What To Wear To Golf - Build a Starter Wardrobe

Are you new to golf? Discovering a new sport is exciting. Perhaps you get an invitation to join friends for a round or are courageous enough to book your own tee time. Either way, getting prepped to play can be a little intimidating. There are rules and techniques to learn and then there’s the question of how to dress for your first game.

It can be a bit daunting to choose the best outfit for a day on the course. The first rule of thumb is that in golf, above many other sports,  dress codes matter. Rules of appropriate dress vary between clubs, and attitudes often conform to old-guard thinking about what is acceptable and what’s not.

That’s why we created this starter guide for women’s golf attire basics that can get you through your first 18 holes. Then you can add to it as your love for the game grows. The goal is to have pieces that can mix and match and be layered for chilly mornings or sunny days.

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Shortsleeve Tops

Keep It Covered Shortsleeve Golf Top - Black

Start with at least one shortsleeve top that will move with you and is built for a few hours in the sun.

How to make your selection:

  • Think about fabric: choose fabrics that are moisture-wicking and antimicrobial as you work up a sweat on the course.
  • Look for clothing that offers at least 50+ UPF sun protection to keep your skin safe. The right fabrics can block up to 98% of the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Pay attention to the collar. Some clubs have firm rules about tops having collars,
  • Sleeveless tops and racerbacks are great for the heat, but not permitted at all courses.

As you build your starter golf wardrobe, it's wise to choose classic pieces that fit within most dress codes like the KINONA Keep it Covered Golf Tops, available in a wide palette of colors and varying sleeve lengths. 

Longsleeve Tops

Keep it Covered Longsleeve Golf Top - Azure Blue

For cool mornings and early spring rounds on the course, a longsleeve top will be your friend as well.

How to make your selection:

  • Cotton might seem an ideal fabric for warm weather but, for the best sport performance you need material that wicks moisture and won’t stay damp. Look for nylon and lycra blends for superior performance.
  • Choose tops that are classic and simple, avoiding any large or loud advertising, even if it’s from your last sporting event. Make a statement with bright colors and fun prints instead.
  • Steer clear of boxy tops and instead reach for form-flattering styles.

Whether you prefer a classic, sporty, or sophisticated style when you tee off, every KINONA top is designed with fashion and function in mind. You know you’re choosing premium quality with our super soft Italian fabrics too.


Smooth Your Waist Golf Crop Pants - Black

Similar to selecting the right golf tops, a pair of pants is a must in your golf closet.

How to make your selection:

  • Premium fabrics offer optimal performance and comfort that you just won’t get from lower-quality fabrics.
  • No one wants to feel squeezed, but you also don’t want to constantly be tugging up saggy pants around the course. Look for styles that are comfortable but smartly designed with a wide waist that has a touch of compression for optimal shaping.
  • While some golfers are known for pants in outrageous prints and colors, you will most commonly see classic solids and some playful vintage-inspired prints. For a starter wardrobe, solid black or navy blue is probably your most functional choice.
  • Tailored slacks are the most common style of pants on the course and they give a flattering shape to every body.
  • Choose pants that wick sweat and are anti-microbial to ensure maximum comfort and longevity of your clothing.

We’re confident that you can get 10 years out of your golf pants or trousers from KINONA. They won’t make you feel frumpy either! KINONA pants feature a smoothing waistband for a sleek silhouette. From tailored pants to snappy trousers, there is a KINONA pant for every style.

Shorts & Skorts

Wrap It Up Navy Blue Golf Skort

If you're playing in warmer weather, it's nice to have the option of a cooler short or skort so your legs can breathe.

How to make your selection:

  • Shop for options that are light and breathable with stretch. Even better- all Kinona’s skorts come with a breathable shorty to help with coverage, smoothing properties and a handy ball pocket.
  • When choosing between a skort or short, it’s really all about personal style.
  • Regardless of the shorts length you choose, look for zippered or buttoned pockets that can hold your golf balls, keys and tees.
  • A skort can be an ideal transitional piece from the course to a lunch date.
  • Some courses enforce skort and short lengths, so know the rules.

KINONA skorts and shorts come in both longer and shorter lengths so you can find the perfect fit for your club and personal style.

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