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Best Golf Bags 

Having the best clubs on the course means nothing if you don't have a reliable golf bag to keep your clubs protected. Having a suitable bag for your clubs keeps you organised and focused in the game!

Whatever your preference, carry or cart bags, this is the one piece of equipment that can make your life a whole lot easier. Saving you energy and making the game more enjoyable, spending some of your golfing budget on a good quality bag will go a long way to making your game experience even better.

Below we have listed some of the best golf bags on the market by category and they are sure to add value to your next game.

Best Golf Bags

Below are our top picks for golf bags.

Golf Stand Bags

Golf Cart Bags

Extreme Lightweight Golf Bag

Best Golf Stand Bags

1. TaylorMade Golf TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0

TaylorMade 2017 TM 5.0 Stand Golf Bag, Blue/Black/White

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The TaylorMade Stand bag 5.0 has been designed to be a light weight golf bag that provides space for most of your needs on the course. 

This bag has a five way divider top, six pockets, Hip pad and a rainhood to cover your clubs on wet days. The TaylorMade 5.0 stand bag comes with an anti-slit stand system with non-slip foot pads to keep the bag stationary when players put it down. The two straps with air mesh for comfort while carrying.

The EVA molded hip pad features to limit some pressure points and for more comfort. TaylorMade have also added an umbrella sleeve on the bag to assist players with rainy days. This stand bag is for men golfers, weighs 4,1 pounds, it comes in Blue, Black and white.

Pros

  • Weighs just 4,1 pounds
  • Includes 6 pockets
  • Multi grab handles
  • Dual straps

Cons

  • May be expensive

2. Callaway Golf 2020 Hyperlite Zero Lightweight Stand Bag

Callaway Golf 2020 Hyperlite Zero Lightweight Stand Bag (Black/Charcoal/White, Double Strap)

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The Callaway Hyper Light Zero Stand Bag was voted as the best walking bag by Readers Digest. The Hyperlite Zero Stand Bag was designed to be a light weight bag for comfort without sacrificing its durability or functionality. 

The Callaway Hyper Light Zero Stand Bag is designed with durable rip-stop fabric, light-weight carbon-fibre legs, 7 pockets including a tee pocket, cellphone sleeve and a water-resistant valuables pocket. The Callaway Hyperlite Zero Lightweight Stand Bag has larger zippers for increased durability. It also includes a padded OptiFit Comfort Strap which provides increased carry comfort and a self-balancing X-Act Fit Strap System.

The Callaway Hyper Light Zero Stand Bag comprises of a bottom ball pocket with a custom logo option, towel loop and an umbrella holder with a matching rain cover. The Hyper light Zero stand bag comes in 3 colours: Black, Charcoal white and red and Digi Camo. This bag will cost you $249.99.

Pros

  • Comfortable Straps with a choice of single or double
  • Effective carbon fiber stand
  • Quality build
  • Very light

Cons

  • Pricey

3. Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight Stand Bag

Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight Stand Bag (Peacoat)

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The Cobra Ultralight stand bag is made from 100% polyester which makes it one of the lightest stand bags weighing 4,5 Pounds.

Designers have made a 5 way divider for your golf clubs and a handle for easy movability. It comes with dual padded shoulder straps and hip pad made with COOLFLOW foam for easy carry and comfort.

The Cobra Ultralight Stand bag comes with seven pockets overall including a large apparel pocket. This bag comes in five different colour combinations, opening the market to for Men and Women. The Cobra Ultralight has also been designed to withstand different weather conditions making it a durable golf bag. The Cobra Ultralight will cost you $269.95.

Pros

  • COOLFLOW foam comfortable shoulder straps
  • 7 good sixed pockets
  • Easyflex bas for stability
  • Durable material

Cons

  • Beverage cooler doesn’t close

Best Golf Cart Bags

1. TaylorMade Golf 2019 Select Cart Bag

TaylorMade 2019 Golf Select Cart Bag, Black/Blue

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The Taylormade designed select cart bag which comes in 4 colour combinations that include: Black/Blue, Red White / Navy, Grey/Black, Black/Red, and a Pink/ Black combination allowing it to have a wider target market. This bag has been designed with 14 divided club slots for the player to fit all 14 clubs in separate spaces to avoid clubs from getting tangled up at the bottom of the bag.

There are also two bigger pockets on the side for your personal belongings and rain gear. The TaylorMade select cart bag comes with 7 pockets of which two of them have been made larger than the other 5.

This bag has a padded shoulder strap that makes carrying much easier and comfortable on your shoulders. When the bag is empty it weighs 7 pounds which is relatively light for a cart bag of its size and space.

The Taylormade Select cart bag has been designed with materials and spaces that allow the bag to be durable even under the worst weather conditions. The advantage of having this bag is that its water proof and also comes with a water proof head cover, protecting your clubs from getting wet.Feature’s that can be implemented on this bag by Taylormade are the loops for the cart straps.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Separates clubs in individual pockets
  • Water proof
  • It has a strong base
  • Durable

Cons

  • No loops for cart straps

2. Cobra Golf 2020 Ultralight Cart Bag

Cobra Golf 2020 Ultralight Cart Bag (Black)

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The Cobra Ultralight cart bag designed by cobra comes with a 14 club divider to fit all your clubs. Cobra have made grab handle on each side of the bag making it more convenient for you to pick up the bag which some cart bags may not have.

