Enjoy listening to tunes as you make your way through 18 holes? Then what you need is the best portable Bluetooth speaker with a battery that is powerful enough to offer you a long playtime.
Some of the features that such a device should have are high-quality audio output, water resistance, and wireless connectivity. I did some homework and came up with a list of the best portable speakers you can take with you when playing on a golf course.
Bluetooth Speaker Reviews
Bushnell Wingman GPS Golf Speaker
The Wingman Bluetooth speaker and GPS unit is the latest innovation by Bushnell Corporation in the spring of 2020. The Wingman is simply a wireless speaker that you can attach to your golf cart (vie magnet) and can listen to music while getting the distances to the front, center, and back of each hole with the assistance of the Bushnell app on your smart phone.
The sound quality of the Bushnell Wingman GPS speaker is fantastic, and has just the right amount of base. The Wingman is designed to last for up to 10 hours, and has a small remote control that you can put in your pocket while playing. Press the button once, and the Wingman will tell you the distance to green. Before every hole, it will audibly tell you how far it is to the pin. The computer voice can be heard easily over your music as the music is lowered automatically when the distances are mentioned.
Puma Sound Chuck
This device is one of the most popular golfing Bluetooth speakers around. In fact, one of its users described it as a good portable speaker for a golf cart. Therefore, we had to review it.
Though small in size, this Bluetooth speaker has a sturdy feel, so you don’t have to worry about breaking it. It comes with a power bank and pairs quickly to other devices. It also has a magnetic clip for attaching the device to your cart or any other metallic object. However, the magnet isn’t that good. We tried sticking it to a refrigerator, but it slid, so automatically, it isn’t going to stick to a golf cart.
Another issue with the clip is that it isn’t long enough. For it to attach to another material and clip, the manufacturers should have made the clip about 2 inches longer. The clip is also too small to clip on to the windshield of a golf cart firmly. However, you can throw the speaker into the cart’s dashboard or attach it to a golf bag or towel.
Even this Bluetooth speaker has good audio quality, it isn’t Bose quality — its pricing isn’t the same as Bose either. It sounds excellent when the volume is turned to 75%. But, when the volume is at 100%, the quality of sound deteriorates quickly.
All in all, the Puma Sound Chuck isn’t that bad. Its rechargeable battery charges quickly and has a life of up to thirty hours. It also pairs with other Bluetooth devices quickly. We, however, wouldn’t recommend it as our first choice.
Amazon Basics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Being the best affordable portable Bluetooth speaker around, the Amazon Basic delivers quite a great sound. Its features include:
- Capable of producing a variety of sounds
- Its bass is pure and clear even when volume is set at the maximum setting without any distortion
- Has full-range 2.5-watt speakers that resonate with excellent clarity of audio in a small indoor or outdoor area
The Amazon Basic is Bluetooth 2.1 compatible, meaning that its speakers will pair well with your tablet, smartphone, PC, and any other Bluetooth enabled device. You can also connect devices that do not support Bluetooth through an aux cable.
You can stream music or play songs that you’ve saved on your laptop or smartphone. Listen to it from anywhere, as long as you’re speaker is within 33 feet from the other device.
This portable, Bluetooth speaker is ideal for use at outdoor events, when camping, and golfing. You can also bring it to your office and listen to beautiful, relaxing music as you perform your duties.
You can pair your outfit with the Amazon basic and jam to your favorite tunes throughout the day thanks to its variable design patterns and speaker colors. This speaker also comes with all extras like cabling and carrying bags.
Ampcaddy Version 3 Pro Bluetooth Speaker
This Bluetooth speaker was designed for music-loving golfers, as well as those we stay up to date on the latest stock trends and news when they play golf.
The Ampcaddy Version 3 is small enough and can fit onto any shaft that measures ½ an inch to 2-inch in diameter or any golf cart frame.
Its battery life is also impressive. You can play two rounds of golf while enjoying high-quality tunes from the device, depending on volume, before its battery goes flat. You’ll also love the speaker’s quality of outdoor sound and unbeatable bass audio output because it is designed for this environment.
Being a portable Bluetooth speaker with great sound quality, you can take the Ampcaddy with you to any outdoor event and wow the crowd.
