Best Golf Bags Reviews 2018: Top 5+ Recommended

If you are a beginner, you might find it hard to believe that a golf bag has a significant role to play in your game of golf.

Ask and expert, and he will tell you how choosing a golf bag is nothing less important than choosing your golf equipment.

To ensure that all your equipment are carried efficiently, and there is no embarrassing fall out of the bag or your essentials, it is imperative to buy a durable, functional and organized golf bag. It should also be worth the money you invest in it.

However, it could be quite a task narrowing down the categories and choices on offer. If you are one of those potential customers who are losing their mind and sleep over golf bag choices, then you have landed up on the right page. This article will review the Top 10 golf bags in the market and will help you with detailed reviews so that you can pick the best.​

The Most Recommended Golf Bags: Detailed Reviews 2018

1. Sun Mountain Sync Cart Bag 2017 Golf Bag

When you are using a push cart on the golf course, your priority is to ensure that your golf bag is always in place. The Sun Mountain Sync Cart Bag comes along with a notched bottom. This fits perfectly with the triangular pads found on some push carts. The golf bag can be held in place with the help of a pass-through strap that comes attached to the upper portion of this golf bag.

This model is specifically designed to be used on push carts. However, this does not mean that the golf bag cannot be used on a motorized cart. It simply means that the straps, pocket locations, etc. are designed to be used on push carts, but there is not much of a difference when it comes to compatibility.​

What’s more, this golf bag offers 15-way individualized dividers for your club set. This keeps your equipment organized and along with a putter compartment that is also individually integrated, this golf bag makes a huge difference to the way you have perceived golf kits.​

There are two utility handles on the top of the golf bag to make handling easier and faster. The bag has a total of nine pockets to accommodate the tiniest things that you might need to carry. In case you are wondering; there are two full-length clothing pockets, one pocket for beverages, two velvet-lined pockets to store your valuables and last but not the least, a rangefinder pocket.​

If you play in an area where the weather is unpredictable or it rains heavily, this is the best choice for you. It comes along with a matching rain cover that will keep your clubs dry even in torrential rains.

As far as durability is concerned, there are cart bumpers at the base of the bag that helps keep the structure of the bag intact and also to extend the life of the product. To sum it up, it is your perfect companion if you are among those who spend a majority of your time playing golf.​

Pros

  • Mounted wraps provide maximum stability on the cart.
  • 15 individualized dividers.
  • 9 pockets for easy access.
  • Durable, weather and tear-resistant material.
  • Hood is waterproof.

Cons

  • If the weight is not distributed evenly, the bag will not stand on its own.

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


2. Titleist Men’s 14 Way Stand Bag

This stand bag has a unique feature in the sense that although it was designed as a carry or a walking bag, it has 14 individualized compartments for each of your clubs. If you have a long duration to cover, you will not feel the burden of all your equipment on one shoulder. This is because of the double shoulder straps that the bag is equipped with.

There are more than 10 pockets in this carry bag that can accommodate all your essential items. There is plenty of space for your rain gear, beverage bottles, valuables and other miscellaneous items. Even after storing all of these, there is room to spare for more.​

You call almost label this golf bag as the benchmark when you are out to buy other brands and models. This is because the quality and the craftsmanship that the brand offers are peerless. When this model was launched, it instantly became a huge hit with beginners and professionals alike. It has remained at the top since then.

At around 4.9 pounds, this golf bag is one of the lightest models in the market. However, the weight does not include shoulder straps and the rain hood. Despite this, it comes highly recommended by us, simply because of the sheer convenience and the weight of the product.

The golf bag comes equipped with a three-way opening at the top with two full-length dividers. The top opening measures around 9” x 8”. While the top opening could be slightly larger than the ideal size range, it still accommodates putters with over-sized grips quite conveniently.

The bag is quite easy to carry, owing to the 4-point backpack style strap that is adjustable. These shoulder straps are also padded and come together in a center back pad. To make it even more comfortable, there is a hip pad that is not only cushioned but also sized generously. The bag is not only light in weight for convenience but also has handles on the top rim, spine and the bottom to ease its lifting.

When it comes to stability, the bag’s legs are 24 inches long and have a width of 24 inches in between its legs. It also has enlarged feet that significantly reduces sinking and slippage.​

Pros

  • Provides good storage area.
  • Structure is stable.
  • Easy lifting and storing.
  • Lightweight.
  • Durable.
  • Padded shoulder straps for comfort.

Cons

  • The top opening could be larger in size.

