If you're new to the game, then be sure to check out our selection of the best golf club sets for beginners

Best Golf Club Sets For Beginners

If you’re new to the game finding the right set of golf clubs to start your journey can be a daunting task.

To make the task of buying your first set as easy as possible, we’ve put together this guide on the best golf club sets for beginners to guide you through the process and allow you to purchase your first set with confidence.

Before you go through this, we’ve put together a great guide on how to choose golf clubs for beginners, which will walk you through what type of clubs to buy, whether you need them custom fitted and how much you should look to spend.

The best golf club sets are designed for new players and all the clubs in the bag will provide plenty of forgiveness

They also tend to have thicker top lines, so when you look down on the ball they will give you more confidence.

Most of these golf club sets will feature all the clubs you need to get going: a driver; a fairway wood; a hybrid club; a set or half set of irons and a putter.

Related: How to choose your golf clubs – top tips before you buy

Within this list we’ve included package sets from a range of prices but, regardless of price, all of the featured beginner sets will be a sound investment that will last you for as long as you need.

If you’d rather buy your clubs separately, and spend a bit more money in the process, check out our guides on the best golf irons for beginners or the best game improvement irons to find clubs that can take you to the next level.

If you think those clubs are still a bit further down the line for you, let’s get you started with the models below.

Additionally, we also recommend checking out our guide on the best golf club sets for kids if you want to get your children into the game, or some of the best golf drivers on the market.

Best Golf Club Sets For Beginners

Inesis 100 Package Set

Our Pick

+ Sharp, classic and timeless looks
+ Mallet style putter is forgiving and aids alignment
– Doesn’t come with a bag as standard

Inesis 100 Package Set

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Beginners will often struggle to get the ball in the air at first, and confidence plays such a key part.

With enlarged clubheads, these clubs make it easier to frame the ball and feel more confident at address. That is why these feature not just in this guide, but also our best women’s golf sets post too.

They are supplied by Decathlon and they provide this set in two different sizes, in right and left handed options as well as for junior and female golfers – every kind of golfer is covered here.

Whilst they are only half a set of iron, Inesis have cleverly lofted these irons so they are ideal for beginners.

Each iron has two number on it – for example the 6/7-iron – which means its a strong 7 iron or a weak 6 iron in loft.

Having these lofts means you don’t lose out form having just half a set, and the four irons in the bag are more than enough to get you going.

They’re also a very wide iron, so beginners will get more help when they don’t find the centre of the clubface – something that isn’t easy to find on a consistent basis when you’re just starting out.

The three rows of markings on the grips makes hand placement easier, too, which wouldn’t appeal so much to experienced players, but it’s a nice addition to help novices.

Decathlon Inesis 100 Package Set Review

Callaway Golf Warbird 14 Piece Package Set

Best Premium Option

+ Irons and woods provide the ideal combination of distance and forgiveness
+ Comes with a premium Odyssey putter
– While the trolley bag it comes with is well made and spacious, it will require you to invest in a trolley to use it

Callaway Golf Warbird 14 Piece Package Set

Not every major golf brand caters for those golfers who just want a package set to get going with the game.

However, Callaway is very much active in this part of the market, with sets like the Warbird aimed at high handicappers and game improvers.

The set is designed to offer exceptional distance while maintaining forgiveness through some of the oversized attributes of their head design.

It comes with a 5-iron all the way down to a sand wedge and the driver and three wood both come with headcovers too.

With 14 clubs, beginners really do get the whole package, and it includes a premium Odyssey putter – which more than justifies the price of the set.

There’s an argument that if you spend this amount of money, you may as well get custom fitted, but the fact is not everyone wants to go down that route.

This package set is as close as you’ll come to a premium set of golf clubs at an affordable price.

If you were to piece this specification of set together from off the shelf, you’d be looking at spending around £1100 so, while it is one of the more expensive sets on our list, it still represents excellent value for money.

Wilson Prostaff SGI Package Set

Best Carry Bag 

+ Comes with two hybrid clubs which are ideal for beginners
+ Excellent carry bag included
– No putter head cover

Wilson Prostaff SGI Package Set

If you’re new to golf, you want every bit of help getting the ball in the air, plus you need plenty of forgiveness when you don’t find the centre of the clubface.

The sweetspots on the Wilson large and forgiving, each club frames the ball in such a way it inspires confidence, and the irons feature a low centre of gravity for high launch.

Meanwhile, the wide sole of the sand wedge makes escaping bunkers far easier, which is an area of the game beginners can really struggle with.

This set comes with a 10.5° driver, a three wood, a hybrid, a 6-iron to sand wedge and an excellent putter to match.

Other sets may come with more clubs (this is a 10 piece set), but it does mean you can add extra clubs, perhaps as your game improves.

The best golf club sets for beginners need not be really expensive either, as this set proves.

Rife RX2 Package Set

Best For Variety Of Clubs

+ Comes with two hybrid clubs which are ideal for beginners
+ Premium putter and head covers included
– Bag isn’t the highest quality

Rife RX2 Package Set

If you’re happy to spend a little more on a beginner set (this set retails at £499.00), then you can get all the performance benefits you need with a more premium look.

The woods and fairways feature aerodynamically shaped head profiles which cut through the air to reduce energy loss during the downswing, giving players more distance.

