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The Ultimate 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Golfers

Published on 11/17/2023 · 10 min readFind the perfect present for the golf aficionados in your life with our ultimate 2023 holiday gift guide, stacked with the best gear for every budget!
Brendon Elliott, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Brendon Elliott

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As a serial procrastinator myself, I can tell you that the sooner you can get to your gift list, the less stress you will be under. Don’t know where to start? I’ve got you covered. With 27 years of experience in the golf business, it’s my job to stay up to speed on all the latest products in the marketplace. That puts me in a pretty good position to help you make some thoughtful gift choices for the golf aficionado in your life.

Whether you're seeking a token of appreciation for a weekend enthusiast or a grand gesture for a serious golfer, our guide ensures that you'll find a gift that's on par with their passion. The options are broken down into five price ranges — from an accessible $50 to the more lavish $2,500 — so you can find the right fit for your budget too! This is the ultimate guide for ensuring a merry season on the greens. If you find yourself in unfamiliar golf term territory, you can check out our Guide to Golf Lingo for help!

Golf Gift Ideas $50 and Under

1. TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls — $44.99

Those who have read my past reviews know full well that I am a massive fan, supporter, and staff professional with Srixon and Cleveland Golf. However, if I were ever to play another ball besides a Srixon, it would be the TaylorMade TP5. TaylorMade is known for its quality products and eye for detail, making these golf balls a much-appreciated gift this holiday season!

  • Why I’m a Fan: These golf balls are fantastic around the greens without giving up distance off the tee. They may be some of the best golf balls for short game and wedge play on the market.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • Golfers of any skill level looking to improve their play around the green and get their shots to check up much quicker
    • Players looking for that exceptional greenside feel without losing distance

Golf hats are always a considerate gift for any golfer— a hat will help keep vision clear and sweat at bay, among other benefits. In addition to their style, it’s also about finding a hat that is a good fit. These Titleist hats are just that — stylish and a perfect fit.

  • Why I’m a Fan: Although I am a Srixon and Cleveland fan, these Titleist hats caught my eye. The lightweight design allows for airflow, and the hats are UV-treated for sun protection of 50+ UPF. This hat is durable, lightweight, and fashionable.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • A golfer looking for a durable, lightweight hat that looks snappy
    • A fan of Titleist Golf

Golf Gift Ideas $150 and Under

1. Puma Men's Ignite Articulate Golf Shoes — $119.99

Golfers spend much time on their feet through the course of a game, making shoes that are both cozy and protective a necessity. As long as you know the right size, style preference, and color to choose, you can never go wrong with gifting a pair of fresh shoes — especially if it’s a pair of these extremely comfortable Puma golf shoes.

  • Why I’m a Fan: I own these shoes myself, in both black and white. They are comfortable and fashionable, and their solid color scheme complements many outfits. They also offer superior traction on the course.
  • Tee Them Up as a Gift For:
    • A fashion-forward golfer looking for shoes that work well both on the course and in the clubhouse
    • An energetic golfer who likes to walk while they play will love the IGNITE foam cushioning that these stylish shoes offer. They — and their feet — will thank you!

2. Bushnell Golf 2023 Wingman Mini GPS — $99.99

For the golfers who classify themselves as “gadget geeks,” there is no golf gadget more useful than a good speaker. When you combine that speaker with a GPS device and Rangefinder, you have a product that any GGG (Golf Gadget Geek) would love!

  • Why I’m a Fan: It’s rare to find a speaker with quality sound and GPS capabilities all wrapped up in an easy-to-carry smaller size and easy-to-take smaller price tag.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • A tech-savvy golfer who can truly appreciate the unit's many high-tech features
    • The social golfer who can take advantage of the smartphone integration for playing music or podcasts with clear sound

Golf Gift Ideas $500 and Under

1. Garmin Approach S62 GPS Watch — $499.99

Even in a highly competitive golf GPS market, this Garmin watch sets itself apart. It is clear to read, boasts a strong battery life of 20 hours, and has 41,000 preloaded golf courses on it. It calculates wind conditions and accounts for elevation changes to help you adjust for any given distance. This particular model also offers up health stats such as heart rate and blood oxygen saturation level.

  • Why I’m a Fan: Wearable GPS technology is very hot and is a highly desired gift this time of year. Garmin has long been a go-to for reliable GPS technology, even before it came into the golf market.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • A golfer who wants to be more precise with their on-course play
    • A fitness-minded golfer who likes the idea of tracking health data
    • A deserving golf coach

Even if, like me, your golfer is a fan of other brands, this TaylorMade driver would still be a worthy gift! The TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver is a game-changing club that offers fantastic speed off the face and exceptional forgiveness. It features a 60X Carbon Twist Face, which optimizes energy transfer for faster ball speeds.

  • Why I’m a Fan: If I weren't a Srixon guy, this would be the driver I would have in my bag. Its speed and light weight make it one of the best drivers for all ability levels out there. Whoever you get this for will be very happy indeed!
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • Golfers looking to hit more fairways and gain more distance off the tee
    • Yourself … maybe? If you can get away with it!

