Best Golf Bags
The best golf bags of 2023
Whether you’re new to the game or an avid golfer, finding the right golf bag is no easy task. There are an overwhelming amount of bags available to golfers, and most don’t know where to begin their search…until now. Over the last several months, Golf Digest editors reviewed nearly 100 golf bags to find the best bag to fit any golfer's on-course needs, style and game. Evaluated extensively, bags were strapped to editors' backs, pushcarts and golf carts; put through the wringer in the sun, wind and rain; and had every last pocket, attachment and feature evaluated. Among the bags selected feature the industry's leaders in design, functionality and innovation for Golf Digest's picks for the Best Golf Bags including bags for golf carts, carry options for walking rounds, hybrid bags for golfers who like to walk and ride, and even a few Sunday bags for those who like to keep it simple.
Big Max Dri Lite Hybrid Plus
This waterproof hybrid bag's versatility makes it an excellent choice for all golfers alike. The molded hip pad provides optimal cushioning to your side while the dual strap is easily adjustable. This bag is cart-compatible thanks to a flat base and a rear lock that straps the legs in place. Full-length club dividers keep your sticks separate. There are five storage pockets, including an internal umbrella sleeve.
PING Hoofer 14
This hybrid bag (for carrying or carts) weighs 5.9 pounds and boasts nine zippered and eight slip pockets. The polyester construction is expansive, making it a great option for golf trips. This year's model features a new base design that reduces the likelihood that your clubs become entangled. The bag also comes in seven color combinations.
TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover Stand Bag
Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag
Adams Stand Golf Bag
Big Max Dri Lite Feather
Big Max calls this golf bag the Dri Lite Feather for a reason. Weighing in at just 3.5 pounds, it's one of the lightest full-featured bags in the carry/stand bag category. This water-resistant nylon bag has six pockets—one including a cooler—and a five-way organizer for clubs. Made with walking rounds in mind, the base is constructed such that it sits snugly in the back of a golf cart for when riding is the play.
Callaway Hyperlite Zero Stand/Carry Bag
G/FORE Daytona Plus Carry Golf Bag (By Vessel)
Jones Sports Co. Trouper R Carry Bag
The Jones Trouper R uses 100-percent recycled material to create the company's most sustainable golf bag to date. A large insulated pocket can keep up to four 16-ounce cans cold, while two fleece-lined valuables pockets allow easy access to your most important possessions. The five-way divider makes for simple club pulls while reducing overcrowding.
MacKenzie Leather Mac Bag
Maxfli Maxfli 2022 Eco Tour Stand Bag
Maxfli's most full-featured bag touts an 14-way club and divider and 11-pocket design to ensure that each item has its own special place. Made with fabric from recycled plastic bottles, this bag has both an insulated cooler pocket and an easy-access water bottle holder.
PING Hoofer Lite
Ping's HooferLite has long been a popular choice for golfers. This year's redesign features 14 colorways and a new six-way bottom piece inside the bag to guide clubs to the correct segment and keep them there while carrying. Nine pockets include a zippered rangefinder compartment and an easy-access external valuables pouch.
PXG Freedom Collection Lightweight Carry Stand Bag
Seamus Sunday Bag
Unlike many Sunday bags, this single-strap from Seamus can fit up to 14 clubs, though a more limited set is recommended. At just more than two pounds, the Seamus Sunday Bag includes one zippered pocket, a scorecard slip, bungee storage straps—think towel, extra layer or rangefinder—and a magnet-secured pocket for safekeeping frequently used items.
Srixon Premium Stand Bag
Stitch SL2 Fadeaway Golf Bag
Sun Mountain 2.5+ Golf Bag
Sun Mountain 4.5LS 14-way Golf Bag
The ideal bag for carriers who want individual club dividers. There's padding everywhere on this bag, including on the adjustable straps and where it meets your hips, to assist in a comfortable carry. There are nine pockets on the bag and a strap passthrough for a golf cart if walking is not on the menu.
Sunday Golf The Ryder Stand Bag
Sunday Golf Loma XL Golf Bag
TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Premium Bag
Titleist Premium Carry Bag
Titleist Players 4 Stadry
This carry bag, available in 10 colors, has a plushy double strap, substantial storage and Velcro glove patches. The waterproof exterior and seam-sealed zippers ensure your belongings don't get wet. The 2023 model has zippered U-shaped tee pocket for quick access to your essentials.
Titleist Players 5
Titleist upgraded its popular carry bag with a techy five-way divider and new YKK zippers designed for extra durability. External lined drink sleeves will keep your drinks cool while keeping items stored in adjacent pockets dry.
Uther Mag Bag [MB1 cvl]
After 15 prototypes, Uther's latest is a bag designed to work seamlessly with the company's array of magnetic accessories. The upper-right panel contains an 11-by-seven-inch magnetic plate for attaching and removing magnetic accessories. Though sleek in profile, the bag feels roomy with two large wrap-around zippered pockets containing several smaller pockets.
Vessel Player IV DXR Stand Bag
Wilson Dynapower Exo Lite Stand Bag
Wilson Classix Stand Golf Bag
XXIO Lady Stand Bag
Callaway ORG 14 CART BAG
Honma Black Cart Bag
MacGregor US Army by MacGregor Golf Deluxe 14-Way Stand Bag
The Dry-Series cart bag was designed to be used on Motocaddy push carts. The base has raised slots that lock your bag in place, preventing it from twisting, removing the need for a lower strap. The nylon exterior and heat-welded seams are waterproof and withstand inclement weather without losing shape. The zippers provide an airtight seal and allow for snag-free opening.
PXG Deluxe Cart Bag
For the pack-rat golfer in need of order, this leather bag—with 17 pockets—is your new best friend. The six-way top comfortably holds 14 clubs, and an external magnetic attachment makes accessing your putter easy. The thickly padded carry strap won't dig into your shoulder when transporting the bag from car to course.
Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag
Sun Mountain's segment defining cart bag, available in six colors, features 13 forward-facing pockets for ample storage and easy access while the bag is strapped in. The intuitive 14-way top makes it effortless to locate and remove the club you need. The dedicated, velour-lined range-finder pocket has a magnetic closure.
TaylorMade Supreme Cart Bag
TaylorMade's high-end cart bag has seven forward-facing pockets for organizational ease. The accessories pouch closes by magnet or zipper and provides quick access to frequently used items like golf balls, tees, and ball markers. The bag comes in 13 color combinations.
Vessel Lux Cart Bag
*Reporting and editing by Daria Delfino, Jared Goldstein, Mike Stachura, Brittany Romano and Sam Weinman.