Your round of golf is not just clubs and balls, you have to think about other things too. And no, I’m not talking about factors like compression rating of golf balls or how to choose between forged and cast irons. I am specifically referring to golf bags that carry all that high-performing, expensive equipment of yours. To be even more specific, the topic of discussion is the best TaylorMade golf bags.
With golf bags, when you keep looks aside, what matters the most is how much storage you get, does the bag fit well and feel comfortable and lightweight, how many dividers does it have, what about easy access to your golf clubs, ease of use, and on and on.
That is why a golf bag manufactured by TaylorMade matters, be it cart, stand, or carry. Because if they didn’t, world-best players such as Tigers Woods, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, and Rory McIlroy wouldn’t be using them!
Very large, fade-resistant 15-way cart bag with more storage and easier access.
Just the same as FlexTech Lite but with pass-through cart strap and a 14-way top for greater protection.
7-way TaylorMade 8.0 Stand Bag – best known for its solid automatic stand system and stability-enhancing angled base.
Most lightweight TaylorMade stand bag (4-way) with FlexTech stand mechanism and hinged base for extra stability.
6-way carry bag used by the likes of Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, and Matt Wolff for its superior quality and construction.
8-way stand bag that accommodates 14 clubs and more gear without feeling too heavy, plus the self-adjusting dual straps make it easier.
Ladies version of TaylorMade’s ST Stand Bag – 7-way top with a more lightweight yet sturdy construction.
Lots of storage space despite being a 3-way stand bag with retractable legs.
The original TaylorMade ST Stand Bag with ultimate club protection in the form of 7-way full-length dividers and an anti-slip stand.
The original TaylorMade ST Stand Bag with ultimate club protection in the form of 7-way full-length dividers and an anti-slip stand.
Top 10 TaylorMade Golf Bags
1. TaylorMade Supreme Cart Bag
- 15-way cart bag with full-length dividers
- Easy to access front-positioned pockets
- UV-resistant and fade-resistant material
- Large insulated cooler pocket with drain ports
- Handle and strap at the back for easy maneuvering
- Front pockets are single-zippered, not double
- It’s a big bag, hence a bit heavy
A pretty large cart golf bag with TaylorMade branding on it!
You get 15 full-length, individual dividers that have sturdy construction. And that’s indicative of how strongly built the TaylorMade Supreme Cart Bag really is. Speaking of which, the fabric used is UV-protected and fade-resistant, so the color doesn’t wear off quickly.
And as many as 12 pockets, but you surely aren’t going to be needing all that many even if you want to fit in more than just your essential things like golf balls, rangefinder, and more.
In my opinion, the full-length dividers are a huge plus point since this length makes it more convenient for you to access the bottom zipper inside to get hold of something you might’ve dropped down there.
And kudos to TaylorMade for adding the trunk handle so the bag is easy to maneuver. Plus, this integrated handle is positioned at the back, which is perfect when it comes to transitioning from the cart to your car.
2. TaylorMade Golf FlexTech Lite Stand Bag
- 4-way stand bag with full-length dividers
- Smooth release + collapsible base (stand system)
- Self-adjusting strap for comfortable carry
- Padding in the hip area and shoulder straps
- Very lightweight with easy-access storage pockets
- Storage space can be insufficient
In comparison to cart bags, stand bags are more lightweight. But TaylorMade FlexTech is an even more lightweight stand bag with amazing features. Even if you plan on carrying a full packaged set of golf clubs, this bag is so much easier to carry than the others.
If you ask me, what really stood out here were two things – the FlexTech stand mechanism and self-adjusting carry strap. The latter is a whole setup that consists of straps at the back that slide on their own in order to provide comfort and stability while walking. And that is only after you properly adjust those well-padded shoulder straps.
As for the exclusive FlexTech stand, it’s got the perfect hinged base, which extends the legs once the stand is activated into its tilted position. Legs extend wide enough, hence excellent stability.
Not like TaylorMade Supreme that has a 15-way top, TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag is just 4-way but it too has full-length dividers. And then you get two main carry handles and also a bottom-positioned strap. Therefore, all the stability one demands when it comes to proper, convenient handling of the bag.
