Best Golf Polo Shirts 2024

What are the most comfortable, stylish, and sustainable golf polo shirts you can buy to keep you looking and feeling fresh in 2024?

Is there a better feeling than strutting up the middle of the fairway towards your ball, sunglasses down, one playing partner hacking through the trees on the left, the other fishing their ball out the water on the right? Perhaps if you were wearing a polo that was a bit more comfortable in this heat, but other than that, life is good.

Thankfully, with the increasingly extensive range of golf polo shirts entering the market over the last decade, there should be no excuse not to feel as fresh and ripped as your drive deserves. Advances in performance fabrics and a cultural shift toward golf apparel becoming more, dare I say… “with-it”, has meant there is now a myriad of different options to choose from, combining both style and functionality.

Best golf polo shirts: Our top picks

Peter Millar Solid Performance Jersey Polo – Best for work to course | BUY NOW – US | BUY NOW – UK

Ralph Lauren RLX Custom Performance Polo – Best for men’s premium quality | BUY NOW – US | BUY NOW – UK

Puma MATTR Polo – Best for summer golf | BUY NOW – US | BUY NOW – UK

Nike Dri-Fit Tour Camo Polo – Best for tour quality | BUY NOW – US | BUY NOW – UK

Under Armour Playoff 3.0 Polo – Best for all-round performance | BUY NOW – US | BUY NOW – UK

Peter Millar Women’s Chrissie Polo – Best for women’s premium quality | BUY NOW – US | BUY NOW – UK

A solid starting point is to decide what are you likely to be pairing the polo with. Perhaps a pair of smart golf trousers that allows you to head straight to the course from work? Or maybe it’s a pair of golf shorts and you require something more relaxed and better equipped for the heat.

Brooks Koepka wearing the Nike Dri-Fit Tour Camo polo shirt.

Once you have your ideal look in mind, then think about the functionality you require to keep you swinging freely. Are you looking for a breathable, moisture-wicking option, something warm and comfortable, durability, or perhaps the sustainability of the materials used is of most importance to you?

Whatever you decide, we think our guide to the best polo shirts in 2024 will have you (and the torso) covered!

Best Golf Polo Shirts: Men’s

A hybrid smart-casual polo for office and course settings

Best for work to course
Price: £80.00 / $95.00 RRP
The smart and simple Solid Performance Sean Polo by Peter Millar offers golfers a brilliant all-day option, which would look refined in a smart-casual work setting as well as acting as a flexible, moisture-wicking, and athletic performance polo during that evening round. The four-way stretch fabric is comfortable to wear and provides plenty of room for movement, whether you are in the office or out on the course.

Despite a fairly high RRP, the extensive color options and versatility of this polo will appeal to many golfers, particularly with its strong sun protection rating (UPF 50+). The polo shirt is finished with a three-button placket and a Sean self-fabric collar.


  • Smart looking polo
  • Moisture-wicking
  • UV protection (UPF 50+)


  • Requires hybrid use to extract value
Sizes S-2XL
Colors 17
Material 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex

A climate-conscious polo waiting for your name

Best for sustainability
Price: £30.00 / $55.00 RRP
The Adidas Performance Primegreen Polo offers an affordable and sustainable option for golfers that feel passionate about helping to tackle the climate crisis. Adidas has used 100% recycled polyester piqué (Preimegreen) to ensure that the polo is as environmentally friendly as possible. The polo is stretchy and flexible, offering comfort and maneuverability out on the course at an affordable price.

The polo is smart enough to double up as a shirt for less formal professional wear and has the classic looks you would expect from the sports clothing powerhouse. A novel optional extra with this polo is the chance for personalization, which will appeal to many.


