Golf enthusiasts, of course, love everything golf. Golf shoes, golf attire, and even golf movies. The following films are the top golf movies of all time; so popular, even if you hate golf you have probably still seen at least one of them.
5 – The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
This golf film is more about finding yourself while playing golf than it is about golf itself. Although championship golf courses in Deerfield Beach think that the movie can come off a little cheesy at times, The Legend of Bagger Vance holds some turn of the century golf scenes. If this golf movie teaches us anything, it’s that if you ever see a pleasant soul wondering onto your golf club in South Florida, make sure to take his advice; apparently, it will always work.
4 – The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Did you know that this golf film is actually based on a true story? The film takes place at the U.S. Open in 1913, which went down in history as one of the biggest upsets in golf. Francis Ouimet, a 20-year old amateur from the lower crust of Massachusetts beat the then British Champion, Harry Vardon.
In terms of best golf movies, this one is legendary for its portrayal of an incredible moment in golf history.
3 – Happy Gilmore (1996)
Known as the comedic golf movie for everyone, we can thank Adam Sandler for Happy Gilmore. If you have not seen Happy Gilmore, do yourself a favor and get it as soon as you can. This film is the closest thing to Caddy Shack, but for the modern generation. This film makes it onto the list of best golf movies of all-time simply because it takes an entirely different angle on the golf scene in general. It’s more about poking fun at a game that is often a little too serious. Probably one of the most quotable golf movies of all time, Happy Gilmore is the number one favorite golf movie among the staff at Deer Creek Golf Course.
2 – Tin Cup (1996)
Far from a pristine looking golf club in South Florida, Tin Cup takes place at a driving range that leaves little to be desired. This film is a feel-good golf typical of the mid-90s, but it has charm and is timeless.
1 – Caddy Shack (1980)
No “best golf movies of all-time” list would be complete without Caddy Shack! It is hard to believe that this film is over 30 years old! The Bushwood Country Club that the events in the film take place at was meant to be an Illinois country club, but was actually filmed at a golf club in South Florida, located in the city of Davie. The world of golf just wouldn’t be the same without Caddy Shack.