Fact: We’re living in a golden age of stellar golf fashion. And in the category of golf shirts, gone are the dark days in which your average golfer had to settle for a bunch of overly baggy, unflattering numbers he or she picked up for too much money from the racks of a pro shop. Right now, you’ll find an influx of style-savvy designers and new brands online that are turning out beautifully crafted, form-fitting shirts that are entirely shaking up the golf apparel industry.
Not only are young brands like Greyson Clothiers, Rhoback, and Bad Birdie churning out next-level golf polos, but they’re also pushing the longstanding industry stalwarts such as Adidas and Nike to up their games, too. (And with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, and even Kate Upton routinely rocking some of these hot new brands, trust they’re stylish enough for even the most sartorially inclined golfers.) Be it bold and vibrant or classic and understated, here are 15 golf shirts sure to keep your style score well under par this spring. And if you’re looking for great places to flash your new duds, here are The 9 Hardest Golf Holes in America.
G/FORE Narrow Stripe Polo
$125; buy now at gfore.com
Though most can only dream of slipping on the Masters Champion jacket at Augusta, anyone can add a little green to their closet this spring with the G/FORE Narrow Stripe Polo.
A cutaway collar, contrast-color placket, and modern cut yield a polished look, while the lightweight fabric is certain to keep you cool, even over the slickest downhill putts.
Original Penguin Memphis Print Golf Polo
$89; buy now at originalpenguin.com
After a hiatus, Original Penguin is back and making a splash in the golf scene. With a slimmer fit and a fun, eye-catching design, the Memphis Print Polo is sure to set you apart at your club, too.
Bonobos M-Flex Golf Polo
$68; buy now at bonobos.com
With multiple fit options (slim and standard, which, in Bonobos, is still slimmer than most brands) and a two-button placket, the Bonobos M-Flex Golf Polo offers a clean and simple way to look good on the course. You’ll find a wide range of color options to choose from, too, but we’re partial to the Heather Bright Blue. It seems fitting for spring.
Greyson Angel Tears Polo
$110; buy now at greysonclothiers.com
With an experienced designer—Charlie Schaefer, the former SVP of design at Ralph Lauren—leading the pack, few do creative polos better than Greyson Clothiers. Though there are a number of bold prints to choose from, the Greyson Angel Tears Polo offers a more subtle print option, perfect for any golfer’s spring shirt arsenal. A four-button placket and contrast colored jersey collar elevate this thing into the stratosphere. One note, however: those in search of a more tailored fit would be advised to size down.
J. Lindeberg Eddy TX Jersey Polo
$110; buy now at jlindebergusa.com
The Eddy TX Jersey Polo is sewn from the ever-popular (and breathable) TX jersey fabric, features a flattering slim fit, and is highlighted by a single, bold JL stripe across the chest. For those wanting to bring the heat with a premium athletic aesthetic, look no further than this J. Lindeberg polo. And if you’re looking to constantly play under par, steal these 5 Clever Tricks That Will Boost Your Golf Game.
G/FORE Woman’s Tipped Polo
$125; buy now at gfore.com
The guys aren’t the only ones benefiting from the latest wave in golf style. This G/FORE Tipped Polo is perfect for the ladies, with a fine tech fabric and shorter sleeves lending a feminine touch.
Criquet Players Shirt
$79; buy now at criquetshirts.com
Inspired by the vintage golf polos of yesteryear (think Jack and Arnie circa 1960), the Players Shirt offers a modern take on the old-school polo. Featuring super-soft organic cotton and removable collar stays, these polos work just as well at a backyard BBQ as they do on a crisp spring round.
Holderness & Bourne Maxwell Shirt
$88; buy now at fairwaystyles.com
If you’re in search of that traditional striped golf polo, but want something with a sound fit, turn to the Holderness & Bourne Maxwell Shirt. This bengal striped performance polo features a reinforced collar and a cooling fabric for a smart, classic golf look ideal for even the hottest days.
Uniqlo Men Airism Short-Sleeve Polo
$29.90; buy now at uniqlo.com
As golf season rolls around, everyone needs a collection of crisp, solid-colored polos to build looks around. This year, reach for the Uniqlo Airism Short-Sleeve Polo, which is available in four tried-and-true tones: white, light blue, olive, and navy (pictured). The button-down collar adds a nice touch of detail, while the price tag certainly makes this one of the best valued polos in all of golf. It’s the type of shirt best picked up in bulk.
Hedge Women’s Cassandra Polo
$110; buy now at hedgenewyork.com
This elegant women’s polo features a rounded collar, cap sleeves, and buttons on the back, making it a smart and sleek option for the course. Plus the light-and-airy Hedgerose color works great for the spring months ahead.
Rhoback Oslo Polo
$79; buy now at rhoback.com
Among the recent up-and-comers, Rhoback has created a great line of polos for those with a truly active lifestyle. Beyond the great performance fabric of the Oslo Polo, a design meant to be tucked or untucked means you can rock this polo for all your favorite spring activities.
Travis Matthew Sandy Aigo Polo
$89; buy now at travismathew.com
The brand synonymous with the SoCal culture has created this great San Diego-inspired shirt, complete with a lightweight fabric and a stylish chest pocket. The Sandy Aigo polo is sure to break up the basic stripes and solids cluttering your current closet.
Foray Women’s Core 2.0 Sleeveless Polo
$95; buy now at foraygolf.com
As the temperatures eventually start to heat up, this sleeveless polo by Foray Golf should be front-and-center in every woman’s golf closet. An ultralight, wrinkle-resistant Italian jersey fabric, slim silhouette, and bonded button placket are bound to make this piece a go-to favorite.
G/FORE Wide Stripe Polo
$125; buy now at gfore.com
True to form, the G/FORE Wide Stripe Polo brings a unique option to your golf arsenal. This color-block polo is ripe with colors, and is just bold enough to spice up your favorite black trousers.
Bad Birdie Salty Savage Polo
$72; buy now at badbirdiegolf.com
If you’re in that “let’s not take golf too seriously” category, then Bad Birdie polos might be just for you. This brand lends a fresh perspective on golf apparel, delivering fun, colorful and downright daring designs like the spring-ready Salty Savage polo.
Jordan Griggs is an avid golfer, travel enthusiast, and founder of the site The Dapper Drive.