The beauty of golf is that not every golfer plays the same — many golfers favor different clubs, and some don’t even use all of the clubs in their bag. While some players obsess over finding a perfect driver, Phil Mickelson, widely considered one of the greats, will routinely ditch the driver entirely at some of the biggest tournaments.
That’s why it’s worth finding the right bag for your style of play. There’s a good deal of variation in the number of slots a stand bag will have, so it’s easy to ensure you’re not wasting space on clubs you don’t use. Likewise, you don’t want to try to cram 14 clubs into one slot. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up several stand bags with varying amounts of slots and storage.
Featured on this list is a minimalist, lightweight stand bag. Or, you can get a cart bag that has a ton of pockets (including an insulated drink pouch). Check out the best golf stand bags on Amazon below.
1. TaylorMade Golf Stand Golf Bag 5.0
For a traditional stand bag from one of the top golf brands, it’s hard to beat this option from Taylormade. The top has 4 compartments for organizing clubs, and there are plenty of pockets for storing essentials. It has cleverly designed backpack-style straps for carrying.
Pros: Plenty of pockets, well-designed and comfortable carrying straps.
Cons: Not that many slots for keeping clubs separate.
2. Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight Stand Bag
This club from Cobra comes in several colorways, and the 5-way top makes it easy to stay organized with the most commonly used clubs. There are side pockets for storing apparel like jackets, and there’s also an insulated beverage pocket. The padded shoulder straps are lightweight and make it easier to carry the bag.
Pros: Lightweight, 4.5-pound bag that doesn’t sacrifice storage space. Insulated beverage pocket.
Cons: Doesn’t come with a rain cover. Large “COBRA” branding on side of the bag.
3. Orlimar Pitch & Putt Golf Bag
If you prefer to keep it simple, this golf stand bag features two club compartments separated by a divider. There’s a single shoulder strap, two kickstand legs, and a small accessory pocket. It’s an affordable option that comes in a range of different colors.
Pros: Affordable, lightweight, easy to carry.
Cons: Accessory pocket is small.
4. Founders Club Premium Cart Bag
If you’re looking for a cart bag instead, this large bag from Founders Club will carry everything you could need and then some. It has 14 rubberized slots to keep your clubs safe, plus ample pockets for jackets, valuables, and even an insulated pouch for drinks. It’s available in black with different accent colors.
Pros: Lots of storage, and various handles and straps for comfortable carrying.
Cons: No designated putter slot. Bag is tall, so it can be hard to pull the clubs out.
5. Datrek Bag Boy Golf Stand Bag
If keeping all of your clubs close by is important to you, then this bag from Datrek is a good option. It has a 14-way organizer top, allowing you to have individual slots for all of your clubs. Plus, the padded pockets also provide protection for your clubs. There are six zippered pockets on the outside, offering ample storage for your essentials.
Pros: 14-way organizer top for keeping clubs separate. 6 pockets. Cushioned padding at the hip for more comfortable carrying.
Cons: No insulated drink pocket.
6. Tangkula Golf Stand Bag
This affordable bag from Tangkula has six top dividers for organizing your clubs. There are seven outer pockets of varying sizes for storing your gear, including an insulated cooler pocket for food and drinks. The backpack-style shoulder straps make it easier to carry. Several colorways are available.
Pros: Plenty of outer pockets, including an insulated beverage pocket. Ergonomic backpack style straps.
Cons: Pockets are plentiful but somewhat small.
7. Club Champ Deluxe Stand Golf Bag
This bag from Club Champ has two different straps to accommodate different carrying positions, and the side of the bag has padding to make the bag more comfortable on the hip. The top has a 7-way padded organizer for clubs, and there are five pockets including a cooler pocket. Other outside organizers include holders for gloves, towels and umbrellas.
Pros: Five pockets including an insulated pocket. Outside clips for gloves, towels and umbrellas.
Cons: The stand can be finicky.