Do your clubs fit in your car boot?

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I was thinking about this. Back in the 90s I had 2 hatchbacks - would've been escort/astra size back then. Both took the bag, including driver straight across the boot no messing. As mentioned on the mondeo thread, each new model is larger than the previous. So probably equivalent to fiesta/corsa now. Cars seem to have a far bigger footprint now, but less useful space (from a golfers pov).

Anyway, to the OP - Peugeot 508 SW, bag +incl driver goes at an angle, plus the powerkaddy.
Part of this is the trend towards SUVs. In a traditional estate there's a bit of overhang beyond the rear axle which potentially allows for the load platform to extend the full width of the vehicle. In SUVs the wheels are much closer to the corner of the vehicle, consequently the wheel arch intrudes into that space.
 

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First one here to back @fundy up. Skoda Superb. Can take 2 bags, trolley bags, and electric trolleys without needing to remove drivers.

Orignally I had to remove them and then @Stuart_C kindly pointed out I could remove a couple of plastic bits in the boot and that left a wider space. Bingo.
Another Skoda Superb owner here. Immense boot that will swallow pretty much everything you throw at it. I'll shortly be getting the new hybrid version. A slightly smaller boot because of the batteries but still plenty of space.
 

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Merc C class saloon. Plenty of space for a trolley, shoes etc and the bag too. No need to remove anything from the bag as it lies across the boot aperture perfectly. Could get a few bags of shopping in there as well if needed.

My previous car was a c class estate, I had to put a seat down to fit the clubs in - ridiculous!
 

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Merc C class saloon. Plenty of space for a trolley, shoes etc and the bag too. No need to remove anything from the bag as it lies across the boot aperture perfectly. Could get a few bags of shopping in there as well if needed.

My previous car was a c class estate, I had to put a seat down to fit the clubs in - ridiculous!
The alhambra, now that's a unit .. side ways .. nope

Length ways .. yes but I have the option to push the seats forward in middle row (with rear seats folded flat) so in 5 seat mode plus one seat slightly (one knotch) forward it fits .. other wise nope

And that's a blooming tank!
 
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Yet another Skoda Superb owner. Couple of bags and couple of trolleys no problem - but if drivers are in the bag, then the bags have to be a bit on the diagonal.
If you take out the panels LT mentions, then put the drivers & 3 woods in crossways, you can get in 4 bags side by side, front to back, then luggage for 4 on top. Perfect for the weekend golf break
 

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Range Rover Evoque - clubs fit at a diagonal, if I take out the driver and lay that flat it's fine. Pre-Covid I've got four golf bags and two trolley by playing tetris and removing the boot lid cover.
 
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Volvo XC60, yeah bag fits no problem with all clubs in it
Ditto, can fit three sets of clubs and 2 trolleys without dropping the seats. Tend to carry more these days so only Mrs wedges trolley most of the time though.

Backup motor is an A Class, only take it to the golf club if I'm playing without the others, just drop one back seat, two bags fits fine without removing clubs.
 
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I always take golf bag to car show room when changing car... no fit, no buy!
Thought it was just me 😀. Since 3 of us play, it's an important consideration, hence we have an SUV. Not too worried on the second smaller car as long as I can fit two people and two sets with seats down.
 

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I've got one of the new Kia Proceed shooting brake type motors. I get a tour bag and motocaddy electric trolley in without dropping seats and can pull the roller cover over so they are out of sight. As someone else said you need width, you need a boot where there is a section that the wheel arches don't intrude into such as an estate or saloon. I had a VW Jetta a few years back, basically a saloon version of the golf, boot was massive and swallowed all my golf gear.
 

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Watching this thread with interest as I will be looking at replacing my car in the not too distant future... will only be relatively small though as it won’t be the main family car. Current car is a Mini - one back seat is permanently down to accommodate club carriage, so am keen to ‘upgrade’ to one where clubs are not on show if I have to leave them in the car for a bit.

Backup motor is an A Class, only take it to the golf club if I'm playing without the others, just drop one back seat, two bags fits fine without removing clubs.
The A Class is a contender - would a single bag fit without dropping the back seat do you think?
 

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Once had a ‘saloon’ version of a VW Caddy as a hire car when on hol in Portugal. Loads of room but it felt like I was driving a van...😳
TBH the more i think about it the more it makes sense, get golf clubs, Dogs and MTB in no issues and wouldn't have to worry how dirty the back got, could then have something more sporty for normal use
 

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Part of this is the trend towards SUVs. In a traditional estate there's a bit of overhang beyond the rear axle which potentially allows for the load platform to extend the full width of the vehicle. In SUVs the wheels are much closer to the corner of the vehicle, consequently the wheel arch intrudes into that space.
It’s also the makers seem to box in the wheel arches.
If they just carpeted the arch it would make more space.
Need some golfers in the design dept.
 
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Boxtster (986 model). Clubs, bag and shoe bag fit in the rear boot (with woods removed from the bag) and push trolley goes in the front boot, with room for a squashy overnight bag if needed. I chose a Motocaddy Cube because it was the best fit for the front boot. Nothing needs to go in the cabin.
 
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Previous to current car was a Qashqai. It was fine for clubs - but in truth as much as we liked the Qashqai we prefer out new VW Golf. And I manage my clubs, trolley and clobber in that.
 
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