To help you look your best, we’ve compiled our list of the best golf trousers. Give it a read and you'll have no excuse for buying a standard pair of chinos
Best Golf Trousers
A good pair of trousers probably won’t save you shots, but they do have their subtle advantages, from comfort to flexibility.
What’s more, golf brands dedicate their resources to designing practical golf touches, so you get nice detail that you don’t find with a generic high street trousers. Not only that but the materials and fabrics used by modern brands are specifically created to keep you comfortable and dry, whilst retaining a sense of style.
Some brands also seek to make trousers as versatile as possible too so they can be used both on and off the golf course.
So acknowledging all of that, below we have created a guide on some of the best golf trousers currently on the market. Additionally if you want to complete a new outfit, we also recommend checking out some of our other buying guides too – such as the best golf tops or best golf polos.
Best Golf Trousers
FootJoy Performance Tapered Fit Trousers
FootJoy make some of the best golf shoes and apparel in the game and these Performance Tapered Fit trousers continue that trend.
They allow for a comfortable fit whilst still allowing for movement and breathability because of the nylon fabric. The anti-microbial technology differentiates this pair further too as does the colour choice.
Nike Flex Golf Trousers
Good Versatility On And Off The Course
Transition from the course to the concrete seamlessly with these Nike Flex trousers. Featuring a timeless and classic look, they provide a good amount of stretch thanks to the Flex fabric and the slightly tacky texture on the inner waistband keeps the shirt tucked in nicely.
Speaking of shirts if you like Nike check out our guide on the best Nike golf shirts so you can complete the look.
Adidas Ultimate365 Tapered Trousers
Adidas’ Ultimate365 Tapered Trousers are a smart, comfortable option for golfers to wear out on the course. Flexibility comes from the stretchy fabric which also happens to be water resistant.
There are five colours to choose from and the detailing on the inside of the pockets adds a premium flourish.
Puma Tailored Jackpot Pants
Never Hinders Movement
The Tailored Jackpot Pants from Puma have the ideal combination of being slim fitting and tapered while still being stretchy and comfortable to play golf in.
During our testing the stretched polyester fabric was excellent because it moved well especially when bending down to read a putt or get the golf ball out of the hole. In no way did the trouser hinder our movement throughout multiple testing rounds.
Fit around the waist was ideal and the waistband offers plenty of forgiveness. The inside of the waistband also features a silicone gripper tape to keep the shirt tucked in which is a nice added feature.
Under Armour 5-Pocket Pants
Best Streamlined Fit
As you would expect with Under Armour, the research and development into these trousers is top-notch.
Here the brand has managed to create a trouser that ensures mobility and flexibility are unrestricted largely thanks to 90% polyester/10% elastane blend, which is a high-performance fabric, stretch waistband, and a new streamlined fit to reduce drag on every swing.
When we tested them we found them to be very soft against your legs and resists wrinkles, which is a big bonus if you want to look smart and stylish every time you play but aren’t a big fan of ironing. They are also designed to wick sweat away too which helped on those hotter than normal days.
We should also mention the fit as well because it was spot on. We thought they were just tight enough around the legs to not flap around, but equally not so tight that it feels like you’re playing in skinny jeans!
Original Penguin All Day Everyday Pants
Use These Anywhere
If you are a fan of Penguin golf gear, perhaps you have seen the No Laying Up guys wearing the apparel at some point, then these All Day Everyday Pants could be your perfect pair of pants this year.
Made with a stretchy and technologically advanced fabric it is the little details we like the most here, such as the elastic gripper waistband, and Pete the Penguin logo on the back. The versatility here is also a huge plus point because these, as the name would suggest, can be worn all day and just about anywhere.
One thing we noticed almost immediately was the lightness of these pants too. Used on a couple of hot days this lightweight fabric construction kept things very comfortable throughout.
Peter Millar EB66 Performance Five-Pocket Trousers
Best Stretchy Fabric Construction
Peter Millar makes premium golf attire and these EB66 trousers are no exception. Available in an astounding nine excellent colours, and plenty of different sizes, they are lauded for the unique combination of technical features, like two-way stretch, moisture-management and easy care, with a weekend-ready five-pocket design.
In our review they got a five star rating as a result. The fabric felt lovely on the skin and when we were faced with a variety of lies and stances, the trousers stretched and moved perfectly.
The trousers feel like a premium product and we love the little details like the camo stitching on the inside of the waist.
What also sets these apart is the versatility. Thanks to the classic look and fit, we felt we could use these trousers just about anywhere.
Galvin Green Nigel Trousers
Work In All Conditions
A brand synonymous with high-quality apparel, Galvin Green has added to its comprehensive line of trousers with the Nigel. Super stretchy and made using Ventil8 Plus moisture management technology, they will keep you comfortable on the golf course.
Indeed not only do these trousers work well in the summer thanks to 20+ UV protection and a breathable feel, but they are also good at retaining warmth too which means they deal with those windy, and slightly colder days as well.
Kjus Ike Pants
Best Ultra Premium Model
Sizes: 32-40 (regular and tailored fit available)
Comfort is king on the golf course because if you aren’t, then how do yo expect to hole that four-footer for par when you are thinking about your golf attire? Well when it comes to trousers, Kjus has made the Ike’s to deal with the issue of comfort.
Made with a double-weave construction, and a stretchy material, they satisfy the bottom half well. Not only that but they are water and dirt-resistant, have a straight cut that looks very smart, and come in a variety of awesome colours.
