You are going on vacation or travelling for business, but you want to enjoy your time there and hit some balls, get to know some golf courses, play with your friends and/or your family. How do you pack your golf clubs? Luckily there’s not only luggage for your clothes and personal items, but for your golf clubs and equipment as well. We’ll show you what you should be looking for in a Golf Travel Bag, and the features you should prioritize before you choose how to pack your golf equipment. We’ll also give you a few points on different features and then you can decide for yourself which is best for you among the golf travel bags we’ll display.
Easy and simple. Just the way we like it.
A few options you may want to consider when shopping for your golf travel bag:
- soft or hard case
1. CaddyDaddy Golf Constrictor 2 Travel Cover
- 1 Year Full Bag Replacement Warranty – covers any damage to the bag caused by airlines
- Heavily Padded on Top to Protect Club Heads
- Durable 1800D Nylon Construction
- In-Line Skate Wheels for Easy Rolling
- Heavy-Duty Curb Rails
- Riveted Handles for Added Strength
The Constrictor II Travel Cover features: Top of the Line 1800D Fabric Construction (3 x the Thickness of 600D Fabric), Unmatched 1 Year Full Bag Replacement Warranty, 2 Oversized Pockets for Shoes and Extra Gear, 2 Fully Adjustable External and 1 Internal Cinch Strap to Keep Bag and Clubs from Moving During Travel, Lockable Zippers (optional TSA locks not included), Easy-Rolling Inline Skate Wheels and Luggage Tag. All CaddyDaddy Travel Bags are covered by an industry-leading 1 year full replacement warranty. Most other travel bag companies have limited warranties that only cover manufacturer defects. CaddyDaddy’s full replacement guarantee covers any damage to the purchased product, even if the damage is caused by the airlines. If you need assistance, we’re here to help. The Constrictor II continues to be one of the best values in golf.
- accommodates all bags up to 10” cart bags
- Best-in-class 1800 denier construction
- Heavy-duty lockable zippers on main opening and side pockets
- 2 large side pockets with lockable zippers (TSA locks not included)
- Heavily padded top to protect club heads
- Easy-rolling inline skate wheels
- External and internal cinch straps to keep clubs secure
- Collapsible for easy storage
- Molded luggage tag and business card window
- Approximately 13” x 50” x 15” inches – bag weight is approximately 9 pounds.
From the manufacturer:
The redesigned Constrictor Travel Cover features: 1800d fabric, easy rolling in-line skate wheels, heavy duty curb rails, 2 large shoe pockets for extra gear and compression straps to keep clubs secure.
A. Brad Komyshyn – 5.0 out of 5 stars – Worked perfectly! September 16, 2018 – Color: Black/Navy – Verified Purchase
“Used this for a trip with my new clubs and was really happy when they made it there and back without a scratch on the clubs or the bag. Can’t wait to take more trips.”
B. Lana – 5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Padding & very roomy – June 22, 2014
“Excellent padding. Flew from one end of Canada to the other. Loved how there was enough room to put my clubs, my golf shoes, shirts, pants, skirt and probably could have fit everything I needed on the trip had I not gone shopping. I still took the precaution and wrapped my clubs individually with a plastic bag, then a piece of cloth/clothing/towel with a solid rubber band and placed bags of clothes in between the clubs.”
“When you don’t do this in general, no matter how awesome the bag is, you’ll end up with what my friend had – the irons made dents underneath the woods when they shifted in flight in a different company’s bag – I believe he paid the same amount I did. Was debating whether I should have gone with a solid golf travel bag but this one did just fine to protect my investment.”
- easy to store
- easy to carry
2. For mini-course training: K-Cliffs Driving
Range mini course training practice golf bag
- Newly-improved shoulder strap with shoulder pad, avoids metal buckle digging into the shoulder.
- Improved zipper direction, increased to two side pockets and increased T-slots size on glove pocket. Holds 6-7 clubs, including driver.
- Detachable shoulder strap, accessory zipper pocket with T-
- Fully padded rigid body with a detachable plastic tube.
