Best Ping Golf Bags

Our favourite Ping Golf Bags right now; Stand, Carry, Cart and Tour

Best Ping Golf Bags

Best Ping Golf Bags

Ping has been at the forefront of golf equipment technology and innovation since the 1960s and the company has produced countless benchmark-setting products across the spectrum of golf equipment.

Not only does the brand make some outstanding golf clubs, but also some of the best golf bags on the market too.

The golf bag is an essential item of equipment and finding the right one could help you make the difference when it comes to organising 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 energies to what’s important: playing the best possible game you can.

Ping offers an impressive range of golf bags engineered to suit differing on-course requirements. Whether you prefer to carry or take a cart, here below we consider the best Ping golf bags.

If Ping 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 Sun Mountain golf bags, or the best Callaway golf bags.

Best Ping Golf Bags

Stand Bags

Ping Hoofer Lite Stand Bag

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Reasons to buy
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Properly lightweight
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Comfortable, well fitting straps
Reasons to avoid
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Beverage pocket is on the small side

As soon as you pick up the Ping Hoofer Lite bag, it becomes apparent just how light it is, even when filled with a full set of clubs and accessories.

Something that weighs heavily on your shoulders for hours at a time can seriously impact performance by the end of a round, even if you might think it doesn’t, and the Hoofer Lite does a lot to take this issue away and allow you to focus on the golf.

From start to finish, carrying the Ping Hoofer Lite is a pleasant experience, made all the better by two comfortable and well-fitting straps.

Despite having just four sections for clubs, there is ample space for them to occupy without any getting stuck going in or coming out.

The storage is solid, but this is probably the area where this bag is weakest.

There is a big pocket down the side which easily fits a full set of waterproofs with space to spare, but the beverage pocket and golf ball pocket were lacking somewhat in space.

However, these are minor concessions in a bag designed to be lightweight and easy to use. Pop in as many golf clubs as are legally allowed and a few necessary accessories in this bag and it's an ideal, lightweight companion.

Ping Hoofer Craz-E Lite Stand Bag

Ping Hoofer Craz-E Lite Stand Bag

Reasons to buy
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Super lightweight
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Extremely comfy to carry
Reasons to avoid
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Lightness means it’s inevitably less robust than some stand bags

The Hoofer has become an iconic moniker within the stand bag market.

This latest incarnation is Ping’s lightest Hoofer bag to date, weighing in at an incredible 1.4kg.

Versatility is the key with this bag – If you want it to stay super light and go minimal with just your sticks and a few balls – it’s tough to beat.

But, with seven pockets, there’s plenty of space for equipment if you need to take more, or if the conditions are uncertain.

There’s a sizeable apparel pocket that we felt in testing you could easily fit full waterproofs in. And, with a seam sealed valuables pocket and water bottle pocket, most eventualities are covered.

The Hoofer Craz-E Lite certainly nice and compact. In fact, it’s an extremely sleek bag that you’ll find very easy to sling into the boot of a car, a locker or a flight bag.

It’s a nice looking stand bag with a streamlined and unfussy styling – One that suggests you mean business on the links!

Overall there’s little to fault in one of the best golf stand bags and best lightweight golf bags money can buy.

Ping Hoofer Stand Bag


Ping Hoofer Stand Bag

Reasons to buy
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Well sized, not too big or small for a stand bag
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Premium materials and build quality
Reasons to avoid
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Not waterproof

If the Hoofer Lite looks a little bit too small for you, the Hoofer stand bag is the ideal next step up solution.

The current model is a hugely versatile stand bag and we’re impressed by the redesign. Storage is provided by no fewer than 11 pockets and you’ll find there’s plenty of room for all your equipment.

The bag offers comfortable carrying owing to the adjustable shoulder pads, but it also sits well on a trolley and a cart – particularly given the new cart strap channel to keep pockets accessible.

The redesigned 5-way top offers good club separation and protection while a range of other features provide good equipment solutions – magnetic pockets for easy access plus an easy to reach water bottle pocket.

Available in four colours, the Ping Hoofer continues to set a standard in the crossover carry/stand bag sector.

Ping Hoofer Monsoon Stand Bag

Ping Hoofer Monsoon Stand Bag

Reasons to buy
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Exemplary waterproof protection
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Easy to adjust and supportive strap
Reasons to avoid
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Not as lightweight as some stand bags

The Ping Hoofer Monsoon stand bag is the final offering in the excellent Hoofer family and is ideal if you want a bag that will protect your belongings in, well, monsoons.

Of course you won't be playing in conditions quite as wet as that, but the waterproof material and seam-sealed zippers that make up the Hoofer Monsoon are designed to keep water out and valuables dry.

