Golf's fashion debate has been stirred up considerably by hoodies starting to make an appearance on the golf course. Tyrrell Hatton for example won the 2020 BMW PGA Championship in a hoodie. Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas have been spotted wearing hoodies in competition and even the USA Ryder Cup team has worn a hoodie during play as well. Therefore hoodies are becoming more visible in golf.
However, there is a balance that must be adhered to when it comes to golf hoodies and thankfully more and more brands are designing garments that not only look good and modern on the golf course, but can be used off it too. Many are also simple and finished in classic colors to make sure they are acceptable in all manner of golf clubs as well. The game of golf is changing and to make sure you be a part of it, below we have taken a look at some of our favorite golf hoodies. Additionally for more buying advice we also recommend taking a look at our guides on the best golf sweaters or best golf waterproofs.
Best Golf Hoodies
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+ Warmth and comfort
- The hood design will divide opinion
I actually tested the previous season’s Cold.Rdy hoodie and whilst I loved that, I think the latest design is an improvement in several ways. The main change is the hooded/collar area which is way more pronounced on the newer design. This will divide opinion but I actually really liked it as it acted like a snood, sheltering my chin and mouth when needed in the cold wind.
It is made with Cold.Rdy technology which trapped warmth to the body and I loved the soft fleece of this hoodie because it was very comfortable on the skin. The bungee adjusted hem felt stretchier than the previous model and the water-repellent finish is a huge bonus too. Finally it looks great everywhere and the use of recycled materials should be praised.
+ Fashionable, sporty look
+ Impressive warmth
- Full-zip and front pockets add an element of bulk
The ThermoSeries is a trendy hoodie that will work just as well on the course this winter as off it. As you’d expect from FJ, it is well made and you get that feeling from the moment you put it on. The fabric is fairly lightweight and flexible meaning that it works with your swing and shouldn’t restrict your range of movement too much. One of the best touches was how tight the fit is around the forearms. This prevents the material getting in the way as you take your grip or as you swing. With a base layer underneath, this hoodie will provide you with plenty of warmth to get you through the coldest winter days. My only gripe was that I’m not a huge fan of the pockets at the front as this adds a little unnecessary bulk. Overall this is a superb golf-specific hoodie that’s both fashionable and functional.
+ Lightweight and versatile design
+ No drawstring to get in the way
- Warmer models out there
This hoodie from the Adicross division of Adidas is ideal for on and off-course wear. The hoodie has become a near staple of golf fashion and this lightweight example from Adidas ticks all the boxes. The materials are lightweight as is the hoodie, providing that perfect midlayer option for a chilly day on the golf course. With this in mind, it certainly won’t do the job of a more thermal midlayer at keeping the wind and the chill out, so this hoodie is definitely just for the chill fall or spring afternoon rather than for deep winter. While the anti-three-putt message certainly suggests golf, we think this is easily worn off-course as a fashionable, statement hoodie. With bold yellow or blue options as well as classic black, this is an excellent hoodie that embraces the future of golf fashion.
+ Understated but stylish design
+ Moisture wicking
- No pockets
Made with added stretch fabric for maximum mobility, this hooded quarter zip mid layer from G/FORE is an ideal garment to wear under a jacket or gilet in the winter, while also providing an excellent option over a polo for those cooler evenings or autumn days when you need something light to keep out the chill. We were impressed with the comfort factor and the stretch qualities, while the moisture wicking properties make this an ideal item to have in your golf bag regardless of the time of year. The lack of pockets is a slight drawback but not an issue when paired with the excellent G/FORE Repeller Gilet.
+ Breathable material
+ Moisture wicking fabrics
- Thinner materials aren’t ideal when it gets very cold
The MATTR hoodie is a great option for those after a midlayer but the functionality of having a hood. This hoodie has been designed and created specifically with golf in mind, using their MATTR fabric technology. This is constructed for performance with a great stretch to stop any restrictions during your swing. It also has moisture wicking fabric to help keep you dryer when sweating or caught in a shower. Even with all this tech the hoodie is still breathable and doesn't make you overheat to much. The hoodie also has 50+ UPF protection to make sure you are protected when out on a sunny day.
