Finding a car for a golfer is not an easy job. Chances are that they prefer more upmarket cars and cars that offer superior cargo space, but not sacrificing style or design in the process.
People who spend lots of time on the greens tend to carry a few golf bags, golf buggies, spare batteries, shoes, and whatnot. And buying a more compact car isn’t really an option. Besides, you ought to pull up in something that looks good because the competition at most clubhouses is rather stiff.
And as such, an Audi A6 Avant or a BMW 5-series Touring would feel right at home at a golf clubhouse parking lot. If you prefer SUVs, a Volvo XC90, Lexus RX 450h or a Range Rover are also a fairly common sight in lots of clubhouses.
But if you want to assert complete dominance over the clubhouse parking lot, a Bentley Continental GT or a McLaren GT are likely going to be your best options. The Bentley is simply great at everything, and no one buys the McLaren anyway, so you can find one at a great price.
Audi A6 Avant
Germans truly do love their estates/station wagons, and the Audi A6 Avant is probably the most famous German estate on the market. The A6 does not look any less desirable in estate form and it also offers plenty of space for all of your golf equipment.
If you opt for the top-of-the-line 600hp Audi RS6, you are probably looking at one of the best cars ever to grace the face of the earth. The RS6 looks stunning, offers supercar levels of performance, but the practicality is still up there with regular estates.
BMW 5-series Touring
Some might argue that the BMW 5-series Touring is a better option because a BMW is born to reside at a golf clubhouse. The BMW is a little more grown-up feeling as it does offer a more conservative design that caters more to senior members.
Practicality-wise, the 5-Series Touring is comparable to the A6, but you cant get an M5 estate since BMW discontinued these because they were never as popular as the RS6. Nevertheless, brand loyalty is likely the reason why you’d opt for either of these two.
If you are not a fan of estates, an SUV is likely going to be your best. And the Volvo XC90 is one of the best mid-size SUVs on the market, and probably the best Volvo model in recent years. The XC90 is a luxurious, classy-looking SUV that is able to fit all of your golf gear without any issues.
If you pair that with legendary Volvo safety, modern-day technology, and great comfort solutions, the XC90 is going to feel right at home at lots of Golf clubhouses. Price-wise, the XC90 offers a lot, especially so in the second-hand market.
Land Rover Discovery
If you ask anyone from Britain which is the best all-around SUV you can buy, chances are that they will point you towards a Land Rover Discovery. The Discovery is a great SUV as it offers style, seating for 7, and great off-roading capabilities.
But if you lower the last row of seating, you are looking at a vast cargo area capable of fitting all of your golf equipment without even breaking a sweat. The reliability of the Disco is a lot better compared to other Land Rover products, but still not on par with a Lexus.
Lexus RX 450h
Long gone are the days of Lexus being nothing but a posh Toyota, nowadays Lexus is considered as the only true alternative to the German executive trio, and the RX 450h is a shining star in the entire Lexus lineup due to upscale styling, build quality, and class-leading reliability.
Plus, the RX 450h is a hybrid which means that the efficiency is superior when compared to most other larger SUVs. And as such, the RX 450h is a perfect clubhouse resident.
Bentley Continental GT
As far as exclusivity goes, the Bentley Continental GT is the best grand tourer money can buy, and there is hardly anything else on the market that can even come close to the Bentley when pulling up to the entry of a clubhouse.
The trunk space is plenty, and so is the luxury and performance. You can opt either for a W12 twin-turbo engine with upwards of 600hp or a more ‘’plebians’’ twin-turbo V8 with a measly 540hp. The Bentley Continental GT is one of the best all-around cars on the market right now, and it is obvious why.
The McLaren GT is a true McLaren, but the ethos of the GT is to offer superior practicality, quality, and comfort compared to the rest of the McLaren lineup. But don’t be mistaken thinking that the GT is not a true supercar, because it is.
And McLaren is very proud of the fact that the GT is capable of fitting multiple golf bags without any issues as it offers two trunk spaces. But if you do come across a winding road on your way towards a golf course, the GT is bound to make you smile as a true supercar does.
Is a supercar a good car for golfers?
Besides the McLaren GT and maybe the new generation Corvette, most supercars are not made for golfers even though the brands tend to market them as such.
Most supercars can’t fit enough golf equipment, and when they market them as such, they do this because the target audience is usually interested in golf or any other ‘’wealthy mans’’ sport. As such, supercars are for driving, style, and performance, and not for carrying golf clubs.
Should a golfer opt for an estate or an SUV?
Between the two, estates are likely the perfect candidates for most golfers out there as they combine sedan levels of luxury with increased levels of practicality.
SUVs on the other hand don’t really offer more cargo space compared to an estate anyways, and the reason why one would opt for an SUV is mostly due to different non-golf-related reasons.
Are EVs a good pick for a golf enthusiast?
Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, and as such, one tends to raise the question about EVs being a perfect fit for many different activities and situations. Considering that a regular EV these days offers lots of cargo space, it seems like an EV is truly a good choice for golf enthusiasts.
After all, golf enthusiasts tend to care about the environment as they spend lots of their time on the greens. And knowing that you contribute to the overall betterment of your planet is always a motivating factor towards buying an EV.