- Lightweight, water-resistant material, with a padded handle and a soft, foldable opening.
Jajonesey 5.0 out of 5 stars – These carry bags ROCK – Makes traveling w/ clubs a breeze – May 25, 2016 – Published on Amazon.com – Verified Purchase
“So, we’re able to put 5-6 clubs in each bag. Usually driver, 5 hybrid, 7 iron, PW/SW, and putter. The petite size makes it sooooo much easier to transport clubs… in airports, trains, cars, you name it. Because of club length, we still have to check them, but trust me, if we could get away with carrying them on, we totally would. Only down side (and it’s not a product flaw), is that the airlines charge for excess baggage, so we end up consolidating these two tiny bags into one larger bag. But we play on vacation much more frequently because we’re not carrying around a massive set of clubs. Thanks K-Cliffs!!!”
3. SKB Deluxe Standard ATA Travel Case
A+ on protection
- Deluxe golf travel case for taking your golf game on the road
- Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene construction
- Keeps your clubs secure when going through TSA inspection process
- Internal dimensions measure 49 by 16 inches; accommodates most popular golf bags; works with 48-inch drivers
- Dirt, dust and moisture-resistant; million-mile guarantee
Dreaming of that next extravagant golf outing? Planning a flight across the country, or maybe the world, for that once in a lifetime playing experience? If so, you’re going to need to travel with your clubs. Keep your clubs safe and secure during travel with the SKB Cases to travel with your clubs. Keep your clubs safe and secure during travel with the SKB Cases ATA Deluxe Standard Golf Bag Travel Case. Constructed with ultra high molecular-weight polyethylene hard plastic, this case is built to keep your bags and clubs safe and secure.
Contoured to hold cart bags, carry bags and drivers up to 48 inches long, this case is versatile enough to meet your golf bag needs. Thanks to the Perfect Match valence bending system and TSA Locking System, this case is made to make travelling through TSA checkpoints easier than ever. Leave your worries at home and keep your clubs safe and secure on the road with this durable travel case.
From the manufacturer:
Representing the latest in SKB quality and innovation, the SKB ATA deluxe golf travel case is ideal for golfers who frequently take their game on the road. The case is molded from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene–the same material required by the U.S. military for cases and containers–helping keep your clubs secure whether going through the TSA inspection process or getting tossed around by baggage handlers. And thanks to the patent-pending industrial-strength latches and TSA locking system, you can apply TSA-approved locks for safe and secure travel. Other details include a Perfect-Match valance bending system; a dirt-, dust- and moisture-resistant housing; and SKB’s unparalleled million-mile guarantee and $1,500 club coverage.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard case protection doesn’t get better – October 11, 2018 – Verified Purchase
“The 14” Deluxe model is a perfect fit for my stand bag, anything bigger than that will need the 16” Staff model. It really doesn’t get better for hard case protection…I have mine loaded up with extra gear inside (a few dozen balls, shoes, etc) and was able to keep it under 23 kg for the plane. Checked in as a regular suitcase…Love it…”
A little tip from us: the SKB Deluxe Standard ATA Travel Case weights 18 pounds (8.16kg), so add that on top of your golf club (and everything else) weight if you’re flying, as most airlines have a 40-50 pound weight limit.
4. Samsonite Golf Hard-Sided Travel Cover Case
- Super strong and very light ABS shell provides durability and good looks
- Holds longer 48-Inch clubs and 10.5-Inch bags
- Four multi-directional spinner wheels allow bag to glide effortlessly
- Internal compression straps to hold golf bag securely
- Padded, quilted interior with extra foam cushioning for better protection of club heads
From the manufacturer
Travel the world worry-free with the Samsonite Hard-Sided Golf Travel Case. This lightweight hard-sided travel case boasts a durable, solid ABS Shell which shields your golf bag and clubs from the wear-and-tear of air travel. Measuring 54″ L x 12″ H x 16″ W, this travel case can accommodate larger 10.5″ top golf bags with longer, 48″ clubs. The hard-sided travel case features a padded quilted interior with extra foam cushioning on top to protect club heads and the internal compression straps secure the golf bag. Designed to make travel a breeze with 4 multi-directional spinner wheels and 2 in-line skate wheels, allowing the case to be pushed or pulled.
