Anyone want to play a round? A round of rounding-up ALL the cute golf clothes? We love nothing more than a style challenge, especially when it comes from a reader! And it just so happens that I recently lost my golf shoes. True story. How does one lose golf shoes? Good question. I played a few rounds in my running shoes while the search continued, and then for Eva’s sake (of course) and my own lost shoes replacement, I gave in and just did all the fun golf shopping!
Hey there ladies!
Here’s a little challenge for you. My husband is golf OBSESSED and he’s trying to get me into it. I think I could maybe try but there’s one big thing standing in my way. The outfits that are “golf appropriate” and mostly sold in the shop are HIDEOUS. Any ideas on some cute golf ensembles that could get me excited to play?
Eva, we feel you. More men golf than women, so yes, the shops are primarily stocked for men. Oh, and stocked by them too. Which might explain a few things about the selection? Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are a few good (at stocking a pro shop with women’s clothes) men. I just don’t personally know any of those guys. Big kudos though to your awesome hubs for encouraging you to get into this fun thing called Golf-Obsessed with him; we all need a little motivation sometimes!
We’ve got you covered with ALL the cute and appropriate golf clothes, because hell yes, we all play better when we start out feeling like we at least look like we own the course! Here are 7+ ensembles to get you going, all perfectly appropriate, super-cute and well-tested.
Big Brimmed Visor // Black Shirt // Black Shorts // Fun Floral CleatsFuchsia Visor // Navy Dress+ Shorts // Glove // Fuchsia CleatsRed Bow Visor // Sport Trim Dress // Glove// White CleatsLavender Hat // Lavender Dress // Glove // Nike Air Floral CleatsGlove // Sleeveless Shirt // Shorts // Ecco Cleats
Golf Outfit Reviews & Details
If you prefer a more traditional fit for golf shoes (leather/flat bottomed) Ecco is my favorite brand for cute + comfort +waterproof + last forever. These are the ones I lost and got plenty of great wear from before doing so. They were a gift from my dad, and while I miss them, I personally prefer when my golf shoes fit more like my running shoes. My tired old injured knees appreciate the extra support too. I own both these Nikes and these Adidas (which are 30% off right now Code: SAVE30) and would have a hard time choosing a favorite between the two beyond the current sale price. Yes, sometimes we lose one thing and end up with two replacements, and fancy ourselves a golf shoe testing lab.
Golf requires lots of bending over. Bending over the ball and sticking your tush out to swing properly, digging in the tall grass for lost balls, climbing in and out of sand traps — you’ll also hopefully need to bend over the pull the ball out of the hole, 18 times. Dresses aren’t for everyone. But I love them. I have this Adidas dress. It is arguably the sexiest thing I wear on the course. It’s fitted and short, but it stretches well, and comes with shorts that you wear under it, so it’s safe. I probably also get away with that one b/c I have NO boobs. So that calms the whole appropriate thing to reasonableness.
I also have this Nike Dress. It’s so freaking pretty in a very modern way. Not at all clingy, super comfortable. Here’s the beauty and also the challenge of it though: it’s mixed-sport-lace in the skirt and back. So first of all, don’t forget the sunscreen on your back. And you’ll need some sport shorts under it, it doesn’t come with those. But it’s a great length and fun look! I will also likely add this dress to my collection soon. Arguably it pushes the appropriate line for golf b/c it doesn’t quite have a collar, but it’s beautiful, tasteful, and I don’t see anyone kicking you off the course for sporting it. It’s also long enough that you can get away without shorts under it. I’m 5’12”, 160 lbs, tiny framed for a giant, a lotta leg and zero boob. I have both dresses in a size small and they both have plenty of give, and I’m ordering the third one in the same size, now. Soon is apparently now. And while we’re at it, isn’t this one so pretty too? That one is also in my cart now too. Someone stop me, please? Eva, I blame you for this…in a good way and with love.
