Today, you can get highly functional and durable golf bags that don’t weigh a ton or cost an arm and a leg. You might not get all the bells and whistles of a staff or cart bag, but you will get plenty of storage for what you need for a day on the course like golf ball pockets, insulated beverage coolers and other accessory pockets. And if you’re someone who likes to walk, that’s really all you need. You don’t need all that extra weight on your back. A lighter bag will keep you more refreshed and focused, and that will almost certainly lead to more consistent shots and better scores. Some of the top brands in golf — Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, and Ping, to name a few — all make lightweight, versatile bags designed to make walking the course easy, comfortable, and enjoyable.
Browse a wider selection of lightweight golf bags for course walking and carrying if this list doesn’t have the style you’re looking for. But keep reading below to check out some of the more popular and lightweight golf bags for walking from the top brands on the market today.
1. Callaway 2017 Hyper-Lite Zero Stand Bag
If there’s going to be a list about easy-to-carry walking bags, then the Callaway 2017 Hyper Lite Zero Stand Bag has to be near the top. Perhaps the lightest stand bag on the market at just 2.4 pounds, you get many of the useful features Callaway includes on most of its bags. The comfort-tech strap system (single or double strap available) and soft mesh hip pad make walking the course a breeze.
And when you do need to put it down to take a shot, the carbon fiber legs provide the durability and strength to hold your bag securely in place. Other features include a four-way top with two full-length dividers to keep your clubs from continually jumbling together, four zippered pockets, including a velour-lined one for valuables and a full-size drink pocket, and a rain hood. This bag is brand new and only one color is available (black/red/white). The navy bag and red bag have yet to be released, but will be soon.
- Under 2.5 pounds
- Comfortable single- or double-strap system
- Full-size drink compartment
- Full-length dividers
- Clubs might fit too tightly
- No separate spots for your driver or putter
2. Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag
The Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag combines plenty of storage in a comfortable, easy-to-carry design at a great price as it comes in at under $100. The, bag which is the 2015 model, weighs less than 5 pounds, but packs six zippered pockets so you can fit everything you need for a day on the course.
There’s a velour-lined pocket for your valuables, a beverage pocket and pockets for gear and accessories. Simple to transport from the car and on the course thanks to an integrated lift handle and a comfortable double-strap design, the Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag also features a three-way top and three full-length club dividers.
- Weighs under 5 pounds
- 6 zippered pockets, including beverage cooler
- Comfortable double strap system
- Only has 3-way top with no separate wells for a driver or putter
- Bag is the 2015 edition
3. PING Golf Men’s Hoofer Bag
The PING Golf Men’s Hoofer Bag packs a ton of functionality into a lightweight design making ideal for both course walkers and those who ride carts. At just five pounds, the bag contains 12 pockets, but still manages to keep the bulk off. There are pockets for valuables, phones, beverages, accessories (tees, balls, ball markers, etc.), and gear.
The bag’s double-strap system is made of a moisture-wicking material which keeps you cool and dry on those hot summer days. Other features include a nine-inch, five-way top with two full-length dividers to keep your clubs from jumbling, a removable rain hood, umbrella holder, and a strap channel to keep it secure and easily-accessible a cart.
Price: From $199.99; price varies depending on color and availability
- Weighs approximately 5 pounds
- Moisture-wicking shoulder pads
- 12 total pockets
- Older model of the PING Hoofer Bag
- Some users found the stand legs weren’t as durable as other bags
4. TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag
The TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag is ideal for both walkers and cart users. The soft double strap system makes carrying easy and light and includes a quick release which detaches the straps when you want it to fit securely in a cart. It packs a lot of others features into a bag that weighs just 5.5 pounds. The new Flextech Stand System has a 14-way top with full-length dividers so you’re clubs won’t clank or tangle, a rarity on a bag so light.
And there’s plenty of storage with 10 total pockets, including a large insulated beverage pocket, insulated water bottle pocket, water-resistant valuables pocket, full-length garment pocket, and pockets for balls, tees, and other accessories. To top it off, the TaylorMade Flextech Crossover includes a pen sleeve, velcro glove tab, umbrella holding sleeve, and a rain hood.
Price: From $194.98; price varies depending on color and availability
- 14-way top with full-length dividers
- Large insulated cooler pocket
- 10 total pockets, plenty of storage
- Some users felt shoulder strap harness didn’t release very quickly
- One of the more expensive bags on the list
5. Cobra 2017 Ultralite Golf Bag
There’s plenty of functionality at a low price with the Cobra 2017 Ultralite Golf Bag. Weighing in at just 4.2 pounds not only is it an easy bag for those days walking the course, but it features six total pockets (five zippered and one slip) for plenty of storage.
