Hot-Z Golf Bag

Last updated date: October 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7


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Overall Take

The Hot-Z Golf Bag comes at an affordable price and includes all the basic features you'll need. One velour-lined pocket joins four other pockets to provide storage for your valuables and golf accessories. Weighing only 2.5 pounds, you can easily carry this golf bag from one hole to the next. In our analysis of 158 expert reviews, the Hot-Z Hot-Z Golf Bag placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Golf Bag for a detailed review of all the top golf bags.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
101 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
There are specific compartments for separate items making it the best-designed bag ever.
- Best Golf Cart Reviews
The Hot-Z bag comes equipped with numerous amenities, including easy-lift handles, a padded carry strap, and a pen and scorecard sleeve. For golfing in the rain, the bag comes with an umbrella holder and rain hood cover.
- V Best Reviews
14 separate compartments for clubs. Allows for easier sorting of gear. Extremely lightweight materials that remain durable. Includes five zippered pockets to keep gear organized. One pocket is velour-lined for storing valuables.
- BestReviews
The Hot Z Golf 2.5 bag is much more than just an incredible priced bag, it has all the features you need in a lightweight cart bag.
- Reviews Cast
One of the lowest priced bags on the list comes from Hot-Z Golf, and it is a surprisingly good choice.
- The Golf Spy
This bag also features an umbrella holder, tee holder, and a rain hood. It is constructed of lightweight nylon making it easy to cart around on any course.
- Golfble
August 8, 2019 | Full review
The bag comes with multiple zippered pockets. You can arrange all your golf accessories on them.
- Lumen Sports
Hot-Z 2.5 is made of lightweight nylon material and has a padded carry strap making it easy to carry around the course.
- Golf Bagsy
November 26, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The number of pockets is less as when compared to other high-end cart bags.
- Best Golf Cart Reviews
- V Best Reviews
Dividers are not full length, which causes club handles to become tangled.
- BestReviews
Not nearly enough space for serious golfers
- The Golf Spy
Club dividers are not full-length.
- Golfble
August 8, 2019 | Full review
5 pockets may not be sufficient to store all your items
- Golf Bagsy
November 26, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Hot Z Golf 2.5 bag is much more than just an incredible priced bag, it has all the features you need in a lightweight cart bag, including including a 9" top with 14-way full length dividers, five zipper pockets, valuables pocket, two easy lift handles, padded carry strap, pen sleeve, scorecard sleeve, rain hood and so much more! Features: 9 inch 14-­way graphite friendly separator top 5 zippered pockets including a velour-­lined valuables pocket Padded rear position single carry strap w/ elastic band to secure strap Pen sleeve, towel ring w/ velcro glove attachment, umbrella and tee holder, scorecard sleeve, & rain hood cover Lightweight dobby nylon materials.

Overall Product Rankings

1. TaylorMade Stand Golf Bag
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 38
2. PROSiMMON Golf Bag
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 31
3. Founders Club Cart Bag
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 27
4. Sun Mountain Stand Bag
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 12
5. IZZO Lite Golf Bag
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
6. IZZO Versa Golf Bag
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Callaway Golf Bag
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 15
8. TaylorMade Golf Cart Bag
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Cobra Golf Bag
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Hot-Z Golf Bag
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Golf Bags

Spend any amount of time on the golf course, and you’ll see that a good golf bag is essential. Serious golfers invest in a bag that allows them to focus on the game at hand. That means a bag that stands up when it needs to yet can easily be picked up to carry from one hole to the next. Serious golfers also make sure the bag they choose keeps their clubs protected.

As you’re looking for a golf bag, though, you’ll notice similarities in the features they emphasize. These probably align with the very features you find most important. According to our resident golf expert Will Shaw, portability is one of the top features. Shaw, the founder of Golf Insider UK, says that this starts with identifying exactly how you’ll be using your bag.

