Best Glow In The Dark Golf Balls 2024

A look at some of the best glow in the dark golf balls out right now.

Best Glow In The Dark Golf Balls
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Best Glow In The Dark Golf Balls

Want to give night golf a go? Or maybe you want to be able to practice when the sun has gone down? Well if the answer is yes to either of those questions then you will need some good glow in the dark golf balls. Now there are several types of glow in the dark golf ball with some using LED lights, UV light, or they may be fitted with batteries or glow sticks on the inside. To help you narrow your search, we have compiled a short list of some good models below and we would also recommend reading our 'how to choose' section at the bottom of the page before purchasing as well.

We should make clear these balls will not offer the best feel, performance, distance and so on. No, the models in our best golf balls guide are manufactured for that, instead these golf balls are designed to be used in fun games and night golf so bear that in mind before getting to our selections below. On that note check out our guides on the best value golf balls and best distance golf balls as well.

Best Glow In The Dark Golf Balls

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How to choose glow in the dark golf balls

When it comes to glow in the dark golf balls there are several factors to consider. Let's take a look at those now. 


There are several distinct types of glow in the dark golf balls, with three in particular being the most popular. 

The first are powered by UV light.  These can be charged by exposing them to a UV flashlight or flashlight and often these can take only 15 minutes to charge fully. We think these are good models to go for because they are often very bright and last longer. Second are LED lights which often come in a variety of colors and can have long battery lives too. Speaking of batteries, the final popular design is one fitted with batteries or glow sticks. These can also come in a variety of colors but we have found these can often be less durable than the other designs. 


If a glow in the dark golf ball isn't bright then it is as good as useless. We have found UV models can be very bright however the choice of different colors in LED or battery models means the balls can often be very easy to see as well. 


Here we recommend avoiding the cheaper options because they often don't last as long and dim very quickly. When looking at models make sure you read the smaller product information to see how long brands claim their balls light up brightly for to make sure you get a model that lasts as long as you need it to. 


Just like many of the golf balls on the market today, glow in the dark balls come in wide array of colors. Usually UV light balls emit a white color whilst they are being charged and a green color when they are ready to use. Whereas if you want blues, reds, yellows or other colors, we recommend LED and battery options because they come in a variety of colors. Oh and a top tip here - it is a good idea for everyone in your group to use a different color to avoid confusion during the round. 


With models at different price points, it is worth investing a little more on these to make sure you go for a good model. Cheap ones don't last as long and go dim before they should. 

On the flipside you don't want to break the bank on a ball that is meant more for fun than low scores. So have a think about how much you are willing to spend. 


Are glow in the dark golf balls any good?

Yes glow in the dark golf balls can be good but there is a caveat here. They can be good when used for their primary purpose, fun games and night golf. They should not be used as proper golf balls during competitions, at your local club and so on. We should make very clear that glow in the dark golf balls will not offer the best feel, performance, distance and so on. The models made by Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, Srixon and others are the models you should use for regular golf play. 

How long do glow in the dark golf balls last?

So this question can be split into two parts. In terms of how long glow in the dark golf balls last in terms of lighting up, then this varies. Some models light up for 10 minutes or so and then can be relit with a UV flashlight, giving a total of 40 hours. Other models can light up for longer or shorter amounts of time. 

The second part relates to durability. Glow in the dark golf balls tend not to have the most sophisticated technology when it comes to the over of the golf ball which means they can succumb to blemishes and marks quite easily. A specific answer would be dependent on what punishment a particular model or golf ball takes. 

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