Golf Affiliate Programs

Whether you already are in the golf niche or you’re looking to build a website about golf and monetize its traffic through affiliate sales, you’ve ended up in the perfect place.

Amazon Associates might not be the right program for everyone, ever since the commissions were slashed in 2020. But there are many other golf affiliate programs out there, most of which we will discuss in today’s article. Read on to find out more!

Best golf affiliate programs 

Proozy

If you’d like to promote products such as apparel from Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, or any other brand that makes clothing and footwear for golfers, then Proozy should be right up your alley.

The best thing about it is that it has a 30-day cookie duration, so unlike other affiliate programs, you will be able to generate commissions passively if someone makes two purchases or decides to make one later on.

Also, the standard commission rate per every sale is 6.75%, which, once again, really isn’t bad. 

American Golf Affiliate Program

You can either join this program directly on their site or through VigLinks. Like Proozy, which we’ve already showcased here, the cookie duration is 30 days, but the commissions are less than half — 3%. 

Even so, there is a wide array of products available on the site, so prospective buyers can opt for anything ranging from clothing and accessories to actual gear like golf clubs and golf bags. 

eBay 

While it can vary, the average commission that you can get if you refer to eBay products is somewhere around 5% and 7%. 

There is a considerable downside worth mulling over, though, and it consists of the fact that the cookie duration is just 24 hours. However, there is a generous range of products on the site, so you can promote anything you like — from clubs and bags to balls, clothing, and even used goods. 

Loud Mouth Golf

You can join this program through VigLink with as little effort as possible. They offer free shipping on orders worth over one hundred dollars, but we do have to note that the products they mostly sell are in the apparel category. 

They also sell masks, accessories, as well as fan gear. The commissions are 6% of every referred sale, and the cookie duration is 30 days, like that of so many other affiliate programs we’ve mentioned here. 

Putterball

This is another option worth considering since the commission is 6.4%, and the cookie duration is 10 days (worse than others but definitely better than that of Amazon and eBay). 

The company sells mostly products for golfers who can’t go to a golf course absolutely every time, so they market everything from mini-golf putters and performance golf balls to portable turf boards. 

Titleist

 

Similarly to Putterball, the commission of this affiliate program stands at 6.4%. However, the most significant difference between the two is the cookie duration. Titleist’s cookie duration is 30 days, so that’s considerably better.

Also, it is one of the most reputable companies in the industry, so you have higher chances of generating sales. Titleist sells anything from clubs and golf gear to balls and a wide range of other products. 

You can join the program through FlexOffers. 

Austad’s Golf Affiliate Program

One of the most significant reasons to consider becoming an Austad’s Golf affiliate is their commission window. Unlike many other programs, the cookie duration is 60 days, so you have a fairly good chance of generating at least one sale. 

The site sells a variety of products from accessories and golf clubs to balls, apparel, as well as bags for a wide range of categories (juniors, men, women). The commission can be anything between 7.5% and 9%, depending on what products you promote. 

Fairway Golf

Like Titleist, which we’ve already discussed, and Callaway, which we’re going to detail below, Fairway is a fairly well-known company that sells anything ranging from clubs, balls, and bags, to apparel, junior gear, and pretty much anything you need to get started on a golfing adventure. 

The commission rate does tend to vary from one product to the other, so you can get 4% on some and 10% on others. 

Best of all, the Fairway Golf affiliate program has a cookie duration of 60 days. 

Callaway Golf Affiliate Program

This one isn’t bad, either, and you should definitely consider it as Callaway golf clubs are among the best-known out there. They’re durable, excellent in terms of performance, and they come with many features for all sorts of players. In a nutshell, their golf equipment is considered amazing and for good reasons, too.

The cookie duration is 45 days, and the commission rates vary from 6% to 9%, depending on the types of products you’ve managed to convince people to purchase. 

Another reason to become a Callaway affiliate is that you can get paid when you’ve made just $25 in sales.

GForce Golf

There’s a pro and a con of joining this program, in that it is not free, so you will have to buy an affiliate pack first and only then be able to receive your unique affiliate link. 

The pro, however, stands in the fact that the commission is 20% on each sale, so that’s great. The cookie duration is pretty much standard for all of the programs in this niche, 30 days. 

Global Golf Affiliate Program

The wide range of products that you can promote through this program, combined with the fact that it can offer up to 8% in commissions depending on what you’ve referred to makes this option worth considering. 

As for the cookie duration, you’ll be glad to know that it is 30 days, so that’s one less thing to worry about. 

Golf Outlets Affiliate Program

You can join this program through Commission Junction. The site looks pretty cool and is fairly well-known among golfers, so generating sales shouldn’t be that difficult. 

The commission window is 30 days, and the standard commissions you can get are 5%. 

Golf Shoes Plus

If you tend to review a lot of golf shoes, whether for men, women, or young players, you might want to consider the Golf Shoes Plus affiliate program. 

The downside is that the cookie lasts for just 10 days, but the commission is fairly recent, at 5%. 

Golf18Network

We’re going to talk more about what you can promote if you have a golf site in a section below, but here’s something a bit different. This program sells courses, so if you think you have a readership for that, you can definitely refer to several. 

The cookie lasts for 21 days, and the commission rate is 6%, so these are the two main reasons why Golf18Network is a pretty good choice, too. 

MyScoreCard

This one, too, sells courses, but there’s also the option of you referring to several accessories or other types of merchandise. 

The cookie lasts for 30 days, so that’s something worth considering, and the best thing about all of it is that the commission you get on every sale is 16% — pretty high compared to other affiliate programs. 

The Golf Warehouse

You can join this program through CJ Affiliates (Commission Junction). The site is well-known among golfers, and there are many products available, from apparel and accessories to golf GPS devices (which tend to cost a pretty penny, so you should definitely consider promoting them!).

The standard commission is 6.5%, and the cookie duration is 30 days, so it’s not bad at all. 

Nike Golf

Although their reputation might not be what it used to (since they’ve been involved in a series of scandals with athletes and the products they manufacture aren’t exactly eco-friendly), Nike remains one of the best-known brands in the apparel category. 

So, if you tend to promote a lot of sportswear and footwear, perhaps this affiliate program might be a good idea. The cookie duration is 30 days, and the commission rate is more than decent, at 11%. You can join the program through Awin.com. 

Read more: Wayfair affiliate program review

Rain or Shine Golf Affiliate Program

Although it might not be as well-known as other brands and programs we’ve showcased here, Rain or Shine does a pretty good job of marketing their products, which mostly consist of golf simulators and equipment for it. 

They also sell putting greens, hitting mats and nets, complete packages, and hitting bays. 

The cookie duration is 30 days, and the commissions stand at 5% on each sale. 

Swing Man Affiliate Program

Since it sells training programs, this one is a tad different compared to the others that we have showcased here. 

Not only is the cookie duration worth writing home about (since it lasts for 30 days), but the commissions are excellent, too, since you can get anything between 10% and 50% on each sale. 

TaylorMade Golf

Like Callaway and some of the other brands that we might have mentioned in this article, TaylorMade is one of the best-known manufacturers of golf equipment, primarily clubs and specialized gear. 

They do sell many other types of products, though, such as apparel and accessories (their bags are pretty good quality, too). While the commission window is 30 days like that of other programs, the downside is that the commission rate is just 4% (still better than Amazon Associates, though). 

TrendyGolf

If your niche site is geared toward apparel rather than anything else, TrendyGolf should be a program you look into. Their commission window is 30 days, and the rate is 6%. 

You do have to join TrendyGolf through VigLink, though, as we have found no other means of becoming an affiliate for them (until now). 

GolfGym

This one’s another site that sells courses and training programs that can assist golf players in taking their skills to a completely new level. 

There are some accessories available on GolfGym, too, so if you’re more likely to recommend physical products, that’s another reason to join this program. 

You can earn up to 20% on each generated sale, and the cookie lasts for 30 days. 

Read more: Etsy affiliate program

Galileo Golf Nets

As their name suggests, this one doesn’t offer a wide variety of products — mostly accessories, as well as golf nets. However, the commission rate definitely makes the program worth joining since you can get up to 12% on each sale. 

The cookie lasts for 30 days, so that’s not bad, either. However, we do have to note that Galileo Golf Nets doesn’t have a proprietary program — instead, you can become an affiliate by joining through VigLinks or ShareASale. 

Upside Golf

There’s not that much to say about this one other than it sells accessories, particularly laser rangefinders. The commission rate is 8%, and the cookie window is 30 days. 

While they do have an in-house affiliate program, if it gets too overwhelming for you to have to join each and every one, you can do so through ShareASale. 

Golf Simulator Store

With their 6% commission rate and their 30-day cookie duration, Golf Simulator Store should be another affiliate program that you might have to consider. 

As their name suggests, the site mostly sells golf simulators, but there are some second-hand and new golf products on there, too. 

Vegas Carts

There’s not too much to say about this affiliate program other than the fact that the commission rate is 7.5% (not bad at all), and the cookie duration is 30 days.

The range of products is a bit less generous, though, since, as their name suggests, they mostly sell golf carts (whether by Yamaha or other brands).  

Amazon Associates 

This one is probably the least popular option when it comes to golf affiliate programs these days, and that’s due to the fact that not only is the cookie duration just 24 hours, but the commissions are also lower. 

From 4.5% for this niche, they became 3% in 2020, and the truth is that Amazon is such a huge company that it doesn’t really need its affiliates these days. 

Even so, it is one of the best-known retailers worldwide, so people are more likely to buy from Amazon than any other sellers that we have mentioned here.

Types of products you can promote in the golf niche

Compared to others, this niche is pretty generous, in that you can promote many types of products and even services. 

Nevertheless, the most notable drawback that you have to mull over before creating a golf niche site is that this hobby is fairly seasonal. 

With the exception of a few locations in the United States, you are going to be generating sales beginning with early spring until late autumn. But in the rest of the year, you can work on your backlink profile and improve it, right?

Golf gear

Whether it’s actual clubs, balls, ball markers, or apparel (which anyone can write about), golf equipment is a fairly broad category of products. 

Do keep in mind that the affiliate programs that we have showcased previously and that sell physical products have some of the lowest commission rates — training courses are more expensive and offer better commissions, by comparison. 

Simulators

As we have noted, since golf is a seasonal activity, for the rest of the year, you can at least recommend to your readership some good-quality golf simulators so that they can practice their skills in their backyard or their garage. 

Golf simulators might not cost as much as some laser rangefinders or other, more expensive pieces of equipment, but they aren’t as cheap as T-shirts, either. 

Read more: Target affiliate program review

Books

Golf books can mostly be referred to from Amazon, and while creating a page about the ‘best golf books’ on your site might be worth the effort, the commissions are going to be quite low. They’re even lower if the buyer chooses the e-book instead of the paperback or hardcover version. 

Courses

This is perhaps the best option you have at your disposal. 

On the one hand, you don’t have to bother with anything that might be related to actual physical products, meaning that folks might not risk leaving you a negative comment as they might have, in fact, had a bad experience with the seller (not your site at all, but it doesn’t matter, trolls will be trolls). 

Read more: Udemy affiliate program review

On the other, as you might have seen from the list of affiliate programs we have described, golf courses can be referred to successfully, and their commissions can go up to 10% or more. 

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