The 8 Best Golf Subscription Boxes of 2020

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Swinger Box

"Swinger Box stands out for delivering a broad range of golf-related items rather than focusing exclusively on apparel or balls."

Best for Apparel: Short Par 4

"Short Par 4 bills itself as your "Personal Style Caddie," with items chosen from outfits hand-selected by PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler."

Best for Balls: On Par Golf Balls

"This box cuts retail prices dramatically by delivering premium golf balls such as Titleist Pro V1X in mint used condition."

Best for Game Improvement: Mullybox

"Particularly well-suited to a beginner or intermediate golfer, Mullybox devotes itself to game improvement."

Best Premium: Birdie Bundle

"Much of Birdie Bundle’s superior quality can be attributed to the fact that the brand has one of the most detailed quizzes on this list."

Best Budget: My Golf Ball Club

"My Golf Ball Club offers a great box for those who prioritize keeping costs to a minimum over wearing the latest branded apparel."

Most Flexible: My Golf Locker

"Boxes are shipped free of charge, and you can exchange anything you don’t like or return it for a full refund."

Most Fun: Swing Society

"Swing Society says it targets 'weekend warriors who are all about fun on the fairways.'"

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Best Overall: Swinger Box

Swinger Box

Swinger Box stands out from other golf-focused boxes for delivering a broad range of golf-related items rather than focusing exclusively on apparel or balls.

There are two subscription boxes to choose from. The Gear Box costs around $65 per month and includes golf apparel and casual outerwear in addition to course accessories, golf balls, and tees when golf is in season. For this box, you can also stipulate whether your preferred style is Classic, Modern, or Bold, ensuring that the apparel you receive is likely to be something that suits you.

The Essentials Box costs about $40 per month and includes 12 golf balls, 30 tees, and a leather glove.

For both boxes, you will complete a quick survey so that the contents can be tailored to your size and golf game. Subscription boxes ship for the first time within 24 to 48 hours of purchase and then auto-renew on the 15th of every month. If an item doesn’t fit or if you’re unhappy with it for any reason, the company promises to replace it with an item of equal value—no questions asked.

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Best for Apparel: Short Par 4

Short Par 4

 Short Par 4

Short Par 4 bills itself as your "Personal Style Caddie," with items chosen from outfits hand-selected by PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler. The subscription box will have you looking great on the fairway and receiving major discounts on the hottest and most reliable brands.

There are four memberships to choose from. For men, there’s the Fairway, the most affordable option at about $50 per month, and the Executive, which is packed with premium brands for around $100 per month. The women’s Magnolia membership costs $99 per month and is curated by LPGA Tour pro Lexi Thompson. Whatever option you choose, you'll be getting apparel like tops, glasses, hats, and gloves from brands such as Under Armor, Oakley, TravisMathew, and Puma, and balls and tees from brands like Callaway.

Men and women can also opt for a PGA of America subscription, which costs around $150 per month and ships every other month. It comes in a collectible, commemorative box and features apparel and accessories branded with the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup logos.

For every subscription, the ordering process begins with a quiz to determine your size and style. Shipping is around $6 within the continental U.S. and can be arranged for overseas customers at an additional cost. Members also receive discounts at the Short Par 4 online shop.

03 of 08

Best for Balls: On Par Golf Balls

Cratejoy

Cratejoy

Every golfer knows the pain of spending too much on golf balls, only to lose or damage them on the course soon after. One way to mitigate the expense is to sign up for a monthly subscription with On Par Golf Balls.

This box cuts retail prices dramatically by delivering premium golf balls that have been used once or twice but are still in mint used condition. This means that they will never be scuffed or refinished, and although they may bear corporate logos or previous player markings, their trajectory is perfect.

One of the many options is a box of 12 Titleist Pro V1X balls, a ball used by many top touring pros. Titleist values a pack of 12 new Pro V1X balls at $52, but you'll pay just $25 for a dozen mint used ones at On Par Golf Balls. Other brands offered at varying prices include Callaway, Nike, Taylor Made, Bridgestone, and more.

The subscription renews automatically, so by the time you’ve worked your way through one month’s worth of balls, the next lot is already on its way. Boxes ship on the first of every month and take between two and three days to arrive.

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Best for Game Improvement: Mullybox

Mullybox

 Mullybox

Particularly well-suited to a beginner or intermediate golfer, Mullybox is different from generalized golf subscription boxes in that it devotes itself to game improvement. The aim is that after subscribing, you will hopefully notice your game getting a little better each month thanks to the training aids and coaching media included in every box. Boxes also typically include six golf balls, one pack of tees, and one to two accessories, which can be anything from a notebook to a foam roller.

Each box is themed to concentrate on a particular area of play. When you sign up to Mullybox, you will complete a short questionnaire that determines your typical score, your strengths on the course, and your glove and shirt sizes.