  • 100% recycled materials
  • Stretchy and flexible
  • Personalization options


  • Plain styling might not suit flamboyant tastes
Sizes S-3XL
Colors 7
Material 100% recycled Polyester Piqué

A breathable, free-swinging polo that won't break the bank

Best for lower budgets
Price: £24.99 / $30.00 RRP
The Island Green Micro-Pique Polo is a very suitable option for anyone on a budget. Despite being at the lower end of the price spectrum, the polo does still offer a 4-way stretch fabric to ensure you can rotate fully through your swing without fear of being restricted before bouncing back into its original intended position.

The polo shirt is extremely lightweight, and breathable, and has been designed to dry quickly in case you get caught in a shower. The shirt has been finished with the Island Green logo embroidered on the left arm, a branded three-button placket, and is styled with a flat knit collar.


  • A very affordable price point
  • 4-way stretch fabric
  • Quick drying


  • Some may prefer a more fitted look
Sizes S-2XL
Colors 5
Material 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane

A premium golf polo sure to get heads turning

Best for premium quality
Price: £109.00 / $110.00 RRP
The Ralph Lauren RLX Custom Slim Fit Performance Polo is a luxury piece of attire that offers a classy and stylish look, through its custom slim fit and comfort, provided by the premium materials used. This polo is a perfect option for any golfer looking for a golf polo of the highest quality with a tailored fit.

The RLX polo offers a higher level of comfort and a sophisticated fit in comparison to the majority of other polos in this space, and will certainly allow you to stand out on the course regardless of your scorecard. The polo has been developed with moisture-wicking properties to help keep you cool and comfortable and provides sufficient maneuverability with its stretch fabric from recycled polyester.


  • Custom slim-fit
  • Premium material
  • Classy and sophisticated look


  • Requires hybrid use to extract value
Sizes XS-2XL
Colors 6
Material 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane

A tour-proven classic polo in a strong range of colors

Best for trademark collar
Price: £44.99 / $65.00 RRP
Golf apparel giants FootJoy offer their simple and elegant Stretch Pique Polo with distinctive trademark collar in 16 color options, and can be considered one of the best color choice polos. The colors available include a range of darker more subtle colors such as grey, black, white, and navy as well as bright and vibrant greens, blues, yellow and orange.

The garment is engineered with a moisture management system called ProDry and uses double-stitched seams and an easy-care system to ensure durability, avoiding shrinkage and wrinkling. Complete with SPF 30 sun protection, this athletic-fitting and tour-proven polo shirt deserves its popularity and sits at a sensible price point.


  • Easy care fabric
  • Good sizing range
  • A vast array of color options


  • The bold pointed collar may not appeal to all
Sizes XS-3XL
Colors 16
Material 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex

A classic and dependable polo in a vast array of colors

Best for color choice
Price: £40.00 / $55.00 RRP
Available in a multitude of colors, the Swing Tech Solid Polo from Callaway will be a highly popular choice for golfers looking for a dependable polo they can rely on to keep them fresh on the course. With so many colors on offer, golfers who opt for the Swing Tech Soilid may well want to stock up on a few so they can pick the color to match their mood on the day.

On the performance side, this polo offers many features you would expect from a brand of Callaway's reputation including their Swing Tech fabric designed specifically to maximize your range of motion on every swing. It has also been constructed with Opti-Dry technology to transfer moisture away from the body leaving you feeling cool and dry throughout your round.


  • Sizing and color availability
  • Lightweight Opti-Dri fabric
  • Swing Tech stretch fabric


  • Some may prefer a design with more patterns
Sizes XS-4XL
Colors 19
Material 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane

Impossible not to have fun in the sun wearing this polo

Best for summer golf

Rrp: $70.00

Price: $17.22
This Puma Golf Shirt screams summer with its dizzying combination of floral and geometric patterns. Puma’s lightweight, breathable MATTR material makes this polo perfect for tropical golf and boasts a UPF 40+ level of protection from the sun. In addition to this, the shirt is comprised of 92% recycled polyester which will appeal particularly to those that take sustainability into consideration when purchasing clothing.

