Best Golf Cart Bags 2022

Considering a new golf bag? Here's a look at our picks for the best golf cart bags on the market

Best Golf Cart Bags
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Best Golf Cart Bags

One simple way to improve your golf game is to preserve energy when you are out on the golf course. Put simply, if you can preserve energy then you can commit to more shots, as well as focus on the challenges that lie ahead. What is one way of preserving energy you may ask? Well, one easy way is to invest in a trolley, as this will take the pressure of lugging your golf clubs on your back.

With the purchase of a trolley, you also need a cart bag to go with it. Again, there are a number of advantages to a cart bag, with the primary one being it offers an upgrade in storage capacity, as well as typically doing a better job of protecting your clubs from bag chatter while providing less noise from rattling when you play.

In this guide, we take a look at some of the best golf cart bags that are currently on the market to give you an idea of what’s available for your game. If you’re on the fence about what type of bag might be best for your needs, make sure to check out our picks for the best golf stand bags (opens in new tab) as well.

However, if you are wanting something a little different, our guides on the best lightweight golf bags and the best waterproof golf bags will be helpful, as will our guide on the best golf push carts.

Best Golf Cart Bags

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PowaKaddy Dri Tech Cart BagEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Pockets: 7
Weight: 5.1 pounds
Colors: 5
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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100% fully waterproof construction 
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Extremely lightweight at just 5 pounds

Reasons to avoid

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 Functional rather than super stylish

The PowaKaddy Dri Tech Cart Bag will keep your clubs and belongings dry in the most extreme weather conditions. Made from a lightweight Nylon fabric, it is waterproof to an impressive hydrostatic rating of over 10,000mm. If you’re not sure what that means – it’s a lot! As such, it should come as no surprise that this bag made our list of the best waterproof golf bags too.

For those who like ultimate club organization, the Dri Tech has you covered, as a 14-way top divider also makes way for a spacious putter well. The pockets are vast, meaning you’ll have room to store all your necessities, with the bag being incredibly lightweight.

It may not be the most striking in terms of design, but the PowaKaddy Dri Tech has a sleek sophistication and looks great sitting on a cart. It also features PowaKaddy’s Key Lock anti-twist system, which ensures the bag stays firmly in place throughout the round. Nobody likes to be fiddling with bag placement and straps when they should be focusing on their next shot.

BIG MAX Dri Lite Tour Cart BagEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 5 pounds
Colors: 6
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Impressive aesthetically
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Ample storage capacity
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Highly functional design

Reasons to avoid

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On the bulkier side

Big Max is a brand that offers a wide range of excellent options, but the model which made our 2022 Editors Choice list is the Dri Lite Tour Cart Bag. The zips are fully waterproof, while the rest of the fabric used in construction is water repellent. In testing, we experienced no leaks when we put it through its paces on a wet day and you also get a handy five-year warranty too, which puts the mind at ease. 

It is a very smart design, almost Tour-like, and the space provided would rival the top professional bags as well. Nine large pockets provide more space than we could ever need, but we have no doubt some people will find a way to fill them. 

Sun Mountain C-130 cart bag

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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 companies 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. 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.

The C-130 also features three utility handles that make it easy to get in and out of a car, as well as on and off of a golf cart or push cart. Additionally, Sun Mountain’s Smart Strap system 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 there are 11 different colors for golfers to choose from. This makes it one of the best Sun Mountain golf bags on the market.

Motocaddy Cart Series BagEditors Choice 2022

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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

In 2022, the Dry Series received a revamp by Motocaddy. 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 also comes packed with features that golfers can take advantage of.

Weighing around six pounds, which is nothing at all when you consider it is fully waterproof, it features a rain hood and can be easily maneuvered from the car to the cart. It also comes with 14 full-length dividers, nine spacious pockets, including a substantial food and beverage pocket that is insulated. Motocaddy truly has thought about every little detail here. 

A lightweight yet highly practical cart bag

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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 more 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 shower proof, with the nine excellently placed pockets featuring water resistant zippers to keep your personal items dry in sharp downpours.   

The last point of interest are 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.

Ping Traverse 2022 Cart Bag

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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 for 2022 and is now even lighter at just 5.5 pounds. This puts it amongst the lightest cart bags on the market. Featuring a 14-way top to help the organization of your clubs, there are also two putter wells to choose from, depending on where you want to position your putter in the bag.