Features / Benefits:
- The lightweight / durable solid ABS Shell shields your golf bag and clubs from the rigours of air travel
- Features a padded quilted interior with extra foam cushioning on top to protect club heads
- 4 multi-directional spinner wheels and 2 in-line skate wheels allows the case to be pushed or pulled
- Internal compression straps secure the golf bag inside the case
- Accommodates larger 10.5″ top golf bags with longer, 48″ clubs
5.0 out of 5 stars – “Perfect.” – February 24, 2019 Color: Silver – Verified Purchase
“Very good design and quality.”
B. Dave M. 4.0 out of 5 stars “Great looking travel case” – October 1, 2018 – Color: Silver – Verified Purchase
“I have yet to use this for travel, but it is sturdy and well made. The extra wheels make it easier to maneuver and it is big enough to hold more than my clubs. Looking forward to using it for trips, and so far I would recommend it based on what I’ve seen.”
5. Izzo Golf #A56028 Padded Travel Cover
- The padded soft case protects your clubs in transit
- Durable vinyl base provides added protection
- Padded carry strap for added comfort
Grab, go, golf! The Izzo Golf Padded Travel Cover is just what you’ve been searching for to get the perfect travel companion without the stress of leaving clubs behind or worrying about scratching them.
It’s ready for the action and can easily support your basic transportation needs without all the wear and tear other travel covers can easily get! The padded soft case protects your clubs in transit, so never worry about unwanted marks or dirt again! Plus, the lightweight Izzo Golf Padded Travel Cover comes with a durable vinyl base that adds extra protection without all the unwanted extra weight. It’s only two pounds you’ll have to carry to get to your desired destination.
Worried about shoulder soreness? Our Golf Padded Travel Cover has additional pad protection on the straps to provide you with some bonus comfort while you’re lugging your clubs around the course. Our straps are made perfect for carrying. It expands to 50” and collapses to 7.5”, so it’s easy and convenient to store when you’re done using it for the golf season!
The Padded Golf Travel Cover is the perfect size for an entire set of golf clubs, so never regret leaving some clubs at home while you’re on the course again. Plus, whether you’re headed to practice, the range or the course, our Golf Padded Travel Cover includes a business card holder for identification.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Very pleased and everything I expected – April 18, 2018 – Verified Purchase
“Used this bag on a trip out east. Very pleased and everything I expected! It is a soft shell bag so you may want to properly package/brace your club heads. Very pleased with this product!”
Amazon Customer – 5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars – October 20, 2017 – Verified Purchase
“It is the perfect size for our requirements and very well made.”
6. Sun Mountain 2018 Clubglider Meridian Golf Travel Cover (black)
The original ClubGlider, Sun Mountain Sports Meridian has dense foam padding through the top of the travel bag to protect your golf clubs during the rigours of travel. The Meridian holds one stand or cart bag. Leg mechanism is extended and retracted in one easy motion. No more kneeling on the ground to load or unload your golf bag. Heavy-duty two-way zippers run the full length of the bag for easy loading. Pivoting caster wheels provide superior maneuverability.
The bag features high-impact roller blade wheels with heat-treated axles for durability. Legs retract into the molded tray for travel. Folds for storage. Vinyl-reinforced in wear areas. Holds a single stand or cart bag. There are a lot of pros for this one, and the only potential complaint is a higher price than the usual travel bag. It’s a 4-wheeled, reliable bag and provides the best protection compared to other travel bags. If you’ve invested a lot already in your golf gear, you might want to consider this one to help keep your equipment safe.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Game Changer! – July 5, 2016 – Verified Purchase
“The pullout wheels are a game changer. It couldn’t make navigating an airport easier and it essentially frees up an arm as well as makes pulling the bag effortless as you don’t have to carry any weight. Add the straight arm to it and it is perfect.”
