While tennis has its signature crisp whites and pleated skirts and dresses, the best golf clothes for women have been in need of a refresh from argyle socks and preppy V-necks. Thankfully, that has arrived, and these active styles are now pieces you might want to wear off the course, too.
Designers like Tory Burch, Malbon, and Byrdie Golf Social Wear are leaning into motifs that harken back to golf’s most stylish days (when golfers like Gary Player and Arnold Palmer sported cardigans, sweater vests, and trousers), but with sweat-wicking materials and more fashion-forward cuts. If you wish to take a more classic activewear approach, tried-and-true heritage labels such as Adidas, Nike, and Ralph Lauren are ready to take your wardrobe up a notch with their golf-ready takes on the best workout clothes for women.
Here, shop some of the best golf clothes for women on the market, from polished sweater vests and easy-to-wear dresses, to bucket hats and more— all of which you’ll want to sport even when you aren’t teeing up.
The Best Golf Clothes & Accessories for Women
Best Golf Dresses
A sporty dress is the workhorse of any golf wardrobe. It’s typically designed with a collar, above-the-knee hemline, and in a performance fabric (stretch cotton piqué, for example). From there, look for differentiating details like pleating, zippers, and piping that lend a preppy touch. You’ll find a classic golf dress from perennial favorites like Adidas (matching bike shorts included), or you can skew retro with a piece like Tory Burch’s contrast stitch polo dress.
Best Golf Accessories
Half the fun of dressing for a day of sport is the accessorizing. For golf, in particular, the opportunities to add playful touches to your look abound, beginning with the best workout shoes and a carry bag from Malbon x POTR. Other golf-specific pieces like gloves, club bags, and caddie towels can also lend a hand in crafting a stylish moment. Beyond that, curate general outdoor attire such as a straw visor or squeaky-clean white sneakers for Tory Burch.
Best Golf Jackets for Women
Because not every day can be 75 degrees and sunny, invest in a few signature jackets, sweatshirts, or sweaters that will complement your golf separates. Tory Burch’s take on the windbreaker this fall is a great place to start if you’re going more traditional, as is The Upside’s varsity cardigan. For a pop of a color, consider Adidas’ burgundy track jacket with bright blue piping—an editor-favorite from its ongoing collaboration with British designer Grace Wales Bonner. For warmth (and extra style points!), casually sling a sweater over your shoulders—we love The Upside’s or Trovata’s for their interesting detailing like stripes or embroidery.
Best Golf Vests for Women
The sweater vest feels emblematic of retro golf style with its striping, nostalgic color palettes, and perfectly slouched shape. Different riffs on plaid and argyle are in great supply this season, including at Ganni and Argent. Lacoste x Le Fleur’s sweater vest with its icy blue palette also feels right for a post-game lunch, perhaps paired with shorts or cropped trousers.
Best Golf Skirts for Women
The flit and flutter of a golf skirt can make the entire outfit sing. Other details, like prints, pleating, and especially a skort design, can also make a big difference. Tory Burch’s timeless plaid pattern looks great with black or white tops and knits. If you’re after something more classic, that’s the sweet spot for sportswear giants like Lacoste, with absorbent, lightweight stretch taffeta.
Best Golf Polos for Women
Is there any golf top more classic than a polo? You already know the answer is no. For a graphic moment, consider Nylora’s striped quarter-zip, which is made from stretch scuba fabric to hug your curves. Outdoor Voices’ cropped version pairs well with high-waisted skirts or pants (which you might also love for a surprise ab-reveal). Kule’s terrycloth polo is a great for a hot day; the towel-like fabric will instantly soak up sweat, while Tory Burch’s pointelle-knit makes for a charming and lightweight option you’ll be keen to sport with denim after your 18 holes are made.
Best Golf Pants for Women
If a golf skirt or dress isn’t quite right for you, consider one of the best golf pants. Full-length, cropped, slim-fit or with a little extra breathing room, choice abounds. Most designs tend to be made of a stretch-twill—a technical performance fabric that allows for flexibility and seamless movement on the course. Best part? They all come with side pockets large enough to hold a golf ball or phone—your choice.