Editor’s Picks: Here are the 8 best high-performance polos for serious players

High-performance shirts are the backbone of any golfer's game.

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There are two schools of polo-wearers.

The first, the stylers. Those who love to wear colorful prints and exciting designs, who obsess over having the most “in style” variation of everything. A round of golf isn’t to be played if it isn’t to be played while wearing clothing with the proper gusto.

This article is for the other school of polo-wearers: the gamers. These golfers are about performance fabrics, moisture-wicking technology and (most importantly) a commitment to wearing the best clothing for achieving peak performance on the course.

While these shirts might still show some flair, their commitment to providing you with the greatest opportunity for success during your round is truly what makes them stand out.

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

Under Armour Iso-Chill Polo

Under Armour’s Iso-Chill Shadow Polo will keep you cool even when it’s hot. The Iso-Chill technology stays cool to the touch and disperses body heat. Moisture-wicking material wicks away sweat and dries fast. The low profile collar provides a modern look and feel.
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Adidas Ultimate 365 Fade Stripe

This polo combines colorblocking and ombré to ultimately produce a trendy and fun golf shirt. It has a three button placket and traditional collar, and is made with soft and stretchy fabric for all day comfort.
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Puma “Twelve” Polo

Okay, hear us out. We get that this one doesn’t fall directly into the “gamer” column, but what shirt says high performance more than the one designed around one of the most terrifying tee shots in golf — the 12th at Augusta National. It’s a wacky design, but performance fabric, moisture-wicking capabilities (and its ties to the Masters) make it more than worthy of a spot in the performance category.
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Nike Dri-Fit Vapor Control

The Dri-FIT Vapor Control polo shirt from Nike features everything you’d expect from Nike performance apparel, most important of which is the company’s Dri-FIT technology. The standard cut allows more comfortable fit for all body types.
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FootJoy Tour Logo ProDry Performance Classic

Few shirts harken to the heart of golf more effectively than FootJoy. It’s simple, you wear one of their shirts, you immediately look like you know what you’re doing on a golf course. For years, FootJoy’s shirts have been a favorite of golfers not because they’re stylish (though their colorful flair always makes an entrance), but rather because they’re some of the best performance shirts in all of golf.
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Johnnie-O Ponto

The Ponto polo’s stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric will keep you cool all round long. Built with polyester, the Ponto offers durability to withstand wash and wear. This shirt’s detailing is ultimately where it stands out, providing a vibrant, stylish flair to your game.
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Linksoul Dry-Tek Floral Print

The Linksoul Dry Tek Floral Print polo is designed for golfers with an eye for subtle fashion. The polo is engineered with Dry-Tek fabric, providing advanced airflow and moisture-wicking breathability when the temperature rises. The fabric also provides stretch for a comfortable fit and movement with ease throughout the golf swing. And what’s more? Several GOLF staffers swear by Linksoul shirts as their absolute go-tos when it comes time to hit the links.
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Dunning Comrie Polo

Dunning’s Comrie polo is created to provide comfort and freedom of movement on the golf course or during everyday activities off the course. The polo is designed with Coolmax fiber technology that manages moisture through fiber structure which cannot be washed away. The performance fibers transport moisture away from the body through increased natural airflow that ensures cool, dry skin when sweating occurs. The polo also offers soft, durable fabric that provides stretch and withstands wash after wash for long-lasting performance.
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James Colgan

Golf.com Editor

James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from. He can be reached at james.colgan@golf.com.