If you’re in a hurry and just want to find the Best Golf Bags in 2020, then we recommend the Ping Moonlite (Sunday/Lightweight Carry), Titleist Players 4 (Stand), and the Ogio Convoy 2020 SE 14 (Cart).
Are you a new player that just fell in love with the game that’s looking for a new home for your precious new clubs? Or are you a veteran looking to replace/upgrade your current bag?
Either way, this guide will help you select the best golf bag! If you’re impatient like us, then here’s a quick list of the bags we reviewed:
You might have spent a $1,500-$2,000 on set of clubs so selecting a bag is an important decision because it’s going to hold these babies.
Now the most important factor you need to consider when selecting a bag is this, are you primarily going to walk the course or ride a cart? Now If you’re walking, do you mind carrying something bulky that weighs more than a small child?
The second thing you need to ask yourself is how much storage do I want/need? Do I want to be able to live out of bag or do I just need the bare essentials?
Whatever you decide is the best option for you, we wanted to provide you with a valuable resource to help you choose the best golf bag.
In this article, we’re going to be reviewing the following golf bags:
Sunday Bags (Lightweight Carry)
- Ping 2020 Moonlite Golf Carry Bag
- Titleist 2020 Carry Bag
- Datrek Ranger Sunday Bag
- TaylorMade 2020 Quiver Stand Golf Bag
- Jones Sports Original Jones Bag
Stand Carry Bags
- TaylorMade 2020 Flex Tech Stand Bag
- Callaway 2020 HyperLite Zero Stand Bag
- Ping Hoofer 2020 Stand Bag
- Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag
- Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14 Way 2020 Stand Bag
- Jones Sports Utility Trouper
- Ogio Convoy 2020 SE 14 Stand Bag
- Sun Mountain 2020 C-130
- Ping 2020 Pioneer
- Callaway 2020 Org 14
- TaylorMade 2020 Supreme
- Mizuno BR D4C
- Ogio 2020 Convoy SE 14
- Titleist 2020 Cart 15 Bag
So before we dive into the reviews, let’s go over the different types of bags on the market.
Types of Bags
There are multiple types of golf bags on the market; lightweight carry bags, stand bags, cart bags, tour bags, etc. In order to keep things simple, they can generally broken down into 1 of 3 broad categories; bags that you carry, bags that are designed to be placed on a cart, or the high end tour bags that are normally carried by a caddy.
As the name states, these bags are designed to be carried by the golfer themselves. There are 2 general types of carry bags; lightweight bags and stand bags.
Sunday Bags (Lightweight Carry)
These are minimalist golf bags that are basically designed to just carry your clubs. They have few pockets and dividers, and simple straps for carrying.
With the no frills design, comes the advantage of being very lightweight and easy to carry around the golf course.
This type of golf bag has a special set of legs that allow the it to sit at an angle for easy access to select your clubs.
In addition to the legs, these bags usually have plenty of storage and pockets to hold your shoes and other accessories.
The drawback is that the bags are little bit chunkier and heavier and can be a bit more difficult to carry for a full 18 holes.
These bags are the Mercedes of golf bags. They come fully decked out with tons of storage and the ability to stand on its own without any support. Plenty of dividers protect the clubs from banging around with each other but also allow for easy insertion and removal of the clubs. You might even see some that come with a cooler!
When you watch a PGA Tour event this is what the pros are using. If cart bags are the Mercedes of golf bags, then these bags are the Rolls Royce!
Tour bags have enough storage to hold a pair of shoes, a jacket or sweatshirt, a couple boxes of balls, all your accessories, and maybe even a small child (jk).
A very durable and thick exterior provides plenty of protection but the downside is that these bags are very heavy compared to other bags (but who cares if you’re not the one carrying it!). While a cart bag may weigh 5-7 pounds, tour bags can weigh twice as much at 10-12 pounds.
What Should I Consider When Choosing The Best Golf Bag For Me?
