The sun is out and it's time for our best golf sunglasses review....

Struggling to play your top golf game due to sun glare making your feel uncomfortable sizing up your next shot?

Let us fix it for you...

With modern technology and stylish design that doesn’t compromise on functionality, there is a HUGE range of sunglasses that cater to the needs of the athletes.

Sunglasses come in all range of prices and even the lower priced ones pack in a ton of useful features.

If you don't want to invest a lot of money on the premium ones, there are a range of less expensive ones that outdo their small price tag in terms of performance.

Most popular sunglasses for golf come from well-known manufacturers like Nike, Adidas, Ray Ban, Oakley while a lot of higher and lower priced, great performing ones come from lesser known brands like Sunway, Mau Jim, Sundog, Dirty Dog, etc.

The sunglasses companies are just getting creative, with so many offerings in terms of frame style, open or close bottomed designs, lens tints, etc.

You no longer now have to take off your sunglasses before landing the perfect shot, you can now wear your “golf sunglasses” while driving, cycling, biking, skiing and they are bound to be a great addition, good for all your outdoor pursuits.

When you think about it, sunglasses can actually aid better vision and therefore improve sporting performance DRAMATICALLY!

Better depth perception, 

Better color differentiation,

Or just generally helping you to block out the glare of the sun to make you perform better on the course!

And since almost all sunglasses have a prescription version available, you don't have to face a challenge to find the best sunglasses for your eyesight and needs.

Our Top 5 picks for golf sun glasses in 2019 are here...(full reviews below)

In A Hurry?

The Test Winner After 11 Hours Of Research:

In A Hurry? The Test Winner After 11 Hours Of Research:

Our Honest Star Rating

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Why Are They The BEST?

  • Tough - durable, impact and scratch resistant means they will last.
  • Premium look and feel - without the super high price.
  • Lightweight and comfortable - one of the biggest things to look for when choosing glasses.
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Our top 5 Golf Sunglasses For Men (more below)

Product
OUR TOP PICK
Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 XL
RUNNER UP
Adidas Kumacross 2.0
GREAT GLASSES
NIKE Golf X2 Pro Sunglasses
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Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 XL OO9188-06 Rectangular Sunglasses, Polished Black, 59 mm
adidas Kumacross 2.0 A424 6050 Rectangular Sunglasses, Black Shiny & Black, 64 mm
NIKE Golf X2 Pro Sunglasses - EV0872
Price
$149.00
$118.15
from $190.85
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OUR TOP PICK
Product
Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 XL
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Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 XL OO9188-06 Rectangular Sunglasses, Polished Black, 59 mm
Price
$149.00
Prime
RUNNER UP
Product
Adidas Kumacross 2.0
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adidas Kumacross 2.0 A424 6050 Rectangular Sunglasses, Black Shiny & Black, 64 mm
Price
$118.15
Prime
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GREAT GLASSES
Product
NIKE Golf X2 Pro Sunglasses
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NIKE Golf X2 Pro Sunglasses - EV0872
Price
from $190.85
Prime
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Top 10 Golf Sunglasses - Updated For 2019

1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL (Best Sunglasses)

1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL (Best Sunglasses)

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements: 

  • Bridge: 12mm
  • Temple: 133mm  
  • Lens Width: 59mm
  • Diagonally: 63mm
  • Lens Depth: 38mm 
  • 8.5 mm base curve

The first in our list of the best golf sunglasses are these incredibly good looking pair of sunglasses.

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Sunglasses have upgraded the already popular and hot selling Oakley Flat Jacket XLJ to an even higher level of function and desirability.

The glasses are now even more comfortable, improve your field of vision and the coverage of these Oakleys is even greater.

The sunglasses score high on comfort because they are laced with anti-slip UnObtainium (sounds like something from an IronMan suit right?) rubber nose pad and ear sock that are engineered to provide secure fit even when you are sweating a lot over your 5 foot putt for eagle...

The Oakley Three-Point Fit System ensures the sunglasses hug your skull and have optical alignment.

