Are you on the market for a new golf bag to carry around the course?

  1. The wife says that golf is not giving you enough of a workout. The golf cart has got to go.
  2. You enjoy a good stroll. The weather is particularly good at this time of the year. Why not walk through the holes?

Or

3. What do you get a woman or man that already has a cart bag? You guessed it. They need a golf bag that they can carry.

The market is filled with these. Believe me, we have spent countless hours researching and testing them. It can be very difficult to sift through the products in search of the perfect one. The good news is that you will not have to do this. We have taken the liberty of doing this for you. We searched both online and in various stores to see if we could unearth some hidden gems.

In A Hurry?

We understand that golf bags are not the most fun topic one can read about.

That’s alright. If you are in a hurry to just get your bag. 

Perhaps you are thinking, Honest Golfers, just pointing to one, please.

Alright, based on the top 5 bags that we have on our list, we have sifted through them to find one that we can fully stand behind.

It was a very close call. Each of the bags on our list is packed with amazing features.

If we had to settle for one it would be the CaddyDaddy Ranger Carry Sunday Range Travel Bag.

It offers a lightweight option that is versatile. You can carry it as well as place it in your golf cart. Although it does not have a handle, it has the ability to stand on its own to give you easy access to the clubs. It frees your hands to take your shots freely.

You will find a more detailed review of it below.

Our Test Winner After 40 + Hours Of Research:

CaddyDaddy Ranger Carry Sunday Range Travel Bag

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Why is it the BEST?

  • Offers your incredible versatility.
  • Comes with a one year warranty.
  • Great golf bag from a reputable brand.
  • Has fairly durable construction of the entire bag.
  • Sturdy design.
  • Stands freely on the ground and on a cart.
  • Two colours to choose from.
97%
Our Score

25

RESEARCHED SOURCES

185

REVIEWS CONSIDERED

40 +

HOURS RESEARCHING

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PRODUCTS COMPARED

Our top 5 Best Golf Bags To Carry

Our goal was to find golf bags that could be used by players of all levels. We wanted them to be easy on the eye and practical.

It’s no use having a pretty bag that does not do its job. We looked for bags that would offer some flexibility to uses of all ages and physical stature. It is certainly a more difficult task than you can imagine.

To achieve this we took time to test products based on what the manufacturers said they were capable of doing. You would be amazed by some of the unfounded claims that are made about bags.

Ultimately, our mission was a resounding success. We found some great golf bags for you!

1. CaddyDaddy Ranger Carry Sunday Range Travel Bag - TOP PICK

CaddyDaddy Ranger Carry Sunday Range Travel Bag

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CaddyDaddy is a brand that you can trust when it comes to golf bags.

This is their speciality.

As the name would suggest, this is designed to be your perfect bag for travelling, easy Sunday games and hitting the range.

It is crafted to be multifunctional. You can store and carry up to 9 golf club in it. They go into a rigid tube that is fixed to the base.

The upper part of the bag is padded to protect the heads of your clubs in transit. The base of the bag is also manufactured with the same goal in mind.

It comes in at an empty weight of 3.5lbs. The bag is made out of 1680D fabric that is said to offer great durability. For extra storage, you have a total of 3 zippered pockets.

They will do a great job of storing your valuables and any small accessories that you would like to have on you. For added security, if ever required, you can lock the zippers.

The locks would be an added purchase. You will also be thrilled to know that a towel ring is an integral part of the design.

The entire length of the bag is approximately 51 inches long. For ease of carrying, there is a rubber grip handle. You also have a padded shoulder strap to depend on.

It is strong enough to handle the weight of the contents of the bag at capacity. There are two colours to choose from. You can buy this in black/navy or black/grey.

The base of the bag is made of a strong, sturdy plastic that allows it to be freestanding.

You can also affix this to a cart in a standing position. As a travel bag, it is great.

You are allowed to take this onto a plane with you.