Standing for cutting-edge Materials, Technology, and Research, Puma's MATTR golf range has been engineered to provide everything you need for on or off-the-course activities in sunny climes. The polo is moisture-wicking, fully breathable, and has been constructed with the same 4-way stretch fabric that many of the other polos in this guide have, allowing you to swing away without restriction.


  • Variety of fun prints
  • UPF 40+ sun protection
  • Sustainability conscious


  • Some will prefer a more serious look
Sizes S-2XL
Colors Multiple different prints
Material 92% recycled Polyester, 8% Elastane

Tour quality performance delivered with plastic waste in mind

Best for tour quality
Price: £64.95 / $80.00 RRP
The word that Nike feel describes the Dri-Fit Tour Camo best is "consistency." The polo has a stretchy fit and has been constructed with Nike's signature Dr-Fit technology that moves sweat away from your skin for quicker evaporation, helping you to stay dry and comfortable. An enhanced breathable mesh on the collar has been engineered providing you with a cool sensation around the neck area.

Another feature we appreciated was the versatility of the polo's length which enables you to wear the polo tucked or untucked depending on your preference. A further appeal to this polo is the use of recycled polyester from the one billion plastic bottles that Nike divert away from landfill and waterways each year.


  • Highly breathable
  • Sustainability conscious
  • A variety of micro and larger camo prints


  • Not so many vibrant colors on offer
Sizes XS-4XL
Colors 7
Material 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane

A breathable polo that ticks all the boxes

Best for all-round performance
Price: £50.00 / $65.00 RRP
If you are in the market for a breathable golf polo, then the Under Armour Playoff 3.0 could just be the one. The soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric is extremely lightweight, and durable, and offered comfortable wear throughout a hot day. In addition to having extremely efficient moisture-wicking properties, the polo is quick-drying and features a side vent for added aeration.

The 4-way stretch construction permits the necessary free-swinging flexibility you would expect from a quality golf polo shirt and incorporates UPF 40 protection for your skin. The polo is available in a range of bold prints, stripes, and block colors meaning it would be difficult to find something you really didn't like.


  • Extremely breathable
  • Snag-free finish
  • UPF 40 sun protection


  • There could be something for everyone here
Sizes XS-3XL
Colors 18 (varied designs)
Material 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

A Californian-inspired polo with chilled on-and off-the-course vibes

Best for relaxed look
Price: £79.99 / $99.95 RRP
Founded in 2007, TravisMathew draws its inspiration from the culture and lifestyle of Southern California’s surf, sand, and sun. This Beachside Stealth polo lives up to that billing with its camo pattern and hidden palm trees to create an easy laid-back look. Like all products in the TravisMathew range, this polo strikes a balance between functional comfort and superior style, enabling it to work off the course too.

Constructed in an eco-fabric, the shirt is soft, durable, quick-drying, and perhaps most importantly for golf, has good moisture-dispersing qualities. We appreciated the signature collar stay technology and wrinkle-resistant technology that kept the polo in shape throughout the round. It is finished with the TravisMathew logo on the left chest and a three-button placket.


  • Comfortable but functional
  • Holds shape well
  • Eco-fabric construction


  • Limited color options
Sizes S-2XL
Colors Grey, Blue, Black, White
Material 56% Pima Cotton, 44% recycled Polyester

A sophisticated performance polo with the personality to match

Best for performance with personality
Price: £90.00 / $118.00
On a mission to merge fashion with sport, Greyson has hit the nail on the head with this sophisticated sateen-finished printed polo that if you look closely, the hidden wolf will appear in the details. We think this polo is full of sophistication and perfect for the modern lifestyle, allowing you to make a statement on and off the course.
The polo is constructed from an antimicrobial, quick-drying fabric that also includes a level of AV AB protection from the sun, and has sufficient stretch, enabling restriction-free swinging. If you’re looking for a premium golf polo that packs a punch in the personality department then this is it.


