Whether it’s an old-school visor, a Bill Murray-style bucket hat, a flat-bill number like you’d see on boy band-era Rickie Fowler, or the Ben Hogan cap, your preference in golfing headgear—even more so than your clubs, your shoes, and your shirt—will define your on-course style. And if you play golf, you know one thing to be true: it’s really, really difficult to find a great golf hat.
Since most pro shops are utterly worthless in the hat department, we’ve scoured the web for the coolest, most stylish, and most wonderfully functional flat brims, truckers, snap backs, old-school bucket hats, and Tin Cup-style tour visors. Whether you’re looking for bold colors and witty slogans or more traditional colorways with understated designs, there’s a great golf hat for you here. So, without further ado, here are 11 of the coolest golf hats you can possibly purchase for any loop in 2019. And for more great golf apparel, These Are the Best Golf Shoes You Can Buy for 2019.
$45; buy now at gfore.com
Creativity reigns at G/FORE, so it’s no surprise they’re churning out an endless number of unique designs. Topping the charts is the ultra-cool “Pray for Birdies” snapback, sure to turn heads and prompt a little playful banter with the starter on the first tee. Who knows, maybe he’ll be so impressed that you find yourself bumped up the tee sheet. And for some shirts to rock with this hat, check out the 15 Stylish Golf Shirts Way Better Than Your Average Polo.
$30; buy now at jonesgolfbags.com
A fun take on everyone’s favorite score on the course, the Jones Birdie Snapback features a white felt appliqué shuttlecock icon stitched on the front. Aside from the creative logo, a contrasting color under-bill and lightweight wool blend fabric make this a winner for the first days of spring ahead.
$30; buy now at criquetshirts.com
For those on the hunt for a great trucker hat, look no further than Criquet Shirts. A contrast color mesh back, “Grassy C” logo, and comfortable fit will make this your go-to for rounds at the local muni and summer BBQs, alike.
$30; buy now at imperialsports.com
The key to wearing a visor is actually wearing a visor. That means going full billboard—high-crown, old-fashioned logo—and eschewing the cheesy low-crown visors that have plagued golf fashion since the dawn of NSYNC. This great number from Georgia-based headgear maker Imperial is made of a high-quality cotton and poly blend, comes equipped with a useful terry cloth sweatband, and looks so gorgeous and classic that even Bubba Watson and Fred Couples would be proud.
$39.50; buy now at greysonclothiers.com
Sophisticated in style, this Greyson snapback is perfect for topping off any elegant on-course look. The simplicity of the “Order & Honor” shield stands out in all the right ways, and pairs perfectly with an elevated solid or stripped polo.
$45; buy now at sugarloafsocial.com
If the thought of bucket hats and pimento cheese sandwiches don’t get you going, it’s time you familiarize yourself with Sugarloaf Social Club. What started as a small group of golf-crazed friends with a strong appreciation for the history of the game has today turned into a trendsetting bunch in the world of golf.
SSC is making dad hats, bucket hats and high-crown tour visors all the rage again, with small-batch releases that are often snatched-up in minutes. The Pimento Bucket is a nod to everyone’s favorite Master’s sandwich, making this hat that much more delicious.
$29.95; buy now at golflocker.com
Rope hats have resurfaced in popularity of late and no one is bringing them to life quite like Titleist. The industry stalwart is proving they can do more than clubs, offering rope hats in a variety of colors (ranging from a classic white to a vibrant red) to match any golf look.
$35; buy now at dvrxthreads.com
An interesting twist on the sport we love, the “G*LF” hat by Scottsdale-based DVRX is as fun a lid as any. The resort-style golf brand offers this structured flat brim in black or white, making it an ideal wardrobe staple that’s sure to climb to the top of your hat collection in no time.
$29; buy now at birdsofcondor.com
The Australia-based Birds of Condor are putting the fun in fashion with a variety of creative golf hats. If you don’t take yourself (or your golf game) too seriously and want a hat to match, this is the brand for you. Snapbacks and truckers make up the majority of their hat lineup, however the curved brim Shaked Caddy Cap (paying homage to the popular Caddyshack movie) might be the coolest of all.
$28; buy now at nike.com
It should come as no surprise that the leader in performance athletic apparel has also created a best-in-class performance hat, too. The Nike AeroBill Classic features a lightweight fabric and sweat-wicking technology to keep you dry, while the printed criss-crossed club design ensures you look as cool as you fee.
$29.99; buy now at bluelinesurfshop.com
Blue Line may be better known as a surf company, but their Jupiter, Florida location has loads of tour players rocking their hats on the regular. Sure, sponsors dictate their hat selections for tournament play, but trust the boys in Jup would much rather be rocking the cool designs of Blue Line. Choose from the ever changing wide selection of snapbacks, curved brims, truckers and more. And for some golf tips, check out The 5 Best Exercises for Longer Golf Drives and a Stronger Back.
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