5 Best Women's Golf Club Sets - Sept. 2022 - BestReviews (2022)

Buying a new set of golf clubs can be a daunting prospect, but if you’re an avid golfer, you know exactly how important having the right clubs can be to your game. And since clubs usually require a fairly significant investment, you definitely want to make sure that you get your money’s worth.

You have to choose a set that fits your skill level, which will determine the type of clubs you want in your bag. If you’re not entirely sure what to look for, shopping can be very frustrating.

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If you’re a new golfer, a women’s club set with two hybrid clubs can be a worthwhile option.

Types of golf clubs

When you’re shopping for a women’s golf club set, it’s important to understand the different types of clubs. Here are the clubs that every golf bag set should contain.

Woods

Woods are used to make long shots and include the driver and the fairway clubs. Historically, the large heads were made of wood, but that’s no longer the case. Modern woods have metal heads (typically titanium) with a lightweight design that enables you to hit the ball long distances.

The heads of woods are large and usually hollow, and the shafts (usually made of lightweight graphite) are long to aid swing speed. These clubs are classified by numbers that denote the loft or angle of the club face. The loft determines how high and far you can drive the ball. New players typically do best with 5-, 7-, and 9-woods because they offer distance while being easier to hit than lower-lofted woods.

Irons

Irons are used for tee shots on shorter holes, shots from the fairway, or any shot taken approximately 100 to 200 yards from the green. These clubs have smaller heads than woods, and the heads are solid rather than hollow. Like woods, the faces have an angle that helps with the loft.

Wedges

Wedges are technically a subset of irons and include the pitching wedge, sand wedge, gap wedge, and lob wedge. These clubs have similar heads to irons but provide considerably more loft, so they’re used for short approach shots, chips and pitches around the green, and hitting out of a sand trap. Women’s golf club sets usually include a pitching wedge and sand wedge, though some also include a lob wedge.

Putters

Putters offer the greatest variety of sizes and shapes. As the name implies, these clubs are used to putt or knock the ball into the hole. The best putter depends on your personal preference in terms of the head and length, though beginners usually do best with standard-length putters.

Hybrids

Hybrid clubs are something between woods and irons. These are lightweight with a flat face. In a women’s golf set, hybrid clubs are usually included in place of long irons or one of the woods because they offer a higher loft and are easier to swing. Some golfers find that they don’t hit as far as other clubs but can hit more accurately.

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Golf club sets usually come with a carrying bag, often with dividers for various types of clubs. We assess bag durability and construction.

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Steel clubs are heavy enough to deliver powerful swings, but they may be difficult for a new golfer to control. We look at different types of clubs for all experience levels.

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The carrying bags included in golf club sets are designed to stand on their own. We assess the bags’ ability to stand upright.

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We research the various sizes of golf clubs available, thinking about how the length of each might affect a player’s swing.

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Our search for the best women’s golf club sets is comprehensive. We look for sets that would be appreciated by novices, experienced golfers, and players in between.

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When choosing a women’s golf club set, portability is key. We look for sets that offer easy transportation.

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When assessing golf clubs, we look at the overall quality of construction as well as extra features, such as adjustable straps and umbrella holders.

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Your golf club set should match your unique personality. We look for customizable colors and size options when choosing the best women’s golf club sets.

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Left-handed golfers shouldn’t use right-handed clubs and vice-versa. When researching golf club sets, we take the availability of left-handed sets into account.

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Women’s golf club set features to consider

Club number/type

Most standard women’s golf club sets usually provide 11 to 13 clubs.

  • Woods: Driver, 3-wood, 5-wood, and possibly a 7-wood

  • Irons: 4-iron, 5-iron, 6-iron, 7-iron, 8-iron, 9-iron

  • Wedges: Pitching wedge, sand wedge

  • Putter

Some sets include hybrid clubs. In those sets, the lower irons (3-iron, 4-iron, 5-iron, and sometimes 6-iron) are replaced with one or two hybrid clubs. That’s because the lower irons are usually harder to handle for golfers with a slower swing speed. These golfers will have an easier time with the hybrid clubs, which make it easier to lift the ball off the ground.

