Welcome to GOLF’s 2021/2022 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with the, well… best of everything! Check out our picks below or browse more items in our Pro Shop.
I’ve written this before but it’s worth writing again, because that’s how strongly I feel about this statement: Is there anything more satisfying than the arming of a brand new golf bag? Besides a birdie-birdie finish, no, there is not.
But here’s what we love about golf bags. There’s one for everyone. Heck, maybe there’s two for you. These days the reliable ones are becoming more reliable and the fancy ones — cooler pockets! phone chargers! — are becoming fancier. It all comes down to what you want. Some golfers will fill all 14 different pockets with gear, while others need a subtle bag with two pockets — balls, tees, pencil, thank you very much — and can’t be bothered with extras. Want to stick out? There’s a bag for you. Blend in? Easy. Lots of great options for that.
For the latest edition of GOLF’s Best of Everything, we did the work for you. Our staff of experts found the best bags for those looking for value or those ready to splurge. For those walking or riding. For those who aren’t hung up on the extras and just want something simple yet satisfying. Check our our picks below, or visit our Pro Shop for more golf bag options.
The best golf bags
*Products compiled by GOLF staff.
An affordable and light carry bag
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Ping Moonlite 2021
At 2.5 lbs., the iconic re-designed Moonlite bag is light even among lightweight bags, and its new four-way top holds 14 clubs without crowding. With added features like a zippered water-bottle pocket, this Sunday bag isn’t just for Sundays.
Vessel’s new VLS Lux is the brand’s most luxurious lightweight stand bag ever made, and at 4.8 pounds it’s already a favorite among walkers. It has a four-way top and six pockets, including magnetic spots for a rangefinder and water bottle.
The MNML GOLF Bag is truly innovative and unique. Whether you’re playing 9, 18, or 36 holes, stay charged, hydrated, tread lightly, and record/share your experience.
Pat. Pending Phone Holder Filming Pocket
Internal Stand Mechanism
4-Way Divider (two full length)
Very Comfortably Carries 14 Clubs
Backpack Strap “insanely comfortable”
Magnetic Pocket Closures
Lightweight Microsuede Material
Pat. Pending Port and Portal System
Thermal Pocket (up to 5, 16oz bottles or 6 12oz cans)
Reengineered side and ball pockets to create wider openings and more storage place
New range finder pocket built into left side pocket
100% waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with an 8 hr battery life.
We guarantee you’ll love your bag, but if after receiving the bag you decide it’s not for you, return it within 7 days after the bag’s arrival and we’ll refund your purchase price as long as there are no noticeable wear marks.
The Ping Hoofer Tour stand bag is a tour quality carry bag with generous cargo room. The bag is equipped with a 5-way top for club organization, dual padded straps for easy carrying, a hip pad for carrying comfort, and nine pockets. Featured pockets include a magnetic quick-access pocket, 2 zippered expandable water-bottle pockets, and a large full zip apparel pocket with a removable velour-lined valuables pouch inside.
The TaylorMade FlexTech stand bag features the patented FlexTech stand system which is a smooth release, collapsible base system to ensure there is no club crowding or sticking. The bag has 9 pockets which include a water resistant pocket with micro-suede lining to keep your valuables protected from weather and scratches, a large internal insulated cooler pocket and an easily accessible insulated water bottle pocket. The quick release dual density strap allows you to take the bag from cart to carry with speed, comfort, and stability.
Durable and lightweight (4 lbs.), Stitch Golf dubs this “the perfect walking bag.” It’s a minimalist design that still stands out due to its sleek and subtle features. It has a four-way divider and comes in different color options.
Titleist has dozens of bags and ones suitable for every golfer — carry, stand, tour, hybrid and more — but the Players 4 Plus Stand Bag is the percent in-between option. Big on storage (8 pockets) but still lightweight, this one comes in 12 colors.
Want a pro bag to match your pro-style game? The Callaway Epic Staff Bag might be your best option. An OptiFit Comfort Strap helps with a heavier bag model, and it has plenty of storage, including umbrella and rangefinder sleeves.
If you know Seamus, you know you’re buying high-quality craftsmanship. Enter The Sunday Bag. This one, the Fescue Tweed, features a single strap and minimalist design for walkers. Durable and eye-catching, this one will turn heads.