What to Bring and Wear When Attending a Golf Tournament

If you have tickets to attend a gold tournament, such as The Masters or The PGA Tour, it is important that you know how to properly dress for the tournament. There are specific rules of etiquette that are followed at golf tournaments. The following are some tips for clothing and accessories.

Acceptable Attire

The accepted attire for men and women at golf tour tournaments differs, although overall the attire is more summer-formal.

For women, modest sundresses are very common paired with cardigans and sturdy sandals, flats, or tennis shoes. Shorts, capris, or a skort paired with a short-sleeved or sleeveless blouse are also acceptable. Due to the sunlight, many women also wear some type of wide-brimmed hats or visor. Clothing such as jeans, short-shorts, sleeveless shirts, graphic tees, and other more causal summer clothing are not acceptable.

For men, more formal summer attire is expected as well. Men should wear khakis or nice shorts, paired with a golf shirt or a button down shirt. Loafers or tennis shoes are acceptable for footwear, and a cap is acceptable to keep the sun out of your face. Things such as gym shorts, cut offs, t-shirts, jeans, and flip-flops are not acceptable.

A solid colored wind breaker is common for both men and women as golf courses can get really windy. Golfing attire for those attending a tournament also tends to lean more towards neutral and solid colors that are not that flashy.

What To Bring

When you attend a golf tournament, there are certain extra items you are going to want to bring with you. You should pack a bag that contains sunscreen and bug spray. You are also going to want to bring a rain poncho or umbrella depending on the forecast. It is okay to bring along a camera and a small folding chair. You may also want to bring along some sunglasses and cash for food and parking.

There is generally no tailgating associated with attending a golf tournament, so you'll want to leave your cooler and alcohol at home. Unlike other sporting events, signs are generally not acceptable at many golfing tournaments.

Be sure to check with the specific course where the tournament will be held to see if they have any specific rules regarding attire and what you can bring with you to the tournament. Knowing what to wear and what to bring will help you pack and prepare for your golf tournament.