Best Beginner Golf Clubs For Ladies 2024

Check out our guide to the best beginner golf clubs for ladies who are new to the game

Best Beginner Golf Clubs For Ladies
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If you are just starting out in the game, understanding golf equipment and the technological jargon means that it is hard to fathom the best golf clubs to buy. This guide will help to give you a clearer idea of the women's starter clubs on offer and what you need to spend. As a beginner, it is really important to purchase clubs that provide every opportunity to improve and allow you to enjoy the experience

Golf is a difficult game, so you will find that clubs for beginners, or ladies with a slow to moderate swing speed, are usually designed with a lightweight graphite shaft, large heads, low and deep weighting for a high MOI and a face with a large sweet spot. Clubs are made this way to help make it as easy as possible for players to launch the ball with plenty of forgiveness, so even a poor strike gives the ball a chance of making it into the air.

A beginner set provides all the clubs you need to get going including a driver, fairway woods, a hybrid, irons and a putter. These sets are excellent value, especially if you don’t want to invest too heavily at the beginning of your golfing journey, whilst deciding if it really is the game for you. If your budget allows and you're already hooked on the game, you might want to consider purchasing individual clubs, or a set of woods or irons for greater performance benefits, or even be custom-fit to set you off on the right road from the start. 

At Golf Monthly our female staff members test a whole range of women's golf clubs, and while there are so many women's starter clubs and beginner sets to choose from, this guide, as well our others offering advice on the best drivers, fairway woods, irons and putters will help ladies to kickstart their game before taking it to the next level. 

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Alison Root

Alison Root has over 25 years experience working in media, predominantly dedicated to women's golf. She is a respected voice across all areas of the game and has tested many women's golf clubs in the past.

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Best Beginner Golf Clubs For Ladies

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Package Sets

The Strata Ultimate Titanium Women’s Set on grass

Strata Ultimate Titanium Women's Set

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Top pick

Specifications

Clubs Included: 11 (Driver, 3W, 4-5 Hybrid, 6-SW, Putter)

Reasons to buy

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Attractive purple, black and white color scheme
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Easy to hit
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Comes in a stylish, practical stand bag

Reasons to avoid

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Not customizable and no left-hand option

This 16-piece package set is an all-encompassing offering from a brand that have a rich history producing golf equipment. In this set, we got to try out a 12° driver, fairway wood, 4 and 5 hybrid, 6-9 iron, PW, SW and a putter, all held together in a neat stand bag. We found the clubs deliver excellent distance and forgiveness off the fairway, but also help tee shots to fly straight. Aesthetically, they look fantastic, with a glossy chrome finish across the irons that reminded us of the Callaway Big Bertha irons.

As for the putter, it is a blade style, and while some beginners may prefer to use a mallet putter, it boasts a very sleek aesthetic and handy alignment line on its top line, that will help with your accuracy. As this set costs little more than  drivers do alone, there is excellent value to be had here, in what is easily one of the best golf sets for beginners out there.

Callaway REVA 11-Piece Complete Set

A brand new package set for ladies

Callaway REVA 11-Piece Complete Set

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Specifications

Clubs Included: 10 (Driver, 3W, 5-6 Hybrid, 7-SW, Putter)

Reasons to buy

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Premium quality clubs and bag
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Impressive performance through the bag
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Even distance gapping

Reasons to avoid

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Wedges lack versatility and irons feel firm

The new REVA set is designed for women of all skill levels who want to increase their distance and enjoyment. This set includes a driver, 3-wood, 5 and 6 hybrids, 7-9 irons, a pitching and sand wedge, a putter, as well as a jazzy cart bag and matching headcovers. Our tester loved the driver performance, providing a high launch and ball flight, powerful feel, and the big circular target-style sweet spot on the face looks makes you feel as though it's impossible to miss.

The large, oversized cavity back irons are also designed to help on mishits - make no mistake, this is a women's set built for the beginner and high handicapper looking to improve scoring quickly. We felt the irons were effortlessly easy to hit and very forgiving indeed. We would've maybe preferred specialist wedges, but the clubs included in this set do the job well enough for a simple pitch or chip shot. 

What makes this one of the best women's golf sets is that the putter includes the Stroke Lab shaft, played by some of the best players in the world. This technology helps to improve tempo and consistency in your stroke, so it could save you a shot or two by helping eliminate three putts.

It's available in blue and black (right hand only) and in left-handed too, so all golfers are catered for. Certainly a set worth considering if you want to make the game seem easier. You can buy individual Reva clubs to, like the Callaway Big Bertha Reva Women's driver, as well as Callaway Reva golf balls.

Cleveland Bloom Ladies Package Set

Cleveland Bloom Ladies Package Set

Cleveland Bloom Ladies Package Set

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Ideal for those beginning their golf journey

Specifications

Clubs Included: 10 (Driver, 3W, 5-6 Hybrid, 7-SW, Putter)

Reasons to buy

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Good quality at a reasonable price
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Suitable set for beginner golfers
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Attractive design

Reasons to avoid

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No left-handed option

The Cleveland Bloom ladies package set is designed for female golfers who are just starting out in the game and with a driver, 5-wood, hybrid, SW-7-iron, and a putter, this set represents exceptional value. And not forgetting the cart golf bag and detachable pouch that highlights the standout black/pink color scheme.