Mullybox is available for men and women. The subscription costs around $39 per month and boxes ship 24 to 48 business hours after your first order. You can double the number of balls in the box to a dozen for an extra fee.

Shipping is free in the U.S., while overseas customers will pay an additional cost.

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05 of 08

Best Premium: Birdie Bundle

Birdie Bundle

 Birdie Bundle

Birdie Bundle offers three subscription boxes: the Primary for around $50, Combo for about $72, and Premium Bundles for about $100. Each of them is available for either men or women. Boxes contain apparel items, up to two sleeves of golf balls, and as many as two gadgets or accessories. The apparel items, ranging from shirts to shoes, are made by the top brands and quality emerging brands, keeping your collection at the forefront of current trends.

Although the subscription options can seem pricey, Birdie Bundle guarantees that you will generally save between 40% and 70% off retail prices for each item.

Besides the price, much of Birdie Bundle’s superior quality can be attributed to the fact that the brand has one of the most detailed quizzes on this list, with 22 questions that determine everything from your size and preferred style to your least favorite apparel brand and clothing patterns. Once you order, your personal stylist will use your answers to compile your items and ship the box within seven to 10 business days.

Best of all, you’ll often receive exclusive logo merchandise from top resorts and golf destinations.

06 of 08

Best Budget: My Golf Ball Club

Cratejoy

 Cratejoy

My Golf Ball Club offers a great box for those who prioritize keeping costs to a minimum over wearing the latest branded apparel, but would still like to experience the thrill of having new golf items delivered to their door each month.

Available for only around $20 per month via subscription box website Cratejoy, each box contains six name brand golf balls, 12 tees, and a book. The latter could be anything from an instructional manual to a biography of your favorite sports hero. Each box also includes a surprise, with examples of past gifts ranging from flasks to headphones.

Once you place your order, your first box is shipped within 48 hours. Subscriptions renew automatically and are shipped during the third week of every month. My Golf Ball Club ships worldwide from the United States, with shipping costs varying depending on the destination.

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Most Flexible: My Golf Locker

GolfLocker

 GolfLocker

My Golf Locker offers the last word in flexibility, since, in addition to your style, size, and favorite brands, the initial personalization survey allows you to specify how often you want to receive your subscription. Options include every other month, quarterly, for certain months only, and on request. You can even put your subscription on hold at any time if you’re snowed in over the winter, injured, or for any other reason.

Once you have completed the detailed survey, the My Golf Locker Team will hand-pick items based on your responses, the season, and your location. Expect to receive apparel and accessories rather than golf balls and tees.

The survey also lets you determine your desired budget, although this is not a budget service. The cheapest price bracket is from $100 to $150 per month, which gets you one to three items. The most expensive brackets cost $500 to $1,000 for eight to 12 items, or you can spend $1,000+ for an unlimited number of items.

Boxes are shipped free of charge, and you can exchange anything you don’t like or return it for a full refund. Perhaps best of all, members can preview future shipments online, and add items from the company’s online shop to a Locker wish list.

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Most Fun: Swing Society

Swing Society Golf Box

 Swing Society Golf Box

For a more humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach to golf subscription boxes, consider signing up with Swing Society. Aimed at “weekend warriors who are all about fun on the fairways,” previous boxes have included solo cup-shaped tees, slogan shirts, comedy socks, or golf-themed beer koozies alongside quality branded apparel. Each delivery contains three to four items, including two accessories and two premium products, with one being an accessory and the other a higher-value product (think hats, shirts, and polos).

In total, contents are valued at between $60 to $120, meaning that with a subscription fee of just about $35 per month, you're getting some significant discounts.

Getting started is simple, as you just need to fill out a very basic questionnaire with your clothing sizes and then enter your shipping address. Swing Society offers international shipping for an additional fee, while U.S. shipping is free. Subscriptions ship out on the 15th of every month and renew automatically, and all sales are considered final unless one of the items is defective.

How We Chose the Best Golf Subscription Boxes

Choosing the right golf subscription box can seem overwhelming when there are so many options on the market. To make the process simpler for you, we carefully researched the industry leaders in each of the categories listed above.

To do this, we read countless user reviews and looked at how they matched up alongside write-ups in respected golf magazines. We took the surveys for each subscription service and determined the value of each one by comparing the price with the contents of their previous boxes and those of their competitors.

We wanted to vary your options as well, with fun-themed boxes, boxes with apparel for women and men, boxes for new golfers, and the like, so that any golfer could get what they need from one of these boxes.

Golf is an expensive sport, so we wanted to make sure that just about everyone could afford these, which is why we chose boxes that offer steep discounts on items, or are just plain cheap. Still, most of the boxes have some flexibility with their pricing options, making choices easier for those who aren't looking to break the bank.

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