The best credit card for golf is the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. As the Official Credit Card of the PGA of America and its flagship events, this card has plenty of perks for golfers. Cardholders can buy tickets to the 2018 PGA Championship and Ryder Cup before they go on sale to the general public. You will also get special access to practice rounds, clinics and Pro-Am tournaments at both PGA of America and LPGA tour events.
Whether it’s travel miles for golf vacations or discounts on equipment and green’s fees, there are several credit cards with something to offer players of all skill levels. The American Express Gold Card comes with a complimentary one-year golf membership, while the Dick's Sporting Goods Rewards of Sport Mastercard helps you save at Golf Galaxy.
Here are the best credit cards for golf:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Exclusive access to VIP packages for the 2018 PGA Championship and Ryder Cup. Cardmembers can purchase an annual PGA Access membership for $199, which gets you onto more than 350 private clubs. Earn 4 points per $1 spent at Golfsmith through Chase’s Ultimate Rewards. 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases, worth $625 toward travel when redeemed, within 3 months of account opening. No annual fee the first year, $95 after. Requires excellent credit.
Automatic $250 airline credit each year. Complimentary 4th night free at any hotel when you book four consecutive nights through Citi Prestige Concierge. 3 points per $1 spent on flights and hotels, 2 points on dining and entertainment, and 1 point on all other purchases. Points redeemable for golf-related items at www.ThankYou.com. $450 annual fee. Good-to-excellent credit required.
- American Express Gold Card
Complimentary one-year membership with Preferred Golf, worth $295. Benefits include a free round of golf with every stay of at least 2 consecutive nights at more than 85 resorts, up to 25% savings on greens fees at select Preferred Golf resorts, and VIP golf concierge service. You’ll also earn 1-2 points for every dollar you charge to the card. No annual fee for first year, $160 after. Excellent credit required.
- Dick's Sporting Goods Rewards of Sport Mastercard
Earn two points per $1 spent on in-store and online purchases, 1 point per $3 spent on out-of-store purchases. Earn a $10 merchandise reward for every 300 points. Get 3% in rewards on Golf Galaxy in-store purchases. Receive 10% back in rewards on your first purchase. No annual fee. Good credit or better required.
Credit cards with golf rewards offer plenty for everyone who likes to tee it up, from PGA professionals to weekend duffers. That’s good because golf is an expensive game, and most of us could use all the help we can get, lowering both the cost and our scores.