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A Guide To The Best Sunglasses For Golf

Any serious golfer should be cautious onthe choice of the sunglasses they make. Not only do you require sunglasses tostand out in terms of style. They are also critical for your eyes and accuracyjudgment under varying lighting condition on the green. 


Make no mistake about not having anysunglasses when playing golf. Those you use when driving or on the beach may besuited for golfing. If you golf in the UK you may not experience the struggleof spotting the white golf in the golf greens. However, if you play golf whentraveling, you have to include golfing sunglasses in your golf gear.


 I know you haven't made a decision on whichsunglasses to buy. Below is a detailed guide on the best sunglasses for golf.It will help narrow your sunglasses choices to one that will help you makeperfect shots, edge out the competition, and protect your eyes.


Problems Playing Golf on Greens

Sunglasses for golfing have unique designs for that comes with various benefits. Below we've detailed reasons to why you should have golfing sunglasses.

  •  Eye Health- When out in the field playing golf, your eyes may suffer exposure to too much UV rays. Similar to how you wear sunscreen to protect your skin, you should embrace golf sunglasses to protect your eyes. 

  • To Improve Standard Vision– Think about this; you usually cannot drive or read without your glasses. This is an indication of lower vision standards. How do you think you will fare without unique sunglasses when on the green? This is why you require them. 

  • Sunlight Protection – The suitable weather condition for a golfer is when the sun is shining. However, this might affect your ability to see when it shines directly to your eyes.Sunglasses for golf help block the distracting sun rays. 

  • Glimmer On The Green – When the sun is shining, it skews what you can see on the green. Therefore, you need sunglasses to filter what you see to make accurate readings on the golf course.

Why Tint is Important When Choosing Sunglasses for Golf?

Generally, sunglasses are sued to block sunlight, but on the green, a high-quality set of shades with a tint can make all the difference. Enthusiast golfers will tell you different hues have different contrasts. So, which are the best tints for golf?

  • Rose copper–the rose copper tint can remove red and yellow tones from the greens. This allows glasses with this tint to improve your reading of the green's breaks and grains.


  • Brown – sunglasses with a brown(amber) tint help in creating contrast when on the green. The increased contrast help in your distance vision, differentiation of your ball from the sky and the green when it’s airborne. Besides, they reduce the skewing of your natural perception.  


  • Gray and Green- On a very bright golfing day, sunglasses with the gray and green tint come in handy if you have light-sensitive eyes. Furthermore, the gray and green shade has a color distortion effect that increases the contact. 
    Note: This tint is generally not recommended for playing golf.

Do you have a Prescription?

The good news for those who use prescription eyeglasses for their daily need is that they have options for the greens. Here’s the deal, you can select the right pair of sunglasses for your golf needs and have them altered to your prescription.

How Important is the Cut used for your Sunglasses?

The cut for regular sunglasses is tailored to reduce distortion, to improve your forward vision. This results in the lens having minimal distortion around the center and much more distortion around the edges.


As good as this is for regular use, it doesn't suit golfing sunglasses. When playing golf, one looks down at the ball before hitting it. On the other hand, sunglass edges bring distortion and can create an illusion of a moving ball as you swing. When buying sunglasses for golf, ensure you get ones with the right cut to avoid the distortion effect of regular sunglasses.

Finding the Best-Fitting Golf Sunglasses

On top of having sunglasses with the right tint and cut, you should also choose sunglasses that properly fit. Sunglasses that don’t fit can be a distraction to your swing; it can make you lose focus.You shouldn’t sacrifice the fitting for aesthetics and flatness on your face. 

To get the best fitting sunglasses;

  • Ensure their size is not too small or too big for your face
  • Ensure that they fit on your nose’s bridge
  • Ensure that they don’t pinch your nose bridge too tightly or don’t easily down it

Features of Top SunGlasses for Golfing

Not all golfing sunglasses are created equal; there are things you should prioritize when buying. Let’s dive into the characteristics that distinguish top sunglasses from the rest

  • Durability – Your sunglass choice should be durable. This is because they undergo harsh conditions and wear and tear during golfing and when in your golf bag.
  • Clarity – Top sunglasses should improve your clarity of the golf course green.
  • Comfort – Your golf sunglasses should be comfortable. They shouldn’t be too small or too big.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Rays Protection–Not only can harsh rays block your vision, but they can also damage your eyes. The right sunglasses should be able to protect you from UV rays.


 In regards to the points above, on what to look for when acquiring a pair of sunglasses for golf, are suggestions on some of the best sunglasses that improves vision when playing golf. 


Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 XL Polished Black Prizm Golf Sunglasses

This pair of sunglasses is enclosed in a plastic frame. The lenses are polarized and also multi car chromatic. Oakley has provided HD optics which enhances the clarity. They are high-quality at gauging distances in the green and delivering the best polarization.

Brand: Oakley

Color: Polished/Black Prizm Golf


  • Case Included

Publisher: Oakley Sunglasses (Oakley, Inc.)

Details: Frame Fit Standard. Lens Shape XL. Lens Technology PRIZM Golf. Frame color:polished black. Lens color:prizm golf. Fit standard.

