3 Best Golf Bags For The Money (Carry & Cart): 2021 Updated

I’ve tried a lot of different golf bags over the years and a lot of them have really good and really bad features. This post will talk about the 3 best golf bags that I’ve come across so you can pick the highest quality bag possible, and I’ll also talk about the cheapest place to pick each of them up.

When we were trying out all the bags we ranked them all based on how comfortable they were to carry around the course, how durable they were, and also how much they cost. We’ll be talking about both carry and cart bags.

That being said, here are the best golf bags of 2021:

Continue reading for my full review of each and info on where to get them for the best price.

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#3: Sun Mountain 14-Way Stand Bag

This is my favorite golf stand bag by far since it’s lightweight, durable, holds all my gear, and can also be used on pushcarts. A lot of these stand bags won’t really work on a golf cart, which is frustrating, but this one will work fairly well. It’s not perfect but it’s far better than most of the others.

It’s got a middle of the range price tag but it’s something that’ll last for many seasons to come (or your entire weekend golf career) if you take care of it. A lot of bags have issues with the zippers coming apart but everything has held up nicely on this one.

It’s probably the most comfortable bag to carry (in my opinion) and if you’re able to pay a little extra for this bag, I think you’ll be pretty happy. Comfort is super important to me and if you’ve ever carried a bag while walking the course, I think you’d agree.

Let’s talk some PROS:

  • It comes in 6 different color combos.
  • Pretty much all aspects of the bag are high quality.
  • It’s comfortable to carry.
  • It can be used as either a carry or cart bag (big plus).

The CONS:

  • The rain hood fits fairly tight so it’s a bit tough getting your clubs in and taking them out.
  • The clubs do clank against each other when you walk (since there are 14-way dividers).

Overall, if you want a high-quality stand bag that can also be used on carts, this will be perfect for you.

Here’s a demo video:

Sun Mountain 2017 4.5 LS Golf Stand Bag

#2: Callaway Org 14 Cart Bag

This is my second favorite golf cart bag because it’s a really well thought out bag and they’ve really improved it from the older Callaway models. I use a cart bag myself because I’m either using an electric or pushcart 90% of the time.

It’s got plenty of storage and a lot of convenient pockets (for your phone, wallet, and glove) and it has its own putter pocket (which I really liked). Everything seems to be really well made and my clubs didn’t seem to get caught up in the bottom of the bag.

It’s the most expensive of the three bags (one of the reasons it’s ranked #2) but for the most part, it’s a really solid bag that I’d highly recommend. It should last you a long time if you actually take care of it.

The PROS:

  • It has plenty of pockets for all your stuff (11 total).
  • It has a magnetic rangefinder pocket.
  • It has 2 cooler pockets.
  • It’s light and easy to carry.

Now the CONS:

  • It’s a fairly expensive bag (still the middle of the range though).
  • The clubs don’t slide in and out as smoothly as my #1 pick.
  • I haven’t had any issues but the zippers don’t seem as high quality as my #1 pick.

Overall, one of the better thought out and quality bags on the market. 

Here’s a demo video:

Callaway ORG 14 Cart Bag

#1: Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag

This is my favorite golf bag by far (never used Sun Mountain bags before) since everything seemed to be as close to perfect as you could get. It had plenty of room for all my stuff, it was pretty light, and the quality was top-notch.

It’s the best looking bag on the market (in my opinion) and the quality is just as good as most of the higher-end bags out there (that are double the price). The same was the case for the Sun Mountain carry bag.

It’s middle of the range in terms of price (a bit cheaper than the Callaway) but is well worth it because it’ll pretty much last forever (as long as you take care of it). The material it’s made from is tough and stain-resistant, which should keep it looking new for a long time.

The PROS:

  • The clubs are smooth to take out and put in.
  • The materials and zippers are well built.
  • It has convenient pickets for every piece of gear.

The CONS:

  • It’s not the lightest bag out there (it won’t matter on a cart).
  • The velcro glove holder didn’t work the greatest after a while (not a huge deal).

Overall, definitely the best cart bag currently on the market (at the time of writing this) and would highly recommend it.

Here’s a demo video:

Sun Mountain 2018 C-130 Cart Bag

Final Thoughts

If you’re in the market for a new golf bag, these 3 will be great options. They’re all built really well, are comfortable to lug around, and the price is right.

If you sometimes walk the course (carry) and sometimes cart the course, go with the Sun Mountain 14-Way. If you only cart the course (pull or power), go with the Callaway or C-130.

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Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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