This bag has fleet lined pockets for your valuables, ranger finder pocket and an added insulated cooler pocket. Cobra has added cart straps fitted on the bag to secure it on the cart without hindering any access to the side pockets. The Ultralight bag has a matching cover, shoulder strap and a customized ball pocket.

It is 100% polyester material weighing 5,3 pounds. A Single shoulder strap with COOLFLOW foam for increased comfort on the shoulder

With 13 pockets and an umbrella holder added on the outer part of the bag, has been fitted to create enough space for players to have their valuables with them on the course. The Cobra Ultralight cart bag comes in 6 different colour combinations: Black, Black/high risk Red, Black/Yellow, Peacoat/high risk Red, Peacoat/Ibiza Blue and Quiet Shade/Vibrant Orange. Players may be able to make the game more exciting by colour coordinating their apparel with the bag of choice.

The Cobra Ultralight Cart bag may have a simple look to it at first glance yet it comes with a lot of good features for golfers to enjoy. The Cobra Ultralight cart bag is available for $209.00.

Pros

  • Made from quality Materials.
  • 14 dividers and 13 Pockets
  • Spacious
  • Has two carry handles
  • Insulated cooler pocket

Cons

  • Too big for some golfers

3. Callaway Golf 2019 Org 14 Cart Bag

Callaway Golf 2019 Org 14 Cart Bag, Navy/White/Red/Usa Flag

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The Callaway Org Cart bag weighs less than 5 pounds, with enough storage that players may need for a comfortable round of golf. 14 dividers with individual full length have been featured in this bag, allowing players to put all 14 clubs secured in the bag without getting tangled up. A molded grab top handle has been designed on the bag making it easier for players to move it around.

The Callaway Org Cart bag has a total of 12 pockets including two full length apparel pockets and a thermal lined cooler pocket for your drinks. Callaway decided to add a towel and a glove holder to this bag. This bag has been fitted with a single strap and a single cart strap pocket to keep the bag secure and on the cart when playing.

Callaway has added a fully integrated umbrella sleeve and a head cover to protect players and clubs from getting wet in rainy conditions, its heavy fabric design makes the bag more durable, lasts you longer which is good value for money.

This bag comes in two different colour combinations. This bag is Callaway’s bestselling cart bag and it is available for $249.99.

Pros

  • Enough Space for Accessories and food
  • Lightweight
  • High quality Materials
  • Glove holder
  • Cooler pocket

Cons

  • Many have complained about an instability cell phone holder

Best Extreme Lightweight Golf Bag

1. Orlimar Pitch and Putt Lightweight Stand/Carry Golf Bag

Orlimar Pitch & Putt Golf Lightweight Stand Carry Bag, Black

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The Orlimar Pitch and Putt Lightweight Golf bag comes in 8 different colours and is very affordable. This golf bag was designed for short courses or just a par 3 course. It has been designed to fit minimum clubs instead of the usual 14 clubs.

We've noticed that in recent years players have started to use it more like their main bag and try to fit in as many clubs as possible. This a great bag for players that are not used to walking and need to carry the lightest bag available. This bag has been fitted with a Kick stand to keep the bag stable while you play your shot.

The Orlimar Pitch and Putt Lightweight Golf bag comes in two compartment tops for your clubs and a lightweight carry handle. This bag has been designed with one accessory pocket to store your valuables. Designers have added a detachable shoulder strap which can be adjusted as well.

Orlimar Pitch and Putt Lightweight Golf bag is very portable and super light which can also be ideal for speed golf.

The Orlimar pitch and putt bag is available for around $32,12. Prices may vary in some places.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable strap
  • Sturdy retractable legs
  • Choice of colors to choose from

Cons

  • Limited club space

2. Champkey Professional Golf Sunday Bag

Champkey USA Golf Carry Bag - Lightweight Sunday Bag (Black)

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The Champkey carry bag has been made efficient for going to the driving range or playing a par 3 golf course. It has been designed with 900D fabric material which means that it has a dense material, making it a durable bag to have.

The Champkey carry bag has been fitted with a bottle holder, two storage pockets and two side pockets which you can store some of your valuables while practicing. This bag has a two compartment top for limited clubs and a comfortable handle for you to move the bag around when you need to. This super lightweight bag is not strenuous to carry on your shoulders. It comes with a single adjustable shoulder strap to help the player carry it around comfortably.

The bag can carry 3-9 clubs and weighs about 2,6 pounds without any clubs in it. The Champkey carry bag is available for $29.99 in golf stores although it may vary in different places.

Pros

  • Compact and light
  • Strong materials
  • Potable
  • Durable

Cons

  • Limited club carry

About the author 

Paul Bradshaw

Paul hit his first golf shot at the age of 5, and from that point on was immediately hooked. He went on to become one of the leading amateurs in South Africa, securing a full golf scholarship with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Turning professional in 2004, Paul played extensively on the Sunshine Tour and co-sanctioned European Tour events. Paul is our lead editor at Golf Assessor.

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