Golf Equipment Market Report by Type (Golf Clubs, Golf Balls, Golf Bags and Accessories, Golf Apparel and Footwears), Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Sporting Goods Chain, On-course Shops, Online Stores, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

Golf Equipment Market Report by Type (Golf Clubs, Golf Balls, Golf Bags and Accessories, Golf Apparel and Footwears), Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Sporting Goods Chain, On-course Shops, Online Stores, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

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Global Golf Equipment Market:

The global golf equipment market size reached US$ 7.9 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 10.9 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.53% during 2024-2032. The inflating popularity of golf tournaments in several countries, along with the easy product availability across e-commerce websites, is propelling the market.

Report Attribute 
Key Statistics
Base Year
Forecast Years
Historical Years
Market Size in 2023
US$ 7.9 Billion
Market Forecast in 2032
US$ 10.9 Billion
Market Growth Rate (2024-2032) 3.53%

Golf Equipment Market Analysis:

  • Major Market Drivers: The rising focus among government bodies on enhancing golf infrastructures and the inflating expenditure capacities of consumers are stimulating the market. Moreover, the growing participation among the millennial population in sports activities is also acting as another significant growth-inducing factor.
  • Key Market Trends: The increasing investments in promotional and marketing activities by key players, which assist them in expanding their geographical presence and customer base, are among the emerging trends stimulating the market.
  • Geographical Trends: The elevating demand for golf as a popular sport and leisure activity is augmenting the market across North America. Furthermore, the development of golf equipment integrated with smart sensors is also positively influencing the market in the region. Besides this, the escalating awareness among consumers towards the benefits of playing golf, which helps in losing weight as well as improving heart health and concentration, is bolstering the overall market in North America.
  • Competitive Landscape: According to the golf equipment market overview, some of the prominent companies include Acushnet Holdings Corp. (Fila Holdings Corp.), Adidas AG, Amer Sports (Anta Sports Products Limited), Bridgestone Corporation, Callaway Golf Company, DICK's Sporting Goods Inc., Dixon Golf Inc., Mizuno Corporation, Nike Inc., PING, Puma SE, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., and TaylorMade Golf Co, among many others.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: One of the key challenges hindering the market includes intense competition among manufacturers. However, numerous industry players are focusing on innovation and differentiation of their products, which is expected to fuel the market in the coming years.

Golf Equipment Market Trends:

Several Technological Innovations

Continuous advancements in golf equipment are widely improving the accessibility and performance of the sport. Moreover, leading manufacturers are incorporating cutting-edge materials, such as titanium and carbon fiber, which minimize weight while increasing the strength and durability of the product. This, in turn, is positively influencing the golf equipment market demand. For example, in September 2022, Mussel Polymers, Inc., one of the specialty materials and coatings companies, introduced stronger and lighter fiber-reinforced composites that can be adopted in the manufacturing of golf equipment. Furthermore, in May 2023, Par(x) announced the launch of its state-of-the-art line of golf gear and accessories, equipped with cutting-edge Filium technology. Additionally, the brand's premium products are specifically designed by using only the highest-quality natural materials to provide golfers with a comfortable fit, unparalleled style both on and off the golf course, superior performance, etc. Apart from this, the widespread integration of smart analytics software that provides players with detailed feedback on their performance, including ball trajectory and swing analysis, is further bolstering the golf equipment market outlook. For instance, in May 2022, Cool Clubs, one of the leaders in personalized golf club fitting technology, introduced SpinLaunch, a golf equipment testing statistic. Similarly, in November 2023, Zelus Analytics, one of the Austin-based sports analytics companies that is transforming player evaluation and in-game decision-making, acquired TourIQ Golf, the leading analytics service built specifically for professional golfers on the PGA Tour.