UPC: 888392105004

EAN: 2500000010781

Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.5 x 3.3 inches

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Oakley mens Batwolf OO9101-35 Iridium Polarized Sport Sunglasses,Matte Black Ink Frame/Black Iridium Lens,127 mm

These sunglasses have a broad frame; a design that suits people with medium or large faces. They have lenses which work perfectly for bright day golfing. If you want to change the icon, you will be glad to know they are interchangeable.

Brand: Oakley

Color: Matte black ink


  • Lens width: 127 millimeters
  • Lens height: 40 millimeters
  • Bridge: 0 millimeters
  • Arm: 130 millimeters

Publisher: Oakley

Details: Men's matte black ink rectangular plastic shape frame. With black iridium polarized lenses.

UPC: 700285856353

EAN: 700285856353

Package Dimensions: 7.4 x 3.2 x 2.9 inches

Tifosi Jet Sunglasses Silver Size: one size

These sunglasses only come with a single polycarbonate lens but in various colors. The lens is the strongest one available. Despite being light, these lenses have complete UV rays protection.

Brand: Tifosi

Color: Metallic Silver Frame/Smoke & Blue Lens


  • Shatterproof, optically decentered polycarbonate lenses

Publisher: Tifosi

UPC: 874444007822

EAN: 6521515353381

Package Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.4 x 2.8 inches

Oakley mens Half Jacket 2.0 XL OO9154-06 Half Jacket 2.0 Xl Oo9154-06 Black Size: One Size

These glasses come with Unobtaniumear-socks, which improve grip to avoid slipping. Oakley has provided XYZ optics which vastly increases both clarity and peripheral view. Besides, the lenses are interchangeable.

Brand: Oakley

Color: Polished Black Frame/Black Iridium Polarized Lens


  • Lenses are prescription ready (Rx-able)
  • Light transmission: 11%
  • Durable

Publisher: Oakley

Details: Frame Color: Black. Frame Material: Plastic. Lens Color: Black. Lens Size: 58 mm.

UPC: 700285494227

EAN: 700285494227

Package Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.1 x 2.1 inches

Kaenon womens Kore

The Kaenon Hard Kore glasses come with prismatic lenses; yellow, copper and gray tints. The lenses are polarized SR-91s. Each lens has been tailored for a specific need from reducing glare,enhancing color contrast as well as helping differentiate terrains.

Brand: Kaenon

Color: Black


  • Case Included
  • Lenses are prescription ready (Rx-able)

Publisher: Kaenon

UPC: 838775000082

EAN: 838775000082

Package Dimensions: 7.0 x 3.5 x 2.9 inches

JiMarti JM63 Sport Wrap Sunglasses for Cycling Running Golf TR90 Frame (Black & Smoke)

Brand: JiMarti

Publisher: JiMarti

Details: Imported from Japan or USA. It takes about 2 to 3 weeks to arrive.

UPC: 94920006334

EAN: 94920006334

Package Dimensions: 5.6 x 3.1 x 1.5 inches

Callaway Sungear Eagle Golf Sunglasses, Unisex-Adult, Callaway Sungear Eagle Golf Sunglasses, C80001, Gray Lens and Green Mirror, One Size Fits All

These golf sunglasses are quite light and sturdy; they are perfect for those who don’t like too dark glasses. Their unique designed lenses are fully UV protected but can let in a little more sunlight into your eyes. Their adjustable nose pad allows fitting according to your face to avoid slipping during swings. They are suitable for improving your golf course reading as they reduce depth perception skew.

Brand: Callaway

Color: Gray Lens and Green Mirror


  • Matte black metal frame with gray lens and green flash-mirror
  • Eagle lets in twice as much light for better depth perception to enhance your ability to read greens
  • Adjustable silicone nose pads provide multiple fitting options
  • Provides 100% protection from UVA, UVB, and UVA rays
  • Includes lens cloth, carry pouch, and hard case with clip for attaching to golf bag

Publisher: Izzo Golf, Inc.

Details: Callaway Sungear eyewear provides superior visual performance and protection on and off the course.  The only sunglasses designed specifically for golf, our unique lens technology was developed with one fundamental goal in mind… to maximize your ability to read greens, find the right line, make more putts and lower your scores! The Eagle model represents a true hybrid design.  The frame features a metal front for stability and polyamide injection-molded plastic temples to promote a lightweight, comfortable fit. Contrary to conventional sunglasses, our lenses are designed to let more (the right amount of) light in for better depth perception, which is especially helpful around the greens when reading putts and chips.  However, letting more light in also means more glare, so we added a polarizing filter to counter this effect. A blue or green flash-mirror option is available to better manage confusing short wavelength light. An 8-base lens configuration design keeps UV rays away from your eyes. Equal parts of sport and style make the Eagle a great all around sunglass. Fits medium to large head sizes.

UPC: 689769800016

EAN: 689769800016

Package Dimensions: 7.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 inches

Nike Golf Unrest Sunglasses, Black/Matte Black Frame, Grey Lens

Brand: Nike

Color: Black/Matte Black Frame


  • Nike max Optics lens technology-precise visual information at all angels of view
  • Lightweight Injected, 6 base frame design
  • Cam hinges snap firmly into place

Publisher: Nike Golf Mens Clothing

Details: In sport, precision visual equipment can make the difference between winning and losing. Only the patented design of Nike optics delivers zero distortion straight ahead, as well as minimal distortion across the complete curve of the lens. Other inferior L

UPC: 886061764552

EAN: 886061764552

Package Dimensions: 7.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches

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