My dad was in two golf leagues when I was a girl. He often played Saturdays with friends and had golf business meetings on Friday afternoons. Now that he has retired, he runs a golf league in his neighbourhood. I spoke with him for his expert advice on the best gifts for golfers. You will find useful gifts, but also a selection of fun things to do, as well as things to spark their sense of humour.
1. Golf Breaks
Best golf presents in the UK
What do you get someone who likes to golf? A golf experience, of course. Can you think of a better gift for a golfer in the UK than an overnight trip which includes golf? Choose from several getaways and locations around the UK.
If they can’t go on holiday right now, give them a round of golf. Some experiences also include lunch.
Maybe they are new to the game, or could use a few pointers. Golf lessons will make a useful gift. Then they will think of you when they get that hole in one!
Personalised golf accessories UK
While some golfers may like specific brands of balls, everyone will enjoy the thought put into customised golf balls. You can either have a name or phrase printed on the balls, or even have them personalised by uploading a photo.
Monogrammed golf gloves will add some extra elegance to their game. Custom golf tee and marker sets are another great keepsake gift. Personalised gifts show that you care enough to go that extra step.
Golf gift ideas for him UK
Sure, they can get golf shirts at their local shop, but for a gift, you want to go above and beyond. Get them some designer golf shirts. They may cost a bit more, but that someone special is worth it.
Normally I don’t recommend buying shoes as a gift. However, if you are shopping for someone close to you, and you are sure of the fit, an extra pair of golf shoes will always come in handy. If they play often, one pair may get wet or muddy. This way, they will have a spare. You can also get some golf themed socks for humour.
4. Toilet Golf
Funny golf gifts for men UK
This is a hilarious gift for Father’s Day or a friend who loves golf. They can practice while in the lieu!
My dad told me about a joke golf ball that would weave back and forth. They got it as a gag gift for a friend. I also found these exploding golf balls that burst into a cloud of white smoke on impact.
Or get a book of golf jokes for the comedian in the group.
Ladies golf gifts UK
I love this creative selection of earrings. You can even choose earrings made from real golf balls or tees.
Maybe she would like some golf shirts. You can get some actual polo shirts for her to wear during a game, or choose from funny t-shirts with silly golf sayings.
You can also get her a copy of The Stylish Life of Golf, a coffee table book with illustrations of the best clubhouses and courses around the world.
Fun gifts for golfers UK
This whimsical gift comes with six shot glasses and a mini tabletop golf game. This will definitely be a conversation piece for the home. Best not take it to the office, you don’t want the boss to think they are drinking on the job!
Add a golf card game to family game night. The one with the lowest score wins! This makes a great stocking stuffer. Because of its size, it is portable and can be taken on trips.
Fore! is a game to play on the course. Cards are pulled at the beginning of each hole to pick teams and set rules for play. Other cards can be used to allow distractions during a swing, or make someone swing with their non-dominant arm. This is a three pack which includes the basic game, a betting version, and a drinking version. Obviously, this is meant for fun, not to be used during a serious game.
Personalised golf gifts UK
What do you buy for a golfer who has everything? You can get them custom golf head covers in almost anything you can imagine: crocheted animals, custom portraits of the player, even covers that are the spitting image of the family dog!
For another personalised golf gift, have a golf towel embroidered with a name, saying, or monogram. It is important to stay hydrated while on the course, have a water bottle customised with their name.
Unusual golf gifts UK
Looking for a luxury gift for a golfer in the UK? This is it. This golf cart decanter is a wooden replica of a golf cart. It comes with two whiskey glasses sporting a golf ball design on the bottom.
However, if you are looking for something a bit less pricey, you can opt for a golf ball shaped whiskey glass with golf ball whiskey stones. The whiskey stones won’t water down their drink the way real ice would.
Do they prefer beer? Get a pint glass with a golf ball sticking out of it.
Presents for golfers UK
This at home training game will have them playing famous courses from around the world in the comfort of their own home. They can also challenge their mates to games online. This is something beginners and more advanced players can both enjoy. This gift also gives in depth swing analysis. The app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
10. GPS Golf Watch
What do you buy a golfer in the UK
This watch already has golf courses from around the world programmed into it, providing distances and hazards. They can even use it to keep score.
For something a little less techy, my dad told me about this handy rangefinder. It is used to calculate the distance to the next hole so the golfer can figure out which club to use. It comes in a handy carrying bag with a hook.
My dad had a friend with limited mobility. He used a ball retriever to get his ball without having to bend down.
Every golfer can benefit from this essentials kit. It has a microfiber cloth and brush for cleaning clubs, plus handy gadgets for organising balls and tees.
Cheap golf gifts
These colourful balls with novelty sayings make a good gift for a league member or for a secret santa gift.
A UK golf courses scratch off map makes a great gift for the golfer who likes to try out new courses. It has 100 golf courses from around the UK ready to be scratched off as the golfer plays them.
This golf club pen comes in a box which makes a fun desk top game for school or work.
While not really cheap, these glowing golf balls are a cool gift for night play.
Good golf gifts UK
I know my father would go out early in the morning to play a round of golf. At times it was cold. This hand warmer can heat up their hands so they aren’t stiff while swinging.
For inclement weather an umbrella hat might seem a bit silly, but it keeps hands free and keeps the rain off. During warmer days a cooling towel can prevent them from getting overheated. It comes in an easy to carry bottle.
More golf gift ideas UK
For times when they don’t rent a golf cart, an electric trolley makes it easy to transport clubs across the green.