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What To Wear to The PGA Championship Annual Tournament

Whether you’ve been before, or this is your first time, dressing appropriately will ensure that you have the best experience you can at golf’s most prestigious event. Take a look at our dressing guide for both men and women and make sure you’re comfortable through the whole event.

08 May 2024 Words by Danielle 5 minute read What To Wear to The PGA Championship Annual Tournament

Table of Contents

  1. What Should You Consider Before Picking an Outfit for The PGA Championship?
  2. What Should Men Wear To The PGA Championship?
  3. What Should Women Wear to The PGA Championship?
  4. What Are The Best Accessories For The PGA Championship?
  5. FAQs
  6. Final Thoughts

For any golf fanatic, the Professional Golfers Association or PGA Championship is a big deal. And if you're lucky enough to be attending, you're probably already scrambling to pack your bags and plan your outfits for the full seven days.

Before you panic over what to wear though, you can let out that breath you've been holding in! We're here to take all the stress off your shoulders and help you put together some incredible ensembles. That way, you're going to look amazing every time you head off to cheer on your favourite golfer.

What Should You Consider Before Picking an Outfit for The PGA Championship?

There is plenty to consider before you pick an outfit for the PGA Tour.

When it comes to your ensembles, it's not just about looking good. It's about being prepared for whatever the weather (and the event) could throw your way.

During the week of May 13-19 in the spring season, the Championship games take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky (which is also a well-known Ryder Cup venue). This means that you're going to want to prepare for the weather in this location, which is usually moderately mild during the day, around 78°F (25°C). In the evenings, the temperature typically dips down to a comfortable 59°F (15°C).

Still, you know how it goes with the weather - it can be a bit unpredictable. That's why it's always a good idea to keep tabs on the forecast.

But how does this affect your outfit? And what should you wear?

Ideally, you'll want to consider light and breezy fabrics that will keep you cool under the Kentucky sun. But here's the secret to staying comfortable all day long: Layering. You can always start with something light and add or remove layers if the weather decides to throw you a curveball.

Of course, you'll also want to consider the duration of the PGA Championship. This isn't just a one-day event. Instead, it's a multi-day extravaganza.

That means that your wardrobe needs to be prepared for anything - from sunny skies to surprise showers, whether it's for an early round or the final day of the championship.

What Should Men Wear To The PGA Championship?

Okay, gents, let's get you dressed for a day out as a spectator for the PGA Championship. It's as easy as getting dressed for a day out on the course - with a few tweaks and finishing touches, of course.


For shirts, you're going to want to opt for a classic choice like the g.PERTH Cotton Golf Shirt or something a little more lightweight. For example, the g.BRODY Performance Golf Shirt. These options will offer you the perfect balance between style and comfort.

Whatever you choose, you'll want to remember to pick out some lightweight and breathable shirts that will keep you comfortable and cool. You should also opt for neutral colours or subtle patterns for a more polished look.

And remember, you always want your shirt tucked in!

g.BRODY Mens Camo Jacquard Collar and Cuffs Performance Golf Polo Shirt g.ROSS Mens Lightweight Stretch Performance Golf Trousers



When it comes to trousers, khakis or chinos are always a safe bet. But they can get a little hot and stuffy when the weather decides to warm up.

If you want to stay as cool as possible, a pair of lightweight golf trousers is a great choice. They are light to keep you comfortable (even in the heat) while still giving you a more refined look.

One of our favourite choices for a longer pair of trousers is the g.ROSS Lightweight Stretch Performance Trousers. They even have a water-repellent finish, so if you get caught in any showers, you'll be more than prepared! Again, you'll want to stick to more neutral colours like beige, navy, or grey.


When it comes to outerwear, it's essential to be prepared for changes in the weather. That's why we always recommend layering up so that you can easily remove or add a layer when the weather changes.

Since the weather is generally mild and warm in Kentucky in May, you'll want to stick to lightweight layers. For example, a sleeveless outer layer like the g.CAIRN Lightweight Water Repellent Golf Gilet. Or, if you want something with longer sleeves in the case of light rain, the g.WICK Lightweight Performance Golf Midlayer is a fantastic choice.

What Should Women Wear to The PGA Championship?

