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So you're trying to watch a big PGA tour event, but it's only on Golf Channel – and you don't have cable. What do you do? Simple: you read this guide that we wrote on how to watch Golf Channel without cable. You can snag a free trial of one of the skinny bundles below to watch a given event without paying a dime, and then you can decide if you want to hold onto your subscription and enjoy Golf Channel indefinitely while saving big bucks compared to cable. Here's everything you need to know in order to watch Golf Channel without cable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Golf Channel:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$54.99 – $86.96 100+ 7 days

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$30 – $70 50+ 3 days

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How to Watch Golf Channel Online Without Cable

If you've read our guides on how to watch other cable networks without cable, then you have a pretty good idea of what to expect here: skinny bundles, baby! Yes, when it comes to live TV, skinny bundles are a cord cutter's best friend. Skinny bundles aren't free – they're a form of pay TV – but they're considered to be a cord cutting solution because they differ in a few key ways from their legacy competition over at the cable and satellite companies. Skinny bundles get their name from their stripped-down channel packages, which are tiny compared to the 800 channels (with nothing on) that cable gives you. Also slimmer is, thankfully, the price – skinny bundles are generally much cheaper than cable or satellite packages. And there's one more important difference, which makes skinny bundles a true cord cutting solution: skinny bundles are delivered “over the top” (OTT), meaning over the internet, rather than by traditional cable infrastructure. Yes, just like Netflix. That means that you don't need a cable company, which means no regional monopolies. Nice!

Stream Golf Channel for free with Hulu

Free Trial

Hulu has been a cord cutting staple for years now thanks to its popular streaming video on demand (SVOD) service, which competes with services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But Hulu is also a player in the skinny bundle market, thanks the beautifully named Hulu + Live TV. Hulu with Live TV includes Golf Channel. You can subscribe to it right along with the existing VOD service and use the same login for both. You can also read our full review of Hulu + Live TV.

Stream Golf Channel for free with FuboTV

Free Trial

In a past life, fuboTV was a soccer-specific skinny bundle. Now marketed a bit more broadly, it retains a certain sports focus, which is good news for Golf Channel fans. fuboTV's current channel lineup includes Golf Channel, as well as host of offer sports and non-sports networks. To try fuboTV for free, click on the link above to access the service's free trial offer.

Stream Golf Channel with Sling TV

Try It

Sling TV is structured a bit differently from the majority of its rivals. It offers subscribers a choice of base packages, then gives them the opportunity to tack on “add-on” packages, which are cheap mini-bundles grouped by genre. The result is a skinny bundle service that you can customize to suit your tastes. Build a bundle that includes Golf Channel! Check out the full review of Sling TV.


AT&T TV Now is AT&T's entry into the skinny bundle wars. Check out the channel list and sign up for a bundle that includes Gold Channel! You can try AT&T TV Now for free. You can also read our AT&T TV Now review to learn more.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is Google's skinny bundle service. Though it shares its branding with YouTube, the streaming platform known for its user-generated content, YouTube TV is very much its own service and offers the familiar network television channels and live streaming that you'd expect from a modern skinny bundle. YouTube TV includes a Golf Channel live stream. You can test out YouTube TV for free (if you're in one of the many markets in which the service is currently available). You can learn more about YouTube TV in our YouTube TV review.

Can I Watch Golf Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Why, I'm so glad you asked! You can indeed, because each of the major skinny bundles listed above offers apps for most of the devices listed in this headline. More established services have great apps for each platform, while some of the newer skinny bundles may still be in beta on a given platform or may not have an app quite yet. But support for Android and iOS is near universal, while Roku and Apple TV each pretty much have their pick of the lot. Here's what you need to know about specific platforms and watching Golf Channel live online:

Roku users can take their pick among Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Fire TV fans will find apps available for Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV have apps for Apple TV.

Chromecast users can enjoy Golf Channel via Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Android TV, Google's streaming platform, supports Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Mobile viewing is possible on both Android and iOS devices thanks to app support from Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each also stream well on desktop and laptop computers thanks to their desktop and/or in-browser apps.

Even video game systems are covered. Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on Xbox One video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV works on PlayStation 4 systems.

In other words, you have a lot of options for watching Golf Channel on whatever device you own, whether it's a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, or other device. So scroll up, pick a service, and give it a shot!

26 thoughts on “How to Watch Golf Channel Without Cable

  1. Avatar Christine OKeefe says:

    I would love to cut the cord. My priorities are The Golf Channel, Bravo, and ESPN. How do I figure out what’s best? I do not own Sling or Hulu or Amazon Prime, yet, but I do have the Apple TV device.

    1. Avatar says:

      Hi Christine,

      Of the major skinny bundles, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV offer Bravo, ESPN, and Golf Channel – and all of them have apps for Apple TV. We recommend you to take advantage of their free trials to see which one suits your particular needs the best.

