Best Women's Golf Shirts
Long gone are the days when women used to struggle to find a flattering golf shirt. The selection was always limited in terms of color, style and functionality. But now women almost have too much choice, which is certainly not a bad thing. Today’s shirts are designed to be versatile and comfortable to wear on and off the golf course. They are made in a performance fabric that is breathable and lightweight for complete freedom of movement, and generally low maintenance without ironing required.
Whether you prefer a plain or patterned style, bold or soft color, standard or mock collar, zip or buttoned placket, regular or slim fit, the decision is yours, and below are some of the best golf polo shirts (opens in new tab) to consider. Alternatively, make sure you check out the best golf tops (opens in new tab) and best women's golf bags (opens in new tab) too.
Best Women's Golf Shirts
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Colors: 4 (White; Navy; Pink; Blue)
+ Great for warmer temperatures
+ Helps alleviate golfer's tan
- Not a great option if you're looking for sleeves
It’s almost a hybrid of a shirt and sleeveless, which many athletic golfers will find very flattering on the arms and will also minimize the golfer's tan somewhat. If you are larger in the arms, then we’d recommend going up a size as the capped sleeve is well-fitted. This will make a great match with FootJoy's Interlock Skort and features the same levels of comfort and practicality you've come to expect from a FootJoy garment. With plenty of colors to choose from, we love the versatility of this polo offering. Why not match it up with a pair of the best FootJoy golf shoes.
Colors: 7 (Pink; Royal Blue; Clear sky; Red; Navy; Black)
+ Seven stylish color options
- Won't keep you overly warm
Adidas is making waves with its use of recycled materials in its shoes and clothing – this new Primegreen polo shirt being no exception. This shirt was so super light to wear and its moisture-wicking ability meant it was fresh as a daisy after a round or two of golf. The shirt feels soft on your skin and is really comfortable to wear. The stretchiness of the material means you can swing unimpeded and essentially not notice it unless you look in the mirror. Twin it with best Adidas golf shoes (opens in new tab) and you'll look like a professional athlete on the course.
Colors: 1 (Grey and white)
+ Fantastic value for such high-quality, soft fabric
+ Looks good and feels comfortable
- Tropical print only available in two color options
The fabric is also exceptionally stretchy, so it is really comfortable to wear. Whilst it has a feminine cut, we noticed that is not particularly skimpy, so this shirt will suit women of all shapes and sizes. The all-over tropical flowery print combines lovely shades of greyish blues on a white background. We love the striking design and come next spring when you can show off this top in its full glory, it will definitely catch the eye and admiration of fellow golfers. It is also very reasonably priced, eye-catching polo shirt that is made in an incredibly soft fabric.
Colors: 2 (Red; Green)
+ Subtle yet elegant styling
+ dryCELL technology makes it very comfortable
- V-neck is not great for every player
Spots are a style trend and the all-over polka dot tie-dye design of this Puma shirt makes it an attractive option. One of the best women's golf shirts, we particularly like the open V-neck and the subtle signature PUMA cat patch on the left hip. The stretchy and lightweight material, along with the effect of dryCELL technology makes it comfortable to wear, and at a great price point, this shirt ticks all the right boxes. If you're thinking of grabbing some new PUMA golf gear, you should definitely pick up this shirt, but why not also grab a pair of PUMA golf shoes (opens in new tab) to go with it.
Colors: 3 (Pink; Green; Blue; White)
+ ProDry cooling technology keeps you cool on the course
+ Excellent comfort and freedom of movement
- Maybe a little too lightweight
This polo is designed to offer maximum comfort and freedom of movement during play. With ProDry cooling technology, the garment helps with moisture and feels lightweight too. We particularly liked the four different colors on offer too, each of which offered something a little different. FootJoy produce some of the best golf clothing on the market which is regularly seen being used on the professional tours. Those include some of the best golf shoes (opens in new tab) and the best golf gloves (opens in new tab) that money can buy.
Colors: 3 (Light blue; Dark blue; Papaya)
+ Great fit
+ Freedom of movement
+ Cool colorways
- Shorter cut sleeves feel slightly restricting when swinging
Ping are managing to thrive in the women’s golf apparel market and it’s garments like this that make me understand why. It manages to make stylish, appealing clothes that look good on all shapes and sizes which is a tricky feat to achieve. One of the reasons I enjoyed playing in this polo was because it had something which is so often missing from women’s tops and that is…length! I wore this underneath their mid-layer, tucked in and at no point did I need to re-tuck or feel it coming up when hitting a shot. The stylish cut also means it’s not too long to be worn untucked if desired.