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


3. PING Golf Men’s Pioneer Cart Bag

Among a host of other products, what could distinguish the PING Golf Men’s Pioneer Cart Bag from any other golf bag? To begin with, its magnetic pocket has a unique feature of being accessed quickly and conveniently. It has a 15-way top opening to accommodate your golf clubs.

It also has a rubberized putter that fits clubs with oversized grips without any hassle. There is a large and insulated cooler pot that will keep all your refreshments at optimal temperatures.​

The cart strap has a pass-through channel that can keep all your belongings and the pockets easily accessible. When you secure the bag onto the cart, you can take complete advantage of this system. Weighing at around 7 lbs, it is a lightweight golf bag that is both well-proportioned and roomy. To add to the advantage of space, seven zippered pockets include one insulated cooler pocket, two water-resistant pockets, and two velour-lined valuables pockets.​

The golf bag scores high on the durability factor as well. With polyester exterior and anti-flex walls, your bag will not only continue to look good for years to come but also function as well as the first day. The bottom has a rubberized cross-design that keeps the bag safe and secure while being used on motorized pull carts.

The insulated beverage pocket has been designed specifically to keep your largest drinks at the best possible temperature. Although this carry bag has been specifically designed to be used with a motorized golf cart, it is also compatible with a push cart. For somebody who spends quite an amount of time on the golf course, this is an ideal investment.​

Pros

  • Water and tear-resistant material.
  • Equipped with 15 dividers to keep golf clubs organized.
  • Non-flex material on the sides for extra protection of the clubs.
  • Plenty of pocket space.
  • Can be used with golf cart as well as push cart.

Cons

  • Does not have a hood.
Ping Golf Men's Pioneer Cart Bag, Black
International Golf Group - Sports

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


4. Callaway Golf 2017 Hyper Lite 5 Stand Bag

Callaway’s latest product line is not only high on functionality but also on appearances. The Callaway Golf Hyper Lite 5 Stand Bag is the best golf stand bag money could buy you right now. Weighing less than 5 pounds, it is one of the lightest golf bags that you could invest in. For those who love strolling around on their golf courses, this is an ideal choice because of the weight factor.

If carrying clubs always ends up in a mess because you haven’t really tried a high-quality golf bag then this will be your perfect solution. It has a total of 8 pockets and 7 dividers that will keep your clubs organized better than any golf bag can ever claim to.

The golf bag has a solid and balanced build. This is a result of the Xtra Traction Technology that makes the bag versatile at the same time. There are around 8-9 well-located pockets that have quite crafty features when it comes to stowing away your essentials.

The overall design is pretty uncomplicated and that is a good thing for a good game of golf. The adjustable straps are designed in an X-shape. The padding at the top meets normal industrial standards. The entire setup is safe and in line with safety guidelines.

The shoulder straps have additional padding that gives proper support and comfort to your shoulders. There is also a bottle opener and a utility hook that offers innumerable options and versatility to a golfer on course.

There is an integrated alignment stick holder that keeps your clubs at a dedicated spot for ultimate safety and security while you are at play. The soft mesh padding of the shoulder straps ensure that your shoulders are never tired of carrying the bag along.

Other additional features include water-resistant and velour-lined valuables pockets, umbrella holder and rain hood. The top lift handle makes maneuvering easy and uncomplicated. You can use this golf bag with a trolley base system as well as with a push cart.​

Pros

  • Lightweight design.
  • Full-length dividers that mean zero tangling.
  • Lots of storage space.
  • Stable and durable system.
  • Cushioned and comfortable shoulder straps.
  • Cart bag style.

Cons

  • There is no rain cover or hood.

5. OGIO Golf 2017 Grom Stand Bag

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details

It is not enough for a golf bag to look good and be made of high-quality materials. You also need to ensure that the golf bag does not get in your way while you are on the course. Now if you are looking for something similar, then the OGIO Grom Stand Bag is your best bet. You have 14 ways of keeping and organizing your golf clubs in this stand bag.

The bag also provides full-length dividers along with six pockets for storing your essentials. Four of these pockets have zips. What’s more, there is additional storage area to keep towels and water bottles. Equipped with a Lift Grip handle that makes carrying and lifting it very convenient and shoulder straps that do not weigh down on you; this stand bag is clearly designed for comfort and ease of use.

One of the most important things to look for in a golf stand bag is the pocket size and quantity. This golf bag will not disappoint you with a total of six pockets. Four out of these six pockets have zippers and offer complete security to your essential items.

Because it is a polyester and fabric bag, it will last for a very long time without showing signs of wear and tear. These materials also end up making your bag look stylish and appealing.

