Best Electric Golf Trolleys

Read our guide to the best electric golf trolleys on the market this year

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As light as some golf bags are these days one of the best ways to save your body from aches and pains is through purchasing a golf cart, or trolley.

The best golf carts and trolleys can do all the hard work for you, taking the stress off the legs or shoulders and preserving energy for the last few holes so you can finish your rounds strongly.

For our gadget-obsessed generation, they now connect to phones and provide GPS information on the screen. Some can even be described as remote control golf trolleys because they can be controlled by a handset while others will even follow you around the course!

The last few years have also seen an industry-wide overhaul of frame styling, from thick and clunky to sleek and shiny, so it’s easy to see why most amateur golfers now use one.

Of course regarding the model for you, you should consider several things like storage, battery life and overall features when looking to buy an electric trolley. 

So below we have taken a look at some of the best electric golf trolleys. Alternatively if you are in the United States, we recommend taking a look at our guide on the best golf push carts, or if space is at a premium at home, then we have created a guide on the most compact golf trolleys too.

Best Electric Golf Trolleys

Motocaddy m5 gps trolley, motocaddy trolley with bag, trolley on grass


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Top pick

Specifications
RRP: £899.99/$1,399
Weight: 10.5kgs/23lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 3.5” LCD touchscreen
Battery: Super‑lightweight, waterproof Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Folds down compactly and quickly +Distances displayed on a crystal clear touch screen+Ability to move the pin position enhances strategy
Reasons to avoid
-Folding latches are quite stiff

The M5 GPS features a hi-res 3.5” LCD touchscreen display that can be controlled in all weather conditions, even when wearing a glove. The screen can also give yardages, track scores and the time of your round. Soon, new buyers and existing users will have access to full hole maps and cellular capability.

It is powered by a 28.8V drive system – also found on every M-Series model in the range – to enhance efficiency and performance reliability.

Also Motocaddy make some of the best golf push trolleys too so if these electric models seem a bit steep, then push trolleys offer excellent value.

Powakaddy fx7 gps golf trolley, man pushing golf trolley, golf trolley and bag

Best PowaKaddy model

Specifications
RRP: £899.99/$1,199
Weight: 9.6kgs/21lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 3.5” OCA full colour touch
Battery: Lithium 30v Max™ battery
Reasons to buy
+Folds up and down with incredible ease+Impressive display that is easy to navigate
Reasons to avoid
-Adjusting the handle height is a fiddly process

The FX Series, which encapsulates the flagship FX7 GPS, benefits from a simple, one-click folding system and thanks to the removal of the central pillar, folds down 20 per cent smaller than the previous versions.

It now comes complete with an upgraded 3.5” full-colour widescreen display that allows the user to easily swipe between screens. If you want GPS technology without compact folding, this could be the option for you.

stewart golf q-follow trolley, stewart golf trolley with bag of clubs, golfer using remote on golf trolley

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Best for hands free manoeuvrability

Specifications
RRP: £1,499/$2,499
Weight: N/A
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: None
Battery: Smart Power lithium
Reasons to buy
+Genuine hands-free functionality unique to the market+Easy to assemble and operate + Battery lasts for 36 holes, even on hilly courses
Reasons to avoid
-Still quite heavy to lift

Stewart Golf has been making some of the best electric golf trolleys for years now so it comes as no surprise the Q Follow is in this list.

It can follow you around the course at your walking pace from a safe distance thanks to the unique functionality built into the Bluetooth handset.

A completely new frame design, which has a unique marble-effect finish, allows it to fold down much more compactly while an integrated carry handle makes it easier to lift into your car.

There’s also a new retractable stabiliser comprising two wheels, which automatically deploys as the trolley is unfolded.

Motocaddy m-tech golf trolley, motocaddy trolley folded up on grass

Motocaddy M-Tech Golf Trolley

Best complete package

Specifications
RRP: £1,399.99/$1,499
Weight: 11.8kgs/26lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 3.5” LCD touchscreen
Battery: Super-lightweight 36+ M-TECH Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Super-premium styling+Full-colour LCD screen now with GPS distances
Reasons to avoid
-Premium price will put some off

The limited-edition Motocaddy M-Tech heads up the compact-folding M-Series range. It is top of the pile thanks to its super-lightweight, high-capacity Lithium battery and next-generation, high power 28V electronics.

Everything about the M-Tech screams cutting edge, from the polished chrome detailing to the hand-stitched leather handle grips and the carbon fibre styling. The wheels catch your eye too with their bespoke all-terrain tread even boasting the Motocaddy logo.

Cellular capability will be switched on this summer, taking its GPS system to another level with access to more advanced course mapping, real-time updates and performance tracking data directly from the trolley display screen.

