Throughout the Mario Golf series and in other golf video games, the characters have been required to use Golf Clubs. There are several kinds of golf clubs that are shaped differently depending on their use.
- Approach Wedge – This club is used to hit the ball onto the green from short distances.
- Iron – This club can make the ball travel long or short distances, depending on the number; a 3 Iron hits longest, 9 Iron hits a much shorter distance but has a much higher trajectory.
- Pitching Wedge – This club is used to hit the ball onto the green from a short distance, and make it stop quickly without rolling. This is called 'pitching.'
- Putter – This is a completely different club, used to gently hit the ball into the hole while on or near the green. It is never used for hitting into the air.
- Sand Wedge – As the name implies, this club is designed for hitting the ball out of bunkers, as it has the highest trajectory of all clubs.
- Wood – This is the most powerful type of club, which is used to hit the ball far, usually on Par 4 and 5 holes.
In Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Custom Tickets can be exchanged for Custom Clubs in the Custom Club Shop. In Mario Golf: World Tour, the characters use personally-designed clubs, featuring colors specific to that character. Miis can also use these clubs in addition to their realistic-looking ones, as well as sets designed like Super Mario creatures, items, objects, and some of Mario's forms. These are among the Mii gear that can be bought with coins at the Castle Club's shop, which has a similar feature from Mario Tennis Open.
- In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Princess Peach's forward smash involves her taking out various different items as a weapon to hit an opponent with. This includes a tennis racket, a frying pan or a golf club. The attack can also be charged up, so she can hit harder. The Golf Club returns in the games Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.