The primary reason to invest in a golf bag is to keep your golf clubs separated from each other and organized. This golf bag has 14 sections that are divided till the bottom so that you can stack all of your clubs in an organized manner. There is also an oversized putter pit in your golf bag that makes storing your putters hassle-free.

The bag weighs around 7 pounds when empty and although it is certainly not one of the lightest bags around, it is still lighter than a lot of other versions.

As far as additional storage is concerned, the bag has an umbrella containment system, a fleece-lined pocket for your valuables, a water bottle holder as well as elastic loop to hang your towels.

The commonest problem with handling stand bags is the absence of a handle. This stand bag has a trunk handle with lift grip to ensure that you can pick up the bag effortlessly. The carrying straps of this golf bag are padded and comfortable to ensure that they do not hurt your shoulders. They also distribute weight evenly so that you do not feel weighed down.​

Pros

  • Organized bag that eases storage and retrieval of golf clubs.
  • Zippered pockets make for convenient and secure storage.
  • Padded and comfortable straps.
  • Aesthetically appealing.
  • The pouch keeps your drinks at optimal temperatures.

Cons

  • The bag is not waterproof although it does come with a rain hood.
  • It is an expensive investment.

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


6. Nike Air Hybrid II Stand Bag

When it comes to weight, this golf bag is definitely not anywhere near the other lightweight counterparts. However, it is wise to remember that this is a hybrid bag and this is precisely what can explain its weight at a whopping 7 pounds.

Although it might disappoint you in the weight department, it will certainly make up for it in the Department of comfort. The weight is well-absorbed by the commendable padding system. There are three pads for the lower back itself and they are also ventilated for ultimate comfort. So if you happen to perspire, it will not accumulate at the same place.

Despite the fact that it is heavier than any other bags, it is unquestionably sleek and has a build that is enviable. There are 14-way dividers to keep your clubs properly organized. Three attractive color combinations are bound to steal the show. The only thing that is not in place might be the handle that protrudes weirdly.

The rain hood is yet another feature that needs to be acknowledged. If you play or reside in a climate that experiences rainfall, the rain hood will ensure that not one drop of rain gets through the material. It is that thick and efficient at keeping raindrops away. It is also easy to clip on when needed.

The bag has 10 pockets, out of which 8 are zippered and are spacious enough to store all your essentials. The straps are shaped in an S-curve and the bag sits evenly when placed on the floor.​

Pros

  • Aesthetically appealing.
  • Sleek design.
  • Spacious pockets.
  • Durable.
  • Waterproof rain hood.

Cons

  • At 7 pounds, this is heavier than most other golf bags.

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


7. PING Golf Men’s Hoofer 14 Stand Bag

When you want the ultimate in organizational features, you couldn’t possibly ask for anything better than the PING Golf Men’s Hoofer 14 Stand Bag. The versatility of the bag is what makes it stand apart from the others in the same league. There are 14 sections at the top to keep your clubs organized and the dividers extend till all the way down to ensure that there is no tangling of your clubs even at the bottom. Thus you can access and replace your clubs conveniently all through.

This bag can be carried like a backpack, thanks to the 2 sliding shoulder pads that also have adjustable straps for added comfort. This significantly reduces the stress on your back and shoulders. The bag also offers a wide leg span that gives you more stability and durability along with a leg reinforcement bracket to make your stance safer. The bottom of the bag is molded and that ensures high durability.

Made of 600 denier polyester, this bag is built to last. It is also quite easy to clean and maintain. The storage system has interesting options for you; from a unique sunglass holder to a customizable apparel pocket, there is a whole bunch of surprises. There is also a beverage holder for your refreshments, an umbrella holder, a rain hood and a rangefinder.​

Pros

  • Extended dividers for an organized look.
  • Comfortable shoulder straps.
  • Durable interior and exterior.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Unique storage facilities.

Cons

  • The rain hood is not too easy to clip on.
  • The material of the hood is pretty thin and might not keep out as much water as it should.
PING Golf Men's Hoofer 14 Carry Bag, Black
Sportsman Supply Inc. - Sports

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


8. Wilson NFL Carry Golf Bag

The NFL Golf Bag is among the top choices to carry for golfers. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player on the course, the NFL carry bag will amaze you with its craftsmanship and durability. It is a sporty carry bag that also has an efficient mounting system.

There is no denying the fact that a gym bag needs to be lightweight. You definitely don’t want to lug around a bag that will weigh down on your shoulders and cause unnecessary back aches and joint aches. This is exactly why golfers love this bag; it is lightweight and very convenient to carry. Despite being lightweight, it has plenty of pockets to store your essentials in an organized manner.​

This golf bag features a rocker stand system that is highly recommended by experts. Although it has a slim structure, there are various components in the bag that include pockets for storing apparels, valuables, accessories and beverage holders as well. The rocker stand system ensures that your bag will stand stable on the ground for as long as you play.

