Best Ralph Lauren Golf Polos

A look at some of the best polo shirts from Ralph Lauren

Best Ralph Lauren Golf Polos
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Ralph Lauren apparel is renowned for its style and high-quality performance so all of golf won when the brand decided to make golf gear. 

Having previously worked with Justin Thomas, and continuing to do so with Billy Horschel, Ralph Lauren has the RLX and Polo Golf lines which offer something slightly unique from one another. 

For the polos below, Polo Golf is all about classic style and simplicity whereas the RLX range seeks to update those classic aesthetics and update them with performance-driven design. 

Acknowledging all of this, below we take a look at some of the best designs from the brand, split it into the RLX line, and the Polo Golf line.

A golf polo is an important thing to get right because they have to be able to deal with hot and cold conditions, sweat and breathability, all the while remaining comfortable. They must also make sure our swings are unhampered and free, not to mention they have to look the part, too.

We are confident the models below deliver in all of these ways so check them out. 

Additionally, if you want to complete the ensemble, we recommend checking out some of our other buying guides on the best golf tops and also best golf trousers, so you can get the entire outfit right.

Best Ralph Lauren Golf Polos

RLX Golf Shirts

Ralph Lauren RLX Tech Pique Polo Shirt

Ralph Lauren RLX Tech Pique Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 1

We think this polo looks great, as you would expect from Ralph Lauren, but it is also lightweight, stretchy, moisture-wicking, and a design worthy of inclusion on this list of the best designer golf clothing.

ralph lauren rlx airflow polo

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Ralph Lauren RLX Airflow Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: Various styles available

The Airflow polo is one of the most popular in the RLX range because it offers comfort for all day wear. It is constructed with lightweight fabric so you don’t feel weighed down, stretch fabric so you can move with ease, moisture wicking fabric to prevent sweat build up, and UV protected fabric to keep the skin safe from harmful sunrays.

Not only that but it is available in lots of difference designs, such as the striped version we like above, or a more block color design.

Ralph Lauren RLX Printed Airflow Polo Shirt

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Ralph Lauren RLX Printed Airflow Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 1

You can also get the Airflow in a printed design like the one above. This new design which features a repeating pattern of palm trees & cocktails really looks good in the blue lagoon color. 

Obviously, with the Airflow name it has the respective technology built in, to help you stay cool, dry and comfortable. It also stretches nicely when needed. 

Ralph Lauren RLX Stripe Performance Pique Polo Shirt

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Ralph Lauren RLX Stripe Performance Pique Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 3

Our final RLX pick is this striped polo which is available in three colors. 

RLX branding is featured in several locations to provide a tour inspired look, while the lightweight technical pique fabric is soft to the touch with moisture wicking properties for extreme comfort in performance. 

The rib knit collar & cuffs are also a nice touch.

Polo Golf Shirts

Polo golf stripe profit polo

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Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Stripe Profit Performance Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 3

One of our favorite polos of any kind is this classically striped model in the Polo Golf range. All three colors (blue, green, pink), look fantastic whilst the blend of Pima cotton with polyester and elastane gives a stretchy feel. 

The quality of the stitching and versatility of this polo really sends it over the top as well.

Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Classic Polo Shirt

Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Classic Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 8+

Keep things simple but stylish with this classic polo from Ralph Lauren. 

It has a cotton rich construction with a little extra stretch to help you during the swing and it is no understatement to say the design works with pretty much any outfit.

It also helps that there are loads of colors to choose from as well. 

Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Stripe tour polo

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Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Stripe Tour Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 4

Knit with long-staple cotton, this piqué Polo shirt wicks away moisture to help keep you cool, dry, and comfortable.

The subtlety of the striped design really looks good in all four colors as well.

Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Bear Shirt

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Polo Golf Ralph Lauren Bear Polo Shirt

Specifications
Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 3

Our final pick on this guide is the famous Bear polo. 

It is constructed with breathable mesh, allowing air to reach the skin to help prevent sweat build up. Additionally the cotton fabric is durable enough to be worn, and importantly washed, all the time so this could fast become your favorite polo. 

It also has nice little details as well, such as the side slits, ribbed collar and sleeves, and the bear embroidery on the chest.

For more polo shirt buying advice check out our guides on the best golf polo shirts or best men's golf shirts as well. 

How we test golf shirts

At Golf Monthly we pride ourselves on our honest, insightful and comprehensive content, and our testing procedure reflects that for all golf products, not just golf polos.

In terms of specifics, with polos we would be given samples and then put them to the test out on the golf course in different conditions.

This testing often takes place over a number of rounds, and we often put products to the test off the golf course as well to see how versatile they are.

The final point we wanted to mention is no manufacturer can buy a good review because our testing team seeks to be as honest, and transparent as possible.

How to choose the right polo 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 before purchasing.

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 polos come in lots of sizes so be wary of getting something that isn't fitting correctly for you.

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. Of course, several of the models above have been designed with all of these facets in mind.

Design - Striped? Floral? An all-over print? As the Ralph Lauren models above show, 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.

Price - Of course the price is always something people should think about. There is great value to be had with the models above but there are also more premium models for those wanting to spend a little more. Put simply, there is something for everyone.

We hope you enjoyed this guide to the best golf polo shirts. For more buying advice, check out the Golf Monthly website.

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