JuCad Drive SL Travel 2.0 Ex Golf Trolley, man pushing golf trolley, golf trolley with golf bag full of clubs

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Ultra-premium model

Specifications
RRP: £3,686/$5,000
Weight: 5.9kgs/13lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: None
Battery: High performance lithium battery
Reasons to buy
+Elegant, minimalist styling and clever, robust frame design+Remote function worked seamlessly during testing
Reasons to avoid
-Perhaps lacking the level of features you may expect for the price

Lighter than many other golf trolleys, the Travel can be carried with one hand and folds quickly and tidily into a small size – even if you drive a car with a very small boot.

With the motor housed within the slimline axle and how it breaks down into a number of small pieces, golfers are able to take this trolley abroad on holiday inside their travel bag

Powakaddy ct6 gps golf trolley, man pushing golf trolley, golf trolley and bag

Best compact folding model

Specifications
RRP: £899.99/$1,199
Weight: 9.9kgs/22lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 2.8” full-colour touch screen
Battery: Lithium 30v Max™ battery
Reasons to buy
+Stylish and folds down easily and compactly, leaving plenty of room for your clubs in your car+Features soon become easy to navigate
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn’t accommodate stand bags overly well.

The new version of this fan favourite for 2021 boasts a 2.8” full-colour touch screen display and a USB charging port. The soft touch handle adjusts for the perfect fit, while an integrated carry handle makes it easy to transport.

The entire compact range, which includes this one, benefits from a five per cent reduction in weight, weighing in at just 9.9kg.

Models also include PowaKaddy’s optional Auto-Cruise Downhill EBS TM (Electronic Braking System) and anti-tamper dial controls, as well as a Simple-2-Fold system that folds to 20 per cent smaller than the previous trolleys as well as a smaller yet more efficient battery.

Motocaddy M1 2021

Motocaddy M1 Electric Trolley
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Motocaddy M1 Golf Trolley

Highly convenient design

Specifications
RRP: £649.99/$Varies
Weight: 9.9kgs/22lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: Anti-glare LCD widescreen
Battery: Super-lightweight, waterproof Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Simple to use+Reliable, compact folding
Reasons to avoid
-Lacks exciting features

The new M1, which is also available in DHC version, comes with new five-spoke sporty wheels and a USB port that is ideal for charging a phone or GPS while out on the course.

It's the option for golfers who want simplicity in transporting clubs from A to B, while still folding down compactly for easy storage and transportation.

Stewart Golf X10 Electric Trolley Revealed

Stewart Golf X10 Golf Trolley

Most sturdy design

Specifications
RRP: £1,499/$2,499
Weight: N/A
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: None
Battery: Smart Power Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Fun and enjoyable to use+Follow function leaves your hands free
Reasons to avoid
-Bulky size and weight makes it more difficult to lift than most

The X10 is available as a Follow and a Remote trolley, with both benefitting from the same EcoDrive motor technology the company launched with the Q Follow. In simple terms, it is 40 per cent more efficient than the X9, meaning golfers can look forward to a significant increase in battery life.

After shifting production back to Great Britain from Europe, the X10 will be equipped with the latest electronics, with the Follow edition featuring the seventh generation of Stewart Golf’s proprietary system. This will make it the company’s most accurate and reliable Follow system yet thanks to its dedicated electronic calibration.

Motocaddy M7 Remote trolley, motocaddy trolley with bag on grass

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Easiest remote model to use

Specifications
RRP: £1,099.99/$1,499
Weight: 14.4kgs/31lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: Anti-glare LCD widescreen
Battery: High-capacity, waterproof Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Simple to use and compact footprint+Good value compared to other remote trolleys
Reasons to avoid
-Folding latches are quite stiff

Replacing the original S7 Remote is the M7 which is the eighth model in the compact M-Series range. Features include an anti-glare LCD screen, a pair of anti-skid rear wheels and an extra (removable) anti-tip wheel at the back to provide stability on all terrains. As with all M-Series models available, its integral compact-folding SlimFold system makes it possible to fit into the smallest car boots.

In terms of the remote, it is easy to use and fully rechargeable – using the trolley’s USB charging port if needed. It can move the trolley forward, left, right and in reverse, with an additional pause and resume feature. The handset range is up to 50 metres.

best electric golf trolleys 2020

PowaKaddy FX5 Golf Trolley

Best value for money

Specifications
RRP: £649.99/$1,049
Weight: 9.6kgs/21lbs
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: 2.8” full-colour touch screen
Battery: Lithium 30v Max™ battery
Reasons to buy
+Cutting-edge frame design and functionality+Offers good value for money 
Reasons to avoid
-Not too dissimilar from FX3 below

Another PowaKaddy to make our best electric golf trolleys guide is the FX5. It provides the perfect option for the golfer seeking ample features at a mid-price point. It comes complete with a bright, 2.8” mid-size full-colour widescreen display, ADF (automatic distance function) and USB charging port.