3. TaylorMade 2019 FlexTech Crossover Stand Golf Bag
- 14-way stand bag with full-length dividers
- Comfortable carry with self-adjusting straps
- Cart strap pass-through means easy access to storage pockets
- FlexTech stand automatically pops out
- Very lightweight, compact, and slender design
- Cooler pocket is large and insulated, with drain ports
- Seems to be of poor quality
- Cooler pouch tends to leak into surrounding pockets
TaylorMade FlexTech Lite (reviewed right before this) and then there’s TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover (this one). So expect a lot of similarities, such as the self-adjusting strap, FlexTech stand mechanism (with smooth release and collapsible base), full-length dividers, anti-split stand system, and more.
But then what’s the difference? It’s kind of an obvious one once you have a look at both golf stand bags. TaylorMade Crossover is designed with a pass-through cart strap and it has 14 dividers instead of just 4. Club crowding is as it is reduced with full-length dividers but in the case of this model, it is almost non-existent because of the TaylorMade golf bag 14-WAY divider.
In all, it’s surely one of the best TaylorMade golf stand bags that looks and feels luxurious. And you don’t even have to deal with any soreness in your shoulders or lopsidedness when shouldering this bag. The kickstand works flawlessly and the large insulated cooler pocket is something to be extremely thankful to TaylorMade for.
4. TaylorMade Tour Staff Bag (2021 Launch)
- 6-way carry bag of top-quality construction
- Velour top with velour-lined pockets
- 12 pockets included overall, thus lots of storage space
- Used by pros like Dustin Johnson, Matt Wolff, etc.
- Slightly hefty bag
- Too expensive
Don’t believe me but then would you believe the likes of Matt Wolff, Collin Morikawa, and Dustin Johnson? After all, these are the players who have used the TaylorMade Tour Staff Bag. It’s a 6-way carry bag with 12 pockets in total.
The superior durability, accessibility, and storage are factors that have led top-class players to opt for this one. It is also one of the best golf carry bags 2021, and why wouldn’t that be the case when Tour professionals have been involved in the designing process of the bag.
It is sturdy and durable, no doubt about that with 2 valuables pockets (velour-lined), 1 apparels pocket, and 2 hard-shelled accessories pockets. Although it feels slightly heavier in comparison to some of the brand’s most lightweight options. So better be strong enough for lugging it around or you could just get a caddy if you can afford it.
5. TaylorMade Pro 8.0 Stand Bag
- Very lightweight 7-way stand bag
- 2 side grab handles and 1 front grab handle
- High-mounting stand system (automatic)
- Lots of stability with angled base
- Comfortable to carry with adjustable backpack-style strap
- Club crowding may happen
- Looks like cheap materials are used
A light and comfy stand bag by TaylorMade (TaylorMade 8.0 Stand Bag), it’s designed with 7-way top dividers and 7 strategically positioned pockets. And it’s all sturdy and waterproof in case you’re wondering. The full length of the dividers and enough storage space offered by the pockets bring about a lot of convenience during your round of golf.
The automatic stand mechanism is also very solid with its lightweight and high-mount construction. Along the same vein, the angled base provides even more stability when settling the bag down onto the turf. Even carrying this golf bag is easy because of the adjustable backpack-style strap.
The only issue that might come up, but only if the bag is full, is the snagging of clubs in the bottom when placing them back into those dividers. But in my experience, this seems to be a problem with ALL bags, especially stand bags since they are more compact (hence, more lightweight) than cart bags.
6. TaylorMade Golf 2019 Select Cart Bag
- 14-way cart bag with padded shoulder strap
- Very durable multi-material construction
- Front-facing, oversized pockets
- Grab handles at the side and top
- Disappointingly, no cooler pocket
- Even though a cart bag, it has no cart strap loop
If you’ve been using golf bags with large openings into which you just jam your precious golf clubs, then TaylorMade’s Select Cart Bag is going to feel like such a relief. Because this bag consists of individual, separate compartments or dividers for your every club.