One of the most important factors to consider is the overall weight of the bag. You can expect a full set of clubs to weigh between 15-20 pounds.
If you’re walking, do you want to be carrying around 40-50 pounds of gear with a staff bag or would rather go lighter and be carrying 20-25 pounds of gear?
Here’s what you can expect as far as weight of for the following bag types:
Lightweight: 2-3 pounds
Stand: 4-6 pounds
Cart: 7-10 pounds
Staff: 10-12 pounds
You can find bags loaded with all kinds of pockets and compartments to hold your gear. Heck, there’s even ones that have a cooler for your drinks!
There is no shortage of accessories you can carry when on the course, the question is how much do you need when playing?
The lightweight bags are going to have minimal pockets and storage, while a staff bag is going to have enough room to carry almost everything you own. The stand and cart bags will offer a good amount of storage, more than the lightweight bags but less than a staff bag.
These are helpful in allowing you to easily replace and remove clubs from your bag. You will see some bags have an individual compartment for each club or you might see bags that 6-8 compartments that can hold a couple clubs each. Some bags may even have just 2 compartments.
A very nice feature to see in a bag is something called a full length divider. What this is is basically a tube for each individual divider that extends all the way to the bottom of the bag. One of the main benefits of these, is that when all the clubs are in the bag, the butt end of the club or handles can get intertwined and make removing and replacing a club difficult. These dividers allow clubs to rest in separate compartments which makes removal and replacement much easier.
Finally, dividers serve as a form of protection for the clubs while inside the bag. The dividers will prevent the shafts and club heads from bumping into one another, which can cause additional wear and tear on the clubs.
Many of the bags, designed to be carried by someone on the course, will come with a backpack style strap that makes carrying a bag much easier.
When looking at these types of bags it’s important to look at the amount of padding on the straps as well as the overall thickness and durability.
For cart bags, this is something you don’t need to be too concerned about since they will be loaded onto the back of a cart.
With regards to staff bags, again if it’s loaded onto a cart you don’t need to be concerned about this but if you have a caddy you’ll definitely want to look at the amount of padding and the overall durability of the straps.
As with everything, this is going to be matter of personal preference on how much you’re comfortable spending. However, you can expect to spend at least $100 for a good light weight bag and around $500 for a fully loaded tour bag.
Final Decision…Weight vs Storage
So with all these factors to consider, the ultimate decision to choosing the best golf bag for you is going to be what’s more important, weight or storage?
With lightweight bags, you get less storage and with heavier cart and staff bags you get tons of storage. Stand bags usually fall right in the middle, medium weight and decent storage.
Once you make that decision, to make things easier for you, we decided to breakdown the reviews by bag type.
Best Golf Bags (Sunday, Stand, and Cart) Reviewed
Sunday Bags (Lightweight Carry)
The Moonlite is Ping’s lightest bag and is a very popular option in the “carry bag” category. It easily holds 14 clubs, has 5 totall pockets (including one for beverages), and comes in a variety of colors. It has a great adjustable standing strap that allows you to lie your bag on the ground and pick it back up without even bending.
- At 2.5 pounds, it is light enough to carry around the course easily.
- A 4-way top divider allows you to keep your clubs separated and easy to grab.
- The shoulder straps are padded and you can carry it like a backpack or with a single strap.
- The standing strap does not fold over, so when you lie your bag on the ground, it is still sticking up and easy to reach without bending.
- 5 total pockets.
- The water resistant belly keeps your clubs dry even when it rains.
- One of the more expensive options.
- The lightweight material and fabric can wear and tear easily.
This bag is ultra lightweight, has a full length apparel pocket, and is made with very sturdy material. The double straps make it easier to carry for 18 holes and the three pockets are great for keeping your clubs separated and not moving around too much while you walk.
- Ultra lightweight and easy to carry around the course.
- Has better durability than most lightweight carry bags.
- The double strap system distributes the weight evenly and makes it easier to walk all 18 holes (or more).
