Women’s Style Guide: What to Wear to a Golf Tournament
August 22, 20196 min read
We’ve had countless customers come to us for advice on one thing: what to wear to a golf tournament. And we get it. Deciding what to wear can be tricky if it’s your first time. You don’t want to look like you're about to tee off, but you also want to fit in. You want to belong in the crowd, but still stand out in your own unique way.
Wondering what to wear to a golf tournament as a spectator? We’ve got you covered. To help you put together a chic golfing outfit, whether for the Masters, the PGA Championship, TOUR Championship, or any other tournament, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite pieces from our collections.
What to Wear to a Golf Tournament
Women have more options when it comes to their golf tournament outfits, from classic golf skirts to cutting-edge golf skorts with fun, pretty prints. But that doesn’t mean you can wear whatever you want─there are still some basic rules to follow.
Remember that back in the day, golf was the kind of hobby that only the upper class could partake in. Country clubs wanted to hold onto their elite status, so they set a dress code and only allowed people to play golf if they wore smart-casual clothing. And although golf clubs and country clubs aren’t as strict as they once were, many of them still want to stay true to tradition. (Golf, in general, is a sport that respects tradition.)
So, what clothes are considered “golf tournament-appropriate”? When choosing what to wear to a golf tournament, focus on clean, classy, and comfy pieces. It’s perfectly fine to add a pop of color here and there (we’ve seen many attendees wear bright dresses), but don’t overdo it. That’s precisely why Golftini’s collections have the perfect balance of bold and basic.
To help you narrow down your options, here are a few pieces you can incorporate into your outfit:
Want something with the freedom of movement of shorts, and the feminine flair of skirts? Get yourself one of our signature skorts─skirts that have shorts underneath. That way, you can confidently walk around the venue, knowing you’re fully covered. Because who says you have to choose between comfort and style? Here are some of our favorite skorts to wear to a golf tournament:
On sunny days, show up in style in the Sand Castles Skort. This sporty piece morphs into something more feminine with its sweet scalloped hemline, while its palm leaf prints transport you to the tropics. Made from performance fabric, it allows you to walk around the greens with ease. If you’re looking for something with more coverage, you’ll love the longer version.
With its side pleats and 70s-inspired pattern, this bright pink skort is sure to turn heads at any golf tournament. Its ruffle-hem design gives it a more fashion-forward and feminine feel and adds more volume, making it ideal for women with a “V” body shape. Pair it with a hot pink top for a golf outfit that Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods would be proud of.
What do you wear to a golf tournament when you want something similar to traditional golf attire? The answer: the Getaway skort. Athletic and chic, this performance skort reminds us of the simple skirts women used to wear, with its timeless gingham print and side pleats. It’s understated, but it’s sure to make a statement.
Women have a wide range of options when it comes to outfits for professional golf tournaments. As long as you don’t wear a shirt that’s too tight, low-cut, or has spaghetti straps, you’re good to go.
We can see why this is a best-seller. Sporty and stylish, this polo shirt is a closet essential. Not only is it so stretchy, but it’s also made of a moisture-wicking material so you can be sweat-free on and off the course. Zip it all the way down if you’re a fan of the v-neckline or all the way up if you love a good high-neck. Plus, with plenty of colors to choose from, you’ll be able to put together your golfing capsule wardrobe in no time. For a monochromatic look, try pairing theblack and white Sleeveless Zip Contrast Polowith the Invincible Skort.
Can you wear a sleeveless shirt to a golf tournament? Yes, but only if it has a collar. At Golftini, all of our sleeveless shirts have collars so you don’t have to worry about being dress-coded.
For the fun and flirty gal on the golf course, this v-neck top allows you to show a bit of skin without being scandalous. It’s made of a super-soft material allowing it to stay smooth all day, and a form-fitting cut to accentuate your curves. Wear it to the golf tournament and you’ll look like you're ready to be on the cover of Golf Digest.
The Fabulous Polo’s sister, this buttery-soft top is a worthy addition to your wardrobe. Not only does it have elbow-length sleeves that give it a slimming effect, but it’s also made of a figure-hugging material that makes your ensemble look nice and clean. Easily dress this piece up or down─it’s perfect for spectating and post-tournament catch-ups with the girls.
Leggings and Pants
If you don’t want to show your skin due to religious reasons or personal preferences, don’t worry. Women patrons can wear pants as long as they aren’t too tight or casual. So, when it comes to pants, what should a woman wear to a golf tournament? Here are our top picks:
What do you wear to a golf tournament when you want to be comfortable? A good old pair of leggings. Note that while most golf courses and country clubs allow women golfers to wear leggings when they play or practice, that’s not the case during competitions. If you plan to wear leggings to a golf tournament, make sure to also wear a skort so you don’t get dress coded. For a seamless look, try pairing our Martini leggings with the Black Pull-on Skort.
For our patterned pick, we have these checkered pants that are classy and athletic at the same time. Its gingham print, which is often found in formalwear, makes it dressier. However, it doesn’t completely stray from sportswear thanks to the black, sweatpants-like details on the side.
Full-length pants elongate your legs to give you a more slender appearance. We recommend going for pants in a single color so it looks more timeless and tailored, like our Black Trophy Pull-on Pant. It can easily be combined with your wardrobe staples, and is perfect for putting together a smart-casual outfit.
For a more laid-back look, opt for ankle pants like this flattering pair. Cropped pants are more casual than full-length pants, but can still be dressed up or down with the right choice of footwear. Our Stretch Ankle Pants are made of a lightweight material that allows you to walk comfortably around the golf course, and a fast-drying fabric that wicks away sweat.
At most tournaments, the weather tends to be warm during the daytime, but it can get a bit chilly (and rainy!) as the day goes on. Wondering what to wear to a golf tournament in case it suddenly gets nippy? Here are a few of our favorite pieces from our outerwear collection:
Classic and crisp, this v-neck sweater is great for layering and is what you’ll want to wear to watch a golf tournament. Not only is it so easy to roll into your bag, but it’s made of a breathable but warm fabric, so you’ll never be too hot or too cold.Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors – great for mixing and matching!Wear it over the White Short Sleeve Zip Polo for a perfectly preppy look.
Form-fitting and fabulous, Golftini’s windbreaker gives you just the right amount of warmth without being bulky. Its quilted fabric adds a unique texture to your attire, while the pink hood offers a sneaky pop of color. You’ll be both functional and fashionable.
You can’t go wrong with a classic sports jacket. This closet staple provides the perfect fit and gives you freedom around the arms, allowing you to control every golf swing. Sun protection is woven into its fabric, so you don’t have to worry about being outdoors all day. It's lightweight but warm enough to wear on colder days, and comes with a two-way zip so you can be comfortable while seated.
As you plan what to wear to a golf tournament as a spectator, there's one more thing to bear in mind: have fun, because golf fashion is supposed to be fun! Don't overthink it, and trust your fashion sense. Wear what you and your girls usually wear on weekends when you practice your swing, or on Sundays when you meet up for brunch at the country club. We know you're going to choose pieces that are most reflective of your personality and style.
Treat yourself to an afternoon of retail therapy and check out Golftini's collection of golf tops, skorts, pants, and accessories. Create a capsule wardrobe that you can easily pull pieces from every time you have a tournament to attend. Shop today and get 15% off your first order.