The Best Golf Shirt Materials
and What to Avoid

What are golf shirts made of? The best golf shirt material is long-lasting, comfortable, and optimized for athletic performance. Read below about the differences between fabrics and which fabrics make the best material for golf shirts.

Fabric Materials You Should Avoid


Although cotton is breathable, it doesn’t dry quickly and will hold onto sweat like a sponge.

Cotton doesn’t have moisture-wicking properties, meaning it’s not going to transfer your sweat to the outer layer of the fabric.

Unless you want to feel sweaty on the golf course, avoid using cotton.

Folded cotton polos in multiple colors


Fleece is great for sweaters, jackets, and pajamas, but not for a hot day on the course.

Fleece material is warm and insulating which can make you sweat. Fleece also holds onto moisture and doesn’t have a lot of ventilation.

When choosing a golf polo, avoid fleece fabrics.


If you’re trying to stay cool on the golf course, don’t wear a denim shirt.

Denim is typically thick and heavy so it will be difficult to move in. Plus, many golf courses do not allow denim in their dress code.

This material is warm and insulating which may affect your game on a hot summer day. You want your clothes to be breathable so you don’t overheat.

Free your hangers from any golf polo containing denim.

Wooden clothing hangers on a rod

The Best Golf Shirt Materials


Polyester is a strong and durable material that will hold onto its color and is wrinkle-resistant. Compared to cotton, polyester is the better choice for golf polos because it will last longer due to its durability.

This material has moisture-wicking properties so you won’t have to worry about sweating. Moisture-wicking properties send moisture to the top layer of the fabric, and then it dries out so you’re not wet from sweat.

We believe polyester to be one of the best materials for golf polos based on the aforementioned benefits.

Shirts hanging on clothing racks


The best golf shirt material has spandex in it.

Spandex is lightweight which means it will be easier to swing and move on the golf course.

Another great thing about spandex is that it won’t wear down due to oils, detergents, lotions, etc. that you may be using.

Spandex is also breathable. Breathability is important because it allows moisture to leave your clothing, but keeps wind and water out, thus keeping you dry while the moisture goes away.

With these amazing benefits, we highly recommend finding golf polos that have spandex in them.

Man wearing U.S. flag golf polo and swinging golf club

Now that you have learned what to look for in golf shirt material, check out Yatta Golf's polos made of polyester and spandex!