Pockets included are: water-resistant valuables, oversized garment, and an insulated beverage pocket which will hold a large water bottle. The 5-way top has full-length dividers to keep clubs from jumbling together and there is also a lift handle for easy transport. Check out the Cobra 2017 Megalite Bag if you’re looking for an even lighter one — it weighs just 3.5 pounds.
Price: $118.16 (7 percent off MSRP); price varies depending on color and availability
- Weighs 4.2 pounds
- Available in both stand and cart options
- Large insulated beverage pocket
- Could have trouble sliding clubs out of 5-way top
6. OGIO 2018 Shredder Stand Bag
The OGIO Golf 2018 Shredder Stand Bag is a no-frills, lightweight bag that’s available in 3 different colors. OGIO has been making golf bags for nearly four decades and is now a part of Callaway Golf.
The bag features a “Triple Triangle” suspension strap design for ultimate comfort and a 8-way Woode top to keep your clubs organized and easily accessible. There are separate wells for your drivers, woods/hybrids, and putter. As for storage, you get a total of six pockets, including a lined valuables pocket, a large garment pocket, and a water bottle sleeve. If you’re looking for highly-functional bag, check out the brand new OGIO 2018 Shredder Stand Bag.
For another brand new, lightweight bag from OGIO, check out the 2018 Press Stand Bag here.
- Separate wells for driver, woods, and putter
- Triple Triangle suspension strap system
- 6-zippered pockets, including one for beverages
- Apparel pocket might be a bit small
7. Srixon Golf Z-Four Stand Bag
Storage and comfort highlight the Srixon Golf Z-Four Stand Bag. The Comfort Suspension System on the straps, coupled with the low weight of 4.5 pounds, will make walking the course relaxed and enjoyable. And with eight pockets, in addition to scorecard and water bottle sleeves, you’ll have no problem finding a plays for your must-haves on the course — tees, balls, snacks, valuables and extra gear.
Srixon also added an 11 degree, 4-way top with a scooped front to you can reach your clubs with ease. Other useful highlights include EZ grab trunk handles, umbrella sleeve and a towel ring.
Price: From $133.44; price varies depending on color and availability
- Weighs 4.5 pounds
- Available in 8 colors
- 4-way top with scooped front for easy access to clubs
- 4-way top might cause some difficulty removing all clubs
- No separate wells for putter or driver
8. Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag 2017
Expect plenty of functionality in an extremely light and walking-friendly bag with Sun Mountain’s 2017 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag. We all know what can happen to our clubs during walks on the course — they can bang and clank together in the bag, potentially damaging them. Not with this bag as it is highlighted by a 14-way top with full-length dividers. So there a private, protected spot for each of your clubs.
Weighing 4.5 pounds, the Sun Mountain 4.5 LS also features eight pockets for plenty of storage, integrated handles for easy transport, and a dual-strap system with three-layer foam construction for extreme comfort. This bag also comes in a 4-way top. Take a look at the Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 4-Way Stand Bag here.
- Weighs 4.5 pounds
- 14-top with full-length club dividers
- Ideal for walking and cart-friendly
- A little pricey
- Limited colors
9. Datrek Golf 2018 Trekker Ultra Lite Stand Bag
Light, versatile, functional and reasonably priced — all you need in a golf bag. Datrek Golf’s 2018 Trekker Ultra Lite Stand Bag is highlighted by it’s ultra light construction. Weighing just 3 pounds, it’s made of durable nylon and can withstand rigors of walking round after round. It has a 4-way top with full-length club dividers to hold all your clubs, as well as an umbrella sleeve.
The ergonomic padded double shoulder strap and hip pad, coupled with the lighter weight, will make walking the course comfortable and easy. Also push and riding cart-friendly, the Trekker has a number pockets, including a large pocket for gear, an oversized golf ball pocket, and fleece-lined pocket for valuables. And the easy-to-grip handle makes it simple to move and transport.
- Weighs just 3 pounds
- Available in 8 different colors
- Ergonomic double shoulder straps and hip protector
- Being so light it might not have a durable feel
10. NCAA Fairway Golf Stand Bag
Show off your team pride with the highly-versatile NCAA Fairway Golf Stand Bag. The lightweight bag comes in your favorite school’s colors and features team logos in numerous spots. Highlighted by a 14-way top with full-length dividers, each of your clubs will have a separate well to keep them protected as well as easily-accessible.
Other functional attributes include five zippered pockets, rain hood, towel holder and insulated cooler pocket for beverages and/or snacks. Florida State is pictured here, so if you’re not a Seminoles fan, that’s no problem. There are dozens of major universities to choose from like North Carolina, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Ohio State. A perfect gift for the college grad or die-hard sports fan.
Price: Florida State shown here at $179.99; price varies depending on team and availability
- 14-way top with full-length club dividers
- Sturdy leg stand system
- Insulated cooler pocket
- Not every college and university is available
- Some users said they had some durability issues