Best Golf Drinks Bottles And Mugs 2024

Our pick of the best bottles and mugs for use on and off the course

Best Golf Drinks Bottles And Mugs
(Image credit: Golf Monthly)

Best Golf Drinks Bottles And Mugs

When out on the golf course, it’s important that you stay hydrated and energized. Taking sufficient liquids with you is therefore essential and that means you need to have a good bottle or mug handy. With dehydration being one of the main causes of poor performance on the golf course, a good water bottle can be one of the most important and best golf accessories to put into your bag. Getting the best golf drinks bottle could help you to stay hydrated, fresh and on top of your game.

Drinks bottles come in all shapes and sizes, as do mugs, so there is plenty to look out for if you're considering buying a new vessel for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We've listed below a selection of some of the best golf drinks bottles and mugs available right now. Alternatively, if you're after something a little stronger, take a look at some of the best golf hip flasks and best golf drinks coolers too.

Best Golf Drinks Bottles And Mugs

Why you can trust Golf Monthly Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Best Golf Bottles

Best Golf Mugs

How we test golf equipment

When it comes to product testing, our reviews and buyers' guides are built upon a rigorous testing procedure as well as the knowledge and experience of the test team. Product reviews on golf accessories are carried out by all members of the Golf Monthly team. All of our writers are able to efficiently test the vast majority of the biggest product releases while conveying the pros and cons of each item eloquently. Getting into specifics, we test golf accessories outdoors on premium golf courses to get a thorough understanding on what design features each accessory offers. 

Ultimately, we aim to be as insightful and honest as possible in our reviews, so it is important to acknowledge that no manufacturer can buy a good review. This is because our team tells it how it is. To learn more about our methodology, see our guide on how Golf Monthly tests products

What to consider when buying drinks bottles or mugs

Golf mugs and drinks bottles are some of the most important accessories to have in your golf bag. Hydration is key on the course. A dehydrated golfer loses focus, loses power and will generally score higher than one who doesn't stay hydrated. For that reason, you need to have a good golf drinks bottle with you on the course to help ensure you stay well hydrated. Here are three things we recommend looking out for when picking up your next bottle or mug.

1. Insulation

Many modern bottles and mugs are insulated and come with a protective metal layer that keeps the liquid inside of them hot or cold, depending on what you're drinking. We've all played golf on a hot day and on a cold day and know how good it can be to glug down an ice-cold bottle of water or sup on a warm cup of coffee. For that reason, we recommend always keeping an eye out to pick up an insulated water bottle.  

2. Weight

It's also wise to pick a light bottle. Picking one that's too heavy can unnecessarily weigh your bag down and cause more unwanted strain on your shoulders. For that reason, it makes sense to pick a bottle that is lighter than most and can slot into your bag easily. 

3. Volume

The volume of your bottle and mug is critical to the type that you end up buying. If you buy a bottle that is too small in volume, you run the risk of drinking all your water even before you reach the 9th hole. Sometimes it's best to go for the larger option to give you enough water for your entire round. 

4. The lid

Whether you're going for a sip-top bottle or a closed cap portable coffee mug, it is important to buy a bottle or mug that has a fastenable and reliable lid that will not leak in your bag. 

While drinks bottles and mugs are one of the most important accessories you should carry in your golf bag, you should also take a look at our guides on the best sunscreen for golfers, best golf umbrellas and our guide on the best golf sunglasses.


Do golf courses allow you to take your own drinks on the course?

Yes, most golf courses will allow you to take your own soft drinks onto the course. You will need to check with your club about taking alcoholic drinks onto the course though before you play. 

What do pro golfers eat and drink on the course?

Professional golfers have been known to eat and drink a variety of foods during tournaments. A lot of players are regularly seen eating foods like apples and bananas, while nuts and trail mix have always been a favourite among golfers. Energy drinks and isotonic drinks are also a staple among many golfers, while many just drink plain water.

What are the best drinks for golf?

Many would argue that isotonic drinks, like Lucozade and Gatorade, are great for golfers as they help to keep you hydrated. In colder weather, some players like to bring hot chocolate or coffee with them for a warming energy boost on the course. It all depends on what works best for you. 

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is Golf Monthly's resident expert on the history of the game and has written extensively on that subject. He is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and the history section of "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin , also of Golf Monthly. 

Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?