We take a look at who we currently consider as the best bookmakers for golf betting so that you can get the best value

Betting on golf is a popular way of enjoying the professional tournaments that get beamed into our living rooms.

At Golf Monthly we produce weekly betting tips produced by our in house GM Tipster – you can check out all his tips and his profit at out Golf Betting Tips homepage.

The best thing about golf betting is that because there is such a big field the odds are usually very generous. You can get good value for betting each way – some bookmaker offer 5 places at a 1/4 of the odds – while others may offer more places but usually at a 1/5 of the odds.

We have looked through many of the current bookmakers out on the market to come up with the list below of who we think is great to currently bet on golf with.

Best Bookmakers For Golf Betting


Overview: Known as The World’s Favourite bookmaker Bet365 have been around for over 15 years. When it comes to depositing your hard earned cash with a bookmaker you want one you can trust and they certainly fit the bill.

Multiple deposit and withdrawal methods are available, from Debit and Credit cards to most popular e-wallets like Pay Pal, Netteller etc. Deposit limits are quite low too so you can have a dabble without needing to deposit more than you want. Withdrawals are relatively painless too, once you’ve verified your identity the first time.

The platform itself is very easy to use and navigate and will work on desktop, mobile or tablet almost seamlessly. And one of our favourite features is the Live Chat for help and support where their representatives are more than happy to help any time you need them.

Markets: Bet365 has one of the highest range of markets out there and they certainly don’t drop the ball when it comes to Golf. They have a fantastic golf markets each week –  including each way bets at a generous 6 places at a 1/4 of the odds – there are also markets such as top players from different nations and who will miss the cut. Check out all the Golf Markets on offer.

More than that, Bet365 has one of the best In-Play betting platforms we’ve ever seen. Its easy to use and you can get your bets on super quick meaning you don’t miss the opportunity to get a quick bet on during the action.

Bet365 Offer: With Bet365 new customers can get up to £100 in free bet credits. Just sign up, deposit and they will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits up to £100 when you place qualifying bets of the same value and they are settled. That means if you deposit and bet £50 you’ll get £50 in Free Bet Credits courtesy of Bet365 to place further bets with.

GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BET CREDITS – Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C’s Apply

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Overview: In both size and stature Betfair is one of the biggest bookmakers in UK. Even more so since their merger with Paddy Power in 2015. Like most other bookmakers Betfair has Casino, Bingo and Poker to go alongside sport betting, but where they are a little different is their betting exchange. There’s two main advantages to the betting exchange, firstly as you’re betting against other punters than the bookmaker themselves, you’ll generally get better odds than anywhere else. You’ll also find many more markets available here as not only can you back anything you think will happen, you can also Lay it – bet that it will not happen, e.g. Betting against Rory McIlroy winning the next PGA Tour.

As you’d expect, Betfair support all the most popular deposit and withdrawal options. As they are owned by Paddy Power you can even deposit cash in a Paddy Power shop for your Betfair balance. They have a great FAQ section as well as some of the most imaginative and varied promotions for their new and existing customers, and are fully optimised for desktop, mobile and tablet as well as having a range of iOS and Android apps.

Markets: As mentioned before, you can back or lay practically anything via the Betfair Exchange with an endless number of betting. This means that you usually get better odds and also can easily bet in play. It is not as easy to place an each way bet – but it is all very simple to operate. If you’re looking for a more traditional experience head to Betfair Sportsbook where there are still over 50 different Golf Markets, each way betting and In-Play betting so you can bet while the match is going on.

Betfair Offer: Betfair offer a wide range of promotions for new and existing customers. Their headline offer for new customers offers up to £100 in Free Bets. To qualify you need to bet £10 and you’ll get a £20 free bet. You can do this up to 5 times thereby getting yourself £100 in free bets.

GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BETS – New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply.

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Overview: With 50 years’ experience behind them, Betfred is a very well established bookmaker and you can see their pedigree almost instantly.

