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Best Designer Golf Clothing
In the past few years we have seen a trend where more and more designer labels have looked to break into the golfing world with apparel. Brands like Ralph Lauren, Original Penguin, TravisMathew, G/FORE and plenty more make the best golf tops, best golf pants (opens in new tab) and pretty much every other piece of clothing.
These products often look great and give your game the confidence it deserves thanks to the premium, high-quality feel and aesthetics of the garments. But which models should you go for? Well we have taken a look at some of our favorites pieces of designer golf clothing below so hopefully you find something you like. Alternatively if you are after something else we also recommend having a look at some of our other buying guides below too. Such as the best golf shoes (opens in new tab), best golf waterproofs (opens in new tab) or best golf hats (opens in new tab).
Best Designer Golf Clothing
G/FORE are known for making products that really stand out and this Camo Performer jacket is a case in point. That being said we do think it does have some restraint given the camo design is not an all over print.
The super soft, luxurious material is lightweight, but provides good warmth in chilly conditions and is brilliant at keeping out the wind. The jacket is water resistant and features ‘AquaGuard’ waterproof zippers, but it’s not designed to keep out the heavy stuff. If that's your number one priority, we recommend taking a look at the best waterproof golf jackets.
It has a wonderful feel and texture on the zippers. The rubberized G/FORE logo on the neck is stylish but understated. These may sound like minor details, but for us these things are what G/FORE is all about and they matter, especially when you’re paying for a premium priced product.
- Read our full G/FORE Camo Performer Jacket Review
Original Penguin Heritage Water Repellent Track Jacket
This is another step forward as golf moves with the times. Original Penguin has constructed this Heritage jacket made with 30 per cent recycled polyester which come from plastic bottles. It has a full-zip closure which makes it easy for layering as this is not a jacket to be worn on its own if the heavens open.
Depending how much layering you are thinking of, this is quite roomy so you might want to consider dropping your usual size though the ribbed cuffs mean that it won’t get in the way when you’re swinging and, likewise, the collar will stay in place. This is also available in white which is quite striking and the pockets are roomy. Overall this is perfect as an accompaniment to your favorite polo shirt.
An extremely well thought out stylish jacket, this is the ultimate ‘non golf, golf garment’, which is sure to draw a lot of admiring looks from your playing partners. Firstly, it’s lightweight and stretchy, and flattering without being restrictive. It also offered plenty of warmth, without ever getting too hot.
Additionally it’s extremely versatile. It can cost over £200, but you’ll find yourself wearing this jacket a lot off the course – so the perfect choice in all seasons on the course, and a go-to garment for everyday life.
- Read our full G/FORE Shelby Quilted Jacket review (opens in new tab)
Engineered from a highly technical 2.5 layer performance fabric, the Hyperlight Shield Half-Zip is a go-to security piece offering fully waterproof, seam-sealed protection and optimal coverage in inclement weather.
The innovative Tour-tested fabric is supremely soft and comfortable with two-way mechanical stretch and easy-care benefits. A separate stow pouch allows it to be packed down tight and easily stashed in a golf bag.
- Read our full Peter Millar Hyperlight Shield Half-Zip review (opens in new tab)
Original Penguin Fleece Popover Hoodie
The Fleece Popover Hoodie is brand new this season from Original Penguin. Perfect for range days or relaxing in off the golf course, this hoodie has a soft brushed interior, drawstring hood and a handy front kangaroo pocket.
TravisMathew Cloud Hoodie
The clue is in the name here, Cloud. TravisMathew looked to create the softest hoodie possible, as soft as a cloud, and did so thanks to a combination of cotton, spandex, and a material called modal which is a bio-based fabric that is made from spinning beech tree cellulose. As a result it is incredibly soft and we love the fact it can be used anywhere because of the neutral design. The five different colors offer something a little unique as well.
J Lindeberg apparel can occasionally stand out because of outlandish designs but this Ry mid-layer is very restrained. It looks great in several colors whilst it also blends style and performance. The stretchy fabric is great for playing golf in and it is super soft to the touch.
We should say that it won't protect you that much from the cold, wind or rain, other models on this list will do that. But if you want a mid-layer that looks great and feels comfortable, then this is definitely a model to consider, especially if the weather is too cold for just a polo, and too hot for a proper sweater or jacket.
- Read our full J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer review
G/FORE does athletic and trendy very well – but the brand also knows how to do smart. The V Neck sweater is just that, and whilst it’s not as versatile as many of the other garments in the range, it does what it sets out to do – that is make you look sharp and fashionable. What we really like about it is the elevated neckline, which just gives it a point of difference – plus you have those stripes on the wrist. Made with ultra soft, plaited merino wool, this sweater feels wonderfully comfortable and a worthy inclusion on this list.
- Read our full G/FORE Quarter Zip V Neck Sweater Review
If you’re going to play all-year round, your golf wardrobe is going to need to contain a few mid layers. The Peter Millar Weld Hybrid will keep you nice and warm, and given the brand considers every important detail, you can be sure that this premium garment will keep you comfortable and focused on your golf.
For us we think it is the perfect mid-layer because it gave us great protection in wind and some light rain - ideal for autumnal or winter golf. Additionally it had a multitude of nice little touches that really elevate the garment. The zips are a good quality and the presence of pockets is welcome here, despite the chest pocket perhaps being a bit redundant. That being said it still looks stylish.
- Read our full Peter Millar Weld Hybrid Half-Zip review
G/FORE tend to produce outlandish gear with far-out designs but the brand has shown restraint with this all over dots polo. Available in three lovely colors, white, blue and pink, it is made from an ultra lightweight and breathable tech pique fabric designed for breathability and mobility. It is also elegant and washes easily in a cold wash.
- Read our full G/FORE Dots Polo Shirt Review
Original Penguin Micro Octopus Print Polo
The Micro Octopus polo is new for this season and follows the current trend of some interesting and fun detailing to get away from the decades of block colors. The most noticeable aspect of this polo, other than the all-over print, is how light it is. It's a four-way stretch and it will never need to see an iron as it simply just falls back into position without any chance of creasing.
If you are playing on a hot day then this is absolutely ideal as it sits very easily and there's no chance of anything being too clingy. The collar also deserves a mention as it's soft without the chance of it folding out of position after a couple of washes. It's also worth noting that this washes very well. This is a slim fit polo but, by the nature of it, it feels very regular when on and you might even consider going down a size from your normal option.
G/FORE Perforated Stripe Polo
G/FORE make a lot products that really stand out but this polo has an understated design which we love. Available in four nice colors, it is made from silky tech jersey fabric designed to offer maximum breathability on those hot days, as well as enhanced mobility. It is also lightweight, elegant and washes easily in a cold wash.
TravisMathew Heater Polo
We love this polo from TravisMathew. Made from a Prestige technical fabric designed to perform in extreme conditions, not only does it work well on the golf course but we think it is a polo you can wear anywhere. As such we also featured it in our guides on the best men's golf shirts (opens in new tab) too.