Material

Most golf clubs are made of a blend of titanium and steel, or graphite. The material in the shaft determines the weight and feel of the club and should be a major consideration for a newer player buying a new set.

  • Steel shafts are relatively heavy and help players with faster swings maximize their power. However, players who aren’t confident swinging hard won’t receive the same benefits.

  • Graphite is a lightweight, flexible form of carbon. Beginners usually have a slower swing speed, so they can benefit from clubs made of graphite. Graphite clubs can help increase the distance and accuracy with which you hit the ball to improve your overall golf game.

  • Another major consideration when selecting the material of the shafts in your new set should be the flex. Players with harder swings want stiffer shafts for increased control; newer players with slower swing speeds will want shafts designed with more flex to maximize distance despite a lack of power.

Length

The length of your golf clubs has a major impact on your swing. Everyone is different, and you don’t want to be working with a set that isn’t designed for your height. You’ll notice issues with the shorter clubs (like high-numbered irons and wedges) in particular if you have misfit clubs.

Because many women are shorter than men, women’s golf clubs are typically shorter than those designed for men.

When it comes to golf clubs for women, there are three main lengths: petite length, women’s standard, and men’s standard.

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  • Petite length is suitable for women who are 5’3” or shorter.

  • Women’s standard is suitable for women who are 5’3” to 5’7”.

  • Men’s standard is suitable for women who are 5’7” or taller.

While it might be convenient, don’t store your golf club set in the trunk of your car long term. The clubs can easily get dented or scratched when they shift around while you drive.

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Grip size

The grip is the rubber or leather portion of the golf club that you hold. You can find grips in a range of sizes, including undersize (junior), standard, midsize, and jumbo. Choose a grip size based on the size of your hand – the size of your golf glove is a good indicator. If you wear a large glove, try a midsize grip. For women who wear small or medium gloves, choose a standard grip. But most of all, go with whatever feels most natural and comfortable in your hand.

Loft

Choosing a set that includes clubs with the proper loft is key to maximizing the distance that you’re able to hit the ball. You’ll want to scrutinize the woods in particular because most irons have standard-set lofts. The best loft depends on your swing speed. On average, women have a swing speed of approximately 65 miles per hour, which means that they require clubs with higher loft angles. For the best results, look for a club set with a driver that offers approximately 11° to 13° of loft.

Bag

A golf club set typically includes a bag, so you don’t have to purchase it separately. Choose a set with a lightweight bag and comfortable carrying strap that allows you to easily transport it around the course. Most bags have dividers to help keep your clubs organized, as well as outer pockets for other accessories and a rain hood to protect your clubs in the rain.

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Always clean and dry your golf clubs before storing them. Having a fresh set for each round will help you on the course, and it looks better.

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Women’s golf club set prices

Prices for women’s golf club sets vary based on what material the clubs are made of and how many clubs are included. In most cases, you can expect to pay between $130 and $1,000 for a set.

Budget-friendly

Women’s golf club sets that include fewer than 10 clubs and are made for beginners usually cost between $130 and $300. These are far from the highest quality, but a solid starter set can help you decide if you like the game enough to make a more major investment.

Mid-range

Women’s golf club sets that include more clubs at a higher quality level usually cost between $300 and $500.

Expensive

Women’s golf club sets that include 11 or more clubs and are made for those who want to get the most out of their game usually cost between $500 and $1,000. It can get even more expensive from there if you’re looking to play competitively or want to have the newest technology in your bag.

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A 9-iron, sand wedge, and putter are essential clubs for any women’s golf club set.

FAQ

Q. What’s the most common mistake that women make when choosing a golf club set?

A. The most common mistake is choosing clubs that are too long, which can affect your posture, cause you to hit the ball off-center, diminish your accuracy, and even shorten the distance of your shots. For a woman who’s 5’5”, clubs that are approximately 43 inches long work best. For every inch above or under 5’5”, add or subtract an inch. New golfers can easily get discouraged if they’re playing with the wrong clubs, so choose a set with clubs that are standard women’s length if you’re in doubt.

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Q. What type of shaft should I look for when buying a women’s golf club set?

