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The Best Sunday Golf Bags of 2016

As the story goes…back in the day, devout Christians strictly observed the Sabbath and did not work on Sundays, including caddies.

Hence, came the Sunday Golf Bag - for golfers who want to play on the rest day but had to carry their own bags.

Although many U.S golf courses today require a cart to be used, some courses can still be walked, and some golfers prefer the physical exercise too.

But lugging a heavy golf bag complete with golf clubs, gear, balls is not ideal as the weight can cause stress to the shoulders and back.

This means it is necessary to have a small, lightweight bag that is easy to carry around the whole 9 or 18-hole course. The Sunday Golf Bag is designed for the sole purpose of lightening the golfers load by taking only the bare necessities for what is required.

Our Best Sunday Golf Bag Pick: Callaway Hyper-Lite 1 Pencil Bag

Callaway Hyper-Lite Pencil Bag

Callaway is a trusted brand in the industry, known for its premium quality golf equipment and this bag does not disappoint. It manages to stay light despite being able to accommodate a full set of clubs, has multiple pockets and heavily padded shoulder straps for a pain-free experience. Not only that, it has a water-resistant valuable pocket to give you a peace of mind, knowing your iPhone is safe, in the case of a sudden downpour. Lastly, it comes with a 3-way divider (considered many in a Sunday bag) to allow you to pick out the best club in the best situation. Great quality, many features and super light.


NameEditor's CommentProduct 
ProActiv Sunday BagBest Affordablesunday golf bagView More
Sun Mountain Sunday X-StrapBest Double-StrapsView More
Ping Moonlite Sunday Bag2nd Best Overallsunday golf bagView More
Callaway Hyper-Lite 1 Pencil BagBest Overallsunday golf bagView More
Palm Springs Sunday BagBest Sunday Bag with Standsunday golf bagView More

Features and Benefits of the Sunday Golf Bag

  • Generally made of lightweight material weighing an average of 2 to 4 pounds, and can be compressed and folded into smaller spaces easily.
  • Contains far fewer pockets than regular golf bags and maximum 2 to 3 dividers to keep the weight down. This means that additional bells and whistles like self-standing legs and cooler pockets are not included.
  • Usually only has one shoulder strap, though some styles come with two. But really, if you require two straps, your bag is probably too heavy.
  • Golfers like to keep one of these in the trunks of their vehicles for those spontaneous invitations for a quick round or to go to the practice range.
  • Because of its weight and compactness, it is ideal to bring along for a trip abroad and for the frequent travelers.
  • Makes a great golf bag for kids due to its light weight, small size and since they only need a few clubs anyway.
  • Much more affordable than the standard golf bag.
  • One complaint about the Sunday Bag is that without a stand, it gets soaked and soiled when placed on wet grass. A stand can be separately purchased if this is a constant problem.

Best Sunday Golf Bags Reviews 2016

ProActiv Sunday Bag

The best thing about this Sunday Bag by ProActiv is that it is extremely cheap.

Why pay more for a bag when all you need is a carrier for the bare necessities?

This Sunday Bag comes in two sizes, 5” and 7”, both of which are big enough to carry the clubs you need. It also comes with just enough pockets for balls and tees, making efficient use of space while keeping it light.

best sunday golf bag

This golf Sunday bag takes up very little space and when not in use, can be folded neatly and stored away in the trunk of your car, ready for a spontaneous game at lunch.

As with most golf bags, it comes with a padded shoulder strap for extra comfort and a handle for convenient lifting.

It does, however, only come with one strap. Personally, I prefer the one strap look as I feel that carrying a golf bag with double straps is too awkward and uncomfortable. Plus like I mentioned earlier, if you need two straps, your bag is too heavy.

And guess what? It weighs less than 1 lb. Yes. 15 ounces to be exact.

ProActiv Sunday Golf Bag

It is the perfect golf bag for the beginner, junior and minimalist golfers who do not usually carry a full set of golf clubs

What We Liked

  • Ultra light
  • Very cheap
  • Great for beginners and minimalist golfers

What We Didn't Like

  • Meant to hold light gear only

Sun Mountain Sunday X-Strap Carry Bag

For the golfers who insist on using double straps, this bag is for you.

Even though Sunday golf bags are meant to be light enough to be carried on one shoulder, many manufacturers choose to use double straps for ergonomic purposes

The Sun Mountain X-Strap dual strap system provides exceptional balance and adjustability, and straps on securely like a jacket, which makes it easier on your back if you are prone to back injuries.

Sun Mountain Sunday X-Strap Carry Bag

The X-Strap system gives great stability while riding a bicycle or squeezing into public transport without offending other people.

The weight distribution and extra balance from the backpack-styled straps help tremendously as this bag can accommodate a full set of clubs!

Not only that, it has 4 pockets for your valuables, balls and accessories.

Despite the capacity, it weighs only a mere 2 lbs and has been said to be the “easiest walk I have ever had on a golf course”.

Pro tip: It also works well as a single strap for short carries

What We Liked

  • Great balance, adjustability and stability
  • Multiple pockets for accessories
  • Able to accommodate full set of clubs

What We Didn't Like

  • Double strap style is a personal preference

Ping Moonlite Sunday Golf Bag

Ping has always been known for its high quality carry bags – and its Sunday bag is no different.