Growing Product Launches

The launch of advanced golf balls that offer better control and longer distances, lighter and more aerodynamic golf clubs, high-tech wearable devices that track player performance in real-time, etc., represents some of the innovative products that play a crucial role in capturing consumer interest and maintaining brand relevance. For instance, in January 2024, Callaway introduced Jailbreak Technology and AI-modeled faces that can improve ball speed retention across the clubface, thereby providing golfers with increased distance. Moreover, other prominent brands, including TaylorMade and Titleist, offer custom irons designed for bogey golfers. This represents one of the golf equipment market recent opportunities. Besides this, the increasing use of golf gloves that give insights into game mechanics is also strengthening the market. For example, in March 2018, Grip Boost Inc., an innovator in grip technology solutions for athletesdeveloped its Grip Boost Second Skin Golf Glove 2.0. The advanced golf glove is equipped with unique technology to offer golfers an unmatched fit and grip. Apart from this, novel product launches cater to a wide range of consumers, including recreational players and professional athletes, each looking for equipment that suits their specific playing style and needs. For example, in May 2023, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) launched low-cost accessories, golf clubs, and footwear for children and female beginners. These products are exclusively at Walmart. Additionally, in November 2023, Stitch Golf, one of the leading golf equipment providers, developed the SL 2 Air Walker golf bag. It has tough zippers, double straps, separate ball packets, and more storage space. These launches are expected to elevate the golf equipment market revenue over the forecasted period.

Popularity of Indoor Golf

The emerging trend of golf simulators that offer an accessible and convenient way to practice and play golf regardless of weather conditions or geographic limitations is stimulating the market. For example, in January 2024, TeeTime Ventures, one of the indoor games, sporting, and recreation solutions providers, announced the launch of Asia’s first Protee VX golf simulator at Golfer’s Edge in Chennai. Moreover, the AI-powered launch monitor provides a new level of precision and affordability. Apart from this, the rising number of sports clubs is also acting as another significant growth-inducing factor. For instance, in February 2024, a West side Grand Rapids bar and restaurant in the U.S. launched a golf lounge that offers an immersive experience to individuals. Additionally, the growing number of indoor golf facilities also supports social leagues and play, which makes golf more of a year-round sport. This, in turn, is contributing to the golf equipment market growth. For example, in September 2023, Trackman, who revolutionized the game of golf with its patented optically enhanced radar tracking (OERT) technology, announced the introduction of Trackman iO, the company’s first purpose-built product for indoor golf. In addition, in January 2024, Skill Money Games launched AI-driven and skill-based cash challenges on golf simulators. Moreover, the company is revolutionizing indoor golf through its patented AI technology.

Golf Equipment Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the market, along with the golf equipment market forecast at the global, regional, and country levels for 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on the type and distribution channel.

Breakup by Type:

  • Golf Clubs
  • Golf Balls
  • Golf Bags and Accessories
  • Golf Apparel and Footwears

At present, golf clubs account for the majority of the global share

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the type. This includes golf clubs, golf balls, golf bags and accessories, and golf apparel and footwears. According to the report, golf clubs represented the largest market segmentation.

Continuous technological innovations that offer enhanced performance, such as increased distance, improved ball control, better swing accuracy, etc., are propelling the growth in this segmentation. These advancements encourage both new and experienced golfers to upgrade their clubs regularly in pursuit of an improved game. Furthermore, the variety within the category, which ranges from drivers and irons to wedges and putters, allows for extensive customization to suit individual playing styles and preferences. This, in turn, is also elevating the golf equipment market's recent price. For example, in May 2023, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) introduced affordable golf clubs for female beginners and juniors. Additionally, in January 2024, PXG, one of the leading research and development companies and golf club manufacturers, confirmed the launch of its highly anticipated PXG Black OpsTM collection. The new lineup includes PXG Black Ops Fairways, PXG Black Ops Drivers, and PXG Black Ops Hybrids. 

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

  • Specialty Stores
  • Sporting Goods Chain
  • On-course Shops
  • Online Stores
  • Others

As per the golf equipment market statistics, specialty stores dominate the segment

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the distribution channel. This includes specialty stores, sporting goods chain, on-course shops, online stores, and others. According to the report, specialty stores represented the largest market segmentation.