7. Amazon Basics Soft-Sided Golf Travel Bag
Yes, Amazon is the manufacturer of this bag. They are everywhere nowadays. They offer a waterproof, soft-sided and durable nylon golf travel bag with multiple zippered compartments for storing extra gear. Weight is approximately 8.5 pounds, and the bag measures 50 x 13 x 13 inches.
- Soft-sided golf travel bag for conveniently transporting a set of golf clubs (not included)
- Made of durable nylon fabric; reinforced stress points; stands up on its own when holding a set of clubs
- Smooth-rolling, inline skate-style wheels; heavy-duty curb rails; well-placed, riveted handles
- Compression straps keep clubs secure; heavily padded top section protects club heads
- Multiple zippered compartments for storing extra gear; measures 50x13x15 inches
Amazon’s product description:
Made of waterproof black canvas, the AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Golf Travel Bag offers an excellent option for travelling with golf clubs. The durable bag protects against outside elements, while various straps and click-together fasteners keep stored contents securely in place. With golf clubs stored inside, the golf travel bag can lay flat or stand up on its own with non-skid patches underneath helping keep it standing securely in place. Unlike rigid travel bags, the soft-sided bag offers a lighter weight and a collapsible design for compact storage when not in use.
No need to leave that lucky putter behind. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, the bag makes it easy to transport a set of golf clubs from home to hotel room and back again. An integrated ID slot with a transparent window on the outside of the bag allows for at-a-glance contact info, while two loop center handles ensure convenient lifting in and out of a trunk.
Plenty of storage
The golf travel bag offers a roomy main compartment that holds a medium size golf bag with a complete set of golf clubs (up to 50 inches long). Its full-length zipper down the middle means easy access for packing and unpacking. Even more, two zippered side pockets offer additional space for shoes, hats, sunglasses, towels, sunscreen, golf tees, and other essentials.
The golf travel bag features a comfortable pull handle and two smooth-rolling wheels, which allow for effortless transport through airports and hotel lobbies. Travel in style and with ease and confidence using the AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Golf Travel Bag.
A. M. Whitton – 5.0 out of 5 stars – Excellent travel bag – January 23, 2019 – Verified Purchase
“This travel bag is made of sturdy nylon, with good zippers, good features. A few years ago, I paid 3X as much for a name brand bag that seems almost identical to this bag. Highly recommend. The only downside was slow shipment to Canada through Amazon Canada.”
B. Tristen – 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon hit a homerun with this bag – June 3, 2018 – Verified Purchase
“This bag is by far the best value I could find in the golf club travel bag market. I have expensive clubs and am always nervous to hand them over to airport baggage handlers when I travel. But this bag put all my fears to rest. The padding is thick on all sides, (especially around the golf club heads), the zippers and handles are very sturdy, and the wheels feel like high quality roller-blade wheels. This bag will definitely provide ample protection for your clubs against whatever baggage handlers can throw at them. “
“What impressed me the most was how smooth this bag rolled across rough parking lots and airports floors on the way to my flight. It glides extremely smooth and made my last trip through the airport a breeze. In fact, I was so impressed with this bag that I compared it to other soft-sided bags at my local golf shop and this one is comparable to other bags that cost $150 or more. Do yourself a favor and provide your valuable clubs with high quality protection at an affordable price.”
C. Intervention Confidential – 5.0 out of 5 stars – Held ALL my golf equipment and clothes for a 4 day golf trip at under 50lbs! – March 25, 2018 – Verified Purchase
“Perfect for my weekend golf trips. No issues on 3 flights. Easily held a full set of irons, driver, putter, 3 wood, 3 dozen balls, 3 days worth of clothes and my shoes and was still 10lbs under the 50lb baggage threshold. Paid for itself in 1 trip!”
So here’s what we think: Amazon did a great job at manufacturing and providing this golf travel bag for the lower price point (+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime). If you are not a professional, but take your golf clubs here and there and care about protecting your equipment, this might be just the golf travel bag for you.