Golf Travel Bags

by goodgolf

It's important to protect your clubs when you're headed on vacation. A golf travel bag is a great way to do so.

Golfing is a great vacation activity, but one of the difficult things about it is that you have to carry your clubs along with you during travel.  Whether you’re traveling by air or ground, your golf clubs need to be protected and a golf travel bag is the best way of doing so.

There are a few different options to choose from when selecting a bag and I’ll be covering them in this article.  Hopefully my tips will help you in your search for a new travel bag.

Buy A Cheap Golf Travel Bag

ProActive Out Of Towner II Golf Bag Travel Cover

The Out-Of-Towner II Golf Bag Travel Cover is a covenient way to travel with your golf bag and clubs, and keep them secure. It has a padded shoulder strap and easy carry ...

$24.99  $23.08
Bag Boy T-450 Golf Bag

The Bag Boy T-450 wheeled travel cover features the following: Padded top protects golf clubs Smooth rolling wheels Reinforced corners for added durability Lockable wrap ...

Bag Boy Golf T-500 Travel Cover

Features: Thick quilted padded top for maximum club protection Deluxe In-line skate wheels provide smooth rolling action Fits a 48" driver and up to a 10" cart bag Ergonomic ...

CaddyDaddy Golf Constrictor Golf Travel Bag Cover (51 X 13 X 13-Inch)

Constrictor Heavy Duty Golf Travel Bag Cover with Wheels & Adjustable Compression Straps to Keep Clubs Secure

Only $89.99

Cheap Golf Travel Bags

If you’ve done a bit of research already, you’ve probably found that golf bags can be quite expensive, often exceeding a hundred dollars.  If you’re beginning your search, consider that last sentence your warning.  A great bag is not going to be cheap, but there are options if you’re on a limited budget.

First, you can opt for a golf travel bag cover.  This type of bag provides very little protection for your clubs, but you can find these bags for less than fifty dollars.  The main objective of this type of bag is just keeping your clubs contained and organized.  If you’re travelling by car, you can probably get by with this type of cover because you’ll have control over how your clubs and bag are handled during the trip.  This really isn’t the case if you’re flying. 

Most golf travel bag covers don’t have wheels do you’ll end up carrying it where ever you go.  This isn’t a problem if you have to carry it short lengths, like from the parking lot to your hotel room.  But if you have to carry something like this from the airport bag drop to a car rental office, I hope you have strong arms.

Hard Golf Travel Bags

If an airplane is in your future, you’ll want to be sure to buy a hard plastic golf bag because other bags likely won’t withstand the damage that your bag will take during the flight.  Just take a look at how much damage your regular luggage takes during a trip and you can imagine what would happen to your clubs if they were put through the same beating.  You’d end up with some damaged ones, no doubt.

There are a couple of negatives about hard bags that you have to deal with though.  First, they are much more expensive than nylon golf covers and you might end up paying as much as one hundred dollars more for a hard plastic bag.  Secondly, baggage fees from airlines might be a bit more expensive than if you just had a soft cover bag.  The harder cover ones are much bigger and heavier so depending on your airlines, you might be paying a bit more to have them put on the plane.

Hard Covered Bags

SKB 2SKB-4814W Deluxe ATA Golf Travel Case

Made in North America, the SKB Standard Golf Travel Case is made to ATA 300 Category I specifications which are the highest shipping container specifications of the ATA. This ...

$266.98  $163.22
Samsonite Hardside Golf Travel Case

Samsonite Hard-Sided Golf Travel Cover.Measurements: 54-Inch x 16-Inch x 12-InchFeatures include -Solid ABS shell makes it the perfect option for long haul travels. Four Multi ...

Golf Travels Bags with Wheels

If you’re going with the hard bag, you don’t have to worry about the wheeled options because the bag should come with them.  I can’t imagine any hard bag without wheels, it would be impossible to carry!  When searching for the soft cover golf travel bags, however, you’ll come across some models that do have wheels and some that don’t.  I would suggest spending the extra money to find one with wheels if you’re set on a soft cover bag.  Wheeled bags are hard enough to carry and maneuver around small areas.  I can’t imagine doing so with a bag that needs to be physically carried.

Updated: 01/09/2012, goodgolf
 
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