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Pros

  • Offers your incredible versatility.
  • Comes with a one year warranty.
  • Great golf bag from a reputable brand.
  • Has fairly durable construction of the entire bag.
  • Sturdy design.
  • Stands freely on the ground and on a cart.
  • Two colours to choose from.

Cons

  • Getting clubs out when fully packed can be a mission.

2. 7" Sunday Lightweight Carry Bag

7 Sunday Lightweight Carry Bag

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The 7” bag is a fairly simplistic and minimalistic sort of design.

It does not come with all the proverbial bells and whistles.

All effort was placed on the functionality.

In that endeavour, no one can fault them. They have excelled. Polyester was the main material used in the manufacturing of the bag.

It is a lightweight material that offers reasonable durability if used and treated well.

While there is an obvious limitation on the volume that the bag can carry, it is compact. This makes it the perfect travel companion, provided you will not need to take too many clubs with you.

If the clubs are not in the bag, you can fold it and pack it away, saving you more space. The polyester allows it to be unfolded without showing much wrinkling.

This is a great bag for beginners, children and senior golfers. When you are not too keen to carry all your clubs across the green. This is the bag that you want to take with you.

The shoulder strap is well padded to provide insulation and comfort. You’ll be able to carry your bag for prolonged periods without any issues.

For extra storage, you have a pocket to put your ball in. There is also room to store your tees, divot tools and any other golfing gear you may want to take with you.

For a competitive performance on the course, it would not be the bag I’d say to take with you. If you are headed for practice or to the driving range, this is perfect.

It is easy to narrow down to the few clubs that you really need for occasions when working on one specific area of your game. The bag is about 33 inches in length.

It has some spines embedded in it to protect the shafts of your golf clubs.

You can fit in between 8 to 10 golf clubs. Could not possibly expect more at the pricing point.

Pros:

  • A very lightweight bag.
  • Easy to fold and store away.
  • Takes minimum space, making it a great portable travel bag.
  • Incredibly cheap bag.

Cons:

  • Does not have a stand or support.
  • Getting used to the strap can be a tricky job.

3. Orlimar Pitch & Putt Golf Lightweight Bag

Orlimar Pitch & Putt Golf Lightweight Bag

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The Pitch & Putt bag comes in at a meagre 1.95lbs.

This is incredibly light, even for a bag that is sold as lightweight.

It has enough room to store up to 7 clubs at a time.

They are separated into two compartments. The bag is made out of soft nylon. You get a smooth feel when you touch it. It is equally strong and resistant to wear and tear.

On the side is the staple accessory pocket. There is enough room in it for several golf balls, tees, a pen and perhaps your ball marker.

There is also a small zipped pocket that could probably hold your keys, but not much more in it. With a bit of effort, you can fit in a regular size water bottle.

The shoulder strap connects close to the top and stretches down to the middle of the bag. It is accompanied by a handle. This is a bag that is suitable for travelling.

The compact design makes it very easy to carry. You can take enough gear to compete in a par 3 tournament. When you are off to the driving range where you would not need all your clubs, this bag comes to the rescue.

If you play on executive golfing courses, this is a stylish bag that will do a great job.

The back is stiff, it will not collapse. You have the convenience of being able to use retractable legs to raise your bag for ease of access to insert and withdraw your clubs.

Newer models of the bag have a towel hanging mechanism built into them at the top of the bag.

You have your pick of colours from the following, black, blue, brick red, midnight blue, orange, rose pink, slate grey and a American themed one.

The handle seems to be more comfortable to use than the strap on occasion.

You can use it if you do not like the strap.

Pros:

  • Portable and lightweight.
  • Versatile carrying options between the handle and the strap.
  • Great value for money.
  • A reasonable amount of space in the zipped pocket.
  • There are a lot of colours to choose from.
  • You get a 2-year warranty with it.

Cons:

  • It is not waterproof and does not come with a rain cover.

4. TaylorMade Flextech Lite Stand Bag

TaylorMade Flextech Lite Stand Bag

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If you wanted a larger bag with more capacity, this may be the one for you.

