The 10 Best Golf Books That You Need To Read

Looking for golf books to read? In this blog post, we’ve curated a list of the 10 best golf books that cater to every skill level and encompass various aspects of the game. Get ready to elevate your golfing experience as we dive into the 10 best books on golf (in our opinion, of course).

1.) The golf swing by david leadbetter

This one proudly sits atop our list of instructional books about golf. The national bestselling golf instructional, created by the world’s #1 instructor (our very own David Leadbetter) Is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally.

2.) Mistake-Free Golf: First Aid for Your Golfing Brain

Mistake-Free Golf is the best golf book you can read when it comes to tackling the mental game of golf. Written by our very own Robert K. Winters PHD, this book identifies the mental mistakes that golfers make on a consistent basis and teaches you step-by-step how to start correcting these issues. Definitely check this one out.

One of the best golf books to read if you need to work on the mental game of golf

3.) the big miss by hank haney

This golf book is for the Tiger fans. “Dive into the world of Tiger Woods with Hank Haney’s The Big Miss. This book provides an insider’s perspective on coaching one of the greatest golfers in history. Gain valuable insights into Woods’ dedication, work ethic, and the intricate details of his game.”

One of the best books about golf

4.) Every Shot Counts by Mark Broadie

This is one of the best golf books if you consider yourself to be a numbers kind of person. “Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf.

5.) The Greatest Game Ever Played by Mark Frost

A golf book for the history buffs: transport yourself to the early 20th century with Mark Frost’s “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” This historical narrative recounts the thrilling true story of Francis Ouimet’s victory in the 1913 U.S. Open, offering inspiration and a glimpse into the roots of modern golf. (Yes, they made a movie about this too).

6.) Zen Golf by Dr. Joseph Parent

Another one of the best golf books for those leaning towards the psychological side of the game. “Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike.”

One of the best books on golf: Zen Golf

7.) Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book

If you’re this far down the list, you’ve probably figured out that there A LOT of books about golf. Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book is a timeless gold-mine of golf advice is encapsulated in a pocket-sized guide, covering a range of golfing topics, from golf swing mechanics to golf course management, making it an indispensable companion for golfers of all levels.

One of the most popular books about golf: Harvey Penicks Little Red Book

8.) Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible

Renowned golf coach Dave Pelz provides a comprehensive guide to mastering the short game in one of the best books about golf: Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible.“The result of decades of scientific research studying thousands of golfers, Dave’s philosophy is as simple as it is revolutionary and groundbreaking: Instead of practicing the wrong things the right way, or the right things the wrong way, Pelz shows you how to find your own personal weaknesses and how to improve them to efficiently lower your scores.”

A great golf book to read: Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible

9.) A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein

For a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional golf, “A Good Walk Spoiled” provides a fascinating narrative. John Feinstein takes readers on a journey through the PGA Tour, offering insights into the lives of the players, the pressures they face, and the intense competition that defines the sport.

Arguably one of the best golf books to offer an insight into the PGA tour

10.) Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Rounding out our list of the best books on golf is a classic masterpiece by the legendary Ben Hogan. Known as one of the greatest golfers of all time, Hogan shares his wisdom on the fundamental principles of the golf swing. Novice or pro, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their game.

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: One of the best golf books for golf instruction


Whether you’re seeking technical insights, mental strategies, or historical inspiration, these 10 best golf books are sure to elevate your understanding and enjoyment of the game. Dive into these reads, apply the knowledge gained, and watch your golf game soar to new heights. Happy reading and happy golfing!

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