Best Golf Shirts – Find The Perfect Fit For Your Game

Looking for the best golf shirts for your game?

You’ve come to the right place. Below we have reviewed what we think are the best golf shirts on the market at the moment.

Read our considerations and reviews of the top brands and make an informed choice!

If you’re looking for other golf apparel then have a look through our Best Golf Pants, click here. You can also view Best Rain Gear Picks here.

Best Golf Shirts

Best Overall Golf Shirt: Footjoy Lisle Feeder Stripe

The Footjoy ProDry Fabric offers extreme comfort throughout the golf swing with virtually no wrinkling.

In addition, the Lisle Feeder shirt offers much needed UV sun protection, which is fantastic. Another point to note is the anti-microbial finish that inhibits odor build-up when sweating out on the course.

The only issues we found were that the sleeves are a fraction too long and then each of the sizes runs a tad big. So if in doubt between two sizes then definitely go for the smaller of the two. That’ll fit like a proper golf shirt should.

Available in 8 different colors and has had positive feedback all round. Slightly more than average polo price, but certainly doesn’t dip in the value department. Footjoy have been around for decades and know what they are doing. This style epitomizes that fact.

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  • Hardly any wrinkling at all, which is an absolute pleasure
  • The Anti-microbial finish prevents odor build up and your shirt smelling awful once finishing your round of golf
  • Longer than usual back shirt tail that makes tucking your shirt in a breeze
  • Nothing serious, but the sleeves are a fraction on the long side
  • If in doubt between two sizes, rather opt for the smaller of the two as these shirts run slightly big

Editors Choice: Adidas 3-Stripes Polo

Adidas have always been a massive player in the golf industry, but their style and particularly the fit has improved significantly over the last five years or so.

The 3-Stripes Polo is a simple yet powerful shirt available in 10 different solid color options. The Climacool technology is a fixed given and provides zonal ventilation throughout the shirt for cooling comfort. Not to mention how lightweight the shirt is – absolutely superb.

When wearing it you can hardly feel anything over the upper part of your body. The sleeves are the perfect length and angled very slightly upwards enhancing the look of your biceps.

The right sleeve has three horizontal Adidas stripes and on the back yolk there is a slightly raised Adidas “badge of sport” heatseal. Sporty, but classy at the same time. The 3-Stripes Polo is priced up around $60 at retail and if you can get your hands on one for anything cheaper than that then don’t miss out. You’ll likely be an Adidas convert from here on!

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  • Exceptionally lightweight, which adds to overall comfort of the polo
  • Available in 10 different solid colors so variety is abundant
  • The Adidas stripes on the sleeve are a nice touch. Subtle, but also bold enough for others to know exactly what shirt you’re wearing.
  • To be honest – Zero! A fantastic shirt in every department

#3 Pick: Puma Patternblock

The dryCELL technology in the Patternblock Polo will keep you comfortable and dry out on the course and one thing is for sure. You’re going to be turning a few heads by wearing this colorful yet classic shirt.

Much like the Footjoy, UV resistant threads(UPF 40+) will protect you from the sun’s harsh rays, which in today’s world is very important. The minor addition of spandex certainly has a positive effect on comfort and fit allowing you to swing even just that fractional bit looser than usual.

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  • 92% Polyester & 8% elastane to provide flexibility and comfort
  • The dryCELL technology definitely does work well and keeps you cool throughout your round
  • Great price at the moment and solid value for money
  • UV Protection of UPF40+ is superb and definitely an added benefit
  • There’ve been a couple of remarks about the fit being slightly too big, but it was absolutely perfect for all of our stable who tested the shirt

#4 Pick: Under Armour Coldblack Tempo

The Under Armour Coldblack Tempo have embraced the slightly looser fit to enhance comfort and playability.

The revolutionary coldblack technology reflects heat rays making wearing even a black shirt much cooler than you’re used to. At only 6.5 ounces it weighs next to nothing and that makes it really comfortable. The 7% elastane improves the stretchyness slightly providing world class comfort. Under Armour have made their mark on the golfing scene with a big number of players now donning their clothing. And that number is only going to keep growing, it’s just that good a product.