As far as comfort is concerned, its two-in-one strap system, hip pad, double-padded strap and boot handle make it highly comfortable.​

Pros

  • Efficient and durable.
  • Comfortable padding.
  • Rocker stand keeps it stable for a long time.
  • Sleek but spacious.
  • Lightweight.

Cons

  • Some users have reported that the base is too big for a regular push cart.

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


9. TaylorMade Golf 2017 TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0

If you need ample storage for your golfing needs, we would recommend the TaylorMade Golf 2017 TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0. Its 5-way organizational top ensures that you can fit in all your golf clubs conveniently.

There are six pockets for storage of essentials, one matching rain hood as well as an EVA molded hip pad attached to the side so that pressure points are limited for ultimate comfort.

There is an automatic stand system with anti-slip foot pads for added security. The ergonomic dual shoulder straps are contoured and have air mesh for the most comfortable carry ever.​

Pros

  • Padding to reduce pressure points.
  • Easy storage of essentials.
  • Anti-slip foot pads to avoid accidents.
  • Comfortable straps.

Cons

  • Full-length dividers are missing.

10. Sun Mountain Golf 2017 C130 Cart Bag

This golf bag has been designed to give the golfer in you all the features that you love in a cart bag. It provides you with a 14-way individual divider along with full-length dividers running all the way to the bottom.

This will not only keep your clubs organized but also well-protected. Nine pockets are generously spaced to keep your gear safe.

There are 3 handles at the top to ease maneuverability. The integrated putter well is placed in the front for easy access. There is also an oversized putter compartment that fits most oversized putters. The pocket meant to store your valuables is water-resistant as well. The single shoulder strap is padded to ease carrying it around.​

Pros

  • Comfortable to carry around.
  • Easy handling.
  • Full-length dividers keep clubs organized.

Cons

  • The bag is not waterproof.

Last update on 2018-09-24 at 05:55 PST - Details


A Buyers Guide To Choosing The Best Golf Bags

Gone are the days when golf bags would be heavy and cumbersome objects that would weigh down on your back and shoulders. Innovation and design have ensured that the most basic and the simplest of models have features to keep your golf equipment organized and the golfer in you, comfortable. However, while choosing a golf bag, there are a few factors that a golfer must consider so that the final choice meets all his requirements at one go.

  • Type of Bag
  • Weight of Bag
  • Number of Pockets
  • Number of Dividers

Type of Bag

There are 5 types of golf bags and they are differentiated as per their features:

1. Carry Bags

These are the lightest and the easiest to transport. They are mostly used by golfers who prefer walking the course.

2. Stand Bags

These bags are highly versatile and although they are light in weight but are heavier in comparison to stand bags. The base features legs that keep everything stable and accessible.

3. Cart Bags

These have bases that can be attached to golf carts. They are generally heavier and have lots of generously spaced pockets. These are used by professional golfers.

4. Tour Bags​

These bags feature maximum amounts of pockets, storage and dividers. These are used by competitive golfers who do not have to carry their own bags.

5. Travel Bags​

Travel bags have a hard case and are made of heavier materials. They are used by golfers to keep their clubs safe during baggage handling and other forms of travel.


Weight of Bag

The weight of the bag entirely depends on the way you prefer playing golf. Golfers who prefer to walk pick lightweight golf bags in comparison to golfers who use push carts.​


Number of Pockets

You should consider the number of things that you will carry to the course while deciding the number of pockets. There are bags with insulated cooler pockets, full-length pockets, lined pockets etc to choose from.​


Number of Dividers

Dividers are significant in a golf bag and can range from 1-15. The other thing to look out for is the length of the dividers. Full-length dividers will reduce contact between the clubs and extend their life. Serious golfers prefer more dividers to keep their clubs separated and organized.


Conclusion

There is no denying the fact that a good golf bag can put your mind at ease and you can completely focus on your game. With so many varieties and models available in the market, you will definitely find the one that meets your requirements with a little bit of research. The only thing to remember while buying one is the fact that high quality goes a long way. It is a wise idea to invest in the best golf bag rather than worrying about the safety of your clubs and losing focus on the golf course later.

Lydia Lim
 

My name is Lydia Lim, and I am a proud mother of one beautiful boy called Jack. I’ve been blessed with a happy and fulfilling life, and I am as happy as I can be. My hubby is a passionate golfer, and he introduced me to the sport in September, 2014. Since that day, I fell in love at the first swing.

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