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
Here are our top picks for golf pants this season.
- Best Overall Golf Pants: Adidas Climalite 3-Stripes
- Editors Choice: Nike Flat Front Pants
- #3 Pick: Under Armour Match Play Pants
- #4 Pick: Puma Golf Tech Pants
Best Overall Golf Pants: Adidas Climalite 3-Stripes
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.
- Comfortable and flexible – especially when bending down the aren’t tight around your knees in particular
- Come out the dryer perfect to wear – almost no ironing necessary at all
- 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
Editors Choice: Nike Flat Front Pants
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!)
#3 Pick: Under Armour 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
#4 Pick: Puma Golf Men’s Tech Pants
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 Buying Guide
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.
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.