Best Golf Gifts: Our 9 favorite ideas for the tech-obsessed golfer
Golfers love their accessories, and in an ever-growing world of wearable technology and smart products—from rangefinders to GPS watches—there's a lot to choose from. Some prefer distance-measuring products with a clean display, others focus on gear with durable construction, and there are those who crave endless analytics and tour-level precision. These gift ideas cover all levels of golfers and cater to every need.
One tip to remember: Be sure to pay attention to any charging or battery needs when you're buying electronics this holiday season. There's nothing worse than opening a gift you're excited to use, but you realize you don't have the batteries needed to power it up.
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This on-course accessory is built for the multi-tasking techy golfer. It’s a 2-in-1 speaker and golf GPS that can be mounted to a cart or clipped to a bag. A pocket-sized remote allows you to request an audible reading for distance from a few yards away. And the device has a battery life of 10 hours, plus a built-in USB port—to charge other devices that might not stay charged as long.
A newcomer in the golf bag world, MNML Golf’s thoughtful design includes features built for the modern golfer. The bag contains a thermal pocket built to keep six cans hot or cold, and an additional pocket designed to hold your phone while filming your swing. It's built with a standard four-way divider.
It has been awhile since we had a proper golf video game, and so the release of the PGA Tour 2K21 game created some good buzz this year. This is the perfect gift for golfers with a video-game consule, with winter keeping many off the course. Gamers can challenge their friends or take on the pros on virtual versions of top courses such as TPC Sawgrass and East Lake Golf Club.
This techy facemask allows you to take phone calls or listen to music while staying protected. The lightweight mask comes with a wireless Bluetooth headset for clear audio and a built-in microphone to avoid any muffled conversations. Add this to the list of things you didn’t know you needed but now can’t live without.
Steph Curry teamed up with a techy brand, Palm, on a golf bundle that will make a great gift for busy golfers this holiday season. Palm Golf is a device that can be used as a standalone smartphone or as a minimalist companion to their current phone. The credit-card-sized screen gives access to all the functionality of the user’s smartphone in a portable and water-resistant package. It’ll run golf and workout apps from the Android or Google Play stores, play music and capture photos, so you can stay connected away from your bulky smartphone. The unique gift bundle also comes with a limited-edition Steph Curry hat, a sleeve of golf balls, eight cases of Oxiigen Water bottles and a keychain battery.
Whether you're shopping for a lifelong runner or someone just trying to get some cardio in during golf’s offseason, these smart insoles pair with Apple or Garmin smartwatches to provide guidance, feedback and support through runs. The insoles have 32 sensors to collect data from the foot and fit into any running shoe, while the connected app provides real-time alerts to help you keep your pace or optimize training to fit any fitness goals.
For golfers who missed out on taking trips this season, this suitcase-inspired phone case might give you a taste of the travel bug in the form of a phone case. The ultra-durable case is shock- and scratch-resistant and available in three stylish colors—matte black, silver or blue.
Even the tech-challenged can capture great content with this compact action camera. Gimbal stabilization helps capture smooth photos and video by automatically adjusting the camera to your movements. It also plugs right into your phone for advanced photography, editing and capturing options—so you don't miss a moment on your next golf trip.
Great for adding a little more excitement to the home-gym setup, the BlazePod kit provides physical and cognitive training in an innovative way. The LED pods connect to an app and light up as cues for a variety of competitions and tests that will get you moving. Think of it as similar to the arcade game “Wack-a-mole,” but optimized for your unique fitness goals.