Best Golf Bags

Updated January 2024 to add the Vessel Player IV Stand Bag.

I’ve been playing the game of golf ever since I was a kid.  Over the decades, I’ve had my fair share of different golf bags.  We’re talking about everything from single-strap Sunday bags to gargantuan cart bags large enough to fit a small child inside. 

But honestly, I’ve never found a golf bag I was 100% happy with, and I was bound and determined to change that in 2023.  I spent the better part of the year testing out different bags and have compiled a list of what I think are the best ones for different types of golfers.

So, if you could use a new golf bag, take a look at some of the choices on the list below. 

What to Consider When Buying a Golf Bag

Budget.  Like anything you buy whether it be golf equipment, a pair of designer shoes, or a new car, you need to make sure it fits within your budget.  Golf bags are no different.  They vary widely in price and function, and you need to make sure you can afford the one you have your eyes on. 

Next on the list of considerations is thinking about how you get around the golf course.  Do you normally like to ride in a cart?  Or do you prefer to walk?  If so, do you like to carry your clubs, or do you use a pushcart?  Your mode of transportation around the golf course should be a major factor in deciding what kind of golf bag you buy. 

Features come next.  The most basic golf bags don’t have a ton of features, just the bare minimum.  On the other hand, you’ll find golf bags on this list that are jam-packed with features designed to make your time on the course as enjoyable and efficient as possible. 

Last but certainly not least, you should consider a particular golf bag’s durability.  Some bags are made with the finest materials and craftsmanship while others are mass-produced and might not last as long.  Don’t be afraid to ask some of your friends and read comments on forums online to see what other golfers think about a particular golf bag. 

Okay.  Now that we have the housekeeping items out of the way, let’s take a look at the best golf bags for 2023. 

Best Golf Bags for 2023

Best Overall Golf Bag – Vessel Player IV Stand Bag

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Vessel is the preferred golf bag manufacturer for all the best players in the world.  Both Tour pros and high-level amateurs tout the quality of materials and expert craftsmanship that goes into each and every Vessel golf bag. 

In 2023, the Vessel Play IV stand bag blows the competition out of the water. 

This bag is made of Tour-grade synthetic leather.  It not only looks sharp, it’s meant to stand the test of time.  It also comes in colors of white, grey, navy, black, astral, and crimson red. 

But there’s a lot more to this look than great looks; it’s jam-packed with modern tech and design features that truly set it apart.

To start, the Equilibrium 2.0 self-adjusting strap system is unlike anything I’ve ever put across my shoulders.  They’re heavily padded and distribute the weight of the bag perfectly across my back. 

The kickstand is state-of-the-art too.  It self-adjusts and rotates to fit the contours of the terrain.  Never once has this bag tipped over. 

There are also ample pockets and storage room considering the Player IV’s size.  Two insulated cooler sleeves on the bag’s exterior have a magnetic closure that keeps your favorite beverages cold the entire round.

For your most prized possessions, the antimicrobial velour-lined valuables pocket is perfect.  And the oversized garment pocket even has an internal pocket that locks so you know everything will always remain right where you put it. 

Additional features include a matching rain hood, internal base divider, cushioned neoprene back panel, and ball pocket customization. 

Even though the Player IV is a little more expensive than other bags, you definitely get what you pay for.   

Best Golf Bag for Most People – Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag

Titleist makes quality golf equipment.  That goes for everything from balls and clubs to clothes.  It’s the same story with their golf bags.

The Players 4 stand bag weighs just 3.7 pounds making it ideal for players who like to either carry or push their clubs around the course. 

It also has plenty of storage in the form of six pockets.

The four-way divider top is simple in its design, but makes it incredibly easy to keep all your clubs organized.

Structurally, the Players 4 stand bag is solid compared to stand bags produced by the other major manufacturers.  The zippers and seams have the integrity to last a long time, and the bag’s material is stout. 

There are numerous different color schemes you can choose from too.  They include black/red, black, white/navy, royal/grey, grey, nave, blue, green/grey, red/navy, white/red, and red/grey.