It is a lightweight bag that comes with a pair of retractable legs that act as a stand.

The Flextech Lite Stand Bag weighs 4.3lbs when empty. It was designed for the golfer who likes to stroll across the golf course. This is what makes it perfect for our list.

The Flextech stand system is the manufacturer’s latest innovation to facilitate ease of reach into the bag when you are on the course.

They are made to be easily collapsible and out of your way when not in use. It is equipped with Taylor Made’s patented smooth release system.

You will be unlikely to run short of storage space. This has a grand total of 8 pockets. These include a water-resistant micro-suede lined pocket for storing your valuables.

There is also a full-length garment pocket to store any clothing that you may want to change into after your game. The water bottle pocket is well situated for ease of access.

For carrying it around the course, you have a pair of dual-density comfort straps. They have two materials embedded into them to make them more comfortable when carrying a full bag.

There is also an ergonomic hip pad to keep you comfortable as the bag will bump against your hip in transit. You also have a handle on the top, if you do not want to use the straps.

The collapsible base system is made to ensure that the clubs are not crowded at the bottom. This system is supported by the full-length dividers that stretch from top to bottom.

There are 8 colours and designs that you can choose from.

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Pros:

  • Has a lot of pockets and storage space.
  • Very lightweight and easy to carry around.
  • The water bottle pocket is a great addition.
  • Comfortable bag to carry across the whole course, provided you don’t overpack.
  • The straps are clearly of good quality.
  • A lot of vibrant colours to choose from.

Cons:

  • On the pricier end of the scale.

5. TaylorMade Golf TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0

TaylorMade Golf TM Stand Golf Bag 5

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Our final pick is also from TaylorMade.

It is one of their highest-rated bags.

This pick is based on the premise that some users will require a lot of storage space, especially when they will have no access to certain facilities across the 18 holes.

Space will no longer be a problem for you with this bag. It comes in at just over 6lbs, which puts it as one of our heaviest picks on this list.

The top of the bag is where 5.0 at the end of the name is derived from. There are 5 storage compartments in the main part of the bag.

Padding across the interior of these compartments makes sure that your clubs are kept in good nick. There are a total of 6 pockets on the outside of the bag.

For ease of use and access while on the course, the bag has an automatically deployed, anti-slip stand. It includes footpads at the bottom to minimise the chances of sliding across surfaces that have no grip.

To carry it around, you have dual straps that are padded with air mesh to add comfort. The usual EVA moulded hip pad features on this as well.

This is the sort of feature that is taken for granted until it is needed. It reduces pressure points between you and the bag as you carry it.

There is rain hood provided with the bag as well as an umbrella sleeve.

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Pros:

  • High-quality bag from a reputable brand.
  • Comes with a rain hood and an umbrella sleeve.
  • The auto-deploying stand is incredible.
  • The carrying straps provide great padding for comfort.
  • There are a lot of pockets for storage.
  • The organisational top offers great protection to the clubs in transit.

Cons:

  • The club slot design could have been much better.

Best Golf Bags To Carry Buyer’s Guide

Our buyer’s guide is for those that would like to get an overview of the things that we consider when looking at a golf bag for carrying. Once you have read this you should be able to reveal golfing bags that you come across in your search. If this is not something that interests you, you can refer to our top 5 picks. Perhaps even go through them using the information that you pick up from the guide.

We are now going to cover some key features of a golf bag to carry.

There are certain things that are considered mandatory features for a golf bag to carry. For starters, it has to be built for carrying. We will consider some of the mainstay features that you should scrutinise your bag before you buy it. Perhaps we should mention that all of these features should be thought of in relation to the things that you will be using the bag for. For instance, if you will be using this as a second bag to put a few clubs into from the main, larger bag that would be on a cart, your needs would be different from someone looking to store all their clubs in the bag and walk through all 18 holes.

Weight

Like any other situations, the excitement of going into the course when you have been looking forward to it for a while drives a lot of adrenaline. This is how some golfers will end up realising that they have a bag that is too have after playing the first few holes. Weight is incredibly important for golf bags that will be carried.