The glare reduction is pretty good, we saw the benefit when we tested them out on the course.

The glasses block sunlight, protecting your eyes from the harmful UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.

The kind of stuff you really want to block out on those beautifully sunny days when it's extremely bright out on the course.

The O Matter frames are extremely scratch resistant, durable, impact resistant and lightweight, build to resist a lot of wear and tear. They won't let you down in a hurry! They'll be a trusty golf course companion for many summers!

The Flak 2.0 XL comes with one of Oakley’s Sports Soft Vault case and a microfiber cloth that works as a lens cloth and gives sufficient protection when you toss your case around without you having to fuss much.

Same goes for storing the sunglasses in your golf bag (​check out our most desirable golf bags here), the Vault case will keep them out of harms way.

In short, they may seem a bit pricey but we think these sunglasses are totally worth the money, not just golf, but this fashionable pair would work great for all your other outdoor activities as well.

The large interchangeable lens protects against wind, dust, sun, and impact.

What’s even greater is that the glasses are available with a prescription for single and progressive lenses too.

One small note of caution we picked up on is that the sunglasses don’t really fit larger faced people and they can leave visual gap at the bottom of the lens if you have a larger head size.

The base curve extends peripheral view and side coverage and improves visual acuity.

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These glasses also have Prizm lens technology for enhanced ball tracking

A-MAZ-ING...

Bottom line of it is folks, these Oakley Flak 2.0 XL are the best golf sunglasses around (in our not so humble opinion)! 

They deliver on functionality, looks and price!

What's not to love!

Go on, treat yourself...you know you want to 🙂

Pros:

  • Tough, durable, impact and scratch resistant.
  • Clear vision in fairways.
  • Premium look and feel.
  • Consider glare and side glare reduction.
  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Protection from UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

Cons:

  • May not fit larger faces.

2. Adidas Kumacross 2.0 (Most Comfortable)

2. A424 Adidas Kumacross 2.0 (Most Comfortable)

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements:

  • Bridge: 18mm 
  • Temple: 127mm  
  • Lens Width: 60mm  
  • Lens Width: 37mm

The lens on these sunglasses has a wrap around feature with up to 10 base curve ensuring maximum coverage and widest field of vision.

The sunglasses use the ClimaCool technology for air ventilation which redirects air to prevent fogging (great on a crisp summers morning with dew in the air).

The Quick Change Lens System offers a quick and easy lens changing technology to keep you ready for all lighting conditions.

Lens Lock System aids this even more to give a fast and sturdy lens interchange system that requires only a few clicks to achieve full lens swap out.

The Traction Grip is responsible for comfort, pressure-free fit flexibility. We love the feel of this, the glasses are noticeably light on your face.

LST Lens Technology makes the lens extra-light and impact resistant.

They are also available in a range of frame colors such as flash red, green, yellow, navy, and black all while giving you a superior level of performance on the course.

The lens colors vary in tints from Gold Mirror, Grey/Blue Mirror, LST Contrast Silver all the way through to Grey.

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These premium pair of sunglasses offer crystal clear and distortion free vision and are especially advantageous for putting tricky shots. The lens is made of lightweight, vision-enhancing polycarbonate while the frame is made of SPX.

All these packed features help you see like Superman.....well, maybe not quite that good.....but still they're pretty good!

A successor of the Adidas Kumacross 1.0, the extremely popular model, are BETTER and BIGGER, with both of them available in prescription lenses!


3. NIKE Golf X2 Pro Sunglasses (Best Value)

3. Nike EV0873-010 Golf X2 Pro (Best Value)

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements: 

  • Bridge: 14mm 
  • Temple: 130mm 
  • Lens Width: 59mm 

You know what?

A best golf sunglasses list is never complete without a pair of Nike sunglasses in it.

Created in collaboration with Nike Gold athletes, the Nike Golf X2 packs in some useful features for a great game of golf.

