9 Of The Most Expensive Golf Clubs

by: Joseph On  Monday, January 14, 2013

Most Expensive Golf Clubs

A hardcore golfer will tell you that you can’t spend too much on a nice club. But these 9 golf clubs might stretch that conventional wisdom a bit, as they cost enough to force even the wealthiest golfers to play on public courses for a while. So unless you’re a recent lottery winner or wealthy industrialist, it’ll probably be “look but don’t touch” for you.

Still, these golf clubs are just nice enough to be tempting, even at the outrageous prices involved. So click on through this gallery and take a look at nine of the most expensive golf clubs of all time. Note: They probably won’t salvage your game if you don’t know how to play in the first place. They’d look pretty nice on your wall, though.

Majesty Prestigio Driver - $2,000

Majesty Prestigio is one of the most … prestigious names in golf clubs. A custom driver from the brand can cost around $2,000, which is a pretty penny for golf clubs. Of course, as you can see in the above video, they make some of the best-looking golf clubs in the world. How they play is up to you.

Honma Golf Clubs - $32,000

Honma makes some of the most expensive golf clubs in the world. The brand is Japanese, but the prestige associated with it goes all around the world. Celebrity golfers like Jack Nicholson have been seen using the brand, and it’s known as having a reputation of elegance and luxury with golfers all over.

Scotty Cameron Tiger Woods Stainless Masters Winner - $20,000

Another way to ensure your golf club is worth serious bank is to have a legendary golfer use it during a legendary winning streak. Take the Tiger Woods Stainless Masters Winner from golf club maker Scotty Cameron. Only 21 of these limited edition pieces were ever made, and each one can be worth up to $20,000 on the collectors’ market now.

Adams Golf Tight Lies Spin Control - $8500

From specialty golf equipment manufacturer Adams Golf comes the Adams Golf Tight Lies Spin Control, which costs a whopping $8500. What you get for your money is a club that will supposedly improve your game, specifically in the arena of spin, which can be a killer for many golfers. Whether or not it works is up to you to find out – if you’ve got the money.

Palmer Patent Fork Shaft Wood by A.G. Spalding & Bros. - $49,000

Spalding Bros Logo

One great way to rack up some dollars on your golf club collection is to explore the world of vintage clubs. As you can see from this and the rest of the clubs on the list, they get more money than even the most extravagant modern-day cutting-edge clubs. For example, the vintage Palmer Patent Fork Shaft Wood by A.G. Spalding & Bros., which collected $49,000 at auction.

18th Century Long-Nosed Scraped Golf Club - $91,000

Long-Nosed Scraper

Another vintage golf club to make big bucks at auction looked similar to the one above. Only this one was a long-nosed scraped golf club reported to be in “excellent condition” even though it was dated back to the 1700s. It got a staggering $91,000 in 2007.

Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club - $151,000

Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club

The antiquated piece from the 17th century got an impressive $151,000 when it was put up for auction. What was the buyer paying for? The rarity, mostly. This club is one of an estimated dozen from that period of time.

Rare Fruitwood Metal-Headed Blade Putter - $170,000

Simon Cossar Golf Club

This club dating back to the late 18th or early 19th century was worth more than $170,000 when it was sold at auction back in 1998, so God knows how much it might be worth today. Billed as “probably” being a product of legendary golf club maker Simon Cossar (also the designer of the club pictured above), the club nevertheless fetched a handsome sum without any uncertainty.

18th-Century Andrew Dickson Long-Nosed Putter - $181,000

AD Long-Nosed Putter

No, this isn’t a cutting-edge putter with the latest in space-age technology. But this 18th-century vintage collector’s item was worth $181,000 back in 2007 when it was sold by Sotheby’s. It’s marked with an “AD,” which stands for Andrew Dickinson, historically the very first golf club maker to mark his handiwork. Imagine how you’d look at your local putt-putt course with this thing.