Great value for money coming in at less than the likes of Nike and Adidas so you won’t be disappointed on that front.

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Here is a summary of the pros and cons.

  • Exceptionally lightweight and comfortable fabric, which has a small 5 of elastane present
  • The coldblack technology reflects heat and IR rays which improves comfort and cooling substantially
  • Great fit around the arms and sleeve length doesn’t come near to the elbow
  • Fairly pricey at a RRP of $69.00 – if you can knock 20% off there by searching Amazon then take advantage

#5 Pick: Lacoste Classic Pique

You are thinking European, you’re thinking Miguel-Angel Jimenez. You think Lacoste. You are dead right!

A classic polo that has stood the test of time and still is one of our favorites. This particular polo has over 40 different colors to choose from and fits like a polo shirt should fit. Not baggy or wide, but fitted. Yet still loose enough to feel exceptionally comfortable.

It is 100% cotton and has ribbed collar and armbands. Perfect for summer and whether you’re on the golf course or having a smart casual event to attend – this polo is perfect.

The numerical sizing is a bit confusing, but do a little research beforehand or even try go fit one or two at nearest retailer that stocks Lacoste. Once you’ve worked out correct number sizing then from there you will never forget it.

Priced up between $60 – $75 it’s a slightly expensive purchase that likely won’t last long due to the fabric and also fading in sunlight if you wear too often. But it is classy and that crocodile logo is so powerful.

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  • A classic polo that has been around forever – and for good reason, it is a great shirt
  • over 40 different color options that will have an option for even the toughest customer, just phenomenal
  • The fit is great – not to loose, not too fitted. just perfect
  • The cotton fabric is not exceptionally durable in terms of longevity and also tends to fade if worn too often in the sun

#6 Pick: Nike Momentum Fly Sphere Graphic

The Nike Momentum Fly Sphere Graphic is a slim fit polo that is only suited to slim golfers obviously – don’t take a hold of this one if you’re donning a serious belly.

A breathable design with a fast drying fabric that provides superb comfort throughout your round.

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  • Dri-FIT Technology helps keep you dry and comfortable throughout your round
  • Back mesh panels provide breathability and ventilation to keep you cool
  • Slightly random, but reflective elements provide visibility in low light
  • Definitely pricey so as mentioned above rather don’t choose this if you are still searching for the ideal upper body

Golf Shirts Buying Guide

1. Comfort

Golf is one of those sports you play in any weather conditions – mostly in the heat though. So it is vitally important that you take advantage of technological advancements and opt for golf shirts that are going to allow maximum comfort.

You need to feel as cool as possible. You need to feel as flexible and free as possible. And ideally the fabric needs to be as lightweight as possible.

All these factors will allow you to focus purely on your game rather than the discomfort and irritation of an outdated and ‘tired’ golf shirt.

2. Style

The first player that comes to mind when thinking basic style is Adam Scott. Besides his ideal athletic build, he always wears great fitting shirts that really make him look like a professional.

The sizing is correct at the sleeve where the bottom of the sleeve doesn’t reach his elbow. The shoulder seam runs along his actual shoulder rather than halfway down his arm.

There is enough breathing space around his core, but then again isn’t too much where it looks like he’s inherited a large mate’s shirt and just wears it anyway.


Again – don’t follow Johnson Wagner in choice and fit of a golf shirt. He literally drowns in every shirt he wears and is very outdated. Adam Scott is the style icon!

3. Value for Money

Quality comes at a price unfortunately. But don’t let that get you down and prevent you from buying a couple of quality pieces.

Wait until the time is right or even until the end of summer where manufacturers are discontinuing certain lines or just trying to move stock heading into winter. Then you’re going to get superb quality at a much better price.

But in principle stick to the big players in sport and primarily the golf industry and opt for their golf shirts.

They’ve had the money to test over and over and over again until satisfied with results before production and you won’t benefit by choosing a lesser known brand only because they are cheaper.

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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