Our Picks: Best overall golf bags 2023

GOLF's top golf bags of 2023.

These are 2023's best golf bags.


Welcome to GOLF’s 2023 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with, well…the best of everything! In this case — the best golf bag accessories of 2023!

Perhaps the most important golf accessory of all is your golf bag. What kind of bag you choose to put your clubs says a lot about how you like to play golf (walking, riding, carrying, etc.), what your style preferences are, and more.

While we have already separated the top golf bags of 2023 into three categories (Stand, Carry and Cart), these are the very best bags, regardless of category.

These are the best of the best!

Keep scrolling for some of the very best golf bags we saw in 2023.

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If you don’t already have these in your bag, take a look at treating yourself to the new golf bags you’ve been looking for, or find the perfect gift for a golfer you love.

Jones Sports Co Trouper R

Jones Sports Co Trouper R – Navy

The Trouper R is our newest and most sustainable golf bag to date. Designed with a versatile single or double shoulder strap configuration, the Trouper R is your ideal companion on the course. A large insulated front cooler pocket has enough space to  keep four 16oz cans cold. The two newly improved fleece-lined valuable compartments and seven-pocket design secures valuables while allowing for straightforward access. A large five-way divider allows for simple organization and an easy pull for all 14 clubs, even with oversized grips. Simply put, the Trouper R delivers an effortless and reliable experience for any player round after round.    Personalize the Trouper R and make it yours today.*Jones does not recommend loose ice cubes in cooler.* The new R-series features a recycled, ripstop material, woven from 100% PET single-use plastic bottles. The most innovative, durable, and water-resistant fabric to date, the R-series supports Jones’ commitment towards a more sustainable future. Tested and proven in the ever-changing climate of the Pacific Northwest.  
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Not only is the Jones Sports Co. Trouper R quickly becoming a favorite for walkers, it’s also got plenty of space to carry whatever you need for your round.

It’s Jones’ most sustainable offering yet, made from a recycled, ripstop material, woven from 100% PET single-use plastic bottles.

Perhaps the best part is the large cooler taking the place of the ball pocket on the spine that can fit four 16 oz cans!

Sunday Golf Loma Bag

Sunday Golf LOMA BAG | S-Class Collection

“First time using Sunday golf! Great experience timely delivery. I was very impressed with the golf bag.” – Raymond Steingall, United States 5.0 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   Product Details – Our signature Loma Bag in a new, elevated style – Under 2 pounds, the LOMA Bag is an ultra-lightweight golf bag that doesn’t break the bank or your back! – It holds up to 7 clubs, so you’ll never have to lug that old bag around your local Par 3 course again. – Play a quick 9 or all 18, it’s built-in stand and insulated drink pouch make any round a breeze. – It’s cushioned shoulder strap means Cart path only days will never get you down again! – Its signature sleek design fits stealthily in your trunk, so you can be ready anytime Golf calls! WHY BUY FROM US?   ✅  FREE LIFETIME WARRANTY: Sunday Golf warrants our products for a lifetime period from the date of purchase against defects in materials or workmanship.   ✅ GOOD TIME GUARANTEE GUARANTEE: We take pride in our products. Don’t love it? It’s all good, take advantage of our  FREE 30-DAY, NO HASSLE RETURNS.   ✅ PREMIUM QUALITY MATERIALS USED: Look and feel great out on the course, at the range, or that putting green your buddy just put in. You’ll want to show this gear off!    A comfy full-length shoulder strap for convenience Water resistant PU Leather Insulated Frosty Pocket to keep those hidden mountains blue  Velour-lined pocket for your phone, keys, wallet, or whatever!  Full-length Duraflex legs  Club Divider Dimension: 4″ L x 5″ W
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The lightest golf bag on the market and one of the absolute best. This innovative bag is well-designed and convenient, with plenty of storage space (including a velour valuables zipper pouch, two large side pockets, a front pocket, and an insulated zipper cooler pouch). It has a two-way divided top and holds up to six golf clubs comfortably (but you can squeeze a couple more in there from my experience). And all the while, the Sunday Loma weighs just under 2 lbs.

