Best Golf Sweaters 2023

When the temperature drops on the golf course we all need a garment that can help which is why we've collated our favorite golf sweaters here.

Best Golf Sweaters
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Best Golf Sweaters

Golf is an outdoor activity and as a result a good sweater is an absolute must have. We all need something to slip over our golf polo to keep us warm when needed and whether it’s a 1/4 or 1/2 zip, lambswool or merino, short sleeved or long, it’s an essential piece of clothing that you’re guaranteed to get regular use from for a few years. 

So what makes a good golf garment, especially for those winter rounds? Well many garments these days are constructed with modern and technologically advanced fabrics to make sure they are stretchy, warm, water repellent, durable and also look great. Most brands design golf sweaters or mid-layers that fit into all of these areas so to narrow down your choice, below we have highlighted some of the best golf sweaters currently on the market. If you need more golf gear garments then be sure to have a read of our guides on the best golf tops and best golf wind jackets.

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How we test golf jumpers

We test golf sweaters in the same manner as we do all other pieces of golf apparel and equipment - comprehensively. In relation to sweaters, we put them to the test out on the golf course to see if the design works as it should when having to play in different conditions and play different shots. This is a good way of seeing if a model interferes with the swing at any point too. We would then try and use the sweater off the course as well to see if they are versatile enough to be worn anywhere. The final point we wanted to mention here is no manufacturer can pay for a good review because our thorough testing team tells it how it is. 

What to consider when buying a sweater

What are some of the things to consider when buying a golf sweater? Let's take a look.


What we mean here is what type of golf sweater are you after? Do you want a thick sweater to help you deal with the colder outings on the golf course, or want a thin midlayer with stretchy properties? Knowing what you want the garment to do is important so have a think about this to help narrow your search. 


Linking with the above point, knowing what you are after will help you decide what material to go for. The fleece models above will keep the cold at bay whilst ones with more spandex in them will help you move easier and won't restrict the golf swing in any way. Additionally we have found the models with cotton in them are often the best for wearing out and about as well, and they are very easy to wash. 


One of the big things around golf sweaters is freedom of movement and whether they can restrict or negatively impact the swing. Ultimately this comes down to making sure you get the right size because you don't want something that is too baggy which could catch your hands during the swing, and you don't want something too tight either because that will restrict the swing. As such, we would recommend trying on models and taking swings in them to see if you still offer the same range of movement.


This is an important factor to consider. Do you want to stand out or just have a more understated look? We think there is something for everyone above. 


This is another important thing to consider. Do you want to use the sweater just on the golf course, or be able to use it anywhere? Many of the models above can do both which is a good way of getting more for your money. 


Finally be aware of your budget so you can find a top that fits into it nicely. Importantly there are models above which come with premium, and value price points so there is something for everyone.


What is a golf jumper?

A golf jumper is a garment of clothing that is usually worn over the top of a golf polo shirt, and it is designed to offer warmth out on the golf course. Around the world these garments are called slightly different things, for example in the United States a golf jumper would probably be called a golf sweater.

We hope you enjoyed this guide to the best golf sweaters. For more buying advice, check out the Golf Monthly website for more advice on things like the best golf hoodies, best golf vests and best golf base layers.



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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22