Favorites For Golf Movies and DVD's
organized from newest to oldest.
2007 - Who's Your Caddy?
Starring Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Faizon Love
Superstar rap mogul C-Note runs into fierce opposition when he tries
to join the super stuffy Carolina Pines Golf & Country Club. Undeterred,
C-Note gets the brilliant idea to buy the land adjacent to the golf
club's 17th hole, which he cleverly leverages to gain membership. C-Note's
crew wreaks havoc as they bring their larger-than-life style to the
club. Comedy PG-13
2006 - Foursome
Starring Kevin Dillon & John Shaw
Four high school friends reunite at their twenty year reunion and
agree to meet for a life changing game of golf. But not all have the
same motives. The group of friends realizes how much they've changed
in the years since graduation. Comedy
2005 - The Greatest Game Ever Played
Starring: Shia LeBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Stephen Marcus
One of the most inspirational golf films ever produced, it tells the
unlikely success of Francis Ouimet (LeBeouf), an amateur who shocked
the world when he defeated Harry Vardon (Dillane) and Ted Ray (Marcus)
at the 1913 U.S. Open. This movie contains some of the most imaginative
and aesthetically pleasing golfing scenes ever to appear on the big
2004 - Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius
Starring: James Caviezel, Malcom McDowell, Aidan Quinn
Despite retiring from competitive golf at age 28, Bobby Jones is still
considered by many as the greatest amateur golfer of all time. The highlights
of his life and career are featured in this biopic, which earned high
marks for solid acting and an enthusiastic approach. This films provides
an excellent opportunity to learn about one of the most pivotal figures
in the history of the sport.
2002 - The Greenskeeper
Starring Allelon Ruggiero & Bruce Taylor
The quiet, priveliged existences of the rich and beautiful people
of Summerisle Country Club are shattered when the demented greenskeeper
grows tired of being a second class citizen. The demented killer is
portrayed by hot-tempered, opinionated Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker.
2002 - Mulligan
Starring Steve Lottery, Joshua Will, Cedric Yarbrough, Trei Michaels,
Story of four friends, one crazy round of golf, and the not so easy
game of life. Mulligan is a term frequently used in golf, which means
"do-over, a second chance." This theme plays out throughout the film
with a parallel between life and one round of golf for four good friends.
This relationship reflects their attitudes, behavior and characteristics
throughout the game and relating them to how they live their lives.
2001 - The Sports Pages
Starring Kelsey Grammer & Bob Newhart: Two short comedies exploring
sports and everyday people.
1st. How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100, concerns a golfing fanatic
(Bob Newhart) on trial for the murder of his putting partner (Kelsey
Grammer), who had been tormenting him throughout their game. 2nd. The
Heidi Bowl, a fictionalized recreation of the infamous 1968 Super Bowl
broadcast, which a rookie technician cut off the last few seconds of
the very tense game. PG-13
2001 - The Boys of Sunset Ridge
Starring John Heard, Burt Young, Ronny Cox
This is a wonderful story about friendships and the game of golf that
has helped them to keep those life-long friends. What started as fun,
grew to have much more meaning than a game.
2001 - A Gentleman’s Game
Starring: Mason Gamble, Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall
Telling the tale of an aspiring 12-year-old golfer Timmy Price. The
youngster thinks he’s getting good golf experience when he caddies at
a local country club over the summer, but he ends up learning just as
much about class and society from his new gig. This is a coming-of-age
story, “R” rating
2000 - The Legend of Bagger Vance
Starring: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron + Jack Lemmon’s final
This movie is about many things besides golf. It is a love story, it
displays the hardships born from both World War I and the Great Depression,
and it conveys the difficulties associated with alcoholism. Damon plays
Rannulph Junuh, who is convinced to play in a match against Bobby Jones
and Walter Hagen at the urging of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance (Smith)
1999 - Miracle on the 17th Green
Starring Robert Urich & Meredith Baxter
Robert Urich as Mitch McKinley, a successful ad executive with a
nice job and great home-life worked out. When at the age of 50, Mitch
suddenly loses his job, he takes this twist of fate and runs with it.
Surprisingly, he devotes his time to golf, with the goal of making the
PGA Senior Tour.
1998 - National Lampoon's Golf Punks
Starring Tom Arnold
Arnold stars as a down-and-out golf pro who must transform a rowdy
bunch of juvenile delinquents (the titular golf punks) into "tee totters"
in order to restore his tarnished reputation. PG
1996 - Tin Cup
Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin
Avid golfer Kevin Costner stars as Roy McAvoy, a down-on-his-luck pro
who lives in a glorified trailer at a dilapidated driving range he owns
in West Texas. McAvoy tries to qualify for the U.S. Open in order to
turn his life around. Costner and performances by Don Johnson as his
archrival and a comedic supporting performance by Cheech Marin light
up the film.
1996 - Happy Gilmore
Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers
Sandler plays Gilmore, a hockey player possessed with the right kind
of fierce temperament for the game. But he finds that his hockey shooting
style translates into the kind of tee shots that would make John Daly
green with envy.
1988 - Dead Solid Perfect
Starring: Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Jack Warden
Dan Jenkins, one of the best American sportswriters of the past 50 years,
wrote two of the best books about football and golf, respectively. “Semi-Tough”
focused on exploits on the gridiron, while “Dead Solid Perfect” followed
the fictional journey of a second-rate golfer who traversed the country
trying desperately to make the PGA Tour, at the same time dealing with
a foundering marriage and party-hearty lifestyle.
1980 - Caddyshack
Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray
The 1980 comedy stars some of the most popular TV personalities of the
day — based about a scheme by an obnoxious developer — Dangerfield —
to build condos on the site of a country club. What people remember
most is Dangerfield’s non-stop barrage of one-liners and gags, and Murray’s
insane battle with a pesky gopher“ Caddyshack” is, (inflation adjusted)
the highest-grossing golf movie.
1953 - The Caddy
Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed
Few duos have generated more laughs than Martin and Lewis. Their hilarity
is on full display in this film, which chronicles a golfer-turned-instructor-turned-caddy
(Lewis) and his talented student (Martin). While their exploits on the
golf course end up producing disastrous, and funny, results, they are
redeemed by what they are able to achieve in the entertainment world.
1952 - Pat and Mike
Starring Spencer Tracy & Katherine Hepburn
Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiancé is
around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets
flustered by his presence at the final holes. She enlists the help of
Mike, a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face challenges,
and a growing mutual attraction.
1951 - Follow The Sun
Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter
This biography of Ben Hogan is a powerful movie thanks to the man’s
incredible story. From his poor upbringing in Texas to rising to the
top of professional golf and his incredible comeback after a near-fatal
car accident. This is the type of story that is completely real, and
features amazing golf sequences in the film: Ben Hogan hit the shots
1935 - Three Little Beers
Starring: The Three Stooges
An American classic, this short film is one of the most famous to emerge
from the Stooges' considerably comedic repertoire. The three brothers
head for a golf tournament, though none of the three is completely sure
what golf really is.