It does this to an exemplary standard and it's also a fantastic bag to use when the weather gods are smiling.

The zippers are also designed in a way that they can be opened with little resistance with just one hand - a clever design that makes this bag very easy to use.

It has the same 5-way top and two full-length dividers of the standard Hoofer stand bag as well as having the same well placed grab handle at the top that makes transportation easy too.

If you are a fair weather golfer only, there isn't anything on offer here that the standard Hoofer doesn't also offer.

However, if you play all year round - or simply don't trust the weather - the Hoofer Monsoon provides the peace of mind and practicality of one of the best waterproof stand bags on the market right now.

Cart Bags

Ping DLX Cart Bag


Ping DLX Cart Bag

Reasons to buy
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Serious storage with 15 pockets
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Cool, Tour-inspired look
Reasons to avoid
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Not too easy to carry if it’s needed

The Ping DLX Cart Bag is a heavy-duty offering. It’s extremely durable and hard-wearing and will protect your kit on course and in transit.

The generous 15-way top keeps clubs well spaced out, easy to see and to select, minimising on-course hassle and stress.

The bag sits solidly on a trolley or cart and all 15 of the pockets are forward facing and easily accessible – the cart strap channel means this remains the case even with the bag secured to a cart.

Those pockets are ample and there’s a clearly defined space for all items of equipment. The magnetic, quick-access pocket is ideal for a range finder while the cooler pocket can be zipped off if necessary.

A useful feature is the shoe pouch on the underside of the bag – take street shoes with you when you play or keep your golf shoes in there when travelling.

Solid and highly functional, this is a no-nonsense, performance cart bag.

Ping Tour Staff Bag


Ping Tour Staff Bag

Reasons to buy
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Durable and well made
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Superb storage
Reasons to avoid
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Quite heavy

There’s a reason why the top professionals choose a Tour-style bag; It offers the ultimate in storage and protection for your equipment.

This Staff Bag is functional, durable and stylish. With sizeable 6-way top, clubs have acres of space and shafts and heads are well protected.

Storage comes in nine roomy pockets with two full size apparel pockets delivering enough space for you to take half your wardrobe out on course.

It’s stable on its base but it will sit nicely on a trolley too. If carrying, the single padded strap offers a good level of comfort while the integrated grab handles make the bag pretty easy to shift around.

Ping Pioneer Monsoon Cart Bag


Ping Pioneer Monsoon Trolley Bag

Reasons to buy
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Excellent performance in wet conditions
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Plenty of storage
Reasons to avoid
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Only needed if you play in all weather conditions

The Ping Pioneer Monsoon Cart Bag offers superb protection from the elements. With a water repellent construction, eight seam sealed pockets and a pair of ventilated mesh-slip pockets, it’s a great option for those who play in all weathers. So much so it is one of the best waterproof golf bags we have tested.

A key feature of a good cart bag is accessibility and the Pioneer Monsoon delivers on this front. A cart-strap channel makes fitting the bag to a cart extremely simple as well as allowing for access to all pockets at all times.

A 15-way top divider keeps clubs protected and easily accessible and a large putter well allows for oversized grips.

The bag comes in four striking colours which will help you stand out on the fairways.

It’s sturdy, practical and will provide sufficient, waterproof storage for golfers wishing to take a selection of equipment options out on course.

Pencil Bags

Ping Moonlite Carry Bag

Ping Moonlite Carry Bag

Ping Moonlite Carry Bag

Reasons to buy
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Clever stand-up strap
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Super light at just over 1kg
Reasons to avoid
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No stand to keep base off the ground

The lightest of the Ping golf bags, and one of the best golf pencil bags out there, the Moonlite is ideal if you’re zipping out for a quick nine holes, or an evening round. But it offers sufficient functionality to be a little more than just a secondary pencil bag.

There are six pockets, including a water bottle pocket and the 4-way rigid top provides easily enough room for 14 clubs.

We’re a big fan of the standing strap. It sits in a rigid position ready to go meaning you don’t have to bend right down to pick the bag up. The dual straps can be easily converted into a single strap.

This is a pretty versatile carry bag – either go minimally with a half set for reduced weight or, pack up and prepare for a longer day on the links.

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 - What kind of bag do you want? Stand bag? Cart model? Pencil bag? All 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.

Pencil bags are obviously very light and perfect for quick rounds but obviously limited in terms of storage. 

Storage - Speaking of storage, it is important 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 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.

We hope you enjoyed this look at some of the best Ping golf bags on the market. 

Dan Parker
Dan Parker

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 


Dan is currently playing: 


Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix