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If you’re going to listen to music on the course, here are the best ways to do it

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January 26, 2022

Listening to music on the golf course is a bit of a controversial topic. Traditional golfers like to take in the natural soundtrack of the outdoors and may even consider music distracting to their play. However, listening to some light tunes on the course can be a great way to make your rounds more enjoyable, if it’s the right environment, and many golfers enjoy using wireless headphones to listen to their favorite songs while warming up, which is welcome at any driving range. Here are six of the best speakers and headphones that are great for the golf course.
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Although designed for runners, these Shokz open-ear headphones are a great option for golfers who like to listen to music when they play. The “situational awareness” design allows users to hear the noise of their surroundings while experiencing premium sound quality and bass — the ear bud doesn’t actually sit in your ear, but outside of it. The bluetooth headphones feature 10-hour battery life and the wrap-around head strap won’t budge when you’re swinging.


The JBL Clip 4 is the perfect portable speaker for golfers who are inclined to walk and listen to music during their rounds. It’s lightweight, attaches seamlessly to any golf bag, and boasts up to 10 hours of playtime despite its compact size.


These popular bluetooth Bose Sport Earbuds are a top choice for players who really want to tune out background noise and zone in on the range. The StayHear Max technology creates a seal around your ear canal, allowing for spectacular sound quality and increased focus during your practice routine.

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This unique bluetooth speaker splits into two halves, so foursomes can listen to the same playlist in two separate carts. It features 7 hours of battery life and a strong subwoofer that provides premium sound quality.

$250 $85

The Bushnell Wingman is the ultimate golf speaker: not only does this model provide high quality audio, it also delivers audible GPS distances when you pair it with the Bushnell Golf App. Plus, BITE magnetic technology allows you to easily attach the speaker to your golf cart.

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Apple’s AirPods Pro are great for any occasion, but they can work especially well for golf. The Pro model has two settings: Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode, which allows you to hear and interact with your surroundings. Plus, they’re sweat and water resistant and won’t fall out mid-swing.

$249 $179