Best Golf Mitts 2024

Keep your hands warm on the course with a pair of the best golf mitts

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If you're looking to upgrade your winter wardrobe, a pair of the best golf mitts should be right at the top of your priority list. They might not be the most colorful collection of the best golf accessories, but when the wind comes in and you’ve lost all the feel in your fingers, these will be the most valuable piece of kit in your bag. Tru

There’s a lot to be said for keeping your ears and feet warm, but the only part of your body in touch with your clubs are your hands, so look after them and show them a bit of love when the cold weather rolls around this year. Alternatively, we also recommend checking out our guides on the best golf rain jackets, best golf beanies and also the best golf shoes to make sure you are prepared for the cold on the course.

Best Golf Mitts

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How we test golf products

In terms of testing golf gloves, our testing process is similar to all the other golf gear reviews we produce, in that manufacturers cannot pay for a good review and we always tell it how we see it. While our writer Sam Tremlett heads up all reviews on apparel, we should say that everyone in the Golf Monthly team are golfers and have experience playing at a variety of different levels. We feel this gives us honesty and integrity in the reviews that we produce. We seek to try and be as comprehensive as possible in testing and reviewing each product which means we have used it over a number of rounds, in different conditions, as this often gives us great insight into things like durability, fit, quality and so on.

Specifically, when it comes to testing golf mittens, we look to test these gloves in a variety of conditions to assess several factors that include, durability, weatherproofing and how easy they are to use. Weatherproofing is perhaps the most important of those factors and we look to test each pair of gloves out on the course in wet weather, cold weather and windy weather, putting them all to the test to see how each performs in different conditions. 

How to choose golf mittens

You may not think that a golf mitt is that important compared to other pieces of equipment on the market, but in fact, they really are! Getting cold hands on the course is one of the worst things that can happen to a golfer. It can be debilitating for your swing and can cost you a few shots around the course. For that reason, it is very important to get the right pair of golf mits that will keep your hands warm and dry on the golf course. So to help you make an informed choice, we've set out several key points below that you need to remember when purchasing your next pair of golf mittens. 


It is vital to make sure you're buying a pair of mitts that are made of quality materials that are going to keep your hands warm on the course. Some players like to have gloves that have several layers inside and feature a fluffy thermal internal lining. One thing you shouldn't forget is that you need to ensure your gloves are totally waterproof, as wet hands are an absolute no-no when its cold on the course. Comfort is also king when it comes to buying a pair of golf mittens, so make sure to try them on before you buy!


While ensuring your mittens are made of a good material is important to ensure your hands stay warm on the course. Your gloves need to be able to retain heat, even when you remove your hands from them, as a pair of gloves that allow heat to dissipate from them are not efficient at all. Look out for gloves that have good fastenings around your hands, that will keep the heat in and your hands snug inside the mitten.


We can hear you asking, how should a mitt fit? Well, depending on what you want from your mittens, you may want something that is large enough to fit your hand whilst wearing a pair of golf rain gloves. Sometimes when it's cold, the thicker the mitt, the better the glove. So it may be worth looking out for a pair of mitts that are slightly on the larger size to keep your hands nice and snug.


Some manufacturers have really thought ahead and added some cool pockets to their golf mitts in which you can add hand warmers for those extra cold days on the course. If you're someone who really hates having cold hands, then these might be the best golf gloves for you!

Ease of use

Because no one likes faffing around on the golf course, right? Being able to quickly take your gloves on and off between shots and store them safely on your bag is a huge bonus of any mitten as that keeps your game flowing quickly and can also stop you from being out in the cold for too long. Look for mittens that have expandable wrists, that have clips on their side that you can hook them onto your bag quickly, or those that can be attached to your golf trolley. 

If you're thinking about adding more clothing to your winter golf wardrobe, well, look no further as here at Golf Monthly, our expert team of writers have you covered on all the latest golf apparel that will keep you well protected during the winter months. Take a look at our guides on best golf windbreaker, best golf base layers and best golf rain gear for more advice on the best clothing for the winter months on the course. 


Can you play golf in mittens?

Yes, but it is not advisable if you're looking to score well and hit good shots. As golf mittens are not as grippy as a standard golf glove, are much thicker, and don't have individual fingers, you will struggle to get the same level of grip on the club shaft as you will with a pair of regular gloves. 

What are the best golf mittens?

There are lots of excellent golf mittens on the market these days. Big and small brands construct designs purely to keep your hands warm and we included many of the best models in our best golf mitts guide. 

Why are golf mittens so important in cold weather?

Golf mittens are vital to ensuring your hands stay dry and warm out on the golf course. If your hands get cold out on the course, you can seriously struggle to hit good golf shots and score well. For that reason, it is really important that players keep their hands well protected in the cold weather by wearing golf mittens that keep their hands warm. 

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Mark Townsend
Contributing editor

Mark has worked in golf for over 20 years having started off his journalistic life at the Press Association and BBC Sport before moving to Sky Sports where he became their golf editor on He then worked at National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer where he was the deputy editor and he has interviewed many of the leading names in the game, both male and female, ghosted columns for the likes of Robert Rock, Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies, as well as playing the vast majority of our Top 100 GB&I courses. He loves links golf with a particular love of Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns. He is now a freelance, also working for the PGA and Robert Rock. Loves tour golf, both men and women and he remains the long-standing owner of an horrific short game. He plays at Moortown with a handicap of 6.

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