Nike Max Optic Golf Tint enhances the greens, amplifies the whiteness of the ball and provides visual acuity at all angles.

Sounds pretty good right? Well it is....

The frame is made of lightweight nylon, with thinner, adjustable Silicone Secure Wrap temples to maximize stability and allow you to comfortably wear a hat with the sunglasses securely in place.

The self-adjusting nose bridge is ventilated and equipped with an individualized fit.

The ear grips also have custom fit too so they never fall off your head, exactly when you don't want them too on just before you're taking the most important drive of your round. That my friends, would not be good!

Lastly, the ProCut lenses have a deeper cut to provide greater coverage, for medium to large fit.

The sunglasses come with a soft case but don't be deceived by the softness, the case still provides your prized pair of sunglasses with fantastic protection in all conditions. 

The frames come in various colors: Matte Dark Magnet, Matte Gym Red, Matte Squadron Blue, Matte Seaweed and Matte Black.

Sexy.

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The sunglasses come with two interchangeable lenses (note that some of the tints maybe slightly darker than you anticipate when wearing them).

The appearance of the glasses may have marginally less expensive look to them, but don’t be fooled: they perform great and most importantly of all price start very low for the quality on offer.

True to its athletic vision, the glasses are ideal for baseball, golf, cycling, and tennis too. They've got all your favourite pursuits covered!

The frame is a semi-rimless design for greater coverage.

The Nike sunglasses also block 100% of UVA and UVB rays to ensure significant eye protection. It's worth noting that the frames fare well from a durability stand point, as they are scratch resistant and won’t snap easily.

Wonderful. 

Pros:

  • Best suited for athletic pursuits.
  • Scratch resistant, tough looking, durable.
  • Custom nose fit and ear grip.
  • Well ventilated to prevent fogging.
  • Deeper cut for maximum coverage.

Cons:

  • Tints may be a bit dark for some lighting conditions.

4. Sundog Eyewear Prime EXT Sunglasses (Lowest Price)

4. Sundog Prime Ext (Lowest Price)

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements:

  • 135mm (hinge to hinge)

For people who do not want to invest a fortune in sunglasses or do not play for a living, big names like Oakley are often a price bracket too high.

Don't panic....

Saving the day are Canadian sunglasses company Sundog which has numerous models to cater to the athletic tastes - a great price too.

The Sundog Prime Ext is a budget-friendly pair of sunglasses that don't compromise on quality or performance.

The Prime Ext use TrueBlue technology to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

They give you a subtle amber tint, which enhances clarity, and significantly reduces glare. Plus, they make the world look great!

TrueBlue branded lens technology makes use of synthetic Melanin and OLP (Ocular Lens Pigment) to filter blue light and block ultra-violet light, both of which help reduce eye fatigue.

This spectacular technology is unique to the company.

#Winning.

Weighing in at just 30gms, these sunglasses have an open bottom design.

The amber /rose tint named Aurora works best on cloudy days, giving more visual clarity than even the naked eye can muster!

The Bolt lens is better for the brighter days.

The lens also has deeper cut for maximum coverage.

The Sundog, for some, may compromise on style or 'course cred', but the company definitely has been trying hard for the past 30 years to offer the most sophisticated eye protection technology.

And for some, quite rightly that's pretty important.

The Metal Core Adjustable Megol Nose Pad provides excellent grip.

The Maxflex RILSAN Frame come in black or very dark grey with the Sundog logo the only bit of color on the frame.

The Sundog glasses are lightweight and you know what we really like?

You just don't feel any strain or pressure at the back of your head from wearing these sunglasses for 5 or 6 straight hours.

The pair also comes with a soft cleaning cloth case. Niceee!

Pros:

  • TrueBlue Technology reduces eye fatigues and blocks out blue light.
  • Budget friendly.
  • High performing.
  • Light, sporty, durable.

Cons:

  • Being a lesser known brand.

