What we like: Cheap Golf Channel access
Drawbacks: Limited channels and lackluster streaming
Who it’s perfect for: Cord-cutters who want only the Golf Channel
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to watch the Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA and LPGA Tours, Sling TV is your best bet.
Sling TV is all about customization. The service offers lots of add-on channels and ultra-cheap base packages so you can get the right combo for your needs—without paying for things you don’t want.
While we like the personalized package possibilities, this strategy does make Sling TV a bit confusing. And ultimately, most users wind up paying more than they think they will.
Sling TV doesn’t have the best reputation for customer satisfaction, either.1 It tends to be glitchy, and its livestreams are often blurry and jumpy—not great when you’re trying to see the details of Rickie Fowler’s lie.
If none of those things are obstacles for you, though, Sling TV is a cost-efficient way to get the golf coverage you crave.
Sling TV pricing
To get the Golf Channel, you have to sign up for the Sling Blue package ($25 per month) plus the Sports Extra add-on ($10 per month). That makes for a grand total of $35 per month—minimum.
We emphasize “minimum” because Sling Blue doesn’t include a lot of channels the typical golf enthusiast might also want, specifically the ESPN channels. If you want those too, you’ll have to upgrade to the Sling Orange + Blue package, which is $40 per month before the Sports Extra add-on ($50 total).
Basically, if you want to watch anything other than live golf tournaments, Sling TV isn’t actually that good of a deal.
Streaming the Golf Channel on Sling TV