how to draw a golf tee

How to Draw a Golf Tee | A Step-by-Step Guide

We’re back with another enlightening, easy and engaging tutorial on how to draw a golf tee for beginners in 4 easy steps. If you’re interested in the sport, a raging fan, or a budding artist seeking a new drawing challenge, this is the perfect tutorial for you!

A golf tee is a small peg-shaped device usually made of wood or plastic that is used to elevate a golf ball off the ground for an easier and more controlled shot.

The golf tee is placed into the ground and the ball is then positioned on top of it before being struck by the golfer’s club.

It helps provide a consistent height for the ball, allowing for improved accuracy and distance in shots from both teeing areas and driving ranges.

StepsComplexity Level
The Outline2
The Details2
Design Overview

What You Will Need 

  • A4 sheet of paper
  • Pencils (2b, 3b or 5b)
  • An eraser
  • A ruler (optional)
  • Coloring kit
  • 10-15 Minutes 

How To Draw A Golf Tee In 4 Steps

As aforemented, this tutorial is great for beginners as it only involves sketching two elements; the outline of the tee and some extra details to make the tee appear as realistic as possible.

The additional two steps; adding a background and color, is ultimately what’s going to transcend your minimalistic drawing into an eye-catching piece. Grab your drawing tools and study the outline below to prepare yourself for each step.

Outline of all the steps

Step 1: Draw the outline

Kick off the drawing process by flipping your paper in a preferred orientation, either landscape or portrait, to fit your desired result. Start sketching somewhere along the upper half of your page, and begin with an extremely thin horizontal oval.

Next, add a short vertical line that runs down each side of the oval, and quickly curve both lines into diagonal lines running inward in a symmetrical fashion. Then, make sure both diagonal lines curve into long vertical lines which then curve inward along the bottom to create a pointy tip.

  • Draw an extremely thin oval shape for the top of the tee
  • Draw two converging lines down to a sharp point for the spike
  • Ensure the top of the tee is flat to depict a realistic shape
Outline the tee

Step 2: Add extra details

Now that you have the outline laid out before you, add some extra lines and shapes that will improve its realism. I find that working my way down from the top works best for me. However, you’re welcome to draw in a sequence that’s comfortable for you.

Draw a small horizontal line inside the upper part of the tee, just below the oval. Then, draw a short rectangle inside the middle of the tee where the diagonal lines curve into vertical ones. Finally, add another horizontal line inside the bottom of the tee just before the sharp point.

  • Draw a small horizontal line inside the upper part of the tee
  • Draw a short rectangle inside the middle of the tee
  • Add another horizontal line inside the bottom part of the tee
Add extra details

Congratulations! Your Golf Tee Drawing is Complete

Take this time to evaluate the outcome of your drawing as you rest your hand. Use the image below for comparison. If perhaps there are any lines or shapes you’d like to fix, feel free to do so now before carrying on with the rest of the tutorial.

Complete Drawing

Taking your drawing to the next level

Here at Edits101, we always encourage our students to push themselves beyond what is expected and to tap into their creative spirits by exploring background elements and the use of color.

Step 3: adding a background

There are a number of things you could add to a golf tee drawing to not only accompany your tee, but also compliment it.

You need to first decide what story you’re trying to tell with your drawing. Determine the time, place, action and scenery, and the rest will fall into place.

You could add some green trees and bushes lining the fairway to depict the common golf course scenery. A few rolling hills or mountains in the distance are not a bad idea either.

Golf courses often feature water, either in small ponds or streams, which may be a great addition to your sketch. Featuring other golfing equipment like golf carts, clubs, flags and holes can tie the scene together, as well.

Step 4: Adding Color

Set down your black pencils and select your favorite coloring tools, whether it’s markers, pens, crayons or pencils. Real life golf tees come in a variety of colors, so you are more than welcome to use your favorite colors on your sketch.

We do, however, advise against using black or white, as it may dull the object you have drawn by blending it into the paper or starkly constrasting it. Additionally, shy away from the use of green if you have decided to add a fairway underneath your tee.

Other than that, you are encouraged to use whatever colors you prefer. Color carefully within your lines and use a darker shade of your chosen color within the added details to highlight each part.

Golf tee drawing with color

Bonus Tips

Interact with other artists on social media platforms like YouTube or Pinterest to gain a sense of community, share your experiences and possibly seek some advice.

Try using a cross-hatching technique to give your tee some texture.

Draw a little shadow on one side of the tee to show where the light is shining from.

Write your name on the bottom of your page for a personalized touch.


If you have completed all the steps and made it this far, well done you! Starting with a simple outline that shaped up nicely and some added details, you took a blank page and transformed into something new. That, in itself, is always an achievement.

Let this be the first of many, or simply another drawing added to your collection, as you continue to practice, hone your skills and explore other drawing tutorials. We hope to see you soon!

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This tutorial is intended for beginner artists interested in learning how to draw a realistic golf tee using easy-to-follow instructions.

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