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Best Golf Pants – How To Look Stylish When You Are Next On The Course

Updated on October 4, 2018

Whether it be golf pants or any other style of pants one thing is for certain. You won’t know just how well they fit until you actually try them on.

That being said – once you have found a brand you like and are happy with, then you’ll be able to take a chance on a particular style within that brand and likely be very pleased with the result.

We always want to look the part when out on the golf course and it’s safe to say that pleated baggy trousers are well out of style. Johnson Wagner on the PGA Tour comes to mind.

It’s important you choose a pair of pants that also ticks both style and comfort boxes.

We’ve picked out some of the best golf pants that we have tried and tested.

Best Golf Pants

Below are our selection of the best pants for golfers:

Also check out our golf pants buyers guide.

Best Pants For Golf

1. Birddogs Pants

Birddogs are the most comfortable and funkiest golf pants we've ever worn. The company is famous for their built-in underwear, which I know might sound weird, but once you've tried it I assure you there is no going back.

The pants are made from a mixture of cotton and spandex. To the naked eye they look like standard slacks, but they are incredibly stretchy, which makes them super comfortable.

They come in multiple colour options, and I really like that they offer length variations too. As a tall, skinny guy I always find the length of bog standard pants too short for my stature.


  • Comfortable and flexible – especially when bending down. They aren’t tight around the knees in particular
  • They look and feel great
  • Multiple colors, sizes and lengths, with the option to have the underwear liner removed if that's not your sort of thing


  • None. I seriously love these pants!

2. Adidas Climalite 3-Stripes

adidas Golf Men's Climalite 3-Stripes Tech Pant, Black, 34/32-Inch

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The Adidas Climalite 3-Stripes are a comfortable flat-front golf pant. They are lightweight and breathable. The funky Adidas logo detail above the back right pocket, which gives you a sense of professionalism.

Perfect for summer wear especially with the flexibility on offer that doesn’t make you uncomfortable out on the course. 100% polyester with a fairly slim fit, but then again not over the top.


  • Very stretchy and comfortable
  • Very good moisture wicking properties
  • Stylish and classy. Makes you feel as though you’re a professional out on the track


  • If you have thick upper legs these are probably not going to be as comfortable as you’d like

3. Nike Flat Front Pants

NIKE Men's Flat Front Golf Pants, Black/Black, Size 38/32

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The Nike Flat Front Pants are a stylish pair of trousers that could double up as dress pants for occasions when you are not on the golf course.

They are on offer for a decent price at the moment and good value considering they can be worn for various occasions/outings. A 95/5 split between polyester and spandex which allows for slight flexibility and aids comfort.


  • Can be worn for any occasion and not just out on the golf course
  • Really comfortable with the 5% spandex added to the makeup. Improves flexibility
  • Good value for money at their current price


  • Slightly noisy when walking due to the polyester, which can be irritating (especially if you’re not playing your best!)

4. Under Armour Match Play Pants

Under Armour Men's Match Play Golf Pants , Black (001)/Black , 34/32

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“A slightly fuller cut for complete comfort” is what Under Armour say about these Match Play Pants.

A flat front, straight leg fit that is made of a polyester, elastane and nylon fabric combination designed to wick sweat and dry fast.

Makes hardly any noise when walking and allows for flexibility when bending down to mark your ball etc. Really comfortable indeed.


  • Hardly any noise at all when walking, which is an absolute pleasure
  • Available in 6 different colours and also a variety of waist and leg lengths
  • Hardly retains any moisture at all and dries quickly


  • With the white pants you can clearly see the pockets through the front of the leg. Slightly disappointing

5. Puma Golf Men’s Tech Pants

Puma Golf 2017 Men's Tailored Tech Pants, Quiet Shade, Size 38/30

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These Puma Golf Men’s Tech Pants from Puma are a slim pair of trousers that ooze comfort.

The sweat-wicking, UV-blocking fabrication is made up of 95% polyester and 5% spandex and does a great job in making you feel your best out on the course.


  • Sweat wicking fabric is superb and are very cool even in mid-summer
  • Funky almost youngish look to them – look good on the whole
  • As comfortable as anything I’ve tried


  • After a couple of washes they tend to loosen up around the waist

Golf Pants - Buyers Guide

1. Comfort

Comfort is arguably the most important factor to take into consideration when purchasing a pair of golf pants.

Conditions can be hot and humid or cold at that, but if your pants aren’t comfortable you’re going to have an unpleasant round.

Opt for something with a slight mix of spandex in the fabric in order to increase flexibility particularly around the knees.

This is obviously most important when bending down to mark your ball or to read a line on your putts. The last thing you want is to barely be able to crouch down.

2. Style

Who doesn’t want to look stylish on the golf course?? Those days of pleated baggy trousers are long gone and now the trend is to have a straight leg, flat front trouser.

Not slim fit necessarily – but just straight and fitted enough. It’s important to have the length of your pants fit perfectly too.

If they’re too long and the material scrunches and creases then do yourself a favor and have them tailored. One small once-off cost and your pants will look and feel great for a long period of time.

3. Value for Money

A factor always involved in absolutely anything you buy – value for money. Bare in mind, golf pants are going to last you between a year and two years depending on how often you wear them and wash them.

So if spending $100 on a high quality pair of pants seems expensive, it may actually be great value for money if you’re going to get many rounds of golf under the belt wearing them and also feel and look great at the same time.

It’s best to stick with the better known brands when it comes to pants as well so you can be sure that they’ve gone through the correct procedure in terms of quality control and research.

About the author 

Paul Bradshaw

Paul hit his first golf shot at the age of 5, and from that point on was immediately hooked. He went on to become one of the leading amateurs in South Africa, securing a full golf scholarship with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Turning professional in 2004, Paul played extensively on the Sunshine Tour and co-sanctioned European Tour events. Paul is our lead editor at Golf Assessor.

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