  • Sophisted and interesting prints
  • Decent performance credentials
  • Versatile use


  • More breathable options are available
Sizes S-2XL
Colors 6
Material 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex

Best golf polo shirts: Women’s

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Best for sustainability
Price: £30.00 / $55.00 RRP
In similar fashion to the men’s best sustainable golf polo, the women’s Adidas Performance Primegreen polo can be considered the best option for those aiming to minimize their contribution to climate change, without having to sacrifice breathability and comfort. The polo has a soft and lightweight feel to guarantee comfort all day, with the simple but appealing range of block color options ensuring the polo does not look out of place in the clubhouse.

The polo is stretchy and flexible, offering comfort and maneuverability out on the course, and is smart enough to double up as a shirt for more social occasions or casual professional wear. As with the men's version, there is the option to personalize this polo for an additional cost.


  • Soft and lightweight
  • Good maneuverability
  • 100% recycled construction


  • Simple design may be too plain for some
Sizes XS-2XL
Colors 8
Material 100% recycled Polyester Piqué

A sleeveless polo made to perform with eco-driven materials

Best for summer golf
Price: £19.99 / $32.99 RRP
If you are in the market for a low-cost sleeveless shirt or perhaps want to buy a few in a range of colors, then this Freedom Pique polo from Greg Norman will be an attractive option. For the money, this garment offers exceptional value with its moisture management and anti-odor technologies that promote comfortable and fresh wear. There is no risk of your swing feeling restricted in this polo.

Furthermore, this Greg Norman polo has been made to perform with natural, repurposed, and recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly choice. A strong range of color options is on offer with this polo that has been finished with a tailored collar and a signature embroidered 4-color Shark logo on the left chest.


  • Moisture management
  • Anti-odour technology
  • Eco-friendly construction


  • Not a viable winter option
Sizes XS-XL
Colors 12
Material 91% Polyester, 9% Elastane

Signature Peter Millar performance fabric with an elegant silhouette

Best for premium quality
Price: £80.00 / $100.00 RRP
When considering premium options within golf attire, Peter Millar is always right up there in the conversation. This Chrissie short-sleeved polo offers a competitive level of performance with its four-way stretch, quick dry, easy care fabric which also has inbuilt UPF 50+ protection from harmful rays. Its simple and smart appearance will appeal to those looking for a multi-use polo that looks the part off the course as well.

While maintaining all the high-performance features you expect from a premium polo shirt at this price point, the Chrissie has an effortless elegance to it that can only be appreciated once worn. The flat-knit collar and hidden zip placket for the quarter zip closure add a classy finish.


  • Premium quality fabric
  • Elegant style
  • UPF 50+ sun protection


  • Limited color options
Sizes XS-XL
Color Black, Blue, White, Lavender
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A highly breathable sleeveless polo with an athletic-fitting shape

Best for breathability
Price: £54.99 / $78.00 RRP
The FootJoy Mesh Back Sleeveless Lisle provides an excellent level of breathability through its mesh back (hence the name), as well as moisture-wicking technology which draws moisture away from the body making it a perfect women’s summer option. To create the perfect fit, FootJoy has designed this polo with a flattering curved front and rear yoke with side panels.

The main body fabric is constructed with FootJoys's ProDry lightweight stretch material meaning that full and effortless rotation through your ball never comes into question. The easy-care fabric minimizes wrinkling, and if you are happy with one of the four colors on offer, then this sleeveless Lisle is well worth considering.


  • Superb breathability
  • Flattering fit
  • Moisture-wicking technology


  • Limited to hot weather golf
Sizes XS-XL
Colors White, Navy, Black, Red
Material 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex / 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex

A popular long-sleeved option for those in-between days

Best for long-sleeved fit
Price: £44.95 / $62.00 RRP
The Dri-Fit Victory is not the first iteration of this long-sleeved polo from the American apparel giant, which shows its popularity among the women's golfing community. The top is constructed from Nike's tried and tested Dri-Fit technology which is lightweight, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying to help keep you comfortable both on and off the course.