- The waterproof bottom, rain hood, premium material, and multiple color options combined with the 2.1 pounds of weight show a high level of design and care.
- The Titleist name.
- Fitting all of your clubs can be a challenge.
- Minimal storage.
If you are looking for a lightweight carry bag at a good price, the Datrek is a good option. With very lightweight construction and low frills, the Datrek Ranger Sunday bag weighs in at exactly 2 pounds. This bag was made for the minimalist golfer, so if you are looking for a bag loaded with features, look elsewhere.
- A great price.
- One of the lightest bags on the market.
- Focus on keeping the weight low and the design traditional.
- Is easy to carry around the course.
- Single strap.
- Is difficult to fit 14 clubs.
- Only 2 total pockets.
A great bag if you like to walk 18 and carry your bag with you. It is light, durable, and can hold 14 clubs with ease. It also has a top and base that is engineered like a cart bag just in case you change your mind when you get to the course. It is simple, lightweight, and feature rich.
- Includes a mini stand for greater convenience on the course.
- Great price for the features.
- Made from a durable polyester material that holds up well while maintaining a lighter weight.
- Self-adjusting strap system.
- Slightly heavier than many of the other bags on the list.
- Is more of a stand bag than a carry bag.
A classic design that has withstood time since they were first started in 1971.
When creating golf bags, their goal is simple; no “frivolous design and unnecessary clutter, to create a bag that players truly enjoy carrying. Jones is dedicated to recreating vintage flair and capturing nostalgia, all the while paying tribute to the legacy of the game by utilizing pure and traditional designs.”
- Classic and durable design
- 2 dividers creates 3 compartments for storing clubs
- Well padded shoulder strap
- Big pockets for good storage
- Exterior umbrella sleeve
- Single strap
- Little bit heavier coming at 3.15 pounds
- Old school design can be unappealing to some
Our Choice For Best Sunday Golf Bag (Lightweight Carry)
With its new lighter weight, the Ping Moonlite carry bag is our choice for best lightweight bag. It maintains many of the same features as before but with the lighter weight.
It can easily carry 14 clubs, has some additional pockets, and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. The only downside is the price, but it is only moderately more expensive than many of the other options on the list.
There are a lot of features and conveniences in the TaylorMade FlexTech stand bag. With a top-notch stand system, great straps, a water-resistant “valuables” pocket, and a great look, any of those things could make the TaylorMade a great stand bag. But if you add all of that into a durable bag that weighs less than 6 pounds, then you see why so many people are using this bag on the course.
- Lightweight without losing durability or features.
- A very comfortable bag to carry.
- It looks great and comes in a variety of colors.
- The 10 pockets provide plenty of storage for accessories.
- 14 full top dividers.
- A cart strap pass-through in case you decide to ride.
- A hefty price tag.
- 5.5 pounds slightly heavier than some lightweight stand bag options.
Coming in at 3 pounds, 7 total pockets, 1 great stand system, and a comfortable carry strap, the Callaway HyperLite Zero stand bag is a great option for course walkers. Callaway has really focused on keeping the bag lightweight while making it easy to carry and adding room for the things that today’s golfers care about.
- At just over 3 pounds, it is one of the lighter options.
- Enough space for all 14 clubs and a lot of accessory space as well.
- Designed to hold a cell phone, balls, accessories, tees, etc.
- Full length dividers with a 4 way top.
- A slightly more expensive option than others on the list.
- Not as roomy in the club compartment as some of the other bags
The first thing that you will notice about this bag, compared to any other, is that it has 12 pockets. Some are waterproof, others zippered, and even one full-length apparel pocket, and they all add up to a ton of space for anything you might need on the course.
There is also a hip pad and cushioned straps to make it as comfortable as any carry bag you will find. With all of these features, Ping has still kept the Hoofer 2020 stand bag under 6 pounds.
- 14 way organizer for your clubs.
- The “SensorCool” technology make the shoulder straps feel cooler on a hot summer day on the course.