5. Tifosi Tyrant 2.0 Sunglasses (Great All Rounders)

5. Tifosi Crit (Great All Rounders)

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements: 

  • Bridge: 12 mm
  • Temple: 128 mm
  • Lens Width: 60mm 
  • Lens Height: 42 mm 
  • Lens Width: 74 mm

This pair of Tifosi Crit is all about options and adding variation to your golf gear; the company offers 8 difference lens options and 5 different frame options to choose from. Wowzers!

The Light night Fototec lens offers the best tint for low lighting conditions.

While the lens is ventilated uniquely to prevent fogging: there are two lens vents on each lens and two on the frames.

Grilamid TR90 nylon frames are durable, lightweight, resist impact.

While the arms are adjustable and call for a custom fit.

The nose pieces are adjustable and made of hydrophilic rubber great when sweating or exercising. No more nose rubbing. 

The Fototec (photochromatic) lenses change swiftly from one light condition to another, with about 15% light transmission on very bright days and about 48% transmission on less illuminated conditions.

Shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses are light as well as impact resistant.

They are optically decentered to avoid distortion and magnification of any sort.

Meaning you have a perfect sight for your next shot!

These sunglasses fit medium to large faces, and with adjustable ear and nose pads, they ensure the sunglasses do not slip off and fit snugly and comfortably.

The Crit come with both a hard case and a soft microfiber bag, they are also armed with a lifetime warranty for manufacturer defect.

We love these sunglasses because they are an athlete-friendly product, especially good for runners and cyclists.

Fitting medium to large faces, the sunglasses provide good coverage and slip resistant adjustable rubber so the glasses stay in place even if you sweat a lot.

Also, these glasses are tough, durable and extremely wear and tear resistant.

All sounds pretty good right? Go sort your golf vision with these great all round sunglasses!

Pros:

  • Durable, lightweight and wear and tear resistant.
  • Offers a range of tints for various degrees of light transmission and lighting conditions.
  • Optically de-centered to avoid distortion or unwanted magnification.

Cons:

  • May not be the best for very rainy days even with a hydrophobic coating on.
  • Looks sporty, not classy – unappealing to a certain segment of golfers.

6. Bolle Bolt Modulator v3 (Best Fit)

6. Bolle Bolt Modulator v3 (Best Fit)

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements: 

  • Bridge: 16 mm
  • Temple: 129 mm
  • Lens Width: 81 mm
  • Lens Height: 42 mm

It’s all about fit with the Bolle Bolt Modulator V3 Sunglasses.

They hug PURRRFECTLY, wrapping well behind the ears and on to the nose.

Just what we like.

The Thermogrip temples and hydrophilic nose pads absorb moisture, keeping the glasses in place, even when you move or sweat out on the course.

Pinching the adjustable nose piece helps to fit around all nose types and sizes too.

The B Clear lenses provide visual clarity, glass-like crispness and enhanced vision, on levels similar to that of the best sunglasses.

All sounds pretty good huh?

Equipped with an anti-fog coating in the interiors and a hydrophobic coating outside, the pair is designed to ward off moisture.

Photochromic properties of lens provide clear vision in all light conditions: shady, overcast or bright.

However, it may warm colors slightly, making it look a bit unnatural. 

B88 frames use a fine grade and lightweight nylon that provides both durability and flexibility.

The frames are semi-rimless with colors in neon yellow, shiny white and shiny black, with straight temple.

This pair is suited for medium to large faces.

The lenses are not polarized but these are a pair that work great in reading the greens without polarization, something that a few golfers prefer.

The edge of the lenses sometimes don't sit well if your someone with high cheekbones.

Clarity and contrast are really not very far away from the best golf glasses on the market, and for the price we think that's a winning combination.

The brown tint actually highlights the subtleties of the grass, trees, cloud, etc. Perfect for those tricky long shots or when you're playing an unfamiliar course and need you A game.

On top of all this, this pair of sunglasses provide an undistorted vivid contrast while blocking out 87% of the blue light.

The sunglasses also come with a carry and semi hard case!