The Traverse 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 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. As a result, it is one of the best Ping golf bags (opens in new tab) money can buy.

BagBoy Chiller Cart Bag

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Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 5.4 pounds
Colors: 9
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight with exceptional storage
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Large, removable cooler bag for drinks

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof

The most unique feature that the BagBoy Chiller cart bag offers is a removable, insulated cooler bag which has some serious storage capacity as it will hold up to six 12-ounce cans. While that will make golfers who like to go through a number of their favorite beverages on the course happy, the Chiller is far more than just a place to keep your drinks.

It also provides golfers with nine pockets to utilize, including an oversized ball pocket, two fleece-lined pockets for valuables, and two pockets that will comfortably store apparel. Additionally, the Chiller features a 14-way organizer with full-length dividers, including a dedicated putter well, and in our testing we found it to be very quiet during use.

The Chiller lineup also features in a number of colorways, with nine different options to choose from. Each bag has a matching rain hood and umbrella holder, as well as BagBoy’s Top-Lok technology, which makes it easy for golfers to attach the bag securely to a BagBoy push cart.

Big Max Aqua Sport 3 Cart Bag

Big Max Aqua Sport 3 Cart Bag

Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 5.3 pounds
Colors: 2
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Ample storage with nine waterproof pockets
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Extra large cooler pocket

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly more substantial than some cart bags

Big Max specialize in golf push carts and has some of the best cart bags in the business. This Aqua Sport 3 has the same I-Dry waterproofing found on other Big Max bags and provides excellent protection to the elements. A 14-way top has full length dividers, which prevent club crowding, with nine total pockets meaning you can load the bag up with whatever you need for a round of golf.

We found the extra large cooler pocket placed low and on the front of the bag especially useful for carrying plenty of liquid on a hot day, and the three grab handles made maneuvering the bag easy as well. The Aqua Sport 3 is simply a great bag for organization and style.

PowaKaddy X-Lite Cart Bag Review

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Specifications

Pockets: 7
Weight : 5.1 pounds
Colors: 3
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Streamlined and lightweight
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Offers decent storage options
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Good value for money

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof

The PowaKaddy X-Lite is the streamlined, least expensive option within the brand’s impressive 2022 cart bag range, although it shares many of the same features as the hero Dri Tech model

Notably, they come in at the same weight (2.3kg), with both featuring seven pockets and a 14-way divider top. The crucial difference is that that X-Lite is not 100 percent waterproof and lacks a couple of other features but that aside, there is a lot to like about what the X-Lite has to offer.

Bennington Quiet Organizer 14

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Bennington Quiet Organizer 14

Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 10 pounds
Colors: 5
Dividers: 12
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Exceptional club and shaft protection
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Impressive storage capacity

Reasons to avoid

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More expensive than other category options

Whether you’re using it on a riding cart or push cart, the Bennington Quiet Organizer 14 features full-length individual slots that keep clubs securely in place by using a foam insert that also dramatically reduces club rattling. The foam inserts are also shaft friendly to eliminate wear, and they're waterproof to better protect golf clubs in all weather conditions.

The Quiet Organizer 14 has eight dedicated iron slots, two hybrid slots, a section for a driver and fairway woods, and a compartment that will house any style of putter. It also has 10 pockets for use, including a drink pocket and a valuables pocket. Handles also have been strategically positioned to make it easier for players to load and unload the bag to and from carts and cars.

Another unique feature of the Quiet Organizer 14 is a removable pocket flap that golfers can have embroidered to customize their bag. The Quiet Organizer 14 is available in four colors: Black, Grey, Lime, and Royal Blue.

Motocaddy Pro Series Cart Bag Review

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Specifications

Pockets: 9
Weight: 7 pounds
Colors: 3
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Premium, sturdy materials used throughout
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Looks great with three colour trims available
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Easilock system works brilliantly on Motocaddy carts

Reasons to avoid

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Particularly heavy even before adding clubs

It's only natural that the manufacturers of some of the best golf carts on the market also make some of the best cart bags on the market too. Featuring a 14-way divider, as well as a separate 'jumbo' putting well for optimal club organisation, we found there to be no issue with clubs crossing over and becoming stuck in the bag when testing.

Constructed with premium materials, the Pro Series uses a combination of PU and nylon fabrics that make for a premium looking and feeling bag. The zips also feel very sturdy, with the material used over the club dividers not causing any wear on your club shafts either. 

