Cleveland Golf: Get to Know the Golf Equipment Company

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Cleveland Golf is an independently operated subsidiary of Japan-based SRI Sports. SRI Sports also owns the Srixon and XXIO sister brands.

Cleveland makes a full range of golf equipment in all the major categories: men's clubs, women's clubs, junior clubs and accessories (golf bags, headwear, etc.).

Cleveland is perhaps best known for — most-associated with in the minds of golf equipment consumers — wedges, including the long-running 588 line. It has also created some well-known lines in other club categories, such as the Launcher and HiBore (HB) lines.

Key Takeaways

  • Cleveland Golf is among the more familiar brands of golf equipment. The company makes a full line of clubs and other equipment.
  • Cleveland Golf was founded in 1979 by Roger Cleveland, but has been owned by parent companies since 1990.

Shopping For or Buying Cleveland Golf Equipment

Cleveland Golf is one of the major brands of golf equipment. Its equipment is sold through almost all major online golf retailers, including, as well as the major brick-and-mortar golf pro shops. The Cleveland Golf website includes a store locator to help consumers find its products.

The latest available clubs and other equipment from the company are spotlighted on the Cleveland Golf website, with equipment profiles and technical information. Items can also be purchased on

The PGA Value Guide's Cleveland Golf section allows consumers to research trade-in values of currently owned clubs, or to research resale values and current prices on used clubs.

Cleveland Golf Contact Info

The Cleveland Golf Web site is located at A flag that appears in the upper-right of the homepage alerts visitors to which regional website they are seeing. There are region-specific sites for the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

The toll-free customer service number of (800) 999-6263 is answered in the United States from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (Pacific time) Monday through Friday. Golfers can also Cleveland customer service at

Mailing Address
Cleveland Golf
5601 Skylab Road
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Click on the flag icon in the upper right of the Cleveland Golf homepage to select a different region and view contact info for regional offices.

History of the Cleveland Golf Brand

The company's namesake, club designer Roger Cleveland, founded it in 1979. But Cleveland Golf's origins are unusual for a major golf brand: Many of its original products were replicas of golf clubs from the 1940s and 1950s. The company was called Cleveland Classics when it first began selling clubs. (And the company brought back "Cleveland Classics" as a line of retro-looking but modern-playing clubs years later.)

The 588 wedges from the late 1980s were among the first clubs made by Cleveland to gain widespread play. The 588 line is still used by the company today.

Roger Cleveland's ownership of the company ended in 1990, when Cleveland Golf was acquired by Rossignol, the world's largest ski manufacturer. (Roger Cleveland later went on to design clubs, primarily wedges, for some of Cleveland Golf's biggest rival companies.) In the early 1990s, Cleveland introduced VAS woods and irons and got them into Corey Pavin's bag. Pavin won the U.S. Open in 1995 playing these clubs, but consumers weren't impressed with their unorthodox appearance and they didn't catch on in the marketplace.

So Cleveland returned to more classic designs, and also began building brand awareness through tour player sponsorship.

Vijay Singh hooked up with Cleveland in the late 1990s, and from then into the early 2000s Cleveland Golf emerged as a major brand. In 2003, Cleveland purchased the previously independent Never Compromise, adding a respected putter brand to its offerings. (Cleveland discontinued the Never Compromise brand in the 2010s.)

In 2005, Quicksilver, a maker of surfing equipment, purchased Rossignol, and along with it Cleveland Golf. Another new corporate parent arrived in 2007, when Japanese company SRI Sports Limited, which already owned the Srixon golf equipment brand at that time, Cleveland Golf.

SRI also owns the Dunlop brand name, which isn't currently used on golf equipment in the United States but continues elsewhere around the world.