Best Golf Luggage
If you’ve ever played golf abroad and got your luggage wrong then you’ll know that, to get your holiday off to an uncomplicated and stress-free start, this is your first port of call. Too many of us have spent too much time cursing ourselves as we struggle from the wrong terminal to the right one or wrestling an old piece of luggage off the carousel because our travel bags aren’t up to the task.
So cast your eyes over the following selections in our list of the best golf luggage, which are all stylish, well thought through and mean that we can take all our necessary golfing and off-course gear away in comfort. Additionally if you want more golf gear, then be sure to have a read of our other golf guides - such as the best golf accessories (opens in new tab) and best golf bags (opens in new tab).
Best Golf Luggage
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A model that featured in our best golf travel bags (opens in new tab) guide, this is an outstanding piece of kit. If you do get your hands on one, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried one before. The integrated leg set, which retracts easily, supports 100 per cent of the weight so, when you’re facing a lengthy walk to the car park or arriving at your accommodation, transporting your clubs around couldn’t be easier.
Inside there’s just the right space to pack your clubs, shoes and a few bits of clothing without your clubs rattling round and, because of the wheels, things will never feel too heavy. It’s all plenty durable with a ‘ballistic-style’ nylon heavy padding to protect your clubs. There are various choices in this excellent range with the Glider Pro being a larger option.
Also check out our piece on the best Sun Mountain golf bags (opens in new tab) as well if you are a fan of the brand.
- Read our full Sun Mountain Club Glider Meridian Wheeled Travel Cover review (opens in new tab)
The Ogio Alpha travel bag is a very roomy option that can store shoes, clothes, balls and still have space left over for a souvenir or two. With all of this equipment in it, the bag does not feel overly cumbersome or heavy, which makes it a fantastic lightweight option when lifting it into cars, or from an airport carousel.
That makes it a great cover for golfers looking to put as little strain on their backs as possible and it features two strong wheels that make this bag very easy to manoeuvre and pull behind you while you're out walking. It features a skid plate on the bottom which protects the bag from any abrasions but is also made of a durable material that is well padded around your club heads for additional protection and structure.
The D-shaped opening makes it easy to gain access to your clubs and the bag also features some handy compression straps which keep your clubs well secured inside the cover. The last thing to note is the eye-catching colors that the Ogio Alpha comes in. We tested out the Cover's 'Warp Speed' colourway and it was very easy to spot in the airport. But you can also get it in other colors like 'Terra Texture', 'Black', and 'Mid Haze'.
- Read our full Ogio Alpha Travel Cover Mid Review (opens in new tab)
The new Bag Boy T-660 features a wrap-around zipper that opens up the entire front of the travel cover. From there, you simply lay your golf bag in there and, unless it's oversized or severely overstuffed, it's pretty easy to get in and out of the bag.
What's more, when folded up and not in use, you can easily fit it into a small space behind the seat of your rental car when you're traveling, or put it in the corner of the trunk. The T-660 also weighs less than 6 pounds, so it's easy to maneuver when not in use and you can store it on a shelf at your house or in your garage without it taking up much space.
- Read our full Bag Boy T-660 Travel Cover Review (opens in new tab)
FootJoy Travel Duffel Bag
This is the ideal accompaniment for a short break when you don’t want/need to take anything more substantial. All of FootJoy’s luggage is simple and classy and this is no exception.
It will fit in the overhead luggage and has comfortable handles when carrying. There are multiple internal and external pockets to help make your trip as straightforward as possible.
Club Glove Last Bag Large Pro
This is the chosen travel partner of the likes of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and literally hundreds of other tour stars. There are no fewer than 18 different colour options and this premium collapsible bag accommodates even a 47” driver and pretty much any bag – if you are on tour, you might want an XL.
In-line skate wheels mean you’ll be able to get around smoothly and quietly and there is an over-the-top zipper for easy loading. The three straps bring everything together and you should be able to pack plenty into this.
Titleist Players Backpack
In 2022 Titleist introduced a new range of travel gear and one of our favorite pieces from said range is this Players Backpack. This, and the entire collection, offers an elegant and stylish look, especially in the black camo design pictured above. If that isn't for you, you can also get other simpler or stand out designs as well.
The backpack is constructed from high quality materials which makes this a highly durable item of luggage. It has a main zipper for storage of your larger items but also comes with extra pockets both on the inside and the outside, allowing you to organize whatever you need transport just the way you like it.
TravisMathew Stow Away Travel Bag
If you want a smaller travel bag then this TravisMathew design is a model to consider. Measuring at 9.5” x 13” x 19.5", it easily stores away on transportation and despite its size possibly narrowing wha you can store in it, the bag itself has quick-access front pockets, interior mesh compartments, and ultra-convenient wheels that move around nicely.
