In Honor Of The US Open... Top 5 Best Golf Movies

by CARSON GRIFFITH · June 17, 2009

Have you gotten to Bethpage for the US Open yet? Us neither. We've got Stephanie Wei for that. But until you do, why not curl up on the couch with one of these all time classic golf movies? Whether you want a laugh or something a little more on the dramatic side, we think these cover all the bases... er, we mean holes? Whatever. Let us know if we missed any. We're not exactly pros when it comes to the green, but we do enjoy a good movie.

5. Tin Cup (1996)

Kevin Costner and the beautiful Rene Russo star in this comedy that while sometimes predictable is still worth your time - especially if you know the sport, and want a laugh.

4. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

The Tiger Woods of a past generation - in a much better wardrobe. Worthy to watch just for the outfits alone, but the story's good too I guess - it did get a ESPY nomination for Best Sports Movie

3. Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

One of those movies that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus Matt Damon is just so darned cute in it, and who doesn't love Will Smith? (Another that gets bonus points with great golf outfits)

2. Happy Gilmore (1996)

Good to watch if you like any of the following: Adam Sandler, profanity, Bob Barker, hockey, and romantic comedies. Moral of the flick: Golf needs to lighten up. We're not quite sure if Happy Gilmore is the right man to do it, but he is the right man to make us laugh in the process.

1. Caddy Shack (1980)

Of course it's #1. It was one of our parents' favorite movies, and it's one of ours. Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, the gopher? I don't know if any golf movie can beat this. Ever. And can I please have that white dress Chevy's love interest wears? Country club 80s couture is so now.

All this talk of golf has gotten us thinking: We should probably hit the green for some lessons. I don't think I've swung a club on an actual course since golf camp ten years ago. Maybe once the weather warms up. Suggestions? You know where to find us.