This is our review of the best golf sunglasses for men we could get our grubby little paws on.

I am a snob when it comes to sunglasses. I wear them every day the sun is out and have for a good 30 years or more.

My Criteria for picking sunglasses:

  • The lenses have to be crystal clear.
  • They have to relax my eyes for ZERO eye strain.
  • Colors must remain bright and vivid or enhanced by the lenses.
  • There must be sharp contrast.
  • Then, and only then, do they need to look good on me (and you)

I bought 6 pairs of sunglasses for this review. I tested them in the brightest sun, on the road, and in the shade. The top 5 are on this list.

  • You may see more options as I do more testing.

NOTE – I’m linking to the exact lenses I’m recommending. Lenses > Frames.

In this review of the best sunglasses for golf, we discuss, the benefits and features of each and our recommendations.

Our Top 3 Recommendations

Editor's Pick
1st Runner Up
Highly Recommended
4.9
4.8
4.9
Pros:
  • Superb Clarity & Glare Protection
  • Vivid colors
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Great looking
Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Nada
Cons:
  • Price
  • Double hinge arms won't stay on my shiny head
Cons:
  • Frames look good...not great
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Editor's Pick
4.9
Pros:
  • Superb Clarity & Glare Protection
  • Vivid colors
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Nada
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1st Runner Up
4.8
Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Great looking
Cons:
  • Price
  • Double hinge arms won't stay on my shiny head
Description:
Highly Recommended
4.9
Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Frames look good...not great
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Reviews of the Best Sunglasses for Golf

#1 Costa Del Mar Men’s Whitetip Rectangular Sunglasses (Editor’s Pick)

Editor's Pick
Costa Del Mar Men's Whitetip Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses
4.9
Pros:
  • Superb Clarity & Glare Protection
  • Vivid colors
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Nada
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Costa Del Mar’s Whitetips are our #1 Recommendation for best golf sunglasses.

What we like:

  • Crystal-clear lenses. Maintains superb clarity and vivid colors while relaxing the eyes.
  • Lightweight frame w/ rubber inserts in nosepiece and arms fit comfortably and don’t slip.
  • Fits smaller faces well.
  • Great looking tortoiseshell frames.
  • Wrap-around style provides side glare protection.
  • Perfect for the brightest sunny day or for preventing eye strain from glare.

What we don’t like:

  • Nothing, really.

The Whitetips are the first Costa Del Mars I’ve ever worn. I know they’re supposed to be good sunglasses, but you never know until you put them on.

Well, put them on I did and the love affair began immediately.

My eyes relaxed.
I saw colors with excellent detail and contrast.
This…is how sunglasses are supposed to work.

The wrap-around style is ideal for outdoor activities because they don’t slip as easily and they help with side glare protection.

I always opt for green lenses because they give great protection while maintaining contrast and keeping colors vivid.

Bottom Line – Exceptional clarity and glare protection while maintaining vivid colors in a sporty comfortable frame. Excellent choice for the golf course, while driving, or at the summer barbecue.

#2 Maui Jim Men’s Makoa Polarized Wrap Sunglasses

Highly Recommended
Maui Jim Men's Makoa Polarized Wrap Sunglasses
4.8
Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Great looking
Cons:
  • Price
  • Double hinge arms won't stay on my shiny head
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Maui Jim Men’s Makoas are next on our list of best sunglasses for golf.

What we like:

  • Lenses have superb clarity and vivid colors while relaxing the eyes.
  • Lightweight frame w/ rubber inserts in nosepiece and arms fit comfortably and don’t slip.
  • Wrap style protects from side glare.
  • Fits smaller faces well.
  • Double hinge arms prevent breaking or bending easily.
  • Great looking pair of glasses.
  • Perfect for the brightest sunny day or for preventing eye strain from glare.
  • Lifetime lens replacement.

What we don’t like:

  • They don’t stay on my head because double hinge arms bend outward preventing them from squeezing and holding any pressure

I bought these glasses almost a year ago when my old Revos fell off my head and I ran over them with my golf cart. (Revo doesn’t make that style any longer which is why I went to Maui Jim after some research and personal testing)

Bottom Line – Exceptional clarity and glare protection while maintaining vivid colors in a sporty comfortable frame. Excellent choice for the golf course, while driving, or at the summer barbecue.

Mens Maui Jim Makoa Polarized Wrap Sunglasses

#3 Oakley Holbrook Square Sunglasses

Highly Recommended
Oakley Holbrook Prizm Shallow Water Polarized Sunglasses
4.9

Woodgrain/Prizm Shallow Water Polarized, 57 mm

Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Frames look good...not great
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Oakley Holbrook Square Sunglasses are next on our list of best sunglasses for golf.