A. After the length of the club, the type of shaft (the portion between the head and grip) may be the most important feature in determining its performance. Shafts are rated in terms of flexibility (extra stiff, stiff, regular, senior, ladies’). Shafts with ladies’ flex are the most flexible and are designed for women with lower swing speeds. If you’re an experienced golfer, you might prefer a regular flex shaft if you’ve been able to develop a faster swing.

Q. How long does a women’s golf club set usually last?

A. It depends on how often you play and/or practice with your clubs and how well you take care of them. However, a good-quality women’s golf club set should last between seven and 10 years. Longevity usually isn’t a primary reason to upgrade clubs, but when you improve to a certain ability level, you’ll want to have a set that matches your skill set.

FAQs

What golf clubs are most popular? ›

According to most golfers, the putter, wedges, and driver, in that order, are the most used golf clubs. The putter is clearly the most used golf club and is used for roughly 53% of shots.

What irons come out in 2022? ›

New 2022 Titleist T-Series Irons
  • Titleist 2022 T100 Iron Set With Steel Shafts. ...
  • Titleist T100s Iron Set With Steel Shafts. ...
  • Titleist T200 Iron Set With Steel Shafts. ...
  • Titleist 2022 T200 Iron Set With Graphite Shafts. ...
  • Titleist T300 Iron Set With Steel Shafts. ...
  • Titleist 2022 T300 Iron Set With Graphite Shafts.

What set of golf clubs should I get? ›

For your first golf clubs, we recommend buying a beginner set of clubs that include a driver and 3-wood, odd-numbered irons (3, 5, 7, 9) and a putter. Apart from the basic decisions between men's and women's clubs and right or left-handed clubs, you might have a choice between steel and graphite shaft clubs.

What clubs do most LPGA players use? ›

PING clubs are most used by the top 50 LPGA Tour players with Titleist and PXG clubs the next most popular brands. Across all the golf club types played by the top 50 only TaylorMade drivers, PXG hybrid clubs and Callaway's Odyssey putters break PING's and Titleist's dominance as the most used clubs.

What clubs should a lady golfer have? ›

A good combination of clubs for women is the driver, lofted woods such as a 5, 7 and 9, a 6-iron, 7-iron, 8-iron and 9-iron, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a putter. Hybrids, which are easier to hit than long irons, can replace the 3-iron, 4-iron and 5-iron.

What are the best golf clubs money can buy? ›

The Best Golf Clubs In 2022
  • Callaway Strata – Best Overall Golf Club Set.
  • Wilson Ultra – Best Affordable Golf Club Set.
  • TaylorMade RBZ Speedlite – Best Premium Golf Club Set.
  • TaylorMade SIM Max Driver – Great for Mid Handicappers.
  • Callaway Epic Max Driver – Great for High Handicappers.
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What are the best golf clubs for seniors? ›

Best Golf Clubs (Irons) For Seniors: Our Top Picks
  • Best Overall: Cleveland Launcher XL Halo.
  • Runner-up: TaylorMade SIM 2 Max OS.
  • Budget Pick: Wilson Launch Pad. Best Premium: Callaway Apex DCB Irons.
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What are the 4 main golf clubs? ›

These clubs are classified into four main categories - woods, irons, wedges, and putters. Within each group, there are different sizes available as well, indicated by a number on the club.

How often should you change your irons? ›

A good rule of thumb to follow is if you're a golfer with a low handicap or just a casual golfer is to replace your golf irons somewhere around every four to five years or after around three hundred rounds. This can prevent the golf clubs from wearing down to the point where it seriously impacts your golf game.

What's the best irons in 2022? ›

11 Best Golf Irons in 2022 [Expert Review]
  • Best Golf Irons 2022: TaylorMade P790 Iron Set.
  • Runner Up 1: Cobra Golf 2020 Speedzone Iron Set.
  • Runner Up 2: Callaway Apex Iron Set.
  • Best Golf Irons for Fixing a Slice: Callaway Mavrik Irons.
  • Best Golf Irons for Distance: TaylorMade SIM 2 MAX Irons.