This bag looks the part on any golf cart too and the three colour options - red, blue and lime - will allow you to match the Pro Series accordingly.

TaylorMade Storm Dry Cart Bag

TaylorMade Storm Dry Cart Bag

Specifications

Pockets: 7
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Colors: 5
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: Yes

Reasons to buy

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One-year guarantee on waterproofing 
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Sleek looking aesthetics

Reasons to avoid

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 On the pricier side

TaylorMade has used a very lightweight waterproof material to make its Storm Dry cart bag and that makes this a great option for a bag you can easily transport to and from the golf club, even when full of gear.

The Storm Dry 14-way top features three full-length dividers and has its own dedicated putter well to keep your putter protected and away from other clubs. There are loads of options when it comes to TaylorMade and golf bags, with the Storm Dry Cart Bag one of the best TaylorMade Golf Bags (opens in new tab) money can buy.

Datrek DG Lite II Cart Bag

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Datrek DG Lite II Cart Bag

Specifications

Pockets: 7
Weight: 4.2 pounds
Colors: 13
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly lightweight design
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Exceptional value at its price point

Reasons to avoid

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Fewer pockets than others in its category

When it comes to high-quality cart bags, the Datrek DG Lite II is one of the most affordable options on the market. However, don’t equate the relatively inexpensive price tag to a lack of quality or functionality; this is a really good golf bag. It’s also an exceptionally light cart bag, weighing in at just over four pounds which, along with its soft-grip lift handles at the top of the bag, make it easy to load and unload from a car or a cart for any golfer.

The DG Lite II also has full-length individual dividers for each club in your bag, including a rubberized putter well that will accommodate putters of any size or shape. There are also seven strategically-placed pockets for players to utilize, including two full-size garment pockets and a fleece-lined pocket for valuables.

There is no shortage of color options in the DG Lite II line, with 13 different choices available for golfers. The DG Lite II also features a dual-access rain hood and an umbrella holder, as well as a towel ring and a glove holder.

Sun Mountain Eco-Lite Cart Bag

Sun Mountain Eco-Lite Cart Bag

Specifications

Pockets: 11
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Colors: 6
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Fully waterproof 
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Made from recycled materials 

Reasons to avoid

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Colors might not be to everyone’s taste

The first of its kind to come to market, the Eco-Lite cart bag incorporates water-resistant fabric that has been made from 25-30 recycled plastic bottles in a bid to reduce harmful waste. The bag also has a 10-inch top with 14 full-length dividers and 11 pockets with two sturdy and well placed grab handles for carrying the bag in and out of the car and onto a cart.

The 11 pockets include a velour-lined valuables pocket, rangefinder compartment, ventilated cooler pocket, apparel pocket, and multiple accessory pockets. This environmentally friendly option is available in five quite bold colors, which is a Sun Mountain staple. For a number of years the company have been producing some of the best bags on the market, with the Eco-Lite ranking amongst the best Sun Mountain Golf Bags.

Best Golf Push Cart Bags

Titleist StaDry Push Cart Bag

Titleist 14 StaDry Cart Bag

Specifications

Pockets: 11
Weight: 5.7 pounds
Colors: 11
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Holds up well in wet conditions 
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Lightweight design 

Reasons to avoid

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Not the easiest to carry if you do need to use the single strap.

The Titleist StaDry has been a popular bag for a few seasons now and it’s easy to see why as it performs from a practical perspective on a number of levels. Firstly, StaDry waterproof technology will help you keep your equipment dry in wet conditions, as it’s made from a waterproof fabric and the zips are seam sealed.

It also offers excellent, managed storage, with a 14-way top divider, a dedicated putter well, and seven generous pockets giving you ample space for your necessities. There are also large apparel pockets, as well as spaces for accessories and valuables.

It has been designed to sit snugly on a cart and we found that it does just that, as the weight is well distributed to ensure it doesn’t shift going over bumps or across slopes when on a push cart. Importantly, there’s a useful channel for strapping the bag securely on a riding cart.

Featuring accessible pockets, the bag also weighs less than six pounds and is easy to lift out of a car and onto a trolley thanks to the well-designed grab handles. 

