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Vacation Looks

8 golf shorts you can wear to the beach

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August 27, 2021

Whether you're trying to cut down on the packing for your next trip or just want a pair of shorts that do it all, these hybrid golf shorts and swim trunks hit the mark. With performance materials, water-ready fabrics and stylish designs, no one will be able to tell that your favorite golf shorts are actually swimmies.

Available in eight color options, these lightweight shorts can be worn for golf or swim. The performance fabric has four-way stretch, quick-dry properties and mesh pockets add to the versatility.

These shorts are designed for swim but have upscale enough styling to be worn out of the water, too. The water-repellent material is lined with a breathable mesh and the 7-inch inseam is a great length for most golfers.

Truly designed for both golf and water sports, these 9-inch shorts have a fun, tropical pattern and a classic fit. The belt loops add to the sophisticated look and mesh briefs on the interior provide additional support. The shorts also come with a matching drawstring pouch that is great to for transporting post-pool trunks.

Made from recycled polyester, these sustainable shorts have a durable and quick-drying fabric, four-way stretch and a liner designed to reduce friction. There is a drawstring hidden on the inside of the waistband, so you can tighten these like a swim trunk without ruining the golf-short look.

Also made with recycled polyester, these shorts have a saltwater finish that makes the fabric super comfortable. They're built with a touch of spandex that provides a ton of stretch and an inseam just over 10-inches for those who prefer a longer short length.

A classic in this category, Chubbies makes the ultimate vacation shorts. The fabric on these trunks has a water-resistant finish, anti-microbial properties and mesh-lined pockets that are optimized for swim. The elastic waistband is ultra-comfortable and the lightweight fabric is great for any weather. They're also wrinkle-resistant for a fresh look right out of the suitcase or after a long day of golf.

For the bolder dressers, the floral pattern on these shorts were inspired by the unofficial flower of golf, the azalea. These board shorts are wrinkle-resistant, have UPF 50+ sun protection and a touch of stretch that adds a ton of comfort.

Perhaps the most upscale pair of the group, these TravisMathew shorts will match with almost any color top, have double welt back pockets and a comfortable stretch waistband. The poly-spandex blend fabric is designed to be water-repellent that's great for all-weather golf or a quick post-round swim.