Top 10 Best Sites
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“Tin Cup” is probably one of the best known golf movies ever. In it, Kevin Costner’s Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy teaches Rene Russo’s Dr. Molly Griswold how to play the sport while also trying to qualify for the US Open. Even though Molly already has a boyfriend (who’s a jerk, by the way), the chemistry between her and Roy is undeniable.
Golf’s popularity skyrocketed thanks to that film, so today we thought we’d recognize the top 13 dating sites for single golfers and their admirers. Plus, they’re free to use, so you can spend more money on the green with your date.
Single Golfers Club promises to help you “meet your match on the green.” On the dating platform, you can upload a profile and look for matches for free. Once you meet someone you like, you can set up a first date. The site also provides free golf tips and information about planning a golf vacation with a date or partner. Or try one of Single Golfers Club’s events, where you can play a round with four to eight other golfers.
Featured in GolfDigest, Golf Magazine, and GolfWorld, Golf Mates is a leading niche dating site that was launched around 2002. It’ll only take you two minutes to fill out your information and upload a photo, and then you’re on your way to browsing for dates. You won’t have to pay to sign up, receive matches, or flirt, among other things. As Golf Mates says on its homepage, “Don’t let love pass you by… join now free!”
Date A Golfer’s mission is to “expand your golf network,” and the site does that by providing a free basic membership and featuring your profile in the New Members section of the homepage. The site also helps you narrow down that search for a special someone through a ton of search filters, which include age, location, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, education, religion, ethnicity, and so many other identifiers.
“Your romance awaits you at Love Golfer Date Club,” which describes its thousands of members as “cute,” “devoted,” “engaging,” “incredibly smart,” and, of course, “into sports.” The site is free, and you can get started by providing a few pieces of information, including your email address and a username. If you want to expand your match search, you don’t have to look far. Love Golfer Date Club is owned by Online Connections, which will promote your profile on all of its sister sites at no cost.
Golf players and golf admirers are equally welcome on Golf Mad And Looking For Love, a free dating site created in 2013. Golf Mad And Looking For Love calls itself “the home of great-looking golf fans!” and you can get to know them by sending virtual winks, chatting in real time, creating and reading dating diaries, and sending private messages. Whether you’re looking for friendship or love, the site is by your side every step of the way.
You probably want to meet golfers in your area, and that’s where Meet Local Golfers comes in handy. “The #1 Golf Community on the Net,” Meet Local Golfers allows you to search by city and will tell you how many miles away a member is. You can also view photos, flirt, and access numerous other tools. At the end of the day, Meet Local Golfers cares most about helping you “get off the driving range and find someone to play all 18 holes with.”
Founded in 2011, Golf Dating Service provides you with all the tools you need to make a hole in one — in love. Steve and Brynn are just one of the site’s many success stories: “I met a lovely lady here, and when she asked if we could play a round of golf for the first date, I fell in love. Long story short, after nine months of dating, we’re getting married. Thank you!” he wrote to the site.
Golfing Friends Date encourages its members not to focus too much on finding “The One” but instead just enjoy the experience of meeting new people and see where that leads. The site is desktop and mobile friendly, so you can date at home in your pajamas or on the bus commute to work in a suit. And when the Golfing Friends Date team says registration, browsing, and communication are 100% free, they honestly mean it. You won’t find any hidden barriers or fees.
Golfing Passions is a dating site as well as a social media site, and its features include interest groups, forums, live chat, webcams, private messaging, photo personals, advanced search, and the ability to see who’s online now and whose birthday it is. Golfing Passions is also very inclusive — members include straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and asexual singles.
A leading golf dating site in the UK, the appropriately named Golf Dating Site was launched in 2013 and is also part of the Online Connections family, so you’ll get even more exposure. You can create a profile with info about yourself and your ideal date, upload numerous photos, edit your profile and photos at any time, view profiles using your criteria, receive notifications for potential matches, and send unlimited flirts — for free.
As you can probably tell by the name, Golf Dating Ireland caters to single golfers in Ireland, a great country for playing the sport. Cities listed on the site include Dublin, Limerick, Belfast, Cork, Wexford, and Kilkenny. Join the community by completing a few steps: 1) Choose your gender and the gender you’re seeking. 2) Provide your age. 3) Enter your email address (it will remain confidential). 4) Choose a screen name.
“Date a golfer — live the dream” are the words that greet you on Golf Dating’s homepage. It’s an international dating site, but its main focus is on South African singles who are passionate about golf. One happy user said, “I’ve never been happier. Now I can finally link up with other golf lovers and make connections with people I can relate to. I’ve found true love thanks to this network. Thank you!”
Technically, Singles Golf isn’t a dating site — it’s an American association for singles who love golf. But we thought it was worth adding to the list because it’s extremely popular (with 70+chapters across the country) and can still get the job done of meeting potential love interests. Groups meet at least once a week at a local restaurant and then plan a golf outing for the next week or so. Sometimes there’s a guest speaker to provide even more entertainment.
“Tin Cup” was released more than 22 years ago, so what I’m about to say isn’t really a spoiler for most people. Roy didn’t win the US Open, but he did qualify for the following year’s competition and found a renewed passion for golf. And Molly, as a clinical psychologist, met more golfers she could help with the mental aspect of the game. Most importantly, though, Molly realized her boyfriend wasn’t the one for her, and, as the movie ends, she and Roy share a passionate kiss.
If you’re looking for the Molly to your Roy or vice versa, or if you’re just looking for someone to hit a few rounds with, these 13 dating sites can make that happen.