Give that summer wardrobe some TLC with our pick of the best golf shorts

You’ve got your polo shirt, sunglasses, bucket hat and sun cream… but what about a pair of shorts or two?

You might have forgotten about them, but we haven’t.

Although you may think you’re already covered in the shorts department, we recommend getting a pair of shorts that are specifically designed for playing golf in warm weather.

This includes the moisture-wicking and stretch capabilities that polo shirts also have, which are perfect for giving you the maximum breathing space and mobility for when you’re out on the course on a sunny day.

Or if you’re one of the unfortunate people who burn easily, you should probably check out our best sunscreen for golf buying guide. Read more about the importance of protecting your skin in the heat here.

But what are the best short for golf? Keep scrolling to find out as we pick our favourites…

Best shorts to play golf in…

FootJoy Performance Regular Fit Shorts

These high-performance FootJoy shorts offer comfort and mobility as you play the beautiful sport of golf. The shorts have a regular fit and have a woven stretch twill fabric construction to give you the freedom to move during your game of golf. The waistband features a stretch silicone gripper tape for comfort and to prevent your shirt from untucking. The design features 2 side entry pockets and welted pockets at the rear.


  • Great summer golf shorts
  • Stretchy fabric
  • Really comfortable pair of golf shorts


  • Not the best if you’re looking for pockets and storage

Ping Bradley Shorts

Play golf in less distraction and comfort, with this specifically engineered Ping shorts. Constructed with lightweight materials, and stretch, to give increased mobility during the golf swing. The shorts are fast drying, and have a moisture moving properties to keep you less distracted during your golf game. The design features 2 back pockets, and a button down security pocket, plus feature a Tekfit ® stretch waistband with inner gripper tape for added convenience.


  • Stretch waistband for a comfortable fit
  • Offers great mobility during the a golf swing
  • Moisture movement properties


  • Design looks a little old fashioned

Callaway Chev Tech II Shorts

These Callaway shorts are composed from a combination of Polyester and Elastane providing great comfort and stretch. Flex fabric with added active waistband ensures maximum range of motion and unrestricted movement. These lightweight shorts are finished with a Callaway tour logo above right back pocket.


  • Expandable waistband
  • Flex fabric
  • Really comfortable golf shorts


  • Don’t offer very good protection from colder weather

Greg Norman Performance Shorts

Take your confidence to the next level with these wonderfully designed high performance golf shorts from world renown professional golfer Greg Norman. Designed to play in any tournament with added stretch to ensure comfort and freedom to move as you push hard. They are lightweight and offer breathability so you stay calm and focused on your golf game. The shorts feature a handy side zip pocket for added security during your game of golf.


  • Aids performance
  • Added stretch grants more freedom of movement
  • Slightly water repellent


  • High price tag for a pair of shorts

Under Armour Tech Shorts

Perform to the highest of standards and look good in the process, with these smooth and stretchy woven Under Armour shorts. The flat front shorts have a 10″ inseam and have a 4-way stretch to ensure mobility in all directions, plus are moisture-wicking to keep you dry and less distracted during your game of golf. Other features include 4 pockets, belt loops, and are fast drying for added convenience.


  • 4-way stretch construction
  • Moisture management
  • Four decent sized pockets


  • Quite expensive

Puma Golf Men`s Jackpot 2.0 Shorts

These updated Puma shorts have a performance build and stretch waistband to give you increased mobility and comfort as you play golf. The shorts feature moisture-wicking technology which helps to draw moisture away from the body, plus 50+ UPF protection to give you the confidence to play better golf. Other details include slash pockets with duramesh lining (tee proof), belt loops and PUMA Cat silicone brand logo.


  • 50+ UV protection
  • High level of breathability
  • Ultra-lightweight golf shorts


  • May not be the most durable shorts

Adidas Golf Ultimate365 Core Shorts

These shorts are ideal for the warmer months. They are lightweight, full breathable and offer top levels of comfort all day long. However, should you get caught in a shower, these shorts use a water-resistant coating to keep you dry.


  • Offers a great rage of motion
  • Quick drying
  • Very versatile


  • Button is flimsy

Galvin Green Percy Shorts

The exceptional Galvin Green Parker Shorts are made from top quality materials that benefit from VENTIL8 technology and moisture transportation properties.


  • VENTIL8 technology makes for exceptional moisture transportation
  • UPF 20+
  • Trendy design


  • Not waterproof at all

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