Best of Everything 2021/22: The best golf sunglasses for every occasion

Welcome to GOLF’s 2021/2022 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with the, well… best of everything! Check out our picks below or browse more items in our Pro Shop.

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A good pair of sunglasses is one of the precious few accessories that can elevate your look on the golf course. But style aside, employing a pair of shades can help the substance of your game: They protecting your eyes from the sun’s rays, prevents squinting, and can even help you focus. The best news is that golfers have more options than ever. As a sunglass-wearer myself, here are a few options I like.

The best golf sunglasses

*Products compiled by GOLF staff.

A pro-approved pair

Henrik Stenson has become iconic for his sunglasses, so it’s perhaps fitting that he launched his own brand for the rest of us. The Iceman 3.0 model is the major winner’s signature pair: Lightweight and flexible to avoid damage, they’re vented between the frame and the lens to allow airflow for maximum comfort.

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Iceman 3.0 – Dark Grey Matt

Iceman 3.0 – Henrik’s signature model. These highly functional sports frames, especially suitable for golf and other sports activities with high visual demands are made out of TR-90, an ultra light and flexible polymer.
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A pair for wraparound protection

But for golfers looking for even more protection can should opt for the Oakley Encoder, an oversize pair that won’t just cover your eyes but the entire area around them, and they’re functional enough to employ beyond the golf course, be it on a run or post-round cycling session.

Oakley Encoder

$248
The Oakley Encoder sunglasses will make a statement on the course while also protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. They feature Oakley’s proprietary Prizm lens technology that make it easy to spot your ball (even if it’s in the deep rough).
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A pair to get laser-focused

OAKLEY’s golf line of lightweight shades are built for on-course performance. With a built-in nose pad grip, you don’t have to worry about the Oakley Mercenary sunglasses slid – ing mid-swing. The design features bottomless proprietary Prizm lenses, which improve vision in all light conditions and provide one less distraction when you’re lining up over a shot.

OAKLEY PRIZM GOLF

Golf sunglasses from Oakley offer 100% protection from the sun’s glare, no matter where you are on the course. Play your best game thanks to Oakley’s innovative designs, combined with meticulous attention to detail. Oakley offers golf sunglasses in an array of technologies for every face shape.
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A Phil-inspired pair of shades

The exact brand Phil Mickelson wears remains something of a mystery, but if you’re looking for a Phil-inspired look, you can’t go wrong with the classics: Ray-Ban’s Aviators. You can wear them anywhere the sun shines, and the total-black version will give you a Phil Mickelson flair. You’ll look good — but we can’t guarantee you’ll win the PGA Championship at the end of it.

RAY-BAN AVIATOR TOTAL BLACK

One of the most iconic sunglass models in the world, the Ray-Ban Aviator was originally designed for U.S. aviator pilots in 1937. Today it’s a symbol of classic American style and performance quality. For this release, the heritage model gets a total blackout: black metal frame and temple tips with black Polarized lenses. Aviator Total Black is slick, clean and heroically sharp.
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An affordable pair you can wear anywhere

The sign of a truly good pair of golf sunglasses are ones you can wear on and off the course. Warby Parker’s Barkley frame offer a timeless look you can wear anywhere, and come in four different style selections. And starting at $95, it’s a premium option that won’t break the bank, either.

Barkley Antique Shale Fade

The Barkley frame manages to look at once midcentury and contemporary and totally stylish on everyone.
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Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees all the brand’s service journalism spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.