Best Golf Headcovers 2024

In this guide we look at some of our favorite golf headcovers for your clubs.

Best Golf Headcovers
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Best Golf Headcovers

Your driver is one of the most expensive clubs in your bag and is also one of the most fragile. Being made of much lighter metals than your irons or your putter, it is very easy to put a dent or a scratch in your driver head if you're not taking proper care of them. And if you've ever tried to play with a dented driver, you'll know how much difference that damage can make, preventing you from producing top-quality golf shots. 

If you want to protect your pride and joys then one of the best golf accessories to consider purchasing is a good headcover. Indeed not only is the protection invaluable, but there are some genuinely stunning designs knocking around the headcover scene these days, and you can add some real quality and color to the top end of your bag.

Back in the day, you used to buy your woods together and get a trio of cheap knitted socks to look after your woods, but since then we have truly moved on with many brands manufacturing cool and unique designs to give your golf bag a little more personality. Acknowledging this below we have taken a look at some of the best golf headcovers out there.

Alternatively, if you need something to fill those headcovers too, be sure to check out our guides on the best golf drivers, best fairway woods, or best golf hybrid clubs.

Best Golf Headcovers

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Everyone at Golf Monthly are golfers that cover a broad spectrum of abilities and ages. So you can rest assured you are getting opinions throughout golf, to help give you all the information you need for informed decisions. 

When we test club covers we take them outdoors this helps to give us a real-world idea of how the headcovers cope in real conditions. We look at the design features, the practicality of it, how easy it is to take on and off, and mainly how durable a headcover is. We will always look to give you the pros and cons of each product and be as insightful as possible. We always make sure to advise that no manufacturer can buy a good review, we will always be honest whether good or bad in reviews and buying guides. 

What to consider when buying a new club headcover

There isn't too much technical stuff that goes into a headcover and usually isn't the first thing you think of purchasing or replacing when it comes to golf. But they are really important in terms of the longevity of your clubs, so there are a few factors to think of when trying to buy one.

1. Size

When it comes to headcovers there are different sizes to think of, this is because from the driver down they get smaller each time. The last thing you want to do is buy a driver one for 3 wood and it just keeps falling off. So make sure you know which clubs you are getting headcovers for and check the description to make sure the headcover is made for your club. It can also be more beneficial financially to buy a set of the same headcover for all your clubs at once, you will have the right sizes and it can save you money too. 

2. Material

With heradcovers they are all about protecting your golf clubs so picking a good sturdy material is really important. Make sure you invest in something durable and with good solid materials that will protect and last a while, clubs are expensive so investing in a decent headcover is important. Leather is probably the best material to go for as it is strong but supple and fits well on clubs, it also is waterproof so you don't have to worry about water getting into your clubs. 

3. Durability

Some of the premium club headcovers that feature the best designs don't come cheap. They can be an expensive addition to your bag and you don't want to have to be spending another $100 every other season replacing them. That money could be put towards green fees or a membership, arguably a better investment for most golfers, so for that reason, you should look to purchase a cover that is durable and will last a long time. Our top piece of advice is to look for covers that are waterproof and can withstand the rain. 

4. Style

Style is another key point to remember when purchasing a club headcover. Whether you're a more traditional golfer or if you're looking for something that's going to make you stand out on the course, adding a touch of personalization to your golf bag can seriously help you feel comfortable and confident when you're on the course.

While we're on the subject of style, why not check out some more of our guides on club headcovers, including our guide on the best novelty club headcovers or our guide on the best headcovers for irons


What is the point of golf headcovers?

Golf headcovers are not just a way for golfers to express their style on the course. They have a purpose of protecting your driver, fairway wood and putter heads from being dented or scratched while you carry your clubs around the course. They can also protect your clubs from the rain and are a great way to help make your clubs last longer. 

Do you need headcovers for irons?

Most golfer's only use headcovers on their irons when they are travelling or storing their irons for a long period of time. Typically players don't keep their covers on their irons when playing as they can be a little harder to put on and take off when playing each shot, compared to a driver headcover. They are though a great way to keep your irons free from any dents or scratches. 

Do golf clubs come with headcovers when you buy them?

Most drivers and fairway woods tend to come with club headcovers when you buy them. If you buy a set of clubs, you are also more likely to get headcovers coming with them. Although some brands do not provide covers when you buy their clubs so it is always best to check before buying a club whether it comes with a headcover. 

Mark Townsend
Contributing editor

Mark has worked in golf for over 20 years having started off his journalistic life at the Press Association and BBC Sport before moving to Sky Sports where he became their golf editor on He then worked at National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer where he was the deputy editor and he has interviewed many of the leading names in the game, both male and female, ghosted columns for the likes of Robert Rock, Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies, as well as playing the vast majority of our Top 100 GB&I courses. He loves links golf with a particular love of Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns. He is now a freelance, also working for the PGA and Robert Rock. Loves tour golf, both men and women and he remains the long-standing owner of an horrific short game. He plays at Moortown with a handicap of 6.