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What Channel Is Golf Channel On?

Learn how to watch Golf Channel in your area with our hole-in-one viewing guide.

Swing into action with Golf Channel, NBC Sports’ go-to TV network for all things golf-related. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or new to the sport, Golf Channel is a prime destination for around-the-clock tour coverage, instructional videos, and behind-the-scenes programs. It’s also an excellent source for unintentional ASMR content if whispery voices and nature sounds tickle your fancy.

In this guide, we’ll explain the different ways to find Golf Channel on TV. We’ll also outline how Peacock is a suitable alternative to the channel in our cheapest TV plans section. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

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Where can I find Golf Channel?

Golf Channel’s channel number varies depending on location and TV provider. While the network is accessible through most live TV services, our table below highlights its availability across six popular providers in 50 major markets.

Golf Channel numbers  in major U.S. cities

City Cox channel DIRECTV channel DISH channel Optimum channel Spectrum channel Xfinity channel
Albuquerque, NM 218 401 36
Atlanta, GA 218 401 81 49
Austin, TX 218 401 75
Bakersfield, CA 218 401 108
Baltimore, MD 218 401 3
Bronx, NY 218 401 224 405
Brooklyn, NY 218 401 224 405
Buffalo, NY 218 401 69
Charlotte, NC 218 401 66
Chicago, IL 218 401 73
Cincinnati, OH 218 401 83
Cleveland, OH 86 218 401 31
Colorado Springs, CO 218 401 168
Columbus, OH 218 401 62
Dallas, TX 218 401 44
Denver, CO 218 401 69
Detroit, MI 218 401 26
El Paso, TX 218 401 72
Fort Lauderdale, FL 218 401 36
Fort Worth, TX 218 401 79
Fresno, CA 218 401 36
Houston, TX 218 401 35
Indianapolis, IN 218 401 37 45
Jacksonville, FL 218 401 52
Las Vegas, NV 339 218 401
Los Angeles, CA 218 401 80
Louisville, KY 218 401 69
Memphis, TN 218 401 63
Miami, FL 218 401 36
Milwaukee, WI 218 401 28
Minneapolis, MN 218 401 29
New York, NY 218 401 224 405
Oklahoma City, OK 60 218 401
Orlando, FL 218 401 58 36
Philadelphia, PA 218 401 79
Phoenix, AZ 44 218 401
Pittsburgh, PA 218 401 31
Portland, OR 218 401 33
Sacramento, CA 218 401 35
St. Louis, MO 218 401 44
St. Paul, MN 218 401 59
Salt Lake City, UT 218 401 62
San Antonio, TX 218 401 75
San Diego, CA 51 218 401 73
San Francisco, CA 218 401 80
San Jose, CA 218 401 82
Seattle, WA 218 401 70
Tampa, FL 218 401 67 49
Tucson, AZ 65 218 401 28
Washington, D.C. 218 401

Data effective as of post date.

Find a TV provider with Golf Channel

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Get Golf Channel with cable or satellite

Golf Channel is widely available through cable and satellite providers, making it easily accessible for most viewers. But some services may require a higher-tier plan or add-on package to tune in.

Here are four premier cable and satellite TV providers that carry Golf Channel:









Get Golf Channel with a live TV streaming service

You can find Golf Channel in the base plans of most live TV streaming services. But the sports-oriented Vidgo is a notable exception because it lacks any NBCUniversal channels.

These are four of our highest-rated live TV streaming picks that offer Golf Channel:



Hulu + Live TV


Sling TV


YouTube TV


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What’s the cheapest way to get Golf Channel?

Starting at $5.99 a month, Peacock is the cheapest way to watch Golf Channel event broadcasts. The streaming service carries Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage, a 24/7 GolfPass channel, and on-demand movies and series.

Diehard golf fans will enjoy how Peacock delivers overflow coverage when tournaments overlap. For instance, when PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events run concurrently, one will appear on Golf Channel and Peacock while the other will stream exclusively on Peacock.

$5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr.
Free trial:
Year-round golf tournaments, live GolfPass channel, and more

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If you want traditional network access to Golf Channel, Sling TV offers the most inexpensive TV plan. You’ll need the Sling Blue base plan ($40 a month) and Sports Extra add-on ($11). But with that, you’ll get 50+ channels—including FS1, USA Network, and Tennis Channel.

What’s on Golf Channel?

Golf Channel’s lineup predominantly features PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, and DP World Tour coverage alongside studio shows, instructional content, and documentaries. In the past, the channel also acted as an overflow network for NBC Sports broadcasts like the Premier League. But most of that coverage now airs on USA Network or streams on Peacock.


  • Asian Tour
  • DP World Tour
  • Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals
  • LPGA Tour
  • Korn Ferry Tour
  • NCAA Golf Championships
  • Olympic Golf
  • PGA Tour
  • PGA Tour Champions
  • USGA competitions

Studio and instructional shows

  • Golf Central
  • Golf Channel Academy
  • Golf Films
  • Golf Today
  • Inside the PGA Tour
  • PGA Tour Champions Learning Center
  • Playing Lessons
  • School of Golf
  • The Golf Fix
  • The Swing Gym

What’s Golf Channel?

Golf Channel is a TV network dedicated to the club-and-ball sport. Founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Joseph E. Gibbs and golf legend Arnold Palmer, the channel has undergone many changes over the years. But its current form took shape after Comcast bought a majority stake in NBC Universal, leading Golf Channel to join the NBC Sports family.

Today, the channel hosts some of golf’s most prestigious events. From USGA tournaments to golf at the Summer Olympics, there’s rightfully no shortage of hole-to-hole action on Golf Channel.

What channel is Golf Channel on FAQ

How can I watch Golf Channel?

You can watch Golf Channel on most cable, satellite, and live TV streaming services. A majority of its live event coverage also streams on Peacock.

Does Amazon Prime Video have Golf Channel?

No, Golf Channel isn’t available on Amazon Prime Video. The Prime Video app previously carried PGA Tour Live programming, but that coverage moved to ESPN+ in 2022.

Does Peacock have Golf Channel?

No, Peacock doesn’t include a 24/7 live stream of Golf Channel. But many live events that appear on Golf Channel stream simultaneously on Peacock—including PGA Tour tournaments. You just won’t be able to stream programs like Golf Central and Golf Today on Peacock when they air live on Golf Channel.

Is Golf Channel free on YouTube TV?

Yes, Golf Channel is available to all YouTube TV subscribers at no extra cost. The live TV streaming service also includes The CW, which shows every LIV Golf League tournament.

Can you watch Golf Channel with GolfPass?

GolfPass doesn’t include complete access to Golf Channel—you’ll need a TV subscription for that—but you’ll get on-demand Golf Channel videos. GolfPass+ members also get a Peacock Premium subscription, which carries many live golf events.

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