GOLF Fall 2020 Style Guide: The 9 best layering pieces for the golf course

Christian Hafer

Welcome to GOLF’s 2020 Style Guide. Our Ashley Mayo and Christian Hafer put together their go-to looks based off their favorite items coming to market right now. So as we head toward crisp fall mornings and chilly winter rounds, these pieces will help you look cool, play confidently and feel like yourself. Check out more of our picks in GOLF’s 2020 Style Guide here, and visit GOLF’s Pro Shop here.

Fall golf is just around the corner and the importance of a good layering piece cannot be overstated. In a world filled with technical textiles promising moisture-wicking, breathability, mobility and more, it can be overwhelming to narrow down the right option. That’s where we come in to help.

First, it has to be warm without extra bulk that might make it difficult to swing. Functionality is also key — things like weather resistance, pockets and UV protection are crucial in a good outerwear style. Finally, it has to (of course) be stylish. Confidence can make or break your game, and dressing the part has never hurt anyone. Here are our favorite half-zips, hoodies, sweaters and jackets to wear in the coming months.

Our picks for the best layering pieces

Greyson Gotham Hoodie

This super-soft hoodie features a tonal wolf appliqué on the front chest for added style and branding.

Lululemon Precipitation Jacket

This lightweight, waterproof, seam-sealed shell is perfect for rainy, windy days on the course. Better yet, it’s packable, making it easy to store in your bag or locker.

Peter Millar Reversible Camo Crew

This is the mullet of sweaters: classic solid grey on one side, fun camouflage intarsia on the other. It’s made with extra-fine merino wool that’s naturally breathable, yet warm.

Puma Sherpa Golf 1/4 Zip in Navy

The Sherpa 1/4 Zip merges performance abilities with four-way stretch high-pile sherpa fleece that’s perfect for chilly conditions.

Ralph Lauren UV Half-zip

This lightweight golf quarter-zip is made with a touch of stretch for ease of movement. It’s equipped with moisture-wicking capabilities and UV protection for all-day play.

Stitch Silver Arrows Pullover

This classic quarter-zip is the perfect layering item for the more traditional golfer. The textured knit adds a unique flair to an otherwise basic style.

Foray Golf Green Camo Track Jacket

This army green bomber is subtly camouflage. Instead of different colors, the camo is revealed with unique texture changes throughout the garment, making it feel elevated yet sporty.

Greyson Blue Smoke Chene Hoodie

A sporty kangaroo pocket hoodie with a stylish blue smoke print. This is perfect for crisp fall mornings.

Our pick for a bargain buy

Ralph Lauren Polo Performance Interlock Pullover

This lightweight quarter-zip pullover is made with a buttery soft performance jersey and features subtle “polo” branding on the back collar.

Emily Haas Contributor