Specialty stores for golf equipment play an important role by providing a tailored shopping experience that caters specifically to golf enthusiasts. These stores offer a wide range of golf-related products, including clubs, balls, apparel, golf accessories, etc. They are staffed by knowledgeable personnel who can offer expert advice on product selection based on a player's skill level and preferences. The personalized service in specialty golf stores includes custom fitting sessions where clubs are tailored to the posture, swing speed, and playing style of individuals, thereby enhancing both performance and satisfaction. Additionally, these stores often feature indoor hitting bays or simulators, allowing customers to test equipment before making a purchase. This hands-on approach helps in building customer trust and loyalty. For example, SCHEELS, a privately held sporting goods and entertainment chain store headquartered in the U.S., offers a wide array of high-quality sports equipment, including golf simulators.

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

North America represents accounts for the largest golf equipment market share 

The market research report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America accounted for the largest market share.

The increasing number of golf enthusiasts and the development of a wide array of golf courses are propelling the market across North America. The United States, in particular, dominates the regional market, supported by its rich golfing culture and high participation rates. Key players in the industry, such as Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, etc., are headquartered in the country. For example, in January 2024, Funlab, one of the premiere creators of competitive socializing experiences, announced the opening of its mini-golf concept, Holey Moley Golf Club, in the U.S. In line with this, in February 2024, Protoconcept Golf, one of the premium golf club manufacturers in Japan, launched the company’s first offices and distribution warehouse in the United States. Moreover, the expanding networks of retail and online distribution channels that enhance accessibility and consumer engagement are anticipated to bolster the regional market over the forecasted period. For instance, in July 2021, Wilson Sporting Goods opened its first-ever retail location in Chicago, U.S. The store offered a curated assortment of high-performance sports equipment across categories, including golf.

Competitive Landscape:

The market research report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape. Detailed profiles of all major golf equipment market companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:

  • Acushnet Holdings Corp. (Fila Holdings Corp.)
  • Adidas AG
  • Amer Sports (Anta Sports Products Limited)
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • Callaway Golf Company
  • DICK's Sporting Goods Inc.
  • Dixon Golf Inc.
  • Mizuno Corporation
  • Nike Inc.
  • PING
  • Puma SE
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.
  • TaylorMade Golf Co

(Please note that this is only a partial list of the key players, and the complete list is provided in the report.)

Golf Equipment Market Recent Developments:

  • April 2024: OptiShot Golf, one of the leading innovators in golf simulation technology, announced the development of Nova that provides cutting-edge features and unparalleled performance at a competitive price point.
  • March 2024: Revelyst acquired PinSeeker, the leading simulator of off-course golf and connectivity app that hosts virtual, real-time, and closest-to-the-pin tournaments.
  • January 2024: Callaway Golf, one of the prominent industry's leaders in golf equipment performance, design, and innovations, announced the introduction of its new range of Paradym Ai Smoke Drivers, fairway woods, irons, and hybrids.
  • January 2024: PXG developed the Black Ops Line of drivers and metal woods that are made with AMF materials for more flexibility.

Golf Equipment Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Type
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region
Types Covered Golf Clubs, Golf Balls, Golf Bags and Accessories, Golf Apparel and Footwears
Distribution Channels Covered Specialty Stores, Sporting Goods Chain, On-course Shops, Online Stores, Others
Regions Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Acushnet Holdings Corp. (Fila Holdings Corp.), Adidas AG, Amer Sports (Anta Sports Products Limited), Bridgestone Corporation, Callaway Golf Company, DICK's Sporting Goods Inc., Dixon Golf Inc., Mizuno Corporation, Nike Inc., PING, Puma SE, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., TaylorMade Golf Co., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report

  • How has the global golf equipment market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global golf equipment market?
  • What are the key regional markets?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
  • What is the structure of the global golf equipment market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the industry? 

Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the golf equipment market from 2018-2032.
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global golf equipment market.
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the golf equipment industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.

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