Best Men's Golf Shirts 2022

We take a look at some of the best men's golf shirts currently on the market.

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Best Men's Golf Shirts

The world of golf shirts has changed a lot over the past few years in terms of design, technology, construction and performance. Nowadays, the best men's golf shirts find a way to be comfortable, light, and also look great on the fairways too. Gone are the days where we would have to wear heavy, cumbersome and uninspiring golf attire because most brands now make modern, cutting-edge designs to help us purely focus on our games whilst looking good. New technology has risen to the fore in terms of moisture wicking, comfort and also making sure the swing is unhampered by the shirt. The best models often help with blocking UV rays, provide anti-odor protection, and have a design that will suit different fashion senses. 

This is where the selections below come in. From FootJoy to TravisMathew we have taken a look at some of our favourite men's golf shirts that will seek to achieve everything we mentioned above without breaking the bank.

Alternatively check out some of our other guides on golf clothing - such as the best women's golf shirts, best golf tops, or the best golf trousers.

Best Men's Golf Shirts

footjoy color block polo

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FootJoy Color Block Polo

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 7

FootJoy continues to innovate and create apparel and shoes designed to help players get the most from their games, regardless of the conditions, and in the new collections, FootJoy has attempted to inject an element of subtlety and classic design into golf and its apparel. 

The polo, we are sure you agree, has a classic stripe design that looks great in the different colors available. It has been created with ProDry stretch fabric, which is an exclusive FootJoy creation designed to keep you cool and dry for the duration of your round of golf and beyond. The polyester and spandex blend gives a comfortable and lightweight feel that doesn’t hinder movement between or during shots, and you don’t have to fret about the sun either because it provides SPF 30 UV protection as well.

adidas Go-To Polo Shirt

Adidas is a brand that regularly pushes the limit on technology and innovation when it comes to its products and one particular avenue the brand has gone down of late is sustainability. One such initiative is Primegreen which is high-performance apparel made from recycled ingredients, with the aim of ending plastic waste. This is where this polo comes in as it is made from 89% recycled content.

It also looks good and has versatility as a huge plus point too because it is the kind of polo that can be used absolutely anywhere, without compromising on performance when the time comes to hit golf shots.

nike Dri-Fit Victory Stripe Polo

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Nike Dri-Fit Victory Stripe Polo

Specifications

Sizes: XS-4XL
Colors: 6

One of the best men's golf shirts to use both on and off the course, this Striped model has proven very popular amongst the world's elite golfers. Much like the models above, it feels great on the skin, performs well and we particularly liked the dropped tail hem which means it looks great both tucked in and untucked. Unquestionably its versatility is the main advantage though because you can use it anywhere making it good value for money.

Ping 1A Putter PoloEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 2

The most recent Ping Collection of apparel is all about referencing Ping’s heritage and it does not get more significant than the 1A Putter. As such this polo has a special edition print pattern which features clean, angular shapes, referencing the revolutionary putter crafted in 1959 by Karsten Solheim. The shirt is available in two colors, black and blue surf, and comes in sizes ranging from small to 3XL. 

Performance is not limited to the aesthetics though because at the heart of this polo is Ping’s SensorCool technology. This fabric technology system has been designed to make sure every product deals with the demands of the game of golf. As such it ensures moisture is wicked away from the skin and evaporated to keep the wearer comfortable, freedom of movement is ensured thanks to a combination of polyester, elastane and recycled content, and it is also highly crease-resistant so requires no ironing if dried correctly. 

Galvin Green Marcus Polo Shirt Review

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Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 4

The new Marcus polo from Galvin Green is an easy inclusion on our list of the best golf polos. It makes use of the acclaimed Ventil8+ technology to offer lightweight comfort with exceptional moisture managing capabilities. 

We think it also looks great too thanks to the contrast shoulder panels and the stripe detailing on the sleeves, both of which give a unique and stylish look.

The fabrics used are light, soft, comfortable and enable you to perform to your best ability round after round. To make sure you're protected from the summer heat, this item is also rated with a UV Protection level of 20+.

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under armour playoff 2.0 polo

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under armour playoff 2.0 polo

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Under Armour Playoff Polo 2.0 Shirt

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 18+

Another excellent Under Armour product and one of our favourite men's golf shirts. The soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric is extremely breathable & lightweight, the moisture management is fantastic, the anti-odour technology prevents the growth of odour-causing microbes so you can smell fresh constantly, and finally the variety and choice of aesthetic design in the Playoff Polo 2.0 range is mind-boggling.