It also features PowaKaddy’s all-new stealth wheels as well as newly designed anti-damper dial control and improved accuracy speed controller.

best electric golf trolleys 2020

Golfstream Vision Golf Trolley

Best for simplicity

Specifications
RRP: £499/N/A
Weight: 9kgs/20lbs
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: Caddy White display screen
Battery: CaddyCell Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Unique screen design+Simple assembly process
Reasons to avoid
-Lacking features compared to other models

Addressing the problem of reading the screen on electric trolleys, the aptly named Vision golf trolley comes with a new Caddy White display screen that can be read in even the brightest, most direct sunlight, much like an e-Reader.

Another new feature is the patented one-touch, easy-fold mechanism that allows the Vision to fold down quickly, easily and compactly.

There’s also a magnetic latch that holds the trolley together in the folded position to make it easier to transport it.

Motocaddy M3 GPS Electric Trolley

Motocaddy M3 GPS Golf Trolley

Easy to store

Specifications
RRP: £829.99/
Weight: 10.40kg/23lbs
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: 2.8" LCD touchscreen display
Battery: Super‑lightweight, waterproof Lithium
Reasons to buy
+Nice blend of features at an affordable price+Compact folding for easy storage
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't accommodate some stand bags well

The M3 GPS, also available with DHC, can connect to the Motocaddy app through bluetooth for smartphone alerts and course updates as well as offer distances to the front, middle and back of greens and hazards when out on course.

The M3 GPS also includes shot measurement in addition to clock and round timers to help track pace of play. Great if you want a less expensive option with GPS front, middle and back distance functionality.

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PowaKaddy FX3 Golf Trolley

Best improvement from previous generation

Specifications
RRP: £599.99/$949
Weight: 9.6kgs/21lbs
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen : 2.3” full colour widescreen
Battery: Lithium 30v Max™ battery
Reasons to buy
+Marked improvement on previous generation+Simple to use
Reasons to avoid
-Lacks functionality some may want

At the entry-level of Powakaddy's FX Series sits the FX3.

Available in a stealth black or glossy white frame, the FX3 boasts a height adjustable, soft touch handle for added comfort and new HET technology for greater downhill control. Also with new design flourishes like the full colour widescreen, the new FX3 is a significant improvement on the previous generation. 

How we test for the best electric golf trolleys

When it comes to testing golf gear, let alone golf trolleys and carts, Golf Monthly has a comprehensive testing procedure built around using the products properly, thoroughly, and over a number of rounds and golf experiences.

That way we can produce proper reviews that help you make an informed decision regarding possibly buying a certain model.

Getting down to specifics, we should first say that no manufacturer can pay for a good review, because we tell it how it is.

We should also say that before testing even begins, the Golf Monthly team will usually attend product launches and meet with the manufacturer’s R&D experts to understand the new technology. With how much technology is in electric trolleys these days, we think having an understanding of what a particular model can do is very important.

The team then takes models to do testing which is a simple process because everyone in the team plays golf regularly.

What to consider when buying an electric trolley

When it comes to buying a new electric trolley, it can be quite the investment so there are several key factors to consider before purchasing. Let's go into those now.

Manual/Remote/Follow - What we mean by this factor is what level of usability do you want your trolley to be?

Manual electric trolleys are powered by a battery and then manoeuvred by yourself especially in terms of direction and speed.

Remote-control trolleys, as the name suggests, can be controlled wirelessly with the use of a handset. Most remotes have four directions (forward, reverse, left, right), and because of this enhanced technology, these tend to cost a little bit more than manual models.

Finally, follow models are designed to follow you around the golf course through wireless communications like Bluetooth. This means you don't really have to operate anything.

Battery - Have a think about how powerful you want your trolley to be, which means have a think about the battery. If you want really powerful models then these are likely to cost more. Most models these days are fitted with lithium batteries because of how pwoerful they can be over a long period of time.

Features - At a very basic level a good electric golf trolley should transport your clubs around the golf course easily, however in modern golf many electric models have a lot more features too so it is definitely worth having a think about which ones are important to you. Do you want your trolley to have a screen? Do you want GPS information? Do you want it to track your score?

Foldability - Alternatively do you want a model that can fold down easily and conveniently when the time comes to store it away? Models like the PowaKaddy CT6 GPS in particular have been designed for this very purpose.

Budget - The final factor to think about is budget, what can you afford? With the variety of models above, you can find models that offer more value if that's what you want, but if you really want to go all out then there are also models for that too.

We hope you enjoyed this guide on the best electric golf trolleys.