The Correct Golf Attire
Just as most sports tend to have a specific dress code that is required; golf
has its own specific dress code as well. This means that it is very important to
ensure that you are selecting the best possible apparel when you are trying to
decide what to wear. Of course, each individual golf course tends to have their own
specific rules but by knowing what the typically acceptable standards are it will
help you to ensure that you have the best experience possible. Remember, many golf
courses will refuse to allow you to play if you are not dressed appropriately, this
can be highly frustrating and leave you quite upset at the end of the day if you
are hindered from playing golf simply because of a misunderstanding on appropriate
For men and boys there are several things that are immediately unacceptable on
the golf course. The first is the use of shirts with no collar and the next is the
use of shirts with no sleeves. Neither of these are considered appropriate at any
time. Other faux pas can include running or jogging pants, and shoes with metal
spikes. You should take care to avoid wearing clothing with obnoxious logos or
anything offensive on them as well. In addition, jeans as well as sandals are
generally not permitted either.
Appropriate dress for men on the golf course tends to be either fitted pants or
shorts, golf or athletic shoes and a shirt with a collar. If you are wearing golf
shoes, ensure that they are soft spikes and are not metal spikes. Most courses will
not permit metal spikes on the green due to the damage that they can cause. Shirts
can be either long sleeve or short sleeve and can also include having a turtleneck
or pull over sweater. The socks that are worn must be at least ankle length and
should be a solid color with only minimal and tasteful logos.
For women you can wear such things as fitted shorts, properly fitting skirts and
even Capri’s. Generally, women are barred from wearing pants of any type including
jean shorts. One of the considerations that you should take into account is the
length of the shorts and skirt; they must generally be no shorter than 5 inches
above the knee. However, specific golf courses have their own rules regarding this.
For shirts, women are also required to have collars, unless they are wearing an
appropriately styled pull over in a v-neck style.
Women are also permitted to wear a sleeveless shirt as long as it has a collar,
and short sleeve as well as long sleeve shirts are also permitted. Other types of
clothing that is allowed is socks that are at least ankle length, appropriate
athletic or golf shoes and a visor or hat. Just as with men, jeans, jogging pants
and other similar apparel is not permitted. Socks must be a solid color, with
minimal logos and tasteful designs.
It is also important to understand that anyone you take with you to a golf
course must also have appropriate attire. As stated above the exact dress code for
the golf course where you play may vary, a quick check of their website, or a fast
phone call should clear up any questions you have in regards to what is appropriate
and what is not if you have any questions.