Best Electric Golf Trolleys 2024

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

Best Electric Golf Trolleys
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As light as modern golf bags are, one of the best ways to save your body from aches and pains is by purchasing a golf 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.

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For our gadget-obsessed generation, they now connect to phones and provide GPS information on the screen. These embedded GPS devices are accurate and convenient, meaning you don't have to invest in a separate GPS device. 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. We're now seeing thick and clunky trolleys being upgraded to sleek and shiny designs, 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. Starting prices for entry-level electric trolleys are around $450, so if your top budget is below this, we'd recommend investing in one of the best golf push trolleys as a great alternative. Alternatively, if space is at a premium at home, you should also check out our guide on the most compact golf trolleys, too.

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Best Electric Golf Trolleys

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Best Overall

The sleek Motocaddy M5 GPS Trolley resting on the fairway

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Specifications

Weight: 10.5kgs/23lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 3.5” LCD touchscreen
Battery: Super lightweight, waterproof Lithium

Reasons to buy

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Folds down compactly and quickly 
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Distances displayed on a crystal clear touch screen
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Ability to move the pin position enhances strategy

Reasons to avoid

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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 provides yardages, tracks scores and the time of your round, with it also allowing the ability to adjust pin positions to help improve strategy and get more accurate yardages. 

A real standout of the M5 GPS is that if you sign up to Motocaddy's Performance Plan subscription, you'll gain access to advanced course mapping and real-time updates on every course. That was certainly a real highlight for us. 

When it comes to power, the M5 GPS has a 28.8V drive system – also found on every M-Series model in the range – to enhance efficiency and performance reliability. One of the great things about this cart is that you can fold the trolley away with the battery still attached to it but, it's worth noting that, while the features here are excellent, we did find the assembly process a little stiff, but it was very quick to pop the trophy up.

Powakaddy CT8 GPS Electric Trolley

Dan parker pushes the PowaKaddy CT8 GPS Electric Trolley on the golf courseEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Weight : 9.9kg/21.8lbs without battery
Pre-loaded courses: 40,000
Screen : 3.5" full color touch screen
Battery : Lithium (18 or 36 holes available)

Reasons to buy

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Superb, responsive touchscreen GPS
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Compact folding, lightweight and easy to carry 
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High quality finish 

Reasons to avoid

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Handle height takes a lot of effort to adjust

The Powakaddy CT8 GPS is the world's smallest touchscreen GPS golf trolley and also folds down a whopping 35 percent smaller than its nearest competitor! This makes it ideal for those with small car trunks or minimal space to store a trolley at home. 

Starting with the GPS system which, although is the same one we see in other Powakaddy devices, is now on a new and very clear 3.5" full-color touchscreen display which we loved in our testing. What's more, we were very impressed at how easy this trolley was to manoeuvre and felt it was one of the best-looking trolleys we've had the pleasure of testing lately. 

Overall, the GPS is very intuitive and easy to use and also comes with some really useful features such as scorecard, stroke index information, active green view and drop flag to give you accurate yardages on course. We were able to utilise its features to help us improve our tactics and score better on the course and, rather handily, it also comes preloaded with over 40,000 courses worldwide and requires no subscription. 

Stewart Golf Vertx Remote Cart

Stewart Golf

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Specifications

Weight: 14.90kg/31lbs
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: N/A
Battery: Lithium (27 or 45 holes available)

Reasons to buy

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Superb stability
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Folds compactly with a neat carry handle
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Market-leading 27 or 45-hole battery capacities

Reasons to avoid

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Remote bulkier than competitors

At first glance, those familiar with the design of Stewart trolleys will notice a lot of similarities and a few refreshments to the overall aesthetic. Firstly, it features a well-designed and efficient two-step folding system that folds up surprisingly compactly considering the Remote's overall size.

In testing, we found that the performance is highlighted by a key new technology under the hood of the Vertx Remote that makes it a class leader for remote functionality. You may wonder what this is called? Well it's Active Terrain Control (ATC) and it's an all-new operating system that is designed to allow the trolley to tackle any sort of landscape or gradient on the golf course. 

