This is kind of a “fun” post for me to do. The argument can be made that cooler bags are not “essential” to a round of golf, however, I beg to differ. For those looking for a decent, well-made, cooler bag to lug around in there cart while on the course, hopefully you find this helpful. The bags we choose below offer a range of options and price points. Hopefully you find one here to effectively keep your brews cold throughout the day.
Golf Bag Cooler by OAGear
This golf bag with cooler by OAGear works with all of the Caddy Daddy bags. It is soft and compact with a sturdy exterior. It is the perfect solution for carrying a six or eight pack of soda or beer, and it comes with two accessory pockets for snacks. Moving about the golf course is easy with the adjustable strap that can be attached to any golf cart or bag. The lightweight, black leather-like material and the metal hardware is durable, and the no-leak heat sealed liner keeps your beverages from spilling out. It measures 9 by 7 by 13 inches and weighs 1.4 pounds.
Those who have purchased this cooler found it to be just the right size to fit behind the seat of a golf cart, and it has plenty of room for cans or sports bottles as well as ice packs, and this design stands up to summer heat nicely. The tall, thin shape allows you to easily store this in a locker when not in use. The only complaint people had was that if you put loose ice in it, it will start to leak after a few hours in the sun.
Stealth Golf Cooler Bag
This golf bag cooler has a fully insulated compartment and sealed liner. Four ice packs are included in your purchase to ensure your drinks stay cold. Its compact size and soft sides allows you to fit it inside of your main golf bag easily. The zippered pocket on the side is perfect for storing golf accessories or personal items while playing. It is easy to carry due to the large handle and removable shoulder strap. It measures 14 by 8.5 by 4 inches, and it comes in an attractive shade of green.
Those who own the Stealth Golf Cooler Bag state that it is a good cooler for short time frames. It easily holds five cans and ice packs even though it has a compact size. It keeps drinks cold throughout an entire round. The outside is constructed of a durable nylon fabric, and the inside is insulated with a white vinyl covering. Those who put loose ice in it experienced leakage, but that is remedied by using the included ice packs. The insulation is thin. It doesn’t keep cold for an entire day, but works well for a single round.
YETI Hopper Portable Cooler
This isn’t a designated golf bag with cooler, but it is a perfectly sized, portable cooler that can easily be taken out on the golf course. It has a tough as nails construction that allows you to find many more uses for it than just on the green. It comes in a variety of colors such as fog gray with Tahoe blue or field tan with blaze orange. The Hopper can hold up to 36 cans plus ice making it a great choice for larger groups. The HazMat suit style HydroLok zipper prevents leakage. It measures 23 3/4 by 13 by 17 7/8 inches, and weighs 5.9 pounds when empty.
Those who already purchased the YETI Hopper Portable Cooler state that it will keep beverages cold for up to 48 hours. This makes it an ideal cooler for all types of outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing in addition to golfing. It is also great for car travel. Owners have not experienced any leakage, but they say that ice does melt after about eight to ten hours of use. Even though the ice melts, it does retain a cold temperature for many more hours. This cooler is stiff when it first arrives. You may have trouble getting cans in and out until it is broke in. The handles are also stiff, making it hard to get over your arm until it has been used several times. Once it is broke in, people find that it works well.
Of the three reviewed, the golf bag cooler by OAGear is the best golf bag cooler. It holds up to eight cans plus ice packs while still being small enough to fit inside other bags or in a locker when not being used. It comes with an affordable price point, and it is constructed of attractive black, leather-like material. It is lightweight with an adjustable strap that makes it easy to carry or attach to your golf bag or cart. It comes with metal hardware and a heat sealed liner that will keep spills from leaking out. Although it will leak if you use ice in it, ice packs will eliminate this problem.
If you’ve used any of these coolers and would like to share any thoughts you have, please feel free to comment. We would love to hear your thoughts, and your input will help fellow readers make a better, informed decision.
And finally, if you own a cooler that you typically use on the course to keep your beverages cold, and would like to share, please feel free to do that as well. Everyone would love to hear your recommendations.