Activities Sports & Athletics Recommended How-To Golf Books for Beginners Share PINTEREST Email Print Sports & Athletics Golf Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Golf Tournaments Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated October 20, 2018 Every beginner in the game of golf is going to need help getting started. Not just learning how to swing, but learning the lingo, the customs, the rules, the golf courses. The books on this list do a good job of explaining golf for beginners. 01 of 07 'The Golf Handbook: The Complete Guide to the Greatest Game' Courtesy of Amazon This book covers every element of the game for beginners, from golf fundamentals (stance, grip and so on) to reading the scorecard. There are tons of photos and illustrations to help the reader understand the material. It's concise and straightforward. And it also goes into golf history, how the clubs work, and much more. 02 of 07 'Golf for Dummies' Image courtesy of Amazon Part of the popular "Dummies" series of books, this one is written by Gary McCord. An introduction to the game and its traditions, with step-by-step instruction. You know what you're getting with a "Dummies" book. 03 of 07 'Good Golf Made Easy: For the Complete Beginner' Courtesy of Amazon Ah, if only it were that easy! But reading this book is certainly easy, as it's written in clear language with plenty of close-up illustration of what the authors are writing about. 04 of 07 'Golf Fore Beginners: The Fundamentals' Courtesy of Amazon Plenty of photos and diagrams help out. This book is divided into four parts: rules and general information, the golf swing, execution of shots and tips on practicing and course management. 05 of 07 'A Beginner's Guide to Golf - How to Get Started ... ' Courtesy of Amazon The full title is "A Beginner's Guide to Golf - How to Get Started ... and Have Fun Doing It." This 104-page book was published by the National Golf Foundation. Covers equipment, rules, etiquette, golf courses and, of course, the basics of the golf swing. 06 of 07 'Feeling Naked on the First Tee: An Essential Guide for New Women Golfers' Courtesy of Amazon This is certainly the best beginners book geared to women. But fellas, don't be afraid to thumb through this book, too. It's loaded with great info that will explain much to golfers of both genders. 07 of 07 'A Girl's On-Course Survival Guide to Golf' Courtesy of Amazon Guys, don't let the title trick you into thinking this book won't be worth reading for men. It is. While the book is obviously targeted at beginner women golfers, the well-illustrated fundamentals the book relates apply just as well to men. The yellow book pictured is actually Series 2. The first book (with a pink cover) is more beginner-friendly.