Golfers trust Titleist products for a reason and the Players 4 stand bag is no exception. 

9.7/10 Read review
Last Amazon price update was: June 20, 2024 11:00 am
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Editor’s Choice – TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover Stand Bag

In terms of versatility, it doesn’t get much better than the TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover stand bag. 

This bag features self-adjusting straps that make it super comfortable to carry.  However, if you choose to ride in a cart, the straps are easily removed so they won’t get in the way.

I also like the 14-way top that gives each of your clubs its own space.  No more tangled shafts. 

For those hot days when you need to keep your beverages cool, the insulated Easy Chill pocket does the job. 

The valuables pocket is positioned near the top of the bag making for easy access.  It’s also 100% waterproof. 

All in, the Crossover has 10 pockets so keeping all your gear organized isn’t a problem. 

Colors include black, navy, gunmetal, and white.

The TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover stand bag is perfect for golfers that like to both walk and ride. 

Last Amazon price update was: June 21, 2024 12:08 am
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Best Cart Bag – Ping DLX Cart Bag

For golfers that like to ride in a cart, the Ping DLX cart bag is a great choice. 

This bag has no less than 15 pockets.  As someone that brings a lot of stuff to the course (refreshments, camera gear, clothes, etc.) I have no problem fitting everything into the DLX.  It even has two detachable shoe pouches. 

Considering its size, the DLX is quite light.  It only weighs 7.5 pounds. 

A 15-way divider top makes club access and organization is a piece of cake. 

The DLX’s material is some of the most durable I’ve come across as well.  It’s needle-textured vinyl is built to last. 

Ample storage, solid construction, and lightweight, the Ping DLX cart bag has it all.

Best Stand Bag – Ping Hoofer Stand Bag

Uneekor launch monitors aren’t as well known as some of their competitors, but their Eye Mini launch monitor gets my vote as editor’s choice this year. 

This launch monitor employs dual high-speed cameras to accurately track all your swing and shot data.  Furthermore, Club Optix technology makes it possible for all the information to be shown on the Eye Mini’s display in real time.  From there, View software transfers the information to your iPad or PC. 

Usable both inside on a simulator and outdoors on the range as a launch monitor, the Uneekor Eye Mini is the real deal.

9.7/10 Read review
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Most Technologically Advanced Golf Bag – MNML MV2 Golf Bag

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As you guys know, I’m a huge fan of MNML golf bags, who the company is, and how they’ve positioned themselves in the golf landscape. 

And I’m particularly fond of their all-new MV2 golf bag. 

The first thing I noticed about this bag is that it doesn’t have any zippers.  All the pockets close magnetically.  This eliminates unnecessary time and materials in the production process while also making access extremely efficient for golfers. 

From a tech perspective, the MV2 is unlike anything else.  It comes with an internal solar power bank that provides power for iPhone and Android charging ports.  Also attached is a Bluetooth speaker that lets you play your favorite music while you’re out on the course. 

Lastly, I love the fact that you can have the ball pocket customized with your own unique logo.  All you have to do is send it to MNML and their in-house painter takes care of all the rest. 

MNML is here to stay and the game of golf is better off for it.

Most Comfortable Golf Bag – Callaway Chev Stand Bag

When it comes to carrying your clubs, comfort is the most important thing. 

Hands down, the Callaway Chev stand bag is the most comfortable golf bag I slung over my shoulders in 2023. 

Even though nothing immediately jumps off the page with this bag, its profile and carry strap perfectly distribute its weight making for a most pleasant stroll down the fairway. 

I also like the Chev’s four-way top.  It’s simple in design, but does a remarkable job of keeping my clubs organized and preventing them from becoming tangled. 

Extras include an accessory loop and glove patch. 

Even though this bag might not have all the bells and whistles of other bags on our list, it’s functional and insanely comfortable.

