Best Women's Golf Shirts 2024

After extensive testing, we have put together this handy guide on our favorite women's golf shirts on the market right now.

Best Women's Golf Shirts
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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. 

The best modern golf clothing offers up versatility in that it can be worn both on the golf course and in your day-to-day life. So whether you prefer a plain or patterned style, bold or soft color, standard or mock collar, zip or buttoned placket, regular or slim fit, there are plenty of styles to chose from, and below are some of the best golf polo shirts  to consider, as tested by our team of female contributors. Alternatively, make sure you check out our guides to the best women's golf clothes, best women's golf shoes and best women's golf bags too, for all the latest ladies golf apparel. 

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Alison Root

Alison Root has over 25 years experience working in media, predominantly dedicated to women's golf. She is a respected voice across all areas of the game and has tested many women's golf products.

Best Women's Golf Shirts

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How we test golf clothing

Here at Golf Monthly, our testing for golf clothes is built upon a comprehensive process combined with the knowledge and expertise of the entire Golf Monthly test team, headed up by Katie Dawkins and Alison Root, 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. 

How to choose a golf 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.

1. Size

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.

2. Colors

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.

3. Mobility

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.

4. Breathability

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.

5. Durability

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. 

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Alison Root

Alison Root has over 25 years experience working in media and events, predominantly dedicated to golf, in particular the women’s game. Until 2020, for over a decade Alison edited Women & Golf magazine and website, and is now the full-time Women's Editor for Golf Monthly. Alison is a respected and leading voice in the women's game, overseeing content that communicates to active golfers from grassroots through to the professional scene, and developing collaborative relationships to widen Golf Monthly's female audience across all platforms to elevate women's golf to a new level. She is a 16-handicap golfer (should be better) and despite having had the fantastic opportunity to play some of the best golf courses around the world, Kingsbarns in Scotland is her favourite.