When the sun finally gets its hat on, you’ll need a golf polo shirt that combines style, high-performance and short sleeves to ensure ‘pique’ performance on the golf course.
Golf polo shirts have changed a lot in the last decade thanks to performance fabrics, a variety of fits and modern tech.
Now they are designed to deal with extreme temperatures, manage sweat, remain breathable, look good, provide ultimate comfort and ensure we can swing freely!
But don’t forget, good layering is key to good performance on the golf course, so be sure to check out our guides to the best golf sunglasses, base layers, golf mid layers and waterproof golf jackets and thermal jackets.
And if you're looking for a present for a loved one then check out our guide to the Best Gifts for Golfers.
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The best golf polo shirts for men
RRP: £79 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Navy/Red, Black/Yellow, Blue Bell/Navy| Sizes: S-2XL
Galvin Green have been at the top of the polo shirt game for well over a decade, it’s nice to see prices have dropped a fraction just recently too. We're also huge fans of the Galvin Green Links-inspired collection.
Extremely breathable, the Mitchell gives a classy look for when the sun is shining. The shirt features a Cool Layer with Ventil8 Plus Technology and an anti-bacterial design to keep you comfortable on the course.
Made from 97% polyester and 3% elastane the Mitchell allows you complete freedom in your swing along with UV Factor 20+ protection to keep you safe in the sun and a quick dry feature for those really warm days or if you get caught in a shower.
2. Ping Men's Romy golf polo shirt
RRP: £50 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Snorkel Blue, Marine Blue, Silver| Sizes: S-3XL
The Romy is 100% polyester and uses Moisture Moving With Sensor Cool fabric, so it’s great at keeping you cool, fresh and dry on those (rare) warm British summer rounds. It’s also crease-resistant, which is handy if you plan on stuffing it into a suitcase for a golf break anytime soon.
Worn on tour by Ping staff players, the polo features a Ping logo on the shoulder and is designed to offer maximum comfort and freedom. It is more durable than a standard pique design and offers UPF 50+ Protection.
RRP: £50 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Carbon/Black, Crew White/Navy | Sizes: XS-2XL
When it comes to taking care of the environment, adidas seem to be doing more than any other golf brand.
They’ve pledged to not have any virgin polyester in their clothing or shoes by 2025, which is exactly why the Micro-Stripe is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials.
The HEAT.RDY polo maximises airflow to help keep you cool and dry on the course.
RRP: £55 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Blue/White/Navy, Grey/Navy/White, Red/White/Charcoal, Charcoal/Black/White, Navy/White/Red | Sizes: S-3XL
FootJoy are kings of the relaxed country club look, with 25 different polos on their website this year. The Block Lisle is just the sort of smart-casual most golfers are after on the golf course and we love the variety of colour combinations on offer.
Made from lightweight twill weft stretch fabric, the polo has a modern, tapered fit cut and uses moisture wicking technology to keep you dry.
Combining 88% polyester and 12% spandex ensures the Block Lisle lets you swing with freedom while the easy care fabric minimises creasing and provides SPF 30 UV protection.
RRP: £65 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Blue, Pink | Sizes: S-2XL
A brilliant option for when – if – it’s really hot. Under Armour’s Iso-Chill fabric is cool to touch even when the sun is baking.
Iso-Chill technology disperses your body heat, while the four-way stretch construction lets the polo move easily in every direction during the swing.
We like the low-profile micro collar and the anti-odour tech, which prevents the growth of smell-causing microbes
Expect a looser, fuller cut.
RRP: £32.95 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Bright White, Caviar | Sizes: S-2XL
Compared to lots of the competition, Callaway clothing and shoes are really good value for money. If you agree that floral prints are in this summer, this model should be right up your street.
This printed floral golf polo is made from 86% polyester/14% elastane and features a swing tech, double knit soft touch fabric for a stylish finish.
Swing Tech Technology ensures less restriction and more stretch to maximise your range of motion in the swing, while Opti-Dry transfers moisture away from the body to keep you cool and dry.
We like the stiff contrast collar and the subtle Callaway logo on the shoulder.
RRP: £55 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Navy/Magenta, Navy/White, White/Tahiti, White/Grey Marl, Ascot Blue/White, Black/Light Grey Marl, Light Grey Marl/Spring Green, White/Navy | Sizes: S-2XL
Glenmuir have a cracking range of Ryder Cup-badged shirts for 2021. They’re available in eight colourways, so no matter what your taste, you can match it to a favourite outfit.
The Torrance is one of out favourite Glenmuir polo designs and is available without the Ryder Cup badge should you wish.
Made from 88% performance polyester and 12% elastane, the shirt is comfortable and moves freely with your swing. We like the micro-stripe design and Glenmuir embroidery, while the anti-curl tailored collar keeps the shirt looking smart, even if it's been in a travel bag.
RRP: From £49.99 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Navy, Aqua | Sizes: S-2XL
The Mako is made from Ocean Tee's unique fabraic blend of 97% GOTS certified organic cotton and 3% biodegradable elastane, meaning buyers of hit polo help to protect the environment and get a lovely soft, luxurious feel shirt.
It is the only elastine worldwide to be certified as non-eco toxic under the Hohenstein Institute and to hold the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute GOLD Standard.
A classic looking polo available, unsurprisingly, in two shades of blue.
RRP: £113 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: White/Black | Sizes: S-2XL
Now available in the UK direct from their website, PXG have an impressive clothing line-up for 2021. We’re big fans of the athletic fit, snap-button collar and how the colour contrasts work brilliantly when layered up.
Made from recycled 90% polyamide and 10% elastane, the eco-friendly polo is soft to the touch but really tough. Two-way stretch ensures your swing isn't restricted, while the quick dry and brethable material helps to keep you cool and comfortable and provides UPF 50+ sun protection.
PXG make a more relaxed and wider fit version of this polo shirt in Black/Blue and Blue/Black.
10. Puma Botanical Tech Pique polo shirt
RRP: £49 | VIEW OFFER
Colours: Navy, Light Blue, White, Grey, Teal | Sizes: S-3XL
Just the sort of thing Rickie Fowler loves to wear on his holidays with a pair of shorts and flip-flops or on the course on a sunny day. Puma say floral patterns are bang on trend – just make sure you’ve got the game to back it up.
The polo is 100% polyester and features an all-over botanical print that is layered with a digi camo design. The four-way stretch, moisture-wicking fabric lets you swing freely and keeps you cool and dry.
RRP: £59 | Sizes: S-2XL | VIEW OFFER
Colours: White, Black, Light Grey, Red
Perfect for the Mizuno iron fans amongst us, of which there are plenty. A polyester and spandex mix create a cracking lightweight, soft and stretchable polo, which is stylish for year-round golf.
The Quick Dry Citizen Polo was inspired by tour looks. Quick Dry and Move Tech materials are among the key technologies included in this lightweight polo making it exceptionally comfortable to play in.
RRP: £52.50 | Sizes: S-2XL | VIEW OFFER
Colour: Scooter Red
With Jon Rahm now wearing TravisMathew, we expect to see a lot more of this laid back, super-cool Californian brand on our TV sets this year.
This simple but very classy design blends cotton and polyseter to create an exceptionally soft feel. You'll be able to swing freely thanks to four-way stretch and the moisture wicking and quick dry techs will help you stay cool and comfortable.
Crease resistant, the Two Min Drill polo is quick drying and has integrated collar stays to ensure it doesn't curl.
We love the contrast stripes on the chest and would happily wear this polo shirt on or off the golf course.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today's Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor's role in July 2020.
He is 39 years old and has been playing golf for almost three decades. He has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off a handicap of 12.