Yes, just 2 lbs.! It’s easy to keep this bag in your trunk in case you want to swap a few clubs over for a walking round.

Vessel LUX Cart Bag

Vessel Lux Cart Bag

The Lux Cart bag was intentionally designed to give you a premium riding experience. Starting with 2 forward-facing pockets and an upper pocket pod that swings over the cart strap and snaps down with a magnetic closure, securing your bag in place without restricting access to essentials while on a cart. With two antimicrobial lined personals pockets and a lockable valuables pocket, this cart bag offers plenty of storage for your valuables. Dual water bottle sleeves and a large cooler-lined compartment, fit plenty of beverages for a full round. Both top sizes feature a dedicated putter well and microfiber lined dividers for optimal club storage. Crafted with our signature attention to detail, the Lux Cart boasts genuine leather touchpoints, chrome finishes, and tour-grade body materials.  Grey Neoprene Cart Strap Sleeve included!
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The Vessel LUX Cart bag offers a superior riding experience with well-planned organization and pocket placement. It’s more of a slim build, and Vessel makes these bags using Tour-grade synthetic leather.

It’s tough yet elegant — the Vessel LUX Cart Bag truly is luxe. Each LUX Cart bag includes a neoprene cart strap sleeve to alleviate wear and tear caused by cart straps, so you can keep your bag pristine.

You can buy the LUX bag in 7 different colors. Tap here to shop the Vessel LUX Cart Bag in more colors.

Vessel Sunday III Stand Bag

Vessel Sunday III Stand Bag

Intentionally designed for the walking golfer who carries the bare essentials, the Sunday III won’t weigh you down, allowing you to truly enjoy your walk. Carefully crafted with modern minimalism in mind, this carry bag boasts a refined silhouette with 5 pockets including a magnetic accessories pocket and an antimicrobial valuables pocket. The clean 3-way top fits up to 14 clubs for a full walking round, quick nine or trip to the driving range. Customize your carry with our self-adjusting EQ2 Double strap which easily converts from double to single strap carry. With functional detailing throughout, our Sunday Bag ensures luxury performance every day of the week.
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This golf bag may have the word “Sunday” in the name, but make no mistake, the Vessel Sunday III Stand is equipped to meet the everyday needs of the modern walking golfer.

Weighing in at 4.55 lbs, this double-strapped bag, which easily converts to a single strap, is ideal for the player who carries it every day, while still having plenty of room with five pockets.

Sun Mountain 2.5+ Stand Bag

Sun Mountain 2024 2.5+ STAND BAG

Designed for the avid walking golfer, the 2.5+ redefines the features that can be offered in an ultralight golf bag. It has contoured, high-density foam shoulder straps for carry comfort, a roomy, 7.5” top and six pockets including a beverage pouch. All of this and it still weighs under three pounds.

Comfy to carry, avid walkers will love this bag. At just under 3 lbs., this is the lightest bag on our stand bag list and has a 4-way divided top, allowing for a well-organized club assortment. The 2024 2.5+ bag is extra spacious and super light, durable and sleek.

You’ll have plenty of room for your clubs, rangefinder, drinks, and any other golf accessories you bring for your round. See this bag in more colors here.

This bag is featured in both our picks for the best carry bags of 2023 and best stand bags of 2023.

Sun Mountain Mid-Stripe

Sun Mountain Mid-Stripe Dual Strap Stand Bag

The patent-pending, Mid-Stripe Stand Bag is a vinyl golf bag manufactured with care and modern style. We combined the tradition of vinyl with the features Sun Mountain is known for such as a bag top with a built-in handle; durable, easy-to-operate leg system; and ample pockets, including a double velour-lined valuables pocket.

