10 Famous Hollywood Golfers

The biggest difference between acting and golf is that you can’t fake being a golfer. Sure, you can look the part, but playing the game is a whole other story. Luckily for actors, they don’t play golf for a living, but they can certainly enjoy it.

With Hollywood located in the middle of some of the best courses in the country, it’s no coincidence that numerous famous personas of Tinsel Town find themselves taking up the game there and falling in love with it, just like all of us have at our own respective courses. 

Here’s a list of 10 Hollywood golf addicts.

Samuel L. Jackson

Legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson took up golf when a group of his friends tricked him into going to a driving range. He loves playing golf with Don Cheadle and George Lopez since as he says it’s always a good time. With a handicap of 6.9, Samuel L. once shot a 78 while playing with Tiger. Where did they play? None other than St. Andrews. Oh, he also once made an eagle on Augusta National’s Par-5 15th. 

George Lopez

Pictured above with Sam Jackson, funny-man George Lopez has a handicap of 10.8. He hosted the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Charity Golf Tournament until 2009. When he was a kid, he would hit lemons in his backyard for practice. 

Bill Murray

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Bill Murray is one of the most notable celebrity golfers. He wrote a book about how golf impacted his life titled Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf and is a staple at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His handicap is holding strong at around a seven. 

Matthew McConaughey

McConaughey played on his golf team in high school. Luck has been on his side, though, as he claims he has four aces in his lifetime. The Academy Award winner has an 8.6 handicap.

Will Smith

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Will Smith is a member of Sherwood Country Club in California and enjoys playing with his wife. He holds a 15-stroke handicap. He once ran into Rory McIlroy on the links, who posted a picture of the two and complemented the actor’s swing.

Adam Sandler

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Don’t be fooled by his early performance in Happy Gilmore. Sandler has a handicap of 16 strokes and is a member at L.A.’s Hillcrest Country Club. It is reported that he does not use the iconic run-up swing technique. 

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood, at 86 years young, still maintains a respectable 14.4 handicap. He also owns his own course: Tehama Golf Club in California. In 2015, he donned the caddie bib and carried a bag for a full round at Pebble Beach during a celebrity tournament. 

Mark Wahlberg

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With an 8.7 handicap, Marky Mark says his favorite part of golf his hitting balls with his kids. This is quite easy for him, as he has constructed a practice golf area and driving range in his backyard. He cites golf as his ideal form of exercise. 

Dennis Quaid

Quaid, at 64 years old, picked up golf late in life. However, he was at a 1-stroke handicap at one point when he was playing every day. He is a member of Bel-Air Country Club.

Justin Timberlake

JT holds an impressive 4.8 handicap. He also used to have a tournament named after him on the PGA Tour, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The event took place in Las Vegas. He is also a member of Liberty National Country Club in New Jersey.