If you are just starting out, buying a high end set of golf clubs may not necessarily be the way to go. Apart from forking out a substantial amount of cash, you’ll probably be buying a set that far surpasses your skill level. You’d be better of investing in a set designed specifically for beginners that will allow you to naturally improve and develop your game.
The best beginner golf clubs will be a complete set consisting of a driver, three wood and five wood (or hybrids), the basic range of irons (3-9, PW), a putter and a bag. You’ll usually also get head covers for the driver and the woods and the bag will have a carry strap and kick-out stand. Let’s take a look at a selection shall we?
The Best Beginner Golf Clubs – 5 Picks
This 14-piece set from Wilson Golf includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, irons, PW, putter, bag and head covers. The set is designed for all swing strengths and the graphite shaft driver and fairway wood offer a high launch to for better accuracy. As a beginner you will get very good distance out of this set.
Some buyers feel that the quality of the grips and bag are not quite up to par, but this is only when compared to high end clubs from the big manufacturers.
The bag also has a comfortable carry strap and loads of pockets for all you bits and pieces. For less than $150 (on Amazon), this is a great starter set that won’t break your budget.
Callaway is of course one of the top brands and manufactures of golf equipment and their beginner 12-piece set definitely is no light weight either. The driver is maximum sized (460cc) with a big sweet spot that will help you launch your ball off the tee like a pro. The fairway wood will give you lots of loft and distance and the 5-hybrid is a great replacement for the more difficult long irons beginners often struggle with. The 6 iron to PW are made from stainless steel and the putter has a progressive mallet shape to improve accuracy.
There are a few cases of the driver head denting when you badly duff a shot, but so far the manufacturer has been more than obliging to replace the set should this happen.
It’s a set you can certainly improve your game with and build on over time as you learn what suits you best. If you are starting out, and want to use a top brand name, then this may be the best beginner golf club set for you!
This is a complete 16-piece set with bag and head covers. It features a titanium-enhanced 10.5 degree driver with graphite shaft, a 15 degree fairway 3 wood also with graphite shaft, a 21 degree 3 hybrid, stainless steel irons (4-9), a PW and pre mallet putter. The bag has a dual strap with an integrated kick stand.
Whether you are just starting out or getting back into the game after a long absence, this Pinemeadow set should be the perfect fit. They are a little higher priced than other sets on this list, but they are exceptionally forgiving and will have you keeping up with more experienced golfers in no time. After the Callaway Strata set, these may be the best beginner golf clubs on the market for the price you pay.
This complete set from Knight comes with a 460cc driver, cavity-backed oversized irons, high visibility alignment lines on the putter for accuracy, matching head covers for the woods and hybrids and a 6 way graphite safe top.
The bag has a large pocket for golf balls, a garment pocket and enough other pockets for all your accessories. It has an umbrella holder and a comfortable carry strap.
This is a very good looking set of clubs and they perform excellently as a beginner set. At the price of just $150, they are great value for money and a strong contender for best beginner golf clubs.
This standard +1 length set from Linksman is best suited for taller men (6’1” to 6’7”). It has 17 pieces including steel shafted uni-flex irons & putter and oversized irons and woods for maximum forgiveness. The bag has a dual strap and a kick stand.
This is a great beginner set for a taller guy. Especially at this price as most other standard +1 sets are much more expensive. You’ll notice a difference in the amount you have to bend over and your game will benefit almost immediately.
That’s our selection for the best beginner golf clubs and there is something to suit every budget and every beginner. Remember it’s almost always better to underspend than overspend when you are starting out. You’ll be much more satisfied when you build up your set with the perfect clubs as you start finding your groove.