Best Golf Club Sets For Kids 2024

We take a look at some of the best golf club sets for children, with plenty of options available for golfers keen on taking up the game

Best Golf Club Sets For Kids
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What was your first set of golf clubs as a kid? A plastic set you hit around your garden? Maybe a few hand-me-down clubs from a parent or grandparent? These days some of the best golf club sets are designed specifically for kids. The clubs are lighter, easy to swing and seek to make the game as simple as possible for the user without compromising on the fun aspects of the game. The best clubs for kids now feature shorter and more flexible shafts to ensure young golfers are catered for during the golf swing without compromising distance or control, helping the youngster hit the ball properly to get the most enjoyment out of the game.

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Many of the sets our testing team have reviewed come in different sizes, with manufacturers aware that kids will need longer clubs as they continue to grow if they are to learn to strike a ball. What differs from brand to brand is how many clubs are offered in each set – for really young players set only include around five clubs, but at such an age that’s all that is needed. As kids grow, so should the number of clubs in their bag. So, if you're in the market for junior golf clubs, here are some of the best golf club sets for kids. Additionally also take a look at our guide on the best women's golf sets and the best golf club sets for beginners.

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Best overall

Cleveland Golf Junior Set Review resting on the course showing off its excellent bag and clubs

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A high quality aspirational set perfect for any young player growing into the game

Specifications

Clubs: Three sizes; small (three clubs), medium (six clubs), large (seven clubs)

Reasons to buy

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Versatile packages available depending on your experience level
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Great aesthetics on clubs and bag
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Lightweight and forgiving clubs

Reasons to avoid

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Clubs do come up a fraction long

The one thing we want from our set of golf clubs is quality - something Cleveland typically provide in bunches with their golf equipment offerings. Depending on your needs, the Cleveland Golf Junior set comes in three different packages sizes - small, which comes with three clubs (hybrid, 7-iron and putter), medium, with six clubs (driver, hybrid, 7 & 9-irons, wedge and putter) and a large size with seven clubs (driver, hybrid, 7 to 9-iron, wedge and putter).

This set passed the 'eye test' with flying colors - the golf bag is striking and modern, and doesn't look out of place compared to some of the best golf bags on the market. The clubs themselves offer plenty of loft and forgiveness that help kids get the ball flying into the air and remaining straighter while doing so. Our testing experts (in this case, the kids) enjoyed how light the shafts were which allowed them to swing faster at the ball, meaning more distance. 

Cleveland have cleverly engraved their logo onto the face of each club, which will help your child know where to aim for on the club face. And as with the best Cleveland wedges, these clubs boast a stunning level of quality that'll help your kids develop their golfing skills.  

Best forgiveness

Ram Junior G-Force Golf Club Set 4-6 Years Review

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A forgiving, high launching club set that boasts a simple yet eye-catching design

Specifications

Clubs: Three sizes; 4-6 years (four clubs), 10-12 (six clubs), large (six clubs)

Reasons to buy

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Clubs are lightweight and easy to swing
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Plenty of forgiveness
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Stand bag is excellent

Reasons to avoid

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White crown on driver could scuff easily

When it comes to value in golf equipment, Ram are right up there with the best. Their equipment does not compromise on quality despite the lesser price tag in comparison to some competitors. The Ram Junior G-Force Golf Club set features a bag, driver, 7-iron, 9-iron and putter in the 4-6 year old set, there are six clubs available in the 7-9 and 10-12 age ranges.

The graphite shafts and tacky wrap-style grips add to the lightweight feel of the clubs, while the driver performs well with the 14 degrees of loft. The acoustics may not be as nice as the Cleveland set, but there's a good amount of pop off the face when the ball is struck out of the middle which is the exact feedback you want as a young player. This feedback will inspire confidence, while off center strikes remain pretty forgiving.

The large cavity back on the irons with oversized heads, wide soles and plenty of offset offer help with launch and turf interaction. The shape of the putter helps with alignment and the weight feels wonderful, meaning it'll guide your youngster through his or her putting stroke. What's more, the face has grooves, which dull down the sound from the firm material on the face and the contrasting white and black sections on the flange definitely help with alignment.

Best set configuration

Callaway Junior XJ Golf Package Set and its excellent blue golf bag


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Callaway Junior XJ Golf Package Set

A stunning golf bag that comes with some very playable golf clubs

Specifications

Clubs: 10 in XJ2 (Driver, FW wood, hybrid, 6, 7, 8 & 9-irons, PW & SW, putter)

Reasons to buy

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A comprehensive range of clubs
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Stunning golf bag

Reasons to avoid

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May be a little heavy as a package for some young  players to carry

We've tested hundreds of Callaway clubs over the years and have loved almost all of them, meaning there isn't many better brands to hook your kid up with as they begin their golfing journey. Callaway's Junior XJ package sets feature many of the same technologies that we see in some of the best Callaway drivers and irons on the market. 

