Best Golf Gifts for Men: You Only Need This One

The panic is starting to set in. You’ve scrolled through countless lists of the best gifts for golfers but nothing is catching your eye. You really want to treat him well this year but you just aren’t sure how to do it. He already has his favorite set of clubs, his favorite golf bag, and you know better than to suggest he upgrade his dorky golf jacket.

Well, I have the answer for you so go ahead and take a deep breath. This year, get him a golf simulator

Our Top Pick
Mevo Plus Launch Monitor
Golf Simulator and launch monitor

The FlightScope Mevo+ offers the best of golf simulation and launch monitor technology, all in a compact and user-friendly device about the size of a small book.



What is a Golf Simulator?

If your first question is - what is a golf simulator? You’re not alone. A golf simulator is a piece of technology no bigger than a shoe box that is set on the ground near the golfer and measures various ball and swing data. From there it uses software to simulate the hit into a golf video game. If you’ve ever seen golfers playing on virtual golf courses while hitting balls into a net, that’s because of a golf simulator.

Let me tell you, these things are awesome. 

E6 Simulation Aviara

Why is a Golf Simulator a good gift?

Golf simulators essentially serve two functions - they provide invaluable feedback from each swing for game improvement, and they provide a very large entertainment factor. The entertainment factor comes from opening up the world of indoor golf simulation. With a full golf simulation setup (golf simulator, hitting mat, hitting net, etc) and a spare room in the house or garage, your man can have a sanctuary to himself where the weather doesn’t matter, the conditions are adjustable at the push of a button, and the golf courses - endless. 

TruGolf Vista 10 Base

If you want to see the man in your life jump around like a kid who finally got his Red Ryder BB Gun, wrap up a golf simulator for him this year. There will be tears of joy.


How much is a golf simulator?

Like any piece of technology, what you pay for is what you get. There are very budget friendly golf simulators out there such as the

OptiShot 2 which offers a bunch of golf simulation fun, however, they do tend to compromise on accuracy and are not as useful for golf practice. You can read our full OptiShot 2 review here

It is also important to point out the difference between a golf simulator and a golf simulator setup. A golf simulator as we discussed above is a piece of technology, a golf simulator setup is the complete configuration for playing indoor golf as seen in the picture below. A complete setup is obviously going to cost more than a golf simulator on its own.

SkyTrak Compact Simulator Bundle setup

In general, you can figure a golf simulator will cost between $300-$2,000 although they can go all the way up to $15,000 and beyond! Our team did an excellent review of the best golf simulators that you can check out here


How do I pick a golf simulator?

If you are not familiar with golf simulators, I highly recommend you defer to the experts to help you narrow down your choices. There are several factors to consider (price, accuracy, simulation features) and it can get overwhelming and frustrating quickly. Our team put in over 100 hours of research to put together our best golf simulators guide, however if you have a source you trust more by all means! If you want to skip right to the best product, our top recommendation was the FlightScope Mevo Plus


The Ultimate-Ultimate Golf Gift 

If you really, really, REALLY don't want to hold back this year, and you have a spare room in the house, free space in the basement, or room in the garage, consider surprising your guy with a full golf simulator setup. 

TruGolf Vista

Has he splurged on you before and you’re still falling short to return the favor? Then I highly recommend you purchase an all-inclusive TruGolf Simulator package. I recommend these simulators to those who want a complete setup rather than try to piecemeal each component together. You can read our full TruGolf review here

If you buy a complete package, in just a few hours you’ll be able to set up an entire golf simulator room for him. Blindfold him and walk him into his new golf haven for the ultimate surprise. Just be sure to have the cameras rolling when you remove the blindfold because that footage will be worth more than the golf simulator and then some!!