The 7 Best Golf Club SetsPublished on 07/14/2023 · 7 min readGet ready to up your golf game with our expert-curated list of the 7 best golf club sets. Find the perfect set to improve your swing and lower your handicap!
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Beginners and folks just getting back into the game could be daunted and even confused by the sheer amount of golf club choices out on the market these days. And you can’t blame them. With new innovations meant for different mixes of golfers and new brands coming out all the time, it’s difficult to know which equipment is right for you. Luckily, club manufacturers have come up with a complete golf club set solution. These “box sets” offer the basic equipment to get out on the range or the course as quickly as possible.
Choosing a box set reduces the confusion and frustration of buying a new set of clubs for those just starting out in the game. By getting one of these ready-made sets, you don’t have to worry about your set composition or the technology in your clubs. You don’t even need to worry about a golf bag or headcovers, as they also come with the set. Just open the box and go!
About Golf Club Sets
The clubs in package sets will generally have basic golf club technology, such as lightweight shafts and cavity back irons that employ perimeter weighting, which places more clubhead mass in the heel and toe of the clubhead and improves stability through the impact area. This will help you in terms of forgiveness or the ability to not have a good hit on the ball but still have relatively good ball flights and speeds.
Technology to aid you in performance can also be found on these sets as well, such as good amounts of offset in the irons and a massive sweet spot on the driver. A downside is that as you eventually improve your golf game, you may need to upgrade to clubs with more technology, performance, or durability. While this may be the case, at least you’ll know what you require for your next golf set.
Most, if not all, box sets from club companies these days are composed of a driver, 1-3 fairway woods, 1-2 hybrids, a partial set of irons, a couple of wedges, and a putter. These sets typically will not reach the 14-club limit. As a beginner-level golfer, you may not need the variety of options to hit your next shot. This also makes club selection easier as you simply don’t have to choose from a myriad of clubs to hit one shot.
The 7 Top Golf Club Sets
Let’s look at the best complete golf sets on the market today, offering the best combination of performance, affordability, and quality for the person just starting out on their golf journey.
Wilson has been making a bit of a comeback lately in the Original Equipment Manufacturer space, and this current year box set is their offering for beginners. This is a good set with few clubs for quite an affordable price.
The set includes an oversized 460cc driver; fairway wood (FW); hybrid (h); 6, 7, 8, and 9 irons (i); pitching wedge (PW); sand wedge (SW); and putter. The clubs are lightweight, and all come with graphite shafts. It also comes with headcovers and a stand bag. Being an established player in the golf club space, you can expect quality and performance for years to come.
New to the golf club world, Monroe comes out and offers a high-quality set of beginner clubs for a fair price. This 11-piece set is highly rated here on Curated and for good reason. This set stands out from the rest by providing lightweight steel shafts in the irons, enhancing ball flight and greater performance without sacrificing performance. It also comes with a forged sand wedge, almost unheard of for box sets. This enhances the feel and performance of shots with that club. These clubs consist of a driver, 3w, 4h, 5i-PW, SW, and putter, along with headcovers and a stand bag.
Stix has been one of the most highly rated direct-to-consumer brands as of late. They offer high-quality, easy-to-hit golf clubs that will last a while as your game improves. While they are relatively new, there is no compromise on looks, quality, or performance.
This club set comes in a variety of options, such as length, shaft stiffness, and even color. As such, you can also purchase the nine-club set if you are just starting out, or you could go with either the 11-club or 14-club option. Stix also provides a sleek look, a stylish stand bag, and headcovers to go along with each set. The nine-club set includes a driver, 5w, 4h, 5i, 7i, 9i, PW, SW, and a putter. The 11-club set adds on the 6i and 8i, and the full set adds the 3w, GW, and LW.
The Cobra Fly-XL is another solid choice for a new golf set. At Curated, this set is rated as one of the best golf club sets for beginners, and considering the clubs, it’s easy to see why. These clubs come with lightweight and easy-to-hit designs, such as perimeter weighting and large hitting zones, to help you get the most out of your swing while still honing your skills.
This box set includes a driver, 3w, 5w, 4h, 5h, 6i to PW, SW, and a classic Anser-style blade putter. Headcovers and a choice of cart bag or stand bag are also standard.
This complete set comes from one of the most pre-eminent names in the golf equipment world today: Callaway. Their commitment to equipment for all skill levels is evident with this box set, as these clubs have impressive technology.
That tech includes a high-speed R*MOTO face on its lightweight titanium driver, Hyper Face Channels on the fairway wood and hybrids, and easy-to-hit game improvement style irons, all in the name of aiding you in hitting your golf shots as far as possible. Also included are the iconic Odyssey #7 putter, a stand bag, headcovers, a driver, 3w, 4h, 5h, 6i to 9i, PW, AW, SW, and a putter.
TaylorMade has two options for their RBZ Speedlite line. The set comes standard with a cart bag, headcovers, and your choice of either an 11 or 13-piece golf club set. Much like the Callaway and the Stix, this set gives you every club you can get to start learning about different shots, your swing, and the game in general.
Technologies in this set include lightweight clubs throughout the bag to help you with faster, traditional designs with low CG (center of gravity) and perimeter weighting on the clubs to make them easy to hit, and a mallet putter to help with alignment and putting stroke. The full 13-piece set includes a driver, 3w, 5w, 4h, 5h, 6i-PW, SW, and putter. The 11-piece set nixes the 5w and 5h.
Tour Edge has done a great job providing the market with some of the best value-for-money clubs people can buy over the years. The Tour Edge Bazooka 470 complete golf set is their latest iteration of such an offering.
With its aerodynamic head shapes and lightweight clubs, this set is designed for distance at a more affordable price point than the Callaway or TaylorMade sets. Still, you do get every penny’s worth out of these clubs. Suppose this price point is indeed a bit too aggressive for you. In that case, the last-generation Tour Edge Bazooka 370 is a viable option.
This setup includes a driver, 3w, 5w, 4h, 5h, 6i-PW, SW, and a putter. There is also the option to have steel shafts on your irons and the standard graphite throughout.
Find the Right Golf Club Set for You
In summary, getting into this beautiful game is not as difficult as it seems. This list just highlights the myriad of options we have here at Curated to get you out onto the first tee as quickly as possible. Along with proper lessons and a bit of hard work, you can play and perform well at this crazy sport we’ve all fallen in love with.
When you are ready to take the plunge and purchase any of these sets on the list, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our fantastic Golf Experts, who would be more than happy to help steer you in the right direction. Happy golfing!