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While a good golf bag won’t directly improve your game, it can certainly make walking and moving around the course more enjoyable. Conversely, a bag with a poor strap design, poor balance, or lack of storage space can quickly make your game unpleasant.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the advantages of each bag and the criteria you should consider when buying one.

Do you already know what type of bag you want to buy? We invite you to check out our comparisons to find the best tripod golf bags and the best cart bags available.

The different types of golf bags: which one to choose?

Orlimar SRX 14.9 Golf Stand Bag

Orlimar SRX 14.9 Golf Stand Bag
  • 8.5-inch, 14-way graphite friendly separator top and 3 full-length club shaft dividers
  • 6 zippered pockets including a velour-lined valuables pocket with waterproof zipper
  • Padded dual carry strap and extra-thick hip pad for comfort
  • Towel ring with Velcro glove attachment, umbrella holder, scorecard sleeve, pen sleeve, hydration compartment, rain hood cover

The tripod golf bag is known as the most versatile bag since it has both straps to carry it on the back and a support mechanism that keeps it upright and makes it easy to hold and store clubs. While the tripods make the bag a little heavier, it is still quite light.

This is the most popular type of bag for golf enthusiasts as it offers a certain lightness while still being spacious enough to carry your golf equipment.

THE ADVANTAGES

+ Lightweight with plenty of storage space

+ Stands upright to facilitate the grip of clubs and to avoid dirtying it.

The golf cart bag

As the name suggests, these bags are specially designed for golfers who want to use a cart. Larger and more voluminous, the cart bag is by definition more cumbersome.

In addition to the advantage of being able to be placed on a golf cart, this bag also offers a much more advanced storage system with a multitude of pockets and compartments.

THE ADVANTAGES

+ Lots of storage space

+ Elegant appearance

THE DISADVANTAGES

– Bulky

The Tour Bag

The Tour Bag or Staff Bag is the best but also the heaviest and most imposing golf bag. Primarily used by professional golfers, these bags are made of high-quality materials and can carry a multitude of golf clubs and equipment. While having a Tour bag on the course makes you look good, the weight and lack of maneuverability make it impractical for everyday use.

THE ADVANTAGES

+ Lots of storage space

+ Very good quality

THE DISADVANTAGES

– Heavy

– Price

The practice golf bag

The golf practice bag is also known as the “moon bag”, “portable bag” or “holdall” is the simplest and lightest golf club bag. Constructed of lightweight materials, with fewer pockets and club dividers than other bags, this bag is a must-have for any golfer who wants to walk the course without getting cluttered.

THE ADVANTAGES

+ Very light

+ Easy to carry

THE DISADVANTAGES

– Very little storage space