This polo will appeal most to those who play regularly in climates where it's regularly too cold for a short-sleeved polo or vest, but too mild to layer up with a jacket or mid-layer. The sleeves contain hidden thumbholes at the cuffs and the polo is finished with a classic self-fold collar, four-button placket, and signature Nike swoosh.


  • An excellent long-sleeved option
  • Constructed with Nike's proven Dri-Fit technology
  • Comfortable off-course wear


  • Slim-fit styling might not appeal to all
Sizes XS-2XL
Colors White, Green, Doll, Black, Blue
Material 100% recycled Polyester

Best Golf Polo Shirts: Buying Guide

How to choose the best golf polo shirt?

The polo shirt is at the forefront of any golfer’s outfit, an opportunity for you to make a statement, or to complete a classy and sophisticated look with something a bit more subtle. There is a range of variables worth considering when choosing a polo to complete your look on the course. We have put together a list of a few important aspects to consider when purchasing your next golf polo.


Golf polos can be picked up for as little as $25 / £20 at one end of the spectrum and surpass $125 / £100 at the other, heavily linked to the technology used in the creation of the garment as well as the brand name. It is important to first set a budget before searching for different options, this narrows down your search and will help you find a shirt that is financially appropriate for you as a buyer.

Fit and Sizing

It is vitally important before making a purchase that you ensure the golf polo fits you correctly, as it is crucial that the shirt allows movement when swinging. Sizes vary from brand to brand, so the best way to guarantee that a polo fits you well is to try it on before buying.


How a golf polo feels is arguably the most important aspect of the purchasing decision. With a wear time of over 4 hours often required, guaranteeing that you will be comfortable for the duration of your round should be one of the key factors to consider.


Value for money and cost per wear are both factors that should be considered when purchasing a new polo. Opting for a more sleek and casual look as opposed to a sporty one may be an option for you if versatility is an important factor, allowing you to get good wear both in professional and social settings.


Do you want your polo to be low maintenance or are you prepared for it to require a higher level of care? For example, most 100% polyester shirts will require no ironing meaning that they are great to take in a bag or suitcase. Considering when and where you will be using the polo will help determine the level of care that you are willing to give.


This is particularly important when playing in those summer months. Choosing a polo that has breathable fabric will ensure a more comfortable wear throughout the round. Furthermore, moisture-wicking technology will help keep you dry, contributing to the comfort of the shirt.

Best Golf Polo Shirts: FAQs

Are golf polos different than regular polos?

Yes, golf polos do differ from regular polos. Golf polos are usually made with lighter, more breathable, and flexible fabric to allow for movement when swinging and are comfortable and cooler to wear throughout a round.

What makes a high-quality polo shirt?

Cotton polo shirts will offer the best drape, however, polyester polos provide more durability. A 50/50 hybrid blend of the two is recommended by polo shirt manufacturers.

Why do people wear polo shirts when playing golf?

Polo shirts are worn when playing golf to adhere to the dress code of most golf clubs, requiring a collar and tucked shirt when out on the course. This has been a tradition upheld for a number of decades.

Do you tuck in a polo shirt golf?

The golf polo is typically meant to be tucked in. This usually is required to comply with the dress code of the majority of golf clubs.

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About the author

Ross Tugwood is a Golf Equipment Writer for Today's Golfer.

Ross Tugwood
Senior Digital Writer

Ross Tugwood is a golf equipment writer for, specializing in data, analytics, science, and innovation. He’s also an expert in golf apparel and has a keen interest in sustainability.

Ross is passionate about optimizing sports performance and has a decade of experience working with professional athletes and coaches for British Athletics, the UK Sports Institute, and Team GB.

He has post-graduate degrees in Performance Analysis and Sports Journalism, enabling him to critically analyze and review the latest golf equipment and technology to help you make better-informed buying decisions.

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