TravisMathew Heater Polo Shirt

TravisMathew Heater Polo Shirt

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 4

A shirt designed to perform in extreme conditions, the Heater is made with TravisMathew’s cutting-edge Prestige Prestige Pure Performance fabrications for a comfortable feel and 4-way stretch. Lightweight, stretchy and quick drying, it has a lot going for it, and we also enjoy the modern looking aesthetic. 

It was worn by Jon Rahm to win the US Open and it also features in our guide on the best designer golf clothing as brands like TravisMathew have sought to break into the golfing market over the past few years.

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g/fore dots polo

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g/fore dots polo

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G/FORE Dots Polo

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 3

G/FORE tend to produce outlandish gear with far-out designs but the brand has shown restraint with this all over dots polo. Available in three lovely colors, white, blue and pink, it is made from an ultra lightweight and breathable tech pique fabric designed for breathability and mobility. It is also elegant and washes easily in a cold wash.

Puma MATTR One Way Polo

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Puma is a brand always at the forefront of golf fashion, seeking to push the game and its style forwards and to new different places. The new MATTR One Way polo gives visual evidence of that.

In terms of performance, Puma has implemented a new MATTR (Materials, Technology & Research) performance fabric designed for the highest level of comfort no matter the climate condition. It is a moisture-wicking, fast-drying fabric that has a breathable, stretchy and lightweight feel to it so you can play your best.

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penguin Original Penguin Micro Octopus Print Polo

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penguin Original Penguin Micro Octopus Print Polo

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Original Penguin Micro Octopus Print Polo

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 2

The Micro Octopus polo is new for this season and follows the current trend of some interesting and fun detailing to get away from the decades of block colors. The most noticeable aspect of this polo, other than the all-over print, is how light it is. It's a four-way stretch and it will never need to see an iron as it simply just falls back into position without any chance of creasing. 

If you are playing on a hot day then this is absolutely ideal as it sits very easily and there's no chance of anything being too clingy. The collar also deserves a mention as it's soft without the chance of it folding out of position after a couple of washes. It's also worth noting that this washes very well. This is a slim fit polo but, by the nature of it, it feels very regular when on and you might even consider going down a size from your normal option.

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proquip pro tech melange polo

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proquip pro tech melange polo

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ProQuip Pro-Tech Melange Polo

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors : 6

Part of ProQuip's latest Pro-Tech line, the Melange polo is one of our favorites for several reasons. First the color choice is excellent with several subtle models, like the Fog color pictured above, and a couple of more stand out designs like the Azure Blue or Festival Fuschia. It has an excellent feel on the body and actually feels slightly heavier than some other models on this list which we enjoyed and therefore makes it a polo that could be worn all year round. We also like the value on offer here because the polo does not break the bank. 

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Ocean tee reef polo

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Ocean tee reef polo

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Ocean Tee Reef Polo Shirt

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 3

This shirt is all about sustainability. Made from fabrics and materials to help the environment, this shirt is as environmentally friendly as they come. The polo shirt has a performance stretch, offers temperature regulation, and is anti-odour and fast-drying for great performance as you play.

Oh and 25% of Ocean Tee's corporate profits go to charities that are focused on tackling plastic pollution and promoting the health of marine environments, as well as charities focused on promoting sustainability in golf, so this is a good shirt to buy for a variety of reasons!

Oscar Jacobson Dodman PoloEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 4

Oscar Jacobson boasts a rich heritage, which dates back over a hundred years. The brand describes its design philosophy as “Scandinavian simplicity combined with the inspiration of Italian tailoring and British textile tradition.” 

It appreciates that the modern golfer likes stylish apparel, which brings us to the color-blocked Dodman. Available in four colors and constructed with a relaxed fit and four way stretch fabrication, it offers excellent freedom of movement throughout the swing and when faced with different shots. Additionally the breathable and lightweight feel not only comes from this fabrication but also the side hem vents which are a nice touch. 

So if you are looking for a new polo for your golfing wardrobe, it is definitely a model to consider and a worthy inclusion not just in this guide but on our Editor’s Choice list.

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farah frankston polo

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farah frankston polo

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Farah Golf Frankston Polo

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 3

Farah Golf have an array of polo shirt options available, but it is the Frankston Polo that is one of the standout designs in the range. Littered with a small repeat all-over pattern, which comprises the small "F" logo within the print, it also features a simple but effective two-tone colour which I was a big fan of. 

