are typically meant for beginner golfers, the Callaway Solaire set can be gamed by intermediate and even low handicap golfers as well (though most low handicap golfers would prefer a set with better feel and distance control).
Staying with Callaway, we have the Strata Ultimate complete set, and this set is aimed more at the beginner golfer, so that alone should let you know that they are going to place forgiveness at the heart of the design. This time, you have a 16 piece set, so you can get out on the course immediately with every club that you could possible need. On the other hand, our “better value option” below has three less clubs (and two less head covers).
Strata is a great option for women golfers. The 16 piece set has more clubs than the standard 11-piece option, but the price is a good bit higher. Personally, if you are going to go with Strata, I’d recommend just getting the far less expensive 11-piece set to start out with.
Best Value Option: Callaway Strata (11-Piece) Ladies Set
The only problem with the different complete sets that we have mentioned above is that they can end up being quite costly to get the full set. Of course, when you are starting out, it’s pretty obvious that you don’t want to spend a fortune.
So, with that in mind, we recommend the Strata basic complete set, which is 11-pieces. This is the best option if you are on a tight budget but still want a high quality set of clubs for women.
You should be able to pick up the complete set for a fraction of the cost of those mentioned above, but this is still something that comes with impressive sized sweet spots on all clubs in the set. The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a sand wedge, but you can easily pick up one all on its own for very little money. Or, you can simply use your pitching wedge out of the sand. It doesn’t have as much “bounce” as a sand wedge, but most beginners wouldn’t notice anyway.
With this set, you are still looking at well balanced clubs that are lightweight and allow you to produce greater speed and power through your swing. Also, the hybrid clubs are easy to hit, and you will throw away some of your longer irons as a result.
Oh, and Strata is made by Callaway, one of the three brands that we strongly recommend. It’s their better-value set compared to the Solaire clubs. The Strata clubs are not quite as high quality as the Solaire clubs, but they are close.
While you are still working on accuracy in your game, it can be important for the clubs to help you when it comes to being quite forgiving. What we mean here is that the clubs will open up the size of their sweet spot to partly correct issues with your swing and when you have been unable to strike the ball in the heart of the face.
The good news is that there are complete sets out there that are capable of doing just that. From a driver, to woods, irons, and wedges, they can all make those subtle corrections and give you some added confidence in your swing and game leading to you pushing down your scores.
By focusing on buying a complete set that has being forgiving at the core of it, you can then relax into your game and work on improving other aspects. Any of the sets above are capable of doing that and a whole lot more, so we know your game will improve no matter which one you choose.
So, what do you think about buying complete sets? Are you a fan, or do you prefer effectively building your own set by getting individual clubs that are more to your individual preferences? Let us know below what you think, or if you have any personal experience with any of the sets that we have mentioned above.