Best Golf Speakers 2023

Soundtrack your round with any of these excellent options among the best golf speakers

Best Golf Speakers
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Best Golf Speakers

For the golfing purists amongst us, the idea of taking a whopping great speaker out onto the course is sacrilegious. Indeed, many golfers prefer the soundtrack of birds, rustling leaves and other golfers yelling 'fore right' to accompany their round. However, for many, a round of golf can be a major social event with a party-like atmosphere and a high-quality speaker can help add to the atmosphere out on the course and be one of the best golf accessories. Some of golf's biggest brands have cottoned on to this trend and have started making similar devices for the occasion.

A good speaker to take out on the golf course needs to be waterproof; have a strong sound that travels relatively far; maintain a good Bluetooth range and be portable. Below, we've compiled a list of the best golf speakers out there right now, ranging in price, size and color to offer a wide range of options. No matter how good you think your taste in music is, check before your round whether you're playing  the appropriate kind of golf course to be blasting music out - and make sure not to distract other golfers around you too.

Best Golf Speakers

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How we test golf accessories

Here at Golf Monthly our rigorous testing procedure is built upon a comprehensive process combined with the knowledge and expertise of the Golf Monthly test team. Our team usually attend product launches and then when it comes to our actual testing, we test products over a period of time so that we can gauge the performance. 

When it comes to testing the best golf speakers, we look to assess things like durability, waterproofing and the quality of sound, to ensure players are getting a really good overall and reliable package. As gadget lovers ourselves, we also like seeing the innovative features that some of the latest and best speakers boast. We put these features and designs to the test out on the course and try to establish how easy these features are to use, what they can offer us during our round and importantly whether we enjoyed them. It should also be mentioned that manufacturers cannot pay for a good review and we make our conclusions from the testing and our experiences. This is because we strive to give the best reviews possible so you can get a greater understanding of the products themselves.

How to choose the best golf speaker

Golf speakers come in all shapes and sizes, with many offering bags of new technology. Depending on what you're looking for, it can be a little overwhelming trying to get the right device for you, with so many great options out there. But we've set out below several key considerations we think you should keep in mind when picking out your next bluetooth golf speaker. 

1. Sound

Of course the sound on your speaker has to be good and one aspect to this is whether you go for a directional, or omni-directional model. We have found that the latter is better for golf courses because the former is more limited in terms of which direction the sound is coming from. Omni-directional models provide more consistent sound performance and we think they are more immersive, which is good when out on the golf course. 

2. Connectivity

The next factor to think about is connectivity because if a speaker has bad connection, the performance of the sound is meaningless. As such we have found the best models for golf have a connection that can allow you to wander, and yet maintain its connectivity despite being more than 30 yards away. 

3. Battery life 

Like many of the best electric golf trolleys, this is also a vitally important factor because if you only get a couple of hours of performance then the back-nine will be a quieter affair. As such be aware of models that can last for at least five hours but there is no reason to go for a low number here because many of the models we picked above can last for more than 10. 

4. Size 

How big do you want the speaker to be and what shape? There are lots of different designs out there with many models having a tube like design that can be stored away easily, or some that have round designs. Additionally many of the models we icked above have different sizes so it is worth thinking about how big you want your golf speaker to be. 

5. Color 

These days models like the Wonderboom and JBL Clip 3 come in loads of different colors so have a think about if you want a simple black design, or something that looks a little different. Of course this is also something to think about if you see yourself using the speaker at home as well so it is worth picking something versatile as well.  

If you're the type of golfer who loves a gadget, then why not also take a look at our guides to the best golf accessories, best golf sunglasses or the best golf nets.


Can I use a speaker on the golf course?

Yes, but it is best to check the club rules on whether they are allowed before you use them on the course as they can be loud and distracting to other players. 

How long does the battery life on a speaker usually last for?

The battery life on a golf speaker can usually last for multiple rounds. Depending on the make and model, golf speakers can last up to between 10 and 12 hours. 

Can I wear headphones on the golf course?

Yes you can! Specific clubs may have rules against using headphones but generally it is considered acceptable to wear headphones. Just keep in mind that you may want to pay attention for cries of four though, if you're using them on the golf course.  

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Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i59 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix

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