Colors: 2 (Rose/White; White/Navy)
+ Cool colorway
- Short sleeves might be restricting
FootJoy are one of the most reputable brands in the golf industry. They make excellent golf shoes (opens in new tab), golf gloves (opens in new tab) and their golf shirts are also up there as some of the best in the business. The solid color body and dot print yoke make this an attractive shirt, along with the added detail of a discreet striped ribbon trim inside the neck and a FJ logo on the rear yoke. It is made in easy care, stretch fabric to minimize wrinkling with SPF 30 UV protection.
Colors: 1 (White)
+ Very lightweight
+ Easy to move in
- Some may be put off by the zip
- Only comes in white
Built to stretch and breathe, this crisp-looking shirt is designed from a moisture-absorbing, four-way stretch fabric that has mesh sleeves and vents for ultimate ventilation. A quarter zip and a low stand-up collar add flair and at a slightly cheaper price point, it's great value too. Adidas do some fantastic golf clothing, and their shoes range (opens in new tab) is particularly impressive. Pair one of these sneakers up with this shirt and you'll look very cool out on the course.
Colors: 7 (Royal Purple/White, Navy/White, Tahiti/White, Hot Pink/White, White/Navy, White/Green, White/Magenta)
+ Cool colorways
+ Excellent fitting shirt
- Some may not be a fan of the zip on the polo
Glenmuir offers a great selection of shirt colors and this includes Nadia that comes in no fewer than 7 color. Made in 100% performance polyester pique, the zip neck opens up to an anti-curl striped rib collar and contrast-shaped stitching detail on the front and back combines for an elegant look. Glenmuir produce some of the best golf tops (opens in new tab) in the game so if you're looking for a new golf shirt, be sure to check out Glenmuir's fantastic apparel range.
Colors: 7 (Navy, White, Red, Blue, Mint, Denim, Black)
+ Elegant look
+ Simple styling is great for all players
- Not the best fit for all golfers
Whatever women choose to wear on their bottom half, the Sedona has a color to match and an excellent value price makes this tailored shirt a wardrobe staple. It features Ping’s Sensorcool moisture moving technology for complete comfort, UPF 50+ protection and is low maintenance thanks to being crease resistant and quick drying. This shirt would work well with Ping's Selena shorts too which are featured in our guide on the best women's golf shorts (opens in new tab).
Colors: 7 (Light Green; Caviar; White; Dark Green; Peacoat; Red; Lilac)
+ Simple yet brilliant design
+ Great color choices
- Maybe lacking a bit of flare for some players
With seven colors to choose from and made in an easy care, technical fabric, the reasonably priced Swing Tech shirt is a wardrobe essential. The design is simple but stylish with princess seams, a knit collar and a five-button placket. On the back of the neck is a tonally embroidered Callaway Chev logo. Callaway are one of the best brands when it comes to producing golf gear, so why not kit yourself out with their full range of balls (opens in new tab), clubs (opens in new tab) and Callaway drivers (opens in new tab).
Colors: 1 (Black/Grey/White)
+ Very cool design
+ Small collar will be a favorite for some golfers
- Some may not be keen on the zip
Ellesse, as worn by British golfer Mel Reid, made its golf clothing debut in 2020. This sporty-looking top, that sets itself apart from other traditional golf gear and is designed with stretch and anti-bacterial fabric with moisture-wicking properties to keep women fresh and with a full range of motion. That makes it a great top to wear in warmer climates, but it looks good paired with any golf outfit. For that reason, why not twin it with a pair of the best women's golf shorts (opens in new tab) or one of the best women's golf hats (opens in new tab).
Colors: 2 (Navy; Deep Pink)
+ Great fit
+ Nice collar
- Some may be sceptical about the design
The soft-to-touch and super lightweight fabric make this regular-fit shirt really comfortable against your skin. It is also stretchy for optimum freedom of movement and at the same time offers UV protection to a factor of 20+. The standout all-over print sets it apart from plainer styles, but for more cool golf clothes, check out our best designer golf clothing guide (opens in new tab).
Colors: 1 (White)
+ Longer sleeves
+ Deep buttoned lapel
- Print pattern may only suit some golfers
The Elsie shirt has flattering cap sleeves and a slightly fitted waist for a fashionable and feminine look. A small stand-up collar, a button front and a contrasting print on the front and back yoke add distinction, and it is made with Daily Sports’ stretch Quick Dry material that allows women to stay comfortable for longer. If comfort's your game when golfing, take a look at our guide on the most comfortable golf shoes (opens in new tab) currently on the market.
