How to Create the Perfect Golfing Outfit

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Golfing has long been a popular tradition in America. In fact, a 2015 study found that 45% of the world’s golf courses are found in the United States.

But if you’re new to the sport, it can be hard to know what exactly to wear to the course.

Don’t worry! That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you create the perfect golfing outfit.

Read on to learn more.

Golfing Outfit Basics

If you’re golfing at a city course, many times you can wear whatever you want. You will often find ladies playing in jeans and a simple t-shirt at these courses.

However, at private, semi-private, or resort courses, this is usually not allowed. At these courses, there is a dress code, ensuring that proper golf attire is worn by all players.

Each course may have some differences, but the dress codes are fairly standard across the board. Here are some tips you should follow to create the perfect golf outfit.


When it comes to tops, the standard for women is a blouse, either with or without sleeves. By far the most popular top for females is a polo. These are usually very breathable and come in a variety of fabric choices.

Polos are also available with various design options, including:

  • Short or long sleeve
  • V-neck or crew neck
  • Button or zip

Since they have become so popular, manufacturers have started making them in all types of patterns in addition to solid colors. Some options are stripes, floral, and geometric patterns. All of these are allowed at the course.

Tops not allowed: T-shirts or tank tops

Sweaters or Jackets

Since golfing happens throughout the year, its common to see sweaters or jackets on the green. Layers are very common and a smart idea.

Some of the most common varieties include:

  • Vests
  • Sweaters
  • Light jackets
  • Windbreakers
  • Collared button-down shirts

Jackets not allowed: Denim jackets, hoodies, or sweatshirts


On warm days, the best option for bottoms is capris or shorts. Another popular option is a skort, which is a skirt and shorts combined. There are even golf dresses available.

In spring or fall, slacks are the preferred bottom because of the added warmth. Being too cold could adversely affect your game.

Bottoms not allowed: Sweats, track pants, or jeans

Socks and Footwear

Golf shoes are a given and required for most courses. Make sure, however, that your spikes are non-metal.

If you’re sporting longer pants, opt for mid-calf lengths socks in a matching color. If you’re not sure how to match super well, don’t worry. There are plenty of color matching guides out there.

With shorts, dresses, or skorts, the most popular sock options are low or no-show socks.

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve read these tips on how to create the perfect golfing outfit, the next step is simple! It’s time for you to try it out.

Spend some time thinking about the pieces you already have and what else you need and then start shopping! Check out our wide variety of designer golf clothing.

And contact us if you have any questions!