The Best Places To Buy Used Golf Clubs

If you’re like me, then you’re constantly looking at new golf equipment to buy and browsing the reviews of clubs that have come out. You’re probably looking for used clubs as well from some of the models you might have wanted to buy just a year or two ago, but that are no longer available for retail.

You’ve come to the right place. I’m going to show you some of the best places to buy used golf clubs for the best prices.

2nd Swing

Best Feature: Anything you purchase can be customized just as if you were purchasing brand new from the factory. You can upgrade shafts, change lie, change loft, switch out grips and even have your used clubs stamped

2nd Swing is the first on my list for a couple of reasons. While I don’t think they have the largest selection of used golf clubs, they do have pretty much everything from all the major retailers. From my last check, they had well over 50,000 new and used clubs which is more golf clubs than you can shake a stick at.

Their primary headquarters is located in Minneapolis, but they have quite a few locations around the US:

Minnetonka, MN

Scottsdale, AZ

Wilmington, DE

Columbia, MD

If you happen to be in one of those areas then you can go into the store and hit any club you’d like. That’s the beauty of 2nd Swing. No clubs are off-limits. If there is a specific used club that you want to hit, you can test THAT very same club. No silly tape over the face or only floor models that you can only look at, but not hit.

I’ve purchased just about every single club in my bag from 2nd Swing and when I went in to buy irons, I hit every single iron in the bag from PW all the way to 4i. I liked the demo set so much that I purchased a brand new set of Mizuno's from them.

But the best feature of their online inventory is that they take photos of the actual club you will be buying so if there is something you want that they don’t have in stock, you can purchase it and see the exact condition of the club. 

Global Golf

Best Feature: One of the largest selections and they partner with Taylormade.

Global golf is an online, used club retailer that has an inventory of 10’s of thousands of used clubs. If you are looking for a particular club then it’s likely that they have it in stock. With free shipping over $99, there isn’t much else that you need from an online club supplier.

They have a unique, UTRY program that allows you to try the new releases of clubs before you purchase them. Essentially you can rent a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, set of irons, putter or wedge before you commit to buying it. If you don’t like the club, you simply ship it back and request a new one.

The only thing I don’t like about Global Golf is that you’re not able to see photos of the exact club you’re purchasing. You simply have to trust their rating scale, but from my personal experience, anything I’ve purchased that is been listed as “good condition” has always exceeded my expectations.

3Balls

Best Feature: Often the lowest price you’ll find for used clubs

The name and logo are a bit quirky, but their clubs come with great prices and it’s one of my favorite places to buy used golf clubs from when I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for at other locations.

Their free shipping comes at a slightly higher price range of $199, but if you’re in the market for something that will cost more that should be no problem.

I’ve had great customer experience with this company and would recommend them as they are almost always running sales on inventory.

The only downfall is that they don’t take photos of their clubs in inventory and you have to trust their rating system. I’ve never had a problem with it, but to be fair I’ve only ever purchased new clubs from 3 balls.

Rock Bottom Golf

Best Feature: Certified pre-owned clubs that have been restored to like factory condition

 Rock Bottom Golf is another great option to buy used clubs. They don’t have a giant selection, but what the lack in the selection, they make up for in quality. Most of the clubs that are offered here have been inspected to make sure they adhere to factory specs and will perform for you out on the course.

You also have up to 90 days to return anything to the store in exchange for something else that you might want. Definitely, a place to check out if you’re looking for a great price and a quality used golf club.

Callaway Preowned

Best Feature: All of Callaway’s last year models for dirt cheap

I’ve owned the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic, Epic Sub Zero and Rogue for about the price it would cost to buy any of these clubs brand new. I don’t think I’ve purchased a Callaway driver new. If manufacturers are going to keep releasing new clubs every year and devaluing the price of their inventory, then I’ll keep waiting to get great deals on used golf clubs from places like Callaway Preowned.

Definitely, a great option if you’re in the market for a new driver. You can easily pick up last year’s Callaway driver for 60% off the retail price.

eBay

Best Feature: Basically anything you could ever want

It goes without saying that eBay is a great place to buy used golf clubs, but you have to be careful as a lot of knockoff clubs are in the market. I would steer clear on anything Scotty Cameron related unless you’re purchasing from a very reputable online club dealer.

Kennie Kat

Kennie 'Kat' Elerby is the creator of KennieKatGolf.com, a website created to share his journey, hold himself accountable and inspire other amateur golfers to improve. You can find my content on Youtube - KennieKatGolf