4 ideal golf bags for 4 golf lifestyle types

Space, weight, design and functionality are the top aspects you should consider while shopping the golf bags below.

COURTESY

What’s your golf lifestyle type? Depending on your golfing patterns, when on the search for your ideal new golf bag you should first consider the following factors: functionality, space, weight and style.

Are you a walker or a rider? Par 3’s, 9-hole munis or long-time club member? Maybe you’re just the occasional Top Golf or range-goer.

Whether you’re a casual weekend-when-it-works golfer or you’re on the course as often as possible, you should invest in a bag that supports your golf lifestyle and personal style.

Rest assured, one of the 4 bags featured below will be exactly what you need to succeed and feel confident when lugging your clubs.

Below you’ll find various bags in an array of styles, materials, colors and functionalities made for individual types of golfers.

Take your golf lifestyle into consideration as you compare the 4 bags below — a sporty-tough cart bag, a solar-charging smart stand bag, a versatile golf-lifestyle bag and a carry-bag weighing only 1.9 lbs.

What to look for in your ideal golf bag…

Your golf lifestyle and golf bag functionality should go hand in hand. Your golf bag’s functions should well-suit your type of play. Are you a walking-golf minimalist who only needs their GPS rangefinder watch and golf bag essentials, or are you a well-prepared maximalist who needs pockets and bag space galore? If you’re in the middle, maybe you walk and ride, a nice mid-size stand bag may be your best bet to be able to play any way, any day.
You may own a full set, but there is often no need to carry your entire array of golf clubs. Club selection can be a skill in itself. It’s important to be prepared for any shot or situation, but if you’re not riding in a golf cart, lugging your full set of clubs gets old fast. Decipher how much club space in your golf bag you *really* need depending on the type of golf or layout of course you play most often.
With most golf bags, weight and amount of club space tend to coincide. The more clubs the bag is able to hold, the larger and heavier the bag becomes. Similar to considering club space, ask yourself if you’ll be walking the course, stationary on the range or riding in a cart. If you’re a walker, optimize your game play by considering the weight of your bag to help reserve energy to pure your best shots.
You can express yourself on the course through your choice in bag style, color and material choice. Choose a golf bag that speaks to who you are as a golfer and as a person. Are you more traditional, contemporary or modern? If you’re more traditional, you’ll probably want to look into a more classic leather bag, whether it be a Sunday walking, stand, cart or staff bag. If you’re more contemporary or modern you may be interested in a canvas or waterproof bag.

Compare and explore each golf bag below. Be sure to check out the various color choices available for each bag by tapping the ‘BUY NOW’ button.

Highlights

  • Best for golf maximalists who only use golf carts and are well-prepared with their whole set of clubs.
  • If you find yourself needing more club and pocket space, this is an ideal golf bag for you.
  • The Sun Mountain C-130 is an industry leader in golf cart bags for over 20 years.

Highlights

  • Equipped with a solar-charging phone pocket, so you can charge your phone on the course.
  • Comes with a 100% waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with an 8-hr battery life.
  • Sleek and minimalist design, plenty of storage space, thermal pocket and a comfortable backpack strap.

Highlights

  • A spacious mid-size stand bag in various color choices for golfers who enjoy both walking and cart rounds.
  • Durable, easy-to-operate leg system and equipped with dual strap for carrying comfort.
  • Has seven pockets, including a double velour-lined valuables pocket.

