Best Golf Travel Bags Review

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What makes for a quality golf travel bag? Read through our Best Golf Travel Bags Review to find the right bag for your travel needs.

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Important Considerations

1. Durability & Protection

If you are a regular traveler, I am sure you would have noticed that your luggage takes a beating and often looks worse when you actually get to your destination! Golf travel bags need to be durable to withstand regular travel and all that goes with it.

Baggage handlers at airports often show no mercy when handling golf clubs, so your travel bag should be strong enough to prevent your clubs from bending or breaking. Higher quality golf travel bags will have thicker padding inside which will provide extra protection for your clubs.

2. Usability

Golf bags are fairly heavy under normal conditions and definitely heavier when adding shoes and accessories. One often has to carry this bag a long distance at airports so it is imperative that your travel bag is easy to handle/carry to ensure maximum comfort when doing so.

3. Size

Probably the most crucial aspect to consider when buying a travel bag is to ensure that it can cover your actual golf bag. Too big and your clubs will move and bump around resulting in damaged clubs. Make sure to check out the dimensions of both your golf bag and travel bag before buying.

4. Design

Extra functions such has a locking mechanism can come in handy. Additional compartments which may be sewn into the bag can also be very helpful. The more equipment and personal belongings that can fit into the travel bag, the more beneficial it will be for your trip!

Golf travel bags come in a variety of sizes and shapes.

In our golf travel bag review we have focused on travel bags that are intended for standard carry bags, not large tour bags.

We looked at both soft cases and hard shell bags.

We adopted the key considerations as mentioned above and broke the scoring process into three primary categories: Design & Protection, Usability and lastly Value for Money.

Below we compare the specs of the 6 best we could find in the Best Golf Travel Bags Review.

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Our Top Picks

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Nike Golf Travel Cover – Offers from $199.95

The Nike Golf Travel Cover is very basic, but well-constructed.

It will provide good protection for your clubs with a number of adjustable straps on the outside of the bag to secure your clubs.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Moulded shell at the top of the bag provides additional protection for your club heads
  • Dual zipper running the length of the bag allows for easy loading and unloading
  • Reasonably priced for a “brand-name” travel bag

CONS:
  • The notches on the wheels result in annoying vibrations and are louder when pulling the travel cover across smooth airport surfaces


CaddyDaddy Constrictor 2 Golf Travel Cover – From $78.95 – $177.95

The CaddyDaddy Constrictor 2 Golf Travel Cover is made with heavy duty nylon material and comes with wheels at the base which make it easy to pull around the airport.

Inside the cover is a very useful adjustable strap feature that allows you to secure your golf bag.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • 2 Large pockets to store your golf shoes and other accessories
  • Strong, durable, secure and heavily padded
  • If you are not into spending a large amount on a travel bag, this is definitely the bag for you

CONS:
  • If you still want your travel bag to be stylish, you might not be too keen on this option


Sun Mountain ClubGlider Travel Cover – From $229.95 – $349.95

What sets this Sun Mountain ClubGlider Travel Cover apart from others is the integrated leg set that, when extended, supports the entire weight of the bag and its contents.

This makes it incredibly easy to navigate through airports, parking lots and hotels.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • 2 pockets for extra storage
  • Pivoting caster wheels makes for very easy navigation
  • Internal cinch straps for extra protection
  • Available in a variety of colours

CONS:
  • The only slight issue was the capacity of the Journey version of the ClubGlider bag. It will easily fit a carry bag and most small to mid-cart bags, as long as the circular width around the base and ball pocket is 36cm or less


Club Glove Last Collegiate Travel Cover – From $249.00

Club glove has long been one of the leaders in golf travel bags.

This bag comes in a variety of colours and is made of high-end Cordura fabric for maximum durability.

Special offer includes the Original Club Glove Stiff Arm and Master TSA Cable Lock.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • 2 inch webbing and split-top zipper
  • Riveted lifting handle makes handling very easy and comfortable
  • A layer of ballistic nylon on the base as well as the burst-proof construction offers great protection for your clubs
  • Available in a variety of colours

CONS:
  • We honestly have nothing negative to say about this Club Glove offering!


SKB Deluxe Golf Travel Case – From $204.95 – $259.95

If you are not a fan of the soft travel cases, then this hard shell case might just be the option for you.

Its dirt/dust/moisture resistant housing is made from a military grade, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

Your clubs are guaranteed to be safe, no matter how rough the baggage handlers are. This case is contoured to fit cart bags, carry bags, and drivers up to 48″.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • Hard shell case makes it extremely durable
  • Offers great protection for your clubs
  • Big enough to fit most popular sized bags with enough space for extra accessories as well as a 48 inch driver
  • Million-mile guarantee

CONS:
  • Like most hard shell case travel bags, it does take up quite a bit of space when it comes to storage.


Samsonite Hardside Golf Travel Case – From $145.95 – $239.95

Should hard shell case travel bags be your “cup of tea” then here is another great option for you.

This travel case is absolutely massive and will even fit those 10.5 inch top sized cart bags.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • Made of a super solid ABS shell for extreme durability and protection
  • Internal compression straps to secure your golf bag
  • Multi-direction wheels makes it easy to push around the airport

CONS:
  • This case is so big that it won’t fit in a normal or small-sized car

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Last update was on: July 21, 2017 12:56 am

Jaco has been playing golf for over 25 years. A graduate from Tygerberg Golf School of Excellence, his amateur career included representing Namibia 3 times as well as Western province u/23. He joined the PGA Apprentice program in 2004 at the Jamie Gough Golf School in Kenilworth, Cape Town and developed a huge passion for teaching the game. In 2010 he moved into the Turfgrass Management industry as well and currently serves as the Head Professional and Course Superintendent at Omeya Golf Club.

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