Review – The Sunday Golf El Camino Golf Bag


The Set-up

Some of you may recall that I have tested and reviewed products from Sunday Golf before in the past. The last time around I tested their Loma Sunday Bag and a multitude of accessories such as their towels, golf valuables pouch, and more. It was during that time that Sunday Golf really put themselves on the map as they provided fun, high-quality products with a very fair price point.

So, when I received the opportunity to test a new golf bag from the San Diego, California-based golf company there was no way that I could let the opportunity slide by. Sunday Golf is all about that care-free California “chill” vibe where it’s about the small things. Getting a group together to play a round of golf on the weekend, enjoying the beverages on a sun-drenched patio heck, even patios in the rain are fun too. Sunday Golf is “fore the weekend” but not necessarily the weekend only. If you want to have a laid back style and carry a few clubs less, then Sunday Golf is for you.

If I were to sum up the brand as a whole, I think that it’s safe to say that Sunday Golf is a brand for those golfers that love to be free, minimalist, and may shoot 100+ more often than they don’t. But, there is no discrimination here because the savvy, more accomplished golfer can enjoy the walk or ride with Sunday Golf as well.

The Transition

The last time around, as mentioned” I tested the Loma bag. With the Loma you had a small “Sunday Bag” with all of the necessary accouterments like a cooler pocket, double strap, a valuables pocket, and enough storage to handle the essentials. Rain gear, golf balls, gloves, etc. All of this with a stand. From a golf club perspective the Loma bag housed 5-7 golf clubs comfortably, but I could fit 10. That many clubs certainly was not an optimal loadout for that bag. Queue the “El Camino.” golf bag.

Firstly, I just wanted to say that the “El Camino” translated to English from Spanish means “the way”. Of course, there was also the vintage vehicle that wasn’t a car nor a full-blown pick-up truck. But it can also be used for other things like a road or path. A journey if you will, which is what golf truly is.

The El Camino is available in plenty of colorways like Matte Black, Heather Grey, Ron Burgundy, and Seafoam just to name a few. For testing purposes I opted for the Seafoam which is a nice pastel green with black accents. The El Camino is light as it weighs in at a feathery 3.9 lbs. Impressive, considering it has the built-in stand.

Other features of this fine golf bag from Sunday Golf include a 4-way top divider that holds ten clubs with room to spare (I carried 12 mostly) much to the chagrin of my playing partner and I don’t know why it bugged him. Sure, the clubs were snug. The insulated “Frosty Pocket” to keep your beverages chilled, water-resistant zippers and the proverbial “piece de resistance” the flat base. More on that feature shortly.

The self-leveling dual straps are terrific and the padding is more than enough to keep you comfortable as you walk the fairways. Admittedly, it took me some time to get the adjustments just right. In the interest of transparency, I did dump my clubs on a couple of occasions as I walked with my bag. That said, it was me and not the golf bag.But what if you want to strap the El Camino onto a push cart or riding cart? Well, the El Camino handles that demand in a breeze. 

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Alexander Toth came to love golf in a very surprising way. After a car accident left him immobile, he fought and recovered to resume work as a security officer. Then, one morning after a midnight shift he saw Arnold Palmer walking outside of a hotel. They would talk for several minutes. Instead of going home it was at this point that he bought his first set of clubs. Golf was formally introduced to him. Since that chance meeting, Alexander has been immersed in golf. For him, it's more than a game, sport, or a career. It's a passion! Alexander has worked in the golf industry first as a Marshall, an Associate Professional, an Assistant Manager, and finally a Director of Golf. He's also competed on "Developmental Tours” and U.S. Open qualifying and takes great enjoyment teaching golfers. Both instructional and educational. For the past decade, Alexander has written about anything that has to do with golf. From editorials to golf equipment reviews. Reviews that are genuine because, as he says "Honest and unbiased should go without saying". When Alexander isn’t writing about or playing golf, he can be found with his Black Labrador (Muskoka) at his side, on a stream fly fishing, or playing his 12-string guitar. Alexander is looking forward to sharing his thoughts and insights with the Golfing Magazine community.