Highlights

  • Weighs under 2 lbs, super light and easy to store in your trunk and carry on the course.
  • Sleek and minimal design, available in various colors.
  • Just enough pockets (along with an insulated drink pouch) for the neccessities and valuable storage.
Choose which bags to compare
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Sun Mountain 2024 C-130 Cart Bag
Best For
Golf Cart Maximalists
Price
$289.99
Highlights
  • Best for golf maximalists who only use golf carts and are well-prepared with their whole set of clubs.
  • If you find yourself needing more club and pocket space, this is an ideal golf bag for you.
  • The Sun Mountain C-130 is an industry leader in golf cart bags for over 20 years.
MNML Golf MV2 Stand Bag
Best For
Tech-Friendly Versitile Golfers
Price
$299
Highlights
  • Equipped with a solar-charging phone pocket, so you can charge your phone on the course.
  • Comes with a 100% waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with an 8-hr battery life.
  • Sleek and minimalist design, plenty of storage space, thermal pocket and a comfortable backpack strap.
Sun Mountain Mid-Stripe Dual Strap Stand Bag
Best For
Cart lover that also enjoys a walk
Price
$339.99
Highlights
  • A spacious mid-size stand bag in various color choices for golfers who enjoy both walking and cart rounds.
  • Durable, easy-to-operate leg system and equipped with dual strap for carrying comfort.
  • Has seven pockets, including a double velour-lined valuables pocket.
Sunday Golf LOMA BAG | Cobalt Blue
Best For
Walking and par-3 golfers
Price
$129.99
Highlights
  • Weighs under 2 lbs, super light and easy to store in your trunk and carry on the course.
  • Sleek and minimal design, available in various colors.
  • Just enough pockets (along with an insulated drink pouch) for the neccessities and valuable storage.
Sun Mountain 2024 C-130 Cart Bag
Best For
Golf Cart Maximalists
Price
$289.99
Highlights
  • Best for golf maximalists who only use golf carts and are well-prepared with their whole set of clubs.
  • If you find yourself needing more club and pocket space, this is an ideal golf bag for you.
  • The Sun Mountain C-130 is an industry leader in golf cart bags for over 20 years.
MNML Golf MV2 Stand Bag
Best For
Tech-Friendly Versitile Golfers
Price
$299
Highlights
  • Equipped with a solar-charging phone pocket, so you can charge your phone on the course.
  • Comes with a 100% waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with an 8-hr battery life.
  • Sleek and minimalist design, plenty of storage space, thermal pocket and a comfortable backpack strap.
Sun Mountain Mid-Stripe Dual Strap Stand Bag
Best For
Cart lover that also enjoys a walk
Price
$339.99
Highlights
  • A spacious mid-size stand bag in various color choices for golfers who enjoy both walking and cart rounds.
  • Durable, easy-to-operate leg system and equipped with dual strap for carrying comfort.
  • Has seven pockets, including a double velour-lined valuables pocket.
Sunday Golf LOMA BAG | Cobalt Blue
Best For
Walking and par-3 golfers
Price
$129.99
Highlights
  • Weighs under 2 lbs, super light and easy to store in your trunk and carry on the course.
  • Sleek and minimal design, available in various colors.
  • Just enough pockets (along with an insulated drink pouch) for the neccessities and valuable storage.
Sun Mountain 2024 C-130 Cart Bag
Best For
Golf Cart Maximalists
Price
$289.99
Highlights
  • Best for golf maximalists who only use golf carts and are well-prepared with their whole set of clubs.
  • If you find yourself needing more club and pocket space, this is an ideal golf bag for you.
  • The Sun Mountain C-130 is an industry leader in golf cart bags for over 20 years.
MNML Golf MV2 Stand Bag
Best For
Tech-Friendly Versitile Golfers
Price
$299
Highlights
  • Equipped with a solar-charging phone pocket, so you can charge your phone on the course.
  • Comes with a 100% waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with an 8-hr battery life.
  • Sleek and minimalist design, plenty of storage space, thermal pocket and a comfortable backpack strap.
Sun Mountain Mid-Stripe Dual Strap Stand Bag
Best For
Cart lover that also enjoys a walk
Price
$339.99
Highlights
  • A spacious mid-size stand bag in various color choices for golfers who enjoy both walking and cart rounds.
  • Durable, easy-to-operate leg system and equipped with dual strap for carrying comfort.
  • Has seven pockets, including a double velour-lined valuables pocket.
Sunday Golf LOMA BAG | Cobalt Blue
Best For
Walking and par-3 golfers
Price
$129.99
Highlights
  • Weighs under 2 lbs, super light and easy to store in your trunk and carry on the course.
  • Sleek and minimal design, available in various colors.
  • Just enough pockets (along with an insulated drink pouch) for the neccessities and valuable storage.
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