Overall, we thought it really performed well, especially when it tackled some seriously steep slopes with total ease. We also thought the two wheels at the front performed well in terms of stability and maneuverability but, two points worth mentioning are the remote is a bit bulkier than its rivals and, compared to others on the list, the Vertx doesn't have an embedded GPS in its handle.

Best Remote

Motocaddy M7 GPS Electric Trolley


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Specifications

Weight: 14.90kg/31lbs
Pre-loaded courses: 40,000
Screen: Crystal clear 3.5” LCD touchscreen display
Battery: 28V lithium battery

Reasons to buy

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Responsive and easy-to-use remote control
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Compact folding with inverting wheels
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12-month free trial of Motocaddy Performance Plan

Reasons to avoid

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Anti-tip wheel has to be manually removed when folding down
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The wired battery feels outdated versus competitors

If you're the type of golfer who loves their gadgets then there are certainly set to be a few products on this guide that will catch your eye, including the Motocaddy M7 GPS Electric Trolley. As golf carts go, this is one of the most exciting on the market with it it delivering a ton of features. Not only does it have a comprehensive GPS system, but also remote control functionality.

The main standout, we thought, was how it gets the basics right. It is a compact and easy to fold trolley and can save you a lot of space. We felt it could easily hold its own against some of the most compact golf trolleys on the market. Akin to many of the best smartphones on the market, the touchscreen is crystal clear and we found it very responsive, even in wet weather. What we really enjoyed were the features it comes with. It provides front, middle and back distances to the green, dynamic green view with drag and drop pin placement, yardages to hazards, shot distance tracking and a scorecard tracker.

So how does the trolley perform on the course? Well, let's start with the remote functionality, which is seamless to use. It is controlled by a small ergonomic remote which is extremely responsive. There's also Down Hill Control on offer too, which will keep the trolley going steady up and down the golf course and, if you're perhaps a slightly older golfer or are carrying an injury, then this is a fantastic option for you! 

Stewart Golf Q Follow Trolley

stewart golf q follow electric trolley review

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Specifications

Weight: 14kg/31lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: N/A
Battery: Smart Power lithium

Reasons to buy

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Genuine hands-free functionality unique to the market
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Easy to assemble and operate + Battery lasts for 36 holes, even on hilly courses

Reasons to avoid

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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. Perhaps one of the coolest golf gadgets ever made, the Q Follow allows players to walk off and let their trolley follow them around the course, which makes it a great option for those that may struggle to want to push or hold their trolley as they play. 

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. It is worth noting that it is pretty heavy compared to some of the other electric options. 

Finally, there’s a new retractable stabilizer comprising two wheels which automatically deploys as the trolley is unfolded. It is one of our personal highlights on the cart as it keeps it upright throughout the round. What's more, you also don't have to remove the battery to store the trolley - another great feature we discovered during testing, but you will have to remove it to charge it. 

PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley

The PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley resting on the golf course with its bagGolf Monthly Editor's Choice

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Specifications

Weight : 14kg/30lbs
Pre-loaded courses: 40,000
Screen : 3.5” full colour touchscreen display with enhanced graphics
Battery: 30v lithium battery

Reasons to buy

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Premium looks and materials throughout
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High-quality, bright touchscreen
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Battery is incredibly light and slim
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Rear wheels can be inverted

Reasons to avoid

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Front wheel doesn't fold under the chassis
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GPS could have more features

A stunning golf cart that we enjoyed testing out on the golf course, the PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley is by far one of the best remote controlled trolleys on the market and is packed full of features that'll help you improve performance. This is one of the most responsive models we've tested recently and it looks fantastic too. It has a stealthy matte finish that features pops of yellow detailing, making this one of the best looking remote trolleys in the market. 

During our testing sessions, we loved the remote functionality on offer, with this trolley boasting some very cool tech, including PowaKaddy's Slope Traverse Assist which kept the cart running in a straight line down steeper gradients. A built in breaking system was also welcomed and that helped the trolley remain steady on undulating terrain. 

That premium feel translates well onto the 3.5" full-color touchscreen display that you can use to operate the GPS system. As standard, the GPS will show you distances to the front, middle and back of the green as well as any hazards on the hole. You can also view the stroke index of the hole you are on while the GPS automatically switches holes when it recognises you are on the next tee - a really handy addition that we loved.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley