Are you on the hunt for a new pair of golf sunglasses, but don’t know where to start? Hit the greens in style while keeping your eyes protected from the sun in a pair of these top golf sunglasses. Having the right pair of lenses is crucial for staying on your game. Depending on which color you get, these lenses can improve your depth perception or enhance colors so that you see all the curves on the course more clearly. Keep reading to find out our top picks for the best men’s golf sunglasses of 2021.


Table of Contents

1. What to Look for in Golf Sunglasses
2. Best Men’s Golf Sunglasses of 2021
2.1 Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL
2.2 Maui Jim Ho’okipa
2.3 Tifosi Elder SL
2.4 SMITH Lowdown 2
2.5 Nike Maverick Free
3. Best Men’s Golf Sunglasses of 2020
4. Prescription Men’s Golf Sunglasses Online at SportRx


Eyeglass Tyler shows off the year’s frames for the best men’s golf sunglasses. Tune in or keep reading below!


What to Look for in Men’s Golf Sunglasses

When getting new golf eyewear, there are three main features to consider: grip, coverage, and fit. Let’s take a look at how these features appear on a frame and how they can influence your game.

Rubber Grip

Frames with a good grip help you keep your sunglasses optically aligned when you swing. Rubberized grip on the temple or nose pads provide just the right amount of grip, helping the frame stay put.

Coverage

A wrapped frame with a semi-rimless design or a tall enough lens is just the thing to keep the sun’s rays at bay and give you great coverage. The taller the lens, the more coverage you get to see the ball through the bottom of your lens. As you know, adjusting your head to see past the frame can mess with your swing. By choosing a sunglass with a low-profile lens edge, you can focus on your game, not adjusting to accommodate your gear.

Comfortable Fit

And lastly, always get a comfortable fit so that you can keep those glasses on for all 18 holes. Some features to consider when looking for a good fit are straight temples for hat-friendly and hassle-free fit and lightweight and durable frame material for comfort. To find out more details on everything you need to know before buying your golf lenses, check out our Buyer’s Guide.


Best Men’s Golf Sunglasses of 2021

Our in-house Sports Opticians have rounded up the best golf sunglasses for 2021 and have sorted them by size. We’ll start with the smallest SportRx Frame Width and move toward the largest SFW. Read on and watch to find the best pair for you.


Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL

The Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL feature larger lenses for more coverage. The Half Jacket 2.0 XL sunglasses integrate an interchangeable lens system so that you can optimize your vision to different golf environments. With a variety of integrated technologies, the Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL sunglasses offer a durable yet lightweight fit, providing all-day comfort and sun protection.

oakley half jacket 2.0 xl sunglasses in black with prizm road rose and purple lenses

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM™ Road Lenses

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Key Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Features:

  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Prescription ready
  • Adjustable nose pads for customized fit
  • SFW of 132 (Men’s M)

Maui Jim Ho’okipa

Versatile and modern, the Maui Jim Ho’okipa sunglasses are perfect for a round of golf. The lightweight, rimless frames are durable and offer great coverage, while the rubber nosepad and temples provide a secure, firm grip. The shape flatters a range of face shapes. Patented PolarizedPlus2® lens enhance color and stops glare, allowing you to track your ball down the fairway. Have prescription needs that aren’t being met on the golf course? Maui Jim Ho’okipa is prescription ready!

Maui Jim Ho’okipa in Gloss Black with Neutral Grey lens

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Key Maui Jim Ho’okipa Features:

  • Straight temples
  • PolarizedPlus2® lens technology
  • Built-in proprietary treatments include backside AR (anti-reflection)
  • SFW of 134 (Men’s M)

Tifosi Elder SL

The Tifosi Elder SL is a wrap semi-rimless sport frame featuring thick temples to block out light from the periphery. Made from Grilamid TR-90, Tifosi’s proprietary nylon frame material, the Elder SL is durable and low-density, giving you a comfortable, lightweight fit for all 18 holes. Do you play in varying light conditions? The interchangeable lenses give you the flexibility to swap out to a lens that fits the day’s conditions.

Tifosi Elder SL in Matte Black with Enliven Golf Lens

Tifosi Elder SL in Matte Black with Enliven Golf Lens

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Key Tifosi Elder SL Features:

  • Rubber grip on the nose & temples
  • Adjustable nosepad
  • Venting notches in the lens (not available for prescription)
  • SFW of 134 (Men’s M)

Note: This frame is discontinued.


SMITH Lowdown 2

Hit the course in style with pair of SMITH Lowdown 2 sunglasses. The classic shape is a fan favorite and features a rubber nosepad and bent temples that will prevent the sunglasses from slipping off mid-swing. Tall lenses provide optimal coverage and ChromaPop™ enhanced lenses will have you easily reading the green.

smith lowdown xl 2 sunglasses in grey with gold lenses in lineup of best athleisure sunglasses for big heads

SMITH Lowdown XL 2 in Matte Gravy with Polarized Gold Mirror Lenses

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Key SMITH Lowdown 2 Features:

  • 4-base lenses
  • Lightweight Grilamid TR90 material
  • Available with ChromaPop™ lens technology
  • SFW of 136 (Men’s L)

Nike Maverick Free

With the Nike Maverick Free’s semi-rimless design and unique flat profile, you get all the style of a sports frame without the wrap. The Maverick Free accommodates a greater range of prescriptions because of the lower base curve. Flexible temples with rubberized material give you a comfortable frame that stays optically aligned through every hole. This is a big frame with a small look.