As a general rule, you want a bag that is closer to the 5-pound mark than it is to the 10 pounds one when empty. Once you have packed your clubs and accessories into it this all changes. Trying a bag in the store can also be very deceptive. Just because it feels light while you are standing there with pressure from the salesperson does not mean that it will feel the same way after a few holes with your stuff in it.

Make sure that this does not become an afterthought. This is easily done. Once you are sold on all the other great features that the bag offers, it is easier for you to neglect the issue of weight.

The Strap

The strap is one of the most important parts of the bag to carry. Without this feature, it hardly qualifies to be carried. This is the part of the bag that will ensure that you can comfortably take your bag and its contents from one point to another. If you have the bag in your hand you can start by checking the stitching. Good stitching ensures that your bag will be able to hold together when it is under the pressure of weight. On the contrary, is the bag is poorly stitched, you will be looking for a replacement in no time.

Consider what material has been used to make the strap. You want the material to be both strong and somewhat elastic. It will be stretched. If the material is not ready to be stretched, it falls apart quickly.

You will also want to make sure that your hand is made with comfort in mind. Thin handles tend to dig into your shoulders or hands when you carry them for long periods. A strap that comes with some mesh lining or layers of padding is the ideal choice.

The Handle

Not all bags will have a handle. Most of the ones that have a strap will consider a handle to be surplus to their requirements. This is not to say it is of no importance. It is always good to have options. If your strap was to fall apart or if you were to find that you are not comfortable carrying the bag using a strap, a handle would come handy.

Storage Space

Where storage space is concerned, it is important that you define your needs before you start shopping. It is easy to get sold on features that would not have otherwise mattered to you. Writing a list of the things that you would have to take with you if you were to walk through all 18 holes is always a good place to start. This is an exercise that will help you cull some of the unnecessary things that you would end up taking with you just because you have space to put it.

Travel features

The travel features will not matter to everyone. In this case, you will want to consider how far you are likely to want to go with your golf club. If you are a competitive golfer, you would probably be taking some on the flight. If this is the case, you would probably want a bag that is accepted by airlines. The law will be different depending on what part of the world you live in. As a general rule, you want a bag that is easy to carry in hand.

Another travel feature is the ability of your bag to be both carried in your hand, on your shoulders as well as in a cart. We have covered the first two with the strap and handle parts. For your bag to fit into a cart it will need to be able to stand on its own or be to be strapped into the cart. Some bags will come with features that are expressly stated as being for carts. Others will require you to become inventive. If you can help it rather have the first one.

Ease of Use

No matter how good a bag is, no one wants it to be difficult to use. Ease of use is very important for a golf bag. The best way to assess this is to consider where you will be using it. The main thing that comes to mind is access to your golf clubs while on the course. It is easy to pull a club in and to place it back into most bags What you want to consider is how you would pull it out when you are on the course. Placing a bag flat on the ground is not the most comfortable thing to do. If your competitors are nice, they may hold the bag for you while you take a shot. This is not their duty and should not be expected of them at any time.

A bag with a stand will resolve this issue for you. It will free up your hands to take your shots, as well as allowing you to reach in to grab or replace your clubs when you are done.

Other factors affecting the ease of use will involve how practical the features that are highlighted actually are. You will find bags with pockets that cannot be used. That is of no benefit to you as a user, and should not be considered to be a feature.

Final Words

We have provided you with 5 great picks for best golf bags to carry. Our choices offer a range between the lightweight minimalist ones that you can travel with and the bulkier options. Any of these picks would make a great bag for you. If you want to delve a little deeper into what actually makes a good bag, our buyer’s guide will assist you with this. It covers a few critical characteristics that you should look for in your bag. Here is a list of them in no particular order:

  1. Ease of use
  2. Weight
  3. The Strap
  4. Travel Features
  5. Storage Space
  6. The handle

If you consider each of these, you will always end up with a good bag. Now, go and get your new bag. Happy Golfing!

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