Best Golf Club Bags TechnoBuffalo 2020

There are a variety of golf bag styles out there, ranging from large and luxurious to lightweight and minimalist. Which kind you need depends on whether you plan to carry your own bag or you have a caddy, and whether you generally walk the course or use a riding cart. Additionally, if you travel by airplane with your golf clubs, you will need a travel bag to protect your golf bag and clubs.

Best all around: TaylorMade golf TM stand golf bag 5.0

Staff Favorite

This convenient stand bag features retractable legs for upright use without a cart. The five-way organizational top keeps your golf clubs in line, while six pockets provide ample storage for balls and other items you need on the course. Ergonomic dual shoulder straps make for a comfortable carry.

From $100 at Amazon

Easy access: Cleveland cart bag

A cart bag like this one can be strapped onto a cart for easy access to your clubs. This bag has a 14-way divider, a molded three-way grab handle, and a range finder storage pocket. Choose from four color combinations.

From $110 at Amazon

Rolling cart: Jef world Of golf deluxe steel golf cart

If you plan to walk the golf course with one of the heavier cart bags, you'll need a cart like this one to strap it onto. This one is lightweight and sturdy, and it folds in half for compact storage when not in use.

$36 at Amazon

Stand and carry: Orlimar pitch and putt lightweight stand/carry golf bag

This lightweight golf bag is a hybrid between a stand bag and a carry bag. It's pretty minimal with a two-compartment top, single accessory pocket, shoulder strap, and carry handle. But it does have legs that pull out to keep your bag upright without the use of a cart. Choose from eight different colors.

From $34 at Amazon

Have clubs, will travel: AmazonBasics soft-sided golf club travel bag case

This is not a bag for the golf course; instead, this is what you need to transport your golf club bag safely and conveniently on an airplane. The durable nylon bag stands up with the golf bag inside it. The inline skate style wheels will have you zipping through the airport.

$58 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

Which type of bag you need depends on what type of golfer you are. Staff or tour bags are the top of the line bags. But they are big and heavy, not the best if you're carrying your clubs and walking the course. Cart bags are slightly smaller but still meant to be carried on a golf push cart or a riding cart. Stand bags have retractable legs, so they stand on their own; they're meant to be used by golfers who are walking the course. Carry, or Sunday bags are the lightest and intended to be carried by the walking golfer who takes a minimalist approach. Travel bags aren't for use on the golf course; instead, they go over your regular golf club bag to enclose and protect it for travel.

Our top pick overall is the TaylorMade Golf TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0. It's medium in size and weight, and the retractable legs mean you don't have to have a golf cart to hold your bag upright. Comfortable shoulder straps make the bag easier to carry. It comes in a half dozen color options for different tastes.

Regardless of which kind of golf bag suits your golfing style best, if you want to golf the great courses of the world, you will want to fly with your clubs. In that case, you'll need a travel bag that turns your bag of clubs into luggage, such as the AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Golf Club Travel Bag Case. Be sure to pick one that fits over your golf club bag of course completely, to protect your investment and ensure working clubs when you get to your destination.

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