9.6/10 Read review
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Price history for Callaway Golf 2021 Chev Stand Bag , Black/Charcoal/White
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Best Lightweight Golf Bag – Sun Mountain 2.5+ Stand Bag

For more than 40 years, Sun Mountain has been making industry-leading golf bags in Missoula, Montana. 

In 2023, they released their 2.5+ stand bag. 

This bag’s carry straps are contoured and have high-density foam inside.  This makes for a most comfortable carry, which is also aided by strategically placed hip pads.

There’s also plenty of storage.  Six pockets are all functional and serve their own unique purpose. 

But what I love most about this bag is that it only weighs 2.5 pounds.  That dwarfs the heavier weights of most other stand bags.    

When you buy a Sun Mountain golf bag, you know you’re getting the very best in terms of quality, comfort, and functionality.  The 2.5+ is just the latest example.

Best Budget Golf Bag – IZZO Ultra-Lite Golf Bag

If you’re in the market for a launch monitor that’s a little more affordable than the ones we’ve talked about so far, check out the Voice Caddie SC4 simulator and launch monitor. 

Doppler radar is used to measure all your ball flight and swing data.

When you put the SC4 in practice mode, you’re able to take video of your swing.  Better yet, you can share it via messenger and SNS. 

Compact and easy to transport, the SC4 can be used indoors and out. 

9.4/10 Read review
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Price history for Izzo Golf Izzo Ultra-Lite Stand Golf Bag with Dual Straps & Exclusive Features, Navy Blue/Light Blue
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  • $80.80 - April 20, 2024
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Best Sunday Golf Bag – Sunday Loma Golf Bag

You don’t need a big, fancy golf bag if you’re headed to the range or out for a casual nine holes late in the day. 

It’s times like these when I love my Sunday Loma golf bag.     

This bag only weighs two pounds.  It measures 4.25” by 3.25” by 17”. 

It comfortably fits seven clubs and four pockets give you enough room for balls, tees, and other essential gear. 

Unlike a lot of other Sunday bags, the Loma comes with a kickstand which totally eliminates the hassle of having to bend over and pick it up off the ground. 

While this might not be the bag you want for a grueling 36-hole day, it’s perfect for casual trips to the driving range and rounds where you don’t need a ton of gear. 

9.8/10 Read review
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Best Junior Golf Bag – Vessel Junior Stand Bag

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Vessel occupies the first and last spot on our list, and it’s fitting.

Their Junior golf bag is just as good as all of their other bags in terms of quality and craftsmanship. 

It incorporates the same Equilibrium 2.0 self-adjusting strap system so your junior won’t have to constantly fuss with adjustments. 

The zippers are all waterproof and the rotating stand system ensures maximum balance and stability. 

You can get the Vessel Junior bag in white or black and ball pocket customization is also available. 

If you want your junior to look and play their best, he or she needs the best equipment.  The Vessel Junior golf bag is a great place to start.

Final Thoughts on the Best Golf Bags for 2023

9.9
Vessel Player IV Stand Bag Review

Vessel Player IV Stand Bag Review

When it comes to quality, no one does it better than Vessel. Time and time again, they come out with golf bags that ...
$395.00
9.7
Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag

Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag

The Players 4 Stand Bag features a lightweight, premium-material construction, a premium double strap and high-grade ...
$200.00

TaylorMade Flextech Crossover Golf Bag

TaylorMade 2019 Flextech Crossover Stand BagTaylorMade's 2019 Flextech Crossover stand golf bag is designed to fit the ...
$199.99

PING DLX Cart Bag

Tour-inspired detailing and styling redesigned to offer 15 pockets and a 15-way top that has a dedicated putter well. ...
$334.99
9.7
Ping Hoofer Stand Bag

Ping Hoofer Stand Bag

It's a well-designed bag that can offer 12 pockets filled with your belongings yet never weigh you down. The Hoofer ...
$240.00

There are literally hundreds of different golf bags to choose from in 2023.  And they’re meant for all different types of golfers. 

If you consider some of the factors we talked about at the beginning of this list, and perform a little of your own research, I’m fully confident you’ll find the right golf bag for your game. 

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Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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