With a 14-degree loft on the driver and a deep face on the 5-wood, our tester found these clubs easy to launch, and she was particularly impressed by the 5 hybrid that delivered consistent high-flying shots from a variety of lies. Forgiveness is key for beginners, and the cavity back irons provide this thanks to the big sweet spot, while the 56-degree wedge performs well out of sand.

Completing the set is the mallet-shaped putter, designed for players to strike consistent, smooth rolling putts, which the test proved.

The Wilson Magnolia package set for ladies

Wilson Magnolia Ladies Set 

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Specifications

Clubs Included: 11 (Driver, 3W, 4-6 Hybrid, 7-SW, Putter)

Reasons to buy

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Ideal set for lady beginners
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Noticeable forgiveness off centre
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Stylish accompanying cart bag

Reasons to avoid

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Not suited to stronger lady players

One of the advantages of the Wilson Magnolia set is that women have a choice of a stylish cart or carry bag to hold a driver, 3-wood, 4, 5, 6 hybrid, 7-SW irons and a putter

Without compromising the quality of these clubs, the set represents excellent value. The high-lofted driver with an oversized head provides women with all-important confidence on the tee. Similarly, the irons have oversize heads and clever weighting allows for maximum forgiveness on off-centre hits. 

Overall, our tester found the clubs throughout the bag easy to launch with accurate results, and especially appreciating the compactness of the heads of the hybrids and their versatility, which came into their own when playing from the rough. This set also includes a bespoke wedge, which is uncommon in package sets, although a great idea for short game shots. Completing the set is a mallet-shaped putter and with a prominent alignment line, this helps women to aim correctly at the hole.

Drivers

TaylorMade Kalea Premier Women's Driver

TaylorMade Kalea Premier Women's Driver

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Specifications

Lofts: 12.5°

Reasons to buy

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Impressive distance
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Effortlessly easy to hit
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Premium quality and fully customisable

Reasons to avoid

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The crown's gloss finish could distract in sunlight

TaylorMade’s Kalea Premier range is designed to suit women golfers with various playing styles, helping them to hit shots effortlessly maximum forgiveness. We believe this is one of the best golf drivers for women that TaylorMade has ever produced.

The Kalea Premier women’s driver comes with a standard 12.5 degree loft and our tester found it super lightweight, in fact it’s 10g lighter than its predecessor, the Kalea 3 driver. It features a 22-gram steel back weight to encourage high launch and TaylorMade’s ‘Twist Face’ technology that proved to straighten out mishits, so overall this driver is easy to swing and will definitely help women with a slower swing speed to gain distance.

The grip is nice and tacky and suitably sized for women with smaller hands, and we like the clubhead color too, which is a deep dark blue. It has a shimmery finish that is complemented by white edging lines that helped our tester to focus her eye on aiming the club correctly.

The sole of the Ping G Le3 Driver

Ping G Le3 Driver

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Specifications

Lofts: 11.5° (Adjustability +/-1.5°)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight but powerful
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Effortless to launch
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Pleasing sound

Reasons to avoid

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Fitting is key to maximise performance
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Won’t suit players with a fast swing speed

The Ping G Le3 driver is part of the third generation of G Le clubs, and continues to be a popular range for women with a slow to moderate swing speeds. 

Compared with its predecessor, G Le2, advancements in technology means that clever weighting has allowed for a lower and slightly heel side centre of gravity for even greater forgiveness. With a new model comes a new colorway and in our opinion, navy with gold accents is the best yet. It comes with a standard 11.5 degree loft, but this can be adjusted +/- 1.5.

The large clubhead has angled ridges on the crown, which are not just for show, but are there to improve airflow to help deliver faster ball speeds, and they also frame the ball nicely, providing us with confidence at address. 

In testing, while this is a lightweight driver, we found it easy to stay in control of our drives throughout the swing. It was effortless to get the ball off the tee and quickly up in the air with pleasing results and noticeable forgiveness on slight mishits.

Callaway Women's Big Bertha Reva Driver

Callaway Women's Big Bertha Reva Women's Driver

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Specifications

Lofts: 10.5 or 12.5° loft and lie adjustable

Reasons to buy

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Large, ultra-forgiving face                          
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Cutting edge aesthetics
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Super easy to launch

Reasons to avoid

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Unorthodox shape may put some off

The main aim of the Reva is to help women hit their tee shots further and find the fairway more often. To deliver longer drives and greater accuracy, Callaway has engineered a large clubhead with internal draw bias weighting.

By also incorporating Callaway’s Jailbreak technology, which helps to make the clubface more efficient, two internal bars stiffen the body of the Reva to allow the face to flex more, while the lightweight crown permits weight to be redistributed for higher MOI.

Thanks to the advanced design of the clubface, there’s a more expansive area to promote faster ball speeds, so women will still drive the ball a long way, even if they miss the centre of the face at impact. Given all of that, this was a no-brainer inclusion on this beginner guide list.

The Cobra Air-X Women's Driver

Cobra Air-X Women's Driver

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