Even though the Oakley surpass them on distance vision, they are better at reducing glare. So if this is key to your golf performance, look no further! 

Pros:

  • Thermogrip temple wraps comfortably behind the ears.
  • Adjustable nose piece.
  • Lightweight nylon frame provides durability and flexibility.
  • Photochromic lenses provide clear vision in varying lighting conditions.
  • Reduces glare without being too dark in very bright light.
  • Blocks out 87% of the blue light while providing protection against UV rays.

Cons:

  • Not the best for distance vision.
  • Quite expensive compare to some other brands.
  • Not for people with high cheekbones, or smaller faces.

7. Adidas TourPro 

7. Adidas TourPro

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements: 

  • Bridge: 19 mm
  • Temple: 135 mm  
  • Lens Width: 71 mm 
  • Lens Depth: 48 mm
  • Base Curve

Adidas Tour Pro is all about functionality without compromising on styles. These sporty sunglasses look modern and have a touch of classy with their aviator-ish touch.

The lenses use Light Stabilizing Technology (LST) to improve contrast and color perception in different light conditions.

The glasses enhance reading the green even better than the naked eye. Exactly what we are looking for on the golf course.

The wide coverage and great peripheral vision mean you don't have to take off the glasses to score well.

The lens also has the option of getting a polarized tint for convenience.

Adidas is all about adjustments, custom fit, and comfort. The double snap adjustable bridge sits well on the nose according to your fit.  

The ergonomically designed nonslip, adjustable temples include Tractions Grip and allows its user to have their hat, visor or cap on while sporting the sunglasses.

The Tri-Fit technology allows you three height adjustments for optimum fit.

With Quick Change Lens System, changing into the desired lens is also made handy and easy.

Nice.

Tour Pro has lived up to its name and has been actively starring in PGA tours since 2012, and tour players like Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Martin Claire among others vouch for it because of its unrivaled performance, style, and comfort.

The sunglasses are super stylish, meaning you can wear them on the course and also sport them off the course, just anywhere, cycling, running, tennis - these sunglasses have you covered.

This is a great pair of sunglasses that boast clear vision and an unobstructed view even when driving.

The sunglasses also have a large fit with an 8 base curve and a weight of just 23 grams.

Armed with a 2-year warranty, this pair of sunglasses comes with a micro fiber bag and a hard case. What more can a summer golfer ask for?

Pros:

  • Lightweight, durable and tough.
  • Adjustable nose pad and nonslip temples and allows user to wear with hat, or cap.
  • LST lens offers 100% UVA, UVB, UVC protection with clear vision and color perception.
  • Affordable price point.
  • Good for all outdoor uses: golf, driving, clubhouse, etc.
  • Sporty look, aviator-like appearance.
  • Tour favorite – sported by numerous tour players.

Cons:

  • Looks may seem purely athletic rather than classy and modern.

8. MAUI JIM HO’OKIPA

8. MAUI JIM HO’OKIPA

Our Honest Star Rating

Key Measurements: 

  • Bridge: 17 mm 
  • Temple: 130 mm
  • Lens Width: 64 mm 
  • Lens Depth: 39mm
  • Base Curve

They are absolutely durable, tough, long lasting and most customers have reported them to last about 2 to 3 years approximately.

Scratch, wind dust resistant. Nose pads aren’t the best. Works for a lot of people but most of the people have complained of nose pads lifting while wearing helmets, headphones, hats, etc.

The rectangular shape complements various face shapes.

Anti-corrosive, stainless steel pin hinge offers lightweight strength. It has a non-slip, rubber nose pads for comfort. Gloss finish for a sleek look. 

The excellent customer service will guarantee you have a speedy fix for whatever repairs or problems you face.

While they won't break very easy, it's reassuring to know that these glasses come with a 3 year guarantee.

The neutral grey lenses offer the richest color reproduction, sharper contrast and greatest sunlight and glare reduction. The polarized lenses reduces glare in water, snow, dust, rain, etc.

