Best Golf Clubs for Beginners

When you are new to golf finding the Best Golf Clubs for Beginners can seem confusing because of all the equipment needed to play the game of golf.

The best way to buy clubs for beginners is to ignore all of the confusing amounts of information on custom golf club fitting and get started with a decent golf club package that matches your height.

The only part of golf club fitting you need to worry about is getting the length of the irons correct. This can be done using a golf club fitting chart, which helps determine the exact length based on your height and wrist to floor measurement.

It would be recommended to get a full set of golf clubs because you will need all the clubs for distance gapping once your game improves.

There are a couple of choices when considering what might be some of the better golf clubs for beginners.

The first would be a starter package with everything a golfer needs. The second are some of the higher quality packages, which some of the big name brands produce.


Starters Package

If your budget is a bit of an issue, your best option is to go for one of the cheap golf club sets with all the clubs you need.

Most of these clubs are designed for beginners and have relatively large impact area, which means they are rather easy to hit.

The only problem with some of these discount golf clubs is they are not the most durable, and if you are a relatively strong person they are prone to damage particularly with the woods. There is a stack of options for you to choose from as a beginner and most will do the job.

So what is the best golf clubs for beginners?

Two of your better options would be these.

1.) Wilson Men’s Profile XLS Complete Package Golf Set

Wilson golf clubs are well made and This is a great set of golf clubs for a beginner. Wilson has been one of the more reliable sets of golf clubs for beginners. It includes all the golf clubs you need and is also available in a longer option if you are a taller player. Basically, if you are over 6 feet you might want to consider getting the longer golf clubs.

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2.) Callaway Golf Strata 12 Piece Set

Callaway Golf Clubs are another great option to get you started. This is a 12 piece golf set featuring all the clubs you need. The Strata range has also been a reliable option for beginners.

This set features an easy to hit 460cc driver and a forgiving user-friendly three wood, along with a hybrid club.

The irons and wedges are stainless steel which provides great durability and performance. The Callaway Strata Set also features a mallet style putter, which is great for lining up the ball and a fantastic visual aid for the golfer. The lightweight golf stand bag is durable and has room to include all your golf essentials.

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Higher Quality Package


A common misconception among golfers is that most of the big name brands only really accommodate experienced golfers.

Companies spend millions of dollars on Research and Design and also accommodate golfers of all abilities. The beauty of purchasing top-rated golf equipment is that it performs a lot better, and is made up of better materials which means the clubs will last longer. All top of the range golf manufacturers make good quality clubs for beginners designed to make the game a lot easier.

If you are starting out and would prefer to get some decent clubs there are many out there and they last a lot longer than some of the cheapest golf clubs.

Two of your better options would be these.

1.) Cobra Max Men’s Complete Set

This is a fantastic set of durable easy to use golf clubs. Cobra golf clubs have long been a great choice for beginners and better players. This is a golf set targeted at beginners. The beauty of this set is that it features three hybrid clubs, which have a lower centre of gravity, and a larger sweet spot which is perfect the golfer starting out.

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2.) Callaway Strata Tour Complete Set

A slight upgrade in quality and performance compared to the previous Strata Set. This one includes three extra clubs and is also more durable and forgiving. It also features a slightly larger bag and a few extra pockets.

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Don’t worry too much about being fitted for golf clubs if you are a beginner. If you are well over 6ft then you might want to consider getting a slightly longer set of golf clubs which are available.

If you have any questions or do require some guidance feel free to ask any relevant questions you like.

If you want to learn more, check out the post on How to Choose Golf Clubs.

13 thoughts on “Best Golf Clubs for Beginners

  1. Robert Junk

    Great article regarding starter club sets. I like the choices in the review. I personally prefer Cobra and have recommended them to newbies. I think they are more forgiving than most clubs and provide amazing distance. Of course that distance can carry you further to the left or to the right. None of the sets can guarantee success and quality shots, but Cobra is as good as you will find from a starter set.

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Robert

      I appreciate your comments.

      Yes a forgiving easy to hit set of golf clubs is always the best way to start for a beginner. Some of the Cobra options are very decent. You are right, no golf club will ever guarantee a good shot because it is entirely up to the individual. Comapnaies have however, spent lots of money on research and design to make golf clubs as forgiving as possible which helps with consistency.



  2. Jay

    hey I really like the options you’ve laid out, I’ve golf from time to time but never anything to serious and I’ve always considered getting a set of golf clubs at an exchange or just anywhere really.

    Is there much difference between older clubs and newer ones?

    Also I understand how the woods and irons works but no one has ever explained to me what a hybrid club is or why people use them.

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Jay

      Yes, more research has been done with newer clubs as opposed to the older ones. Golf clubs have changed significantly in the last 10 to 20 years in regards to technology.

      A hybrid club is something in between a long iron and a fairway wood. They would normally replace a 2,3 or 4 iron, and feature a lower centre of gravity and a much larger sweet spot than a long iron. They are also easier to use and you will get more distance out of a hybrid golf club as opposed to a long iron. Most of the beginners game improvement sets will feature at least one or two hybrid clubs.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Jen

    This is a definitely a page for me to bookmark. I’ve been wanting to learn more about golf for quite some time, plus one of my friends has been trying to get me to go golfing with her forever! These are great tips and recommendations for any beginner like me. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Geoff

    Thanks for this! I have rented clubs up til now. It’s good to get a short list of recommendations for full sets of clubs.
    Just wondering, do the Wilson and Cobra sets you mention both come with bags like the other two?

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hybrid club. I’ll have to check that out.

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Geoff

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Yes, getting your own set of golf clubs works out a lot cheaper as opposed to renting them.

      Both the Wilson and Cobra sets do come with bags as they are package sets.

      A lot of golf sets will come with at least one hybrid club these days. They are a lot easier to hit than a long iron and will help with a little more distance.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.



  5. Corrieb

    Great post on starter sets. I definitely can feel the difference now between my starter set which were just a cheap set of Brosnan’s compared to my Callaway’s now. In saying that I don’t think having my Callaway’s when i began would have lowered my score at all.

    For the real beginner looking at a set of clubs would you suggest a stiffer shaft selection when picking their first set? or would this depend on their individual swing?

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Corrie

      I appreciate your comments.

      It would mainly depend on their individual swing. Starting out with a regular mid torque set of golf clubs is normally the best way to go for beginners. It takes a bit of time to develop the correct technique to achieve maximum clubhead speed for the individual. In Saying that though some guys are naturally stronger so the Callaway Strata Tour Set does come in a stiffer option.

      Happy golfing mate.


  6. MIck

    Very good web page on buying beginner golf clubs. As an avid golfer, I agree with everything you mention on the buying of beginner sets. A lot of people believe you should start with an expensive set of clubs. I don’t. The better clubs should be for the more advanced player. After a beginner has been playing awhile and is no longer a novice would I recommend moving up to a more expensive set. I think a player would be better served to be playing a set on par with their skill level. Golf clubs are expensive and so is the game itself. Beginners need to keep that in mind and not be pressured into buying more expensive clubs until they are ready for them. Good job

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Mick

      I appreciate your comments.

      Yes, beginners need not spend too much on golf clubs, but if they have the money then why not. A lot of the better golf manufacturers spend a lot of money on research and design. Lots of the golf clubs created these days are forgiving and targeted at specific golfers in terms of ability. 

      A package set as mentioned in the post will certainly do the job though.



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