Are Disc Golf Bags Worth the Money?

Retro Disc Golf COoler bag - Star Frame

Why buy a bag specifically designed for disc golf? Sure, you could hold your discs and other items in a traditional school backpack, your hands and pockets, or even a plastic grocery bag as we often see, but we promise you there is a better way.

There are accessory options for days when it comes to disc golf, and we believe a dedicated disc golf bag is one of the absolute necessities. As you accumulate discs and other essentials for your hour or day on the course, a bag with well-thought-out storage, design, insulation and accessibility is key.

Think of your disc golf bag like a toolbelt. Want to make playing more enjoyable? Find yourself a toolbelt that allows you to throw like no one (or everyone) is watching.

The right disc golf bag should make your life easier on the course, plain and simple. Keep these considerations in mind when deciding if a disc golf bag is worth the price for you.

1. Design & Accessibility

Why dig through a bag designed to store books or groceries when you could operate out of a bag designed for the task at hand? Disc golf bags display discs in a simple way to help you access and store them more easily. Whether you need your mid-range, drive, or short putts, a good bag will easily organize your discs. No more fishing around and holding up the round to find the right disc.

2. Organization & Storage

Keep your hands and pockets free so that you can do what you came to do, win. Or, drink. That’s your business. A bag worth its price should organize and store any and all gear/accessories that you require – see the list below for common disc golf items that need proper storage (SF note: could drop that list in here instead of below).

3. Insulation & Capacity

Listen, you may have lost your 5th disc for the day, but at least your drink is cold. Hydration, in whatever form you prefer, is important. To ensure you aren’t carrying a second bag in the form of a cooler the entire 18-hole round, look for a bag with a large, well-insulated section for both food and drinks.

4. Quality & Durability

A bag that falls apart on the course (let’s leave that to the players) or only holds up for a few months, will never be worth your money. Look for indicators of quality and durability. Read reviews. Make sure the bag can stand upright and has a water-resistant outer coating for dewy days.

Common items disc golfers need to properly store and organize for success on the course:

  • Discs
  • Microfiber Towel
  • Kneepad (shameless plug for the Star Frame Flying Knee Pad Squishy)
  • Sunscreen
  • Range Finder
  • Hand Dryers
  • Dog Bowl & Bags
  • Misc. items for your Kids
  • Hoodie/Jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Food & Drinks
  • Phone, Keys, Wallet

Remember, the bag you choose should be comfortable, capable, and in your price range. It also doesn’t hurt if the bag makes you look and feel a lot more professional than you are.

If buying a specialized disc golf bag feels like the right choice for you, check out our Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Best Disc Golf Bag.

And if you’re ready to pull the trigger, you can purchase our our disc golf cooler bags, found here!