How Should I Dress for Golf in the Rain?

Rain never stopped anyone from teeing off. Come rain or shine; you still want to be out on the course. So, if you're planning on heading out during inclement weather, you'll want to make things as easy for yourself as possible by wearing gear that will help keep you comfortable.

Check out the following if you're looking for ideas about what golf apparel to throw on when the weather refuses to cooperate.

Golf Apparel to Wear in the Rain

The following are some of the items that'll help keep you dry in rainy weather. In fact, this golf apparel will help keep you in the game for as long as you want.


Outerwear is an absolute must. You need to keep dry, so you don't become uncomfortable or waterlogged. You also need to ensure that your jacket will still give you a full range of motion. Gear constructed with four-way-stretch fabric is ideal. Waterproof golf pants and jackets made out of material like Gore-Tex are perfect. They are lightweight, so they don’t don't weigh you down and negatively affect your swing. Choose men's Gore-tex jackets and women's Gore-tex jackets. At Boathouse, our outerwear is engineered for optimal performance and comfort so that you stay warm and dry with a full range of movement for all 18 holes.



If your rainy weather is accompanied by cooler temperatures, throwing on some layers will keep you cozy.

  • Use compression gear or a close-fitting yet stretchy mock neck as a base layer.
  • A fleece jacket is an excellent second layer.
  • Use the outer layer for your rain jackets and waterproof golf pants.

Waterproof Shoes

Soggy shoes and socks soaked by rain will take you right out of the game. Keep your feet nice and dry by throwing on waterproof golf shoes. Bring an extra pair of socks in case they get wet, too.

Cart Mitts/Gloves

Rain makes your clubs slippery to the touch, so find all-weather gloves that help you firmly grip the club. It will allow you to swing in the wet weather without compromising your hold. Choose cart mitts or gloves to keep your hands warm and dry if it's also cold. Make sure you keep an extra pair on hand in a carrier bag just in case.

Spikes/Grips on Shoes

You need to hold steady as you swing. Make sure you replace your grips and spikes before heading to the course. This will ensure that you have the traction you need without compromising your swing.

Golf Gear to Bring When It's Raining

In addition to your clothes, you'll need some extra gear, so your game is not affected by a downpour.


y seem basic but carrying a towel with you can be one of the best things you bring when playing in the rain. Not only will you need it to wipe down your face and hands, but you can also use it to wipe down your cart and clubs.


A substantial umbrella is a no-brainer in inclement weather, especially when dealing with harsh winds.

Keep Cool (and Dry) When Golfing in the Rain

Don't let a little rain stop you from scoring a perfect round. At Boathouse, we have everything you need to battle the elements, from waterproof golf jackets to waterproof golf pants. Reach out to us if you have any questions about the gear you need to keep going when the weather is not cooperating. 

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