Ladies, it's your time to shine out on the golf course! Whether you're keeping it breezy with a sundress or you're wearing a more tailored ensemble, finding the perfect outfit with Glenmuir is simple.


You don't have to overthink your options when it comes to ladies' shirts. In fact, your options are really similar to the men's options. Like them, you can also pick a sleek and stylish golf top like the g.SOPHIE Pique Golf Polo Shirt if you want a more casual yet refined look.

Alternatively, a lightweight blouse is a good choice. But you'll want to make sure that the neckline isn't too low and that you're moderately dressed at all times.


Once again, there isn't much difference between your trouser options and those for the guys. We'd highly recommend a great pair of lightweight golf trousers like the g.PHOEBE Pedal Pushers. These pants not only look fantastic but will keep you cool in the warm Kentucky sun, with enough coverage to warm up when the evening chill starts to hit.

While you can also choose a pair of tailored chinos, they may be a little stuffy when the sun is baking down. Still, if the forecast is a little cooler for the day, it may be worthwhile having a pair of backup trousers to protect your legs from the colder weather.

g.SOPHIE Ladies Cotton Pique Golf Polo Shirt g.PHOEBE Ladies Lightweight Stretch Performance Golf Pedal Pushers


Dresses and Skorts

Since the weather can get pretty warm in Kentucky, packing a dress or two into your luggage may be a really good idea. You'll just need to be aware of the unspoken dress code at the PGA Championship...

If you're going to wear a dress, be sure to wear something modest that isn't too short or tight. A stylish, lightweight sundress can look absolutely stunning on the course! Our pick would be the g.STEFFI Golf Dress, with modesty undershorts, or, if you'd prefer, a fit-and-flare dress can work just as well. A golf shirt tucked into our g.EMELI Golf Skort is great for a sporting look with the freedom and coolness of a skirt, complete with jersey shorts attached inside.


If you're planning on spectating for the entire day, you're going to want to be prepared for when the evening wind starts to cool down. This means having some outerwear like a trusty jacket or slipover that is light enough to carry around with you (and won't make you overheat!).

A long-sleeve jacket is a great idea if you want to protect your arms from the nippy weather, but it should always be breathable so that you aren't left sweating! Our top pick has to be the g.POPPY Golf Jacket. But if you're more interested in keeping your chest warm and having some freedom to move around, the g.ASTRID Slipover is another great option. The choice is yours!

What Are The Best Accessories For The PGA Championship?

Now, let's talk about accessories. These can make or break a great outfit, but when it comes to the PGA Championship, you'll also need to consider practicality...


There's nothing worse than having sore feet and not being able to take your shoes off! And, since spectating at the PGA Championship may involve a little walking and a lot of standing, you're going to want to think about how that's going to affect your feet.

Of course, having a pair of comfortable golf shoes ensures that your feet will stay supported all day long. But, if you don't have a pair on hand, a pair of supportive shoes like sandals or stylish sneakers can also work well.


Standing in the sun can get really uncomfortable when your head isn't protected. Not only does it feel as though your scalp is on fire, but you can actually get some pretty nasty sunburns if you're not careful!

For this reason, having headwear, like a wide-brimmed hat or cap is essential. You may also want to have a pair of sunglasses handy to protect your eyes from glare.

Just remember, your hat should be stylish and refined. And you'll want to avoid anything with large logos or motifs. Rather, a plain hat in neutral colours will work best.

g.COWAN LOGO Mens and Ladies Structured Logo Golf Cap g.LEXI Ladies Soft Peak Performance Golf Visor


Is there a dress code for the PGA Championship?

There is no official dress code for the PGA Championship. However, there is still basic attire etiquette that you'll want to be aware of!

For example, you'll want to avoid wearing overly casual clothes. Instead, you should dress sensibly and ensure your ensembles are modest.

Can I bring a bag to the PGA Championship?

Yes, you can bring a bag to the PGA Championship. However, you cannot bring a backpack or any bag larger than 10" x 10" x 10".

Final Thoughts

Planning and packing your outfits for the PGA Championship doesn't have to be a major headache. Not with Glenmuir's collections, anyway! With our sleek and stylish golf attire, designed with club and teaching professionals and casual players alike in mind, you're guaranteed to be the sharpest dresser at the event.

Just remember: Neutral tones and modest silhouettes are the key to a polished and refined outfit.