3. Callaway Women's Paradym Driver — $499.99

The Callaway Women's Paradym driver is a standout among women’s drivers. It promotes a high launch and high MOI, ideal for female players of all skill levels searching for forgiveness and adjustability. Its AI-designed Jailbreak system and new lighter weight lend stability for faster ball speed.

  • Why I’m a Fan: This driver is perfect for any female golfer who is looking to hit the ball further and straighter off the tee...even on miss-hits.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • Any female golfer looking to hit the fairway more often and gain more distance off the tee
    • Ladies who want to launch the ball higher off the tee

Golf Gift Ideas $1,000 and Under

1. TaylorMade Stealth Irons — $771.42

The TaylorMade Stealth irons are built for golfers with moderate swing speeds or higher handicaps looking for a forgiving iron that will also help them achieve more distance. With this set now on sale on Curated, at a savings of 18% off the normal retail price, this is another really good bargain!

  • Why I’m a Fan: There are many suitable iron sets on the market for newer, higher-handicap or slower-swinging golfers. This set, especially considering the cost savings, is high on my list. These irons have a sleek look and feel for a game improvement set.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • A higher-handicap golfer who struggles with distance and needs some more forgiveness when they hit off-center shots
    • A new golfer who could benefit from all the technology that is packed in and do so at a good price that won't break the bank

The included features in the Rapsodo MLM2PRO™ + Premium Membership

The included features in the Rapsodo MLM2PRO™ + Premium Membership

Nowadays, many solid options exist for launch monitors, including many that won't ask you to spend $10,000+ on them. The Rapsodo MLM2PRO’s high-speed impact vision camera captures the moment of impact as well as the initial ball flight at 240 frames per second. The shot-vision camera shoots down-the-line, slow-motion videos complete with shot-tracer technology. Many golfers who have the MLM2PRO pair their phone to it so they can capture additional video, such as a face-on angle.

  • Why I’m a Fan: What makes the Rapsodo MLM2PRO special is that it has two cameras built in for superior tracking and video … and all under $700, which is just unbelievable. This is a worthy product at an incredible price! Also, the Rapsodo MLM2PRO is portable and lightweight and offers a ton of awesome features.
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • A golfer looking to get serious with their practice sessions and learn from powerful data such as spin rate and launch angle
    • Any golfer looking to practice indoors when the weather is bad and outdoors when it's nice, all with the same launch monitor!

Golf Gift Ideas $2,500 and Under

1. MGI Zip Navigator Golf Cart — $1,595.00

Make no mistake about it: The health benefits of golf are unquestionable, but so is the perspective you get by playing via walking. Add a caddy to your trip around the course, and it’s even better. Finding a caddy, however, is not always so easy, and that is where the MGI Zip Navigator comes in handy.

  • Why I’m a Fan: For many years, I was the golf professional at one of the United States’ best walking courses, the Winter Park Golf Course, and I have seen many, many different types of push/pull carts. The MGI Zip Navigator is definitely an upgrade on your standard walking golf cart. Here are a few of the key features that make this a desirable golf cart:
    • 36-hole battery life
    • Two powerful twin 230-watt calibrated motors
    • Full-directional remote control
    • Automatic downhill speed control mode
  • Tee It Up as a Gift For:
    • A friend or family member who wants (or needs!) to play more walking rounds

And if your golfer needs help choosing a golf bag to go along with their new cart, check out these highly recommended options.

Finally, in our highest-cost category is an absolute steal at its now discounted price. XXIO Golf is part of the Srixon and Cleveland Golf family and produces some of the game's best premium clubs. The craftsmanship of XXIO equipment is unparalleled.

What you get in the set:

  1. XXIO cart bag with plenty of pockets
  2. XXIO 12 driver
  3. XXIO 12’s 3, 5, and 7 fairway woods
  4. XXIO 5 hybrid
  5. XXIO 12 irons, 6 pitching wedge (PW)
  6. It is important to note that there are no wedges other than the PW and no putter.
  • Why I’m a Fan: XXIO equipment is in a class of clubs all their own. For any golfer on your holiday shopping list who struggles with distance in their game because of having a slower swing speed, these clubs are the best of the best. In fact, that is the calling card of XXIO: They are premium lightweight clubs built for golfers with swing speeds that are lower than the average player. What makes this an incredible find this holiday season is its price of only $2,499.99 on Curated, a savings of $500 off the normal retail price.
  • Tee it Up as a Gift For:
    • A special golfer in your life with a slower swing speed, such as a senior golfer, lady golfer, or those who play with any physical alignment that may slow them down

Wrapping This Present Up

Photo by Thaninee Chuensomchit

My hope is that this short list of gift suggestions will help you as you shop for all the golfers on your holiday gift-giving list. As always, for more information and assistance on anything golf-related, please contact me or any of our Curated Golf Experts.

Happy holidays!


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