If you require a quick answer, the best golf umbrella is the TaylorMade Tour, which is available as a 64 or 68 inch umbrella and features a double canopy design to withstand heavy winds. However, if you are on a tight budget and aren’t bothered about having a branded umbrella, the G4Free alternative is the best option to consider.
To rate the golf umbrellas within this article, we based our recommendations upon our experience and testing of multiple umbrellas out on the course (as shown in the “How We Rated” section below). We also carried out hours of research and considered a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the build quality, design, sizes and colours available, ability to withstand heavy wind, UV protection, shaft, handle, warranty and value for money.
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Golf Umbrella Comparison
|TaylorMade Tour||64 or 68 Inch||1|
|Callaway Mavrik||60 Inch||1|
|Under Armour Windproof||68 Inch||1|
|PGA Tour||62 Inch||1|
|G4Free Oversized||54, 62 or 68 Inch||22|
|Procella Large||62 Inch||2|
Although branded golf umbrellas look great and they can match your clubs or bag, they do come with a premium price tag. Therefore, we have included non-branded umbrellas within this article that are suitable for all budgets.
Below is a list of the best golf umbrellas that are dedicated for golfing and are suitable for all types of weather.
The Best Golf Umbrella
1. TaylorMade Tour Golf Umbrella
TaylorMade are a highly reputable brand within the golfing industry and their dedicated golf umbrella is a highly rated option to consider. The brand offer it in 64 or 68 inch sizes where both have a double canopy design and feature the brand’s patented windproof technology to withstand heavy winds out on the course.
Other features of the TaylorMade Tour Double Canopy include:
- Available in 64 or 68 inch widths
- Large port holes for fast air release
- Aircraft graded aluminium shaft
- Spring loaded tips
- Clear TaylorMade branding
- Anti-slip ergonomic handle
- Additional accessories available
Although expensive, the TaylorMade golf umbrella is one of the best in the UK that’s built to the highest of standards. It’s also dedicated for golf and features clear TaylorMade branding, which looks great when out on the course.
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2. Callaway Mavrik Golf Umbrella
Another premium golf umbrella made by a reputable golfing brand is the Callaway Mavrik. It’s a 60 inch wide umbrella that’s constructed of a lightweight fibreglass shaft and a windproof waterproof fabric. In order to further improve the versatility of the umbrella, the fabric also features a protective coating for superior UV protection.
Other features of the Callaway Mavrik include:
- 60 inch double canopy
- 100% waterproof fabric
- UV 50+ protection
- Automatic push button operation
- Ergonomic and non-slip handle
- Ventilation holes that allow wind to pass
- Supplied with a matching cover
To conclude, the Callaway Mavrik is a stylish, well-made and excellent all-round golf umbrella but only if you are willing to pay the premium price tag. However, it’s a worthwhile investment that features the latest design by Callaway and is suitable for any type of weather when out on the course.
3. Under Armour Windproof Umbrella
The Under Armour brand produce a wide range of umbrellas but this particular model is dedicated for golf. According to the brand, it’s suitable for all types of weather and the double canvas design provides additional coverage.
Other features of the Under Armour Windproof include:
- 68 inches wide
- Textured rubber handle
- Dual action opening system
- Clear Under Armour branding
- Distinctive lime green shaft
Overall, it’s a great umbrella for golf or regular use and it’ll protect you from all types of bad weather. It also has the backing of the reputable Under Armour brand who are well-known for their high quality products.
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4. PGA Tour Windproof Golf Umbrella
A more affordable golf umbrella that’s dedicated for golf is the PGA Tour option. It’s only available as a 62 inch wide umbrella but it’s been designed to withstand all types of weather and shelter you from the rain, wind or sun.
Other features of the PGA Tour Umbrella include:
- 62 inches wide
- Double canopy design
- Easy open and close mechanism
- Durable fiberglass shaft
- Water repellent fabric
- Fits easily into all standard golf bags
- Supplied with a protective cover
- PGA Tour branding
To conclude, the PGA Tour Golf Umbrella ticks all the boxes in terms of usability, durability and design. There really isn’t much to dislike and considering it’s a branded option, it also offers great value for the money.
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5. G4Free Oversized Golf Umbrella
By far one of the cheapest golf umbrellas in the UK that’s actually worth buying is the G4Free Oversized umbrella. It’s available in a choice of three sizes (54, 62 or 68 inch) and a huge selection of colours to best suit your requirements.
Other features of the G4Free Oversized Umbrella include:
- 54, 62 or 68 inch widths
- Choice of 22 different colours
- Automatic opening mechanism
- Double canopy windproof design
- 8 resin reinforced fibreglass ribs
- Non-slip foam handle
- Ultra water resistant canopy
- SPF 50+ protection
Considering the low price tag of the G4Free umbrella, it can’t be beaten on price and it’s one of the best golf umbrellas for the money. The wide selection of colours/styles is another great bonus because many other brands don’t offer any personalisation with their umbrellas.
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6. Procella Large Golf Umbrella
By far one of the most popular golf umbrellas on the market is by the Procella brand. It’s available in either black or grey and according to the brand, it’s virtually unbreakable with its fibreglass frame and tear resistant canopy. In terms of the sizing, it’s only available as a 62 inch wide umbrella that folds down to 5.12 x 38.7 inches in size.
Other features of the Procella Double Canopy Umbrella include:
- 62 inches wide
- Tear resistant inner mesh
- Double canopy construction
- Windproof up to 75 KMH
- Weighs just 780g
- Push button automatic opening
- Pinch-less closing
- Supplied with a matching sleeve cover
Overall, the Procella golf umbrella is a strong, waterproof and wind resistant option that won’t disappoint. However, when compared to the G4Free alternative above, it lacks colour options and is also more expensive.
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How We Rated
Whether I am protecting myself from heavy rain or the sun, I’ve used a variety of golf umbrellas over the years. My first umbrella for golf was a non-branded option (as shown in the photo) and it did a great job at protecting myself and my clubs during bad weather on the course.
However, when I upgraded my golf bag, I chose to upgrade my golf umbrella to a matching umbrella to the brand of the bag and it looks great. It’s worth pointing out that apart from the branding, they both did the same job of protecting myself and my clubs from the bad weather. Therefore, you should be aware that for certain branded umbrellas, you are primarily paying for the brand.
As well as our experience and testing of multiple golf umbrellas, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors.
Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the build quality, design, sizes and colours available, ability to withstand heavy wind, UV protection, shaft, handle, warranty and value for money.
Although a standard umbrella will provide some protection whilst playing a round of golf, it simply doesn’t come anywhere near the level of protection a golf umbrella provides. They are a great addition to your golf equipment and once you’ve used one, you’ll never revert to a standard umbrella again. They are also great for protecting yourself against the sun’s UV rays during the summer with a suitable SPF protective coating upon the umbrella’s fabric too.
All of our recommendations listed above are suitable for all budgets and include both branded and non-branded options. Although it may be tempting to use a standard umbrella, those that are designed for golf will transform your experience on the course regardless to what the weather throws at you.