  2. Avatar B Kentner says:

    I have a Roku, but to watch the Golf Channel, they want to know my television provider. I use antenna TV, so no provider. What can I do?

    1. Avatar says:

      Hmm, what Roku channel are you using?

  3. Avatar Laura says:

    I have a Fire Stick and don’t want to pay much for 1 of the packages. Is there any way to just purchase the Golf Channel yearly?

    1. Avatar says:

      Unfortunately, that’s not possible currently.

      1. Avatar Anonymous says:

        Make it happen!! I have at least 15+ friends that would pay for it. Don’t make us pay for things we won’t use when we just want golf!! Monopoly!

        1. Avatar David P says:

          I’d pay for the Golf Channel App on my Roku device.

          1. Avatar Alan says:

            Me too

          2. Avatar Anonymous says:

            me 3

    2. Avatar Cecil Cole says:

      Can’t solve your problem Laura, but understand and sympathize with the question. We “cut the cord” to save money. Most of us. Now, in order to get the channel we want we have to sign on to streaming packages that offer more than we want, and that’s expensive. Just like the cable companies of yore, and even today. Defeats the purpose of saving money. Might as well stick with cable in that case. Hopefully, one day we will be able to “cherry pick” the channels we want — and only those.

  4. Avatar Bruce says:

    Great site, I look forward to following…

    1. Avatar says:

      Thanks, Bruce!

  5. Avatar Greg Johnson says:

    Looks like it’s going to cost $35 to $50 per month to get the Golf Channel. There has got to be a better way.

  6. Avatar Eric says:

    I have Apple TV and they offer NBC Sports, which includes Golf Channel, BUT they need your service provider. I, too, have cut off my cable so I have no provider. What to do?

  7. Avatar Mary Pat Quinn says:

    I like to watch golf. I can’t get satellite TV due to line of sight restrictions. I’m trying to get cable but it’s difficult.

  8. Avatar allen says:

    I would love to watch golf channel’s coverage of the ryder cup, but I dont have cable and no cable service provider.

    I Have Apple TV, Netflix, and a semi-smart TV with web browsing

    any advice?

  9. Avatar Justin Rose says:

    Seems that there are many people on this site and probably 1000’s that have not commented on here that are only looking for the Golf Channel, why can’t anyone just give us it?? Make a solid but reasonable price and you’ll have many more people subscribing daily! Please help us consumers out. Thank you

    1. Avatar Mitchell McCune says:

      Get a Google Chromecast and plug it into your tv. Get Google T V and cast from your device on your WiFi, Apple or Android, and enjoy Golf Channel. It’s the only way I’ve found to get Golf Channel without paying an upchatge.

    2. Avatar Kevin Klabunde says:

      Totally agree! I would like to subscribe to only the Golf Channel!

  10. Avatar David says:

    I do not see an option on my Sling Blue offering “Sports Extra” therefore NO Golf Channel.


    1. Avatar Stephen Lovely says:

      Hi David, thanks for reading! You should be able to sign up on Sling TV’s website. Failing that, try contacting their customer service department.

  11. Avatar Robert McCrea says:

    I have an old TV and instead of cable I get local channels through a cheap antenna with a coaxial cable hooked up to my TV. Is there any of these stripped down skinny services that provide the Golf Channel through a coaxial cable hook up? I’d be willing to pay the $40-50 a month to get the Golf Channel which is the only channel I really want? My cable co. charges 82$/month for the package that has the Golf Channel.

    1. Avatar Stephen Lovely says:

      Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get a streaming service through the same coaxial jack that you’re using for your antenna. You’ll have to use a separate input for a streaming device and use that streaming device to access the streaming service that includes Golf Channel. That usually means an HDMI input, but the Roku Express+ uses RCA connectors:

      With that said, the big live TV streaming services tend to offer local channels in their packages (in select markets). If you invest in a skinny bundle to get Golf Channel, there’s a chance that you’ll find the same service gives you all of the local channels you are getting over the air, too. Thanks for reading, hope this helps!

  12. Avatar Lorie Hamilton says:

    The Golf Channel is very important to my husband. In Wisconsin, through Spectrum Silver and Gold Packages, I see a different logo on channel 28. Blue circle, silver outlined with silver stylized G whereas the searching I do online shows the NBC peacock and is labeled Golf Channel (without the “The”). Watching tournaments live, not just primetime on NBC, golf shows, pro-lessons seem to be important to him. I am trying to confirm the NBC peacock logo Golf Channel is one in the same (offered through Hulu). I also worry it might be a more stripped down version. Thank you in advance for any guidance that can be provided!

  13. Avatar Mike says:

    Golf channel is awesome but you can stream the PGA channel to live stream events for free.

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