How much is a set of good golf clubs? ›

Furthermore, a hybrid is priced between $150 to $300 an item, while a set of irons is between $380 to $1000. A pitching, sand, or lob wedge, sets beginners back $80 to $230, depending on the brand and quality.
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Mid Handicapper (New vs Used)
ClubPrice (New)Price (Pre-owned)
Putter$100 – $250$90 – $200
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What golf club should you upgrade first? ›

What clubs should I replace first? Upgrading your driver, wedges or putter is the best approach, rather than your irons. High performing drivers, wedges and putters are expensive to make – these are often the clubs that are best to upgrade if you have a beginner set.

How long should golf clubs last? ›

In short, the lifespan of modern golf clubs can be anywhere from three years, to a lifetime if repairs are made. However, the longevity of your golf clubs is entirely dependent on how frequently you play and how well you care for your clubs.

What swing weight do LPGA players use? ›

As a whole a wide range of iron shaft weights is used by the top 50 LPGA players from 64g up to 131g. 5 players use iron shafts between 100 to 110g with 1 player each choosing a 115g, 125g and 131g shaft. Under the 100g mark 9 players use irons shafts between 90 and 100g with the most popular shaft weight being 106.5g.

What is the average golf swing speed for a woman? ›

Women have a slower swing speed than men, meaning that they generate less power during a swing. According to LearnAboutGolf.com, the average woman has a driver swing speed of 60 mph or less. The average man has a driver swing speed of 75 mph or higher.

What is the most popular putter on the LPGA? ›

1) uses the Taylormade Spider X. It is the most widely used putter on the PGA tour. It is the most widely used putter on the LPGA tour.

Should a woman use a 3 wood? ›

For women, fortunately, fairway woods are easier to use than long irons. The three-wood is the club women use most because it has plenty of loft and gives good distance. The four-wood, which has about 15 yards less distance, is the club to use out of fairly bad lies.

How far should a woman hit a 7 wood? ›

What Is the Average Distance of 7-Wood? 7 wood golf club distances include the following. For women, the average range is between 120 yards (minimum) and 170 yards (maximum). For men, the average range is between 170 yards (minimum) and 230 yards (maximum).

How far should a woman hit a 5 hybrid? ›

Hybrid vs Iron Distance Chart
ClubLoft (Degree)Distance (Yards)
4 Hybrid22195
5 Hybrid25188
6 Hybrid28180
7 Hybrid31173
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What age is considered senior for golf? ›

In men's professional golf senior tournaments are for players aged 50 and above. In other branches of the sport the lower age limit varies, but is usually 45, 50 or 55.

How far should a senior golfer hit a 7 iron? ›

Some golfers have 3 wood, some have 5 wood, and some even have 7 wood.
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Average 7 Iron Distance By Age.
Age RangeAverage 7 Iron Distance
40-50146 yards
50-60139 yards
60+128 yards
All Golfers145 yards
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How far does the average 60 year old hit a golf ball? ›

Average Driver Distance By Age (And How To Improve It)
Age RangeAverage Driver Distance
40-50220 yards
50-60211 yards
60+196 yards
All Golfers219 yards
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What are the big 5 golf brands? ›

It's generally accepted that nine out of every 10 drivers sold come from Callaway, TaylorMade, PING, Titleist and Cobra – the so-called Big Five.

What is the hardest club to hit in golf? ›

What Are The Hardest Irons To Hit? The long irons, like the one, two, and three iron, are the hardest golf irons to hit. These clubs have less loft than other clubs, require a fast swing speed to hit them well, and a smaller sweet spot makes off center hits more common.

How much do a good set of golf clubs cost? ›

Furthermore, a hybrid is priced between $150 to $300 an item, while a set of irons is between $380 to $1000. A pitching, sand, or lob wedge, sets beginners back $80 to $230, depending on the brand and quality.
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Mid Handicapper (New vs Used)
ClubPrice (New)Price (Pre-owned)
Putter$100 – $250$90 – $200
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How long should ladies golf clubs be? ›

Women's iron sets are generally 1-inch shorter than men's and the standard length for women is 43 inches. The Petite or Ladies Junior set is a further 1-inch shorter than the regular women's set.