These clubs are specifically designed for junior players with the premium set coming with a comprehensive specification that includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, 7-iron, 8-iron, sand wedge and putter.

The driver is designed for optimum ball speeds across the entire face for increased distance tied with forgiveness. The higher loft enables players to maximize their carry as well as reduce spin for more accurate tee shots. The oversized, undercut cavity on the irons comes with extreme perimeter weighting allowing for ample forgiveness. The graphite shafts are light too, meaning there's no question that Callaway's Junior XJ package sets are some of the best options available for kids.

Best stand bag

The stunning Ping Prodi G Junior Set Review resting on the golf course showing off their excellent design and green colorway

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Ping Prodi G Junior Sets

A premium set of clubs that offer excellent forgiveness thanks to Pings clubhead technology

Specifications

Clubs: 12 (Driver, fairway Wood, hybrid, 6,7,8,9-iron, PW, 52 & 56 degree wedge, putter)

Reasons to buy

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Delivers excellent club speeds
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Stunning visuals on clubs and bag
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Very forgiving to play with

Reasons to avoid

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Comes at a larger price point

Looks matter, right? We've all heard the term - look good, feel good, play good? Well, with this Ping set your kid will have the coolest golf bag at the golf club.

Custom-engineered to fit golfers aged 7-13 and between 4' 5" and 5' 2", these clubs feature the same technology that you'll find in some of the best Ping golf irons and best Ping drivers. Ping's now signature crown turbulators are present on the heads of the woods, reducing aerodynamic drag, whilst a dragonfly crown is also present that makes the head of the woods much more efficient. 

We found in testing these little features made a big impact in increasing, launch, ball flight height and distance without having to swing too hard or fast at the ball. This helps kids as, at such a young age, they should be working to perfect their technique rather than aimlessly swinging hard at the ball. The additional speed on offer can help prevent that. 

Although this set is on the expensive side of things, when you buy five or more clubs in one transaction, you are entitled to a one-time, no-charge service to have the clubs re-shafted or lengthened, re-weighted and re-gripped - so you're effectively getting two sets for the price of one. This is great for your youngster who is still growing so the clubs can be adapted for him or her accordingly. 

Best for very young

Inesis Kid's Golf Kit 2-4 Years resting on the green showing off its cool yellow colorway

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An excellent starter set for those picking up their first clubs

Specifications

Clubs: 2 (9-iron and Putter)

Reasons to buy

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Excellently weighted thanks to graphite shafts
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Some very cool visuals
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Tacky golf grips

Reasons to avoid

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The strap on the bag did slip off the shoulder at times

There is no such thing as 'too young' to begin your kid's love affair with the game of golf. That's clearly the opinion held be Inesis, too, who present their unique golf kit aimed at kids between the age of 2 and 4. If you're looking to get you child into the game from day one, this could be the perfect golf set for you.

It's important to integrate golf clubs with both the correct size and weight as early as possible for any child which is the aim of the Inesis Kids Golf Kit. The bright and playful color scheme should appeal to your young superstar, as will the 'Babeez Golf' bee design on the side of the bag. The black and yellow bag is lightweight, as are the golf clubs thanks to their graphite shafts which makes them easy to pick up and swing. 

The set comes with just a 9-iron and putter, which is all your toddler needs at that age. The clubs are on the long side of things, which is worth noting. The putter also comes in a pleasing Anser-style shape and has two sight-lines on its back, which should subconsciously assist with helping your child see where the putter is aiming. The bag offers lots of space too, boasting several pockets that have enough room for balls, tees and other small items. 

Best for Rory fans

Team TaylorMade Junior Set Review


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A junior set from one of the best in the business

Specifications

Clubs: Three sizes; size 1 (4 clubs), size 2 (5 clubs), size 3 (7 clubs)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight design makes clubs easy to swing
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Good age-specific options
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Robust, stylish stand bag included

Reasons to avoid

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Blue colorway may not appeal to some

TaylorMade are one of the best in business, which means their decision to increase their junior package set offering with the Team TaylorMade Junior Set featuring in three age options (4-6 years, 7-9 and 10-12) is great news for young golfers. Each set is custom-built to suit the typical size of a kid in these age ranges, with the number of clubs offered reflecting increasing strength levels and ball-striking ability as the years roll on. 

We found the clubs to be beautifully balanced and lightweight in testing, with the oversized nature of the clubheads breeding confidence through a springy face that the ball jumped off when good contact was made, providing impressive length. 

The putter may have been the standout club, with the wide and flat section along the front edge encouraging a smoother, less wristy putting stroke. The highlight has to be the stylish, waterproof golf bag however which has pop out legs and four pockets for optimum storage and well as a drinks pocket and rain hood for when the weather takes a turn for the worst. 

