Best Sun Protection 2022: The 5 best sunscreens for golfers

These are the best sunscreens for golfers.


Welcome to GOLF’s 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.

As golfers, we spend A LOT of time in the sun. It’s super important to make sure we’re taking steps to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Sometimes that can feel like a hassle, or hard to remember. I can’t be alone! These products help make sun protection easier and part of your golf (and life) routine.


This is my sunscreen of choice. It’s matte — an odd way to describe sunscreen, I know, but you have to try it to fully understand. The texture is different from any sunscreen I’ve ever used, and you can’t even feel it on your skin within seconds of applying it. It’s extra ideal for on-course application for this reason — no more slimy hands!

Invisible Daily SPF 30

No-shine, no streak sun protection for all skin types. Our innovative, transparent SPF moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated while fighting harmful rays. Dermatologist Tested. Non-Comedogenic. Formula patent pending. — Transparent, no-streak, no-shine SPF moisturizer for all skin types.
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For similar reasons, we love this sunscreen stick from Supergoop. It doesn’t need to touch your hands at all during application and it easily tucks into your golf bag so you can never forget it at home. 

Supergroup 100% Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

100% mineral sunscreen with SPF 50 protection. It’s water and sweat resistant for up to 80 min, so you’ll only have to reapply one time on the course.

Oars and Alps

This is a sunscreen spray (that also doesn’t need to touch your hands) that hydrates and brightens your skin in addition to providing sun protection. Like other sprays, you’ll have to be careful applying in the wind, or you may end up with a streaky sunburn. But if you’re a spray-stan, this is a great one that won’t leave you smelling like a banana.

Oars and Alps Hydrating Antioxidant SPF 50 Spray

Made from a light, non-greasy formula that’s sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.


This stuff is a little bit pricey, but it’s the best option if you have sensitive skin. It’s an unscented, lightweight, oil-free formula that’s easy to incorporate into your morning routine. And, because of its size, it’s easy to bring along to the course as well. 

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, this is the sunscreen for you.


This sheer zinc-based sunscreen excludes all the harmful chemicals alternative brands can sometimes have to be safer for you and our environment. Considering sport is in the name, this will hold up even during the hottest of summer rounds.

Thinksport SPF 30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen

Thinksport sunscreen is sweat and water-resistant and goes on clear leaving no white residue after application.
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Emily Haas Contributor