12 of the best old school golf bags

Best traditional golf bags: old school looks, new school performance. 

Charlie Lemay's picture
Submitted by Charlie Lemay on


As golf becomes engulfed by technology and a modern aesthetic it was inevitable a pocket would kick back, pining for a simpler time. And here they are. 

The gizmos are gone, the high performance materials replaced with hearty leather or fabric, and in some instances the bags recede to a single strap. Golf is meant to be walked, and these bags pay homage to that tradition.

Our forefathers would recognise these products. These are our favourite old school bags available in 2018.

ORIGINAL JONES NAVY BAG - $139.95

One of our favourite brands on the scene right now, bringing excellent designs and affordable prices to the market.

George Jones stylings with modern materials, it is made from a water-resistant nylon and has a retro single strap and unstructured body.

- Top: 7.5” / 3 way divider

- Pockets: 3 (2) front (1) back

- Material: 1260 Nylon, Jones Vinyl

- Shoulder Strap: Single strap

- No Structure

- Weight: 3.15 lbs

Head to the Jones Golf Bag website. 

MACKENZIE GOLF BAG, LEATHER SUNDAY WALKER BUCKSKIN AND MAHOGANY - $995.00

Crafted using only the finest full-grain leather available, each bag is made from scratch to order. The 7" opening at the top easily fits a full set of clubs and features a single divider. There is a single pocket intended for balls, tees and the essential accessories.

- 7” opening

- Single divider

- 4 pounds  

- Single pocket

- Single strap

Head to the MacKenzie website. 

STITCH GOLF SL1 BRUSHED FOREST GREEN - $328.00

A super lightweight and sleek bag made from Stitch Golf's Touring Fabric of highly resilient, flexible and durable material. It has a soft hand and a smooth matte finish to give a refined, clean look, and stain resistant and fully waterproof with sealed zippers & detachable rain hood.

- Stitch signature single divider fits 14 clubs single strap, two side saddle pockets

- Two top vent pockets; one lined with felt for valuables and one insulated for a beverage.

Head to the Stitch Golf website. 

SEAMUS GOLF COMPANY HARRIS TWEED FESCUE PROJECT BAG - $495.00

Crafted around the highly coveted Harris Tweed hand woven in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, the centre panel is accentuated with golden chap leather, that will distress and tan through use achieving a patina'ed look in a season or two.

Head to the Seamus golf website. 

 

SHAPLAND GOLF STAND BAG GREY WITH BROWN BELLY - $390.00

Inspired by great design means our stand bags just work - everything you need, nothing you don't.

- lightweight, minimalist design 

- dual adjustable shoulder straps

- premium 7oz leather trim

- water-resistant, durable 14oz Cordura nylon/cotton canvas

- 4-way club divider

- solid metal brass-plated hardware

- valuables pocket with keys/ring clip

Head to the Shapland website. 

 

STEURER AND JACOBY PREMIUM LEATHER AIRLINER STYLE GOLF BAG - $1,595.00

Crafted with personally selected American tanned hides and American made brass hardware, the Premium Leather Airliner Style Golf Bag, is the largest in the range with enough room for even the most modern gear-centric golfer.

- 7” Rigid Opening

- Proprietary Wire Frame

- 3-Way Club Organizer

- Full Length Club Divider

- Large Ball Pocket With Two Zippered Compartments

- Large Sweater Pocket With Two Zippered Compartments

- Tour Style Sling

- Card Sleeve & Pencil Sheath

Head to the Steurer and Jacoby website.

LINKS AND KINGS CLASSIC 2 POCKET WALKER - $875.00

- 7.5 Inch, 2 way opening

- Single adjustable padded shoulder strap

- 2 zippered pockets

- Towel ring

- Manufactured from hand selected American and European hides

- Available in custom color combinations.

Head to the Links and Kings website. 

ELLIOT GOLF BAGS, THE PURE BAG - $379

- Canvas only

- 7" OD/6.5" ID

- Custom Brass Hardware

- Small Pocket top side

- Top pocket can hold extra balls, glove, tees, phone etc

- Brass D  clip

- 3 ball leather sleeve

- Water bottle pouch

- Our bags are custom so you will see slight changes in each one.

Head to the Elliot Golf Bag website.

BELDING USA VINTAGE SOFT GOLF BAG TOBACCO - $299.00

Unstructured vintage carry bag with leather bottom. Manufactured for a lifetime of authenticity and experience our carry bag provides the traditional design for walking

- Authentic 8 “ top wrapped with shearling

- Single front zipper pocket for golf ball and accessory storage

- Leather belt strap to hold your sweater

- Umbrella loop and fixture

- Two point connection strap

Head to the Belding USA website. 

THE LEATHER COMPANY BRIDGE LEATHER GOLF BAG IN BROWN/HIE - £2,070.25

Made from the finest Italian leather, coloured in brown/gold and beautifully hand rubbed with traditional Italian artisan skills and modern methods in order to preserve its natural softness.

- 100% Genuine Italian leather

- 6 way divider

- 2 way, full length shaft divider

- Full length belly pocket with two zip pockets

- Three zip pockets

- Umbrella slot with The Bridge golf umbrella

- Matching leather detachable shoulder strap

- Easy carry handle

- Handcrafted

- The Bridge logo and matching tone hardware

Head to the Leather Company website

 

BUSCEMI X MALBON FULL-GRAIN ITALIAN CALF LEATHER GOLF BAG - $9,500.00

- Made in Italy

- Full-Grain Italian Calf Leather (Pebbled & Smooth)

- Hand Painted Edges

- Gold Plated Belt Closure

- 18k Gold Plated Zipper & Signature Buscemi Lock

Head to the Malbon website. 

THE CORK TREE VINTANT GOLF BAGS MB DESIGN - 1,700 euros

Combination of natural leather & cork leather. Hand made, design and produced by German handcrafter. German technique is included in the smallest details.

Head to the Cork Tree website.