“The first thing to keep in mind when buying a golf bag is whether you mostly carry your golf clubs or use a pushcart or a buggy when you play,” Shaw says. “Cart bags are designed with a firm side, which keeps the bag in place on a pushcart or golf buggy, but makes the bag heavier. Whereas carry golf bags are lighter in weight but have soft sides, carry bags are ideal for carrying, but tend to slip and come loose on pushcarts.

If you opt for a bag that works best for carrying, there are a couple of important features to keep in mind. You’ll need a bag with padded straps to help keep you comfortable as you travel the course. You should also pay close attention to the weight of the bag you choose. Although many bags fall within the same range, even a half a pound can make a difference if you’re walking long distances.

Another important feature is the putter tube. As the most used item during any golf game, the putter needs to be as accessible as possible. Putter heads are also getting larger, which makes finding the right bag even more challenging. A putter tube puts your putter exactly where it needs to be, but not all bags come with that feature.

DYWM Fun Fact

Golf is one sport that can provide as much or as little exercise as you choose. If you hop on and off a golf cart from hole to hole, you’ll minimize the exercise you get. However, playing an 18-hole course is a great opportunity to get some steps in. During an average 18-hole game, a typical golfer will walk four miles, burning between 800 and 900 calories. This includes not only the stop-and-go walking you’ll do, but also the exercise that comes from swinging that golf club. Unless you’re supplementing your golf games with regular exercise, it’s probably best to forego the golf cart and walk the course when you play.

The Golf Bag Buying Guide

  • The first thing to look at as you shop golf bags is the layout. Each bag will be sectioned off by dividers, so make sure there are enough compartments to meet your needs. Too few dividers and you’ll spend your golf outing untangling your clubs from each other. The 14 dividers provided by the Founders Club Cart Bag and Hot-Z Golf Bag will keep each club in its own separate area.
  • The PROSiMMON Golf Bag comes with an external putter tube to make it easy to quickly grab your putter when you need it.
  • Pockets also come into play. The TaylorMade Stand Golf Bag comes with six pockets, including one for a garment, which comes in handy for storing spare gloves or rain hats. The PROSiMMON Golf Bag comes with six zippered pockets, including one that’s fur-lined for keeping your valuables safe. With the Founders Club Cart Bag, you get 10 zipper and two mesh pockets that help you store your valuables while you play. With the Hot-Z Golf Bag, you get a velour-lined pocket in addition to four other zippered pockets.
  • The TaylorMade Stand Golf Bag, PROSiMMON Golf Bag and Founders Club Cart Bag each come with a pocket that’s insulated for keeping your beverages cool.
  • If you’ll be carrying your bag from one hole to the next, portability is essential. But it’s important to recognize that there are things you can do to lighten your load and improve your comfort on the course. “Golfers frequently look for the lightest carry bag they can find,” Shaw says. “Most carry bags are separated by less than 3lbs in weight. If you want a light bag to carry, it is far more important to remove additional golf balls, accessories and other equipment that accumulates in your bag over time.”
  • In addition to lightening your load, the design of your bag can make it more portable. The TaylorMade Stand Golf Bag has ergonomic dual shoulder straps with air mesh, making it both comfortable and breathable. At only 2.5 pounds, the Hot-Z Golf Bag is ideal for carrying, with a build of lightweight nylon and a padded carrying strap.
  • For those who rely mostly on a golf cart to tote their clubs around, the PROSiMMON Golf Bag is the best model. It weighs only 5.3 pounds, but it doesn’t have a good carrying strap. The Founders Club Cart Bag is also for golf carts, weighing 9.5 pounds. The carrying strap is padded, but it may be a bit heavy for carrying it long distances.
  • Once you arrive at the next hole, you’ll be ready to play. If you aren’t storing your golf bag on the cart, you’ll need a stand to hold it in place. The stand on the TaylorMade Stand Golf Bag includes nonslip footpads that hold it in place, even on unstable ground. The Founders Club Cart Bag has a supportive base, but you may need to rearrange the golf clubs to achieve balance in order to prevent it from tipping over.