10 Musicians Who Love To Play Golf

10 Musicians Who Love To Play Golf

Drew Copeland, left, from the rock group Sister Hazel and rock artist Edwin McCain perform McCain’s song “I’ll Be” during a celebrity golf tournament to kick off opening festivities of Hard Rock Park, a rock ‘n’ roll theme park in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday June 2, 2008.
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Golf and music have always had a unique relationship. Both are forms of art and both, if done right, can be beautiful. However, golf is an escape for those who don’t play it professionally, and some musicians take full advantage, especially when they’re out on tour.

For them, it’s a reprieve from the grind. As multiple Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actor Justin Timberlake stated, “you have a lot of time on these tours. As Alice Cooper said, you can either drink all day or golf.”

So take a look at 10 of the finest musician golfers.


Kenny G smiles as he watches the ball after tee-off at the Kenny G Gold Pro-Am at the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
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Handicap: 0.6
Grammy-winning saxophonist Kenny G can almost play golf better than he can play the instrument. Ironically in high school, he made the golf team over the jazz band. Checking in at a sub-one handicap, he’s a member of Sherwood Country Club, where he is a club-stroke champion. Kenny is also usually a staple at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake follows his drive from the fourth tee of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif.
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Handicap: 5
Multiple Grammy winner Justin Timberlake is a golf addict. If he’s not making music, acting, or playing courses around the world, he’s usually at Liberty National in New Jersey and Lakeside Golf Club in Los Angeles where he’s a member. He even had his name on a PGA event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Alice Cooper

Singer Alice Cooper hits from the 10th fairway during the first round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic PGA golf tournament at the SilverRock Resort Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 in La Quinta, Ca.
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Handicap: 5
Grammy nominated Hall of Fame rocker Alice Cooper is almost as well known for his golf addiction. In fact, he claims it saved his life in his book Alice Cooper: Golf Monster. He plays to about a five and is always up for a game.

Willie Nelson

Country-western singer and performer Willie Nelson enjoys a round of golf with Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, right in Springfield, Illinois, Thursday, August 16, 1984. Nelson, wearing a t-shirt reading, ?Let the Russians play with themselves,? is in Springfield to play at the Illinois State Fair.
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Handicap: 16

The ageless Willie Nelson loves to get out to the course whenever he’s got free time. In fact, he’s been on record saying “All I do is play music and golf.” The 14-time Grammy winner owns a course in Texas. “Par is whatever Willie shoots,” says the pro.

Bob Seger

Rock legend Bob Seger, center, signs autographs and looks back as Tigers Woods prepares to drive during a pro-am event ahead of this week’s Buick Open at Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc, Mich., Wednesday, July 29, 2009.
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Handicap: 16

Grammy winner and Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Seger enjoys his time on the course whenever he’s not performing. Back in 2009, he played the Buick Open pro-am with Tiger Woods which made for a great show.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine arrives at the 6th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic at the Lakeside Golf Club on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Toluca Lake, Calif.
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Handicap: 15
The lead singer of 3-time Grammy-winning band Maroon 5, Adam Levine, plays to a modest 15 handicap, but is always looking to improve his game. Back in 2012, he was celebrity student on Golf Channel’s The Haney Project and came out a better golfer. He’s been known to play a pro-am or two as well.


Macklemore during the charity challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Pebble Beach, Calif.
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Handicap: 15
Macklemore has had a passion for golf ever since he was a kid. He tries to play a round whenever he can between writing music and touring. Golf helps Macklemore relax and reset mentally. He has said the sport requires creativity and precision, two attributes he also applies to his hip hop career.

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker follows his drive from the 4th tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.
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Handicap: 6
The Grammy award winning front man for Hootie & the Blowfish, Darrius Rucker, plays to a six handicap. Since the band’s hiatus, he’s had time to focus on his solo career, as well as what’s really important – golf. Rucker also signed on as a partner with MGC Sports and is now an agent for pro golfers.

Huey Lewis

Singer Huey Lewis hits from the first tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the celebrity challenge event at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.
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Handicap: 6
It’s no surprise that the man who made the album “Sports” is also a regular on the golf course. Grammy winner Huey Lewis can be found at many pro-ams when he’s not with his band, and its easy can see why. Along with a great voice, he’s got a passion for the game and pretty good swing.

Jake Owen

Jake Owen follows his shot out of a bunker up to the 12th green of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.
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Handicap: 3

Country music star Jake Owen is an avid golfer when he’s not on stage performing. He plays frequently to clear his head and relax on the road. Golf has been a passion of Owen’s since childhood; he even considers possibly trying to qualify for professional tours someday. Owen brings his clubs on tour so he can fit in rounds whenever possible.