With a wide-ranging golf betting product, often leading market prices and excellent mobile functionality we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. As you’d expect you’ll get in-play betting, comprehensive markets, a very useful FAQ section and Live Support is on hand 9am – 5pm.

As with all the Bookmakers we’re featuring, deposits and withdrawals are fairly straightforward and major debit and credit cards along with E-wallets are supported. New customers are rewarded with a nice welcome bonus giving free bets and free spins on select slots games in their casino and existing customers are papered with additional promotions, though admittedly these tend to be for football or horse racing usually.

Markets: Betfred look after their golf punters and usually offer additional each-way places on the biggest golf tournaments – paying top 7 places for each way at a 1/5 of the odds last time we checked. They publish their odds as late as possible enabling them to have very competitive odds, in-play betting and cover all the markets you’d expect.

Betfred Offer: Betfred like to look after existing customers as well as new customers. With regular horse racing and football promos there’s something to come back for each week.

To get you started however they offer a 400% bonus on a £10 bet, meaning you bet £10 and get £40 in free bets. The first £30 Free Bet you’ll get within 10 hours of your bet being settled, and now Betfred have thrown in an extra £10 Free Bet if your first bet doesn’t win, so its win-win!

Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets – Register using the promo code BETFRED40a, deposit and place first bet of £10 (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £30 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Additional £10 in Free Bets only credited if first bet doesn’t win. T&C’s Apply

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Overview: A relative newcomer in the betting space – rebranded from Bet on Brazil in 2017, but impressed us enough to get listed here. You can expect to find game odds and outrights, some great promotions, an easy to navigate site on all devices and some of the best reward schemes around.

Most questions are answered in their FAQ but they have Live Chat from noon till 10pm so you’re covered for most of the betting day. They are slightly limited on their E-wallet options having only recently added PayPal to the debit and credit staples.

Markets: SportNation clearly see Football and Racing as their bread and butter but it doesn’t stop them offering all the markets you’d expect, whether in-play, outright or game odds. I particularly like the group betting they have on offer in their golf markets where you can pick a three or two ball and pick the winner – excellent for multiple betting on a day during a tournament.

SportNation Offer:  With a range of promotions to keep you engaged this is where SportNation really shine through. SportNation have temporarily removed their welcome bonus but we hope it will return, and they continue to take good care of existing customers. If you’re a regular punter you can also take advantage of the Free Bet Club where you’re rewarded with £5 Free Bet each week if you hit the criteria. Also for the regular punter is the SportNation Reward Club, collect points as you bet that can be redeemed for cash, Free Bets or even Special additional promotions. Check out SportNation promo page for details of all plus their terms and conditions.

Check out SportNation here

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William Hill

Overview: William Hill is synonymous with betting and has been a staple on the UK high street since the 60’s. You can see they’ve put all their experience into a well rounded product, offering great promotions, markets, mobile app and user friendly website.

They are certainly one of the big hitters in the UK golf betting market – they are currently offering some top prices and offering 8 places on each way. Whether it is their In-Play betting, enhanced odds, large markets, or the opportunity for you to get odds quoted for the bets you have imagined – William Hill is a very strong bookmaker to trust your money with.

Markets: There’s no shortage of Golf betting opportunities with William Hill. As one tournament finishes they update odds on the next tournament meaning there’s always plenty to bet on. For the larger tournaments expect 50+ markets covering outrights, Top 5’s to Top 20’s, Cut betting, Top nationalities and many more. When you add their fantastic in-play market to the mix you’ll never be left wanting with William Hill.

William Hill Offer:  Promotions is another area William Hill excel. For specific tournaments you can expect daily in-play bet boosts Top Prices guaranteed on many markets, currently including Top Prices on the Winner of Charles Scwabb Challenge 2020.

You can also get a percentage back of certain losing bets as free bets or double your odds. Its well worth heading to their promotions page to check them all out in more detail.

First and foremost though, take advantage of their Welcome Offer where you get 2 x £15 Free Bets when you bet £10.

Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets – New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

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