Best Golf Hats for Big Heads

If you play a lot of golf, that also means you spend a lot of time in the sun.  Accordingly, protecting your face from too much UV is a must.  And there’s no better way to do that than with a proper hat.

On both the PGA and LPGA Tours, you see a litany of lids.  They range from high-crown visors, to traditional baseball hats, the ever trendy trucker hats, and even full-brimmed bucket hats. 

Whatever your head adornment might be, it should speak to your sense of style and most importantly, keep you protected.

But maybe you have a large head.  I think of one guy in my regular group that we affectionately call “Watermelon”.  This guy’s head is so big that he can’t ever find a hat that actually fits.  I feel bad for Watermelon, but he’s also one of the smartest guys I know.  Maybe there’s something to that widely held theory. . .

In all seriousness though, how are guys like Watermelon supposed to keep their heads protected?  Do they even make hats large enough for guys like him?

The answer is yes.  You just need to know where to look. 

We’ve got your back, or head I guess in this case.

Best Golf Hats for Big Heads

Adidas Golf UPF Sun Hat

Adidas isn’t in short supply of golf hats, that’s for certain.  But one of the most popular for folks with big heads is their UPF Sun Hat. Fully brimmed and available in size XL, this hat is the perfect choice for golfers with big heads. 

The UPF Sun Hat is made of the durable, yet lightweight fabric that breathes and protects you from the sun, wind, and rain. An adjustable drawstring saddles up nicely under your chin to keep this lid snug yet comfortable. A must-have for golf with large heads and fair skin.

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Under Armour Blitzing 3.0 Cap

Under Armour’s most popular hat is the Blitzing 3.0 Cap.  It comes in sizes up to XXL. The hat’s material is ingenious.  It consists of 84% polyester and 16% elastane.  You get the best of both worlds.  This hat stretches to fit comfortably and wicks away moisture on those hot days when you get a little sweaty. 

The Blitzing also has a lot more padding than other hats.  While this hat might seem bulky and thick when you first pick it up, you’ll hardly know it’s there when you put it on. The Blitzing 3.0 also comes in a variety of colors to suit any taste.

TaylorMade New Era Tour 39Thirty Hat

I happen to be partial to TaylorMade equipment so it reasons that I own a couple of the Tour 39Thirty hats. The hat is made to stretch and comes in sizes up to XL. It’s material is certified SPF 50 so your head will stay protected from the sun.  This is a great option for you chrome-domes that burn all too easily. 

A moisture-wicking sweatband and lightweight breathable material also keep you cool and looking fresh.On the underside of the bill, you’ll find a contrasting color that reduces glare.  This is crucial when the sun hits the top of your club and nearly blinds you. Stylish and functional, this is a great hat for anyone with a big head, regardless of if you like TaylorMade or not.

Puma Evercat Alloy Stretch Fit Cap

The stretch fit fabric in the Puma Evercat Alloy Cap is some of the best around.  It’s made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex.  No matter how large your head, this hat will fit comfortably.

The fabric also wicks away moisture. so you’ll stay cool all day long. Puma’s Evercat Alloy also features two firm front panels that help the hat maintain its shape.  While this hat is arguably the most stylish of the lot, it’s sure to perform too.

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Nike AeroBill H86 Cap

No list of hats would be complete without something from Nike. For golfers with big hats, it’s their AeroBill H86 Cap that fits the bill.  See what I did there? This is Tiger’s go-to hat and it’s not surprising. 

The material is lightweight and stretchy.  It’s made of moisture-wicking fabric that lets your melon breathe.  On the front of this hat, you’ll notice perforated holes that enhance this lid’s patented Dri-FIT Technology.  The AeroBill H86 comes in sizes up to XL.

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Callaway Tour Authentic Performance Pro Hat

It would be rude to leave Callaway off our list, right?  In all seriousness, this hat is more than deserving of a spot on our list of best lids for large-headed golfers. Despite its low profile (which I personally like) the design is structured and can be easily adjusted to fit any size head. 

The hat’s material is lightweight, but offers 30 UV protection.  If you’re a fan of Callaway equipment, the Performance Pro Hat comes with logos like Odyssey, Apex, Epic Flash, and Chrome Soft.  All around, this is an excellent choice for golfers with above-average size heads.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Hats Better Than Visors?

I’m a visor guy and own more than I probably should. I like the look of the old-school high crowns for reasons unbeknownst to me.

But if I’m being completely honest, I have to admit that hats provide a lot more protection than visors. That’s due to nothing more than the surface area of your head they cover. Simple as that.

Does Any Company Make XXL Golf Hats?

Yes!  Just check out our list above.  There are a number of manufacturers that cater to golfers with especially large noggins. 

Even though they’re not on our list, companies like Fox, Armycrew, New Era, and Flexifit all make XXL hats.

Conclusion

A round of golf takes about 4.5 hours.  That doesn’t count the time you spend in the sun warming up or that post-round beer you sip on the patio when you’re done. 

That’s a lot of time spent in the sun. 

As such, it’s important to keep your head, face, and neck protected with the proper headwear. 

Maybe your head is too big for traditional hats.  I know that’s the case for my compadre, Watermelon.  But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost.  There are plenty of lids out there to accommodate golfers just like him.  All you have to do is look a little closer.

 

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