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 be 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
The 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 has made name for themsleves 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 $300.
RJ Sports EX-350 Golf Cart Bag
Don’t want to spend $300 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 $82 (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 EX-350 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
The 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 15 club slots, each with full length dividers, as well as a seperate 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.
Nike M9 III Cart Bag
The M9 is Nike’s best golf cart bag offering. Like most of Nike’s products, the bag is extremely stylish, and will help make you feel like a pro, even if you’re just an average hacker. The M9 has nine front-facing pockets designed for nearly everything you can think of, including a cell phone pocket, integrated tee holder, zip-off ball pocket, valuables pocket, sunglasses pocket, cooler pocket (for drinks), and full-length pockets for clothes. It also features a unique cart strap locking system, and non-slip bottom which allows the bag to work great with either a push cart or driving cart.
For only $160, the Nike M9 Cart Bag is easily the best value-for-money option on our list.
Also see the more expensive Nike Performance Cart II Bag