Our Picks: Best golf coolers and drinkware of 2023

Here are 2023's best options for keeping your drinks handy and cool.


Welcome to GOLF’s 2023 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with, well… the best of everything!

Spending a lot of time on the course also usually means spending a lot of time consuming your favorite beverages. And then there’s the apres golf frivolities. And no one wants to come in from 18 holes in scorching heat to a warm drink.

With that, these are the top accessories for drinkware and coolers designed to keep you refreshed on and off the golf course.

These are the best of the best!

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Best Golf coolers and drinkware 2023

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Birdie Juice CHUG BUD

Birdie Juice CHUG BUD

How To Use: Simply attach the funnel to the top of any can, puncture the side of the can with the aluminum key, and start chugging!   CHUG BUD is convenient, portable, durable, and leak-proof.    *Travis Kelce approved!*
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An all-time favorite from GOLF’s Birdie Juice brand, CHUG BUD is the ultimate golf party accessory.

Simply attach the funnel to the top of a can, puncture the can and chug.

The CHUG BUD even has a stamp of approval for Super Bowl-winning tight end Travis Kelce. Hard to beat that!

Hudson Sutler Nylon Cooler Backpack

Hudson Sutler Nylon Cooler Backpack- Navy

This backpack with a built-in cooler is designed for life on the go, be it tailgating, concerts or trips to the beach. It’s the perfect carry apparatus for your favorite beverages of choice.  Padded shoulder straps and water repellent exterior keeps things dry from the outside.  Roll top closure with welded waterproof liner & insulation keeps things cold on the inside.  With two zippered pockets, this backpack with a cooler compartment keeps your shades, sunscreen, cell phone and portable speaker within reach. Finally, your hands are free for folding chairs and fishing poles. Contoured & padded shoulder straps with adjustable sizing Water repellent 1000d Nylon Exterior Food Safe, Welded 18oz. CPSIA Approved waterproof liner with roll top closure Flip top lid with zippered valuables pocket for easy access Half Inch Foam Insulation Front stash pocket with our Signature Rust Proof Zipper closure Two side water bottle sleeves Volume // 1122 cu inches / 18 L Dimensions // 11” L x 6” W x 17” H
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This backpack from Hudson Sutler is perfect for keeping your drinks cold on the course, on the beach, on a hike or wherever else you want to take it!

It has a waterproof, roll-top closure to keep things cold inside and two zippered pockets to take anything else you might need throughout the day.

VIBE – 18oz Tumbler With Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker

VIBE – 18oz Tumbler With Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker

Whether it’s some white claws and Fergie by the pool or Luke Combs and Coronas by the beach, the VIBE is the good times tumbler. It’s time you got a tumbler for something you enjoy, one that lets you set the pace and decide the mood with your own drinks and your favorite music. The VIBE Tumbler is the same design you know, and love reimagined in 12 breathtaking colors. With the addition of a detachable waterproof hi-fidelity speaker the VIBE lets you create your perfect combination of drinks and music to fit your daily vibe.   Find Your VIBE
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Is it a tumbler? Is it a speaker? Is it the absolute best of both? You betcha!

The Vibe Tumbler comes in 12 amazing colors and each has a detachable waterproof speaker for setting the vibes to whatever setting you’re in (or drinking).

Sipping Mai Tais on the beach? Relax with some Jack Johnson. Going low on the golf course and need a little swing oil? Pump out your favorite playlists.

Sunday Golf BIG FROSTY

Sunday Golf BIG FROSTY | Golf Bag Cooler

Product Details: – This premium and high-quality bag is unpopular with cart girls!  – Our signature, high-class, and splendid Big Frosty golf bag cooler can magnificently contain up to seven cans of your preferred swing oil and keeps them ice cold the whole round with the lap of luxury.  – This exceptional and durable golf bag drink cooler may be used both on and off the course and fits discreetly within your prime and superior golf bag!  - Do not put ice cubes in bag. Features: Size: 17” x 7” Material: Coated Polyester Water resistant zippers Fit up to 6 cans Holds 4 pint cans  Fit 6 slim cans comfortably Very discreet  Sleeves for ice packs 3 grab handles 
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Turn any golf bag into a cooler with the Sunday Golf BIG FROSTY.

This pouch fits into the clothing pocket of your bag perfectly and offers space for up to six cans of your beverage of choice. It even has extra sleeves for keeping your drinks FROSTY.

