The best golf bags will keep your clubs organized and protected, ensuring the 6-iron is in perfect shape and can be grabbed quickly before you change your mind about trying to hook a shot around a tree, go directly over the sand trap, and stick the shot a few feet from the pin, just like your favorite pro did last Sunday.
As you can see, this one is loaded with great features. It’s easy to use with a cart, but if you decide to carry it then you’ve got that nicely padded strap to ease the burden. I love that it has so many pockets, including a beverage cooler pocket.
As you can see, this one has a LOT going for it. Not only does it have dividers for each club, but they are full length which means no tangling of the clubs! The straps on this one are probably one of the most comfortable that I’ve ever come across. They have a foam core with an ergonomic design and then this soft mesh extra padding that really makes it comfortable to wear while walking the course. And it has the standard hip pad that most of the bags like that come with. One of the surprising features here is that it has an e-trolley base system, which means that you can easily use this model with a push cart (if that interests you).
The Ogio Silencer is available in three stylish color choices, each of which boasts a rugged nylon construction that enhances its durability. It features a convenient cart strap channel and a fleece-lined pocket for valuables.
The Tangkula bag has a large stand that enables you to keep the bag off the ground, which means it should last longer, as it won’t be exposed to dirt and moisture from the ground. And it’s much easier to select the club you want when the bag is tilted upward, rather than when it’s flat on the ground.
Probably the biggest benefit to this one is that it is one of the lightest golf cart bags on the market right now. The material and construction is very durable and I love the 14-way divider system to keep the clubs separate. And moving it from the car trunk to the cart is very easy to do.
High-quality skid bars further enhance durability, and the lockable wrap-around zipper promotes convenient access without sacrificing security. In-line skate wheels roll smoothly. Extra-thick padded top protects clubs.
The main difference between the carry bag and the stand back will be how it is intended to be used. If you’re normal round of golf entails you walking between 9 and 18 holes and enjoying exercise than a carry bag will most likely be the right bag for you. If your normal round of golf involves riding in an electric or gas link golf cart the majority of the time then a cart bag will be the correct choice for you. If you’re someone who plays and has a caddie that handles carrying the golf clubs than using a cart bag for those walking rounds is okay. Choosing between the main two types of golf bags is going to be a very personal choice.
Single piece construction, club head security strap, high impact plastic wheelbase, over-the-top zipper for easier loading, 2″ webbing and ballistic material at the base for added strength and durability.
As the name implies, the Ping Hoofer is intended to be carried as you walk the course and is thoughtfully designed to accomplish said purpose as effortlessly as possible. It has well-padded, easily-adjustable shoulder straps and weighs just 5 pounds.
The Tour Edge Launch 2 features a 14-way divider that provides each club with enough space to be inserted and removed easily while also keeping them protected from banging around against each other. A strap loop makes it simple to secure to golf carts.
My bag usually has some extra space available. Just my towel, a dozen or so balls plus a few cheap ones for water holes, my rangefinder, my phone/wallet/keys and a water bottle. I can fit all this stuff with plenty of room to to stash a couple beers when playing a casual round.
Sun Mountain winners of the 2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice awards are the 2.5+ for Ultralightweight Golf Bag, 4.5LS Supercharged for Golf Carry Bag, C-130 Supercharged for Golf Cart Bag, H2NO Lite for Waterproof Golf Bag, ClubGlider Meridian for Golf Travel Bag, and the Pathfinder 3 for Golf Push Cart.
Stand golf bags sacrifice some storage to be light enough for 18+ holes. If you’re used to a cart bag where you can fit a six-pack and a couple kids in them, you’ll have to leave a few things in your car (or at home). The Callaway Chev has your standard stand bag pockets – 1 velour pocket for your valuables, 1 full-length pocket that can *almost* fit my shoes in comfortably when not playing.
Up until the 1700s, most golf games were played by adhering to unofficial rules. These rules became standardized, however, under the game’s first governing body, an organization known as The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. In 1764, this organization approved recognizing a full “round” of golf as being comprised of 18 holes (as opposed to the previously acceptable 22).
Though this one could have a few more pockets and dedicated spaces for clubs, overall I still feel like you get a lot for the money here. True to it’s name, the weight is just over 5 pounds at approximately 5.5 pounds when empty. And I like that it not only comes with a rain hood but that the zippers are weather resistant.
The Callaway Org 14 is our pick for the best golf bag in 2017, because it has tons of pockets, smart design, and being lightweight enough to make it easy to carry around when you need to. The Org 14 line has been in production for a few years now and Callaway keeps improving it.
The quest for a lighter bag can mean less durability as manufacturers opt for thinner material construction and pocket lining. The key to finding the best stand bag is to find the right blend of durability and weight while still looking good on the course.
As the name says, these bags combine the best of both worlds – carry and cart bags. These bags are larger than carry bags and weigh more, but are still light enough to carry around. They often come with tripods, characteristic of carry bags, but they often have wraps that let you secure the bag to a golf or push cart. The same goes for the pocket placement: the pockets are placed so they can be easily accessed easily from both the cart and the stand.
The bag weighs just five pounds and has adjustable shoulder straps, which feature Sensor Cool technology, which prevents moisture, so carrying this bag should not sap your energy, allowing you to enjoy your game of golf.
If you’re going on vacation or planning a golf trip (and don’t want to be stuck using a set of rental clubs), look through our great selection of golf travel bags today! If you need to protect your clubs on a flight, or you just need to strap them to the top of your car to get to the course, our golf travel bags will keep your clubs safe wherever you have to go. For those longer journeys, we have golf travel bags with wheels, as well as golf luggage bags that are easy for air travel. For the quick weekend trips, we have simple golf travel cases and golf bag covers to fit all your clubs, or just a few favorites. We have a selection of golf travel bags from top brands like Bag Boy, Sun Mountain, Ogio, Titleist, and more. Look through our hard golf cases like the Guardian Travel Cover for extra protection, or peruse our soft cover solutions like the Bag Boy T-700 Travel Cover. Whether you are planning a big vacation or just want a weekend trip out to the course, bring your golf clubs along and keep them safe throughout the journey with one of our popular golf travel bags.
Golf bags used to be so easy to understand—it was a cart or carry bag, and that was pretty much it. Today, there are a number of sub-categories designed to address the needs of pretty much any golfer. One thing our 13 Editors’ Choice bags (spread over six categories) have in common, however, is practicality for the segment of golfer they were intended for.
Available in several different color combos, there is a lot to like about this new model from Callaway. It actually has a lot in common with the Nike model listed above, however there are some better features on this one that you might be interested in checking out.
While the Org 14 doesn’t have a carry handle on the front like some cart bags do, it does have a full length strap running along the back which you can use to carry the bag from your car to the clubhouse without issue. The combination of the design, storage capacity, weight and price, the Callaway Org 14 is the best cart bag for 2017. This bag is a winner and we hope Callaway keeps this line going for years.
Stand: A stand golf bag is made for walking golfers. This bag style contains one or two posts that you can extend by hand — almost like a kickstand on a bicycle — so when you’re standing over a shot and trying to select a club, the bag sits upright at a slight angle, making it easy to pick the right club. The stand also lifts the bag off the wet ground, keeping it cleaner.
Most good bags have the same construction: a full zip from top to bottom, a reinforced base and a padded top. The ClubGlider has one feature that stands out with its leg mechanism that extends and retracts for easy rolling from your car to the airport. When you load up your bag to the 50 pound weight limit, it gets heavy. The extra two wheels (that turn 360 degrees) take some of the pressure off and makes wheeling around a breeze. That’s what makes the Meridian a standout. Dragging a bag from your car to a hotel or around the airport is never *pleasant* but this bag makes it as close as possible. Sun Mountain makes four travel bag options: the Meridian, Tour Series, Journey and Pro Travel Bag. We’re recommending the Meridian for most golfers, as the Tour series is designed by huge cart bags and the Journey is made with Denier polyester instead of ballistic nylon. The Meridian comes in eight color options too, instead of just black and white.
The Sync is designed for maximum convenience when using a push cart. Your first priority on a push cart is keeping the bag in place, so the Sync comes with a notched bottom section that fits snugly with the triangular pads on many push carts. The side of the upper portion of the Sync has a pass-through strap that allows a strap to hold the golf bag in place without constricting the pockets.
We tried not to pick the same brand for our best stand and cart picks, but we really had no choice with Callaway’s latest product lines. The Callaway Chev is the best golf stand bag for the money right now. It’s light, durable enough, and simply does what you need it to do – carry your clubs comfortably while walking the course and have the stability to stand up in all the situations you’ll end up in while playing.
A staff bag is considered a top-of-the-line golf bag, as its design is aimed at the professional player. Who, of course, has a caddy to carry his or her staff bag. Amazon buyer Steve says carrying a bag that matches that of your favorite pro player is a pretty cool feeling.
My biggest complaint with this one is the weight. Man, is it heavy for a hybrid bag! Luckily, it is easy to use with a cart, but you might regret this one if you do a lot of walking with it (just something to keep in mind). I also hate that it only has four full-length dividers and that the beverage cooler pocket can’t hold more cans in there.