The Clearshell hard coating at the back and front of the lens makes it scratch resistant and improves optical acuity. Virtually shatterproof, they are one third the weight of normal sunglasses made of glass.

Grilamid TR 90 lightweight nylon frames are impact resistant, flexible and fit well. The light, durable polymer with extreme bending strength, is known for retaining its shape.

They are semirim less and have a thickened area where they go behind the ears. This athletic pair is perfect for water sport and a wide range of outdoor activities.

The fit is for larger faces. It may have fogging issues when hiking in extremely cold conditions.

Maui Jim Ho’okipa sunglasses come with a semi-rigid, black Mau Jim case, with zipper across it and a soft pouch for cleaning and storage.


9. UNDER ARMOR IGNITER 2.0

9. UNDER ARMOR IGNITER 2.0

Our Honest Star Rating

Measures: Bridge: 19 mm || Temple: 123 mm || Lens Width: 66 mm 

The style is very similar to Oakley and people who have been loyal Oakley fans but would like a cheaper pair might want to invest in this.

The frame using Armour Fusion technology uses titanium and Grilamid to make a lightweight frame.

The Armor Sight Technology gives 20% better visual quality, giving an improved peripheral vision.

The mirrored lenses are also about ten times stronger than polycarbonate ones. The Multiflection coating prevents scratches and smudges.

The non-hinged adjustable nose pad allows for fitting as per comfort. The UA Auto Grip temple make the sunglasses fit securely on the head and flexibility of the arm.

The arms/ temples are actually more flexible than the frame itself! The arms are truly flexible, folding back and forth is very easy.

The fit of the sunglasses exceeds excellence. They are not polarized though, and despite protection against UVA, UVB and UVC, they may not be fully anti-glare.

One disadvantage is that these glasses come in One Sized Fit only, meaning that you’re lucky if they fit but you really can’t get them tailored to your requirements.

Though they are available in solid frames, the transparent ones are pretty stylish and make the frame quite unique among competitors.

Overall, it performs great despite its average/mid-range price tag.

They are scratch resistant and durable, and perfect value for money if you’re buying for outdoor uses, biking, or other sports.

The style is very similar to Oakley and people who have been loyal Oakley fans but would like a cheaper pair might want to invest in this.

The frame using Armour Fusion technology uses titanium and Grilamid to make a lightweight frame.

The Armor Sight Technology gives 20% better visual quality, giving an improved peripheral vision.

The mirrored lenses are also about ten times stronger than polycarbonate ones. The Multiflection coating prevents scratches and smudges.

The non-hinged adjustable nose pad allows for fitting as per comfort. The UA Auto Grip temple make the sunglasses fit securely on the head and flexibility of the arm.

The arms/ temples are actually more flexible than the frame itself! The arms are truly flexible, folding back and forth is very easy.

The fit of the sunglasses exceeds excellence. They are not polarized though, and despite protection against UVA, UVB and UVC, they may not be fully anti-glare.

One disadvantage is that these glasses come in One Sized Fit only, meaning that you’re lucky if they fit but you really can’t get them tailored to your requirements.

Though they are available in solid frames, the transparent ones are pretty stylish and make the frame quite unique among competitors.

Overall, it performs great despite its average/mid-range price tag.

They are scratch resistant and durable, and perfect value for money if you’re buying for outdoor uses, biking, or other sports.

Pros:

  • Excellent fit, flexible arm wraps securely.
  • Clear peripheral vision.
  • Durable and tough for the outdoors.

Cons:

  • Not the most modern looking sunglasses in the market.
  • Not polarized.

10. RAYBAN RB4255

10. RAYBAN RB4255

Our Honest Star Rating

Measures: Bridge15 mm 

Temple135 mm 

Lens Width60mm 

Lens Height43 mm

These bold rimless sunglasses retain the modern stylish signature look of RayBan products

The Chromance lenses are a gradient, polarized mirror lens with a sun protection factor of 3 and reduced glare and reflection for outdoor enthusiasts.

