Best of Everything 2021/22: The best shorts for golfers

Three pairs of golf shorts

Everyone could use a new pair of golf shorts this holiday season.

Welcome to GOLF’s 2021/2022 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.


Is there any golf wardrobe staple more ubiquitous than golf shorts? Shoes come in endless varieties, and even polos have subtle variations that set them apart, from blade collars to button plackets of differing lengths. But shorts are the ultimate workhorse of every player’s apparel arsenal. Available in every shade under the sun, they are an essential ingredient in a golfer’s warm-weather outfit.

Even if the silhouette remains consistent, there are still plenty of ways golf shorts can differentiate themselves. From stretchy, moisture-wicking materials to casual elastic waitsbands and whimsical prints, our favorite golf shorts of 2021-22 share two important things in common: they’re all comfortable and stylish.

So, take a scroll through our picks below, and find a pair — or even two! — to add to your closet this holiday season.

The best golf shorts

*Products compiled by GOLF staff.

Best shorts for lightweight comfort

FootJoy Lightweight Shorts

The brilliance of FootJoy’s lightweight shorts isn’t merely how fashionable they are or the seven different colorways, but, rather, how they feel like they don’t even exist at all. No resistance during the swing or no bulky pockets.

Best shorts for a sporty, athletic vibe

Lululemon Commission Short

These classic chino shorts, powered by Lululemon’s “ABC” technology, come equipped with secure pockets and stretchy fabric to keep up with your daily agenda. Available in both 7 and 9-inch inseams.

Best shorts for ventilation and breathability

Linksoul 4-way Stretch Boardwalker

This soft lightweight 6 pocket heathered boardwalker short is built with a brand new material meshing polyester, spandex and cotton. Two front and back pockets each feature mesh pocket lining, while small accessory pockets sit below the front waist and at the back left leg.
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Best shorts for moisture management

Adidas Ultimate 365

The Adidas Ultimate 365 shorts provide comfort, moisture-wicking and water resistance. Created and designed with stretch fabric and a stretch waistband, the shorts offer extreme comfort and allow natural movement without restriction. The short’s moisture-wicking technology lets the fabric draw sweat away from the skin to keep it cool and dry for all-day comfort, while the water-resistant finish will help keep the skin dry in the rain. The Ultimate 365 shorts are created with a silicone Adidas printed gripper that will keep shirts tucked in and snag-free micromesh pocket bags for airflow.
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Best fashion-forward shorts

TravisMathew ShipFaced

Keep it cool and comfy in the TM ShipFaced shorts. They are designed with print detailing and feature pockets for small accessories. The shorts also feature LifeStyle Performance fabric, offering stretch for comfortable wear and freedom of movement throughout your active day. LifeStyle also offers machine wash-ability and wrinkle resistance for an easy care experience.
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Best shorts for classic, preppy style

Johnnie-O Wyatt Prep-Formance

The Johnnie-O Wyatt Prep-Formance shorts are created and designed with 4-way stretch so you can stay comfortable and move with ease. They sport Prep-Formance fabric that is exceptionally lightweight, UV protected to prevent damage from harmful sunrays, and moisture-wicking to ensure quick evaporation of sweat. The shorts are made with a rubberized waistband and pockets for carrying daily essentials as needed.
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Best crossover shorts

Greyson Peacemaker Fulton

Pack your gym bag with the Greyson Peacemaker Fulton shorts. They are made with stretch material and a stretch waistband to offer comfort and freedom of movement during your workout. The shorts are equipped with pockets for daily essentials and feature a fun print throughout.
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