Best Golf Luggage 2024

Here we take a look at some of the best golf luggage currently on the market.

Best Golf Luggage
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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 and best golf bags.

Best Golf Luggage

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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.

For more advice on some of the best golf bags and luggage in the business, why not check out our guides to the best golf travel bags, best golf shag bags and best tour golf bags.

FAQs

Is a golf backpack necessary?

That depends on your needs as a player. If you do a lot of travelling for business and pleasure then a versatile golf backpack may come in handy for both!

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.

Can I put shoes and clothes in a golf travel bag?

Yes you can! They are primarily designed to hold your golf clubs but you can also use your golf luggage bag to store things like clothes, waterproofs and other heavy items you might not want to take in your carry-on luggage. 

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Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.


Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer