Best Callaway Golf Bags 2023

We take a look at the best stand, cart and pencil bags Callaway has to offer

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Callaway are one of the most recognizable brands on the professional circuit, with the company producing some of the best golf drivers, best golf irons and best golf balls anywhere on the market. It's not just the equipment department though where they have had success, with Callaway also known for making some of the best golf bags that money can buy, with their different ranges heavily favored by a number of golfers. The golf bag is an essential item of equipment and finding the right one could make the difference when it comes to organizing and planning your game. You need a bag that will protect your equipment, provide the right level of storage with easy access to clubs and accessories, and one that delivers the best possible ergonomic fit for you. Get all these things right and you can reduce on-course stress and direct all your energy to what’s important: playing the best possible game you can.

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Callaway offers an impressive range of golf bags engineered to suit differing on-course requirements and to deliver top-notch performance, but which models are the best? Well, whether you prefer to carry or take a cart, here we have created a list of the best Callaway golf bags to narrow your search. 

However, if Callaway is not for you though, also make sure you check out some of our other bag guides from other brands – such as the best TaylorMade golf bagsbest Ogio golf bags, or the best Titleist golf bags.

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Best Callaway Golf Bags

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Best Callaway Stand Bags

Callaway Fairway 14 Stand Bag in a red and black colorway resting on the golf course

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An excellent carrying experience with ample storage space

Specifications

Dividers: 14-way
Pockets: Five
Waterproof: Not fully

Reasons to buy

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Plenty of storage
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Works well as a carry or cart bag
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Comfortable, self-levelling strap system

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof
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Legs don't protrude out fully, lacks stability as a result

While this bag is not fully waterproof, the carrying experience on the Callaway Fairway 14 Stand Bag is excellent. If you're the type of player that likes to use one of the best golf stand bags then this will be a fantastic option for you. It strikes a good balance as a golf bag that can be used in the summer months to help you navigate the golf course quickly, efficiently and most importantly, comfortably. 

We really loved the 14-way Lowrider top on this bag, which means it doubles as one of the best golf cart bags in the game, thanks to the rubber overmold that comes over the top of the bag that helps it maintain its integrity when strapped to a cart or electric trolley. The highlight here was the carrying experience, with the clip-on straps delivering a self-levelling property which was one thing less to worry about when trying to shoot a good score. The shoulder pads were ribbed and felt cushioned and mean you won't get too sweaty on warmer days. 

The other thing we liked about the Fairway 14 is the storage space on offer from the seven pockets. The main apparel pocket is generous and while the ball pocket could be bigger, we liked having a concealed magnetic pocket for our rangefinders and a snug-fitting cooler pocket that ensured my water bottle didn’t fall out. There’s also a pass-through cart strap for when using the bag on a buggy.

Callaway 2023 Fairway C HD Stand Bag

Callaway 2023 Fairway C HD Stand Bag review

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An all-round fantastic, lightweight golf bag

Specifications

Dividers: 4-way
Pockets: Five
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Excellent top storage with no club crowding
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Comprehensive and comfortable straps
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Deep, fleece-lined valuables pocket
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Lightweight and fully waterproof materials

Reasons to avoid

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Cooler pocket is poorly designed

At just 2kg (4.4lbs) this is one of the most lightweight bags you can get that still holds all 14 golf clubs and more. What's more, the Fairway C has an all-new strap and hip pad system that uses EVA molding for added comfort around the shoulders and back. 

In testing, we thought that the EVA within the straps and on the hip pad added a level of softness that you don't get with many other of the other options on the market, with the Fairway C providing one of the best carrying experiences we've had with a golf bag. 

In terms of pockets, there are five in total, with the valuables pockets the stand out. This is because it is fleece-lined to protect your phone from scratching as well as being pretty deep, allowing you to comfortably store a phone, wallet, keys, and more in there.

Callaway Chev Dry Stand Bag

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An ultra-lightweight golf bag

Specifications

Dividers: 4-way
Pocket: Five
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable, well-designed straps
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Lightweight
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Attractive modern styling

Reasons to avoid

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Lacking a pocket for tees and markers
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Slimline design might lack storage for some

For those looking to carry their clubs, the Callaway Chev Dry stand bag is designed for simplicity and ease of use. Firstly, we found that the bag is very light, this is because Callaway has done a good job of removing any unwanted bulk and streamlining the Chev Dry bag. It is one of the best lightweight golf bags on the market. The side pockets are big enough to store waterproofs or an extra layer, but you will need to choose wisely what to carry with you before you play - there’s not endless amounts of storage. We actually liked this because it stopped us bringing too many unnecessary items. 

We also found the straps to be comfortable and the fabric is waterproof as well, which is pretty much a necessity in modern golf. It is an excellent design but we can definitely see some wanting a touch more storage, and a specific pocket for tees and markers. These two things are very minor complaints though, as we feel this bag will please a lot of people.

Callaway Fairway C Hyper Dry Double Strap Stand Bag

Callaway Fairway C Hyper Dry Double Strap Stand Bag

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A stunning golf bag that is very light

Specifications

Dividers: 4-way
Pockets: Five
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Excellent waterproofing qualities
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Sleek, lightweight and stylish

Reasons to avoid

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Needs another pocket for tees, pencils etc

The Fairway C bag is one of the best lightweight golf bags on the market at just 4lbs. What's more, it’s sleekly constructed, looks great and, as you would expect with the Hyper Dry name, it is waterproof making it ideal for challenging conditions. It has sealed seams and zips plus minimal storage to keep equipment dry. The included rain hood attaches easily and further enhances waterproofing.

With such a lightweight and streamlined model, storage is compromised a tad. There are four pockets that should cater to your needs provided you don't take loads of accessories onto the course with you, but for those wanting to do that, then there are larger cart bags from Callaway to choose from. 

The final point to mention is that there are seven different colorways to choose from, each of which offer something a little bit different and look great. 

Callaway Hyperlite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag

Callaway Hyperlite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag Review

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Super comfortable

Specifications

Dividers: 4-way
Pockets: Five
Waterproof: Not fully waterproof

Reasons to buy

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Really lightweight 
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Comfortable to carry
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Clever, self-balancing straps 

Reasons to avoid

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Limited storage space
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Can topple over in strong winds
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Not fully waterproof

Weighing under 3lbs, the Callaway Hyperlite Zero is one of the lightest stand bags around, with some of the weight saving coming from the fancy carbon fibre legs, which are like a pair of graphite shafts in their appearance. These are strong and stable, with wide angular feet that enable the bag to stand up even when placed on a slight slope. 

The Hyperlite has a very clever strap system that’s self-balancing, and also a central circular swivel device between the double straps basically adjusts to keep the bag straight on your back as you walk, so it doesn’t tilt and your clubs can’t fall out. Not only was this highly practical, but it was great to not have to mess about adjusting the strap once you found your optimal position. 

Callaway Hyper Dry 14 Stand Bag