- Flexibility of double or single strap carrying.
- The 5-way top divider makes it easier to organize your clubs.
- 5.5 pounds slightly higher than some of the other bags on the list.
- Focuses on storage at the expense of weight and function
Titleist has long been an industry leader in golf bags, and the Players 4 Stand Bag is no exception. It is lightweight, has plenty of space, and has enough pockets to hold anything you need out on the course. Stand bags are ideal for walking 18, and the this offering from Titelist looks, feels, and performs like a winner.
- Weighing in at 3.8 pounds, it is one of the lighter options on the list.
- 6 pockets including a full-length apparel pocket, a valuables pocket, and dedicated water bottle pocket.
- Great durability specifically with the hinged bottom and top of the line aluminum legs.
- Over a dozen color options to choose from.
- Full length dividers.
- Comfortable and adjustable strap system that is self-adjusting as you walk the course.
- A little more expensive than some other options.
The Sun Mountain 4.5 LS stand bag features 14 individual club dividers, 9 pockets, and a new strap technology that makes carrying your bag around the course easier than ever. The stand system is sturdy and durable and the material looks nice and performs well in any condition.
- 14 individual club dividers to make it easy to sort and find the club you need.
- Nine pockets including some specialty pockets that will hold all of the gear and accessories you could need.
- Rain hood included.
- The 3-layer support technology in the straps make walking comfortable and even distributes the weight of the bag more evenly than most.
- Expensive for the features.
- At 5.5 pounds it is slightly heavier than some of the other models and twice as heavy as the lightest.
The 2020 Jones Sports Utility Trouper stand bag focused on customer feedback to build a larger, lighter, and more accessible stand bag. The 5-way top provides plenty of room for 14 clubs and the 8 pockets give you room to carry all of your gear. The stand system is sturdy and durable and the lighter weight material allows this bag to come in at a half pound lighter than the previous offering.
- Enough room for all of your clubs and all of your gear.
- The strap system is comfortable and includes lumbar support.
- Includes a speaker/phone compartment.
- One of the most expensive options on the list.
- At 5 pounds it is still on the heavier side.
- It does not look as nice as many of the other bags on the list.
Ogio made its name in the backpack/computer bag/briefcase industry and has made a great jump into golf bags. The SE 14 stand bag includes a 14-way club divider, 11 total pockets including 7 with zippers, and one of the most comfortable strap systems on the market. It is slightly on the heavy side at 6 pounds, but that is mostly made up for with extra storage and with comfortable straps.
- One of the best strap systems because of added comfort and an even distribution of weight.
- The stand system is durable and sturdy.
- The bag looks great on the course.
- With 11 pockets and a lot of room on top, it may be the roomiest bag on the list.
- At 6 pounds, it is heavier than most of the other options.
- Sacrifice weight and design for extra storage.
Our Choice For Best Stand Golf Bag
The Titleist Players 4 is our choice for the top stand bag in 2020. You purchase a stand bag because you want to walk, so the most important features are those that make walking easier. You want your bag to be lightweight, have ample storage, be durable and sturdy when standing, and you want it to look good out on the course. The Titleist Players 4 does all of these things well.
The Sun Mountain C-130 is a full-featured cart bag that has the size and capacity to hold anything you need it to hold. Every pocket faces out so that you can always reach them, every club has its own place, and it has a dedicated putter well. On top of all of those features, you will also find a built-in power bank so that your phone or music player is always charged.
- Every detail is engineered and designed with cart use in mind.
- The power bank is a great touch.
- It comes in a variety of looks and colors.
- A 14-way divider to hold all of your clubs separately.
- 13 pockets of different shapes and sizes.
- Weighs just 6.6 pounds.
- It is on the expensive side and difficult to find at a discount.
The Ping Pioneer finds its value in the details. From the cooler pocket to the 15 full length dividers, the Pioneer is a great cart bag. It is roomy, full of pockets, and all the while maintains a low weight of 7 pounds.