Though Ampcaddy Bluetooth speakers are designed for outdoor use, their range of connectivity limits quality. You will notice that this device loses connectivity if moved 30-36 feet from your cellphone. It does this even though its maximum range for connectivity is 40 feet.
With that said, below are some reasons why you need these speakers for your cart:
- It offers up to 20 hours of playtime with a fully charged battery
- Produces crystal-clear audio with extraordinary bass for outdoor use
- Offers Bluetooth connectivity with a maximum range of 100 yards
- Its speaker system delivers a pure crystal-clear sound even though it has a 180-degree Swivel for Directional Sound meant to limit the audio
- It features a 2-inch bass resonator capable of producing a whopping 15 watts of power
- It can securely fit any ½ inch to 2-inch wide shaft and any push, or golf cart
- It has a water-resistance IPX7 certification and 2-year warranty
JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Offers convenience to golfers.
The Clip 3 from Just Bloody Loud (JBL) is a unique, ultra-portable speaker. Other than the surprisingly big sound this small speaker produces, it is also durable and ultra-rugged. It features an upgraded integrated carabiner that clips well to your golf bag, belt loop, or clothing, making it the ideal device to carry with you when going to outdoor events.
This Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 waterproof and has a rechargeable 1000mAh Lithium-ion battery that guarantees up to 10 hours of uninterrupted music. It has an echo and noise-canceling speakerphone that produces crystal clear sound when making or receiving calls.
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST with Hands-Free Amazon Alexa Voice Control
This portable device is, without a doubt, one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers. This device has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. It offers a deep 360⁰ sound that gives it a nearly perfect audio quality, has hands-free vocal control and is easy to transport. Another feature you’ll most definitely love that comes with this device is Amazon Alexa. This voice-controlled feature allows you to play tunes, search for new songs, order food, and do so much more.
The best thing is you don’t have to be at home or stationary to do this. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection or mobile hotspot, you can do it wherever you are. This portable Bluetooth/Wi-Fi device is water-resistant, tough, and appealing to the eyes. Here are reasons why you should get the MEGABLAST:
- Enjoy amazing 360-degree sounds with unmatched clarity
- It has a maximum range of 100m/330ft for Wi-Fi and 45m/150ft for Bluetooth connectivity that guarantees freedom of movement without disconnecting
- Has voice-activated technology and built-in Amazon Alexa for operating the music without your hands
- Can be updated with fresh new features from the Ultimate Ears mobile app
- It is IPX7 certified; meaning that it can stay underwater for 30 minutes without being damaged
- Incredible sound – The speakers on Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST are the largest, noisiest, insanely powerful, and most aesthetically appealing yet. It supercharges your music wherever you go, thanks to the incredibly clear, 360⁰ audio.
- Excellent voice control – As mentioned earlier, this portable device has built-in Amazon Alexa. With a strong mobile hotspot or reliable Wi-Fi connection, you can ask the MEGABLAST to play music, search for new songs, locate new restaurants, increase the volume, and do so much more. The best thing is you can do this wherever the speaker is.
- Unlimited music access – This speaker uses Wi-Fi to link directly to the cloud where you can access tons of music. This allows you to listen to tracks without any interruption and access a wider music selection.
When we say no interruption, we mean it. You won’t need to turn off the music so that you can take a phone call with this device.
- Extremely rugged – This device is tough and won’t break easily.
JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
One speaker that guarantees unmatched levels of entertainment anywhere you go is the JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.
This Bluetooth device offers a decent battery life of up to 15 hours when fully charged thanks to its massive 10,000mAh Lithium-ion battery. Recharging it on the go is easy thanks to its dual-charge-out micro USB port, which promises an uninterrupted music playtime.
Available in red, black, or blue, this shockproof speaker will make sure you stay entertained for hours indoors, at outdoor events, and on the course.
Please note that even though it is splash-proof, this Bluetooth speaker is not waterproof. This means it can survive some wetness, but too much exposure will damage its connection, USB port, wireless speaker, audio quality, and the rest of the components.
Apart from echo-canceling and noise-reducing speakers, this speaker has a built-in microphone that allows you to take phone calls. Also, note that your friends will hear your conversation when you are on a call and paired to with this speaker due to its great sound quality. This feature also makes it great for making group or conference calls.
The JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker offers easy and fast connectivity to other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Apart from that, it offers good sound quality with great bass for both listening to music and making or receiving calls.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3
If you are a golfer who also loves the outdoors, then this device is the perfect portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker for you. This Bluetooth device’s speaker features the 360-degree surround sound technology that produces perfectly balanced audio.
The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 can survive a lot. It is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof too. Whether you are going for a hike, relaxing at the beach, or teeing off at the golf course, this device is the ideal speaker to carry along.
With the Magic Button on the latest model, you can play the track you love, pause to take care of other business, and skip to the next song. The BOOM 3 is also a fresh and exciting site to look at thanks to its unique shimmery fabric.
Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker
One of the things that sets this portable Bluetooth speaker system apart from Bose is the quality of its bass. Though small in size, this portable speaker produces pure, crystal-clear, and massive audio, something that will make you not want to leave this speaker behind. Bose never takes the quality of their sound for granted, and they definitely didn’t let us down on this speaker. What gives this device that crystal-clear and loud sound both indoors and outdoors is the custom mounted transducer and the newly designed passive radiators.
All this brilliant technology comes together to create a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that can also fit in your hand. It features a strap made of silicone that is tear-resistant, making this rugged but soft exterior tough to damage. Other features of this Bluetooth speaker include:
- 6-hours music playback time thanks to its lithium-ion battery
- Easily attaches to your golf cart or golf cooler
- Inbuilt speakerphone that not only allows you to make and receive calls, but to speak to Google Assistant, Echo Dot or Siri on your smartphone
- Has a voice prompt
The Bose Connect app is another unique feature on this device. This app allows your smartphone to connect with numerous speaker systems and play music in party mode. As a result, you can play the same song via each of the speakers and enjoy more sound. You can also use this feature to create a stereo effect by utilizing each speaker’s channel.
Celtic Blu Tallboy Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Music always goes well with everything. We can safely say that it does the same with golf too. If you love both music and golf, why not enjoy some of your favorite tunes while teeing off at the golf club? However, not all portable, wireless speakers are good. You need a Bluetooth speaker that guarantees long-lasting battery life and premium quality sound. This portable Bluetooth speaker guarantees this and even more.
With this speaker, expect to enjoy a unique experience. The Celtic Blu Tallboy combines amazing durability and high-quality audio output. You can take this device basically wherever you wish to and enjoy your music.
Below are some of the benefits and features the Celtic Blu speaker has to offer:
- Wireless Bluetooth capable of picking up the connection at a distance of up to 33 yards
- 360⁰ sound, which is perfect for outdoor use
- FM radio
- An interior antenna for capturing FM signal
- 30 hours of battery life thanks to its 600mAh battery
- Powerful speaker with an output of 16W ideal for dimming the various outdoor noise
- TF card slot that supports a 32GB microSD card
- Compatible with WAV/FLAC/MP3/WMA file formats
- Microphone for making crystal-clear hands-free calls
- Shockproof, waterproof, and stain-resistant making it durable
- Bike mount that can be adjusted 180 degrees and is capable of withstanding pressure of up to 44 PSI
- Power bank that can be used to charge other gadgets too
This Bluetooth device also comes with a carabiner clip, remote controller, 3.5mm aux cable, and USB cable. Of all the Bluetooth speakers for golf we have reviewed, the Celtic Blu Tallboy Portable speaker is by far the most multifaceted one.
And The Winner Is…
Bushnell Wingman GPS Golf Speaker
After trying out a number of portable speakers, we can confidently recommend the Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker as the best portable speaker designed for golf.
If you are a golfer who enjoys listening to some tunes while playing at the golf course, then the Wingman may be perfect for you. Truth be told, its awesome features that we mentioned earlier including a built in GPS with distance to each hole make it better than other similar products. This feature, as well as a crisp and loud sound, a magnet to attach to the side of your golf cart, a 10 hour battery life, and a battery indicator on the top of the unit makes this an amazing speaker to use on the golf course.
In addition, this can be used at home when not on the golf course, and has become the Bluetooth speaker used most often by my kids because of the amazing sound. They also love that they can mount it on the refrigerator with the strong magnet.