The Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag combines plenty of storage in a comfortable, easy-to-carry design at a great price as it comes in at under $100. The, bag which is the 2015 model, weighs less than 5 pounds, but packs six zippered pockets so you can fit everything you need for a day on the course.
Because of the large size of this Titleist bag, many amateur golfers who don’t have access to a caddy will choose to use it with a riding cart, although you certainly can carry it if you’re planning to walk the course.
The TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag is ideal for both walkers and cart users. The soft double strap system makes carrying easy and light and includes a quick release which detaches the straps when you want it to fit securely in a cart. It packs a lot of others features into a bag that weighs just 5.5 pounds. The new Flextech Stand System has a 14-way top with full-length dividers so you’re clubs won’t clank or tangle, a rarity on a bag so light.
I love that this bag has two pockets for valuables and that one of them is large enough to hold a range finder. And the handles make it really easy to move the bag from the car’s trunk over to the cart. And unlike some models, the pockets are always accessible on it when it is on the cart, which is really nice.
For this type, you should check out the stand mechanism and see if you like the way that it works. Since this type can support a full set of clubs, consider looking for one with backpack-style straps to give your back the most support. Also go with something that has good padding on the straps. Check the height of the bag when it is standing to see if it is too tall or too short for you.
The C-130 has been awarded Best Golf Cart Bag for eight years and the addition of a portable power pack in this new for 2018 Supercharged version helped the bag maintain the top spot. (Click here to sign-up to be notified when the C-130 Supercharged bags are available.)
Not all bags have this, but a putter well is a separate area for your putter. The benefit here is that it prevents the putter from damaging the shafts of the other clubs, and it keeps the putter head protected as well.
Golf bags do more than just carry your golf clubs. Different bags offer features and parts to make your round of golf more enjoyable … unless you quadruple bogey that 14th hole again. No golf bag, no matter how great, can overcome that constant nightmare.
The Org 14 comes with plenty of storage space to store everything you’ll need on the course. The pockets are not only spacious but also arranged in an intuitive way. You have two cooler pockets for drinks and your towel, two full-length side pockets (one is a cooler) with plenty of shoe space and a mesh section to allow your gloves to air out.
And there’s plenty of storage with 10 total pockets, including a large insulated beverage pocket, insulated water bottle pocket, water-resistant valuables pocket, full-length garment pocket, and pockets for balls, tees, and other accessories. To top it off, the TaylorMade Flextech Crossover includes a pen sleeve, velcro glove tab, umbrella holding sleeve, and a rain hood.
Some of the more high end options come with a rain hood or cover, which is good for protecting your gear from a rain shower. Even if your preferred bag doesn’t come with one, you can usually buy one separate to fit your bag.
So you may want to consider a stand bag, which uses a kickstand-like device to hold the bag off the ground. The stand holds the bag at a vertical angle, too, making it easier to find the clubs you want. The best stand-style golf bag is the Sun Mountain 5.5 LS Stand Golf Bag.
Naturally, the quality of the materials used in the making of the golf bag is a major concern. The fact is you don’t want your bag ripping, breaking or leaking at any point, as it may damage your equipment, clubs, clothes or electronics (like a phone or a range finder). The last thing you need is your bag to fall apart in the middle of a round. That happened to me in 2014 when a pocket caught a railing while crossing a bridge and I nearly lost my wallet into a creek. Durability matters!
Travel bags are meant to protect your gear, including your regular bag, while traveling. They’re not meant to be used as a replacement for the one that you use when you play golf. Some of them are designed to be hard-case luggage, while others are malleable bags that are made from durable material. If you use a travel one only 15 or so times a year, you will have saved yourself hundreds of dollars in club repairs because of how well they work.
Once you know the type of golf bag that you’re shopping for, it is a good idea to consider which features are most important to you. As you compare the different brands and models that are available on the market, you will notice that you can find pretty much any feature you want in any type of bag. But availability does vary from one model to the next. So, let’s take a look at some of the features that we consider to be the most important and you’ll be able to determine what makes a good golf bag for you.
The old saying in golf is: Drive for show, putt for dough. But there’s one more step in there: Iron play. Put a great set of irons in the hands of almost any golfer, and he or she can show improvement in shot making skills. The Mizuno Golf MP-5 Iron Set allows experienced players to make nearly any shot with success.
Nike blatantly states that this carry back was designed for the person who considers himself an athlete. All athletes need to stay hydrated which is why this Nike performance bag has an insulated cooler pocket to keep your drinks cold. One thing you don’t want getting wet or cold is your valuables. This bag has a specifically designed waterproof, fleece lined valuables pocket that will keep all personal items safe. The Nike Performance Hybrid Carry Golf Bag can be used as either a cart bag or a carry back and excels in both situations.
