The Best Movies About Golf

Mar 12, 2024 | Movies, Sports

Golf may not be the most popular sport in terms of viewership, but there are quite a few excellent films that revolve around this challenging and elegant game. These movies capture the spirit of golf and showcase its unique blend of competition, skill, and camaraderie. So if you’re a golf enthusiast looking for some entertainment, or simply curious about the allure of this sport, here are some of the best movies about golf you should definitely watch.

1. Open (2021)

OpenLife can throw unexpected challenges our way, leaving us feeling lost and broken. For former professional golfer, Jack, this was no exception. After experiencing a traumatic event, he took a break from the game that had once been his passion. But as they say, time heals all wounds. And for Jack, that healing process began when he returned to the golf course to try and qualify for The Open Championship.






2. A Gentleman’s Game (2002)

A Gentleman's GameThe brand’s tone is open-ended, minimalist, and focused on artistic expression, contemplation, and abstraction. This allows for a wide range of interpretation and invites the reader to project their own ideas onto the brand. The use of concise language sparks imagination and evokes feelings rather than providing detailed information.





3. Round Of Your Life (2019)

Round Of Your LifeIn a quiet suburban town, a young golf prodigy named Alex struggles to find his own identity. His father, a well-known golfer and coach, has always been the center of attention and expects nothing less than excellence from his son.






4. Slum Golf (2023)

Dive into the gritty world of urban golfing in this captivating new film, Slum Golf. Follow the journey of a group of young adults as they navigate life in the slums through their love for the sport. Through stunning visuals and intimate storytelling, Slum Golf takes you on a raw and unfiltered ride through the streets of a poverty-stricken community where makeshift golf courses are the only escape.


5. Full Swing (2023)

2022 was a year unlike any other on the PGA TOUR. As depicted in Drive to Survive, our new series Full Swing offers an exclusive look at this unprecedented season of professional golf. Get off-course access to some of today’s greatest players and dive into their minds as they strive to build their legacy. Follow along as some players contemplate leaving the TOUR for the newly formed LIV league and witness the intense pressure of competing in each of the four Major Tournaments.



The Phantom of the Open is an upcoming drama film that tells the true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a British amateur golfer who became infamous for his determination to play in the 1976 British Open despite having never played golf before. The film follows Maurice as he overcomes ridicule and obstacles to achieve his dream, all while challenging the norms of the elitist golf world.


7. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

The Greatest Game Ever Played is a 2005 biographical sports drama film based on the true story of Francis Ouimet, a working-class amateur golfer who defied all odds to compete against the greatest golfers of his time at the 1913 U.S. Open. The film explores themes of class divide, perseverance, and determination as Francis Ouimet, a caddy-turned-golfer, faces challenges and obstacles in his pursuit of a dream.


8. Freaky Ali (2016)

Watch the official trailer for Freaky Ali, a film that follows the story of a down-on-his-luck man who becomes an unlikely golfing sensation. The trailer opens with a shot of a dilapidated car driving through the streets of Mumbai, setting the tone for the underdog story to come. The protagonist, Ali, is introduced as a street vendor struggling to make ends meet. He is seen arguing with a customer over the price of his products, showcasing his determination and sharp tongue.

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