Are you a golfer who struggles to find a frame that fits? Our very own Sunglass Rob is right there with you. That's why he and our Sports Opticians have compiled a list of the top 5 best golf sunglasses for big heads. Designed to be a perfect fit on larger faces, and with the performance features you need for a hole-in-one, these styles will have you looking good and seeing clearly out on the green.
Table of Contents
A. What to Look for in Golf Sunglasses
B. Best Golf Sunglasses for Big Heads
1. Tifosi Elder SL
2. Oakley Double Edge
3. Oakley Mainlink XL
4. SMITH Lowdown XL 2
5. Maui Jim Big Wave
C. Shop Prescription Golf Sunglasses Online at SportRx
Join Sunglass Rob, a fellow golfer and big sunglasses wearer, as he reveals the top 5 best golf sunglasses for big heads! To see the lineup in its entirety, keep on reading below.
In addition to being a perfect fit on larger faces, check out the frame and lens criteria we used when selecting the best golf sunglasses for big heads.
When teeing-up, full neck and head mobility is crucial to hitting your shot. Slipping sunglasses can be a distraction, so all of the frames in our lineup include rubber grip to keep the frame securely in place. They're also lightweight and comfortable to wear, so you can stay focused on the round.
For lenses, there are two main components to consider: lens height and contrast-enhancement.
Too-short lenses will leave you awkwardly peering below or under the lens when teeing-up. That's why we've selected tall lenses so you have maximum coverage and don't have to worry about alignment — for your sunglasses, that is.
Contrast-enhancing lenses are the best choice for golf sunglasses. It's your secret ingredient to making details pop, reading the green, and tracking the ball. For a complete list of lens recommendations, explore the Best Lens Colors for Golf Sunglasses.
Want even more information? Visit our extensive Golf Sunglasses Buyer's Guide!
Now, let's check out the frames!
*The Tifosi Elder SL has been discontinued.
Don't let the sleek design of this semi-rimless frame fool you. The Tifosi Elder SL is packed with performance features. Hydrophilic adjustable rubber nose pads get tackier when you sweat and allow you to customize the fit. A Grilamid TR-90 frame construction keeps it lightweight, but also ultra-durable. We also love the vented lenses for their anti-fog capabilities and Rx-ability.
Tifosi Elder SL Key Features
- Grilamid TR-90 is extremely durable & resilient
- Hydrophilic rubber nose pads & temples keep it securely in place
- Vented lenses encourage air flow & decrease fogging
- SportRx Frame Width: 134mm (What is SFW?)
It should come as no surprise that we've got some Oakleys on the list. First up, we have the Oakley Double Edge. This full-rim frame boasts Oakley tech we know and love. An O Matter™ frame construction is ultra-lightweight and durable, while Unobtainium™ rubber grip nose pads keep it securely in place. The Double Edge is also available with PRIZM™ lens technology for one of the best views yet.
Oakley Double Edge Key Features
- 8-base wrap delivers maximum sun protection for a squint-free round
- O Matter™ frame is Oakley's proprietary lightweight & durable material
- Unobtainium™ rubber nose pads get tackier when wet
- SFW: 136mm
Next up, we've got the second Oakley frame in our lineup. A larger size of the ever-popular Mainlink, this XL version is perfectly at home on big heads. It has similar performance features as our previous Oakley frame like an O Matter™ construction, Unobtainium™ rubber grip, and PRIZM™ lens options. The laidback design makes this an excellent choice if you're looking for more versatility in your golf sunglasses. The Mainlink XL looks great on the green and on your days away from the golf course.
Oakley Mainlink XL Key Features
- Larger size of the Oakley Mainlink
- 6-base wrap provides generous sun coverage in a more laidback design
- Unobtainium™ rubber nose pads get tackier when wet
- SFW: 142mm
If you want an extra dose of feel-good attitude while golfing, embrace the eco-friendly SMITH Lowdown XL 2. Made from bio-resin Evolve™, the Lowdown Xl 2 is super comfortable to wear, while also being environmentally conscious. Its tall lenses deliver superior coverage, so you never have to worry about peering under the lens. It's also available with ChromaPop™ lens technology, which enhances contrast, colors, and clarity.
SMITH Lowdown XL 2 Key Features
- Made from bio-based Evolve™
- Tall lenses provide excellent sun protection
- ChromaPop™ lens technology reveals brighter colors & greater contrast
- SFW: 144mm
This 8-base frame has you covered from all angles in a frame so comfortable, you may even forget you're wearing sunglasses. The Maui Jim Big Wave is made from a nano-nylon that is ultra-lightweight and one of Sunglass Rob's favorite frame materials. It's super thin but still extremely durable. The Big Wave also features adjustable rubber nose pads for a perfect fit that doesn't budge.
As for the lenses, you'll love the view through PolarizedPlus2® lens technology. You'll get enhanced colors and contrast, so every detail of the green pops — and it's available with prescription.
Maui Jim Big Wave Key Features
- PolarizedPlus2® lens tech blocks 99.9% of glare
- Hidden spring hinges are discretely tucked away & provide a secure fit
- Triple-injected nylon frame is ultra-lightweight & comfortable to wear
- SFW: 146mm
Need prescription golf sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your golf prescription sunglasses.
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