Wilson Exo Cart Bag

Wilson Exo Cart Bag

Specifications

Pockets: 8
Weight: 5.2 pounds
Colors: 4
Dividers: 14
Waterproof: No

Reasons to buy

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Two well placed grab handles and large putter well 
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Clever pocket organization for easy access

Reasons to avoid

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 Only available in a few colors

The Wilson Exo cart bag is a lightweight and feature-packed bag that is well built and reasonably priced for cart bags of this size. The two integrated grab handles at the top of the bag make it very practical and easy to not just lift on and off of carts, but also in and out of cars. 

The 14-way top and 14 full-length dividers leaves plenty of space for a full set of clubs and we love the attention to detail of the larger putter well, which will accommodate all putters including those with larger grips.

A seam sealed, waterproof valuables pocket is just one of a host of pockets for apparel, drinks, golf balls and tees and there are even some exterior straps to keep tees on for easy and quick access on the course. This is a well thought out, practical and lightweight cart bag for year-around use.

How we test golf bags

Our testing process for all golf gear, let alone golf bags, is rigorous and comprehensive.

As far as our methodology goes, if we say we have reviewed a product, that means we have used it out on the golf course, and put it through its paces in different conditions. We also endeavour to use all the features on the golf bag, for example if the valuables pocket claims to be waterproof, we pour water on it to find out.

We should also say that manufacturers cannot pay for a good review because we tell things how we see it.

As far as the testing team goes, the Golf Monthly team is a mixture of ages and handicaps, and most are members at golf clubs so regularly put golf gear to the test in fun rounds as well as competitions.

What to consider when buying a golf bag

There are several key factors to consider when thinking about buying a golf bag and we have gone into those below...

Bag Type - Put simply what kind of bag do you want? Do you want a stand bag? Or a cart model? If you are reading this guide then chances are you want a cart model, but both of these types of bag have their positives and negatives and you should think about what you think is important to your golf.

Stand bags are built for those who want to carry their clubs around the golf course which means factors like comfort and weight are very important. Stand bags also have to offer waterproofing as well as strength and robustness. The two negatives most associated with stand bags are they require more effort to use, and they usually don't offer as much storage as cart bags.

However, that being said there are several stand bags above that can also be used on golf carts as well so maybe that is a way of killing two birds with one stone.

Cart bags are for those who want to use golf carts on the golf course. If this is you, then you'll likely want a stable model that is not only easy to lift and move around, but also one that sits firmly on your cart. One big advantage we have found is that cart bags also tend to offer ample storage for accessories, apparel, valuables and all the other golf paraphernalia you might need during the round.

The main negative is they are just bulkier and have to be taken off the cart before and after the round, whereas stand bags offer a bit more freedom.

Storage - Storage is important in golf these days because a good golf bag has to offer pockets for lots of different things as we mentioned above. Cart bags tend to have larger pockets because they are just that, larger. They also require less effort to use too which means players are able to carry more stuff with them if needed.

Stand bags on the other hand usually have enough to house the essentials.

However there are also golf bags out there that keep the game simple with only a few pockets so have a think about how much gear you want to take onto the golf course, and pick a bag accordingly.

Waterproofing - If you live or golf somewhere that gets a lot of rain then this is a no-brainer really, get a bag that offers protection from the rain. Whereas if you don't, then this factor won't be as important. We should acknowledge that some models above are better than others in this regard because they have been designed as such.

Weight - Across all types of bag, weight is important. Stand bags obviously have to be lightweight because players will be carrying them on their backs and shoulders all day, whilst cart bags should also have a degree of lightness too so they are easy to manoeuvre on the golf course, and from the car to the cart itself.

Thankfully most brands these days make lightweight models across their ranges because not many players want to use a heavy bag.

Looks - How do you want your golf bag to look? Whether it be a stand or cart model, brands try their best to create design aesthetics that stand out, or blend in on the golf course. Therefore have a think about which models you like the look of, or if some bags have different color schemes.

Budget - Our final factor to consider is of course price. There are golf bags at every single price point so if you want to go for a premium cart model you can, or if you want a cheap stand bag you can also do that too.

Why should I purchase a cart bag?

A cart bag is a fantastic way of storing all your important necessities like apparel, golf balls, tees and clubs. What's more, it provides more storage space than a stand bag and doesn't take up as much room as a Tour bag. 

How many slots should a golf bag have?

This question is all about personal preference. Some individuals will go for a bag that has 14 dividers, whilst some will go for bags that have four or five. There are many different opinions surrounding the number of dividers, but it is all up to your preferences and comfort.