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 on how to watch Golf Channel without cable! You can snag a free trial of one of the streaming services below to watch an event without paying a dime, and then decide whether to keep the subscription and enjoy Golf Channel indefinitely while saving big bucks compared to cable. Here’s everything you need to know to watch Golf Channel without cable.
How to Watch Golf Channel Online Without Cable
If you’ve read our guides to watching other cable networks without cable, then you probably know what to expect here: skinny bundles, baby! 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 a cord-cutting solution because they differ in a few key ways from cable and satellite companies. Skinny bundles get their name from their stripped-down channel packages, which are (usually) tiny compared to the countless channels (with nothing on) cable offers. 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. In other words, you don’t need a cable company, which means no regional monopolies. Nice!
Hulu has long been a player in the skinny-bundle market, thanks to the beautifully named Hulu + Live TV. Hulu’s live TV bundle includes both on-demand content from Hulu’s library and live network TV channels such as Golf Channel. For more, check out our full review of Hulu + Live TV.
fuboTV is firmly focused on sports, which is good news for Golf Channel fans. Its current channel lineup includes Golf Channel, as well as a wealth of other sports and non-sports networks. Our fuboTV review has more info about what this streaming service offers.
Sling TV is structured a bit differently from most of its rivals. It allows you to supplement your choice of base packages with cheap mini-bundles grouped by genre.t These “add-on packages” result in a skinny bundle service you can customize to suit your tastes. Before you build a bundle that includes Golf Channel, check out our full review of Sling TV.
YouTube TV is Google’s skinny bundle service. It is very much its own service and offers the familiar network television channels and livestreaming you’d expect from a modern skinny bundle. YouTube TV includes a Golf Channel livestream. You can learn more in our YouTube TV review.
Can I Watch Golf Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
Can you watch Golf Channel live on your favorite streaming device? I’m so glad you asked! You can indeed, because each of the major skinny-bundle services listed above offers apps for most of these devices. Here’s a chart outlining what you need to know about specific services and watching Golf Channel live online:
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web browser|
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
More to Watch for Golf Channel Fans
If you like golf (we assume you do since you’ve gotten this far), we think you’ll also like a few other sports. Read on for a couple recommendations we think might appeal to fans of Golf Channel.
Like golf, tennis is often played at country clubs. Luckily, you don’t have to go to your local country club to catch the action. Instead, you can stream major tournaments such as the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Check out How to Watch Tennis Without Cable to find out everything you could ever want to know about livestreaming the sport.
Then there are winter sports, such as figure skating and skiing. Not everyone can afford to buy skates or ski equipment, but we can all watch our favorite Olympians compete every four years at the Winter Olympics. The next Winter Olympics are set for early 2022, and if you want to watch, check out our guide to watching the Winter Olympics without cable.
30 thoughts on “How to Watch Golf Channel Without Cable”
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.
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.
YouTube TV has live sports and The Golf Channel. (I have same problem
for Husband). It has 85 channels and unlimited recording for your shows. for $64.99. It has a customizable guide but I’m still learning how to manage recordings, etc.
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?
Hmm, what Roku channel are you using?
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?
Unfortunately, that’s not possible currently.
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!
I’d pay for the Golf Channel App on my Roku device.
Me 4! The whole reason I have cable is because of the Golf Channel… the rest of the crap isn’t worth the $100 per month and I can get much of that elsewhere… but not the Golf Channel 🙁
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.
Great site, I look forward to following…
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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.
Totally agree! I would like to subscribe to only the Golf Channel!
I do not see an option on my Sling Blue offering “Sports Extra” therefore NO Golf Channel.
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.
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.
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: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-express-plus
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!
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!
Golf channel is awesome but you can stream the PGA channel to live stream events for free.
I have spectrum but am cutting back on my service I have raku,can I get the golf channel thru that device
What do you recomend for us poor folk up here in Canada living under a Fascist’ regime?