The lenses make objects clearer brighter while having 6 layers of anti-reflection treatment, color amplification, and a remarkable view.

The Tech frames are medium size with a standard fit, rectangular shaped and very lightweight and durable.


A carrying case and a cleaning cloth are provided with the eye wear.

These are available in lens colors: Green Polarized, Purple Polarized, and Silver Polarized while the frames available in grey, brown and shiny black.

The polar filters help eliminate glare and reflection. The rimless sunglasses feature the signature style of the brand. The Tech frames are light as a feather and extremely durable. 

These sunglasses, armed with a 2-year warranty, are set to score high on style and functionality.

Pros:

  • Stylish aviator, classy, signature look of Rayban.
  • Durable and Light Weight.
  • 100% protection from UV rays with maximum coverage.

Cons:

  • Some tints may be a bit darker, thus not the best, unobstructed vision/

Do You Need a Golf Sunglasses?

Even several years back, most golfers put little, if any, thoughts into investing in a good sunglasses especially catering to the needs of golfers.

And a few years before that, most golfers didn’t feel the need to even to don a sunglasses while laying and thought of it more as a hindrance to clear vision, depth perception, etc.

Fast forward some years and sunglasses are now an essential tool in your kit.

Don’t think a regular sunglasses works fine for playing golf because it clearly doesn’t.  

Golf specific sunglasses are designed specifically to lower distortion on the bottom half of the lens (where you view the ball) they also use better materials, and are generally larger to wrap as much peripheral vision around the eyes as possible, and score higher on the eye health and protection factor. 

The major reason for getting golf specific sunglasses is, of course, the protection factor.

Golfers with a case of light sensitivity must at all times own and utilize the benefits of protective eye gear.

Golfers are exposed to the wrath of the bright, lurid sun for a great part of the day, play in varying light conditions, and are also vulnerable to exposure to the harmful UV rays.

A shield that not only provides you protection is vital. Also, with unimpeded green backdrop again a blue sky, it’s a lot for your eyes, especially when you have to squint to play that perfect shot and strive to locate the ball.

Exposure to sunlight for a prolonged period of time considerably increases the risk of cataracts, etc.  

A little thought into selecting the perfect eye wear reaps a lot of longtime benefits, don’t you agree?

Do You Need a Golf Sunglasses?

Your Golf Sunglasses Buying Guide

So how do you buy the perfect sunglasses that helps you conquer sunlight, squints and struggles like a pro!

What makes the best golf sunglasses according to us?​

Read through this buying guide and others if you are still unable to decide, and hopefully you would be able to determine which eye wear works best for you and your game.

The Lens

Most lenses come with three interchangeable lens options so you can choose the tints you want from a variety of options.

Make sure you read manuals or thoroughly know the procedure of lens changing: mostly they are very easy, with quick change systems or easy lock techniques, that aid you to change to the desired lens in minutes and with a few clicks.

Also, know which lenses are suited for different weather conditions: you don’t want to be wearing the wrong one on the wrong day.

The Color

Green and Grey Lenses: They are more generic shades. They don’t really aid in depth perception or enhance contrast in green but they are somewhat neutral, with good allowance for seeing in the distance.

They are especially useful in shutting out the excessive brightness on a really sunny day. A green lens increases color balance while you might want to wear a lighter or medium grey lens for cloudier days.

Yellow Lenses: Works superb for contrast and depth perception but does not work well for green reading.

Red Lenses: This lens tint makes everything you see slightly rose-hued.  The red lenses highlight the red and yellows in the green and are helpful during putting and works great in putting greens. They distort colors quite a lot but provide good contrast.

Amber, Copper, Cinnamon and Brown Lenses: These are the perfect sunglasses for golf and score high on distance vision, contrast, depth perception, working splendidly on the fairways and the greens. Moreover, it allows you to track the ball both in the blue sky and in the expansive green. And all of this it achieves, without distorting the true and natural color of objects.

The Design

With a wide range of designs to choose from, the modern golf sunglasses doesn’t compromise on the style font while serving well on functionality and protection arenas.

