A while back, we wrote a review about Kirkland wedges. They aren’t the most technologically advanced wedges out there, but they’re a quality club that’s affordable for just about anyone.
Since we published that review, we’ve had a number of our loyal readers reach out and ask us who actually makes Kirkland golf clubs.
So here we are to answer that question.
Where Can I Buy Kirkland Golf Clubs?
Kirkland is relatively new on the golf equipment scene and their clubs are sold exclusively by the Costco Wholesale Corporation. The corporation was established in 1983 and currently has expanded to 558 stores throughout the United States and its territories.
Kirkland’s First Foray
Kirkland really burst onto the golf scene when they introduced their Signature four-piece golf ball. It didn’t take long to get to the point where the ball became so popular that supply couldn’t keep up with demand.
While this was the case for a while, quality control issues and a lawsuit by Acushnet Holdings Corporation (maker of Titleist’s Pro V1 golf ball) forced Kirkland to pull the ball from Costco’s shelves.
In 2018, a new Kirkland three-piece was released. Unfortunately, it wasn’t well-received and customers that purchased it were ultimately refunded their money.
The third time proved to be the charm in 2020 when the Kirkland three-piece V2.0 was introduced and continues to be one of the more viable budget balls on the market.
Kirkland Golf Clubs
Kirkland golf clubs are manufactured by a third party and sold to Costco members under the Kirkland name is what industry insiders think.
The first club to come out was the Kirkland Signature KS1 putter whose looks resemble those of Ping’s infamous Anser.
The KS1 is made from 303 stainless steel, has a milled insert, and weighs 345 grams. It’s 34.5” in length and comes with a SuperStroke Countercore Mid-Slim 2.0 Grip.
Since the introduction of the KS1 putter, Kirkland has introduced a three-piece wedge set. The wedges measure 52, 56, and 60 degrees respectively. The only drawback with these wedges is that you’re limited to one bounce option.
Although we aren’t able to confirm for certain, it’s thought that the KS1 and Kirkland wedges are manufactured in China at a manufacturer that produces clubs for a number of other OEMs.
What About Callaway?
Costco has long had a healthy relationship with Callaway. Most notably, they carry Callaway’s Edge line of products.
It’s important to make the distinction though that Callaway and Kirkland are indeed separate golf equipment companies.
At the end, there’s no definitive answer to the question of who makes Kirkland golf clubs. While we can be fairly certain they aren’t made by the company itself, it’s hard to say exactly who the real manufacturer is. Neither Costco nor Kirkland have ever published that information, and it doesn’t appear they’re about to anytime soon.
We’re left to draw our own conclusions.
Do you have any thoughts? Have you used Kirkland’s golf equipment? If so, we’d love to hear any insight you have to offer down below in the comments.