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The 10 best Christmas golf gifts for the golfer in your life

Golf Care, 30th November 2023

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Although the shorter, gloomy days and frosty greens can often put paid to a golfer’s normal routine until the spring, winter is a great time to work on your golf game—so what better time to treat someone you love to a golf-related gift?!

The list of things you can buy for a golfer is endless—be it clothing, practice equipment, or even just a good golf book—and Christmas is the perfect excuse (not that you need one).

Got a keen golfer in your life? You’ve come to the right place. Check out these 10 great Christmas golf gifts and give them something to remember this year.

 

The best Christmas golf gifts

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Table of contents

1. Golf lessons
2. A trip to a top golf course
3. A golf book
4. Golf balls
5. Putt returner
6. Mid-layer fleece
7. Golf gloves or hand warmers
8. Golf magazine subscription
9. Golf GPS watch
10. Golf insurance

 

1. Golf lessons

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It doesn’t matter how good or experienced a golfer might be; everyone can benefit from a bit of fine-tuning during the off-season. That’s why lessons are a great Christmas golf gift.

You can book golf lessons by either contacting a local club directly to see whether they offer them or going via a third party, such as Virgin Experience Days. Here, you can book an hour-long session with a PGA pro, with a choice of more than 150 UK courses.

The sessions are tailored to the golfer’s particular skillset, and players can get a discount on a second session, too, (if booked on the same day as the first) should they wish to continue further.

 

2. A trip to a top golf course

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A voucher for a round at a top course is another great Christmas golf gift.

Whether it’s the ‘Home of Golf’ AKA St Andrews or any other course from the Top 100, there are many iconic golf venues in the UK and Ireland, and while some of them might be rather expensive to book a round at, it’s an experience no golfer will ever forget.

 

3. A golf book

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Be it a book of tips and game instructions, a more in-depth look at golf psychology, a golfer’s autobiography, an A-Z of famous courses, or a more light-hearted look at some funny golf gaffes, there’s certainly no shortage of golf books out there—and books make a great Christmas gift.

A good golf book can keep the mind active even when the body might not be as physically active out there on the course. And what could be better than keeping your head in the game ready for spring?

Some of our favourite golf books include:

  • The Golfer’s Mind – Dr Bob Rotella
  • Golf My Way – Jack Nicklaus
  • Golf is Not a Game of Perfect – Dr Bob Rotella
  • Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Related: The top 10 golf books ever written

 

4. Golf balls

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Golfers can never have too many balls, especially if they practice their game regularly, so they’re another great Christmas gift idea.

A box of fresh golf balls makes an ideal stocking filler and will get golfers dreaming of getting back out there when the weather turns. You can’t go too far wrong!

 

5. Putt returner

Putt returners are a nifty bit of kit that allow golfers to practice easily at home.

Most putt returners are battery-powered, and there are plenty of them on the market—but they all do the same thing and are often reasonably priced, too. Putt returners fire the ball straight back to you so long as your stroke is on target.

If you choose a putt returner as a Christmas golf gift, there’s absolutely no excuse for your golfing chum’s putting game to be rusty come the new year!

 

6. Mid-layer fleece

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Everyone likes new clothes at Christmas, right? Golfers are no different. Temperatures can plummet on golf courses at this time of year, so a fleece is arguably one of the best golf Christmas gifts you can give. Not only do they keep you warm, but they look the part, too.

Related: Best golf mid layers 2023

 

7. Golf gloves or hand warmers

christmas golf gifts

Staying with the theme of keeping warm on a wintry course, golf gloves or hand warmers also make a brilliant Christmas golf gift, partly because golfers rarely buy things like this for themselves!

A good pair of golf gloves can make all the difference when the temperature drops outside. You can even get fleece-lined ones for extra toastiness—they’ll definitely thank you for buying them a pair.

 

8. Golf magazine subscription

If you’re not playing or watching golf, reading about it is the next best thing—right?

A subscription to a quality golf magazine such as Today’s Golfer, Bunkered, National Club Golfer, or Golf Monthly makes a great Christmas golf gift, and there are various subscription packages available depending on which magazine you decide to go for.

Subscriptions can vary from just a handful of copies right up to a full annual plan, so there are plenty of options to consider.

 

9. Golf GPS watch

For golfers, wearing a GPS watch while playing is almost like having a personal caddie. GPS watches take much of the guesswork off your plate when playing golf, giving you accurate yardage information that allows you to hit shots confidently.

Although on the more expensive end of the Christmas golf gifts spectrum (some of the highest-spec watches can cost thousands of pounds), GPS watches are well worth thinking about, as you can also get them much cheaper. In fact, some models cost between £100 and £200—so don’t be put off.

Shop around and see what deals might be available across different retailers, as there’s no doubt a GPS watch would make a great Christmas golf gift.

Related: The 9 best golf GPS watches

 

10. Specialist golf insurance

Last but by no means least, why not give the gift of peace of mind on the golf course? Golf equipment can be expensive, so it pays to protect it.

Specialist golf insurance with Golf Care can cover golf equipment up to the total value of £7,500, and you can also get up to £10m worth of Public Liability cover, so you can spend less time worrying about things going wrong and more time enjoying yourself out on the course.

Plus, you’ll also get a few extra golf gifts thrown in when you take out a policy. Click on the banner below to find out more.

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