The zippers are pretty strong, the whole construction seems lightweight yet durable, and the bag is manufactured by none other than TaylorMade.
The 14-way top and full-length individual dividers weaved into the design are simply the most suitable for oversized drivers and putters. And 7 pockets for your golf balls, clothing, valuables, and more also seem adequate in terms of storage space.
A padded strap is added for all those times you decide to ditch the golf cart and walk those 18 holes. Lightweight to carry with grab handles! Even when you set it down, the anti-slip base makes sure the bag remains upright with all your clubs intact.
7. TaylorMade 5.0 ST Stand Bag
- 8-way stand bag with water-resistant pockets
- Self-adjusting, padded dual straps
- Very lightweight and a neat, solid stand system
- Not suitable for taller shafts
- Fewer storage pockets
If you’re okay with not having enough pockets but then there’s the more lightweight design of TaylorMade 5.0 ST Stand Bag, you should take this one into consideration. I mean as long as you can carry the bag for 18 holes the most easily and comfortably just because it’s such a lightweight thing, the lack of pockets doesn’t really matter.
8-way dividers, most times, are more than enough for golfers to fit in 14 clubs along with additional gear. And despite all this, the bag feels lightweight to carry. So there’s no chance that TaylorMade lets you down in this case.
Pockets, just so you know, are water-resistant. On top of that, you get dual straps that are self-adjusting for maintaining a high level of stability and comfort throughout the walk of 18 holes.
8. TaylorMade Golf Ladies Select ST Stand Bag
- Very lightweight 7-way stand bag
- Stand feels secure with an anti-slip system
- Grab handles at the top for easy movability
- Dual straps – padded and adjustable
- It does feel a little too compact
Women golfers play with ladies golf clubs and if you’re an even more “petite” woman, then you can also choose Petite-sized golf clubs. But why am I telling you this? Because here’s another women-centric piece of golfing gear, TaylorMade Ladies Select ST Stand Bag.
This is the Ladies version of TaylorMade’s 7-way Select ST series of stand bags. In comparison to the standard model (which I’m going to review later), it’s pretty much the same. So you get essential features like padded, adjustable double straps, anti-slip and solid stand system, top-placed grab handles, and an overall sturdy and durable construction.
The only difference is that this Ladies version is comparatively lighter. So women golfers who need a little bit of assistance when carrying the bag are not disappointed.
9. TaylorMade Quiver Stand Bag
- 3-way stand bag – super-light and ultra-sleek
- Grab handle and self-adjusting double straps
- Made of water-resistant 300D polyester
- Stand legs are not long enough
Walk the whole length of your 18-hole golf course like a boss with the TaylorMade Quiver Stand Bag. It’s got a whole lot of storage space yet the design is sleek and lightweight. Well, that’s the charm of the brand’s stand bags!
But then if you also decide to carry midsize grips for your wedges and the jumbo putter grip, TaylorMade golf bags clearance, at least with the stand bags, might feel a bit snug. Irrespective, the bag’s lightweight as well as durable. You can easily fit in your full set of clubs along with golf balls, rangefinder, markers, tees, and your water bottle.
The base and top of the bag are designed for easy, convenient accessibility. And there are retractable stand legs with self-adjusting dual shoulder straps.
10. TaylorMade Select ST Stand Bag
- 7-way stand bag with anti-slip stand
- Dual straps are padded, adjustable, and self-adjusting
- Pockets placed on the upper end (all water-resistant)
- Multi-handle design for easy maneuvering
- Storage space is a tad limited
The Ladies version of this was reviewed earlier, so now here’s the standard Select ST Stand Bag by TaylorMade (even Select Cart Bag is reviewed earlier). So anyway, everything about Select ST is comfortable and lightweight with double-strap carry.
Stand bags in general, including this one, may not have tons of storage space because of their compact design but they surely are lightweight, hence convenient to lug around during your long, challenging round of golf.
7-way dividers, full-length of course, so golf clubs don’t get cluttered inside. Plus, the grab handles make the task of moving the bag from one spot to another very easy and convenient. And the stand, with its anti-slip system, is what keeps the bag grounded into the turf.