Importantly, it didn’t restrict movement in the golf swing, allowing for full commitment from hole 1 – 18. We would quite like to see more colorways available, with the two lighter options only being differentiated by the color of the collar. The looks also may not appeal to those who prefer a more traditional looking polo shirt. However, the Frankston is a superb performing polo that provides a great style, breathability, and movement

Reflo Bohai Polo Shirt ReviewEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Sizes: XS-2XL
Colors: 3

Reflo might not be a name that you’re too familiar with but sustainability is at the forefront of its ethos. This Bohai polo is a case in point as it is made from recycled plastic, and yet despite this it offers a soft and comfortable feel. It features TMPCNTRL technology, which allows unwanted heat to leave your body, keeping you at the optimal temperature whilst the fabric also gives the wearer a UV shield.

One thing to note is it can come up a bit short in length which means the shirt may come untucked so go up a size maybe if you want to stop this happening. 

mizuno quick dry hazard st polo

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Mizuno Quick Dry Hazard ST Polo

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 4

This is a very comfortable shirt that works just as well either on its own or underneath other layers of clothing. In terms of looks, the combination of an upper-third design, chest band and plain lower level works really well, with the upper level being a very subtle camouflage motif that brings a modern twist to a traditional golfing look. 

The material is very soft and easy on the skin, and will work particularly well in warmer conditions as it’s cooling without being cold to the touch. The Mizuno logo features near the top on both front and back, and the upper section on the back includes stitching that adds to the classy look. Overall, a very good shirt that happily mixes style and comfort.

Kymira Golf Strike Polo shirtEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 3

Reasons to buy

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In some cases, had the effect of reducing soreness and pain during and after a round
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Material is soft and stretchy as to not restrict movement

Reasons to avoid

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Sizing can come up small

The human body wastes a lot of energy, but with the Strike polo Kymira Golf has found a way to harness this waste and convert it into infrared. KYnergy Infrared embedded fabrics, like the ones used in this polo, feature specially designed fibres that contain carefully selected natural minerals. What is the result of this? Well infrared is remitted back to the wearer which, in the case of this polo, can enhance recovery prevent injury, and protect the wearer from the hot or cold via thermoregulation. Given how cutting-edge this technology is, this polo made our Editor's Choice list in 2022

How we test golf shirts

Our testing ethos for golf apparel, as well as all golf products, revolves around using products properly. This means when we test men's golf shirts we put them to the test out on the golf course to see if the product lives up to the performance promised in relation to comfort, breathability, looks and so on. We also use the polos in different conditions to see how thy get on in changing conditions. 

We would also wear the polos off the golf course as well because versatility to use a garment anywhere is a great way to get value for money. 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. 

How to choose a golf shirt

As mentioned, there is a lot to think about when picking the right polo shirt for you. With that in mind, we have come up with several things for you to think about when choosing a golf polo.

Length - During the golf swing if you find your shirt coming untucked often, or your belly starts to show then you should think about a polo with a longer length. That way it will remain tucked in throughout the round and beyond.

Fit - Do you want a more loose fitting polo or something with more of an athletic fit? Slim fit or classic fit? Most brands offer lots of different sizes so be wary of picking something that doesn't fit correctly. 

Sleeves - It doesn't sound that important, but a polo with sleeves too long or too short can be annoying. They should come to the middle of the upper arm, and the seam should align with the middle of the shoulders.

Fabric - Have a think about what fabric you would like the polo to be made from. For example, there are loads of materials used these days such as polyester, spandex, lycra, nylon and cotton. Often polos are made with a combination of these.

Technology - Most brands make polo shirts that offer technology to help in a variety of ways. For example, many help with moisture management and sweat wicking which keeps the body dry and comfortable. Some also offer UV protection and anti-microbial properties too, so it is worth thinking about what aspect you find important here. That being said we would recommend going for a model designed with all these facets in mind.

Design - Striped? Floral? An all-over print? Gone are the days of drab boring polo designs and in modern golf most brands really push the boat out. The sheer array of polo shirts we picked out above shows this clearly. Whatever fashion sense you have, there will be a polo for you.

Budget - Of course you always need to think about your budget. Whatever number you decide upon, there will be a model for you, ranging from the top premium models, down to the ones offering excellent value. 

What do you think of this guide on the best men's golf shirts?

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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 is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6