In the last years insulated drink pocket and coolers have become much more common across all ranges of golf bags. In our next review we decided to take a look into these bags to come up with our top 5 Best Golf Bags with Coolers rankings. We tried to serve up a list that included all types of bags so too keep all types of golfers hydrated. We won’t promise that these bags will be able to compete with your local courses’ beer buggy for ice cold refreshments but they may be the next best thing on a day on the links under the summer sun. Cheers!!!
The top two places on the podium are both from Bagboy. What separated these bags from the rest of the pack was that their coolers are really coolers, not just lined pockets. Both are removable allowing for packing your refreshments in the fridge the night before or keeping it all together in cold storage on the way to the course. We ultimately decided to give the Chiller Hybrid Stand Bag our top pick since we thought the golfer carrying his clubs deserved that cool refreshment just a little bit more.
NOTE: OUR 2021/2022 Update rankings for Best golf bag with beer cooler 2021/2022 are now available here
Our 5 top picks
|BagBoy Chiller Hybrid Stand Bag||BagBoy Chiller Cart Bag||TaylorMade Tour Staff Bag||Ogio Convoy SE Cart Bag 14||Team Effort Bucket II Cooler Cart Bag|
|Price||Mid Range||Mid Range||Premium||Mid Range||Value|
|Weight||6.4 lbs||5.4 lbs||11.2 lbs||5.9 lbs||7 lbs|
|Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon|
Hyperlite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag – Our pick for Best Golf Bags with Coolers
- Weight: 6.4 lbs
- 8 Zippered pockets including:
- Removable insulated cooler bag
- Fleece-lined valuables pocket
- 2 Oversized garment pockets with an IGOTCHA® ball retriever sleeve
- Oversized ball pocket
- 3 Accessory pockets
- 2 Quick-access mesh pockets
- Easy-grip handle integrated into bag top
- Padded hip protection
- 3 Lift-assist handles
- Towel ring with glove holder
- Oversized putter well fits larger grips
- Ergonomic single shoulder strap with strap holder
- Lockable stand legs with slide-resistant feet
- Umbrella holder
- Matching rain hood with dual access
The Bagboy Chiller Hybrid Stand Bag has claimed our top spot in 5 Best Golf Bags with Coolers rankings. As mentioned comes with a removable cooler with space to store 4×12 ounce cans but it might be worthwhile to consider substituting a cold pack to help keep the drinks cold. The pocket is insulated but even with quality insulated materials there are limits to what can be done out in the open with direct sunlight. Sacrificing that one beer might also help keep the ball and yourself on a more direct line from tee to green in the end.
It would not do this bag justice to only talk about the cooler since it is packed with features that merit its inclusion to our top lists on their own. There are an additional 9 pockets included in the bag providing a ton of storage space for everything you would want to carry. At 6.4 lbs it may not be the lightest stand bag on the market but still more than comfortable with padded hip protection and strap.
There is a 14-way divider with oversized putter well. It might have been nice to have a tiny bit more room for the largest grips to navigate with ease but is not a show stopper. Otherwise the clubs fit perfectly well and the full-length dividers keep the clubs in place well. The stand works well and there is good bag stability even on slopped ground. So in the end if you are looking for a great cooler bag without sacrificing performance, and prefer to carry, this is a great option for you and this is why it is our top pick for best golf bags with coolers.
Our Runner Up – for Best Golf Bags with Coolers
Our runner up is Bagboys New Chiller Cart Bag. We really are not going to go in great lengths pumping this bag up since for the most part you can just read its sister bags review above and add a little more.
