When it comes to shopping for golf gear, most of us underestimate the importance of investing in the best golf bags. But being the gear that makes times on the golf course easy and convenient thanks to access to replacement balls, clean wet towels for cleaning the clubs, or brushes to keep the grooves free from the dirt, the investment in the best golf bag is essential.
With these uses of golf bags in mind and also the knowledge that you will need your golf bag whether walking or riding, we set out to find the best golf bags that will best suit your needs on the course.
But before we review some of these golf bags, it’s important to note that our search was centered around high-quality bags that have been designed to serve as safe and highly protective havens for your clubs, balls, and even your personal items.
So, we’re talking lined pockets idea for electronic devices and wallets, as well as an extra storage room for umbrellas and jackets, not to mention a waterproof and a durable bag to last through the seasons and keep the rest of your gear safe and dry.
After a comprehensive examination of the features offered by different companies, our choices were divided among the three main types of golf bags – the golf cart bag that have a wheeled cart and ideal for persons with back issues; the beast that is the staff bag and the highest-quality, high-strength golf bag for regular golfers; and finally, the stand golf bag which is lightweight and designed with reliable retractable legs.
But if you are looking for ultra-lightweight, you might like the lightweight legless options.Now that we have that covered let’s look at some of the best golf bags you could buy for yourself or as a gift for your friend.
Our Top 7 Favorite Bags
1. Founders Club Premium Cart Bag
If you’re looking for a golf bag that boasts a strong base fitted with a functional 14-way club divider that provides you with the maximum comfort while on the golf course, this Founders Club Premium Cart Bag could be just what you need.
This bag features a unique 14-way top fitted with anti-rattle technology which locks your irons in place, preventing them from getting into each other’s ways. So, unless you like the clanking sound of clubs and irons, this bag is an absolute necessity.
It also has lined pockets to keep your valuables safe and an inner cooler pocket that is insulated to hold your water. There also are two side handles which enhance the ease of using the bag out on the field.
This cart golf bag is ideal for use by golfers of different skill levels.
- The 14-way top divider and the use of anti-rattle technology will keep your irons in place, and you don’t have to worry about the irons getting scratched when they collide against each other.
- The reinforcement at the base enhances the sturdiness and the durability of the bag
- It features a high-quality, insulated cooler that keeps your drinks cool throughout a game
- The design is a little plain
2. PowaKaddy Dry Edition Cart Bag
Made of hydrostatic-rated nylon fabric, this golf bag is one of the best all-weather golfing bags. The use of the hydrostatic nylon fabric which is lightweight and rated at over 10,000mm means that this golf bag is up to four times more waterproofed than the rest of the waterproof golf bags you will come across.
And besides being incredibly lightweight, this bag is also water-resistant, and it remains watertight regardless of the weather conditions. Its water resistance comes from the use of nylon fabric, as well as the heat-welded, seam-sealing system.
In addition to its robust water-sealing design, this cart bag also features a 14-way divider that allows for rather quick access to the clubs while saving you and your mates from the annoying clanking sounds of irons.
There also are 7 additional pockets that will fit all of your belongings effortlessly – there are two full-length pockets for clothes and wet weather gear.
You might also like the velour-lined pockets to hold your electronics and other valuables, the scorecard holder, as well as the covered zip holders, and the matching waterproof rain hood.
Our other favorite feature of this bag is the patented PokaKaddy locking system, which is easy to work, and it also allows for the secure fixing of the cart.
Finally, this cart bag comes in various beautiful colors for you to pick from.
- 7 Good quality functional pockets and even a towel holder
- A reliable key lock system
- Its trolley system is reliable
- Waterproof and water-resistant from the hydrostatic nylon fabric that is heat-sealed
- It comes with a pocket cooler for your drinks
- The carry handles are easily accessible
- Its quick-release straps can be removed with ease when not in use
- It comes with a rain hood
- It also features an anti-wear patch located at the bag’s rear
- Overall great-quality golf bag
- It’s pricier than you’d bargained for
3. Sun Mountain Range 14 Way H2NO Lite Carry Bag
If you don’t mind spending a little more on a golf bag and if you can handle the weight of irons and the rest of your golf gear with ease, then this golf carry bag could be right for you. Made of TPU-coated fabrics, this bag is quite durable, and the outer TPU-coating gives this bag its waterproof qualities – the bag is 100% waterproof.
You might also like the bag’s construction as it features the best YKK zippers which are waterproof. The seams of the bag are sealed and taped, making this your go-to all-weather golf bag.
As a carry bag, the other benefit of the design is that you won’t have to worry about the bag getting wet and soiled on the wet ground.
While this bag weighs a little more than we’d like (2.4kgs), it comes with attractive and highly functional features that you might like. These features include the built-in, 14-way divider system that allows better transportation of your clubs. The dividers prevent clanking of irons.
In addition to the 14 dividers, there are 6 pockets that further enhance the ease of use of the bag. These pockets include the hydration pouch, as well as full-length pockets for your clothes. There also is a velour-lined pocket that will hold your valuables.
