What You Need To Know Before You Buy Golf Shorts

By KÜHL Editor on June 19, 2023

If you're looking for an excuse to spend more time outdoors, look no further than the green, visually stunning golf course landscape under the blue sky. Whether you're planning to go golfing for the first time or looking forward to making a business deal with one of your clients over a game of golf, one of the first questions is - what are you going to wear?

You already know that shorts are a staple in any golfer's wardrobe. In fact, shorts are the go-to summertime attire for avid golfers on most golf courses. Not to take anything away from long pants, but golf shorts are more fun, comfortable, and casual. Before you start buying golf apparel, let's go over a thing or two about golf shorts.

What are Golf Shorts?

As you might have guessed, golf shorts are types of shorts made specifically for golf. They are worn in warm weather or in an environment where airflow and comfort are more crucial than the protection of the legs.

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Playing golf by Mick De Paola.

So, why do some people prefer to wear golf shorts as opposed to golf pants? Well, there are three reasons for this, which include:

  • Fashion: These shorts look good, they're casual and fit great.
  • Practical: They are lightweight and allow freedom of movement.
  • Uniform: Many, if not all, golf clubs require wearing shorts for golfers.

They may bear the name "golf shorts," but it doesn't necessarily mean that they are limited to the golf course only. Outdoor recreation with friends and family is always a good default category for "golf shorts times." Private parties, beach parties, outdoor sports, and anything else purely for fun definitely call for comfortable, casual, cool golf shorts.   

How Long Should Golf Shorts Be?

Some golf clubs have quite strict dress codes, so it's important to know what's allowed and what's not. For instance, most golf clubs require that golfers avoid wearing golf shorts that are too short.

But when are shorts too short for guys? As a rule of thumb, tailored shorts should be worn with the hem no more than 4 inches above or below the knee.

Like pants, the length of your golf shorts is measured along the inseam. Men higher than 5'5" find 7" inseam golf shorts the perfect length. If you are less than 5'5" or just want to show a little more thigh, you might want to wear 5" shorts instead.

If you like to wear shorts whose hem is a few inches below the knee, then the KRUX LENGTH RENEGADE is what you're looking for.

Where to Buy Golf Shorts?

When not busy with work and other personal activities, most royalties, ladies, and yes – gentlemen – often like to play outdoor sports like golf. As well as many other sports, golf requires not just proper training and gear, but it also requires etiquette, especially when it comes to what you wear. Owing to this, the number of online stores selling golf apparel is growing.

KUHL Sponsored Golf Course Hole - A man dressed in KUHL Golf Shorts taking a swing with a mountainside in the back.

If you have a really busy schedule and still buy from physical stores, maybe it's time to reconsider that and actually consider buying golf shorts online. While many online stores sell shorts for golfers, not all of them are legitimate. As such, you should be very careful in evaluating online stores to ensure that you only buy from trusted and reputable brands, such as KÜHL.

Here, you can find top-notch clothing for any outdoor activity you have in mind. Whether you're looking for high-quality golf shorts you can wear to the golf clash or some comfortable shorts you can wear to your next hiking, climbing, water, or any other outdoor adventure, check out the collection of top-performing men's shorts.

Available in a variety of bright and dark colors, KÜHL men's golf shorts make it easy for you to choose the color that matches or complements your other golf apparel. For instance, if you like bright-colored clothing, the SHIFT STEALTH AMFIB™ SHORT will be an excellent choice. Designed for ultimate comfort and flexibility, this men's golf shorts is quick-drying and features sun protection factor 50+. If you prefer a dark-colored pair of shorts, then the VORTEX™ SHORT made from highly breathable ÄERO™ fabric will suit you just fine.

You will also find a huge collection of women's shorts to choose from. Just like our men's collection, our women's collection also features a variety of colors and waist sizes. Check out our TREKR™ SHORT 8". This women's golf short features original REKOIL™ fabric and the KÜHLKURVE™ fit for ultimate comfort, functionality, and style.

How Should Men's Golf Shorts Fit?

Another rule of thumb is to avoid shorts that are either too tight or too loose. Ideal golf shorts are the ones that fit comfortably at your natural waist and provide room for comfortable movement without too much extra fabric.

Good men's golf shorts provide just enough leg room so that they fit nicely to provide a comfortable, sleek look. This way, you're free to focus on your activity without extra fabric getting in the way. Check out our lightweight and breathable KONTRA™ SHORT for the best fit and ultimate style.

KUHL Sponsored Golf Course Hole - A man dressed in KUHL Golf Shorts taking a swing

What are Tailored Golf Shorts?

And can you wear cargo shorts golfing? When choosing shorts for golfing, you will come across several styles, including cargo golf shorts and tailored golf shorts. Tailored golf shorts are made using chino-style fabric with a conventional waistband, including belt loops and conventional hip pockets, as opposed to cargo or patch pockets.

Can you Wear Golf Shorts Casually?

The answer is - absolutely yes. In fact, thanks to their attractive look, men's shorts for golfers are the ultimate casual piece of attire. So, if you're planning to buy nice pair of shorts that you can also wear off the golf course, then buying high-quality, comfortable, flexible, and cool golf shorts will prove to be a wise investment.

What are the best golf shorts?

Konfidant™ Air Short is the go-to short for many golf enthusiasts. Because it's constructed for high-energy activities, the shorts outperform the rest in terms of comfort, breathability, function, and style. The vent system provides airflow through the mesh-lined pockets. The gusseted crotch and Free Ryde Waistband allows for comfortable crouching when focusing and assessing the distance. However, these shorts only come in 8" and 10" inseams

KÜHL Editor
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