28 Golf Business Ideas & Opportunities In 2020

Do you love golf and looking to make some extra money on the side?

Or interested in starting a business around your passion around golf?

From golf apparel, to golf clubs, to starting a driving range, we put together 20 potential business ideas you can build around your favorite hobby, golf!

Check out the list.

1. Golf simulators business ($600K/year)

Igor Vainshtien from Victoria, Australia started 24/7 Golf about 4 years ago, a golf simulators business.

  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Victoria, Australia

Golf is something I only got into 8 or so years ago and have been obsessed with it since! Around that time I invested and operated an indoor virtual golf center in Melbourne, and after 5 years developed a concept similar to 24 hour gyms, but for golf - called 24/7 Golf. Members could sign up and play or practice virtual golf with no staff in an unmanned golf studio.

The business grew a little, and I kept selling golf simulators on the side.

Having partnered with SkyTrak Golf, the sales really took off. I always knew golf simulators would be a hit if the price was right. Originally I was selling them for $30,000 plus, and mostly to commercial ventures (like virtual golf bars) - but they actually didn’t do well at all and most closed down. Retail rents in Australian capital cities are crazy. In our Melbourne location, we were paying $360,000 per annum!

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Igor Vainshtien, on starting 24/7 Golf ($50,000/month) full story ➜

2. Golf club brand ($6M/year)

Tyler Sullivan from Williston, Vermont, USA started BombTech Golf almost 9 years ago, a golf club brand.

  • Revenue: $500,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Williston, Vermont, USA

I grew up playing golf and was obsessed with the game. After college, I started "competing" in long drive, which is like the home run derby of golf. I wasn’t that good, but I started assembling my own golf drivers and at one point had 30 golf drivers in my bag. I was always searching for more distance and performance.

I started out by wholesaling and building custom golf drivers, this was my proof of concept. Initially I sold very few, but I still remember the first time I got a sale notification on my cell phone, while being on my boat.

At that point I knew that this was my destiny. I just sold something, while I was on a boat!! My mind was completely blown.

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Tyler Sullivan, on starting BombTech Golf ($500,000/month) full story ➜

3. Portable phone chargers business ($24K/year)

Chris Reimer from Saint Louis, Missouri, USA started Boosa Tech almost 3 years ago, a portable phone chargers business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Boosa is (for now) my side hustle. I do not consider myself an entrepreneur at heart; this stuff does NOT come natural to me, and I don’t typically feel a burning desire to leave whatever job I’m working. But Boosa was a business idea that I just had to execute on. I said to myself, “You’re going to regret it forever if you don’t do this.”

My first entrepreneurial experience was on the golf course directly behind my house. My younger brother and I would search the woods for lost golf balls, clean and scrub them, and sell them back to the golfers from our backyard on the 16th tee of the golf course. When you’re 10-15 years old making hundreds of dollars every weekend and you’re not selling weed, that’s something to be proud of! The golf course tried to shut us down, but the golfers loved our prices.

Boosa is (for now) my side hustle. I do not consider myself an entrepreneur at heart; this stuff does NOT come natural to me, and I don’t typically feel a burning desire to leave whatever job I’m working.

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Chris Reimer , on starting Boosa Tech ($2,000/month) full story ➜

4. Short sleeve button down brand ($60K/year)

Steve Radke from New York, USA started Short Steve Button Downs over 1 year ago, a short sleeve button down brand.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: New York, USA

My backstory took a turn when I started this because I was working in commercial real estate and had no experience in the apparel or fashion industries. The abridged version is that I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I went to college at Villanova University and upon graduation in 2013, I took a job in Baltimore with a commercial real estate investment advisory firm.

I have no background in apparel or fashion, so I did what any millennial with a question does, I Googled it. I typed in ‘How to make a shirt?’

I lived in Baltimore for four and a half years before moving up to New York City in June 2018 to work for a commercial real estate development firm that constructed the building next to Katz’s Deli. In September 2018, while working my full-time role in real estate, I came up with the idea that would become Short Steve Button Downs. From there, I legally formed the company in January 2019 and quit my job in real estate in May 2019 in order to pursue this full-time.