Best for different ages

MacGregor DCT Junior Package Set Stood on a white background


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MacGregor DCT Junior Package Set

A diverse range of packages for all ages

Specifications

Clubs: 4 sets (Years 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12-14)

Reasons to buy

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A versatile range of clubs
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Excellent value
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Delivers excellent consistency

Reasons to avoid

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May not be the most technically advanced

MacGregor clubs offer you the chance to get your kid hooked on golf from the age of three. Package sets vary depending on age, but every club offers fantastic forgiveness through lightweight junior flex shafts. Although not the most technically advanced clubs available on the market, this set is a great starting point for your youngster. 

The first set (3-5), comes with a stand bag, oversized driver, 7-iron and putter. In the next age bracket (6-8), a 9-iron is added to the set, and then a hybrid and sand wedge (9-12). Finally, there's a package set for those aged 12-14, which also includes a 5-iron. Each set comes with a mallet putter which is wonderfully balanced and easy to line up with the alignment aid for easy targeting. 

Best color scheme

Shorties Golf Junior Package Set

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A well-thought-out and well-constructed junior package set

Specifications

Clubs: 4 sets (tiny, tot, mini, junior)

Reasons to buy

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Numerous size options
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Well constructed clubs
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The bag looks and feels really premium

Reasons to avoid

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Only the driver came with a headcover

Kids like bright colorful things – like the golf bags provided as part of the Shorties Golf Junior Package Set! Available in four sizes - tiny, tot, mini and junior, the set caters for kids from 34 inches in height all the way to 51 inches. The quality of both the clubs and bag feels great and sustainable, although it is a little frustrating that only the driver comes with a headcover. The bag has plenty of room for storage of golf balls, tees, drinks and more.

The noise off the woods is wonderful, while the generous lofts help with launch and ball flight, a crucial factor for young golfers starting to play the game. The irons and wedges inspire confident through their oversized heads, while the aesthetics will only appeal to the younger generations.  

How we test

Golf club sets are no exception when it comes to our testing ethos and methodology. We put sets to the test out on the course and over a number of rounds to see how they perform on different courses and in varying conditions. It is only through using each club out on the course and at the range that you can get an idea of how well something is made and how it performs. 

We pride ourself on our reviews because they are made for golfers, by golfers. We don't just review things for the sake of it - we are genuinely interested because we love golf just as much as you do. 

There's also no such thing as manufacturers 'buying' good reviews - if a product is good, we'll tell you why. The same goes for when we think a product is poor, although this is rare in the modern age of golf equipment. 

What to consider when buying junior golf sets

If you want to get an entire set of clubs for a junior player then there are some crucial factors to be aware of before purchasing. Follow the tips below to help choose the right set of stick for your young one:

1. 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 in one purchase too. When doing the latter, especially for kids, 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. Younger golfers may not need a full set of clubs, so its wise to keep in mind their ability level, age and size, as carrying a full set of 14 clubs with one of the best cart bags can be very heavy. As the child's ability grows, so should the number of clubs in his or her bag, so don't overpower them with a 14-club set too early on.

2. Quality 

If you walk into your local high street sports franchise shop, chances are they'll have some pretty poor golf clubs for sale. The misconception with golf sets is that they're made for the sake of sales, with the quality of the clubs lacking compared to adult versions. This couldn't be further from the truth for the brands we have tested above, but it's worth doing a bit of extra research to find you're paying for the right quality of clubs you desire. 

3. Forgiveness 

It's hard to find the centre of the club face often no matter what your age is, but especially as a youngster. For kids, it's important for them to learn the right technique first before they start smashing the ball as far as they can, and having the right feedback after shots is an important learning curve. Look for a set with good forgiveness to give your child the best chance at improving at their young age. 

4. Color

Lots of sets for kids these days come in a variety of bright colors so you can get a design that you know they will love. Plus the jazzier the colors, the more confidence you're likely to instil in them to play better and more consistent shots. 

5. 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.

For more advice on buying golf equipment for junior players, why not check out our guides to the the best golf club sets, best kids golf shoes, best budget golf clubs and our guide to the best kids golf gloves.

FAQs

What clubs should a junior golfer have?

That depends on their aspirations, experience level and how often they play. Most experienced junior golfers between the ages of 10-14 have around 10 clubs in their bag, which includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, irons ranging from seven to nine, a pitching wedge, sand wedge and a putter. Younger and less experienced players will tend to use less clubs. 

Should junior golfers use lighter clubs?

Yes, manufacturers tend to generally produce lighter clubs for junior players. They often do that by using graphite shafts, which help juniors add more speed onto the golf ball and driver the ball longer distances. So if you're buying a new set of junior clubs, look out for those that are lightweight! 

What ages are junior golf sets for?

That depends on the number of clubs, type of clubs and ability level of the player. Junior golf club sets can be for any kind of player from the ages of around three upwards.  

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Joel Tadman
Deputy Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 14 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all equipment and video content at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader or viewer find exactly what they are looking for. 

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 2.8.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6 S shaft.

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Titleist T150, 4-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM10, 50°, 54° and 58°

Putter: LAB Golf DF3 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x

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