When you’re out on a beautiful day on the golf course, playing some good music can round out the experience. Sometimes the golf course isn’t jam-packed, and you can play whatever tunes you feel like. More often, though, golf courses are places where other players might be within earshot of your music. So what are some playlists found on Apple Music that you can stream from your iPhone to your Rokform G-Rok Golf Cart Speaker without perturbing other players and throwing off their game, and what is the etiquette around playing music while playing golf?
If chill electronica helps boost your focus out on the links, cueing up this playlist will get you in the zone fast. This playlist is primarily downtempo electronic, with some faster tracks sprinkled in here and there. Smooth and soothing vocals, along with samples of jazz and soul, are mixed with instrumentals and synth for a vibe that’s chill enough for more crowded courses.
As with most playlists on Apple Music, the songs are updated regularly, so there’s always a good rotation of mellow electronic music featuring artists like Bonobo, Zero 7, ODESZA, Tycho, and Washed Out.
Best of Cool Jazz
Want a playlist that’s a little more upbeat without being off-putting? The Best of Cool Jazz playlist on Apple Music is perfect for keeping the mood light and fun with a touch of classy sophistication. The list includes tracks hailing from the late ‘40s with pioneers of the genre such as Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, and Miles Davis. Delicate piano playing, silky saxophones, and muted trumpets harmonize to create a relaxed but refreshing mood for your round.
Classics, like Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet and Love, Is Here To Stay by Stan Getz, can be found on this relatively short but sweet hour and a quarter-long playlist of 15 songs.
Yacht Rock Essentials
In the Yacht Rock Essentials Apple Music playlist, you get 100 of the most widely-known light rock songs from the late ’70s and early ’80s for nearly seven hours––plenty of music for an entire round with friends. The voice of Michael McDonald is prevalent, along with Kenny Loggins and the Eagles.
Tracks include instantly-recognizable classics like the 1978 hit What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers, and is there any better song to cruise around the course in your golf cart than Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross? There’s even Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett for when the beverage cart comes around!
This playlist is filled with chill, downtempo reggae that entrances listeners with reverb and echo effects of drums, synths, psychedelic vocals, and guitar riffs. Tap on this list, and you’ll be delivered mellow moods for nearly five hours with 65 Dub Reggae songs spanning from Dub’s originators to today’s innovators.
Pioneers include King Tubby and Lee “Scratch” Perry. Newer players in Dub can also be found on this playlist, such as the electronica-heavy Om Unit. And the Easy Star All-Stars’ track Great Dub In The Sky, a Dub Reggae version of Pink Floyd’s Great Gig In The Sky, is one of the most perfect songs for a chill sunset on the course.
You can find seventy songs and four hours of Motown favorites on the simply-named Motown playlist on Apple Music. This lively mix of music for the golf course includes famous names like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, along with plenty of Marvin Gaye. Making that long-range shot calls for celebratory songs, and you can find an endless supply of classics like Dancing In The Street by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and Get Ready by The Temptations to bask in the moment.
Open Road Essentials
This classic-rock-centered Apple Music playlist features 100 of the best jams that will keep you rocking for over seven hours for the more epic 18 hole games.
Radar Love by Golden Earring makes the perfect soundtrack for those final holes at the end of a long day, and when you’re frustrated digging in the rough after a driving mishap, click to Runnin’ Down A Dream by Tom Petty for some motivation. And when playing in Gulf Shores, is there any song more perfect than Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Crooners And Cocktails
When you’re out to feel classy on the course, few playlists will up the cache like this solid collection of Standards on your G-Rok speaker. The velvety voices of Frank, Dean, and Sammy will entertain you for five hours for 96 songs on this smooth playlist that puts everyone in a good mood.
Etiquette for playing your Apple Music Playlists on the golf course
So what is the etiquette for playing music on the golf course with a wireless speaker? First, it’s always a courteous gesture to ask the other players in your group and within conversational distance if they mind you playing music. Most of the time, music will be a welcome way to liven up the game with a fun atmosphere.
Once you get the greenlight for music being played, be sure to provide a couple of playlist options to find common ground for listening. It’s never a good idea to just crank up whatever gets you amped for an intense game without considering if that same music might be distracting to other players.
It’s also wise to leave the speaker mounted inside your cart and not on the roof or pointing outwards to avoid broadcasting music in the direction of people who are too far away to ask their preferences. In general, a 15-foot distance is the most someone should be able to hear your music, so the golf course isn’t the place to crank your G-Rok to the max level. Also, turn the music off before pulling up to the bag room to avoid interrupting entire groups of people.While you’re out playing your next round, don’t forget your Rokform G-Rok golf cart speaker so you can link up your iPhone and cue up one of these Apple Music playlists to create just the right ambiance for your game. Whether you’re out with a big group of friends or having a day date with a special someone, adding some music to the mix can take your golf outing to the next level.