Best Women's Golf Clothes 2022

Take a look at some of our favourite women's golf clothes in this buyers guide

Best Women's Golf Clothes
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Best Women's Golf Clothes

Golf fashion has come on in leaps and bounds in the women's game over recent years, and the best women's golf clothes are now high in technology with plenty of variety of styles and colors to be had. From the catwalks to the fairways, brands follow trends so they can offer women versatile clothes that can be worn on and off the golf course.

Long gone is a simple pair of shorts or trousers matched with a polo shirt and plain sweater. Instead, we have the best golf tops (opens in new tab), base layers (opens in new tab), short, sleeveless and long-sleeved shirts (opens in new tab), capris, skorts, dresses, gilets, jackets, and so the list goes on. Even jumpsuits have made an appearance in the latest collections. 

Women's dress codes at most golf clubs require collard shirt or polo and a pair of non-denim trousers, shorts or a skirt. Of course, many golf clubs have relaxed dress codes and it is worth checking with the club you're playing at if they have a more specific dress code before you go and play. As for shoes, it's the same as men, so no boots, street shoes or sandals, and we'd recommend a specific golf shoe with good grip to help you out on course. Check out our guide on the best women's golf shoes (opens in new tab) for more examples.

Using technologically advanced fabrics, there are many different styles and colors on offer. Below we have put together a list of the best women's golf clothes to help more women perform at their best. We also recommend taking a look at some of our other buying guides such as the best golf accessories (opens in new tab), the best women's golf bags (opens in new tab), or if you are in the market for clubs, the best golf drivers for women (opens in new tab).

Best Women's Golf Clothes

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How we test women's golf clothes

Here at Golf Monthly, our testing for women's 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 item of clothing.

When it comes to testing golf clothes, we head out to the course to each item on 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 it performs in sun, rain and snow. We think it is vitally important to do both and continue to test the clothes 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 women's golf clothes

There is a lot to consider when purchasing new golf clothes 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 clothes 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 piece of clothing it is, 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 one 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 clothes 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 and mid-layers 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 shirts, mid-layers and jackets 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. Waterproofing

You never know when you'll get rain, snow or sun on the golf course, so it's always best to plan ahead to ensure you're ready to play in any condition possible. For that reason, buy clothing that is durable and resistant to the elements. Especially if you're purchasing a jacket or a mid-layer, look to buy clothing that is water resistant and can provide you with ample protection from the elements. 

Some of the best golf clothes (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), best women's golf pants (opens in new tab) and the best women's golf shirts. (opens in new tab)


What should you not wear when golfing?

While golf dress codes are being somewhat relaxed, there are still a few big no-no's that you shouldn't wear on the course. Some of those include denim shorts and jackets, jeans, cargo shorts, flip flops, vests or tank tops. 

Do I have to tuck my shirt in for golf?

No, you don't always have to tuck your shirt in. Some traditional courses may demand it as part of their rules, but the majority of courses will not mind. If in doubt, check the local club rules before you play.

Are leggings okay to wear when playing golf?

Wearing leggings is generally considered okay to wear at most golf courses. You may not be able to wear them at some traditional golf courses, but generally they are considered to be acceptable golfing attire by most clubs.