The 10 Best Golf Bags, According to Pros and Instructors


Golf is a sport that requires a lot of equipment, and one of the most important pieces of gear is the golf bag. A good golf bag not only keeps your clubs organized and protected but also helps you to stay comfortable on the course. As a result, it’s crucial to choose a golf bag that meets your needs and preferences. To help you find the perfect bag, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best golf bags according to pros and instructors.

Ping Hoofer:

The Ping Hoofer is a popular choice among professionals and amateurs alike. It’s lightweight, durable, and has a comfortable strap system that makes it easy to carry.

Titleist Players 4:

The Titleist Players 4 is another top-rated golf bag that’s known for its quality and style. It features a 4-way top with full-length dividers, multiple pockets, and a comfortable strap system.

Sun Mountain 4.5 LS: The Sun Mountain 4.5 LS is a great option for golfers who want a lightweight bag with plenty of storage space. It features a 4-way top with full-length dividers, 9 pockets, and a comfortable strap system.

Callaway Hyperlite Zero:

The Callaway Hyperlite Zero is one of the lightest golf bags

on the market, weighing in at just 2.5 pounds. It’s perfect for golfers who prefer to walk the course, and it has enough storage space for essentials like balls, tees, and gloves.

One of the most essential items for any golfer, regardless of skill level, is a spacious, functional (and ideally, stylish) bag. You count on it to hold all your clubs and accessories without a hitch. In addition to being easily accessible, a high-quality golf bag should be comfortable to wear and durable enough to withstand regular use in all weather conditions. To help you choose the bag that’s right for you, we asked six golf experts – a mix of professionals, influencers and instructors – to share their recommendations.

Travel-ready pick

This stylish bag is a favorite of Patrick Corley, Los Angeles-based golf coach and founder of He praises its waterproof body and sealed zippers for allowing him to play in any weather, including hail and rain, which he experienced while playing with this bag in Florida. “I’ve never been more thankful that my bag is completely waterproof, because my golf partner wasn’t so lucky,” Corley recalls. He also appreciates the bag’s comfortable double straps and four dividers that “keep your golf clubs organized and easily accessible.” Charlaine Hirst, a former pro golfer who now teaches in Pinehurst, NC, swears by this Titleist bag, especially for travel. “It’s easy to store, fits easily into travel cases and keeps the entire bag secure in the travel case,” she says.

Sturdy cart bag

If you typically use a golf cart on the course and don’t plan to walk much, Hirst suggests Titleist’s Cart 15 StaDry bag, which she says is “considerably larger but has many of the same features” as the Titleist bag mentioned above. This model includes 15 full-length dividers to keep clubs separate and within reach, a sturdy cart strap tunnel (so it stays securely in place, even on bumpy roads) and velvet-lined pockets for valuables.

Game-changing storage

Corley likes this bag for its storage capacity. With five exterior zippered pockets, it offers “plenty of room for all your golf gear, including jackets, towels, accessories, balls and tees,” he says. The bag’s waterproof nylon exterior makes it a solid choice for playing in inclement weather, while the convertible, padded strap system allows you to carry it on your back, as well as with push carts and golf carts. Another advantage is that it’s available in five colors, allowing players to stand out in style on the course.

Very comfortable carrying

Many of the golf experts we spoke with cited this Ping bag as their favorite on the course. Corley particularly likes the fact that the padded straps ease the “burden on your body and shoulders” compared to heavier bags (this one weighs 5.5 pounds) and versions with a single strap. He adds that the convertible strap channel keeps the club compartments and zippered pockets “easily accessible, making it easier to organize your gear.” Los Angeles-based pro golfer Alex Romo adds that Ping bags like this one, with its six color options and well-placed pockets, are “unmatched in comfort, functionality and style.”

Color combinations that make a difference

Is a super easy to carry bag your priority? The Lite version of the Ping Hoofer is half an inch lighter than the original. Romo has been using it for 10 years for golf tournaments and raves about its many benefits. “It’s by far the best-looking bag on the market, with the coolest color combinations,” he says (options include a tan-navy-orange combination and a multi-colored tropical print). He adds, “It’s also the toughest, most durable bag on the market:” “It’s also the toughest, most durable bag” he’s used, thanks to a durable polyester exterior and an included rain hood.

Lightweight option

If price and style are at the top of your list when looking for a golf bag, consider the Loma bag from Sunday. It’s an ultra-lightweight two-pound bag (the lightest option on this list) and is priced lower than the other options our experts mentioned. “This bag is perfect for par 3 courses, where you only need a handful of clubs,” says Alissa Kacar, host of San Diego-based Golf Life TV. She points to its small size (it holds up to six clubs) and convenient features such as a cooler pocket for drinks and an easy-grip handle, as well as the bag’s range of colors (10 options are available) and solid quality for the price.

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