Golf Trip Packing List: Don’t Forget These Essentials in 2024 (PDF)

Golf Trip Packing List

The time has come! It’s almost time for your golf trip and your excitement is growing with every passing minute. But hold up, let’s take a step back and reel in the excitement a bit because you still need to pack!

Take it from me, packing for a golf trip is no easy task when you’re constantly distracting yourself with the amazing time you’re about to have. It’s natural to get lost in your thoughts, which if you’re like me, can lead to leaving some critical items behind!

So let’s dive into some of the essential items you need for your golf trip as well as some of the most forgotten items.

Essential Golfing Equipment:

  • Golf clubs (including putter, wedges, irons, and driver)
  • Golf balls
  • Tees
  • Golf bag
  • Gloves (optional but recommended)
  • Golf shoes (optional but recommended)
  • Umbrella (in case of rain)
  • Rain gear (such as rain jackets, pants, extra socks, towels)
  • Rangefinder or GPS device (optional but can be helpful for measuring shots)
  • GPS device (optional but can be helpful for mapping out courses)
  • Headcovers for clubs (optional but recommended for protecting clubs during transport)
  • Extra grips (optional but can be helpful if you need to replace worn grips on your clubs)
  • Ball marker
  • Divot repair tool
  • Club cleaning brush

Clothing and Footwear

  • Golf shirt (preferably moisture-wicking)
  • Golf pants or shorts, skirts
  • Socks (preferably moisture-wicking)
  • Undergarments
  • Belts
  • Light jacket or sweater (for cooler weather)
  • Hats, visors, winter hats/toques
  • Sunglasses
  • Golf shoes
  • Comfortable shoes for off-the-course (such as sneakers or sandals)
  • Pajamas or loungewear for evening wear
  • Swimsuit (if your accommodations have a pool or you plan on swimming)

Note: It’s a good idea to pack clothing in layers, as the weather can vary on a golf trip. Make sure to check the forecast for your destination and pack accordingly.

Accessories and Personal Care Items

  • Sunscreen (with at least SPF 30)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent or bug spray (optional but recommended if you’ll be in an area with bugs)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks
  • Personal hygiene items (such as toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, etc.)
  • Towels (for showering and drying off after swimming)
  • Razor
  • Makeup and beauty products
  • Medications (such as prescription medications, over-the-counter pain relievers, etc.)
  • First aid kit (including band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and any other items you may need in case of minor injuries)
  • Watches
  • Jewelry

Note: It’s a good idea to pack a small bag or container with your personal care items so that you can easily access them when you need them. It’s also a good idea to bring extra sunscreen and insect repellent, as you’ll likely be spending a lot of time outside on the course.

Electronic Items

  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Headphones
  • Rangefinder
  • Phone
  • Vape pen
  • Charging cables

Sports & Recreational Gear Items

  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Bocce balls
  • Basketball
  • Tennis racket & tennis balls
  • Pickleball set
  • Portable volleyball set
  • Watersport accessories
  • Yard games
  • Chess set or other games
  • Running shoes
  • Hiking gear
  • Bikes

Other Must-Have Items

  • Wallet or purse (including cash, credit cards, identification, etc.)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Camera (optional but recommended for capturing memories of your trip)
  • Travel documents (such as a passport or driver’s license if traveling internationally, or confirmation documents for flights and accommodations)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Snacks (such as energy bars or trail mix)
  • Water bottle (to stay hydrated on the course)
  • Cooler bag
  • Maps or a guidebook (if you’re traveling to a new location)
  • Entertainment items (such as books, podcasts, or games)
  • Power strip or extra phone charger (helpful if you have multiple electronic devices that need charging)
  • Luggage (such as a suitcase or golf bag travel cover)
  • Wet wipes (helpful for refreshing after a long day on the course)

Note: It’s a good idea to make a list of these items and check them off as you pack to ensure you don’t forget anything important. It’s also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack with these items so that you can easily access them when you need them.

Golf Trip Packing List (PDF Download)


Golf trips can be a great way to relax and have some fun, but it’s important to be prepared. By following this golf trip packing list, you can be confident that you have everything you need to enjoy your time on the course. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group, make sure to pack wisely and have a great time out on the course!

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