5 Must-Have Golf Accessories and Where to Wear Them
Michelin star restaurants; celebrity members; star-studded tournaments; and, of course, those lush green fairways. These are just a few of the delights available to the lucky members of some of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs. However, when playing at these coveted clubs, you’ve got to bring your A-game in the style stakes as well as on the course with the finest golf accessories.
At the world’s most glamorous clubs, a pair of baggy slacks and a wooly jumper aren’t going to make the grade. Here, the most sought-after golf apparel, accessories and gear are counted down along with some of the world’s highest-calibre courses.
Polos for Queenwood, Surrey, England
A club that’s so exclusive its practices are almost secretive, Queenwood golf club in the sleepy village of Ottershaw, Surrey, is one of the most sought after memberships in the world. With rumours circulating of the joining fee being in excess of £200,000, Queenwood’s membership roster is nothing short of star-studded.
The membership boasts the likes of Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant and Andrij Shevchenko, not to mention a good helping of golf Open champions. Whilst golfing with the A-list in the conifer county of Surrey, try a contemporary twist on a classic with a personalised Big Pony polo by Ralph Lauren.
Home Golf Accessories for La Zagaleta, Marbella, Spain
From the luxury country club developers that built the course that hosted the first Ryder Cup outside of the UK, La Zagaleta is one of the newest and most exclusive estates on the Costa del Sol. On top of a full concierge service, restaurant and equestrian centre, serious golfers can also buy their own beautiful Andalusian villa adjacent to the course – all for a cool €2 or €3 million. If you’re in the market for one of La Zagaleta’s villas, bring the fairways indoors with an elegant porcelain Golf Champion by Lladró.
Gloves for Golf de Morfontaine, Oise, France
Steeped in history, Golf de Morfontaine, France, is regularly counted amongst the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Founded in the 1900s by the Duc de Guiche, the course was designed by celebrated golf architect Tom Simpson. The club boasts two challenging courses and a charming French country manor-style clubhouse. Since coming under the ownership of its four-hundred-and-fifty members in 1987, Golf de Morfontaine has become one of the most exclusive clubs in continental Europe. Despite the club’s distinguished history, keep it sleek and modern on the course in colorful Cabretta leather G/FORE golf gloves.
Golf Bags for Los Angeles Country Club, California, USA
Stretching across some of the most valuable real estate in Los Angeles’ most famous neighborhood, Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles Country Club is the place to be seen. The club boasts a beautiful colonial-style clubhouse and a membership which comprises some of the most important dynasties in the US. Even though the course’s neighbors include the Playboy Mansion, the club’s strict policies include no ‘movie-star’ behavior. So, when selecting a golf bag for LACC, step away from the obvious luxury golf accessories – opt for something understated. This handsome Italian leather golf bag by Pellevera should be just the ticket.
Clubs for Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland
Finally, a club that is arguably the cradle of golf, in the heart of the country that invented the game – Gleneagles. Nestled in the Scottish countryside, the club is also host to a two-star Michelin restaurant, a five-star hotel, and a country club with a wide range of pursuits including tennis, riding, and some more niche activities such as falconry and archery. Having hosted the Ryder Cup, PGA Cup and the Johnnie Walker Championship, Gleneagles is a club of exceptional pedigree. Membership fees are from £2,545 per year, which is very reasonable considering you’ll be golfing with the British royal family. Therefore, only the finest golf accessories and clubs will do – like this sixtieth anniversary set by cutting-edge Japanese manufacturers Honma.