Even the most simple of modern golf bags have features to keep you comfortable and organized on the course. Advanced innovation and design have reinvented cumbersome golf bags of the past into stylish, efficient, and lightweight bags a golfer can be proud to display on the course. With a vast selection of bags to choose from, here are four things to consider when buying a golf bag.

Type of Bag

Carry bags are the lightest weight, easiest to transport golf bags and are designed for recreational or casual golfers. These golf bags are designed with shoulders straps that make them easy to carry around the golf course. Carry bags are best for golfers who prefer to walk the golf course.

Stand bags are the most versatile type of golf bag. They are usually light in weight but heavier than a carry bag. The base of these bags feature legs that keep everything upright and accessible during your round. They are a great choice for walking or using a golf cart.

Cart bags are designed with bases made to attach to a golf cart. They feature lots of pockets and generous amounts of storage. They are heavier than bags designed for the walking golfer. Cart golf bags are used widely by professional, competitive or serious golfers.

Tour bags are the most comprehensive golf bags with maximum amounts of storage, pockets and dividers. These golf bags are made for professional or competitive golfers who require more items on the golf course or golfers who do not have to carry their own bag.

Travel bags are made for golfers who take their clubs with them and want to keep them protected. They are made to keep golf clubs safe during baggage handling and on flights. Usually made of heavier materials or had case, these bags encompass an entire golf bag and set for golfers who travel to play the game.

Bag Weight

It’s important to carefully consider the way you prefer to play golf when choosing a bag based on weight. Golfers who carry or haul their golf bag generally prefer lighter models to golfers who use a golf cart. 

Number of Pockets

Golf bags today feature pockets with specific uses. You will often find an insulated cooler pocket to keep a drink cold and a lined pocket that protects valuables like keys or a cell phone. Full length pockets that store things outerwear or extra apparel are also common. Consider how many pockets you need with how much you like to have available to you on the golf course.

Number of Dividers

Dividers are very important in a golf bag and range from 1 to 15. Golf bag dividers are usually listed by a number of way-top that tells you how many openings are in the top of the bag. You will also want to consider how many dividers are full-length. These dividers extend all the way down the bag and reduce the amount of contact golf clubs make it in the bag. More serious golfers generally use more dividers to keep clubs separated while casual golfers use fewer for convenience.