Best Golf Cart Bags 2024

Looking for a new cart bag? In this guide, we take you through the best models currently available on the market

Best Golf Cart Bags
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Although it may not seem it, golf can expend a lot of energy, with a four-mile walk in hot temperatures meaning you need to find ways of preserving energy as much as possible. There are a few simple ways of doing this, with one of the easiest ways being to invest in a golf cart/trolley, which will help store your clubs and bag safely and securely whilst you tackle the fairways.

With the purchase of a trolley, you also need a cart bag to go with it. This may sound expensive but there is logic behind this as cart bags are designed to be more long-lasting than the best golf stand bags, and also larger and more spacious. This means that not only will they fit on the trolley more securely, but they can carry around as many accessories as you need.

In this guide, after testing a lot of different models, and we mean A LOT, we have collated the top performing models into this guide to help you find the bag for you. Additionally, if you are after a bag that is more specific to your golf game, then why not also check out our guides on the best lightweight golf bags, the best waterproof golf bags and the best push carts.

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Best Golf Cart Bags

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Best overall

Motocaddy Protekta Cart Bag resting on a Motocaddy trolley on the golf course5 Stars

Motocaddy Protekta Cart Bag resting on a cart on the golf course

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A stunning five-star rated cart bag

Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 6.8 pounds
Colors: 2
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Noise-reducing divider is great for organisation
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Well-placed grab handles
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Lightweight, waterproof fabrics throughout
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High-quality zips

Reasons to avoid

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No cart strap pass-through

The Motocaddy Protekta offers minimalist yet sleek design oozes a premium feel and that is also evidenced in the fully waterproof fabric that holds this bag together. While some cart bags can get pretty heavy, this fantastic option weighs only 3.1kg, making it one of the best lightweight golf bags around. We loved the functionality on offer here too. It features a very sufficient nine pockets with two valuables pockets and two full-length side pockets. There is ample room for the best golf waterproofs and even space for a couple of bottles of water in the bag's cooler pocket. We tested it out on the Motocaddy M7 GPS Electric Trolley and found the Easi-lock base a joy to use, reducing the faff and strapping needed to secure the bag to the bottom of the trolley. 

Perhaps the highlight here is the bag's 15-way top that features nine iron slots that help to hold each club securely in place to reduce noise and keep your clubs well protected. We loved the thought process behind this, with this reducing the amount your clubs are rattling as you drive over bumpy terrain. As the best golf cart bags go, this is a visually stunning option that offers bags (pardon the pun) of performance around the golf course.

Best storage

Sun Mountain C-130 cart bag

Sun Mountain C-130 cart bag on a cart

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Impressive storage that is easily accessible

Specifications

Pockets: 13
Weight: 7 pounds
Colors: 11
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Utility handles make it easy to maneuver
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Wide array of colors to choose from

Reasons to avoid

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On the heavier side in this category

For two decades the C-130 from Sun Mountain has been the company's best seller. Not only has it been the most successful model of the range, but it’s also one of the best-selling cart bags of all-time, as it is developed specifically for golfers who ride when they play; it also fits perfectly on a push cart.

Highlighting the features of the C-130 are 14 individual club dividers, including a separate compartment that will accommodate oversized putters. The C-130 also has tremendous storage capacity, providing golfers with 13 pockets, two of which have been dedicated for apparel. It also has a ventilated cooler pocket, a pocket with a magnetic closure that was incorporated specifically for rangefinders, and two velour-lined pockets for valuables, including one that is water-resistant.

In terms of ease of use, it possesses Sun Mountain’s Smart Strap system, which keeps the bag secure during use while also enabling players to access each pocket with ease. A matching waterproof hood is also included with each C-130 bag and, finally, there are 11 different colors for golfers to choose from. This makes it one of the best Sun Mountain golf bags on the market.

Ping Traverse 2022 Cart Bag

Ping Traverse 2022 Cart Bag

Ping Traverse Cart Bag 2022 on the golf course

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Perfectly fits onto pretty much any golf cart

Specifications

Pockets: 13
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Colors: 6
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Among the lighter cart bag options
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Outstanding storage space

Reasons to avoid

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Not as sleek as others in its category

Ping’s Traverse cart bag has been redesigned and is now even lighter at just 5.5 pounds. Such is the weight drop that it sits amongst the lightest cart bags on the market and, with a 14-way top helping club organization, you could argue that it's one of the easiest bags to use as well. 

