Best Golf Ball Markers 2022

Why not mark your golf ball with some of our favourite ball markers?

Best Golf Ball Markers
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Best Golf Ball Markers

Some golfers are happy to do the job with whatever coin is sitting in their pocket, others like to have every box ticked, right down to the last detail. If you’re playing on tour you’ll likely have a ‘lucky ball marker’ and there’s no reason why the rest of us shouldn't add a nice little touch like one of these to our golf.

Even at club level, golf can be a frustrating game but having a quirky or novelty ball marker might put a smile on your face, or even help you nail those long putts. We've set out some of our favorite ball markers below, which features some that will put a smile on your face when putting, but also help you drain those long putts. Additionally, if you want more buying advice on other aspects of the game, we recommend checking out some of our most popular posts below - for example the best golf accessories (opens in new tab), best golf balls (opens in new tab) and the best golf bags (opens in new tab).

Best Golf Ball Markers

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Athletic Works Neon Ball Markers

Athletic Works Neon Ball Markers

It’s not a great look or feel when you’ve hit the green, marked her up and then spend a very awkward 30 seconds trying to find your ball marker on the green. These are a cheap, simple and highly visible way of getting the job done.

They come in a pack of 12 so when the odd one is lost to a dark recess of your bag you’ll have a few spare and won’t have to do the unthinkable and ask a playing partner to borrow one or stick a tee peg down to the annoyance of all concerned.

Team Effort Ball Markers

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Team Effort Ball Markers

Want to show your sports team or alma mater some support on the fairways? Why not do it with your ball marker? Team Effort is a brand that makes sports team related gear and you can get ball markers signifying NFL/NBA/MLB or even College sports teams logos on. Importantly in each set you also tend to get three or four designs as well, each unique from the others. 

J Linderberg ball marker

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J Lindeberg Golf Ball Marker

A premium offering from J Lindberg, this is a sleek and well-designed metal golf ball marker that features the famous JL trademark in its center. J Lindberg are well known for producing quality golf equipment and this offering is no different. Combine this with one of the best premium golf balls (opens in new tab) and you'll really look the part out on the course. 

Pinmei Clip Ball Markers

Pinmei Clip Ball Markers

These are a fun and bright offering and you can customize what you’d like on your marker if that’s what you’re after. Otherwise, there are plenty of options that are worth browsing and there are also a collection of national flags should you be feeling particularly patriotic. A popular collection will likely be the four-leaf clover to help us add a bit of luck on the greens. 

Callaway Triple Track Hat Clip and Ball Marker

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Callaway Triple Track Hat Clip and Ball Marker

Callaway's Triple Track golf balls have been a huge revelation to the putting market, helping players drain putts thanks to the red and blue alignment lines found on the ball. Many golfers have loved the subtle change, giving them greater confidence when addressing their putt that they have lined it up correctly with the hole. But why not combine a Triple Track golf ball with this Triple Track marker for even more accuracy? Position the marker on the ground and use the red and blue lines to square up your putt, then place the ball down next to the marker and sync up those alignment lines. Once you've got everything squared up, all you need to do now is swing through and tap the ball into the hole. Who said putting was so hard! 

Da Vinci Golf Ball Marker Poker Chip Collection

Da Vinci Golf Ball Marker Poker Chip Collection

These poker chip markers seem to be like Marmite; some love them and some are less keen. They weigh in pretty heavy at 11.5g so they won’t be going anywhere when the wind gets up and these will appeal to plenty who like to keep things light and fluffy. They’re not small, being 1.5 inches in diameter and they’re very visible so expect a bit of marking to one side or the other but they’re a welcome break from the norm.  

Giggle Golf Custom Ball Markers

Giggle Golf Custom Ball Markers

If you like a bit of bling in your golf gear, then you’ll love these ball markers. These seem to be squarely aimed at the female market with offerings such as ‘Putt Now, Wine Later’ though there are more generic products that will apply to all of us – ‘Isn’t This A Gimme?’ You can also transform them into a necklace for when you’re enjoying the benefits of the 19th hole.

Callaway Hat Clip and Ball Marker

Callaway Hat Clip and Ball Marker

This magnetic ball marker and hat clip will make the perfect accessory for any cap and will save you rummaging through your pockets through all that loose change and tee pegs. The marker is slim and neat and ideal for that all-important medal round. Also if you are a fan of Callaway take a look at our guide on the best Callaway golf balls (opens in new tab).

PXG Ball Marker

PXG Ball Marker

’NOBODY MAKES GOLF CLUBS THE WAY WE DO. PERIOD.’ It’s a pretty good tagline so why not use it on your ball marker. This two-sided and two-toned marker comes with a chrome finish and is made from zinc alloy and black soft enamel. It’s bold and proud, much like the company which has only been going since 2014 but already has a host of tour stars on their books. Take a look at our buyers guide for more info on PXG's best golf clubs.

Seamus Ball Markers

Seamus Ball Markers

This company makes all manner of stylish accessories and gadgets and their ball markers are no exception. You’ll be staggered at possibilities on offer here and there is a collection of NBA ones that many will enjoy. But we particularly like this one from the US Open this year where Bryson DeChambeau demolished both the course and the field this year. Every ball marker is hand hammered by their blacksmith in Portland, Oregon. You can even get ones customized for you as well.

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What to consider

Buying a new ball marker can be as much about style as anything else. But there are several factors to consider when purchasing a new ball marker that you should take into account. 

1. Alignment tools

Perhaps the most important of those factors is whether the marker has an alignment tool on its top. While style is important, draining puts is even more crucial and having an alignment tool on the top of your marker can seriously help you square up your putt and get it in the hole. 

2. Weight

Weight is one factor that not a lot of golfers consider when purchasing a new ball marker. Often ball markers can get blown off the greens or moved by other balls hitting them. Plus it's also good to have a heavier marker which you are generally less likely to lose when placed in your bag. 

3. Style

Now we get to style, which is a very important consideration when buying a ball marker. Having a snazzy marker that reminds you of something, perhaps an event, a memory, or even a time you nailed a hole-in-one at your local course, can fill you with confidence on the greens. Confidence is king when putting and having that added boost when standing over a golf ball is crucial to help you stop three-putting. 

4. Fastening

Not all golf ball markers come with a clip or a fastening that you can attach to another piece of equipment, like a divot repair tool or your cap. Having an additional clip can make it a lot easier to pull your ball marker from your bag without having to faff around in your bag looking for the marker.  

While ball markers are one of the most important accessories (opens in new tab) you can carry in your bag, there are plenty of other handy tools that are outlined in our best golf accessories guide (opens in new tab), that you should look to add to your golf bag. 

FAQs

What equipment do you need for golf?

Aside from shoes, clubs and a bag, you may also want to carry around some of the following items to help you have an efficient and enjoyable round. You might want to bring with you, tees, a ball marker, a divot repair tool, a club head cleaner, a rangefinder, a GPS watch, or a scorecard holder.

Is it mandatory to have a golf ball marker during tournaments?

It isn't mandatory, although during tournaments you will likely need to mark your ball to allow another player to hit their shot. In this instance having a ball marker is vital as it means that you can easily provide your playing partner with a direct line to the hole without impeding them. Not marking your ball could be considered unsportsmanly and you may incur a penalty depending on club rules. 

What is the point of a golf ball marker?

Golf ball markers are designed to help players line up their putts better. They are a useful tool to help you gauge what line to hit the ball on and are also used to help other players behind you, putt through to the hole on an unobstructed line.