Do more expensive golf clubs make a difference? ›

Yes, more expensive clubs can make a difference as players get better but as you are getting to grips with the game's fundamentals – posture, grip, ball position and alignment – any big spend on clubs is pretty much wasted.

What degree driver should a woman use? ›

Women golfers typically have a slower swing than men golfers, therefore drivers for women usually have higher loft degrees to help the ball get up in the air. The standard loft for women's drivers is 12-16 degrees. The lower the loft degree, the lower the trajectory of the ball will be.

How long should golf clubs last? ›

In short, the lifespan of modern golf clubs can be anywhere from three years, to a lifetime if repairs are made. However, the longevity of your golf clubs is entirely dependent on how frequently you play and how well you care for your clubs.

How much is a full club fitting? ›

On average it costs between $250 and $600 to get a full bag of golf clubs fitted. Driver only fittings typically cost from $50 to $175 as do 'irons' fittings. Wood/Hybrid and wedge custom fittings can be cheaper at $40 to $150 but golf club fitters will often 'refund' fitting costs if you buy clubs afterwards.

What is considered a full set of golf clubs? ›

A modern set of golf clubs typically consists of three woods (the 1-driver, 3, and 5), at least 1 hybrid (3H) seven irons (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PW), and a putter. This gives you a total of twelve clubs.

What size golf clubs should I use for my height? ›

1. Measure Your Overall Height (i.e. “static” fitting)
OVERALL HEIGHTGOLF CLUB LENGTH ADJUSTMENTS
5'7″ to 6'1″standard length in inches
6'1″ to 6'2″plus 1/4″
6'2″ to 6'4″plus 1/2″
6'4″ to 6'6″plus 1″
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How do I know if my golf clubs are the right size? ›

Using the ratio of every 6" of height there should be a 1" change in length then there should be a 1 ½" difference between their 5-irons. For example, recommend 36.5" for the lady and 38" for the man (or 36.75" / 38.25").

What does XL mean in women's golf clubs? ›

When it comes to clothes, the meaning of XL in golf is no different than at a standard clothing store: XL refers to “extra large” clothing. This applies not only to golf shirts and pants, but to golf shoes, gloves, socks, outerwear and hats. As with non-golf clothing, however, there is no standard for XL golfwear.

How often should you replace your golf clubs? ›

A good estimation is for low handicap and regular golfers to replace the set of irons after approximately three hundred rounds or around four to five years. This will prevent the clubs from wearing out in places where you regularly strike the ball and keep you abreast of technological advances.

Are today's golf clubs better than 10 years ago? ›

There is no evidence that golf clubs deteriorate over time. Well maintained clubs will last a lifetime. 10+ year old clubs should be checked for better options but clubs less than 5 years old do not need replacing except for wear and tear issues to which wedges and forged irons are most vulnerable.

What makes golf clubs more forgiving? ›

A club that delivers adequate distance and accuracy on poorly struck shots is said to be “forgiving.” Built with perimeter weighting and large hitting areas, these clubs are best for average and beginning golfers. When the ball is struck on any club's sweet spot, maximum distance is achieved.

What is the best golf drive for a woman? ›

Titleist TSi1 Driver

But Titleist does have four of the best golf drivers and the TSi1 is the one we recommend for the everyday female golfer. It's the most forgiving of the four and has the largest head that emphasizes distance and forgiveness above all else.

What is the average golf drive for a woman? ›

The average driving distance for a female golfer is just under 200 yards. Male and female distances vary with the driver because of the driver's swing speed and loft. The average men's driver is about 10.5 degrees of loft, and it is closer to 12 degrees for women.

What is the best driver for a senior lady golfer? ›

Best Golf Driver For Seniors
  1. Callaway Epic Max Star. If you're looking for a lightweight driver, the Callaway Epic Max Star is for you. ...
  2. Cleveland Launcher XL Lite Draw Driver. ...
  3. Titleist TS1 Golf Driver. ...
  4. TaylorMade SIM Max D Golf Driver. ...
  5. Cobra Golf Speedzone Xtreme Golf Driver.

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