+ Stylish, premium design
+ Protects from wind and light rain
- Material could be softer
This thin, lightweight and slim-fitting hoodie is designed more with golf performance in mind over off-course versatility. The material incorporates four way stretch, which means it won’t restrict your range of motion when you swing, plus it is also wind and water resistant.
In fact, water beads off the surface surprisingly well, leaving no trace behind. We like the way the drawstring of the hood has been concealed inside to avoid any hanging cords that could distract as well as the open hand pockets at the front. Stylish and sophisticated, this technical garment is ideal for the serious golfer seeking a more casual look.
+ Extremely comfortable
+ High quality feel
- Arms are slightly baggy
I love a good golf hoodie and, with the Neoprene Hoodie, it is no exception, with the apparel extremely comfortable and, what's more, you can wear it off the course, as well as on it. As mentioned, the comfort is the stand-out, as the viscose, elastane & polyester blend provides incredible stretch throughout the golf swing. For me, personally, I think the arms are slightly baggy but, aside from that, the freedom it allows you is incredible.
What I also liked was the fact that there were no draw strings on the front. This may sound odd, but it meant there were no distractions as you swung, with the hood itself staying still, another big benefit.
+ Extremely comfortable
+Can be worn away from the course
- Zipper can get stuck on the jumper
The golf hoodie has become a staple in the wardrobe of many players around the world, and this excellent offering from Nike is one you should certainly consider adding yours. The Nike Dri-FIT Hoodie comes in three colors and is one of the most comfortable pieces of golf clothing we’ve had the pleasure of testing. It is made of a polyester that is extremely soft to the touch. It is so lightweight that you barely feel like you’re wearing a jumper. It also packs a ton of technology, including Nike’s innovative Dri-FIT system, that moves sweat away from your skin to help you stay cool and dry when wearing the hoodie and boasts a very relaxed fit.
+ Premium, fleece materials
+ Concealed zipper pocket
- Drawstrings are quite long
This hoodie is made using premium brushed fleece materials that use partly recycled polyester and premium cotton. There is a kangaroo pouch for things like your phone or other golf accessories while a concealed zippered pocket on the side is ideal for keys or other valuables.
We loved the ‘Dead Golfer’ logo on the chest and it’s certainly one of the trendier hoodies we’ve tested. The heavier materials probably lend this hoodie to be worn more off the golf course than on it, but this has quickly become a part of on-course and post-round attire.
+ Subtle detailing for premium look
+ Fitted look without feeling restrictive
- Looks could be improved by removing drawstrings
The TravisMathew Coastal Cloud hoodie is ridiculously soft and has the versatility to be worn anywhere. The super soft material can keep you warm on breezy days but it is also breathable too for those warmer ones.
The look of the Coastal Cloud hoodie is clean and premium, with a subtle TravisMathew logo in small print across the chest and kangaroo pocket across the front. Additionally there are several cool, versatile colors to choose from as well. While it’s certainly one of the more expensive golf hoodies, the quality and comfort will have you wanting to wear it everyday.
+ Super stylish, versatile design
+ Allows you to swing freely
- Pull cords could distract
This pullover hoodie may look just as much at home away from the course as it does on it, but its high-tech design will certainly equip you to perform with a golf club in your hand. Specifically, the breathable Insula fabric which undoubtedly enhances the comfort but taking the chill away on cooler outings. The fit is certainly snug, so not allowing for many other layers underneath, yet it manages not to restrict because the material is so thin and stretchy. The two pull cords come tied in a knot and we’d recommend keeping them that way so as to not distract you over the all, although untied they’re not excessively long. The stylish design makes this hoodie super versatile, although the design is certainly eye catching for all the right reasons.
+ Soft material making it comfortable to wear
+ Very Stylish
- Hoodies may not be for every golfer
This hoodie does exactly what it’s supposed to. It keeps you snug whilst also looking really cool. It leaves enough room for you to wear a few layers underneath but it is not too thick that you can’t wear a jacket over the top. As you slip it on you’ll feel the quality and softness of the material used. This hoodie is a great option for those looking to add a bit more of a casual feel to their attire. Its novelty image on the back makes for a great conversation piece when you’re out and about letting everyone know you golf. With a deep front kangaroo pouch pocket it is perfect for keeping the hands warm or storing your tees. Penguin’s novelty golf hoodie is the perfect mix of golf appropriate and casual attire. Golf wear has just become cool.
