Complete Golf Sets Buyer's Guide

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Table Of Contents: Complete Golf Sets Buyer's Guide

What Complete Golf Set Should You Buy?

When selecting a complete golf set, especially for new golfers, focus on sets that include essential clubs like drivers, woods, irons, and a putter, tailored to your physical attributes like height and strength. Key factors to consider are shaft length, weight, and flexibility, as well as clubhead design.

New Golfer And Complete Golf Set Buying Tips

The equipment you select can positively or negatively impact your golf game, especially as a new golfer. The core of those equipment choices is the clubs. You will not fare well on the course without the appropriate clubs for your golf game. There are several considerations for golfers of all levels when choosing clubs like drivers or putters. Every detail in a driver, putter, iron, or wood can influence your score. So, what do you do when you are a beginner without the clubs you need to play your best?

Naturally, a new player must have a set of essential clubs before stepping onto the golf course. In this case, a complete set might be the best choice. Before you dive into selecting your clubs, a basic knowledge of club basics can help you understand some things to look for when choosing your perfect set of clubs.

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The Basics Of Choosing Clubs

We have a library of club buying tips and guides HERE, but read on for a few essentials about golf clubs to get you started in the right direction. Whether you are buying one club or an entire set, there is one common denominator that you cannot ignore. That denominator is YOU! Your club or club set needs to work with your game, regardless of your level of play. Here are some things to look for.

(Also, if you need to brush up on golf lingo, check out our golf glossary!)

Shaft Length

The shaft length of the clubs is a significant consideration. You need to ensure your clubs' shaft length is sized correctly for your height. If you don't, you will not be able to swing fluidly, which can negatively impact your golf game. And this applies to any club or set of clubs. Also, it's important to note that, except for junior golf sets (see below), most complete golf sets come equipped with standard-length shafts.

Shaft Weight And Flex

Beyond just the proper sizing of the club shaft, there are other factors to keep in mind during club selection. The weight of the shaft can inhibit the swing speed of new or less experienced players. Naturally, less swing speed means less power and less distance. Lighter materials like graphite allow players with slower swing speeds to generate more inertia when they swing.

The shaft flex can also increase ball speed. Less experienced players or those with less upper body strength can benefit from a more flexible club shaft. However, using a flex that is not stiff enough can also negatively affect performance, resulting in shots that send the ball off in unintended directions.


Along with club shaft characteristics, there are numerous options for the clubheads. There are multiple choices for just about every type of club. What is essential is to make sure your clubs match your style. For players with less swing speed or experience, some of whom are beginners, you want clubs that make it easier to hit the ball and generate more power. Manufacturers compensate for this need by offering countless innovations. A few examples are bigger clubheads, enhanced striking areas, stronger lofts for more height, and perimeter weighting to help you complete your swinging motion with greater success. Factors like these should be considered, whether buying one club or the entire set. Also, getting your clubs fitted at your local pro shop can help you decide what is best for you and your game.

Buying Individual Clubs Versus A Complete Set

With so many club options, why buy a complete set of clubs? There are several reasons why a complete set of clubs is the right choice. For new or beginner players, it can be a necessity. You cannot take the course without a complete set of the essential clubs you will need. It would help if you had the core lineup of a driver, woods, irons, and a putter at the bare minimum. While some sets offer this, you may also want to ensure you have wedges, multiple irons with different lofts, and a hybrid. These can also be part of the basic set. They are all used for the various situations you will likely encounter while playing.

For a beginner player recently introduced to the game of golf, it is only necessary to have the "basic" clubs needed while learning to play. As your game improves and your experience grows, you can start to add more clubs into the bag for specific situations, lies, distances, and playing styles. The most important part is to master the fundamentals of the game from tee to green.

Value is another area to consider when buying a complete set of clubs. Many times, a complete set features critical extras that you should have. And this can include things like a golf bag and club head covers—all things you want before you step foot on the course.

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A Sample Breakdown Of A Complete Set

Complete golf set manufacturers often include exclusive features that energize any golf game. And purchasing from an established golf manufacturer can be important when you invest in an entire lineup of clubs. Here is a popular set and a breakdown of what is included and how it can help you play better.

Tour Edge Golf Bazooka 470 Black Complete Set With Bag

The Tour Edge Golf Bazooka 470 Black Complete Set With Bag will get you on the course with advanced technological features in every club. Here is a breakdown of what is included in this set and some advanced features included in the different clubs.


You will be making powerful drives from your first tee-off with this aerodynamically designed club. The high-MOI 460cc Bazooka Black 10.5 degree driver has a new shape that powers tee shots with high-flying and accurate performance. It also has variable face thickness technology for long, powerful tee shots.

Fairway Wodds

The 470 Black set's all-new, more advanced head shapes for the 15-degree 3-wood and 19-degree 5-wood have a shallow face and a large sweet spot to help players get the ball up in the air and on target. And this will help you get the distance you need as you move closer to the green.


You may not be familiar with golf hybrids, but they might very well become your favorite clubs. Designed to be even lighter and more flexible than your fairway wood, these hybrids can help you make shots you otherwise couldn't make with a traditional wood or iron. The two included hybrid clubs are lightweight but have heads larger than the irons. In addition, their lofts are higher than any wood, which can help you make precision shots when you are deep on the fairway but need more height.