Nike Maverick Free Sunglasses in Matte Black/White logo with Course Tint Lenses

Nike Maverick Free in Matte Black / White with Course Tint Lenses

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Key Nike Maverick Free Features:

  • Unique more rigid rubber saddle bridge — Grip & Comfort
  • Lightweight durable material
  • Nike Course Tint Lens — optimized for the golf course
  • SFW of 136 (Men’s L)

Best Men’s Golf Sunglasses of 2020

If you still need more options, look no further. Check out our 2020 list of Best Men’s Golf Sunglasses.


100% Centric

The Centric is a great hybrid frame with an angular design. A subtle side shield keeps light out of your peripherals and your eye on the ball. Made with shatterproof and lightweight Grilamid TR90 frame material, the Centric gives you all-day comfort and protection.

100% Centric in Matte Crystal Black

100% Centric in Matte Crystal Black with Red HiPER Multilayer Mirrored Lenses

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Key 100% Centric Features

  • Hybrid full-frame design
  • Unique side shielding
  • Rubber material on nose & temples
  • SFW of 131, Medium

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

& the REXY winner for the Best Men’s Golf Sunglasses 2020, The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL. An Oakley staple for years now, the ‘XL’ refers to the taller lenses, which provide more coverage, and that is something you want when playing golf. The Flak 2.0 XL is a super versatile semi-rimless sport frame which provides excellent wrap to keep the sun out of your eyes at all angles. Not to mention, they have amazing durability and ultra-lightweight comfort. Grip along the temples and nose keep your glasses securely in place, even when you break a sweat. The sport-specific PRIZM lenses boost contrast and allow you to perform at your best!

flak2.0 xl PRIZM dark golf

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Dark Golf

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Key Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • 2020 REXY WINNER!
  • Unobtainium earsocks, nose pads, and Oakley’s Three-Point-Fit System
  • O-Matter Frame material — lightweight, durable & flexible
  • PRIZM Lens Technology — Golf or Dark Golf
  • SFW of 133, Medium — Large

Tifosi Elder SL

Tifosi Elder SL in Matte Black with Enliven Golf Lens

Tifosi Elder SL in Matte Black with Enliven Golf Lens

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Key Tifosi Elder SL Features:

  • Rubber grip on the nose & temples
  • Adjustable nose pad
  • Venting notches in the lens (not available for prescription)
  • SFW of 134 Medium — Large

Oakley Targetline

The Oakley Targetline brings together sports technology and a lifestyle look, giving you great sunglasses for golfing and going out on the town. This hybrid frame has a lower base curve, giving you a flatter frame for increased RX-ability. A taller lens and integrated side shields block out sunlight while giving you uncompromised performance. The angle of the brow line tapers toward the temples, giving you better hat compatibility if you rock a curved bill.

Targetline in PRIZM Golf

Oakley Targetline in Polished Black with PRIZM Golf

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Key Oakley Targetline Features:

  • Unobtainium nose pads — no-slip grip
  • O-Matter frame material — Super lightweight and durable
  • PRIZM Golf and Dark Golf — Amazing lens tech
  • SFW of 134, Medium — Large

Nike Maverick Free

Nike Maverick Free Sunglasses in Matte Black/White logo with Course Tint Lenses

Nike Maverick Free in Matte Black / White with Course Tint Lenses

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Key Nike Maverick Free Features:

  • Unique more rigid rubber saddle bridge — Grip & Comfort
  • Lightweight durable plastic
  • Nike Course Tint Lens — optimized for the golf course
  • SFW of 136, Large

SMITH Barra

The Barra is a hybrid lifestyle performance, full-rimmed frame and unique addition to the lineup. The Barra’s solid-frame construction is surprisingly lightweight given how bold it looks. The heavy side shields may not be for everyone looking for one pair for every occasion.

SMITH Barra in Matte Forest with ChromaPop Polarized Brown lens

SMITH Barra in Matte Forest with ChromaPop Polarized Brown Lens

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Key SMITH Barra Features:

  • Nose grip
  • Temples not adjustable — flexible and comfortable
  • Great Rx-ability due to flat frame design
  • SFW of 137, Large

Rudy Project Rydon

The Rudy Project Rydon is a sportier semi-rimless wrapped frame. Good quality frame with metal frame construction — durable yet lightweight.Do you have a higher prescription? Don’t worry, the Rydon has a dock that can be added to accommodate most strong prescriptions.

Rudy Project Rydon in Matte Black Impactx Photochromic Lens from clear to balck

Rudy Project Rydon in Matte Black with Impactx Photochromic Lens — Clear to Black

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Key Rudy Project Rydon Features

  • Sportier wrap semi-rimless frame
  • One frame, multiple lenses for different environments — versatile
  • Nosepads and Temples are adjustable with a rubber grip
  • SFW of 138

Prescription Men’s Golf Sunglasses at SportRx

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