What’s the Best Golf Cart Bag?

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Do you find yourself always renting a golf cart or using a push cart?  If you’re like me (out of shape & slightly lazy), then carrying your own bag for 18-holes is simply out of the question.  You should consider trading your old carry-style bag for a golf cart bag.

Cart bags are not meant to be carried, but are designed to fit perfectly with either your push cart, or on the back of a golf cart.  They are generally bigger, have more club slots, as well as an increased amount of side/front pockets. You will easily be able to carry the maximum number of clubs, as well as things you wouldn’t normally want to carry on your back (umbrella, drinks, extra clothes, etc.).  Here are our recommendations for the best golf cart bag on the market today.

Best Golf Cart Bag – 5 Recommendations:

TaylorMade SLDR Cart Bag

taylormade sldr best golf cart bagThe TaylorMade SLDR Cart bag is large, strong (crush resistant), and looks fantastic.  It is part of Taylor Made‘s premium SLDR line of products (SLDR driver, SLDR hybrids, irons).  It comes with 14 seperate club slots (full length dividers),  and nine outside pockets — including a velour lined pocket for valuables, and a cooler pocket specifically for drinks/food.  There are handles on every side, making it easy to pick up your bag from any angle.   Extra features include an umbrella sleeve, towel clip, pen sleeve, and rain hood.  If you are looking for the latest, sexiest cart bag on the market, then the SLDR is it.

OGIO Chamber Cart Bag

ogio chamber cat bag with silencerOGIO has made a name for themselves over the past few years by making fantastic, high quality golf bags. The main feature of the Chamber Cart Bag is OGIO’s trademarked club slot designs with “Silencer Technology”.   These unique slot designs will prevent your clubs from annoyingly clanging against each other, which will also help protect them from damage / scratches.  Another cool part of the OGIO bag is the zipperless ball pocket which allows for quick and easy removal of golf balls.  There are a total of nine zippered-pockets for nearly everything else, including a crush resistant armored pocket (for your sandwich?), insulated cooler pocket for drinks, and a water-resistant/fleece-lined pocket for valuables and electronics.  The OGIO Chamber is the mother of all cart bags, and is priced that way.  It will cost you a healthy $200.

RJ Sports DS-590 Golf Cart Bag

rj sports golf cart bagDon’t want to spend $200 on a golf bag?  Then the EX-350 offering from RJ Sports might be for you.  It is easily the cheapest option on this list, coming in at only $86 (on Amazon).  There are a total of 14 clubs slots, as well as two external tubes which can be used for easy access to your putter or wedge. There are only 6 external pockets though, which does not provide an excessive amount of carrying space compared to the other bags on this list.   The DS-590 is also not the most stylish bag on the market, but it does come in 5 different colorways.  If you are looking for a solid, budget-friendly golf cart bag, then you should give this one a shot.

Sun Mountain C-130 Golf Cart Bag

sun mountain golf c-130 best golf cart bagThe C-130 Cart Bag has made it to Golf Digest’s Hot List  for five straight years. It is the best selling cart bag from Sun Mountain, and for good reason.   The C-130 was specifically designed for use on a driving cart — the nine outside pockets are all front facing for easy access when strapped onto the cart, and the top is reverse oriented for quick and easy removal of clubs.  There are a total of 14 club slots, each with full length dividers, as well as a separate compartment for your putter.  Other features include two velour lined pockets for valuables, lift handles on the top, tee holder, pen holder, and rainhood (included).  The C-130 is also one of the best looking bags out there, and comes in nine fantastic colorways.  It is a bit on the higher end of the price scale, but is the best golf cart bag to use with a riding cart.  The C-130 is not really designed for use with push carts, so it may not be the best choice if you like to walk most of the time.  Check it out here.

6 thoughts on “What’s the Best Golf Cart Bag?”

  1. I need a golf bag that will hold 10 woods. Because of back surgery I can only used fairway woods and that makes even a staff bag tight.

  2. Does anyone make a cart bag with full length SOLID club dividers? When I read the bags specs I see only dividers– no description of the material used.

  3. looking for a compact cart bag with lots of pockets,
    four of us drive together 4 bags in the trunk can get tight.

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