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Steve Radke, on starting Short Steve Button Downs ($5,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start an online golf gear store

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6. Become a golf trainer

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7. Start a mini golf business

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8. Write a golf tips e-book

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9. Start an online golf lessons business

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10. Start a golf school

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11. Start a golf course

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12. Start a golf club manufacturing company

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13. Start a discount golf equipment business

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14. Start a golf blog

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15. Start a golf advertising agency

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16. Start a golf podcast

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17. Start a golf YouTube channel

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18. Start a sports betting company

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19. Start a fitness facility

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For some real world inspiration, check out Paul Dickey and Alec Abend's story on creating Hexbox Fitness:

Hello! Our names are Alec Abend and Paul Dickey, Co-Founders of Hexbox Fitness. We are a state of the art, upscale Fitness Facility. The combination of our own branded class and 24 hour Member access has created our own unique model carving out our own lane within the ever growing Fitness Industry.

On top of being a community driven facility, our members get the convenience of 24 hour access to come in and use the equipment any time, any day. We currently have 1 location in the Monterey, CA area, and are working on locking in a few franchise and licensing deals to expand.

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Paul Dickey and Alec Abend, on starting Hexbox Fitness ($20,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a photography business

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For some real world inspiration, check out Kyle Nelson's story on creating Results Imagery:

Hello, we are Kyle Nelson and Eli Libby; Co-Founders of Results Imagery. We started product photography, video production, and media consultancy agency.

We help our clients create conversion-centric media (photos and videos), then help them monetize them through the correct distribution channels such as product listings, digital advertising, social media campaigns, and print advertising. Photography includes products on white eCommerce photography and lifestyle product photography. Our video production includes lifestyle product videos, stop-motion videos and brand documentaries/about us videos. Our monthly revenue is currently $45,000 a month.

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Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($45,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a sports coaching business

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For some real world inspiration, check out Sarah Wolfer's story on creating Girl Boss Sports:

My name is Sarah Wolfer and I am the CEO and Founder of Girl Boss Sports. I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old and coaching soccer since I was 14. I played collegiately and semi-professionally and have coached at all levels from ages 2-22 including at the collegiate level. Most recently I switched sports and have begun playing professional tackle football with the Oregon Ravens who are part of the Women’s National Football Conference. I am also a licensed mental health therapist part-time as I build up my business.

Since starting Girl Boss Sports, I have hired over 20 women to become soccer coaches in the Greater Seattle area - this clearly shows that the common myth that “there are no women interested in or qualified to coach” is in fact false. In addition, we have brought in an average of $4700 of revenue per month over the last 6 months, partnered with over 10 other companies or organizations to work toward the same 2 goals mentioned above, and have worked with hundreds of athletes and teams in the Greater Seattle area.

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Sarah Wolfer, on starting Girl Boss Sports ($4,759/month) full story ➜

22. Start a driving range

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23. Start a golf apparel store

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24. Start a golf course maintenance business

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25. Start a catering business

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For some real world inspiration, check out Tim Taylor's story on creating Spork Bytes:

It’s lunchtime at the office. Everyone is hungry and anxious for a break from the workday. The team walks into the kitchen only to find it’s pizza for lunch. Again. Or maybe instead of pizza it’s a bland boxed-lunch style sandwich. Either way, these types of mundane meals repeat themselves in offices on a daily basis.

Our initial funding came in the form of a $15,000 loan from friends and family. We were able to pay that off in the first year and Spork Bytes has been profitable since then. Annual revenue was $2 Million in 2018 and we’re on pace to exceed $3 Million in 2019 thanks to an average growth rate of 50 percent over the last three years.

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Tim Taylor, on starting Spork Bytes ($250,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a cigar business

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27. Start a brewery

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For some real world inspiration, check out Diego Benitez's story on creating Progress Brewing:

My name is Diego Benitez and I run Progress Brewing (http://progress-brewing.com) Progress brews and sells craft beer in a wide variety of styles exclusively at its tasting room in the city of South El Monte, approximately 12 miles East of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Diego Benitez, on starting Progress Brewing ($120,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start a beverage company

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For some real world inspiration, check out Aaron Weast's story on creating Drink Shrub:

Hello! My name is Aaron Weast and I started Drink Shrub, a company dedicated to offering a sophisticated zero-proof solution to an age old problem: what to drink when you’re not drinking.

After selling the product at farmer’s markets, local retail outlets, food shows, etc. we aggregated the feedback from our customers and revised the recipe and branding in May of 2018. This new revision became what is known today as Small Barrel Shrub. Armed with this new branding and recipe we’ve tripled the number of doors in which we’re sold!

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Aaron Weast, on starting Drink Shrub ($4,500/month) full story ➜

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