Colors: 3 (Rosebud; White; Black)
+ Very cool collar and button-up style
+ Stylish pattern
- Not the best color options
An open V-neck and standard collar gives this cup-sleeved polo shirt a sporty, yet fashionable look. The stretch fabric makes it functional and breathable, and Drycool technology ensures all-around comfort. A lovely jacquard knitted mesh pattern on the shoulders provides better ventilation and a touch of extra style.
Colors: 2 (Navy Zebra; Grey Zebra)
+ Comfortable material
+ Great for mobility
- Some may not like the zebra pattern
This shirt lends itself to the on-trend animal print for a striking look. A plain knit collar and sleeve hems compliment the pattern nicely, along with snap fasteners on the five-button placket. The soft and stretchy recycled fabric is highly breathable to keep women comfortable and allow for an unhindered swing.
How we test golf clothing
Here at Golf Monthly, our testing for golf clothes is built upon a comprehensive process (opens in new tab) combined with the knowledge and expertise of the entire Golf Monthly test team, headed up by Katie Dawkins (opens in new tab) and Alison Root (opens in new tab), who lead all female golf equipment reviews. As far as the specific procedure goes, prior to testing, the team will usually attend product launches and meet with the manufacturer's R&D experts to understand the new technology in each piece of clothing.
When it comes to testing golf clothes, we head out to the course to try the shirt over a number of rounds on the UK's best courses. We look to try to use each item in as many different conditions as possible to give us the best feel of how these shirts perform in sun, rain and snow. We think it is vitally important to do both and continue to test the shirts so they have been comprehensively put to the test in many different conditions. It should also be mentioned that manufacturers cannot pay for a good review and we make our conclusions from the testing and our experiences.
What to consider when buying a polo shirt
There is a lot to consider when purchasing new golf shirts but we have some handy tips on several things you need to look out for to make sure you make the best purchase possible for you.
The first thing to consider is the size and fit of the shirt that you're buying. Obviously, you don't want your clothes to be too tight as that will restrict your movement on the course preventing you from playing your best golf. Whatever type of shirt you're buying whether that's a long sleeve shirt or short sleeve shirt, pick a size that looks good, isn't too loose fitting, but also gives you a full range of movement.
As golf styling is becoming more modern, brands are designing clothes that have a wide variety of colors, designs and fabrics that suit every golfer. From bright colorways to traditional patterns, there are plenty of colors available to you, so pick the color shirt that you like the most.
This is a vital consideration for any golfer as if you're constricted in your mobility then you're going to struggle to perform a full swing. Look for shirts that aren't too tight-fitting, but are also made of stretchy fabrics that can expand with your movements. One good thing to keep an eye out for is t-shirts that have panels on the sides that help you stretch up and down with the arc of your swing.
Particularly if you're playing in warmer climates, having polos that are breathable and keep you feeling fresh and aerated on the course are important to helping you stay cool and play your best golf. There's nothing worse than being hot and uncomfortable during your round, so for that reason, look to buy clothes that can keep you cool on the course.
Golf polo shirts don't come cheap, so try to find the a shirt that is going to last. Look for quality materials that wont stain, tear or shrink easily.
Some of the best golf clothes on the market provide players with a stylish look have practical features that can be used on the golf course. For more advice on what to wear on the course, take a look at our guides on the best women's golf polos, best women's golf pants and the best women's golf shirts.
Why do golfers wear polo shirts?
Golf is a traditionalist sport and some traditions must be maintained, that includes certain dress codes. Wearing a collar maintains a smart look, a presentable image and is meant to create a sense of professionalism when playing.
Should I keep my polo shirt tucked in when playing golf?
Golfers don't always have to keep their shirts tucked in when playing golf. Some traditional courses demand that players keep their shirts tucked in when playing golf, but the majority of courses won't mind if you play with your shirt untucked. In some instances, untucking your shirt can also help improve your mobility and reach higher in your backswing.
Should I wear long sleeve polo shirts or short sleeve polo shirts?
Depending on the weather conditions you can wear either long or short sleeve polo shirts whenever you want. Long sleeve shirts are great if you're playing in either hot or cold weather as they can keep you warm but also keep the sun off your arms. But it may be more advisable to wear a short sleeve polo shirt when it gets hot on the course. Ultimately it is always down to your own personal preference.