+ Wind and water-resistant
+ Quilted, insulated torso lining
- Hood fits slightly tight around the head
This jacket hoodie hybrid fills the gap nicely as a performance hoodie and a water-resistant golf jacket. It is built with core warmth and wind protection in mind with PrimaLoft insulation in the chest and upper back body areas of the garment helping you maintain body heat in colder conditions. It’s also treated with a water-resistant finish to wick away water in light showers or drizzle, but don’t expect this jacket to protect you in a full rain storm. While the hood was a little tight when worn up, it’s a nice fit that will also work to keep you dry in a quick rain shower. The stretch binding on the hem and the cuffs is a nice detail too and adds to the overall comfortable fit.
+ Provides great comfort and warmth
+ Looks great everywhere
- Athletic fit that runs fairly small
The Macade Range Tour Hoodie may just be the most versatile golf hoodie on the market. The stylish aesthetics and athletic fit make this a great offering to be worn away from the course and the off-white coloring works well with the neutral tones of the detailing.
The large hood and drawstrings held down well and didn’t get in the way of my swing like some other hoodies do which was a real bonus of this item. The soft material was extremely comfortable and enabled me to swing freely without any restriction thanks to the stretch on offer. An item seriously worth the price tag if you’re after a hoodie that looks good on the course and wherever you head after.
+ Comfortable soft feel
- Fluff/lint can stick to fabric
I enjoy playing golf in hoodies and one of my top picks on the market right now is the Textured Knit Hoodie from Original Penguin. Available in two great looking colors, Black Iris and Pearl Grey, I’ve actually used this hoodie as much off the golf course as on it, which to me, is a big plus point. The textured fabric feels soft on the skin, comfortable, and offers some degree of warmth on those mild or chilly days. But it isn’t so thick that it would be too hot on warmer days either, I think it strikes the right balance here. The only negative is the fabric design means it is easy for fluff or lint to stick to the fabric which can be annoying to remove. But this is only a minor point on a hoodie I really like.
+ Subtle print has broad appeal
+ Fabric offers warmth and is easy care
- Other layers needed
Often hoodies are bulky, a little hard to swing in and feel like they’ve been designed for lounging at home on the sofa, not wearing on the golf course. This Peter Millar design, which made our Editors Choice list, is the opposite. It has a four-way stretch meaning it plays like a proper performance garment that in no way restricts your swing.
No matter how many times you fold this garment up it comes out crease-free and looking smart. It's worth highlighting that it’s not the warmest but thanks to its lightweight design you can easily wear a gilet or jacket over it without feeling like you’re over layered. We did find the hood can flap a bit in high winds but this is a minor point.
+ Very warm
+ Double zip for a better fit
- Cuffs could be tighter
The golf hoodie is a growing fashion trend and this is undoubtedly one of the most stylish around. The design on the front is subtle and versatile, while on the back the bold JL logo really comes to life on this sporty mid-layer. The full zip Jeff hoodie does a great job of keeping you warm on chilly mornings while being breathable.
It has a substantial feel it, which also ensure the hood isn’t easily blown around in the wind, which can be distracting when stood over the ball. The material is noticeably stretchy, which means even though the fit around the torso is snug it doesn’t feel restrictive. The zipped side pockets are a welcome addition too.
+ Warm and thick
+ Excellent styling
- Size up at least one size
Our tester is usually an XL in every Oscar Jacobson product that he has tested but, in the XL of this Hoodie, it was just far too small. Luckily, an XXL was sent our way and this fitted very nicely.
The design is fantastic, and there are some excellent flourishes on the garment, especially the stand-out debossed Oscar Jacobson wording on the hood itself. Two spacious pockets at the front are perfect for diving your hands into on a cold day. The elasticated cuffs and the stretchy polyester/elastane material mean it is very comfortable to swing in. A stand out offering from Oscar Jacobson, well worth considering but check sizing.