How to watch golf in Australia: PGA Tour, Europe, the majors and more

From the fairway to the bunker, golf offers some of sport's biggest names and best moments. Where should you tee off?

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If you're a fan of golf, you'll know that there is usually a tournament being staged somewhere in the world. Like virtually all professional sport, the world's golfing tours were halted by the coronavirus pandemic. But with the players now teeing it up again, where can you watch it?

The most comprehensive golf broadcaster in Australia is Kayo Sports. All of the Fox Sports channels, two ESPN channels and three beIN Sports channels are available through Foxtel directly (Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now) or through streaming service Kayo.

Kayo offers the ability to watch multiple feeds of the same golf tournament (selected tournaments only) or multiple golf tournaments if they're live simultaneously. This is available through SplitView, one of Kayo's many unique viewing features.

There's also the GolfTV service, which is the browser and app-based service provided by the sport itself. So what golf can you watch on Foxtel, Kayo Sports and GolfTV? And which of these services is right for you?

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2021 Australian Golf TV Schedule

The following tournaments and tours are scheduled to be broadcast live on Foxtel and on Kayo Sports. That includes the major tournaments: The Masters, the PGA Championship, The Open - which returned to the calendar in 2021 - and the US Open. For specific event dates, we also have a Global Golf Calendar available.

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Watch golf on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports allows you to stream all golf on the above schedule to a host of devices in high-definition. This includes PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Android TV, ChromeCast and select smart TVs. We have a guide to help you through the process.

What's great about Kayo Sports is its availability (it's always with you), its supplementary content (specials, highlights, talk shows, documentaries) and its unique sports viewing features.

For specific events – such as The Masters tournament – Kayo Sports broadcasts 4 different channels (each with a different camera view) of the event. You can then use SplitView to watch all of them at once, giving you unparalleled access to the Augusta course from the comfort of your lounge-room.

As well as golf, you also get access to 50 other live sports, and the ability to stream on two different screens simultaneously. There is no lock-in contract and at $25/month it's excellent value. For $35/month you get an additional screen or device. There is a 14-day free trial so you can test it all out easily at no charge, too.

There's a full guide to Kayo sports here.


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Watch golf on Foxtel

Golf on Foxtel can be excellent, but its high price point and installation process mean it is only a good fit for the very high-end fan. The Foxtel iQ box must be installed by a technician at an additional cost and on a contract, although Foxtel IQ deals are regularly available

You must subscribe to the base channel pack before you can access the sport pack in all its glory. That's a cost of $74 a month and potentially a whole bunch of channels you don't need.

The good news is the Foxtel iQ4 set-top box is capable of showing golf in 4K. The golf needs to be broadcast in 4K, and you need to have a 4K TV to see it, but there's no doubt it's glorious. You can also record to the box, giving you control of when you watch those tournaments – like the PGA Tour – that aren't available on-demand.

The Foxtel Go app comes with a Foxtel iQ subscription, which means you can stream golf to your mobile devices as well as watch it on TV for no extra cost. But given that both Kayo Sports and Foxtel show the same live sports, it's hard to justify the extra cost of Foxtel iQ unless it meets your particular needs for 4K or additional non-sporting channels.

Get more information about Foxtel here.

How to watch GolfTV in Australia

If you're not into any other sport but golf, and you're happy to watch via a browser or through an app, then GolfTV is a viable option. This app shows much of the same base content as Foxtel and Kayo, but then goes deeper with its on-demand content, behind-the-scenes access and interviews. You also get different documentaries through this service, notably the My Game: Tiger Woods series.

There is a pretty solid free tier available, then additional All Access Pass ($179.99/year or $19.99/month) and Standard Pass ($89.99/year or $9.99/month) options. Each tier grants you more behind-the-scenes access.

How does the Foxtel First GolfTV deal work?

As part of the new deal with Foxtel, members of the Foxtel First rewards program will get access to the All Access Pro Pass of GolfTV for free. Members will be issued a voucher that they can redeem on GolfTV. Furthermore, access is granted at no cost from whenever you apply the voucher through to December 31, 2021.

GolfTV offers the following golf tours:

  • PGA Tour
  • PGA Tour Champions
  • Korn Ferry Tour
  • Mackenzie Tour Canada
  • PGA Tour Latino America
  • PGA Tour China
  • European Tour
  • Challenge Tour
  • Staysure Tour
  • World Golf Championships
  • The Masters
  • President's Cup
  • Ladies European Tour
  • Augusta Nationals Women's Amateur
  • The Open Championship
  • The Challenge

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