Top 5 Golf Movies of All Time
Golf Headquarters ranks our top 5 golf movies of all time.
This is one of the most popular and hilarious golf movies ever made. Starring Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield, the movie was released in 1980 and grossed nearly $40 million at the box office. It has received numerous awards and has been hailed as one of the funniest sports movies of all time by outlets like ESPN and Time.
“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”
“The world needs ditch diggers, too.”
“Don’t sell yourself short Judge, you’re a tremendous slouch.”
2. Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore is one of the most memorable films in Adam Sandler’s long and successful career. The movie experienced commercial success, grossing over $40 million worldwide. Characters like Happy, Shooter McGavin and Mr. Larson along with its numerous quotable moments make this film unforgettably funny.
“Are you too good for your home? Answer me”
“You suck, ya jackass!”
“You’re gonna die, clown!”
“I eat pieces of sh*t like you for breakfast!”
3. The Greatest Game Ever Played
This film features Shia LaBeouf as Francis Ouimet, golf champion from the early 1900’s. The movie documents Ouimet’s unbelievable win over British champions Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in the 1913 U.S. Open. He became the first amateur ever to win the U.S. Open. The film received positive reviews and grossed over $3.6 million during its opening weekend.
4. Tin Cup
This 1996 romantic comedy stars Kevin Coster and Rene Russo. Costner plays Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, a washed up former golf prodigy who finds his way back to prominence. The film received positive reviews and even debuted at #1 at the box office.
5. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
This biographical film documents the life of Bobby Jones, the only golfer in history to win all four major championships in one season. It was the first film to ever gain permission to shoot on location at St. Andrews.