11. TaylorMade Cart Lite Bag
- 14-way cart bag with oversized pockets
- All pockets are front-facing for quick access
- Strap tunnel means use on the cart is convenient
- Very easy to maneuver and very lightweight
- Base and top well-engineered to provide a better fit
- Thin material, thus prone to premature wear and tear
On a more personal note, I really like the design of this TaylorMade cart bag. If you look closely, you’ll see how the pockets at the sides are so large and spacious that your golf shoes can fit into each of them with extra space left for other things too.
It is a 14-way golf bag after all, which means clubs feeling congested is just not possible. In fact, there’s a separate pocket for your oversized putter as well. And then there are 7 storage pockets, oversized and front-facing too, to accommodate both essentials and extras you might need during your long round of golf.
One last detail, TaylorMade Cart Lite features a nice cart strap tunnel or pass-through. Therefore, it’s no struggle accessing the pockets that, by the way, are equipped with sturdy zippers.
5 Reasons Why TaylorMade Golf Bags Actually Work
Golf bags manufactured by TaylorMade are unique. And this is not just a claim, I have used and reviewed many, and so have other professional golfers like Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Jason Day, and many more.
So what about TaylorMade-designed golf bags is so unique?
Size / Weight
When you talk about the size of golf bags, it’s only stand bags that have a more compact and lightweight design. Cart bags, on the other hand, are better suited for more storage, and heavier carry of course. So it’s great that TaylorMade offers both options, which means golfers can select based on their personal needs and preferences.
What about the weight factor? Well, the brand has given a lot of importance to weight and that is pretty evident because most of their products are lightweight (therefore, easy and convenient to lift, carry, and lug around), stands bag more so than cart.
Storage / Dividers / Pockets
Really love that TaylorMade has included full-length, individual dividers. So your golf clubs keep from crowding and even touching one another, which often gets one or the other scratched or damaged. So you can get a 14-way or 4-way cart or stand bag depending on what you want.
Moving on to pockets, the more the merrier. But then TaylorMade bags are not all equipped with an insulated cooler pocket, putter well, etc. In most cases though, there are enough pockets for the storage of necessities, such as golf balls, tees, shoes, rangefinder, and the like.
Comfort / Accessibility / Ease of Use
When you say comfort and/or accessibility, what springs to mind first is padded shoulder straps, grab handles, front-facing pockets, etc.
With padding in the single or double strap system, it becomes so much more comfortable to carry the golf bag in case you decide to walk the 18-hole course.
Then TaylorMade has made it a point to also install side and front grab handles for ease of use in terms of maneuverability.
As for the pockets, wouldn’t you love the convenience of having to just grab an extra tee or ball quickly from the front of the bag during your round of golf?
Quality construction is why TaylorMade is such a well-known brand, and you can see that superior craftsmanship in their golf bags as well. Made using water-resistant, tough polyester, these bags can really withstand long-term use. And this is true even of the zippers, seams, and outer surface of TM golf bags.
Damage resistance is a given with TaylorMade, be it for their bags or golf balls or drivers or putters. In the case of golf bags, your expensive clubs stored inside are well-protected against any harsh treatment.
A good example of stability is found in the TaylorMade FlexTech bags. They feature a perfectly hinged base, which means the stand is positioned at an optimally tilted angle. The legs extend wide enough, and that brings forth excellent stability.
Then you also have the FlexTech stand mechanism with its smooth release and collapsible base.
Another fitting example is the anti-slip base of TaylorMade’s Select Cart Bag. This base makes sure the bag is upright to keep the clubs safe and intact.
Be it looks, performance, or versatility, TaylorMade covers every important and aesthetic aspect when it comes to designing golf bags. And there’s one for every kind of golfer, top PGA Tour players as well as newcomers.
One thing is for certain though that stand bags are more compact and lightweight (thus, less storage space) and cart bags are more storage-friendly. So if you don’t carry a full set and prefer an easy, comfortable experience on the golf course, go with stand. But that’s not to say that TaylorMade cart bags are any less competent.