What we like:

  • Crystal-clear lenses have superb clarity and vivid colors while relaxing the eyes.
  • Lightweight frame w/ rubber inserts in nosepiece and arms fit comfortably and don’t slip.
  • Fits smaller faces well.
  • Love the look of the tortoiseshell frames.
  • Perfect for the brightest sunny day or for preventing eye strain from glare.

What we don’t like:

  • I like the frames, but don’t love the frames.

I did NOT expect these Oakleys to be this good. I’d owned many pairs of Oakleys over the years. Their frames were always great for sports and outdoor activities, but their lenses were average, at best.

No longer. The Prizm shallow water polarized lenses in these Holbrooks are neck and neck with our Editor’s Pick. Really, a nice experience for your eyes.

Bottom Line – Exceptional clarity and glare protection while maintaining vivid colors in a classic Oakley frame. Excellent choice for the golf course, while driving, or at the summer barbecue.

Mens Oakley Polarized Holbrook Square Sunglasses

#4 Costa Del Mar Men’s Rinconcito Rectangular Sunglasses

Highly Recommended
Costa Del Mar Men's Rinconcito Rectangular Sunglasses
4.8
Pros:
  • Superb clarity - Glare protection - Vivid Colors
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Pricey
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Costa Del Mar Men’s Rinconcitos are next on our list of best golf sunglasses of 2023.

What we like:

  • Lenses have superb clarity and vivid colors while relaxing the eyes.
  • Lightweight frame w/ rubber inserts in nosepiece and arms fit comfortably and don’t slip.
  • Single hinge arms hold well on my shiny head.
  • Love the look of the tortoiseshell frames.
  • Perfect for the brightest sunny day or just preventing eye strain from glare.

What we don’t like:

  • The frames are a little big for the average face. (or for my face)

The Rinconcitos, like the Whitetips, have our favorite lenses. They reduce eye strain and maintain clarity and enhance colors to make them more vivid than with just the naked eye.

The frames are well-made and comfortable. They’re just a bit too big for my face and/or face shape.

Bottom Line – Exceptional clarity and glare protection while maintaining vivid colors in a sporty comfortable frame. Excellent choice for the golf course, while driving, or at the summer barbecue.

#5 Revo Crawler Polarized Sunglasses

Highly Recommmended
Revo Crawler Polarized Sunglasses
4.7
Pros:
  • Superb clarity & glare protection while colors remain vivid
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Price
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Revo Crawlers are next on our list of best golf sunglasses of 2024.

What we like:

  • Lenses have superb clarity and good color preservation while relaxing the eyes.
  • Lightweight frame w/ rubber inserts in nosepiece and arms fit comfortably and don’t slip.
  • Single hinge arms hold well on my shiny head.
  • Our favorite frames of the bunch. Love the look of the matt tortoiseshell finish.
  • Perfect for the brightest sunny day or just preventing eye strain from glare.

What we don’t like:

  • The lenses don’t enhance color perception as well as our Editor’s Pick.

I’ve owned 2-3 pairs of Revo sunglasses. I LOVE their lenses – specifically their green lenses – because I demand clarity and vivid colors while reducing or eliminating eye strain from my sunglasses.

The Terra lenses of the Crawlers are crystal-clear, and color enhancement is really good, but not to the level of our Editor’s pick.

Bottom Line – Exceptional clarity and glare protection while maintaining good colors in a handsome comfortable frame. Excellent choice for the golf course, while driving, or at the summer barbecue.

Mens Revo Crawler Sunglasses

FAQs

What Color lens is best for golf sunglasses?

Green polarized lenses are the best color lens for golf sunglasses. You get the best of everything. Reduced eye strain, superb clarity, and color enhancement.

Are polarized lenses best for golf?

Yes, polarized lenses provide maximum protection for your eyes in harsh sunlight.

Verdict on the Best Golf Sunglasses for men in 2024

We strongly prefer green polarized lenses in our golf sunglasses because they give exceptional glare protection while enhancing vision.

Our #1 recommendation is the Costa Del Mar Whitetips have the best combo of stellar lenses and good-looking functional frames.

Thanks for reading our review of the best golf sunglasses for men of 2024. Let us know which pair you choose and how you like them.

Highly Recommended
Costa Del Mar Men's Whitetip Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses
4.9
Pros:
  • Superb Clarity & Glare Protection
  • Vivid colors
  • Fit well (Light & Comfortable)
  • Nice style
Cons:
  • Nada
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