Which are the best golf travel bags? If you’re flying with golf clubs, a good golf travel bag is a critical piece of equipment to protect your clubs and make them easy to transport on your next golf break.
Travelling with your beloved (and expensive) golf clubs is not without risk. There is always a small chance golf equipment can be lost or damaged by air travel companies, especially if they don’t have the correct labelling and protection.
A well-made golf travel bag can ease those fears a great deal and the likes of TaylorMade, Callaway, J Lindeberg, Puma and Benross are just some of the big brands who make excellent options.
A good measure of the strength of a material is the denier rating (D). Anything above 1,000 puts it in the elite level when it comes to toughness, making it ideal for protecting your precious gear. And the beauty of a golf travel bag is that they’re large enough for you to fit plenty of clothes, shoes and accessories in, too.
Of course, if you’re in the market for a golf travel bag then you’re probably in the market for a golf break, and we can help with that, too. Head over to our Golf World Top 100 homepage to find our rankings of the best golf resorts in Great Britain and Ireland, Continental Europe and the World. We’ve also got guides to the places you have to play in the USA, along with guides to the must-play courses in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
If that’s not enough then our superb Golf Escapes guide brings you loads of ideas for your next golf getaway.
And if you are looking for other golf equipment that makes transporting your clubs easy then check out our features on the best golf luggage, golf cart bags, stand bags, push trolleys, electric trolleys and golf accessories.
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But here is our selection of the best Golf Travel Bags and Covers…
Best Golf Travel Bags
There’s a full wraparound zip for easy access, 360° top and side padding for maximum protection, interior straps to keep your golf bag stabilised during travel, smooth-rolling in-line skate wheels, and a skid-resistant PVC base for added durability.
It’s 54″x15″x14″ so will fit most golf bags comfortably.
The TaylorMade branding is subtle, giving this golf travel bag a classy and understated look.
|Dimensions||54" x 15" x 14"|
The level of protection is excellent, and additional storage comes in the form of two internal zippered pouches and an external valuables pocket
|Dimensions||51" x 15" x 18.5"|
There’s plenty of padding to keep your clubs well protected during travel and it’s easy to maneuver thanks to six multi-directional wheels.
There’s lots of space inside, enough to fit one cart bag or two carry bags.
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Constructed from robust nylon and vinyl with a reinforced polypropylene base, this travel case offers your clubs all the protection they could need.
It’s big enough to house tour bags and trolley bags, and quickly folds to just 15″ for easy storage when not in use.
Four wheels make it easy to maneuver fully upright or tilted, while six handles make it easy to lift and wheel around.
A hugely functional golf travel bag that does everything you need with a 1200D rating that means it’s super sturdy.
The size will cope with all stand and carts bags with reinforced compression straps adding another level of security.
The polyester fabric is rated 1200D so just about as tough as they come and it is packed with extra pockets so you can pack a lot more than just your clubs.
The clubheads are protected with some extra padding and the skid plate and rails will help ensure this travel bag lasts a lifetime.
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It has a number of features that make it stand out but the six-wheel base, which easily converts into a carry case, is perhaps the stand-out.
The majority of the bag is constructed with super-strong nylon and even the biggest cart bag will fit easily into it.
Despite the bulk and stability, it is incredibly easy to manoeuvre. Five handles are incorporated and plenty of extra pockets for handy storage.
It is well-padded and covers all the basic requirements. Also includes a large array of storage options that could be used for clothes.
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The larger-than-average wheels are designed with maneuverability in mind and the bag is constructed using durable heather so solid and will cope with evening the most exuberant baggage handler.
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It is constructed with 1680D polyester so as durable as they come and your clubheads get plenty of protection from thick foam padding.
There is a reinforced base and two extra straps to secure your bag in place.
You also get two internal and external pockets so plenty of options when it comes to maximising its use.
It also has a pretty heavy-duty base so no stability issues and sizeable compartments have been incorporated that are big enough to accommodate your shoes.
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The polyester outer layer is also stronger than it looks and once your clubs are safely tucked inside, you quickly realise how well it has been designed.
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Immediately the large handles jump out at you and when you add in the Ezi-Glide wheels, you have a bag that is easy to lift or drag.
Strengthened polyester on the outside and 20mm inner padding will give you peace of mind that your clubs will all arrive in one piece.
The polycarbonate construction would survive a major impact and, crucially, it is large enough to accommodate trolley bags up to 10 inches in diameter.
Won’t be for everyone because it can’t be folded down and at 6.7 kilos, it eats into your weight allowance.
Made from a synthetic rubber compound so strong and almost impossible to cut.
Your eyes are also drawn to the giant pockets either side of the main compartment and they come on top of a specialist shoe pocket so you are never going to be short of storage space.
It also compares favourably in terms of price, as do most Ram products.
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Woodworm is not the most famous golf brand but you get the benefit if paying for the product and not the name.
This is an excellent value-for-money option with a sturdy moulded hard casing at the base and a shell with copious amounts of high-density foam. Your clubs will enjoy the ride.
Toughened nylon is a great start and it can also accommodate drivers up to 49 inches long so bigger than the average golf travel bag.
There is vast amounts of space for extras and the specially designed shoe pocket is most welcome.
It is padded from top to bottom and although it is not the biggest, will more than do the job for 95% of golfers.
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