Callaway Chev Tech II Trousers
Lightweight And Stretchy
The Callaway Chev Tech II Trousers are made from nylon/spandex fabric with lightweight fabrication which gives comfort on and off the course. Add to that Opti-Dri technology to transport moisture away from the body, and you have an excellent model of trouser that comes in four nice colours.
In terms of performance, the first round we played was on a reasonably hot day but the material did a good job in wicking away any moisture. Likewise on the wet day when we wore waterproofs on top there were no issues with sweat, which can sometimes be a problem when wearing two layers.
The trouser comes in four colour options: asphalt, night sky, chinchilla and caviar, all of which are understated and give a classy look.
Ping Bennett Trousers
Designed For Comfort
Once again the star of the show in this Ping apparel design is the Sensorcool Technology. As such the Bennett’s benefit from excellent moisture management and UV protection, whilst also being crease resistant too. Not to mention this fabric system allows the trousers to respond to whatever the wearer requires on the golf course whether that be unleashing a drive, reading a putt, or perhaps stretching into a pond to retrieve a Pro V1.
Oh and if you get caught in the rain, they also have quick dry performance too.
Mizuno Move Tech Citizen Trousers
The Citizen Move Tech trousers from Mizuno are an excellent addition to the range. Made from 100% polyester, they are perfect for golf due to their lightweight nature especially in the summer.
We found the mobility to be totally unhindered and the pockets gobbled up all the golf tees and golf paraphernalia we could muster. A very solid pair of trousers.
Mizuno also make Citizen shorts too which recently made our best golf shorts guide as well.
G/FORE Tour 5 Pocket Trousers
Classic Stylish Design
G/FORE products usually stand out from the crowd in outlandish ways but the brand has kept things classically stylish here.
These trousers are smart, casual, lightweight and extremely soft on the skin which makes them very easy to wear all day. They are made from a Japanese performance stretch twill fabric which is ideal for maximum mobility and comfort.
J. Lindeberg Ellott Trousers
Well Respected Brand
J. Lindeberg’s Ellott trousers are one of the best models on the market right now, with the new design getting a fresh update.
The new fabric is breathable, lightweight, stretchy, water repellent and quick drying which is everything you could possibly want from a golf trouser right?
Puma Jackpot 5 Pocket Trousers
Tour Proven Performance
One of the most popular pairs of trousers right now, and one of our favourites, are the 5 Pocket’s from Puma. We think they have an excellent combination of style, comfort and versatility, with the DryCELL technology coming in to protect from moisture when we need it too.
For such a high-quality trouser, they offer good value especially when you consider how many different colours are available. This allows players of all fashion senses to find something they like.
adidas Go-To Five Pocket Pants
Best For The Environment
A staple model out on Tour – one that also featured in our best golf pants guide – these adidas Go-To’s are designed with extra stretch in the waistband for full freedom of movement so you can truly unleash your mobility on the golf course. The moisture-absorbing fabric also helps keep you dry for the days play too.
Designed in nylon twill fabric they give a cool, dry feel whist a stretchy build lets you twist and flex with ease. The classic five-pocket design gives you plenty of room for tees, ball markers and a score card. We should also mention how adidas continues to develop its environmentally sustainable golf apparel and these trousers fit into that as they are made with PRIMEGREEN: a series of high-performance recycled materials.
Inesis Men’s Golf Trousers
Best Colour Choice
Inesis did multiple tests to try and find the best fabric to construct trousers with and it seems they went for a cotton and elastane blend.
It seems to have worked too as these are comfortable, fit well and look great. Speaking of which there are 13 colours to choose from and Inesis also implemented nice little details specific to golf too, such as a reinforced pocket lining to make the fabric resistant to tees and pitch repairers.
Galvin Green Noah Trousers
Excellent Value Given Performance
These Noah trousers are made with Ventil8 Plus moisture management technology to transfer sweat away from the body whilst keeping the wearer cool during the round. Like many other models on this list, there is excellent colour choice and you also get protection from the sun too so these are an excellent pair of trousers to consider.
Glenmuir Ashurst Trousers
Protection From The Elements
A pair of trousers that also featured in our best waterproof golf trousers guide, Glenmuir’s Ashurst design has thermal properties as well as being wind resistant and water repellent which makes them a great all-rounder for winter golf. There is also no need for you to worry about being restricted as the trousers have stretch properties to ensure you have free movement.
FootJoy Performance Xtreme Trousers
Best For Wet Weather Protection
If you want a bit more protection from the weather, but don’t want to don full waterproof trousers, then these Performance Xtreme’s are a model to consider. They are made with a water resistant DWR finish and also have easy to use pockets, a silicon gripper in the waistband to keep the shirt tucked in, and a warmer feel which make them perfect for winter months.
Ping Bradley Trousers
Tour Proven Performance
The Ping Bradley Trouser is a slimmer fit golf trouser from one of golf’s most popular brands and is worn on tour by Ping Staff Players. Made from 100% polyester it has been designed to offer maximum comfort, freedom of movement and durability.
It features Ping’s ‘Sensor Cool’ moisture management system keeping you fresher for longer with UV protection. An excellent all-rounder and definitely a pair to consider.
Stromberg Hampton Trousers
Good Moisture Management
The best golf trousers don’t necessarily have to be expensive, take these for example. The Stromberg Hampton trousers have been constructed with stretch fabrics to move freely during the golf swing, with an elasticated waistband to add more comfort and to hold your shirt firmly in place. They also have a DWR finish to resist moisture from penetrating the surface fabric.
We hope you found this guide on the best golf trousers informative.