Ahh I remember that first golf travel bag I purchased. It was navy blue. And cheap. Little to no padding, a single pocket for shoes, and was a complete pain to drag through the airport since there was no structure to the bag whatsoever. Oh, and it didn’t take long for the airlines to shred it to pieces. We’re going to save everyone some time and not include that bag on our list – let’s just keep it to bags you should actually consider.

For those on our list, we don’t just sit around the house and stare at them. We pack them up and hit the road. Any excuse for more golf!

For each travel bag tested, we break down the scoring into three categories: design and construction, travel impressions, and cost/value. Bags these days provide so much more than days past, and a good bag is worth it’s weight in gold. No way I’m going to risk letting the airlines damage my new woods!

Below we compare the top-level specs for each golf travel bag.

Table 1. Golf Travel Bag Specifications

Golf Travel Bag Exterior Dimensions Weight
Bag Boy T-2000 Soft TBD 8.5
Caddy Daddy Constrictor 2 Soft 50″ x 13″ x 15″ 9.0
Club Glove Last Bag Soft 51″ x 19″ x 16″ 10.5
Nike Golf Travel Cover Soft 52″ x 15″ x 17″ 10.2
OGIO Mammoth Soft 50″ x 15″ x 15″ 17.0
Samsonite Hardside Hard 54″ x 16″ x 12″ 15.0
Samsonite Spinner Soft 53″ x 16″ x 11″ 10.0
SKB Deluxe Hard 48″ x 14″ x 11″ 15.0
Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian Soft 52″ x 14″ x 12″ 13.0
Sun Mountain ClubGlider Tour Series Soft 52″ x 14″ x 14″ 13.5
Tour Trek GTS Hardcase Hard 52″ x 15″ x 14″ 16.0