Club Glove Rolling Duffle III Travel Bag
A second model from Club Glove to make this guide, this Rolling Duffle III bag is very durable, thanks to the strong and water-resistant nylon. it also has a high-impact wheel base with an integrated support which is an excellent design feature to ensure safety of belongings.
The pockets and storage opportunities are large, whilst it has an exterior side storage pocket with heavy-duty zippers. Finally we found the grab handle and in-line skate wheels create effortless maneuverability and convenience.
Ogio Layover Travel Bag
Various players’ social media have been decorated with one of these by their front door as they’re setting off for another tour stop and it’s the perfect size to be able to take it on as carry-on luggage.
This graphite option is easy on the eye and and to manage with skate wheels and multiple grab handles and you’ll always be able to get to what you quickly need with two low-profile external pockets. Inside there are internal compression straps to make packing that much easier.
This is Ogio’s most popular travel bag and it’s easy to see why. Ogio make quality products so check out our guide on the best Ogio golf bags (opens in new tab) too.
Under Armour Project Rock Duffle Backpack
The best golf luggage needs to be convenient so that travel is as easy as possible. This Under Armour bag is just that.
There are all manner of options to keep everything in its place and the straps are positioned so you can use it as both a backpack and a duffle bag. Included in among this is a 15” laptop sleeve and a large, gusseted pocket which is ideal to pack your golf shoes in.
This is built for comfort, with a moulded foam back panel, and durability so you won’t be in the same market looking for a replacement in the next few years – the UA Storm technology means it will handle anything the weather throws at it.
Ping Rolling Travel Cover Bag
This is a premium travel cover with outstanding looks and effortless mobility. It offers six handles so you can lift it from any angle and can be moved when upright or tilted.
There’s plenty of room inside, enough even for a full-size cart bag which also makes it the perfect travel partner when you’re throwing everything in the boot of the car for a golfing getaway. This also won’t take up any unnecessary room in the garage or your hotel room as it folds down very neatly into its own 15” bag.
Titleist Professional 22” Wheeled Duffel
This über-smart offering is a beautiful piece of luggage with lots of very nice touches, including leather accent handles with magnetic closure and coated zippers. This is really classy and, again, this is a carry-on size with telescoping handle and premium wheels.
There’s room for an easy-to-access 15” laptop compartment with padded liner for protection and, should you want to add your own touch to things, there is the option to custom embroider.
Callaway Clubhouse Travel Cover
Callaway’s Clubhouse range all offer a retro-looking logo and come in a trendy dark grey. Their main offering is this travel cover with a reinforced wheel base and there’s also an internal shoe pocket to save you having to jam everything into place.
A neoprene grip handle adds to the whole comfort appeal and it’s built to fit any cart or stand bag. Three quick release tie downs will help secure your clubs as you reach for the skies.
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What to consider when buying golf luggage
When it comes to travelling, good luggage is a must, especially when it comes to protecting your golf clubs. As such what are some of the factors you should consider when looking to purchase golf luggage? Let's take a look.
Type - Do you need a backpack? Or a wheeled duffel bag? Or a full on travel cover for your golf clubs? Knowing where you have gaps in your luggage will therefore narrow down your search.
Strength/durability - Above all else, good golf luggage has to be strong and durable to put up with the general wear and tear of travel. This means being made of strong, tear-resistant fabrics, and when it comes to travel covers they should also have some features to protect the clubs on the inside of the bag too like compression straps on the inside and outside, along with foam padding around the top of the bag. The wheels should also be strong and move properly.
Weight - Given you will be carrying the luggage around, weight is very important, especially if a model only has two wheels. Here a fine balance has to be made between lightness and strength because you don't want to compromise on either. Additionally if you go for a backpack, the model shouldn't be too heavy on your shoulders.
Maneuverability - Good models are also very easy to move around which means having wheels that slide well and can change direction properly. There are several excellent models above with more than two wheels and these are usually the best in this factor, but some two-wheel options move well too.
Warranty - This is definitely a factor to consider if, god forbid, your clubs and golf gear are damaged or broken. We recommend checking with retailers and manufacturers themselves how long they offer on warranties.
Budget - Finally have a think about how much you want to spend on golf luggage. Ultimately this is not an area to compromise especially when it comes to travel covers because the bag is protecting your golf clubs but there are models for those who want ultra-premium designs, and also models for those who want good value.
What travel bag do PGA players use?
We have found out that many PGA players use Club Glove travel bags at the moment. For example we believe professionals like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas use the Last Bag Large Pro model that we featured in this guide and in our piece on our favorite travel bags.
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