Golfers know how important it is to have a good, sturdy and reliable golf bag to get you from tee to green. A high-quality men's and women's golf bag can make a big difference in your comfort, convenience and overall performance on the course, helping you keep pace and stay organized with ease. And not just that – the best golf club bag can show off your personality in a fun and exciting way.
But how do you choose the best golf bag for your needs?
Sun Mountain Golf Bags for Your Next Round on the Course
There are plenty of golf bag styles on the market today, from cool and classic to lightweight and modern. To make things easy, all these bags can be categorized into a few unique categories – stand and carry bags, cart bags and Sunday bags.
Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages depending on your preferences and playing style, of course. Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive bag that can hold your full set of clubs or a smaller, lightweight option for a quick 9-hole round, there’s a golf bag for you.
Carry and Stand Bags Offer Lightweight Convenience
A carry bag, also known as a stand bag, is the most popular type of golf bag among recreational golfers. It's designed to be carried on the back using a single or double shoulder strap. The bag has retractable legs that keep it stable and upright when placed on the ground, providing easy access to the clubs and keeping it clean and dry.
This versatile bag can hold a full set of clubs, usually 14 clubs, and features dividers to separate them and prevent clanging during movement. It's perfect for golfers who prefer to walk the course or play on different terrains. Additionally, carry bags can easily fit on most golf carts if needed.
The 2024 2.5+ Stand Bag is a comfortable, ultra-lightweight option that offers maximum functionality and a light design to enhance your game.
Carry and stand bags are a classic and timeless staple. They offer a durable solution and come with retractable legs, allowing them to stand upright on the ground for easy club and pocket access without bending down or laying the bag flat. Many stand bags are also available in waterproof versions, making them ideal for withstanding various weather conditions.
Golfers who prefer walking the course and enjoying the exercise and scenery will find carry/stand bags to be a convenient, comfortable, and stable option. They offer the perfect balance of convenience and functionality.
We offer a wide collection of Sun Mountain golf bags, including the 2024 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag, providing plenty of storage and organizational space for a stress-free and enjoyable golfing experience.
Cart Bags Provide Maximum Organization and Storage
A cart bag is designed to be used on a golf cart – either a push or pull trolley or a motorized cart. It has a flat base that allows it to stand on its own when placed on the cart. A cart bag also has a strap or a loop that secures it to the cart and prevents it from sliding or falling.
A cart bag is larger and heavier than a carry bag, but it has more pocket space and features. A cart bag can hold a full set of clubs and has multiple, large pockets for storing extra gear and accessories. A cart bag also has more dividers than a carry bag that keep the clubs organized and protected. Some cart bags have full-length dividers, while others have partial dividers.
A cart bag is ideal for golfers who prefer to use a cart or a trolley rather than walk the course. A cart bag is spacious and durable and offers more protection for the clubs and the bag than a carry bag.
The 2024 C-130 Cart Bag is one of our best-selling cart bags, providing golfers like yourself with a comprehensive carrying companion that's easy to access and keep organized.
Golf Travel Bags Give You A Professional Look and Feel
A travel tour bag is the largest and most luxurious type of golf bag available. It's also known as a staff bag because it's often used by professional golfers and their caddies on tour. A tour bag is similar to a cart bag in shape and size, but it has more pockets and features and higher quality materials and craftsmanship.
A tour bag can hold a full set of clubs, usually up to 16, and has numerous, durable pockets. These robust travel bags are perfect for the jetsetting player, with enough compartments to hold all of your gear and the protection to keep them safe.
A tour bag is ideal for golfers who want to have a professional look and feel and who have a lot of equipment to carry. It's also fully waterproof and offers the most protection for the clubs and the bag. However, a tour bag is very heavy and expensive and requires a caddy or a motorized cart to use.
Our Tour Series ClubGlider is an excellent option for the professional golfer in you, constructed with performance in mind. Move from hole 1 to hole 18 with ease and satisfaction, knowing you have a pro-grade bag in your back pocket.
Sunday Bags Promote Minimalistic Functionality
Sunday bags are the smallest and most lightweight golf bags. These smaller, lightweight bags are only designed to hold a few clubs, usually between six and eight and have minimal pockets for essentials. Sunday bags don’t have stands or dividers, but may have a carry handle or strap.
Sunday bags are perfect for golfers who want to play a casual round of golf, or practice at the driving range or putting green. These smaller golf bags offer simplicity, portability and affordability for golfers who do not need a full set of clubs or a lot of gear.
This Leather Sunday Bag is a cool, comfortable and lightweight option for the golfer that wants to look and feel their best on the golf course. This light golf bag is easy to carry, casual, and cool - a great addition to your golf ensemble that everyone will be envious of.
How to Choose the Right Golf Club Bag for You
Now that you know the different types of ladies and mens golf bags, how do you choose the right one for you?
Before you make a purchase, take a moment to reflect. What are you looking to get out of your bag? How often do you plan on playing? How many golf clubs do you have to carry around? Here are some things to consider when taking that next step in your golf journey:
- Playing style: Do you like to walk the course or use a cart? Do you play on different courses or stick to one? Do you play casually or competitively?
- Equipment: How many clubs do you have? How much gear and accessories do you need? How much protection do you want for your clubs and your bag?
- Budget: How much are you willing to spend on a functional, cool golf bag? Do you want to invest in a high-quality bag that will last for years or buy a cheaper one that you can replace more often?
- Personal preference: What kind of design and style do you like? What color do you prefer? What features are important to you?
Based on these factors, you can narrow down your options quickly and easily.
Of course, these aren’t hard-and-fast considerations and you may have different preferences or needs than others. The best way to choose the right, unique golf bag for you is to try out different types of bags at your local golf shop or online, compare their features and prices, read reviews from other golfers and find the one that suits you best.
Sun Mountain Makes Choosing the Best Golf Bags for Men and Women a Breeze
Choosing the right mens and ladies golf bags is no trivial matter. It can affect your comfort, performance and ultimately, your enjoyment. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you need to consider several factors before buying a golf bag – from personal preference to physical need, budget and more.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to golf bags. Ultimately, the right golf club bag is the one that suits your style and personality. It should reflect your taste and attitude, as well as enhance your confidence and performance on the course.
A golf bag is more than just a container for your equipment; it's an expression of who you are as a golfer. So take your time and do your research before buying a robust, waterproof golf bag and you’ll be rewarded with a bag you’ll love and use for years to come.