The other impressive feature of this golf bag has got to be the comfortable hip pads which enhance your comfort when carrying the bag. There also is a left assist handle, a top-mounted grab handle, and a Velcro leg-lock system all which make the use and transportation of the bag quite easy.
- 14 dividers and 6 pockets
4. TaylorMade Stand Bag 5.0
If you’re on a budget but still looking for a high-quality stand bag for your next golf game, you might want to look in the direction of this golf bag.
This is a high-quality golf bag designed to handle quite a beating on the course. The bag is designed with the latest technologies such as the anti-split stand system which enhances the stability and the durability of the bag. Note that this anti-split system for the stand features non-slip feet that keep the bag secure on the ground.
The bag offers great organizational features too from the 5-way top divider to its 6 pockets. The pockets include ball/ tee pockets, velour-lined pouches for your valuables, and an umbrella sleeve, among others.
The shoulder strap system is also comfortable and reliable thanks to the ergonomic design and the air-mesh flow system, while the EVA-molded hip pad enhances comfort by reducing the pressure points from the bag.
- 6 high-quality pockets to keep your belongings secure
- The shoulder strap and the molded hip pad enhance comfort when using the bag
- It’s lightweight
- The leg stands are sturdy and non-slip
- It comes with an umbrella sleeve
- It’s too simple for the advanced and sophisticated golfers.
5. Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag
When it comes to the best of golf bags, you know that you cannot go wrong with Sun Mountain, and this Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag has everything you might need on the golf course.
This golf bag boasts premium features, and it’s durable for use in all kinds of weather. Like most of the golf bags you find around, this bag has a 14-way top divider which will hold most, if not all your irons keeping them safe from clanking and damage.
And in addition to the divider, the bag also features 8 pockets which will keep all your belongings protected. These pockets include the cooler pocket, the two velour-lined pockets for your valuables, as well as accessory pockets.
You might also like the forward-facing design of the pockets since it enhances your access to the items in the pockets.
Other than the organizational features, this cart golf bag is also easy to use thanks to the lock-system of the legs and also the cart-friendly bottom. Its single, carry strap boosts the maneuverability. The bag weighs 6.6lbs.
- It has 8 great pockets that are easily accessible from the front
- Smart and simple strap system
- It comes with a high-quality rain hood which will keep your clubs secure and dry should it rain
- It’s quite expensive
6. Callaway Org 14 Golf Cart Bag
End your search for full-club golf bag with this comfortable and high-quality golf bag. And with Callaway as a big name in the world of golf gear, this bag promises not to disappoint.
Made from blended heavy-weight materials, this golf bag waterproof, durable, and reasonably lightweight.
The bag is designed with versatility and ease of use in mind; hence its 14 top dividers, as well as 11 pockets. So, if you prefer a golf cart bag with many pockets, you might like this bag.
On top of all these, the newest design for this bag has a non-stadium top allowing your wedges to sit flush. The design of the pockets is also intricate with the new construction lines designed to provide more storage.
For a tidy setup, the bag has a separate putter well and also a TPE insert that protects the shafts of your clubs, while enhancing accessibility.
The front-facing magnetic rangefinder pocket further enhances the use of the bag. You might also like the electric trolley sleeve for the battery pack, and the towel hook designed like a carabiner. The hook also features a glove compartment.
- Build strongly
- Several high-functional and front-facing pockets
- Accessible and strong dividers
- The bag is affordable.
- TPE insert enhances shaft protection
- Larger pockets from the new construction lines on the bags
- The clubs tend to get stuck as you put them into the bag
- The putter jams when you try to put it in.
7. Callaway Hyper-Lite Zero Stand Bag
This Callaway Hyper-Lite Zero stand bag is the ideal golf bag for the high-handicappers. It is one of the lightest golf bags you will find on the market as it only weighs 2.5lbs. The legs of the bag are made of carbon fiber, and this construction contributes to the lightweightedness of the bag. Note that these carbon fiber legs are both lightweight and sturdy.
Thanks to the cushioned design of the bag and its four-way top divider, this bag will keep your clubs off each other’s side, meaning that you don’t have to worry about scratches or clanking sounds.
The zippered pouches are stealthily designed and ideal for your electronics, including your GPS devices and the range finder. Your phone will sit pretty (and safe) in the uniquely-designed cell phone sleeve.
Given the design and the lightweight of this golf bag, it’s ideal for both beginners and seniors looking for a structurally sound golf bag that keeps everything in place even as you walk up and down the golf course.
The function of the golf bag is also impressive with its multiple handles which allow you to move the bag with ease and the strong carbon fiber legs that keep the bag safely locked in place.
- High-quality golf bag
- Multiple handles for ease of use and portability
- Strong carbon-fiber legs
- Ultra-lightweight golf bag
- Durable design from the nylon construction
- Individual cell phone sleeves
- It’s not a luxurious bag