Luckily some progressive motion has expanded the range of legal collared golf shirts. There is no amount of sunscreen that will keep my Irish skin from taking some color over four hours baking in it. I have perma-golf tan lines that are worse even than my perma-Birkenstock feet tan lines. I’d rather have that awful line at my shoulder than halfway down my arm, so I prefer sleeveless collared shirts. Once upon a time, I only wore cotton Lacoste shirts. In time, I’ve grown to appreciate the more technical fabrics; they do breathe and wick and that helps any of them. This is my favorite without a full collar and this is my favorite with a full collar.
Shorts/ Skorts/ Skirts
I remember the first time I was going to play a very fancy course, going to their website to check to see exactly how long my shorts needed to be, and then having a fashion meltdown because NO shorts are that long on me, ever. Guess what? I have played more than a few rounds, all over the country, at all kinds of clubs and courses. No one has ever measured my shorts/skorts/skirts. Appropriate, that’s all they are really sticklers for. No t-shirts, no short shorts with crack cleavage and tush muffins, no belly shirts. Just plain old-fashioned, and also progressively more sport modern appropriate. That said, Adidas does this cool thing where the same shorts, which are also my favorites, come in 5″ and 7″ lengths. So choose the ones you are comfortable in. Mine are all 5″. Skorts are another favorite thing of mine, (on the golf course only!) They are a little more feminine in a nice way, without being a dress. And they are super-practical. My two in current rotation are below. I love that they pull up, have pleats (flip to the rear view) and pockets for the win!
Gloves & Hats
I don’t know anyone who golfs without a hat. Typically the sun is just too bright. Or if you are hardcore and play through the rain, it helps keep the wet out of your eyes. And anti-aging sun protection is a thing too. I love a visor most because it’s often hot, and that way my head breathes and my messy bun flies free. I included a few above, but honestly, I like to collect hats and visors from all the courses I play. It’s just a fun little thing to do and gets you out of the pro shops without having done too much damage in the spend department. Until I stumble on this cutie which is also, yup, now in a cart. Eeeevvvvaa! More super-cute hats and visors:
I’ll state the seemingly obvious for the beginners here: some people wear two gloves to gain more even tan lines, to protect their hands from sun damage, for a better grip, to avoid blisters, and a multitude of other reasons. Most people wear one glove. If you are a righty, the glove goes on your left hand, so choose a left-handed glove when you order. If you are a southpaw, then choose a right-handed glove when you order.
I submit my golf picks to Shana and she asks, “where are all the cute sunglasses?” Um, S, we don’t wear sunglasses when we golf.
That’s mostly true. They distort vision, are a distraction, and slip when you are doing all the keeping your head down while you swing. That said, there are a few pros, and a few ams that do wear sunglasses and those that do typically go with Oakleys, which have special lenses that won’t interfere with depth perception etc., Many people wear sunnies in between swings and then take them off to swing. That would just be way too much for me to keep track of and be trusted not to leave laying in the grass somewhere, so…hats on for me, but for you S, here ya go:
The community is the best part of this whole TME thing. The community and the shoes:-) When you have fashion challenges, we round-up, happily. Eva, I hope I did well by you here, sister! I am now, thanks in large part to you, far cuter on the course this season. Now let’s get out there and hit ’em long! And message me if you are in our hood and want to play an actual round of golf!
Ps: Another amazing reader wrote in a long time ago and asked for tips on getting started. We didn’t forget you! Stay tuned for my favorite balls, tees, bags, clubs and all the brilliant ideas on how to get started in a Golf Part Deux post, one day super soon. Getting dressed is for sure step one. Let’s do that and then we’ll get to the rest of it, like how to drive 220+ yards and sink a putt, which are arguably, the cutest things you can do on a golf course!
PPS: This one’s for the Pinners:PPPs: I Pin EVERYTHING too! It’s fun and helps me organize my thoughts. Follow along just for more fun and inspiration. And the workboard for the golf round-up is right here.