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The 15 Best Golf Gifts That Every Player Will Love

As if they need another excuse to spend more time on the course.

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Summer is almost in full swing and golf courses are getting greener, so golfers everywhere are getting ready to dust off the old bag and head for the hills. If you're trying to find the right gift for the golfer in your life — whether that be your spouse, parent, friend, or coworker — our guide to the best golf gifts can help you find that hole-in-one present.

Whether they're a lifelong linksman or just learning the difference between a wood and a hybrid, these 15 outstanding golf gifts will inspire anyone to treat themselves to a few extra rounds each year.

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For the Stats-Obsessed
Garmin Approach S10 GPS Golf Watch
Garmin amazon.com

They can buckle up this watch for access to yardage details on over 41,000 courses around the world. This GPS watch provides the distance to the front, back, and middle of the green, as well as to doglegs, bunkers, and hazards. 

This watch allows them to track their score and other stats, which they can then upload to the Garmin Golf app to compete in weekly leaderboards and tournaments.

More: The Best Golf Club Sets That Will Shave Strokes Off Anyone's Game

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For the Whiskey Lover
Golf Whiskey Glasses (Set of 2)
Prestige Decanters amazon.com

Name a better way to finish a round of golf than sipping some whiskey — on the rocks or neat. These 10-ounce glasses feature a heavy bottom, a wide mouth that can fit a large ice cube, and a dimpled design that resembles a golf ball.

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For the Stylish and Sporty
Devereux St. Lucia Golf Polo
Devereux Threads dvrxthreads.com

We love everything about Devereux Threads — a high-quality golf apparel brand — and we think anyone who receives their clothing as a gift will, too.

The St. Lucia polo is a breathable, quick-drying polyester shirt that’s ideal for all warm-weather activities, including golf, vacation sightseeing, and rooftop happy hours. The full-coverage palm print is an eye-catcher without being overpowering, which just increases this polo’s versatility.

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For the One Who's Always Prepared
Golf Ball Holder
SnakeBelly amazon.com
$19.99 (20% off)

No more digging in your bag for an extra golf ball when you plunk one in the water. This pro-style holder has a quick-draw release for easy ball selection from either top or bottom. 

It hangs perfectly off the side of your bag and holds a whole sleeve (three balls) so you don't have to dig around for extras. 

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The Ultimate Upgrade
Stix Golf Stand Bag
Stix Golf stix.golf

Stix is our favorite new company in the golf space with a “less is more” philosophy. They make golf clubs, bags, and accessories with simple styling, craftsmanship that parallels the big brands, and prices that drastically undercut everyone else.

This stand bag has an easy-carry double strap system, a wide stance that is tough to tip over, water-resistant canvas fabric, and large, protected, zippered pockets for your valuables. Support small(er) business with this no-frills approach to golf equipment. 

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For Perfecting the Put
SKLZ Accelerator Pro
SKLZ amazon.com
$52.26 (13% off)

As any golfer knows, your score is only as good as your putting. With this SKLZ Accelerator Pro, they’ll be able to fine-tune their putting stroke without interruption, thanks to the continuous ball return. This set is portable and ideal for use anywhere, from the office to the back deck. 

This premium putting mat replicates the same green conditions found on a real course and has a predictable roll pattern that won't leave them guessing. 

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The Fresh Kicks
FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoes
FootJoy footjoy.com

These shoes are an undeniably timeless gift that would instantly up any golfer's swag. 

Their construction is top-notch, including hand-selected, premium full-grain leather, a VersaTrax+ outsole that maximizes traction, and an OrthoLite EcoPlush Fit-Bed for supreme comfort. They also come in a women's style, too.

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The Happy-Hour Essential
Golf Ball Bottle Opener
VictorieLie amazon.com

A round at the clubhouse bar is pretty much implied after a day on the course. Be ready for the 19th hole with this golf ball bottle opener, or crack a few on the back 9 if your swing needs a bit of extra juice. 

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For the Organized One
Athletico Golf Trunk Organizer
Athletico amazon.com
$39.99 (33% off)

No more loose items sliding and rattling around in the trunk of the car. With this golf gear organizer, players can keep their necessities tidy in small compartments while en route from house to car to course and back. 

With see-through zippered sleeves, they’ll know exactly where everything is, so they’re much less likely to get to the first tee and ask you, “Can I borrow a tee?”

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For Honing Aim
Vortex Optics Impact Laser Rangefinder
Vortex amazon.com

Although Vortex's high-quality optics are typically geared toward hunters, we love using this multipurpose rangefinder on the golf course, too. Its waterproof and shockproof construction will hold strong and maintain accuracy up to 1,000 yards, even if it's dropped and soaked in rain. 

Gift it to the dual-sport outdoorsperson in your family to help them score lower on the links and put more wild game on the table.

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For the Undercover Golf Fanatic
Happypop Golf Crew Socks
Happypop amazon.com

Whether they're wearing these on the course or with a business suit to work, this golf gift spruces up any outfit. These Happypop crew socks have an average of 4.8 stars from nearly 200 Amazon reviews thanks to their comfort, quality, and fun style. 

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For Night Golfers
BattlePulse LED Glow Golf Balls (6-Pack)
BattlePulse amazon.com
$22.99 (23% off)

Buying for someone who carries a club around the house and will take practice swings with anything with a handle (i.e., broom, shovel, etc.)? Now they can practice in the backyard or at the putting green at all hours of the night without losing balls in the dark.

These balls feel and play like normal golf balls. But when struck, these LED balls light up and stay lit for 10 minutes, providing plenty of time to track them down. They feature a total runtime of up to 50 hours per ball, so your golfing buddy can perfect their craft without being restricted to daytime practice.

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For Chipping Practice
Callaway Golf Chip-Shot Chipping Net
Callaway amazon.com
$30.95 (23% off)

Hopefully they won’t take this the wrong way, but everyone can use practice on their chipping skills. They can use this net with foam practice balls in the house or with real balls in the backyard. 

It also makes for a fun yard game with family and friends instead of just playing “closest to the pin.”

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For Recording Each Round
Leather Bound Golf Log
Gift Tree gifttree.com

Gift this leather-bound golf log to the players in your life so they can keep their score history in one place. There are enough pages to record up to 48 rounds, but it's compact enough to carry in a back pocket. 

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For a Memorable Look Back
Golf's Greatest Moments
The New York Times nytimes.com

This book details historical moments in the history of golf, making the perfect addition to any golfer’s coffee table literature stack. It’s a brief collection from the Times’ archives that pays homage to golf’s greatest players and tournaments. 

It’s wrapped up in a customizable green leatherette cover, just like the green jacket that looks oh, so good on 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.

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