Our Picks: Best golf sun protection of 2023

Golfers spend a lot of time in the sun. Here are 2023's best options for protecting yourself.


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!

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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

Literally translated to mean “rainbow”, Anuenue’s frame takes inspiration from the multicolored arches for a slightly curved square silhouette. Paired with MauiPure® lenses, this style guarantees clear, vibrant views in a lightweight and versatile nylon frame.

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

WearSPF Sunscreen Spray

Easy-to-apply broad spectrum SPF 50 sports spray for face and body. Ace effortless UVA/UVB protection with this lightweight sunscreen, designed with a continuous spray for quick all over coverage. Infused with super-nourishing antioxidant ingredients, our multi-tasking mist can go from the course to the beach and beyond with ease. WearSPF and Reapply SPF every 80 minutes. Reapply SPF after swimming or sweating. Reapply SPF after towel drying. How To Apply: Apply liberally and generously 15 minutes before sun exposure. Hold 4 to 6 inches away from the body when spraying. Do not spray directly on your face and avoid breathing mist. Spray on hand and apply to your face. Reapply SPF after 80 minutes of running or swimming. Immediately after towel use or at least every two hours. Use in well-ventilated areas. Reapply SPF every 80 minutes. Reapply SPF after swimming or sweating. Reapply SPF after towel drying.
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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.

In our testing, we’ve found a combination of the SPF 50 sunscreen spray for the body and the Non-Nano Mineral sunscreen for the face to be most effective.

Birdicorn Sun Sleeves

Birdicorn Sun Sleeves

The UV Protection Arm Sleeves are designed to protect exposed skin from harmful UV rays and features sweat-wicking stretch fabric to help keep you dry, comfortable and moving freely on the course. Features: One size fits all Polyester based performance fabric Comes in pairs
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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 Sunglasses

goodr Back 9 Blackout

Love golf and mai tais? You’re welcome. These blackout sunglasses have a no slip, no bounce frame, and polarized, high-contrast lenses to increase ground visibility if the green starts spinning. Also great for running, biking, and general athletic escapes if things go sideways.

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 clean, dermatologist-tested sunscreen lotion is perfect for active days in the sun. With high-performance protection against UV & infrared radiation, this formula nourishes skin with proven ingredients while also helping to prevent photoaging & dehydration.

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.

They offer both a mineral and a chemical sun lotion formula that’s perfect for kids because it absorbs easily into the skin and doesn’t feel sticky.

Neutrogena Sunscreen

Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc™ Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a mineral sunscreen that features our breakthrough Purescreen® naturally-sourced 100% zinc oxide technology.This gentle formula delivers superior broad spectrum protection against burning UVB and aging UVA rays.

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

The XL edition offers a standard size frame with enhanced lens coverage, and every millimeter of the peripheral view is optimized with High Definition Optics™ in a durable yet lightweight design that takes performance to the next level and brings style along for the ride.

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!

Ray-Ban Aviators

Ray-Ban Aviators

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Classic sunglasses series is a classic pilot shape that combines metal frame construction with a lightweight, comfortable fit.

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.

COOLA Sunscreen

COOLA Sunscreen

$12 to $54
COOLA’s continuous non-aerosol, water-resistant, unscented sunscreen spray with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and anti-aging benefits.

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 Sunglasses

Revo Descend N

Descend N’s rimless design offers a wide field of view and keeps this frame feeling lightweight all day. MotionFit™ design ensures a secure fit without pinching or slipping.

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.

Blenders Sunglasses

Blenders Canyon

Built for the great outdoors, ‘Mystic Grey’ are soulful shades best worn by the bold and brave of heart. Sure, the classic grey/black colorway looks amazing with anything, but there’s function to the form here—the lenses are polarized for your protection and the durable frame is designed to handle most any drop. Yup, these sunnies are the perfect companion to any wandering spirit.

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.

BluBlocker Sunglasses

Hyde Park In Black

BluBlocker™ high resolution lenses block 100% of UV light and 100% of blue light. As a result, you will not squint on a sunny day at the beach, on a hike, or on the lake.

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.

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Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program to serve as head coach. Jack also still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.