Best Men's Golf Shirts 2023

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

Best Men's Golf Shirts
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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 Original Penguin we have taken a look at some of our favorite 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 (opens in new tab), best golf tops (opens in new tab), or the best golf pants (opens in new tab).

Best Men's Golf Shirts

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How we test golf shirts

Our testing ethos (opens in new tab) 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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


Most brands make polo shirts (opens in new tab) 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.


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.


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. 

Why not pair your golf polo up with a pair of the best golf trousers (opens in new tab) or one of the best golf sweaters (opens in new tab) on the market.


What shirts do PGA players wear?

PGA players tend to wear shirts from whatever brands they are signed to. For example players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler wear Nike shirts, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa and Dustin Johnson wear adidas, and players like Sam Burns and Jon Rahm wear TravisMathew.

What is the best material for golf shirts?

From our experience the best material for golf shirts often includes a combination of polyester, spandex, lycra, nylon and cotton. This is because they need to be lightweight, stretchy and breathable. 



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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 five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

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 December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

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.