The best golf coolers may not be the name brands that you would generally think of. Although Yeti, Coleman, Igloo may own a huge portion of the cooler market, golf coolers are unique. A great golf cooler not only will keep your beers cold, you won’t draw any attention as your roll into the course.
Why Golf Coolers Are Different Than Your Traditional Coolers
Most golf courses will not allow you to bring your own beer or liquor on the golf course. In many states, it is illegal if you bring your own alcohol, and if caught by the proper legal authorities (not sure who this would be), the golf club could lose their liquor license. That being said, this review of golf coolers is for those of us that would like to enjoy a tasty beverage while playing golf, without paying $5.00 a beer and having to tip the hot cart girl.
If you have a moral or ethical problem with sneaking beer onto the course….Congratulations! You are the first person I have ever met other than a general manager of a course that has an issue. Otherwise, check out our reviews.
What Are the Advantages Of A Golf Cooler
Depending on the golf cooler you choose, there are a number of benefits to having a great cooler. Saving money and not having to pay the excessive prices golf courses charge is obviously a huge benefit. Having cold beer at any moment is also pretty important to those that just double bogeyed the last two holes and are looking to change their game around with a little “aiming fluid”. If you are like most of my friends at the golf club, you don’t really start playing your best until you have achieved the perfect blood alcohol level and the best way to do this is with some ice cold “swing lube”.
Worried That The Best Golf Coolers of 2019 Are Going to Get You In Trouble?
If you are worried about getting caught on the golf course or you don’t want to be “that guy” or “that girl”, don’t worry about it. The coolers we reviewed are not only great for sneaking beers on the golf course, you can also sneak some ice cold “road sodas” into church, the mall, back to school night at your kids school…whatever event that doesn’t actively promote the drinking of alcoholic beverages.
We Like Beer! We Drink Beer! So we are going to find the best coolers to help us sneak beer onto the golf course. If your with us, check out which coolers ranked highest on our list and why. Although you won’t go wrong with any of the coolers we have chosen, we have narrowed our list down to one favorite. Read below to see which beverage cooler we like best on the golf course.
This cooler is great for concealing 9 cans of beer and it looks just like an average golf shoe bag. Even though you can walk right by the starter with the Shoe Bag, it is designed to fit into an inside pocket of your golf bag. You can load up the cooler at your home, and dump ice right on top of your beers.
The cooler is made very well and has a tough interior liner. Some people use it to keep a few beers and a couple sandwiches on top. There have been some concerns online about the zipper being a little flimsy and the cooler is not air-tight, which could cause issues for walkers with a few beers in their bag.
Several people who have purchased the BogeyPro Golf Cooler suggested buying freezable Rubbermaid thin ice sheets which prevents any leaking. This cooler will keep beers cold for your entire round. It does say in big letters on the side Shoe Bag, but below the graphic is reads….Does not contain Beer. Just Shoes.
If you are looking for a cooler that is discreet, can hold 10 beers, and keep your beers cold for an entire round, this is the cooler for you. We should also mention…..your friends are going to love this cooler.
When I first rolled up to the first tee with this cooler, several of my friends asked why I brought my laptop to the course. The cooler is compact and really does look like a laptop case. The only give away is the BevPod logo on the front, but it is black and you can hardly see if unless you are looking closely.
What is great about this cooler is it comes with small sheet of freezable liquid that look like freezee pops. (I bought a couple extra to always make sure I had a frozen set). These sheets lay down perfectly in the BevPod, and you then can lay 10 twelve-ounce beers on the sheet. You then fold over the top portion and bam….you have 10 beers wrapped in ice, ready to take to the golf course.
The BevPod really is a very neat cooler, and your friends will definitely be envious of your new purchase. I have noticed though that on really hot days, the freezable sheets don’t quite make it an entire round. The cooler case is nothing more than a lap top case that conceals the beers and the ice. Don’t expect your beverages to remain cold for up to a week in this device.
If you are looking for easy way to sneak a 6-pack on the golf course, this is going to be the easiest cooler of the products we have reviewed. The 6ixPack golf cooler is designed to fit into the side pocket of most golf bags, will hold six of your favorite adult beverages, and comes with a freezer pack allowing you to freeze before use and not worry about adding ice.
The 6ixPack Golf Insulated Cooler is very durable and has a front pocket to keep a bottle opener or beer koozie. It has a detachable shoulder strap and is pretty inexpensive. You will have to keep this one in your bag as you try and sneak it on the course or close to your side as it has in big white letters on the side 6ix Pack Golf.
This cooler is the least inconspicuous of all of the coolers, but lets not forget, it is a Yeti. If you are unfamiliar with Yeti coolers, they have pretty much changed the cooler industry when they launched. These coolers will keep ice for days, are waterproof, and extremely durable. The Hopper Flip 12 has a big wide mouth opening and the interior is mildew resistant. You can put your adult beverages on ice in this cooler, come back a few days later and your beers will still be ice cold. The best cooler we reviewed in terms of keeping things cold.
The problem with the Yeti Hopper Flip portable cooler is that you are going to have a hard time going unnoticed when bringing this to the golf course. Although it will fit in the back of a golf cart, you will need to cover it with a golf towel. If you can bring your golf cart to your car, you will most likely be able to smuggle the cooler on the course, but the big Yeti logo on the side is a dead give way of what is inside.
It is perfect for those that play golf at courses that allow you to bring your own beer and beverages.
The concept behind this cooler is great….Put your cooler in the freezer before you go play. Load up your adult beverages and the built in ice packs will keep your drinks cold for your entire round. There are sixty FlexiFreeze Freezable Ice Cubes that will keep your drinks cold for up to 12 hours. It will hold four of your beers and you can snap it right onto your golf bag.
This bag is perfect for those that want to take a few beers on the course, but this bag is definitely noticeable if you snap it to your bag. The one we purchased was Royal Blue, and it stood out against the red and black of our golf bag. It is small enough to fit into the big zipper on our bag, so it can be very inconspicuous and unnoticeable by your local head golf pro.
Conclusion: Best Golf Cooler For 2019
We really liked all of the coolers that we reviewed, and we won’t say that any of them were bad. Every cooler on this list would be an ideal gift for a golfer, but our job is to pick the one we like best and recommend it to you. So, the best golf cooler what we recommend in 2019 is the BogeyPro Golf Covert Cooler Shoe Bag.
The Shoe Bag was our winner, but the BevPod came in a close second. It is amazing how many of our golfing friends loved the BevPod and it is the most inconspicuous of all of the coolers. You are hiding in plain site with the BevPod, and you may convince a few people you truly are bringing your laptop to the golf course.
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