Luke is an avid weekend-warrior golfer from the East Coast who plays golf more than he cares to admit.
Whether you’re new to the sport of golf or you’re simply in need of some new clothing ideas for what to wear while golfing – we’re sure that you’ll agree with us when we say that, when it comes to golf, understanding what to wear can be pretty difficult, to say the least!
Depending on what type of golfing course you are going to be playing on, rules regarding appropriate golfing attire can vary from course to course.
If you’re planning to train or attend a session, it’s likely that you will be able to wear something a little more informal. But, if you’re going to be entering a tournament, then the attire rules are likely going to be stricter.
By doing a little bit of research surrounding what type of golf attire you should wear for each course you find yourself taking on, you will be able to ensure that you are able to play each golf game in style and comfort, while also ensuring that you are following any clothing rules.
Let’s jump right on in.
Appropriate Women’s Golf Attire: Tops
To help ensure that you know exactly what to wear, we are going to be separating this guide into clothing categories – beginning with tops. So, what type of tops can you wear if you are planning on playing golf?
Well, when it comes to choosing what type of top to wear for golf, one of the most common pieces of clothing that many LPGA women opt to wear is a simple polo top.
This is typically the most common type of top that many women will choose to wear when they are training or playing a relaxed, informal game of golf with friends, family or even their coach.
If you’re in need of some tops that are going to be a little more formal, then you won’t steer wrong with opting to wear a golfing collared top.
These come in both long sleeve and short sleeve styles, and are accepted at almost all golfing courses around the country as well as for most golfing tournaments.
In addition to this, if you would like to layer up, then we’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear that golf jackets, sweaters and pullovers are all acceptable options for you to consider wearing to stay nice and toasty warm.
Appropriate Women’s Golf Attire: Bottoms
Now that we have a better understanding of what types of tops you can wear for golf, we are now going to be taking a closer look at the different types of bottoms that you will be able to wear as appropriate golfing attire.
For the most part, when it comes to playing golf, you have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. These are the following:
- Golf skorts
- Golf shorts
- Golf pants
- Golf slacks
All of these are appropriate options for you to wear in golf courses as well as in golfing tournaments.
Of course, if you are going to be practicing golf at home or attending an informal training session, you might be able to wear alternative clothing such as comfortable gym wear.
If you do not like the sound of any of the options that we have listed for you above, another clothing option available for you to consider wearing is a golfing dress.
Many women find golfing dresses to be a super comfortable and non-restrictive clothing option to wear while playing, so if you’ve never worn one before, this might be a great clothing choice for you to look into.
Appropriate Women’s Golf Attire: Footwear
Now that we’ve covered tops and bottoms, we’re sure that you might now be keen to learn more about what type of footwear is going to be suitable for your golfing games and sessions!
As far as footwear is concerned, you’ll need to make sure that you are wearing golf shoes, and these come in either spike or non-spiked styles.
As a side note, please keep in mind that metal spiked golf shoes are banned at pretty much every golf course in the country.
Even though you can still buy them, we recommend that you opt for golfing shoes that feature plastic or rubber spikes to prevent being turned away from golf courses.
Appropriate Women’s Golf Attire: Accessories
Last but certainly not least, the final clothing option that you might be interested in adding to your golf wardrobe is accessories!
While accessories are more of “optional” clothing attire to consider, we recommend the following golfing accessories for both safety and comfort:
On sunny days, sunglasses will come in handy! Not only will they be able to protect your eyes from the sun, but they will also help to ensure that you do not encounter any visibility issues.
Another accessory that you should consider investing in are golfing gloves. Golfing gloves are great for grip, especially when it’s raining!
For safety reasons, wearing a high-visibility vest will help to ensure that other people can clearly see you.
Even though there’s no denying that it can be pretty difficult to understand what type of clothing is going to be counted as appropriate golf attire – now that you have taken the time to read through our guide, we hope that we have been able to point you in the right direction.
For the most part, you should find that all of the clothing options we have listed above will be suitable for your gold games and sessions.
Although, if you want to make sure that the clothing you are wearing is absolutely appropriate for where you are going to be playing – we recommend that you check in with the course you will be playing at to ensure that you are following the attire rules. Thanks for reading, and goodbye for now.