Women’s Golf Dress Code:
What Women Wear to Play Golf

What is the women's golf dress code? Depending on where you golf, women's golf attire rules will vary. Keep reading to learn your options.

What Do Women Wear to Play Golf at a Municipal Course?

Typically at municipal golf courses, the dress code is less strict. Jeans and a T-Shirt may be appropriate municipal golf clothing. It is beneficial to call the municipal golf course beforehand to double-check the dress code standards. Most websites will also have a section that clarifies their dress code. 

What Do Girls Wear Golfing at a Private/Semi-Private Course or Resort? 

Private, semi-private, and resorts often have much stricter dress codes. The good news is that women actually have a few more options in golf attire than men do. Let's dive deeper into what golf attire is appropriate for women. 


A woman may wear a blouse with sleeves or a sleeveless blouse with a collar. The most popular type of golf shirt to wear is the polo-style shirt. They come in a wide variety of styles, necklines, and sleeve lengths. You’ll want to make sure your shirt fits properly.
It would not be appropriate to wear T-shirts, tube tops, halters, swimsuits, or tank tops to a private/semi-private course or resort. 

Sweaters and Jackets

Some golfers prefer to dress in layers. You may wear a vest, sweater, buttoned-down shirt, light jacket, or wind shirt over your golf polo on cool days.

Do not wear denim jackets or sweatshirts because they will most likely be considered inappropriate for these types of golf courses.

Pants and Skirts

Slacks are a common choice of bottoms for the early spring. On warmer days, capris, crops, or shorts (at knee length) are preferable. Skorts are also a great option on hot days. Make sure the pants aren’t too long or short so that you can play your best game.

Improper bottom apparel includes jeans, sun/tank dresses, athletic pants/shorts, sweats, shorty shorts, and pajama bottoms. 


Head coverings such as a cap or visor are permitted on the golf course. Other head coverings such as designer caps, straw and crocheted caps, or glitz hats are also fun options. You can wear a watch, have simple jewelry, and wear sunglasses to protect yourself from UVA/UVB exposure. You may also wear a belt with your bottoms. 

Socks and Shoes

Golf shoes with non-metal (soft) spikes are what most golf courses require. It’s not appropriate to wear high heels, boots, street shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Find socks that wick moisture away and you’ll want your socks to match your pants/shorts. The length of your socks should be to your ankle.

As mentioned before, it is beneficial to call the golf course you are attending beforehand to check the dress code.

Whether you are playing at a private or municipal golf course, women's golf dress codes still allow plenty of room for style and personalization. Don't be afraid to go out there and find your own golf style!