Best Golf Face Masks
Many brands in the world of golf responded to the Coronavirus pandemic with great positivity and one particular avenue many went down was to create golf face masks that could be used just about anywhere. Importantly, technologies used in other areas of golf, like apparel for example, were brought over so that now we have many face masks that are lightweight, breathable, comfortable and often look good too.
Well, acknowledging that, in this guide we have put together a list of some of our favorites. Alternatively, we also recommend taking a look at our guide on the best golf snoods as well if you would rather go down that route, or maybe some of the best golf accessories as well.
Best Golf Face Masks
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Colors: 5 (Blue, Light Grey, White, Grey, Charcoal)
+ Comfy ear straps
+ Soft material
- Can get quite stuffy
The Mizuno Face Cover is made with soft, breathable, high-performance athletic fabric. It comfortably hooks around your ears for an easy fit and feels comfortable too because the fabric is soft. You can also get it in five colors and the presence of the Mizuno logo adds a premium touch. Pair this up with one of the Mizuno golf bags featured in our best golf bags guide and you'll certainly look the part on the course.
Colors: 3 (Red, White, Black)
+ Smart and simple design
- May be too plain for some golfers
A face mask made with 97% recycled polyester, adidas has made a quality performer here. The fabric is soft and breathable whilst also being washable, reusable, and above all else, comfortable. It comes in three colors, red, white and black and features the iconic adidas logo, which you can pair with some of their fantastic and sustainable polo shirts featured in our guide to the best polo shirts.
Colors: 2 (Black; Grey)
+ Very comfortable material
+ Minimalist style
- May be a bit thicker than some masks
Designed for all day or wear or when playing sports, this mask has a water-resistant outer shell along with an interior that has had an anti-microbial treatment. It is also made from Under Armour's Iso-Chill fabric which is often present in some of the best golf polo shirts and apparel Under Armour manufactures. Finally, it also has stretchy ear loops and a soft, adjustable nose bridge to keep you comfortable.
Colors: 1 (Black with different team logos)
+ Great for any golfer wanting to show off their team's colors
- Not the most affordable ear straps
Love golf and love the NFL? Well, with this mask you can combine the two by showing your team support with the logo on the side. The face mask comes with one filter for enhanced protection, elastic ear straps and adjustable tubes to help control size and tension, and a sewn-in nose wire for support. It is a great mask to help you look good on the course but also keep you well protected too.
Colors: 2 (Black; Blue)
+ Great for supporting cancer charities
+ Adjustable fit is excellent for all sizes
- May not be the most comfortable material
Spread awareness, not viruses, wear this face mask with pride knowing you're raising the awareness of this deadly disease whilst protecting yourself from viruses. It's made from cotton and polyester, making it skin-friendly and machine washable, meaning it's re-useable. There's even an integrated pocket so you can add a filter if you wish.
Colors: 1 (Pink)
+ Cool colorway
+ Comfortable material
- Plastic locks on ear straps can be uncomfortable
Stay protected in true Puma style with these pink face masks. With two washable and reusable cloth face masks featuring three layers of protection and adjustable straps, these masks are designed to keep you cool and protected. These are a fantastic set of masks that look brilliant paired up with any of the best women's golf clothes.
Colors: 3 (Black; Grey; Navy)
+ Thick and durable mask
+ Stylish Boss logo
- String ear loops may not be as comfortable as other masks on this list
Designed in pure cotton for breathability, these face masks are detailed with a BOSS logo flag and soft ear loops for everyday comfort. We like the simple but classy design and the fact it is a three-pack mask that comes in different colors. For more premium golf apparel, check out our guide on the best designer golf clothing.
+ Designer patterns are very stylish
+ Features a filter compartment
- Not the greatest for comfort
As always with Penguin products, you will stand out on the golf course with these face masks which are made from cotton and come in a variety of cool designs. They are also reusable and have a handy little filter compartment you can use to further protect yourself from airborne viruses.
Colors: NFL, NBA, NHL, Nascar, College teams
+Show off your team in style
+ Comfortable around the mouth and nose
- May be too colorful for some golfers
Want to take the chance to show your team support on your face mask? Well FOCO has you covered with adult and youth sizes of masks that have NBA, NFL, NHL, Nascar and College teams printed on. In the three-pack, you get an assortment of designs as you can see above. Why not also take a look at our guide on the best novelty golf headcovers here.
How to choose a golf face mask
As golf face masks come in a variety of different shapes, styles and materials, there is a lot to think about when purchasing the right golf mask for you. From comfort to protection, we've set out a few key considerations below that you might want to take into account when purchasing your next golf mask.
Ultimately, a mask is designed with the purpose of protecting you and those around you, so when picking your mask you need to get yourself one that is going to offer that level of protection. That means buying a mask that is thick, but is still made from a breathable material. You may also want to purchase a mask that has a space for a filter that can be inserted or removed at your desire.
This is the most important factor to consider when buying a face mask. As it is going to be worn on your face and around your ears the fabric must feel soft and comfortable. Not only that but it shouldn't feel restrictive and give a good degree of stretch too.
Face masks are a great way of mixing things up whether it be with a patterned design, or maybe you want to show your team support in the NBA, NFL College and so on. That being said you can also get designs that are more neutral if needed, such as the Mizuno or BOSS designs above. Whatever you are after, there is a design for you.
Of course, there are face masks at different price points and you should obviously consider how much you are willing to spend on a face mask. But another aspect to consider here is value in relation to how many masks you get. Many of the models above come as a single mask, or as a three-pack so it is worth considering if you want more for your money with a multi-pack.
What is the most important thing to think about when buying a golf mask?
You need to think about comfort and protection on offer in the mask. As you'll be wearing it for prolonged periods of time, it is best to have one that is made of a comfortable material, is adjustable and does not itch on your face or back of your ears. Protection is also vital and your mask should be able to provide you with ample protection from airborne viruses.
Do golf courses make you wear masks?
That depends on the rules of the course. Some golf clubs will require players to wear masks when inside the club while others do not. It is always wise to check with the club before you arrive for your round and remember to come prepared with your mask.
Can you wear snoods on the golf course?
You can wear snoods on the golf course, and particularly when it gets cold, some of the snoods featured on our best golf snoods guide can be very handy to help you keep warm!
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