- Roomy and durable while maintaining a low weight.
- The 15 full length dividers holds all of your clubs tight and keeps them organized.
- The handle and strap make it easy to carry.
- It has a great look along with the Ping name.
- The cooler pocket was a great touch.
- A zip-off ball pocket panel.
- The 2 magnetic pockets may wear over time.
- The price is a little higher than others.
11 roomy pockets and a 14-way top organizer make this bag large enough for any golfer. There is a lined valuables pocket and 10 other pockets that give you plenty of space to keep all of your accessories safe and a molded rangefinder pocket will protect your electronics. It is also one of the most durable and well-made bags on the list.
- You can feel the quality of the bag when you pick it up for the first time.
- Even with the extra features and improved durability, the bag weighs only 6 pounds.
- 11 pockets and 14 dividers make the bag roomy and functional.
- The Callaway name shows quality and the look and feel of the bag live up to the name.
- The putter well is not wide enough for putters with a larger grip.
- One of the most expensive options on this list.
The TaylorMade Supreme is another example of a good company putting out a good golf bag. TaylorMade has made some improvements since the 2019 offering, and the most noticeable is the addition of 15 full length dividers. The exterior fabric is both durable and nice looking making the TaylorMade Supreme a good choice for a cart bag.
- One of the least expensive options on the list.
- Added full-length dividers in 2020.
- The grab handles are molded and convenient for lifting.
- Weighs only 5.8 pounds.
- The 12 pockets along with the size of the bag make it great for transporting what you need on the course.
- A smaller top diameter than the other options on the list may affect perceived size and ability to hold all clubs.
The Mizuno BR D4C is one of the best looking bags on the list, and it comes in multiple colors depending on your preference. The good thing about the BR D4C is that it performs as well as it looks. With 2 full length apparel pockets, a large ball pocket, and 11 pockets total, this bag does a great job of combining functionality with style.
- A 14-way divider system that is full length for every club.
- 2 full length apparel pockets and 11 pockets total.
- It is roomy enough to carry anything you might need on the course.
- Weighs only 5.6 pounds.
- A push cart compatible bottom.
- The bag does not feel as durable as some of the others on the list.
The colors on this bag are vivid and the design is more appealing than most of the other bags on the market. It is simple, lightweight, and full of features and storage.
There are 13 total pockets and many of them are either insulated, removable, or full length. This Ogio bag is made of durable material and performs well no matter the weather.
- It looks different and more modern than many of the other bags on the list.
- A large putter well along with a 14-way divided top.
- A large, zippered, insulated cooler pocket.
- Comes with a 2 year warranty.
- One of the more expensive offerings on the list.
- Some may be turned off by the vividness of the colors.
The first thing you notice is the white, cursive Titleist name across the side of the bag. That name has become synonymous with quality and tradition and the Cart 15 bag is no different. The shoulder strap is thick and comfortable and the handles are easy to grip and hold.
It has a 15-way divider system on top along with 11 pockets that give you the ability to carry anything you might need on the course.
- The quality of the Titleist name.
- It is a big and roomy bag but maintains a decent weight at 6.5 pounds.
- The 11 pockets include 2 velour lined pockets for valuables, a molded pocket for extra protection, and a removable ball pocket for customization.
- It has a deep putter well and a 15-way divider system.
- Slightly heavier and bulkier than others on the list.
- One of the more expensive options.
Our Choice For Best Cart Golf Bag
The Ogio Convoy is our choice for best cart bag. We love the new look, the features, and that it maintains a light weight. It is a durable bag that is easy to carry and has plenty of room and pockets.
It holds 14 clubs and keeps them divided so that you can always find the club you need.
Let’s preface this section by saying this 99.9% of golfers shouldn’t be carrying a staff bag. They’re just too bulky and impractical for most people and they cost an arm and a leg. To be honest though, they do look pretty amazing! That being said, this section isn’t a review of staff bags but just a list of 5 that we sure do like: