Golf Channel: 5 Things You Should Know Before Subscribing

Golf, is a slow paced but thrilling sport. There’s something relaxing about the way the golf ball is hit and the way it enters the hole. If you’re a golf fan, you’re in the right article. Today, I’ll be talking about Golf Channel and a few important things you should know before thinking about subscribing.

Golf Channel is a sports channel that caters to golf lovers. As you can understand from the name, this channel is Golf specific. This channel is owned by the NBC Sports Group, which in fact, is a subsidiary of Comcast (NBC Universal).

Golf Channel 5 Things You Should Know Before Subscribing

What Is Golf Channel

As I mentioned before, Golf Channel is a golf-centric sports channel. On this channel, you can watch any golf tournament and more content related to Golf.

The Idea of having a channel that solely airs golf matches and tournaments came in the mind of an entrepreneur called Joseph E. Gibbs. He later launched the channel on January 17, 1995, along with co-founder Arnold Palmer.

The channel has a monthly pay-to-watch viewer count of about 70.4 million, with a daily viewership of 84,000 across the United States. Out of this number, 76.2% are cable TV viewers. Besides the United States, Golf Channel is also available in Canada, the United Kingdom (Golf Channel UK), and Latin America (Golf Channel Latin America).

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What Can You Watch On Golf Channel

Golf is a traditional TV channel that you can get on various cable TV operators as a part of their packages. It is also available with various online streaming services. I will talk about it in detail.

Golf Channel airs all the international Golf tournaments. The Open Championships, the PGA Tour, the US Opens, the European Tour, the Asian Tour, the LPGA Tour, and many Golf-related championships. Not only matches, but informational golf shows, podcasts, and everything Golf related content is also telecasted.

5 Things You Should Know Before Subscribing To Golf Channel

If you’re thinking of including Golf Channel in your cable TV package or any streaming service, then I recommend you to go through this before making up your mind.

Golf Channel is not a free Service

Yes, Golf Channel is a premium service, and you will need to pay to enjoy their content. The channel is included by all the cable operators in the United States.

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A cable package in the US usually costs anything between $40 to $150 per month. With a cost-efficient plan, you can get a cable package with Golf Channel at around $60.

You can get other channels at much lower prices too, but those channels are limited to local broadcasts. So, no international golf tour with those packages.

Golf Channel doesn’t have its own streaming service

Yes, Golf Channel does not have a streaming service of their own, but you can create an account on their website to watch their content. They don’t charge you for their website’s content, but for their premium content, you have to subscribe to their channel through a cable operator or any other online streaming service.

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Golf Channel is more than just a TV channel

As mentioned above, Gold Channel doesn’t only have a TV channel, but a dedicated website and two apps. The first app is a complimentary service for the website and the channel, it’s called “Golf Channel“. The other app is called “GolfPass“.

Golfpass is a subscription based service for their website. Through this pass, you’ll unlock every content of their website, like, premium golf news, golf tips, exclusive Golf Channel content, and much more.

Note that GolfPass is not the same as their TV channel. It’s just an additional feature provided by them for their exclusive content.

This pass also has a 7 day free trial which you can avail after creating an account on their website. This service is available only for users in Canada and the United States.

You can watch Golf Channel anywhere, anytime

Nowadays cable TV is not the only option for consuming TV content. Many online streaming services provide the same with much more flexibility. Having your favourite channels on a streaming service means you have access to their content at all times, everything is just a click away. I’ll talk about that in detail.

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Golf Channel, as mentioned above, also has apps for both Android and iOS, so you can watch their content whenever you want.

Free videos, content, and more are just one click away

If you want to be up to date on Golf related news and matches, the official Golf Channel website has got you covered. The website has free 6 minutes of match highlights, news related to golf players, golf tips and podcasts.

Where Can You Watch Golf Channel Online

If you prefer online streaming services over cable TV, you can still watch Golf Channel. Here are all the streaming services which provide Golf Channel.

Stream with FuboTv

This is a streaming service that offers Golf Channel in their package. The price ranges from $70-$80 depending upon your selection channels. With that plan you’ll get 90-120 channels including Golf Channel.

It is compatible across all the major streaming platforms like Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Tizen etc.

Stream with YouTube TV

In this streaming service provided by YouTube, you get over 85 Live and On-demand channels that include Golf Channel. The price ranges from $85-$90 depending upon your channel selection.

It is compatible across all the major streaming platforms like Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Tizen etc.

Stream with DirectTV

In this streaming service you get a monthly subscription starting at $104.99. This service has also got Golf Channel in their package. You can use cloud based DVR services which are supported across all the streaming platforms like Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku etc.

Stream with Hulu TV Live

With this streaming service starting at a price of $69.99, you get all your Golf Channel content alongside other shows. It is compatible across all the major streaming platforms like Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Tizen, etc.

Stream with Sling TV

This is the most cost efficient option in the list. It has the cheapest plan out of all the other services above, and it has got your favorite Golf Channel.

You have to subscribe to their Sling TV Blue plan for $35 and add an extra package called Sports Extra for $11. For a total of $46, you get access to over 30 channels including Golf Channel.

It is compatible across all the major streaming platforms like Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Tizen etc.

Conclusion

This was all about important things you should know before subscribing to Golf Channel. If you’re tight on budget but don’t want to miss out on all the golf action, then, I suggest you go for Sling TV Blue. It’s cheap and doesn’t burden you with channels that you will not even watch.

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