Along with its lightweight, practical nature, it also excels from a storage standpoint as it has 11 total pockets, including full-length apparel pockets, a velour-lined valuables' pocket, an insulated cooler pocket, and a rangefinder pocket. The number of pockets combined with the newer lightweight design means you can take advantage of storage without additional weight, comfortably making it one of the best Ping golf bags around.

The Traverse’s strap-thru pass also keeps the bag securely on a cart without blocking access to any of the pockets, and there are six new color patterns for golfers to choose from. Of course it is worth mentioning that this bag is not waterproof but instead has a water-repellent polyester construction.

Best waterproof

The black and navy Motocaddy Cart Series Bag mounted on a trolley on the golf courseEditors Choice 2022

The black and navy Motocaddy Cart Series Bag mounted on a cart

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Exceptional performance in wet conditions

Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 6 pounds
Colors: 4
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Extremely lightweight for this category
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User-friendly design
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Excels in wet conditions

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most exciting color options

The Motocaddy Dry Series received a revamp a while ago and now it is undoubtedly at the upper end of the product line-up as you get a stylish design that is waterproof and extremely user-friendly. It's packed with features that golfers can take advantage of and, weighing around six pounds, which is nothing at all when you consider it is fully waterproof, it also has a rain hood and can be easily maneuvered from the car to the cart. 

When it comes to storage, there are 14 full-length dividers for clubs, which negate that horrible jamming that so often occurs with golf bags, and nine pockets for golf balls, additional layers and all manner of accessories a golfer would wish to carry.

Finally, there is a substantial food and beverage pocket that is insulated, while all the zips are heat sealed, meaning everything is as secure as can be. Motocaddy truly has thought about every little detail here. 

MacGregor 15-Series Water Resistant Cart Bag

MacGregor 15-Series Water Resistant Cart Bag

The MacGregor 15-Series Water Resistant Cart Bag in testing

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A quality bag with excellent value at its core

Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight : 4.4 pounds
Colors: 4
Dividers: 15
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight and easy to get in and out of the car.
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Pockets all face forward 
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Comfortable enough to carry 

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn’t stand upright so well when fully loaded.
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Lack of colors

Although there are more eye-catching cart bags on the market, the MacGregor 15-Series Water Resistant Cart Bag is certainly one of the most practical, with the bag being lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. 

Thanks to two over-moulded handles on the top of the bag, it means it can be easily adjusted once in the cupboard or on the trolley. As well as the ease and comfort, the lightweight design is also showerproof, with the nine excellently placed pockets featuring water resistant zippers to keep your personal items dry in sharp downpours.   

The last point of interest is the 15 full length dividers that allow for easy club access. These dividers are lined and cushioned as well, so any graphite shafts are well nurtured as you roll over on the bumpiest of fairways or paths. We especially liked the “putter pit,” which is rubberised and houses the putter brilliantly.

Best color choice

The flash Ogio All Elements Cart Bag and its excellent color patterns resting on the golf course

The flash Ogio All Elements Cart Bag and its excellent color patterns

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Perfect bag for those wanting to stand out

Specifications

Pockets: 11
Weight: 5.7lbs
Colors: 8
Dividers: 15
Waterproof : Yes

Reasons to buy

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Functionality is off the charts
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Eleven pockets leave nothing to chance
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It will last you a lifetime

Reasons to avoid

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The color options will divide opinion

Although the look of the bag may divide opinion, one thing that certainly won't is the performance, with a whopping 11 pockets making this one of the best bags for storage on the market. Featuring two large side pockets for waterproofs and other larger items, there are plenty of options for your valuables, golf balls, umbrella and drinks (with an insulated cooler pocket). 

Along with the excellent storage capability, it also has 15 dividers, with each of them particularly roomy for your clubs, and there’s even space for an extra slot where any alignment sticks can go. This just further adds to the ease of use that this bag provides.

In testing, we found its waterproof capabilities to be superb as, even in awful weather, it kept our clubs and valuables dry. What's more, the overall quality is superb, with this bag feeling extremely premium and, certainly, it is one of the best Ogio golf bags that money can buy.

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