Most golfers choose to wear a hat during play, be it professional players or casual players. The question arises: is sporting a cap a matter of fashion or functionality? The truth is—it’s both. Wearing a golf hat can help you look good and play well. Golf hats come in a variety of color options and designs and serve to block your eyes from the sun while you play.
Here are our favorites!
Shopping for a Golf Hat
Here’s what to consider in a golf hat:
- Design: From caps to sun hats, golf hats come in a range of designs to choose from. The cap style is the classic choice, but it’s not uncommon to see golfers sport other types of headwear.
- Comfort: It’s important for the hat to fit snugly on your head so that it won’t fly off when a gust of wind comes your way. Airflow is also key, as you want to keep your head cool during play.
- Color: If you plan to color-coordinate with the rest of your outfit, a golf hat can add the final touch you’re looking for.
Top Pick: Under Armour Men’s Blitzing 3.0 Cap
For many, the cap would be the go-to option for golfing headwear. The Blitzing 3.0 cap from Under Armour is the best of both worlds in both functionality and style. This cap has a 60% polyester and 40% elastane composition and has a curved visor and durable front panels. The front of the cap offers foam padding for comfort, and its HeatGear technology will wick away sweat. Although not an adjustable cap, this one is constructed with elastic, breathable fibers that will provide you with comfort. This cap comes with an enormous range of color options, as well.
Under Armour Men's Blitzing 3.0 Cap , Graphite (040)/Black , Large/X-Large
This classic cap offers great functionality and comfort.
Best Adjustable: Adidas Men’s Superlite Relaxed Adjustable Performance Cap
If adjustable caps are your thing, then the Adidas Superlite is a great one to wear while playing golf. It’s 87% polyester and 13% spandex. It’s a six-panel cap that’s lightweight and has mesh to wick away moisture and provide great airflow. Additionally, it protects against the sun with an SPF 50. On its backside, there’s a hook-and-loop closure that allows you to adjust the size of the cap.
adidas Men's Superlite Relaxed Fit Performance Hat, White/Black, One Size
This breathable cap allows for size adjustment with a hook-and-loop closure.
Best for Cold Weather: PGA TOUR Men’s Knit Beanie Hat
A knit beanie is a great hat to wear on chilly days, and PGA TOUR offers a cozy one. It’s 100% acrylic and comes in either a pom-pom style or a reversible style. As a knit hat, it’ll stretch comfortably to your head, keeping you as warm as possible while you’re doing your thing on the course.
PGA TOUR Men's Knit Beanie Golf Hat, Gargoyle With Pom Pom, On Size Fits Most
This knit beanie brings you comfort and warmth on the golf course.
Best Sun Hat: Adidas Men’s UPF Golf Sun Hat
The wide brim of a sun hat allows for better visibility and serves as an alternative option to the cap. It’s woven durably with its 100% polyester fabrics, and a removable drawstring that can adjust it to fit. Additionally, it comes with built-in UV sun protection.
adidas Golf Golf Men's UPF Sun Hat, White, Large/Extra Large
This hat offers a wide brim and great UV protection.