When I decided I was ready to purchase a more luxury-minded bag, designed to last me several years, I went with Sun Mountain’s new Mid-Stripe collection.

This is Sun Mountain’s latest and most notable entry into the luxury bag space, and it’s a hit with an array of bright colors and durable vinyl material.

The bag is currently offered in nine color combinations, with more on the way, and several variations including the slimmer and lighter Mid-Stripe Ace (my personal bag of choice), a cart bag and a number of matching accessories. The bag styles can be customized further between a 4- or 14-way top, a double or single strap and a custom metal plate with a logo or initials.

Sun Mountain 2024 C-130 Cart Bag

Sun Mountain 2024 C-130 Cart Bag

The C-130, Sun Mountain’s best-selling cart bag, was created to work optimally on a riding cart. All features are designed with cart use in mind.

The C-130 is Sun Mountain’s best-selling cart bag for good reason. The description on this bag says “…it was created to work optimally on a riding cart,” and I highly agree.

The pockets are forward-facing when the bag’s on the cart. Sun Mountain designed this bag for ultimate functionality and a cart rider’s convenience.

Jones Sports Co Rover R

Jones Sports Co Rover R – Charcoal

The Rover R is designed to combine the simplicity of the popular Players Series carry bag with the innovative aspects of the Utility Series bags. Choose to carry with the iconic Jones single strap or the Utility Series double strap, the bag’s carrying options offer comfort when trekking the course. Store extra layers of clothing in the large belly pocket, keep your mid-round beverage cold in the insulated quick-draw pocket, and secure valuables in the expandable zipper pouch. The Velcro patch allows for quick access to and air-drying of your glove. Clip your range finder case onto the heavy duty D-rings, and toss your bluetooth speaker into the mesh sleeve.  The new R-series features a recycled, ripstop material, woven from 100% PET single-use plastic bottles. The most innovative, durable, and water-resistant fabric to date, the R-series supports Jones’ commitment towards a more sustainable future. Tested and proven in the ever-changing climate of the Pacific Northwest.
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This bag only weighs 3.8 pounds and features a 2-way divided top, holds up 14 clubs, and comes with the option to choose double or single straps (but it comes with both straps for free).

The Rover R has ample storage — six pockets with a velcro glove patch. Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned pro, this bag is designed with you in mind.

The new Jones R-series features a recycled, ripstop material woven from 100% PET single-use plastic bottles.

Miura MacKenzie Original Walker Bag Canvas

Miura MacKenzie Original Walker Bag Canvas

These MacKenzies are designed with an 8” opening at the top, perfect for a full set of clubs. They feature a single pocket that is thoughtfully sized to hold all of your golfing essentials, all while keeping your bag light and comfortable to carry. The waxed canvas design is made of sage waxed canvas from one of the oldest fabric finishers in the country. It is trimmed in black and gold leather and also features the Miura logo on both the pocket side and bottom of the bag. *Promotions and discounts may not apply to this product*  PLEASE NOTE: This item is made-to-order and typically ships within 4-6 weeks. 
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Minimalism has returned with a vengeance with today’s golf bags and this Miura-MacKenzie collaboration captures the trend perfectly.

The waxed canvas design is made of sage waxed canvas from one of the oldest fabric finishers in the country.

MNML MV2 Golf Bag

MNML MV2 Golf Bag

The MV2 Golf Bag is truly innovative and unique. We’ve reengineered the side pockets and ball pockets to create wider openings and more storage. The lightweight microsuede material has MV2 coming in at 5.5 lbs. It features insanely comfortable backpack-style straps and comfortably carries 14 clubs. Whether you’re playing 9, 18, or 36 holes, stay charged, hydrated, tread lightly, and record/share your experience by adding on the tech kit.

Another entry into the luxury bag space, the MNML MV2 might be the most unique one of them all.

Made from a lightweight microsuede material, the MV2 comes in at 5.5 lbs and offers the ability to add a phone charger directly into the bag.

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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.