The Prosimmon Tour features lots of zippered pockets, so you can keep all of your gear organized, from tees to balls to score cards, as well as 14 dividers, so your clubs stay organized too. The external tube is a great place to keep oversized putters.
With approximately 10+ pockets this carry bag can fit all necessary items and more. This golf bag has plenty of room to carry your rain gear, umbrella, food, water bottle, valuables, and miscellaneous items, with room to spare.
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.
This stylish but functional golf bag has storage space for everything you might need on the golf course. It has a six-way top designed to keep your golf clubs organized. It also has five other pockets for everything else that you might need for an enjoyable golfing day out. The valuables pocket is fleece lined. There is also an easily accessible water bottle pocket, and it has a towel ring.
The New for 2018 Pathfinder 3 push cart was awarded Best Golf Push Cart for 2018. Pathfinder 3 folds smaller than the stalwart Sun Mountain Speed Cart and weighs only 16 pounds. Pathfinder 3 is scheduled to be in stores in July. (Click here to sign-up to be notified when the Pathfinder 3 is available.)
Unless you go pro, you’re probably not going to want to bother with a staff bag (also called a tour bag). These things are super heavy and the professionals probably use them because they don’t have to lug them around! But seriously, these things are designed to stay strapped to a cart all the time since they are so large and heavy (most of the time they are around 10 pounds empty!). This is also the most expensive type of golf bag on the market.
Featuring a lockable, full wrap zipper, the travel cover provides maximum protection for your clubs. Lift assist handle (ease of loading into vehicle). Internal compression strap stabilizes bag during travel.
If you want one of the most durable golf stand bags on the market, then I definitely suggest this Callaway model for your gear. It’s made by one of the top brands in the industry and it really does offer you a lot for the money.
When you’re finished riding a bicycle, you know the best way to extend its lifespan is to use the kickstand. Keeping the bike off the ground ensures it stays drier and cleaner. The same principle applies to your golf bag. If you’re carrying the bag, laying it on the ground, where it’s constantly exposed to moisture and dirt, could shorten its usable lifespan.
If you’re not playing golf professionally, you’ll probably pass on the staff bag simply because you won’t need the extra space. We’ve got you covered if you do happen to fall in this camp. Everyone else should be looking at a decision between a Traditional Cart Bag and Carry Bag.
Other functional attributes include five zippered pockets, rain hood, towel holder and insulated cooler pocket for beverages and/or snacks. Florida State is pictured here, so if you’re not a Seminoles fan, that’s no problem. There are dozens of major universities to choose from like North Carolina, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Ohio State. A perfect gift for the college grad or die-hard sports fan.
Larry Olmsted is well-known for being one of the world’s leading experts on golf travel and courses and has a great deal of knowledge about the best golf products on the market. Like he mentioned in his blog post, “I can tell you what gear to buy, especially for traveling, because I am a professional golf traveler. I’ve been writing about golf travel for more than 15 years and have logged millions of miles, played on every inhabited continent, and along the way, tested, purchased, cursed, praised, and broken lots of golf stuff.” [Read more…]
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 bag weighs just five pounds. With its padded shoulder strap and mesh hip pad, it will be easy to carry around the golf course without wearing yourself out. There is a rain hood included with this bag so if it should rain, you can keep your clubs dry.
Club Glove’s name exudes confidence. Naming your travel bag “Last Bag” means your customers aren’t going to have to replace this bag for the rest of their golfing life. Granted, the price is $319.99, so it better be resilient. And the Last Bag lives up to the name. It weighs 10.6 lbs on its own, so it feels hearty and strong right out of the box. It’s made out of Cordura water resistant nylon, has YKK zippers and comes with an extra padded handle at the top and bottom. Also, the 2016 model has extra reinforcement on the back of the bag towards the base that was easily strained in older models. For $59, you can buy a “No Questions Asked” warranty, where Club Glove will replace your bag for free if anything happens to it. Otherwise, it has a limited lifetime warranty. Club Glove offers three sizes: Last Bag XL Pro Tour, Last Bag Large Pro and Last Bag Collegiate. Our pick is the Large Pro because the XL Pro Tour is huge and the Collegiate is small. The Large Pro is just right.
The base of the bag is secured by E trolley base system. This base allows the bag to sit perfectly on most golf carts. The bag has two integrated bag handles and shoulder strap that evenly balances the load. Weighing just 5.6 pounds, this stylish and functional bag offers all the storage facilities you might need to stay organized on the golf course.
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.
Most of the time, you’ll find a towel clip, loop or ring on the side. You need this because it is an easy way to keep a towel handy for wiping debris off your gear. Since the exact feature varies (clip, look or ring), just look out for the type that you prefer.