Tune into any PGA event and you’ll see most of the field wearing Oakley sunglasses. This isn’t by coincidence – Oakley has designed several pairs specifically to enhance your golf game. Now we’re not promising you’ll suddenly become a scratch golfer the minute you slap on a pair of Oakleys, but you just mind find that ball deep in the rough saving you a few penalty strokes.
Keep reading for exactly what to look for in golf sunglasses. Plus the best Oakley golf lenses and sunglasses, including prescription options!
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What to look for in Oakley Golf Sunglasses?
If you’re looking for golf sunglasses you want to make sure they’re optimized for the game. In the section below we’ll cover the best frame materials, features, and lenses to look for in Oakley golf sunglasses.
O Matter Frame Material
O Matter is Oakley’s proprietary nylon-based frame material designed to be lightweight and extremely durable. This is the most common material for sports frames, and definitely your best option for golf glasses.
O-Matter can easily stand up to 4+ hour-long rounds in the heat and won’t damage with sweat or oils. Simply wipe down your sunglasses and they’re as good as new.
Read more in our complete Oakley O Matter guide.
If you’ve ever played on a hot sunny day, you’ve likely noticed your sunglasses sliding off your face as you’re dripping in sweat. Unobtanium grips are your answer. These rubber pieces on the earstems and nosepads of Oakley sunglasses provide additional grip even when sweaty or wet. These are a must-have for any golf sunglasses!
Now that we’ve covered what to look for in your frame, keep reading as we review the best Oakley golf lenses to up your game!
Oakley Golf Lenses
In 2015, Oakley Prizm Lenses were released to the public and changed sports sunglasses forever. They soon followed up the release with the Prizm Golf Lenses specifically built with the course in mind. These lenses have 3 distinct specialties:
- Spot transitions: From the fairway to the fringe to the rough, these lenses help you distinguish changes on the course to play your best shot
- Read the grass: Have every detail highlighted on the green so you can predict ball speed and direction and sink the putt
- Track the ball: Specific contrast designed to highlight the ball against blue skies and green fairways so you can stop taking penalty shots and burning through sleeves of balls
If you’re looking to take your game seriously, Oakley Prizm golf lenses are a must-have. Currently, Oakley offers two variations of the lenses, Oakley Prizm Golf is designed for mixed-light conditions on the course and Prizm Dark Golf for bright sunny conditions. We’d recommend starting with the Prizm Golf for most players, though if you find yourself in high Sun conditions often, such as those in Florida, you might want to check out the Dark Golf replacement lenses. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Now that you’ve learned what separates these Sunglasses from the rest, we’ve rounded up the best Oakley golf sunglasses below!
Best Oakley Golf Sunglasses
Flak 2.0 XL
The successor to the Flak Jackets, the Flak 2.0 XL (Product Link) is a great all-around sports frame. Featuring a half rim design, the XL lens offers plenty of coverage. Plus this frame is available in both Prizm Dark and Dark Golf lenses. You can read more in our full review of the Flak 2.0 XL here.
Flak 2.0 XL Highlights
- XL dual-lens design for maximum coverage and visibility
- Unobtanium earsocks and nosepads for added grip even when sweaty or wet
- Lightweight sports O Matter frame available in Oakley Asian fit
Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL
If you find the Flak Jacket a bit too big for you, the Half Jacket 2.0 XL (Product Link) is the answer. The Half Jacket features a similar design with a slightly smaller frame and lens coverage for a small to medium fit. Along with the smaller design, they are also available a bit cheaper starting at $146.00 with Prizm Golf or Dark Golf lenses. You can read more in our full Oakley Half Jacket guide.
Half Jacket 2.0 XL Highlights
- Dual lens design similar to the Flak 2.0 XL that’s perfect for small to medium faces
- Available with Prizm Golf and Dark Golf lenses plus prescription options
- O Matter frame featuring Unobtanium earsocks and nosepads for all-day comfort
Oakley Radar EV Advancer
If you’d prefer a single shield lens over the traditional two lens sunglasses, check out the Radar EV Advancer. This successor to the already popular Radar EV offers plenty of coverage and visibility. Plus the vented lens design helps to increase airflow keeping you cool on the course.
Starting at $206.00 with Prizm Golf lenses (Product Link) they are a bit more expensive than the Half and Flak jackets.
Radar EV Advancer Highlights
- Large shield lens design offers maximum coverage and visibility with Prizm lenses
- Vented lens increases airflow to keep you cool even on hot days
- Unobtanium earsocks and nosepads on this lightweight O Matter frame provide comfort and grip
Looking for a more casual look on the course? The Oakley Targetline sunglasses have you covered. Combining sports performance with a lifestyle look, these are great for on and off the course.
While they don’t feature Unobtanium earsocks, they do feature the no-grip material on the nose pad. Plus at $156.00 with Prizm Golf lenses (Product Link) these are priced right for a pair that can be used all day.
- Casual performance lifestyle design that looks great on and off the golf course
- Available with Prizm Golf lenses and prescription options
- Integrated side shields to combat backside glare and taller lens for increased downward vision
Are Prescription Golf Sunglasses available?
Yes, Oakley currently offers Prizm Prescription golf sunglasses and lenses for the frames mentioned here today. All you need is a valid prescription to order directly through Oakley’s website or your local eye doctor.
For more information on how to order, check out our complete guide to Oakley prescription glasses here.
Where to Buy Golf Sunglasses?
When you’re ready to buy your golf Oakleys your first stop is likely the Oakley website or a local store. We’ve included direct links to all the sunglasses mentioned here above.
But unless there’s a sale going on you may be overpaying. For most current sunglasses and frames you can easily save 20-30% off Oakleys with just a few seconds of work. Many aftermarket sites such as the Oakley Forum Exchange or eBay offer brand new Oakley sunglasses at below retail prices. For more information check out our full guide to Never Pay Retail for Oakleys Again!
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