Many traditional irons could prove challenging to less experienced or beginner players. The irons included in your set are designed to counter those problems. Offering forgiveness and control, they will ensure you have the right club for the different distances you face as you approach the green.


Two essential wedges come included with this high-quality golf set. The pitching wedge and sand wedge help you in some of the most critical situations a golfer will face, including the area outside the green that is too far for an iron. This set also contains the club you need to extract yourself from a bunker.


The 470 Black putter features a high-MOI design to maximize the putter's stability through the putting stroke. The result is better alignment at impact and straighter, more accurate putts. This balanced putter is easy to align and control. This putter can help you make more consistent shots on the green where it counts.

Stand Bag

A stand bag is included with this set. This bag is durable yet lightweight. Built with multiple compartments, you can store your clubs and other sundries match after match.

Junior Complete Golf Sets

So, what if the new golfer is a junior? Depending on how old they are, regular-sized clubs may not work for them. That's where junior golf gear comes in! And that includes complete junior golf sets with everything the budding junior golfer needs to get out and play their new favorite game, golf. Plus, don't forget the holidays (and birthdays) are always just around the corner. Gifting a complete golf set to your favorite new golf prodigy will probably make you the hero for the holidays!

Check out all our Complete Junior Golf Sets here!

Certified Pre-Owned Clubs

Even though pre-owned clubs don't typically get sold as complete sets, you should still be able to take advantage of the brand and model that best meets your requirements when purchasing clubs individually. The golf club that performs well for the pros on tour may not be the same club that works best for all golfers. You should be able to try different clubs to find the best one for your individual playing style even on a budget. That is why buying Pre-Owned Clubs is such an excellent and practical solution.

You do not have to purchase new to get a name-brand quality golf club. Our certified pre-owned clubs offer top-name brands at a lower price point. Many are also backed with our Certified Pre-Owned Guarantee. Each used club we receive is meticulously inspected and rated appropriately.

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The Main Takeaway?

New golfers can benefit from knowing the basics of a good set of clubs, from drivers to putters to bags. Complete golf sets can be every beginner's first step in getting kitted out with the basics needed to start learning and playing the game of golf. Plus, this may be the perfect set that gets them on the ladder to their next more advanced and elaborate set of golf clubs in the future. Complete sets are also one of the most cost-friendly options for getting a good quality set of clubs with a golf bag. Sets can be a perfect option for the every-so-often or less competitive golfer too!

Best Complete Golf Sets For 2024

Ray Cook Golf

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Ray Cook Golf Gyro Complete Set

The Ray Cook Gyro Complete Golf Set includes a bag and all the premium, feature-rich clubs you'll need to hit the course like a pro! From the 460CC oversized hyper titanium driver with a lightweight graphite shaft to the Heel/Toe style putter with a professional non-glare finish, this set will have any golfer scoring low from the tees to the greens!

Tour Edge Golf

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Tour Edge Golf Bazooka 370 Complete Set

New shapes and weight placement result in increased forgiveness in the new Bazooka 370 complete set. The set also includes ultra-thin faces for increased speed! The new designs have made this best-selling complete set easier to hit and launch from any lie on the course, increasing distance.

TaylorMade Golf

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TaylorMade Golf RBZ Speedlite Complete Set

It's never been easier to join Team TaylorMade. This complete set, packed with proven technologies, is designed for golfers of all skill levels to provide easy launch, explosive distance, and maximum forgiveness in a lightweight package.

Strata Golf

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Strata Golf 12 Piece Complete Set

The Strata Set is engineered to provide maximum performance right out of the box, giving you more confidence from tee to green. The lightweight 460cc forged driver, fairway wood, hybrids, irons, and putter comprise a set that offers a great combination of distance, forgiveness, and control while remaining very easy to hit.

Alien Golf

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Alien Golf Area:51 Complete Set

Alien Area:51 Complete Sets are out of this world. We can confirm that this is one Alien sighting you will want to encounter! This complete set features 10 premium clubs, one lightweight stand bag, and 4 headcovers. This advanced Alien Area:51 complete golf set is packed with out of this world features that provide better distance, control, and forgiveness.

Customer Reviews

By William
December 29th, 2023
Great set!
The Strata 12 Piece is a great set and my son loves them! The irons really do shine in this set pretty forgiving but have some pop to them. Great starter set
By joshua
Leachville, Arkansas
August 31st, 2023
New to the sport and this Snake Eyes 685 Complete Set is great so far.
By Tom
August 7th, 2023
Taylor Made RBZ Speedlite 11 Piece Complete Set
Clubs are excellent. Learning how to hit them is another story. Didn’t do well first time out. Second outing was much better. Still learning the driver. Using senior shafts for the first time. Getting much more height from the irons. The rescue 4 is tremendous from the get go . Easy two to strike and getting great carry. Still having problem with mallet putter on how hard to strike the ball but overall a great set of clubs. Packing for all was fantastic with individual bubble wrap on every club. Would purchase again!
By Cody
July 12th, 2023
Junior Set
The Tour Edge HL-J 5X2 junior set is a quality beginner set for my junior golfer. Bag works appropriately and clubs seem weighted correctly.
By Jen
Richland, Wa
May 24th, 2023
Great set!
I am really enjoying my new Cobra Ladies Fly-XL complete set and my game seems to be getting better!
By Craig
May 5th, 2023
Set of clubs
The Bullet .444 Set is great so far!