Must-have Travel Gear for Golf Vacations

Lugging your clubs and gadgets to Hawaii isn’t difficult or expensive — if you have the right bags.

Unless you’re a pro, the thought of packing up your clubs, shoes and gadgets for a golf vacation to Hawaii will add stress to a trip that’s supposed to be relaxing. Even if your tour card is punched you still need to worry about extra baggage fees, lost luggage or simply not having enough arms to carry everything.

Fortunately, golf companies are constantly reinventing gear, not only to make the game easier and more fun, but also to eliminate stress from golf vacations. With the right travel gear, golfers can play world-famous island golf courses and not have to worry about spending extra cash to rent clubs and wear someone else’s shoes.

Here are 10 picks for travel gear that will help you enjoy the links on your next golf vacation, from Great Abaco to Oahu.

SKB Deluxe ATA Golf Travel Case

SKB Deluxe ATA Golf Travel Case
Golf clubs aren't cheap, and for most golfers they're an investment. Protecting them is of utmost importance, so spending a little extra on the SKB Deluxe ATA Golf Travel Case makes sense, as this case was designed to keep both cart and carry bags safe, from the TSA inspection to the unloading process.Amazon

CaddyDaddy Golf Constrictor 2 Travel Cover

CaddyDaddy Golf Constrictor 2 Travel Cover
Keeping in mind that a golf club travel case also needs to be stored away when you're not on vacation, the CaddyDaddy Golf Constrictor 2 Travel Cover still provides durability and security for your clubs (interior and exterior straps keep your bag and clubs secure) while easily folding up to be tucked away until your next golf vacation.Amazon

JEF World of Golf The Protector Golf Club Travel Support Protection

CaddyDaddy Golf Constrictor 2 Travel Cover
For the golfer who cannot have too much club security, no matter the case, the Protector Golf Club Travel Support offers extra peace of mind. The lightweight, adjustable rod will keep your clubs from slipping up and down during loading and unloading.Amazon

Samsonite Golf Trunk Organizer

Samsonite Golf Trunk Organizer
If golf is the main reason you're traveling, the Samsonite Golf Trunk Organizer is your main piece of luggage. This portable locker can sit in your car trunk or your hotel room, and it features customizable storage sections and space for three pairs of shoes.Amazon

Callaway Men's Tour Authentic Shoe Bag

Callaway Men's Tour Authentic Shoe Bag
Golf is a sport with style, and if you're traveling thousands of miles to play on world-famous courses known for their beauty and design, your gear should look the part. The Callaway Men's Tour Authentic Shoe Bag is both durable and stylish, so clean your shoes before you pack them again.Amazon

Ogio Shoester

Ogio Shoester
Stylish and affordable, the Ogio Shoester is a far more rugged shoe bag option, as it can protect your golf shoes if your bags are mishandled, and it also keeps dirt off the rest of your gear in case you forget to clean your shoes after a round or two.Amazon

Nike Sport III Golf Backpack

Nike Sport III Golf Backpack
If you're itching to hit the links the moment you get to your resort, you might as well bring a backpack that lets you carry everything you need for a round. The Nike Sport III Golf Backpack features a large main compartment and various accessory pockets for your clothes, balls and gloves, while a separate compartment keeps everything safe from your shoes.Amazon

Bushnell Hybrid Golf Laser/GPS Rangefinder Bundle

Bushnell Hybrid Golf Laser/GPS Rangefinder Bundle
Billed as the world's first golf Laser Rangefinder/GPS combo, the Bushnell Hybrid Golf Laser/GPS Rangefinder Bundle features GPS maps for more than 36,000 courses and allows the tech-savvy golfer to analyze both laser and GPS distances. This bundle is perfect for the globetrotting golfer, as the extra CR2 battery will keep the pinseeker working for round after round.Amazon

GolfBuddy GB3 VTX Talking Handheld Golf GPS

GolfBuddy GB3 VTX Talking Handheld Golf GPS
Slim and lightweight, the GolfBuddy GB3 VTX Talking Handheld Golf GPS bundle is like bringing your own tiny caddy on vacation, without having to buy an extra plane ticket. This GolfBuddy device comes loaded with more than 38,000 golf courses, so the voice audio will be able to tell you everything about the hole you're playing, and unlike a human caddy, you can turn this off if you'd rather just enjoy the sounds of paradise.Amazon

Garmin Approach S20

Garmin Approach S20
Packing an extra GPS bundle will take up a little more room, and if you're already sitting on your luggage to get the zipper closed, your best bet will be wearing the GPS on your wrist. The Garmin Approach S20 comes with intel for more than 40,000 courses, and it provides AutoShot round analysis and Garmin's TruSwing to keep your swing consistent. The watch will even encourage you to get out and exercise if you haven't played golf in a while.Amazon