We have all had the experience of waking up for tee time on a warm morning expecting pleasant weather only to end up perspiring for a full eighteen holes. People have different weather preferences but playing golf on a hot day can take some of the fun out of this fantastic outdoor sport. 

If you have gotten caught on the course on a sweltering day and come home with a sunburn, you understand the importance of planning ahead. Having sunscreen and water will help ensure you stay safe and hydrated even if the heat takes you by surprise. Staying cool while playing golf is an important factor to take into consideration the next time you pack and arrange your golf bag. 

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More than just drinking water

Staying cool while golfing is about more than just drinking water. Sure, that’s not a bad place to start, but it will not be enough on its own. Wearing the right clothes to keep you cool is also an important part of keeping cool. Lots of sportswear is designed for breathability and moisture wicking, making it a perfect choice for hot weather. You may also want to start early to avoid the peak intensity of the sun. 

In addition to bringing a water bottle and sunscreen, you may also want to throw a personal fan or a couple of sports drinks into your bag before heading out. The electrolytes in sports drinks can make them more satisfying and refreshing than water on a day of physical activity. 

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Feel refreshed after 18 holes

Playing golf on a hot day does not need to be uncomfortable. There are plenty of tips, tricks, and tools for staying cool on the golf course that ensure you can enjoy your game no matter the weather. If you’re interested in the best, moisture-wicking and breathable golf clothing then visit our ProShop. We’ll keep you looking stylish and feeling cool – in more ways than one. And if you happen to forget your sunscreen or need a hat – we’ve got you covered!

If you want to go the extra mile, bring a snack or two to keep your energy up not only for 18 holes but for your warmup and post golf routine as well. Our members can always stop by the Snack Bar as well, both before and after their round to stay fueled. See our suggestions for the best golf snacks to place in your bag when planning to hit the course on any day.