Birdie Juice Edition 750ml Flask

Birdie Juice Edition 750ml Flask

Designed to be shared, the Birdie Juice 750 transports your favorite whiskey or a cold cocktail to the course.  This 3-piece bar set includes two 6-Shooter Tumblers and a 750ml Vacuum Insulated Flask – enough to fit an entire fifth of your favorite spirit or a full bottle of wine… to share, and cheers of course. Weighing just 29oz, it’s designed to pack easily into your golf bag. The 6-Shooter Tumblers secure to your Flask using our magnetic lock system (patent-pending) and the vacuum insulation keeps your spirits at a preferred drinking temperature for your entire 18 holes. The tumblers are double-walled, so it works great for both hot and cold beverages. Oh, and it fits perfectly into your carts cup holder so it’s always nearby. 
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The perfect birdie bottle for your Birdie Juice. This Birdie Juice edition 750 ml flask comes with not one, but two 6-Shooter tumblers so you can enjoy your favorite whiskey or cocktail on the course with your playing partner.

It’s more fun when you’re not the only one having it, so why not offer your pal a drink too?

Kanga Coolers Midnight 6/12-Pack Pouch

Kanga Coolers Midnight 6/12-Pack Pouch

The Pouch is the all-purpose, compact, and convenient cooler made to be used with or without ice so that no matter the road ahead, a cold one’s always within reach.  Key Features Keeps drinks cold for up to 7 hours without ice Keeps drinks cold all day with ice Designed to fit a 6 pack of bottles, a 12 pack of standard or slim cans, or loose drinks Features 4 versatile storage pockets Premium Removable Shoulder Strap Made for convenience, ease of use. Just slide in a 6 pack or a 12 pack and enjoy! Extremely lightweight, adds virtually no weight to the case Machine Washable (Air Dry) Can use with a Kanga Beer Block to enhance performance Perfect for beaches, boating, adventures
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Keep your drinks cold for up to seven hours with this 6/12 pack cooler from Kanga. Oh, and that’s without ice!

This all-purpose, compact cooler is big enough to fit six bottles or 12 cans and is the perfect size to take with you on or off the course.

Tervis Tumbler

Tervis Tumbler 24 oz

Keep your drink as warm or cold for as long as it takes to enjoy it with these clear insulated tumblers.

There are few better golf souvenirs than a classic Tervis Tumbler adorned with the course or tournament logo you just came from.

You can’t have too many of these around the house to enjoy whatever cold beverage you need.

Yeti Rambler

Yeti Rambler

Any tumbler that’s coming along for the ride needs to be tough enough to keep up. Our fan-favorite Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler is made from durable stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect the temp of your beverage at all costs.

Perhaps the gold standard of tumblers for both cold and hot drinks is the Yeti Rambler.

This 20 oz. tumbler will keep your morning coffee hot throughout an entire round (although we don’t expect you to need it for that long). This is a must for the early morning golfer.

Yeti 8 Soft Cooler

Yeit Hopper Flip 8 Soft cooler

One of the joys of a day trip is traveling light. The Hopper Flip® Soft Cooler in this smaller format is perfect for keeping your food and drinks cold while out in the field.

This soft cooler from Yeti weighs just 2.6 lbs (probably lighter than your golf bag) meaning it won’t weigh you down at all if you want to bring some extra snacks and drinks with you on the course.

Since this cooler is a Yeti, you know it’s leakproof and ready for whatever adventure you throw at it.

Ice Shaker

Ice Shaker 26 oz

The 26oz. Shaker features a patented, noise-free twist on agitator that is designed to blend protein powders and work as a strainer to ensure a perfect drink every time. Constructed from premium, kitchen-grade stainless steel, the 26oz. Stainless Steel Bottle will not absorb odors and is double wall vacuum insulated to keep your drinks cold for hours and prevent condensation from building up on the outside of the bottle.

As seen on Shark Tank and used by the Gronkowski brothers, the Ice Shaker is the best protein shaker on the market.

With a high-quality, double-walled insulation build, the Ice Shaker will keep your drink cold for up to 30 hours. Perfect for before, during or after your round.

Sunday Beer Sleeve

Beer Sleeve

Introducing The Beer Sleeve – the ultimate accessory for any beer-loving golfer on the go! This insulated beer sling can hold up to 6 cans or bottles of beer, keeping them cold and refreshing for hours.

Wish you could just sling a couple of cold ones over your golf bag? Now you can.

The Sunday Golf Beer Sleeve keeps your drinks cold and the carry strap lets you take them anywhere, including the course.

VSSL Flask

VSSL Flask

Flask features the standard 8oz carrying capacity of your average flask — but ups the ante with a SOS-capable 4-mode LED flashlight, a highly precise compass topper, and two collapsible shot glasses built right in

This is the Swiss army knife of flasks.

Not only will the VSSL Flask hold 8 oz of a whiskey or cocktail, but it’s also an LED flashlight and compass with two collapsible shot glasses built in. Do you really need anything else?

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Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program to serve as head coach. Jack also still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.