Our Picks: Best golf sun protection of 2023
Welcome to GOLF’s 2023 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with, well… the best of everything!
Check out GOLF’s picks for the best sun protection accessories of 2023, which include the hottest brands and most convenient items we’ve seen all year.
From sunglasses with the latest styles to the newest and most environmentally-friendly sunscreen products on the market, we know you want to protect your skin and eyes while you’re out on the course. With these products, you won’t have to worry while you’re making birdies.
These are the best of the best!
Best of Golf Sun protection 2023
Keep scrolling for all the golf sun protection accessories we saw this year.
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Maui Jim Anuenue Sunglasses
On the course, not only is protecting your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun crucial for your long-term health, but it can also give you an advantage from being able to see better on the course.
Not to mention, sunglasses can help you look sharp while doing it, too.
These Maui Jim Anuenue sunglasses fit the bill perfectly and our Jessica Marksbury tried them earlier this year and said, “the lenses provided an ultra-clear view on what was an otherwise gray, cloudy day.”
If the cat-eye style frame isn’t your speed, try one of their other styles here.
WearSPF Sunscreen Spray
After having a melanoma scare in 2019, pro golfer Justin Thomas — who, naturally, spends a lot of time outside — decided his current approach to sun protection wasn’t working.
So he decided to create his own line of sunscreen products, WearSPF.
WearSPF offers a number of different products for golfers from sprays, sticks and even a face wash. Their Non-Nano Mineral sunscreen not only is effective at blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays, but when it is washed off, it’s non-harmful for marine life, making it perfect for both the course and the beach.
Birdicorn Sun Sleeves
Birdicorn Sun Sleeves
The UV Protection Arm Sleeves are designed to protect exposed skin from harmful UV rays and feature sweat-wicking stretch fabric to help keep you dry, comfortable and moving freely on the course.
They come in three different colors to match your style or give you options for whatever you’re wearing that day.
goodr Back 9 Blackout
Want high-quality, trendy sunglasses that won’t break the bank? Look no further than goodr sunglasses.
All of goodr’s high-performance sunglasses are designed not to slip or bounce on your face during an activity and all are polarized.
Better yet, each pair costs only $25!
Supergoop PLAY Sunscreen
PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract
This isn’t just sunscreen, it’s Supergoop!
The company is committed to making sure each and every product is expertly formulated to provide superior feel and benefits.
Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
This mineral sunscreen offering from Neutrogena features the company’s “Dry-Touch technology” meaning it dries with a non-greasy, lightweight finish.
It’s also sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes, meaning you’ll be good on those extra hot days when the sun is just beating down on you.
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
There’s a reason why Paris Hilinski, JR Smith and Dylan Frittelli all trust Oakley for their eye protection.
While one of the top eyewear companies in the world has many different styles and lenses suited for the course, our go-to are the Flak 2.0s.
These offer a classic sporty design and will last forever. I had a pair go for 10+ years before I finally replaced them. Be sure to grab the XL lenses for enhanced eye coverage.
Of course, you can also opt for their specially-designed Prizm Golf lenses to enhance terrain features on the course, or choose a different lens, perhaps suited for a more multipurpose role. The options are almost endless!
Think you can’t take Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick fly-boy look to the course? Think again.
Ray-Ban’s signature Aviator sunglasses are perfect for taking that too-cool-for-school look and attitude to the course.
There are six different frame colors along with four lens options available before customization. Two of the standard lens options are polarized too.
Cool Sunscreens are made from 70%+ certified organic ingredients.
They offer a variety of options from lip balms to sprays to meet everyone’s needs.
In the company’s research, 100% agreed the sunscreen spray is not stick or greasy and 97% agreed that it was hydrating to the skin.
Revo Descend N
If you’re a fan of minimalist-style sunglasses, then the Revo Descend N glasses are for you.
These rimless frames come in 10 different lens and frame color options, but the Blue Water lens is the ultimate in glare reduction, which is especially important if you play at courses with lots of water hazards.
Revo’s lenses redefined the sunglass technology in 1985 when they adopted NASA lens technology and nearly 40 years later, they can still bring you the best innovations.
Another affordable option, Blenders Canyon offers a stylish and statement-making shape with polarized lenses that will help you see your tee shots all the way down the fairway.
These frames come in 14 different frame colors and lens combinations.
Hyde Park In Black
Rounding out are list are BluBlocker sunglasses, which are the only sunglasses on the list designed to not only filter UV rays, but harmful blue light as well.
In addition to staying steady and stable on your face during a golf swing, these glasses are also shatter resistant, which the company says has saved several customers from losing their vision in car accidents.