There are different tints of lenses available.

You may also get customized prescription ones. Golf sunglasses are designed for full wraps covering a lot more than regular sunglasses.

You may want to pick a more sporty sunglasses that gives off athletic vibes: these look their part on the course but if you want to wear them out of the course, they might look a bit out of place.

Aviator ones look stylish and modern both on and off the course. 

You might also want to go for a traditional classy looking sunglass, which again might look great for normal use but whether they are golf specific depends on other features up their sleeve.

The Material

Most modern lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is one third the weight of glass, is extremely durable and scratch resistant.

Photochromic lenses are a plus point, which makes the sunglasses adjust to varying light conditions very quickly, whether it be a sunny, cloudy or overcast day.

The Style 

If you’re investing so much in a pair of sunglasses, you want to look like you spent money on them!

While protection should be the most important point, the sunglasses shouldn’t be lagging on the style quotient as well. Most brands have multiple color options, stylish frame or temple design, ranging between sleek or heavy.

The Price Tag

While there plenty of options to choose from while purchasing a pair of sunglasses. The price can be much lower than you expect, to allow you the basics of protection, clear vision, and contrast. 

The price can surge as high as £300, to pack in with more sophisticated technology, greater material control and construction techniques. The final call is yours of course. It would be wise to try and experiment to see what works. You might want to start off with a mid-ranger, or low priced one rather than jumping into buying a high end one only to discover that it ain’t the right one at all for you!

The Fit

Sunglasses must sit perfectly on your nose, not slip off and not require you to adjust time and again. You don’t need to be doing that when you have an important game to play! They should fit snugly but not pinch or make you feel like they’re compressing you.

To minimize distortion, it is necessary that the optical center of the lens matches your focus.  Most sunglasses allow customizable nose and temple grip for fit and comfort.

You must also know your face type (small, medium, large) and find you glasses that complement your face structure.

The Frame

Most sunglasses companies have come up with their own patented technology to provide the best frame technology.

You must be well aware of before investing of course. Some frames are made of titanium, some are made of nickel. TR 90 and Gilramid are also very popular choices for frame materials.

The Weight

You don’t want the sunglasses to be heavy; this is one extra weight you don’t want to fuss about while playing.

Go for lightweight frames always.

An important point here would be to check how much the glasses weigh before you finalize the product. 

They must be light without being delicate since you’re buying it for the outdoors.

Durability

The sunglasses must last a long period of time and survive the wear and tear it is subjected to.

It must be tough, durable and strong.

Resistance

While waterproofing is not the most significant factor in buying sunglasses, a pair of waterproof sunglasses is quite a win. Most sunglasses have hydrophobic coating in the lens or the frame, which make them water resistant to a good extent.

They must be scratch resistant as well as impact resistant.

Polarized - Yes Or No?

While many golfers, companies, and reviewers make a very deal about whether the lenses are polarized or not, there are multiple high performing sunglasses that are not polarized and the users do not feel any trouble outdoors at all.

A polarized lens’ primary function is to reduce glare—that is, light reflected from a flat surface which greatly diminishes color and contrast. A body of water, a windshield, and even an asphalt road are all notorious producers of polarized light. While if you are stringent about anti-glare, you must opt for a polarized pair. Or check if the company offers a polarized variant for just a few extra bucks. If not, nonpolarized work great too!

The Supplements

Yes, sunglasses can be a lot about what is provided with the pair. Most sunglasses provide a hard, or semi-hard case which means you can keep the pair safely inside and toss them with your other golf accessories without damaging them.

Some pairs additionally come with a soft microfiber cloth to help clean the lenses without damaging.

Most sunglasses come with 1 or 2 years warranty while a few may also have a lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects!

Make sure you know the product/lens/ frame replacement policies as many people often complain about receiving something totally different to what they ordered.

There it is folks, our extensive review of golf sunglasses to make your buying decision easier! Hope you enjoyed it.....

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