Bagboys New Chiller Cart Bag
- 5.4 lbs
- Removable, insulated cooler bag holds six 12-ounce cans
- 14-Way organizer top with full-length individual dividers
- Rubberized putter well
- Umbrella holder
- Easy grip zipper pulls
- Pen and divot tool holders
- Rain hood
- 9 Zippered pockets
- 2 Large garment pockets
- 1 Oversized ball pocket
- 2 Accessory pockets
- 2 Mid size garment pockets
- 1 Fleece-lined valuables pocket
- 3 Quick-access mesh pockets
- Ergonomic soft-grip lift assist handles
Keeping on topic, there is additional space for 2 cans more cans in Bagboys New Chiller Cart Bag’s cooler. Now your entire 6 pack is able to be safely secured for the round. There are also an additional 2 pockets so whatever you possibly could not have included in the Hybrid bag you can find the extra room here. Regardless of all of these additional features and capacity the Chiller Cart Bag still comes in at 5.4 lbs. This is a full pound lighter than their top-ranking bag. Most of the difference can be attributed to the absence of the stand in the cart bag. Nonetheless it makes for a lighter push or pull.
So if you are more inclined to use a cart than carrying your bag and are looking for a bag with a great cooler then this is the option for you.
Our Other top picks for Best Golf Bags with Coolers
We were really happy when we decided to write this article since the TaylorMade Tour Staff Bag is an incredible stylish bag that we really love. With the lesser demand we have not gotten around to looking at staff bags quite yet but with a tour level bag the only thing nicer than having 2 insulated cooler pockets would be someone carrying and serving your cold drinks up for you!
TaylorMade Tour Staff Bag
- 11.2 lbs.
- 6-Way Velour 9.5×11-inch top
- Umbrella sleeve
- Black gunmetal hardware and towel clip
- Brushed/micro perforated synthetic leather
- 3 Point shoulder strap
- Rain hood
- Zip off belly panel for embroidery
- 12 Pockets
- 2 velour lined valuables pockets
- 2 garment pockets
- 2 hard shell accessories pockets
- 2 Insulated cooler pockets
- 2 accessories pockets
- Ball pocket
- Tee pocket
It is hard to imagine a bag at 5.9 lbs that was never meant to carry but the Ogio Convoy SE Cart Bag 14 is not. There is enough storage capacity in there that you might consider leaving you luggage behind on your next golf trip. Add to it long list of other great features and oh yeah… A large insulated cooler pocket and you have a great piece of gear that can carry your drinks as well as just about everything else around the course.
Ogio Convoy SE Cart Bag 14
- 5.9 lbs.
- 14-Way top
- 3 Integrated Lift Handles
- Large Putter Well
- Tee Holder
- Umbrella Holder
- Towel Loop with Quick-release Buckle
- Velcro Glove Patch
- Adjustable Single Strap
- 13 Pockets (9 Zippered)
- Soft-lined Valuables Pocket with Water-resistant Lining
- Large Zippered Insulated Cooler Pocket
- Insulated Water Bottle Pocket
- Removable Ball Pocket Panel
- Double Cart Strap Pass-through with Easy Lift Top Pocket
- Logo Ready
- 2 Year Warranty
We just could not leave it off the list. Understanding for some of the more serious golfers the cooler is limited to water and sport drinks. Then for some of you it is just not. For those of you that a round of golf is the equivalent to being out at your favorite sporting event the Team Effort Golf Bucket II Cooler Cart Bag is for you. Countless college and professional sport teams colors and logo’s to choose from the is the sport fans bag.
The Bucket II Cooler Cart Bag has insulated thermal-lined beverage pocket with integrated drainage port that keeps your drinks cold and the insides of the bag dry. And don’t sell the bag short since there is plenty more offered that the casual golfer will really appreciate while supporting his favorite team.
Team Effort Golf Bucket II Cooler Cart Bag
- 7 lbs.
- 14-Way top
- Front putter well
- Insulated thermal-lined beverage pocket with integrated drainage
- Cart strap pass thru
- Molded rubber handles provide easy loading and transport
- Padded shoulder strap
- Oversized towel ring
- Glove patch
- Integrated pen sleeve
- Removable rain hood
- Professional and College sport team colors
- 8 Pockets with rounded openings
- Dedicated range finder pocket
- Dual apparel pockets
- Accessory pocket
- Ball pocket
- Velour lined valuables pockets with waterproof bonded zippers
- Three-point umbrella holding system
- 210D Nylon