​Just like the Sun Mountain bag reviewed above, the Ping Moonlite is double-strapped, able to accommodate a full set of clubs and still manages to remain lightweight.

Ping Moonlite Sunday Bag

If you carry lots of small items, then you will love the accessory pockets here, including one for your umbrella and water bottle.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of this bag is its adjustable standing strap. The straps literally “stand up” from the bag so you do not have to bend down and reach for the handle to pick it up.

Like all Ping golf bags, it is made of high quality material and is very durable.

One small complaint about this bag is that it does not come with a rain cover. This is not a big problem because this Ping bag has a water-resistant belly, so you do not have to worry about the contents getting wet.

The Ping Moonlite weighs just 2 lbs but is too bulky for a golf cart – not a huge problem if you’re looking for a lightweight Sunday golf bag to carry around

What We Liked

  • Able to accommodate full set of clubs
  • Adjustable standing strap for easy picking up
  • Water-resistant

What We Didn't Like

  • Can be a little bulky

Callaway Golf 2016 Hyper-Lite 1 Pencil Bag

If you prefer to stay with a trusted brand in the industry, then this sleek-looking bag from Callaway might be your pick.

The Callaway Hyper-Lite Pencil Bag weighs under 2 lbs, has multiple pockets including one full-size pocket for apparels, and is able to accommodate a full-set of clubs

Callaway Hyper-Lite Pencil Bag

It would be nice to have a fully waterproof bag but it is acceptable to have only the valuable pocket being water-resistant. At least I know my iPhone will stay dry in a sudden downpour.

Another nice feature is that this bag comes with a 3-way divider which makes it easy for you to pull out the right club for the right situation. Compared to bags without this feature, you’d be thankful for this benefit.

It also seems like this bag has much more padding on the straps compared to other bags, and this definitely helps cushion your shoulders and reduces neck/back pain. If this is an important feature to you, consider this bag seriously.

Do note that this bag also has double-straps and carries like a backpack. Again, this is a matter of personal preference. You either love it or not.

I would expect a high quality bag from a trusted brand like Callaway to come with more add-ons like a rain-hood or travel cover, but it does not. Considering the price of this bag, that is a slight let-down. If this is a big deal to you, you can always get them separately

What We Liked

  • High quality, premium brand
  • Accommodates full set of clubs
  • Heavily padded shoulder straps
  • Water-resistant valuables pocket
  • 3-way divider system for easy picking out of clubs

What We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

Palm Springs Sunday Golf Bag with Stand

One of the biggest disadvantages of Sunday golf bags is that they get dirty easily on wet grass.

Thus, if you’re looking for a Sunday golf bag with stand, then this golf bag from Palm Springs will be perfect for you.

Palm Spring Sunday Bag

Remember that the whole point of a Sunday bag is to take only the bare necessities with you; this bag is big enough for 6-8 of your main clubs, and small enough to be used with a pull cart.

(Though if you’re using a pull cart, you wouldn’t need a light bag.)

I digress.

It is constructed durably with multiple pockets (for windbreaker and umbrella) and adjustable shoulder straps for better comfort.

It also has a very convenient assist handle for short distance carry.

And unlike most other bags, it comes with a matching rainhood - when coupled with the stand - you don’t have to worry about this bag getting wet at all!

Despite all these additional features, Palm Spring still manages to keep it light.

Customer reviews undoubtedly names this as the best Sunday golf bag with stand, if that’s what you’re looking for.

What We Liked

  • Well-constructed stand
  • Free matching rainhood to keep bag dry
  • Convenient handle for short distance walk

What We Didn't Like

  • Does not accommodate full set of clubs

Quick Summary of The Best Sunday Golf Bags

ProActiv Sunday Bag

Best Afforable

  • Very cheap
  • Great for beginners and minimalist golfers
Sun Mountain Sunday X-Strap

Best Double-Straps

  • Great balance, adjustability and stability
  • Multiple pockets for accessories
  • Able to accommodate full set of clubs
Ping Moonlite Sunday Bag

2nd Best Overall

  • Able to accommodate full set of clubs
  • Water-resistant
  • Adjustable standing strap for easy picking up
Callaway Hyper-Lite 1 Pencil Bag

Best Overall

  • High quality, premium brand
  • Accommodates full set of clubs
  • Heavily padded shoulder straps
  • Water-resistant valuables pocket
  • 3-way divider system 
Palm Springs Sunday Bag

Best Sunday Bag with Stand

  • Well-constructed stand
  • Free matching rainhood
  • Convenient handle

Bonus Sunday Golf Bag: Hello Kitty Couture Sunday Bag

Now if you do not mind carrying a bright pink golf bag with the Hello Kitty face on it, do not mind the stares you get, then this Sunday Bag is a great alternative.

Hello Kitty Couture Sunday Bag

This Hello Kitty Couture Sunday bag weighs just 3 lbs, carries a handful of necessary clubs, and has a pocket for balls and accessories.

Whatever, the awesome thing about this bag is that it looks so fashionable and classy. Even the zippers have custom Hello Kitty pulls!

Jokes aside, this bag the perfect gift for the missus as it is light and makes a bold fashion statement.

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