A round of golf with your best friends — with the cold beverage of your choosing in hand — is a foolproof recipe for enjoyment, even if you can’t break 100 on 18 holes. We’ve compiled a guide to this year’s best golf clubs, including complete sets that are course-ready with woods, irons, wedges, putters, and a bag, as well as iron-only sets for the golfer looking to mix and match their set. Every golfer says, “It’s the clubs’ fault” at least once a day, but now you can increase your chances at scoring well by swinging one of these top-rated golf club sets.
Callaway Strata 9-Club Men’s Complete Golf Club Set
Callaway offers this 9-club set (12 pieces when counting two head covers and the bag) as the perfect entry-level option for someone needing all the essentials in an affordable, ready-to-swing package from a respected brand.
Complete with a lightweight stand bag, this set includes a driver, a 3-wood, a 5-hybrid, six irons, a pitching wedge, and a putter. The driver has an oversized head and sweet spot, comparable to higher-priced clubs that the pros play with, and the 5-hybrid provides a great alternative to those pesky long irons.
Wilson Women’s Profile XD Complete Golf Club Set
Wilson offers beginner golf clubs for women at an affordable yet distance-yielding set that’s course-ready straight out of the box with this Profile XD 10-club complete set. A huge graphite-shafted driver head increases forgiveness for those who have yet to perfect their swing, the steel-shafted irons provide more stability at contact, two wedges are great for your short game, and a putter is included, too!
Titleist 718 AP3 Iron Set
Our colleagues at Men’s Heath say that these irons “have it all.” The 718 AP3 irons from Titleist give golfers plenty of extra distance and consistency all in a good looking package. Don’t believe us? See for yourself here! Priced at about $185 per club, they’re geared toward serious golfers who find the AP2 clubs as being too compact for their liking. The AP3 are much more forgiving, and although they are bigger, they don’t feel oversized.
Callaway Golf 2019 Apex Individual Iron
Callaway, a go-to club of 2018 Master’s Winner Patrick Reed, recently announced its updated Apex irons that are forged from 1025 carbon steel for a soft feel at impact. They still offer plenty of ball speed and forgiveness across the clubface, but also manage to give golfers more spin control and accuracy.
Tour Edge Golf- Bazooka 360 Complete Set
Value shoppers and weekend warriors will be pleasantly surprised with this 12-club complete set from Tour Edge. With a 460cc driver for big distance even on off-center tee shots and a forgiving 4-hybrid, this set delivers it all, in a lightweight, price-conscious package. Tour Edge gives everyone the chance to enjoy golf without having to pawn their Xbox to make rent.
Pinemeadow PRE Men’s 16-Piece Complete Golf Club Set
If you’re just getting started or are a fair-weather golfer who’s tired of renting clubs, this set will do the trick. It has everything you need for a successful round, including a titanium-enhanced driver, a 3-wood and 3-hybrid, six irons, a pitching wedge, and a putter. Carry it all in the included dual-strap bag with a kickstand, and you’re on your way to fun in the sun.