They also have a high-strength construction with low CG positioning to promote high launch. The inclusion of two hybrid clubs is excellent too as these clubs are easy for beginners to hit and go a long way too.

Related: Best Golf Hybrid Clubs

When you pay a bit more, you also get the benefit of more game-improving technology, such as Roll Groove in the semi-mallet putter, which helps deliver a better, more consistent roll.

This more premium-looking set also comes with a stand bag, as well as matching headcovers, so it does present excellent value for money.

Cobra Fly XL Speed Package Set

Best Trolley Bag

+ Premium quality clubs from a premium brand
+ Graphite shafted irons are lightweight and easy to launch
– Only 10 clubs, not that many for the price

Cobra Fly XL Speed Package Set

Another premium option in this list of the best golf club sets for beginners.

This set comes with 10 clubs in total – frustratingly short of a full set – which includes a 10.5° 460cc driver, a 5-wood and an easy to hit hybrid clubs.

These irons (6-SW) are made with graphite shafts instead of steel, which make them really lightweight and will allow the ball to launch easier. This composition of shafts are ideal if you are a senior golfer starting out for the first time or would just prefer a lightweight feel.

Related: The Advantages Of Graphite Shafts Over Steel

The trolley bag that is included is high quality too – a bag that would probably set you back over £100 on its own – but this will mean you need to invest in a trolley to put it on.

Overall this is another great premium beginners set ideal for the beginner who is committed to playing golf for a while and wants some premium clubs to match their ambitions in the game.

Wilson Ultra XD Package Set

Best For Versatility

+ Quality bag can be used on a trolley or as a carry bag
+ Classy, neutral styling
– No putter head cover

Wilson Ultra XD Package Set

Another great beginner package set offer from Wilson, who make a lot of these sorts of sets.

The irons (6-SW) are especially forgiving and the 10.5° driver, 3-wood and 4-hybrid launch really easily thanks to the lightweight graphite shafts used.

The driver is the highlight of this package set with the large head and offset providing plenty of confidence for the beginner golfer as the driver is often the hardest club in the bag to hit.

This set also comes with the head covers and a rain hood although there isn’t a putter head cover which is disappointing.

Tour Edge Bazooka 270 Golf Club Set

Best For Distance

+ Easy to achieve long distances
+ 7 piece iron set
– Putter isn’t very forgiving

Tour Edge Bazooka 270 Golf Club Set

This 11-club set is built for forgiveness and power, as the name would suggest.

Iron play can be a really frustrating part of the game for beginners, but these oversized irons (5-SW) feature an undercut cavity to create a larger sweet spot for higher launch and more forgiveness.

With this help, beginners will find it easier to get the ball airborne, which will make the game a lot more enjoyable.

Although some novices may benefit more from using a mallet style putter with more stability, the blade Bazooka blade is simple to align.

Fazer CTR22 Golf Club Set

Best Value For Money

+ Lightweight and spacious bag
+ Great value for beginners who aren’t ready to fully commit to the game
– Lower price means there is a visible loss of quality

Fazer CTR22 Golf Club Set

Entry level golfers have everything they need with this set to go out and enjoy the golf course for the first time.

Beginners can tend to swing faster quickly, and whilst some players would be better advised to slow it down, the oversize driver is reinforced for golfers with fast swing speeds.

Meanwhile, the irons (6-SW) feature a heel and toe weighting, wide sole, and thicker topline.

What does that mean?

Well, it promotes greater balance and stability, plus more forgiveness, which is the kind of package most beginners need.

MacGregor CG3000 Package Set

Best Putter Included

+ Forgiving, mallet style putter
+ Graphite shafted irons are lightweight and easy to launch
– Only 10 clubs, not that many for the price

MacGregor CG3000 Golf Club Set

This entry level set features a driver with optimal weighting for greater distance, whilst the low profile fairway wood and hybrid should give beginners plenty of confidence at address.

Each club offers ample forgiveness, including the irons, which feature an undercut cavity to keep the centre of gravity low and deep for improved launch and better ball flight.

The mallet putter is also well suited to beginners, having been shaped to aid alignment, which is where so many beginners can fall into bad habits and fritter away shots.

How to choose golf club sets for beginners

If you are new to the game and need some insight into the factors you should be looking out for when buying clubs, we have given some advice below.

What comes in the set – The great thing about golf is if you want to buy single golf clubs for your bag you can, but you can also get entire sets with one purchase too. When doing the latter, it is worth checking which clubs come as part of the set to make sure you have all bases covered, and it is also worth getting a bag with the set too.

Quality – A common problem for beginner sets can be quality. Unlike the models we picked above, many can be poorly made and have issues with the head, shaft or grip, or even all three. Therefore it is definitely worth going for brands that are well-respected in the game of golf because the products will have been made properly and would’ve been designed to give as much help to beginners as possible. The prevalence of Wilson and Callaway in this area is a case in point.

Forgiveness – The main factor when specifically looking at the clubs themselves is forgiveness. The most common problem for beginner players is mishit shots which limits distance and hinders accuracy. Beginner golf clubs are designed to have larger heads and sweet spots, and therefore more forgiveness to help players still make solid contact with the golf ball.

Price – Obviously there are different sets at different price points so it is worth thinking about whether you want to spend more or less here.

We hope you enjoyed this guide on the best golf club sets for beginners. For more content like this check out the Golf Monthly website.